Lap Track Keeps you in the Swim

Lap Track Keeps you in the Swim

This is the swimmer’s equivalent to the pedometer, a length counter that makes me think of those old Walkman Sports. Stick the Lap Track on one end of the pool wall and it will show you all sorts of useful information as you power up and down the pool lane…

Maker Faire Coming Up: May 19 + 20

Maker Faire Coming Up: May 19 + 20

Just a quick reminder from our buddy Phil that the Maker Faire is coming up on May 19 and 20 at the San Mateo fairgrounds. We’ll be there”as will Phil and thousands of other do-it-yourselfers”hanging out with a bunch of guys with way too much time on their hands and…

CeBIT: Time is a bastard

I’ve not done half the blogging of CeBIT as intended. Sorry. Time has flown away on me since yesterday morning, but I do have a swag of coverage to post later today. Featuring Sony, Google, Sennheiser, D-Link, Netcomm, automated desks, crazy German research hardware, and girls in a spa. -Seamus…

We Laughed: The PlayStation Eye

We Laughed: The PlayStation Eye

If you’re at all curious about how the PlayStation Eye works, Penny Arcade’s got you covered. Har har. Now if you really want to know how it works, check out this interview with the creator to get an insight into their decision making and see what improvements they’ve made over…

Vroom Vroom: TVR Tuscan Wireless Mouse

Vroom Vroom: TVR Tuscan Wireless Mouse

The TVR Tuscan is a primo sports car, and for those who can’t afford the $100,000 price tag, you can pretend with the TVR Tuscan wireless mouse! It is powered by a couple of AAA batteries (a small step down from the traditional 360hp engine) and includes two buttons, scroll…

Sony to Integrate P2P into PlayStation 3 via Home?

Sony to Integrate P2P into PlayStation 3 via Home?

If you were at all interested in the Vudu box announcement”which promised an HD set-top box capable of streaming movies via P2P”this rumor may just give you a reason to get excited about the PS3 again. A source tells Sony Protection Group that Sony’s planning on integrating a P2P file-sharing…

Get Your Wife Into Gaming by Dying Wii Straps

Get Your Wife Into Gaming by Dying Wii Straps

Can’t seem to get your S.O. interested in your gaming hobby? Perhaps the project of dying your Wii straps will bridge the cap between arts and crafts and your fragging. Beyond just being fun for the whole family, dying the straps will make it easy to tell which one your…

Frankenreview: Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD

Frankenreview: Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD

Since man discovered digital video compression, he’s been fashioning tools to view smut entertainment on the big screen. Early attempts of cutting out holes for CRT monitors were futile, as were the fruitless attempts at training monkeys to hold laptops at eye level. Luckily, companies like Netgear have better solutions….

Bring the Basketball Court With You Wherever You Go

Bring the Basketball Court With You Wherever You Go

If you can’t manage to take your Hummer out on the town without a guarantee that you’ll be able to shoot hoops, you might have a problem. That problem won’t be solved by dropping $500 on a basketball hoop that attaches to the back of your vehicle, but I guess…

Synthetic Snot may Enable Bender to Smell his Farts

Synthetic Snot may Enable Bender to Smell his Farts

You can tell it’s a quiet day when we start talking about robot snot, can’t you? Researchers at the Universities of Warwick and Leicester in the UK have apparently discovered that synthetic snot smeared on robot noses enables the electronic sniffing devices to identify a greater number of smells. And…

Jamo i200 Speakers for iPod Look and Sound Danish

Jamo i200 Speakers for iPod Look and Sound Danish

Hurrah for Danish Laydeez Birgitte Smedegaard and Stine Weiss, who have knocked up these Jamo i200 iPod speakers in their garden shed. And they’re not too pricey, either”we found them for $149″which is not bad for the crisp sound they will give to your choons. Available in black and white,…

One Hour Circle Clock not for the Houseproud

One Hour Circle Clock not for the Houseproud

This is a bit like watching paint dry. The Everlast Circle Clock is a one-handed time-telling device that draws circles on your wall. Which to me sounds like all the hassle of having a destructive creative toddler at home with none of the benefits (dirty nappies, repeating rude words they…

Ninja Shuriken Clock with Nunchuck Hands

Ninja Shuriken Clock with Nunchuck Hands

Are you a bad enough dude to own this clock? Not everyone is capable of withstanding the eight-pointed shuriken frame, the Yin/Yang face, the nunchuck hands, the chopstick second hand, and the ninja figure that’s incessantly kicking its invisible enemies in the face before winding up and kicking some more….

