Intel has released the next alpha of their Moblin Linux distribution. Now, on the face, the UI is currently XFCE, but they are developing a new UI that will not be based on XFCE. The biggest thing in this release is a VERY fast boot time. I booted the live CD in VirtualBox and it was up so fast IRead more
Back when Judie was a fixture The Gadgeteer, she and I would occasionally write dually reviews. This was a term we coined that basically consisted of a review where we would chat back and forth about the product in question. Today we’re going to revive that fun format, with a review of the Squeezebox Boom Network Music Player fromRead more
Blue has brought out a interesting little webcam called the Blue Eyeball. The Blue Eyeball can record CD quality audio and is HD capable. The best part is it has Blue’s high quality condenser capsules. This could be an excellent way to almost be there, if you are away from your sweetie on Valentine’s Day!Read more
Finally it’s ok for your kids to play with their food at the table. This set of three utensils is composed of a “Fork Lift”, “Bulldozer” and “Front Loader”. Specially sized for little hands this set is also textured so for easier gripping. This set is guaranteed PVC-free, Phthalate-free (whatever that is) and dishwasher safe. Even though this is definitelyRead more
The iPhone is a wonderful and game changing mobile platform. Unfortunately the sad reality is many of the programs available for .99 are worth exactly what you pay for them. Perfect case in point. I’m in the market for some time collection software for my consulting work. I’ve scoured the Internet looking at many different “web 2.0″ services. Quite aRead more
There was a time when the release of SimCity, from Electronic Arts, always seemed to signal that a given platform had arrived. I remember when it came to the PC (DOS), then it came to the PC again (Windows), and on Macintosh, and many different console gaming systems. These days it’s popped up on Nintendo DS (basically a flavor ofRead more
If you’re dating a gadget guy or girl, getting them a gift for a special occasion such as Valentines Day, which ack! – is just around the corner (!!), can be a bit of a challenge.
That’s why I thought the newly designable Flip Minos were such a great idea. You can get them in either the HD version with
I was browsing the web last night and stumbled across this picture of an amazing BlackBerry Curve cake that looks way too good to eat. The company behind the cake is Debbie Does Cakes. She services the San Francisco area and creates these amazing works of art for both personal and corporate events.Read more
There’s apparently no item that’s beyond the reach of manufacturers looking to increase the selling price of an ordinary item. This Fiskars craft trimmer has been “handsomely” retrofitted with speakers (unpowered) and a generic base to hold your MP3 player. There’s nothing else added here yet the suggested list price has been bumped to $99 to account for the addedRead more
One of the best parts about attending trade shows and conventions as press, is the personal access we are given to products and their manufacturers. Being able to spend a bit of one-on-one time with the people behind the scenes allows us to better understand the products, as well as the vision of the companies behind them.
Unfortunately, one-on-one time
One frequently asked question about BlackBerry devices is — “what’s the best Twitter client for the BlackBerry”. Up until recently most people would’ve said TwitterBerry. Now there’s a better solution called SocialScope. What’s great about this Twitter client for BlackBerry? How about a more readable screen for those with BlackBerry Bold devices, ability to bookmark individual Twitter streams for laterRead more
I know there is a lot of chatter about Google introducing offline email capabilities. So far my Google Apps for Domains account doesn’t seem to have that option (it should show in the Labs). However one thing I’ve been emailing the Geardiary team about is the speed with which my Gmail is suddenly working. Over the last week my GmailRead more
Still stumped about where to take your valentine this year? You do remember that Valentines Day is February 14, right? White Castle is a regional hamburger restaurant well known for their mini burgers. They have a promotion each year on special occasions where they accept phone reservations for preferred seating (aka plastic tablecloth). Last year they took photos (viewable online)Read more
Only a few days ago Judie posted her first impressions of HTC’s hottest new devices, the Touch HD, and I am lucky enough to be able to follow that up with my own!
For several weeks I have had my cursor hovering over a Touch HD in Hong Kong on eBay, but I wanted to try it out before IRead more
In a field already so overcrowded it can make ones head spin just trying to keep up, what’s one more model to further challenge for consumer dollars in the crossover utility vehicle segment?
Volkswagen of America recently launched its all-new and highly anticipated compact sport utility vehicle Tiguan. Staying true to Volkswagen’s autobahn heritage, the Tiguan is truly the “GTI
My biggest complaint about the iPhone 3G is its battery life. Sure, the lack of being able to run 3rd part apps in the background stinks and the crippled Bluetooth unnecessarily limits the device, but the battery life is a CONSTANT struggle since I use my iPhone so much during the day. Thankfully there are a host of options availableRead more
The T-Mobile UK MDA Vario IV which is their version of the HTC Touch Pro is now for sale. You can pick this up for no money down if you get it with the right plan. Includes built in GPS, 3.2 MP camera, quad-band, up to 6 hour talk time, 3G, video camera, etc.
The T-Mobile MDA Vario IV is
This Donkey Cigarette Dispenser must be seen to be believed. Holding about 25 cigarettes this charming guy holds a surprise dispenser for the smoking aficionado. Press down on the Donkey’s ears and out comes a cigarette. Watch the video to see from where the smokes will appear. This just could be the ultimate “stop smoking now” tool.
Donkey Cigarette Dispenser
It looks like Cox is taking another swing at limiting the speeds at which certain subscribers can download. Fortunately this is only happening (initially) in test markets of Kansas and Arkansas. According to the company’s web site, the following traffic will be prioritized or de-prioritized based on whether Cox deems the traffic time sensitive or non-time sensitive. No surprise thatRead more
The word is just in that Opera Mini version 4.2 has gone final for the Android platform. Visit the Android Market to grab your copy.
Here’s a changelog from the beta version:
Now you can upload and download files through Opera Mini and save pages for offline viewing
Videos will be redirected to the system’s video player
Double tap now
Do you have fancy curb feelers on the front of your car. Fuzzy dice hanging from your rearview mirror? Looking for the perfect accessory for an elegant night out. This Fiber-optic Starry Sky umbrella will serve two purposes. First it does what an umbrella should – keeps you dry. Second, it makes you the talk of the town (and notRead more
I like everything about this USB Powerstick that Joel spotlighted a few days ago. How cool is it that you can plug this USB battery into any computer port. I imagine myself carrying this to client sites where I recharge it in a computer while I work. Then when I leave it could be used to revitalize my cell phoneRead more
The last few years we’ve seen the stunt cars used in the popular Knight Rider TV Show auctioned for thousands. If you weren’t quick enough to get in on the last eBay auction, here’s a chance to own a replica and save over $40,000 off what the “real” thing would cost. This 1:15 scale radio control K.I.T.T. (Knight IndustriesRead more
Just in time for Valentines Day gift giving are these black Game Boy Advance Cufflinks. These limited edition cufflinks feature a removable cartridge that is a replica of the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. Shipped in a corrugated gift pack (aka box) for only $36. Sure to make your significant other the talk of the next family gathering.
Camera Armor announces a line of protective silicone skins for point and shoot digital cameras. They’ve always made protective skins for higher end DSLR cameras as well as sturdy dry bags and now bring their line of protective casing down to the consumer arena. Initially the skins are available at an affordable $14.96 for the Canon SD1100 and Sony SCS-W120.Read more