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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]