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 5:20pm9/04/08 5:20pm

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 5:20pm5/29/08 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 2:30pm4/06/08 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 6:39am3/13/08 6:39am

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 6:00pm5/01/07 6:00pm