Question of the Day: What Gadgets Do You Use to Keep Your Life Organized?

I have to admit, I am nothing without my cellphone—my whole life is crammed into that thing. Back in the day I wandered around aimlessly—my appointments scribbled down here and there on random scraps of paper. Fortunately, I manage to keep up these days because the software makes it easy and my phone is always close… » 9/04/08 5:20pm 9/04/08 5:20pm

miBook PDA is for Ladies Doing Lady Things...WTF?!

The miBook is a $130 PDA with a 7" screen that teaches skills to people through step-by-step videos and other multimedia. Now, we don't like to reinforce gender stereotypes, but the pictures of each $20 title in the gallery below, such as cooking, gardening and home decorating show a woman learning the job—all except… » 6/16/08 4:40pm 6/16/08 4:40pm

Cobalt Pocketwatch Gadget Concept Revolutionizes Foppery

Even before wrist watches—and now cellphones—replaced the pocket watch in the everyman's wardrobe, pulling something out of a pocket and flipping over a cover just to tell the time was known to be inconvenient. (Wait, isn't that how cellphones work now?) This Cobalt concept, on the other hand, improves the pocket… » 5/29/08 5:20pm 5/29/08 5:20pm

Triforce Touchscreen Pointer Combines Tchotchke With Surprising Functionality

The Triforce Touchscreen Pointer is a marketing ploy destined for swag-bag oblivion, but it could also be a rare case where functionality and tchotchke coalesce into something genuinely useful. First, the lanyard-pointer from Specialdesign eliminates the act of fumbling with your PDA's lanky stylus. Second, the… » 4/06/08 2:30pm 4/06/08 2:30pm

LionKing 800 Cellphone Has One Year Standby Time, Manufacturer Says (Verdict: Manufacturer May Smoke Too Much Skunk)

The lion engraving on the back of this Chinese all-in-one cellphone/PDA is presumably what gives it its strange name. The strangeness doesn't end there though: it takes dual SIM cards ... and has a standby time of 365 days? Yes, this is what the manufacturer says. One year chaps. » 3/13/08 6:39am 3/13/08 6:39am

Linux Based Palm OS Pushed Out to End of Year '08

Yesterday during Palm's Q1-08 Conference call, CEO Ed Colligan dropped some tidbits about their release schedule for the Linux-based Palm OS » 10/02/07 6:20pm 10/02/07 6:20pm

By the end of 2008? Are you serious? This OS needs to be out right now, not a year from now. Hopefully with the addition of the Centro & Foleo team they will be able to get it…

LevelStar's Icon Mobile Manager is a Screenless PDA

The Icon Mobile Manager by Levelstar is designed with a different clientele in mind: the visually impaired. Instead of a screen, the Icon features audio menus to help the user navigate, and acts as a hub for daily technology-related activities. This thing is just a great idea, designed specifically to give… » 6/25/07 10:40am 6/25/07 10:40am

New York Times Garden Expert Solves Those Puzzling Petunia Questions

Come on, Times. Not only are you guys one of the top newspapers in the world, but now you are taking over the portable gardening database gadget market with this thing. The Garden Expert is a database chock-full of information about gardening. The device scours decades' worth of gardening factoids from Times gardening… » 5/01/07 6:00pm 5/01/07 6:00pm