For some reason, we were sent Metroplex, the biggest Transformer that's ever been made (yes, bigger than Fortress Maximus). We stood him next to a bunch of stuff. Here's how it went.
And here we face a conundrum. On the one hand, Sony's Xperia Z Ultra has salivation-worthy guts. On the other hand, the screen on this thing is 6.4 freaking inches! That's not a phone, that's a tablet you talk into.
725.35 meters. A whoppumental 2,379.75 feet. That's how big the new super-sized Enterprise is. Here you can see it compared against the Galactica, the good old Enterprise, the Blockade Runner, and the ISS.
Excited about the Galaxy S IV? Maybe you are, but haven't had a chance to hold it. Or maybe you just haven't seen it lined up against its biggest (smallest?) competitor, the iPhone 5. Here are some high quality renders of the two side by side from our good friend Martin Hajek.
Are you going to win the $550 million pot? Statistics aside, you feel almost 100% certain that you will. Now is the time to start wrapping your brain around just how much cash that is.
If you were ever curious to find out what the size of your phones and cameras' sensor, the guys behind CameraSize have made SensorSize. It shows what your camera is really packing underneath those materials and whips 'em out to compare it with other devices too.
Compare their size: the old MacBook Pro on the left vs. the next generation MacBook Pro on the right. It's stunning! The entire new laptop is much thinner than the old one's main body. It's really insane.
Tim Cook just announced that Apple has sold over 30 billion app downloads in the App store. That's from 650,000 apps overall, with 225,000 designed specifically for the iPad.
Noted penis blogger John Herrman has dug up a deeply disturbing fact: At the rate we're going, cellphone screens will outgrow the average human penis length before the end of the year. October 2nd, 2012. This is happening, people.
Short of kidnapping Tim Cook and waterboarding him, we couldn't be more sure the iPad 3 will boast a mega-pretty retina display resolution. But buzzwordiness aside, just how much better will the new sharpness be? It makes everything that came before it look puny. See for yourself.
For a while Samsung couldn't decide whether to call its Galaxy Note tablet or a phone. Considering that its 5.3-inch screen splits the difference between an iPhone and a Galaxy Tab 7, that's not surprising.
Molecular astrophysicist Markus Hammonds gives us this perspective on how the size of a dwarf star like Sirius B looks compared to Earth. Those dwarfs are really tiny. And pretty. [Luminous Red Nova]
If the most popular rumor is true, and the Apple Tablet finally has a 10.1-inch display, here's how it will compare with the iPhone and the Newton MessagePad 2000. Clearly, it won't fit in your pocket. Not even Phil's pocket.
I'm surprised nobody did this before: Here is the Nexus One compared to the iPhone, side by side. And if that wasn't enough, check it compared to the HTC Hero:
With the Sony Reader Daily Edition, the 3G-enabled ebook reader battle is pitched. At the end of this year, it'll fight Amazon's Kindle 2 and DX and Plastic Logic's eReader to the death. Here's how they all stack up now:
The Amazon Kindle DX is 10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38". Bezos says it's for reading newspapers, magazines, journals, and your own PDF documents more easily. But how does it stack against its deadtree counterparts?
I win few minutes to tinker with HTC Snap with JOG BALLS and beauty of Black berry BOLD. Two things: it's really fast and it eats lots of those weight loss pills (100 pcs.@$7.00/pill!!!)
Apple's new iPod Shuffle is supposed to be the "world's smallest music player." So what's that mean, really? How do Apple's minuscule measurements size up in real dimensions?
How does the new Amazon Kindle stack up size-wise when compared to the original version? Well, the first Kindle measured 7.5" x 5.3" x 0.7" while Kindle 2 clocks in at 8" x 5.3" x 0.36".
We are so used to the International Space Station that we don't give its massive scale a second thought. I, for one, took it for granted until a newly-released NASA photograph reminded me that this thing is huge. So huge that I fired up Photoshop and did an illustration comparing it to a Colonial Viper Mk1, a…