Everyone needs a vacation every once in a while. It's healthy and you should take one if you haven't this year. Beach? Sure. Europe? Go for it. Hell, pitch a tent in your own backyard and don't talk to anyone for a weekend if that's all you can manage. But a vacation isn't a vacation unless you really really get away… »
I thought silver-surfers were one of the fastest rising 'netted sectors of society, but designer Ben Arent thinks there are technophobic grandparents who could do with a helping hand. His Jive system integrates hardware-based social networking gizmos with a simple router to make everything a bit simpler. The idea is… »
Gadget-loving actor Stephen Fry has added podcasting to his digital repertoire, though in quintessential Fry style he's dubbing them "podgrams." Issue one is out on his site now, detailing his recent arm-breaking disaster. We hope it heals soon Stephen, so that in future podgrams we can hear more of your thoughts on… »
2:10 Colin Angle of iRobot is about to launch something. We'll let you know what as soon as he stops rambling. Our guess would be the iRobot Looj. »
Mio is taking advantage of the combo of GPS and the digital camera in the DigiWalker C720T. Take a picture with the 2-megapixel cam on its back, and it becomes a navigable point of interest, so you can return to that one romantic spot (or the scene of the crime). This GPS navi, introduced today at DigitalLife, also… »
12:25 There's little doubt today's event is about Centro. We're here, and we'll just see how it goes while we eat lunch.
12:37 Ed Colligan is up on stage, says he's going to announce a new phone, but first, goes into marketing. Yay.
The fourth and final MCE extender is by niveus is the best looking, has 3 USB ports which is two more than what you probably need for thumbdrive playback, and best of all passive cooling. The passive cooling, if it is like the type in the full sized Niveus Media Center PCs, it uses heatpipes that go from processor… »
If you ever saw the HP video Roku's Reward where a kid walks around with a PSP-ish handheld, playing a real-life video game, you might have wondered if HP will ever release the said gaming device. It is real, at least that's what HP Personal Systems CTO Phil McKinney claimed as he held it aloft. (Looked fake from… »
You may have heard about the new Media Center Extenders from Cisco's Linksys division. The DMA2200 shown above is a high-def MCE with 1080p-upscaling DVD player and Dual-Band Wireless-N, priced at $350. The smaller $300 DMA2100 MCE is geared for bedrooms and kitchens, places where you're going to want less clutter,… »
Last night, in Manhattan's luxurious and conveniently located Roosevelt Hotel, Ziff-Davis Media held a warm-up party for its not-entirely-necessary September trade show DigitalLife. But the show's timing, on the heels of the more successful Pepcom Digital Experience at the end of June, was poor, because it meant… »
Re-live this past weekend's DigitalLife expo in 1.1-channel human surround video, with a beatboxing soundtrack by Pac-Man. »
Digital Focus, where gadget reporters show off their flab and messenger bags the night before DigitalLife starts, is like one big family reunion for Gizmodo. We eat from long buffet troughs and drink free booze with our editors emeritus, former writers, poseurs, many who are the Most Important Bloggers In The Universe. »
What's the difference between hiring Sonic the Hedgehog for a kiddie party and hiring one for an adult party? The answer is in this video of a costumed cocktail hour Sonic embarassing patrons during the DigitalLife press party in NYC last night. We'll be bringing you more updates from DigitalLife starting later… »
We've heard about the Aphrodite Project before, where hooker platform shoes go high-tech in addition to alot of other arty stuff. The shoes first appeared in a show in New York last May and also surfaced at Siggraph graphics fest last summer. Now, they've re-appeared at Digital Life in New York, and pictures from… »
It's actually written into the Constitution that if you own an iPod you're obligated to buy a protective case under pain of death. IFrogz showed off their wacky brand of case last night at the Digital Life preview event in New York City. Made of the same silicone that we're all familiar with by now, iFrogz cases have… »