There's all kind of content out there that's available for cell phones: games, ringtones, wallpapers, some of it cool and some of it just plain annoying. Now that iPods are capable of just about everything short of dialing up the local pizzeria (no, this is not a post about "iPhone" rumors) it's about time that third-party Web sites started offering loads of multimedia to fill up your little Apple device. (Can't you see it's hungry?) Enter Mogopop, which is a way for iPod owners to download a wide range of media to their … Read more
1080p on WHDI? If you are a normal human, you'd say spit the Chicklets out and then talk to me. But to home theater fanatics, it's a big deal.
WHDI is the wireless form of the high-speed networking HDMI standard and it's capable of delivering uncompressed high definition video streams, according to Amimon, the Israeli company that has created WHDI chips. To be exact, Amimon says WHDI can deliver the equivalent of 3 gigabits per second without wires. That's a lot of data, but no, it probably won't sterilize pets or cause hair loss.
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Items like this appear to leave little doubt that Western capitalistic values have taken firm hold in China.
Lenovo and the Beijing Zhongshi Boda Company have released a pair of gold and silver USB drives made from 30 grams of the precious metals. Spluch says they're being sold as a limited-edition set to commemorate the "Year of the Pig" according to the lunar calendar, inscribed with Chinese proverbs, for $1,280 in Beijing. That's a lot of money, especially in China, but it's still a bargain compared with this single USB key from Japan that … Read more
In a concept car set to debut at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show (see our coverage beginning on January 7), Jaguar shows off its new concept, the C-XF. This car represents Jaguar's continuing process of reinventing itself, which started with the launch of its beautiful XK last year. The C-XF concept is a substantial departure from Jaguar's current lineup, although the car's designers claim to have been influenced by models from the 1950s. Given the concept's name, it might provide a clue to the look of Jaguar's all new XF, which launches next fall and … Read more
Stretch limos are for wimps. If you really want to make a statement, check out the "world's longest motorcycle," which Red Ferret says measures a full 31 feet and 4 inches.
The bike was created by a Russian inventor named Oleg Rogov who reportedly died this summer in an accident. According to the blog English Russia, he was inspired to build it "probably after he got too much beer inside."
We admit to having a weakness for Italian design houses, and when they combine their talents with one of our many OCD tendencies we simply can't resist.
Con & Con's "E-Base Charging Station" provides a place to store your ever-growing collection of devices and--most important to us--conceals the unsightly wires connected to them. Gizmowatch says the $180 station comes in a more neutral black-and-gray combination if orange isn't your color.
--ARTS & CRAFTS: Air cannon shoots through quarter (Break.com)
--GREEN TECH: Pro cycling goes carbon neutral (Treehugger)
--WEB 2.0: CozmoTV attempts to find order in YouTube chaos (Webware)
--THE INDUSTRY: Some fun facts about Internet TV usage (HipMojo)
--ANTHROPOMORPHISM: Huggable hedgehog CD case (ShinyShiny)
--GAMING: Ten burning questions for 2007 (Game|Life)
--DESIGN: Music in the Rain, Portable Humidifier, Stickpot (MoCo Loco)
A patent filing shows Sony may have its eye on building the younger, hipper version of the Segway scooter.
In November the company filed a patent for a skateboard, "which can travel in the front and back direction and which can turn by right and left wheels rotated when a rider riding on a step-board moves the position of rider's balance from the center of a vehicle base."
Like the Segway, Sony's futuristic skateboard would be steered by riders shifting their weight. The patent also says the board's electric motors would turn off automatically when … Read more
A fair number of U.S. college students have been known to make pilgrimages to Amsterdam for more than the historic value of the city: it's a well-known fact that a tantalizing number of activities that are illegal in the States are permissible or semi-legal for the Dutch. But now, according to the AP, you can't ride a Segway around on Dutch streets anymore. The "human transporters," once touted as the most significant technological advance since the Internet but now widely considered to be a universal symbol of dorkiness (its prominent role on "Arrested Development&… Read more
We've been accused of paranoia more than a few times, but we really do believe that there's a conspiracy afoot when it comes to earphones. We submit that earbuds and the like never fit anyone (especially us), but people are too embarrassed to admit it. They instead just constantly fidget and adjust them, pretending that it's "normal."
This is why we appreciate Bluetrek's new "ST1" Bluetooth earphones, which have a novel wraparound design that's actually meant to keep the buds in your ears. Mobile Magazine says they also have built-in controls … Read more