15 Old Gadgets That Live On In Our Hearts

All types of different gadgets enter and leave our lives. Some stay for years and are cherished well past their prime. Others we lose, whether sold off in our youthful ignorance or lost in some other equally tragic way. » 9/12/14 2:06pm 9/12/14 2:06pm

The Game Boy Turns 25 Today

You've almost certainly played a game on your phone today. Some beautiful, high-res game with a rainbow of colors and fluid animation. You've got a lot of power in your pocket these days, but portable gaming owes a lot to the chunky old Game Boy, which is 25 years old today. » 4/21/14 11:20am 4/21/14 11:20am

Nvidia's Shield just got a liiiittle cheaper. Instead of the original $350, it's now $300 thanks to popular demand. It'll be officially available on June 27th, if that price drop got you interested. » 6/20/13 9:09am 6/20/13 9:09am

Playstation Vita Is Finally Up for Pre-Order... in Canada?

Engadget is showing off a new Playstation Vita ready to be pre-ordered at Best Buy, but in the Great White North. The dates indicate a March 2012 release. Meanwhile, the UK can expect the console to drop on October 28. » 8/06/11 6:20pm 8/06/11 6:20pm

Is Microsoft Getting Closer to Killing the Zune Brand?

As much as I hate to say it, the Zune is more or less dead. It's been a year and a half since we've seen a redesign, and though Zune hardware has always been quality, Microsoft seems to have refocused their handheld efforts behind WP7 (with rumors of an Xbox-branded device). But there's also Microsoft's Zune… » 3/08/11 7:40pm 3/08/11 7:40pm

Modo Walked the Fine Line Between "Ahead of Its Time" and "Just Stupid"

The Modo, a wireless handheld introduced in 2000, couldn't give directions. It refused to make calls and had no interest in displaying fresh emails. It was too busy being cool. Alas, I never got to touch it. » 12/21/09 4:40am 12/21/09 4:40am

New iControlPad Prototype Controls the iPhone with Dual Analog Nubs

The iPhone gamepad case is back with an overhauled design that brings controls to the front, and adds dual analog nubs (the same as the Pandora gaming handheld). There's also an internal battery that charges the iPhone while playing. » 11/10/09 9:33am 11/10/09 9:33am

Yet Another PSPGo Mod Blinds You With LEDs

Seriously, what is wrong with the PSPGo? Is the handheld so ho-hum that people are purposefully modding it into awful things, or is it just a really hard device to work with? » 10/11/09 2:30pm 10/11/09 2:30pm

PSP Go Will Require You To Go Buy All New Accessories

As was the case with the DS Lite and DSi, when the PSP Go arrives in October it will come with a variety of new accessories that are not compatible with the handheld's previous incarnation. » 6/07/09 6:00pm 6/07/09 6:00pm

Mobile Chipsets: WTF Are Atom, Tegra and Snapdragon?

Low-power processors aren't just for netbooks: These computers-on-a-chip are going to be powering our smartphones and other diminutive gadgets in the forseeable future. So what's the difference between the Atoms, Snapdragons and Tegras of the world? » 6/03/09 2:20pm 6/03/09 2:20pm

PSP Go Leaked: Slider With 16GB of Flash Storage and Bluetooth

Live images have leaked of Sony's PSP Go, set to launch at next week's E3. Looks like those rumors were true: It's a UMD-less slider with 16GB of memory, and it'll ship this fall. No price yet, but that should come with the official announcement next week. Update with video: » 5/30/09 12:31pm 5/30/09 12:31pm

Garmin Oregon Handheld GPS Line Gets 3.2 Megapixel Camera, Geotagging

Garmin's 550 and 550t upgrade to the Oregon handheld GPS lineup add a few new features for outdoorsy types—a 3.2 megapixel camera with geotagging, a 3-axis compass and a enhanced sunlight readable touchscreen. » 5/07/09 7:00am 5/07/09 7:00am

Gamepark's GP2X Wiz Handheld to Get Open Source Gaming App Store

It's taken longer than expected, but Gamepark is on the brink of launching their Linux-based GP2X Wiz handheld gaming system—and they are planning to follow up with an open source app store this summer. » 4/21/09 3:20pm 4/21/09 3:20pm

Rumor: Nintendo Planning on Its Own Dsi App Store

Nintendo might be planning on taking on the iPhone and iPod Touch with an app download service of its own, and has been encouraging developers to come up with app-like content for the DSi. » 3/20/09 1:31am 3/20/09 1:31am

Hands On With Nintendo DSi: This Blue Version Looks Downright Electric

The Nintendo DSi release is right around the corner, and though some press shots and videos are out there, what does it really look like up close? » 3/16/09 11:00pm 3/16/09 11:00pm

Lowrance Endura Touchscreen GPS Takes Any Map on Land and Sea

Lowrance isn't big in the automotive GPS business, but if you're a boater, you know them. Yesterday they launched the Endura Sierra, Safari and Outback: Sturdy, touchscreen handhelds that take outdoor maps of all kinds. » 1/23/09 1:21pm 1/23/09 1:21pm

Acekard 2i Becomes First to Crack Nintendo DSi For Homebrew

Befitting of the homebrew crackin' reputation recently, Nintendo figured they'd take the opportunity of the DSi's fresh hardware to kibosh homemade code via flash carts once and for all. As you can see here, that plan didn't last long. » 12/02/08 6:00pm 12/02/08 6:00pm

UMID's Mini Netbook Makes Eees Look Massive

Yes, the netbook market is tired and pretty jam-packed, but check out this shiny beast: it's a mini-netbook from Korean manufacturer UMID. And it's tiny. There's no official size info, but it looks smaller than a paperback book, and comparable to the old Psion PDAs, if you remember 'em, but far more capable. » 11/12/08 9:30am 11/12/08 9:30am

Dealzmodo: Peek Handheld, Time's 'Gadget of the Year' On Sale For $80

Described as the "Kindle of email" the Peek handheld » 11/04/08 1:30pm 11/04/08 1:30pm has been getting some good press lately. Time Magazine readers even voted it as "the gadget of the year"—although those results are dubious at best given the fact that the T-Mobile G1 came in a distant second. Nonetheless, Peek is currently offering their email-only…