Microsoft: User Account Control Is Awesome

Microsoft: User Account Control Is Awesome

The first thing I did after I installed Windows Vista was disable User Account Control”it’s pretty much the most annoying OS feature I’ve ever dealt with. Microsoft’s Chief Security Advisor in Australia, Peter Watson, however thinks that it’s “a great idea and strategically a direction that all operating systems and…

Batteries: More on the Energizer Duo USB Charger

Batteries: More on the Energizer Duo USB Charger

We covered the Energizer USB charger before, but we’ve got some new details on how it interacts with the software. Energizer has two widgets, one for Macs and one for Windows, that let you monitor the charge as it’s happening”in real time. It’s like a mini-episode of 24 happening in…

Touchy Novint Falcon Finally Coming in June

Touchy Novint Falcon Finally Coming in June

We’ve been following Novint’s Falcon controller since its birth, and now the folks at Novint tell us their pasty white baby is ready to make its debut. The Falcon will be out June 18th for $239. In a nutshell, the 3D controller lets you play games via a handshake-like grip…

Apple: WWDC07 Details: We’ll Be There

Apple: WWDC07 Details: We’ll Be There

Apple just released some more official details on WWDC, including the time (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a,m)., the date (June 11), and the topic (a feature-complete version of Leopard). Attendees and developers will get that same feature-complete beta to take home in order to test, and will ship”this is in…

Cellphone-style Camera Packs Whopper LCD

Cellphone-style Camera Packs Whopper LCD

Designed by Matthew Swinton, the Axis camera fits in your hand vertically (like a cellphone) to let you take pictures with one hand rather than two. One side of the camera holds the lens (along with the protective lid) while the other packs a massive LCD for viewing your pics…

Paper-Thin Flatwire Disappears Under Paint

Paper-Thin Flatwire Disappears Under Paint

Until we get the miraculous wireless plastic electrical sheets mentioned above, Flatwire is so flat you can stick it on the wall and paint over it, and its manufacturer says you can’t even tell it’s there. Now you can get a variety of types of wiring in this ultra-flat format,…

Romteck Heat Stress Monitor Can Predict Heat Stroke

Romteck Heat Stress Monitor Can Predict Heat Stroke

Anyone who is off to somewhere very hot this summer”it could be the Burning Man Festival or a tour of duty in Iraq”might find Romteck’s heat stress monitor useful. The gadget, which is a miniature weather station, can predict whether your body is in danger of collapsing due to excess…

CeBIT: Done for Day One

CeBIT: Done for Day One

Me and the BloggerZone are friends again now. 🙂 Everything got silky smooth in the afternoon, as you can see from the flurry of entries I got in over the past couple of hours. Hopefully we get more of the same tomorrow. We’ll be back then to show off anything…

CeBIT: Flash drives to fit your wallet

CeBIT: Flash drives to fit your wallet

Small is all well and good, but sometimes tiny flash drives are a nuisance. Where do you keep them handy? Wallet Flash is showing off their custom made credit card sized flash drives. Get them branded however you like, then keep them in a card spot in your wallet. 2GB…

CeBIT: Jabra’s golden headset

CeBIT: Jabra’s golden headset

Jabra has some sexy headsets on show here, crafted by designer Jacob Jensen. They are special editions of the JX10 model Bluetooth headset, deubbed the JX10 Cara. One in brushed steel finish, which looks the goods. But the other… oh, just your everyday 24-ct gold plate. As tacky as these…