Miele's New Giant Fridge Can Double as a Morgue

I don't know if these fridges are the norm in the US, but it seems to me like Miele's latest giganormous fridge from their Master Cool line—shown here at IFA 2008—has to be the biggest fridge ever available to megalomaniac consumers and potential serial killers. They should christen it The Walk-In Fridge, because this… » 9/02/08 8:00am 9/02/08 8:00am

Amazing Magic Mirror Digitally Changes Fabrics On the Fly

The Fraunhofer Institute-the guys who invented MP3 and screwed the music labels as a result, which is why we like them so much-have a booth at IFA with their latest inventions. The best one is this stunning magic mirror, an augmented reality display that gets any piece of clothing and transforms its fabric in real… » 9/01/08 1:11pm 9/01/08 1:11pm

Gorenje Qube Foldable Hob Is the Laptop of Kitchens

This is the Gorenje Foldable Qube prototype, a hob and hood system that can be hung on the wall of a small kitchen to save some serious space. It's also a kitchen-to-go: "You can take it with you anywhere-just like a laptop," said the IFA booth laeedee. You know, for those very special times in which you need to cook… » 8/31/08 7:52pm 8/31/08 7:52pm

iRiver Spinn Media Player Has a Great 70s Retro Flair, Feels Oh-So-Good

I love the new analog controller in the iRiver Spinn as much as I love its simple brushed aluminum design, the old radio-inspired user interface, and the whole packaging. While I'm still partial to direct touch interfaces-which the Spinn has as well, although it's not multitouch-the Spinn rolling thingie feels great,… » 8/30/08 1:00pm 8/30/08 1:00pm

Toshiba Magic Gestures Convert You Into Hitchhiking Gandalf

To be honest, I was going to headline this article "Toshiba Magic Waving Handy-Spanky-Fingery Gestures Are Perfect for Harry Potter and Online Porn Users," but I decided against it at the last minute for obvious reasons, even when I had two powerful arguments in favor. You will understand them when you watch Helga-the… » 8/30/08 9:00am 8/30/08 9:00am

Panasonic to Mass Produce 150-Inch TV, Requires Your Own Nuclear Power…

Panasonic is saying that they are going to start mass-manufacturing their 150-inch 2,106 x 4,096 display, which obviously is not directed at consumers unless a) they have their own Quad-HD video material to play and b) they have their own nuclear power plant, since this beast eats 1,500 watts, which in the Michael… » 8/29/08 12:30pm 8/29/08 12:30pm

Samsung Ultraslim TV Looks Like Giant iPhone 3G

Scratch one more notch for Apple design influence, because next year's top-of-the-range Samsung Ultraslim LCD TV All-In-One 1 looks like an oversized iPhone 3G, down to the finish in black or white. The 52-inch TV-which is 1-inch at its thickest point-includes all the circuitry and ports in its ultra-slim body, with… » 8/29/08 12:25pm 8/29/08 12:25pm

Video Hands-on: Samsung X360 is an Air Killer

I got my dirty paws all over the 2.79-pound Samsung X360 and I've got to say I'm impressed with everything except for the piano black finish. Its size and weight-very light and thin-is comparable to the MacBook Air, the 13.3-inch,1,200 x 800 pixel screen looks very good, and it comes with more ports and features than… » 8/29/08 10:20am 8/29/08 10:20am

Samsung's New Cameras Are Cheap Excuse to Show Hot Biker Girl

For some strange and sick reason, Samsung is one of those manufacturers who doesn't think that girl power is the future of gadgetry, and instead assumes that all digital camera buyers are sex-obsessed men, basement World of Warcraft players with a large hadron collider for all things leather and large female… » 8/29/08 9:23am 8/29/08 9:23am