Samsung SGH-i400 Smartphone: To Russia With Love

Samsung SGH-i400 Smartphone: To Russia With Love

Russia has been chosen as the first port of call for Samsung‘s new smartphone, the SGH-i400. Launched at the S60 summit in Madrid this morning, the i400 is a follow-up to last year’s i520, due to be launched over here sometime this quarter. It’s a slider phone which uses Symbian’s…

Samsung’s Auto Wall Mount Priced and Undressed

Samsung’s Auto Wall Mount Priced and Undressed

Samsung is breaking down a barrier of sorts with its motorized wall mount, which we scooped on video during CES. They are the first TV maker to sell an automated mount that both tilts and swivels, as far as we know. The price is a couple hundred dollars less than…

Here’s to the diggers

Here’s to the diggers

Anzac Day today, so we’re on reduced activity on the local front. We’ll keep an eye on the US feed, though, so you’re not missing out. Spare a thought for those who have fought the good fight.

Cheeseburger Vacuum Won’t Clean Clogged Arteries

Cheeseburger Vacuum Won’t Clean Clogged Arteries

I guess designer portable, tabletop vacuums are an area yet to be tapped, until now. This is a miniature vacuum (think Dustbuster), but it is shaped like a cheeseburger. If you didn’t feel like enough of a pig before, try cleaning all of those crumbs off your gut with an…

Craftworks Refrigerator Thinks It’s a Toolbox

Craftworks Refrigerator Thinks It’s a Toolbox

Okay boozers, here’s the beer drinker’s equivalent to that stash box that looks like a Windex can. Does this look like a Craftsman toolbox? No one will be the wiser that hidden among all those other toolboxes is a refrigerator where you’ve stashed a few brewskis or maybe some sandwich…

Pelican’s PlayStation 3 Cooler

Pelican’s PlayStation 3 Cooler

Despite the PS3 not having any heating problems (as far as we know), Pelican‘s getting ready to release a cooler attachment for the PS3. The unit will slip on next to the disc drive, run on its own AC power and supposedly lower temperatures by up to 15 degrees. Luckily,…

Listen up Sony: Open up the PS3 RSX Under Linux

Listen up Sony: Open up the PS3 RSX Under Linux

Here’s the petition to open up the PSX’s RSX under Linux. This is why you should sign it: You see, when Sony announced that it was going to allow people to install Linux on their PS3s without going through backdoors, everyone rejoiced at all the possibilities of playing back DivX…

Nintendo Famicom Voice Recorder

Nintendo Famicom Voice Recorder

Most of you won’t be familiar with this Famicom-styled voice recorder since the US got a differently styled NES controller, but for people who grew up in Asia in the ’80s this will feel right at home. The voice recorder features a volume slider, a place to shove two AAA…

qStart Blows My Mind with Its Sheer Uselessness

qStart Blows My Mind with Its Sheer Uselessness

I’ve seen some absolutely idiotic devices in the course of my storied career as a blogger, but this one really takes things to a new level. The qStart is a device that plugs into the cigarette lighter in your car. It’s got a little speaker, but this thing isn’t going…

Designer Motorola headsets you can’t have

Designer Motorola headsets you can’t have

These sexy new Bluetooth headset designs from Motorola won’t be available in stores any time soon. As part of the launch of the new H800 Slider Bluetooth Headsets, these concepts were shown off to highlight the laser etching possible on this new line. The H800 is comfortable too. Comes with…

Chinese Take Out Lamps Bring Class to Your Lonely Nights

Chinese Take Out Lamps Bring Class to Your Lonely Nights

If you’re used to having your one-bedroom apartment littered with Chinese takeout boxes, then these Take Out Container Lamps should bring a bit of kitsch. They’re available in broccoli green, eggplant purple, hot and spicy chicken red, vomit yellow, and cost only $14.95 each. We’re always fans of stuff shaped…

Ghost Radar: EMF-nav for exorcists?

Ghost Radar: EMF-nav for exorcists?

The GhostRadar is all about spotting dead people. How? Hey! What’s that over there! Like any good supernatural product, there are some wonderfully non-committal disclaimers on the site, just in case you think this is going to turn you into the fifth Ghostbuster overnight. GhostRadar does not guarantee to detect…

Nintendo Finally Ramping up Wii Production

Nintendo Finally Ramping up Wii Production

If you didn’t manage to grab a Wii at Best Buy this past weekend, here’s some good news. Nintendo just announced that they’re going to ramp up production of their consoles. Despite rumors that they were holding back consoles either to increase demand or for the end of the fiscal…

RIM to Bring More BlackBerry Apps to Windows Mobile 6

RIM to Bring More BlackBerry Apps to Windows Mobile 6

Windows Mobile users who are already on the BlackBerry network thanks to the latter’s BlackBerry Connect service will be happy to hear that RIM‘s bringing even more BB apps to your phone. Running only on Windows Mobile 6 devices, the app will add support for “email, phone, calendar, address book,…

Wiimote-like Motion Sensitive Phones Make no Sense Whatsoever

Wiimote-like Motion Sensitive Phones Make no Sense Whatsoever

So the story goes as follows: Nintendo releases DS. DS becomes instant bestseller. Touchy-screen dual number becomes next game fetish. NTT DoCoMo and Mitsubishi think it may be a good idea, announce DS-like phone. Big N releases Wii; becomes instant bestseller. Wiimote becomes next game fetish device. Same suspects release…

Texting Champion is a 13-year-old with Lightning Fingers

Texting Champion is a 13-year-old with Lightning Fingers

When we hear about these light-speed texting champions, our jaws drop. This year’s prize winner for the LG National Texting Championship is 13-year-old Morgan Pozgar, who managed to bang out the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in 15 seconds without one single spelling error. Damn! For her next trick, her parents are making…

Tueco E2 Shower Washes Scent of Poverty Right Off

Tueco E2 Shower Washes Scent of Poverty Right Off

You stand in a bathtub when you shower? What a plebe. Me? Oh, I only bathe in the finest of showers, such as this Teuco Evolution E2. It features such amenities as a steam inlet and aromatic herbs dispenser, cromoexperience lamps, and surround sound. Do I know what a cromoexperience…

Feeling Weak? Rent an Exoskeleton.

Feeling Weak? Rent an Exoskeleton.

Do you have a refrigerator you need to move? An uncooperative roommate who won’t get off the couch and get a job? A need to impress the guys down at the gym with your amazing lifting skills, no matter what? Well, good news, wussbag. Starting next year in Japan, you’ll…

Wi-Fi May Cause Death, Or Worse

Wi-Fi May Cause Death, Or Worse

The chairman of the British Health Protection Agency is worried about all that Wi-Fi coverage everywhere. Sir William Stewart is calling for a formal investigation as to whether all that wireless radiation from Starbucks, your house and free municipal access is giving you health problems. Good thing you’re not this…

Samsung’s First Hybrid Notebook Makes its Debut

Samsung’s First Hybrid Notebook Makes its Debut

Hyrbid laptops have officially arrived, and Samsung‘s R55 is the company’s first to feature both an 80GB 5,400rpm drive alongside an additional 256MB flash drive. Samsung claims the hybrid hard drive consumes 32% less power, offers a 26% increase in data reading and boosts data-writing speed by 71%. That kinda…

1GB data on Virgin for $10/month

1GB data on Virgin for $10/month

After 3’s X-Series plans hit the market a few weeks ago, it was only a matter of time before other phone companies soiled themselves scrambled to offer some competitive data pricing. So Virgin Mobile has popped up with a $10 / 1GB data deal. It doesn’t have all those extras…