Mio DigiWalker C720T Navi Has 2MP Camera to Geocache Your Memories

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… » 9/27/07 1:50pm 9/27/07 1:50pm

HP's Fantasy Portable Gamer Is Actually Real... Vapor

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… » 9/27/07 11:04am 9/27/07 11:04am

Never-Before-Seen Gateway 30-Inch Extreme HD XHD3000 Monitor Has HQV…

Today at the Gateway One press event, Gateway quietly revealed a potentially more exciting product, the 30-inch ExtremeHD 1600 monitor. It could very well be the only screen you ever need, because it takes everything from a VCR to a high-end gaming PC and upscales it all with HQV Realta technology to display on its… » 9/27/07 10:03am 9/27/07 10:03am

Hands-On with the EyeClops and some Kooky Controllers

Here's a vid of some of the weirder stuff from Show Stoppers. We wrote about the Eyeclops earlier this year, but here's a hands-on of it, as well as a bunch of 20-buck-themed game controllers (Millennium Falcon, Deal Or No Deal, Pirates Of The Caribbean and Pac Man.) Check out that 200x magnification on the PR lady's… » 9/27/07 7:32am 9/27/07 7:32am

Sling Steps Outside With SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian S60

SlingPlayer mobile, the app that lets you watch all your TV shows on your cellphone streamed from your SlingBox, has just launched in the US for $29, Canada for $34, and the UK for £19. It's the same basic functionality—although this has streaming support over 3G and/or Wi-Fi and landscape fullscreen support—but now… » 9/27/07 6:30am 9/27/07 6:30am

Microsoft Presides Over Linksys, D-Link and Niveus Media Center…

Later today at DigitalLife, Microsoft's Windows Media Center chief Joe Belfiore will demo the new Media Center Extenders you're just now hearing about, including the Linksys DMA2200 and DMA2100, and the D-Link DSM-750 MediaLounge Media Player. Another one he'll show off is the Niveus Media Extender, which we'll cover… » 9/27/07 12:01am 9/27/07 12:01am

Hands On New Cisco Linksys Wireless-N Media Center Extenders (Plus:…

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,… » 9/27/07 12:01am 9/27/07 12:01am

With BackpackShield, I Could Take A Bullet for Giz

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I had the pleasure of trying on the BackpackShield bulletproof bookbag insert tonight at ShowStoppers, and it was amazing. Made from 13 layers of K-29 Kevlar, this thin, lightweight plate fits in most backpacks and can stop every bullet from a 9mm all the way to Dirty Harry's .44 Magnum. It doesn't just… » 9/26/07 11:45pm 9/26/07 11:45pm

Ceiva 8-Inch Digital Picture Frame Now $2,248, Comes with Fridge

Digital-picture frame pioneer Ceiva is jumping the gun on Whirlpool's latest refrigerator announcement, called "centralpark" I believe. The concept has been shown off before, but this is its first production application: it's got a modular interface at the top, and Ceiva (and presumably others) have built something to… » 9/26/07 10:28pm 9/26/07 10:28pm

Slingbox Solo Hands On: Slinging a Single HD Source Wherever You Are

Click to viewSling Media rolled out Slingbox Solo, a set-top box that lets you watch a home-bound HD source from anywhere in the world on a PC, Mac, Palm OS or Symbian mobile device. It's called "Solo" because it controls just one set-top box, instead of the four of its more-expensive Slingbox Pro brandmate.

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D-Link DSM-750 Media Center Extender 2.0 in the Wild

Like the Linksys leaked today, all the new extender hardware is coming out of the woodwork, and aside from the updated MCE interface, it's interesting to see what each manufacturer is bringing to the table. On top of dual channel N support, this box has an HDMI and component output, ethernet, and a USB port for media… » 9/26/07 8:57pm 9/26/07 8:57pm

SpongeBob Soaks Up New Nickelodeon Npower Series

We got a chance to see Nickelodeon's new Npower line of consumer electronics at ShowStoppers at DigitalLife. The clear winners in my mind were the Flash Micro Digital Camera, complete with de-pantsing ability, the all-eyes Digital Music Player, and the fist-friendly Clock-it alarm clock. Sorry, Dora the Explorer just… » 9/26/07 8:51pm 9/26/07 8:51pm

D-Link DUB-9240 Wireless USB Hub and Adapter in the Flesh

Remember that D-Link Wireless USB Hub that can reach a screaming 480Mbps at 10 paces? We caught a glimpse of it at ShowStoppers tonight; nice, sleek and white. (Not that there's much coming out in glossy white these days.) It wasn't yet operational, but once is, sometime towards the end of October, we'll give it a… » 9/26/07 8:12pm 9/26/07 8:12pm

Hands on with D-Link's DGL 4500 OLED Screen Gaming Router

We got a chance to play around with D-Link's recently leaked DGL 4500 gaming router today in NYC at ShowStoppers, a warmup to this week's DigitalLife expo. The goal is a more interactive interface on the face of the router, a recent trend shown by Belkin and others. The router is N based, like any decent and new… » 9/26/07 7:58pm 9/26/07 7:58pm