PISCES Exoskeletons Turn Every Solider Into Aquaman

Apparently the military has been working with West Florida's Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) for several years trying to develop an underwater exoskeleton » 9/18/08 11:45am 9/18/08 11:45am that would improve a soldier's speed and endurance underwater. Much like early pioneers of flight, IHMC has looked to nature to provide answers. So…

Lunocet Monofin Makes Man into Michael Phelps

Boy that Michael Phelps is fast » 8/18/08 5:40pm 8/18/08 5:40pm. No one can argue it, he can dominate in almost any style of swim and possesses one of the best dolphin kicks in the world. That is, one of the best kicks aside from some random guy using the Lunocet monofin. Because while Phelps is able to swim at an inhuman 5 miles per hour, the…

Helio Cuts All Phone Prices by $50, Flashes Some Leg, Winks

First they dropped their all-in plan to $99 a month, and now they've gone and slashed the prices of all their phones by $50. Helio really wants you to switch to them in a bad way, which could be a sign that they aren't doing so hot, or they may be paving the way for a new device to drop. Either way, now that you can… » 11/15/07 10:40am 11/15/07 10:40am

First Helio Fin Review and Full Gallery

The Fin clamshell is Helio's best looking piece of hardware, bar none. (And pun intended.) Samsung's Ultra designers made sure of that, giving the phone an 11.4mm thick profile, OLED external screen, and sturdy magnesium shell, making it almost as thin as an iPhone, but not quite as slim as a candybar like the Sony… » 8/16/07 6:15pm 8/16/07 6:15pm

Sizemodo: Helio Fin vs. Ocean vs. iPhone vs. HTC Touch

Here's how the Helio Fin, the thinnest clamshell in the US, stacks up against other equally thin phones. As you can see, it's pretty much the same thickness as the iPhone, which is amazing since the Fin actually flips open. It's slightly thinner than the HTC Touch, and is dwarfed by the bulge-tastic Helio Ocean. More… » 8/16/07 1:47pm 8/16/07 1:47pm

Live Helio Ocean Fin Grope [UPDATE: Archive Video Up]

Noah unboxed this baby this morning, but I'm looking forward to tearing the back out of my Fin's box right now. BTW I haven't showered, yet, so don't mind the bedhead. Hit the jump for the live video. UPDATE: Archive video of the hour-long grope is live. » 8/16/07 1:15pm 8/16/07 1:15pm

Helio Fin Unboxing - Meet The Thinnest Clamshell In The US

Clamshells make up 79% of the US market for cellphones, so it's no surprise that Helio is introducing one to its lineup starting today. Here's the unboxing, with Sizemodo to come. » 8/16/07 10:51am 8/16/07 10:51am

The Helio Fin is a Magnesium-Cased Samsung Ultra Flip Phone!

Holy crap. The Helio Fin is the company's first clamshell, and is built on Samsung Ultra phone DNA. As such, it's only 11.4mm thick, and hot damn, it's the only one made of magnesium. It's also the only Helio handset to have Garmin turn-by-turn GPS software on it, although you'll have to rent it to a sick tune of $3 a… » 8/15/07 9:00am 8/15/07 9:00am

Gizmodo PSA Contest: Game Over, Man, Game Over

Congratulations to Tom W., who narrowly edged out his competitors to win the Canon HV20 HD Camcorder » 5/02/07 2:20pm 5/02/07 2:20pm. His winning entry is above. To all of the other contestants: thanks for playing, and keep your eyes peeled for our next contest (it is going to be even bigger, I promise).