TechEBlog has come up with another list, this time of the "Top 10 Strangest Mini-Sized Devices." Our personal favorite: the diminutive "Space Cube"--which, in its 2-inch cubed frame, packs more processing power and memory than our 30-pound-plus first PC.
Sure, you could use a couple of giant hooks from the hardware store to hang your bicycle on the garage wall. But Cycloc offers a more stylish option.
The gadget is basically a one-piece plastic cylinder, 10 inches in diameter and about a foot deep, weighing just under 3 pounds. The cylinder is open at one end, and has two notches carved in to hold a bike from its top tube. Cycloc's cavity can also be used to store accessories like repair kits, gloves and lights.
Cycloc installs on a wall using three screws or whatever works best on … Read more
At first, we thought the idea might prove popular among supporters of the two companies, which could theoretically link arms and take on the empires of Microsoft and Sony. But many bloggers on both sides of equation--who could very well represent two of the most loyal constituencies on the planet--don't appear to think much of the idea.
A key reason cited among both Apple and Nintendo fans seems rooted in culture and independence. Each … Read more
CRESCENT CITY, Calif.--I've been on my road trip for more than 24 hours now, and I've already found something to amuse myself while I drive.
Now granted, this probably wouldn't amuse anyone else, but it does give me something to chuckle at as the miles roll by.
And that is to program a destination into the Magellan Roadmate 3000T GPS car navigator I'm reviewing, head in the direction it suggests and then make unexpected detours.
As anyone who has used one of these devices--or something similar to it--knows, the GPS doesn't quite know how … Read more
EUREKA, Calif.--So there I was Thursday, making my way slowly north from San Francisco toward Arcata, Calif., to meet up with Duane Flatmo at his Arcata Kinetic Lab.
My goal: to have the trip, the first leg of my two-week Road Trip 2006, take exactly the same amount of time it would take to listen to all the songs I bought from the iTunes Music Store and had downloaded onto my video iPod.
This was a drive of just over 300 miles, and I did take a fairly long detour to the Pacific coast instead of going the most … Read more
EUREKA, Calif.--As a writer, I often wonder whether anyone is actually reading my stories. But in the wake of the story I published yesterday previewing the two-week technology-related road trip I'm taking around the Pacific Northwest, I now know the answer.
First of all, as I sit here at Old Town Coffee and Chocolates in this coastal town about 110 miles south of the Oregon border, I have to shout out my gratitude to the reader from Tacoma, Wash., who offered me a bed on my journey. I really appreciate it, but I don't think I will … Read more
One of the more popular homemade video subjects seems to be real-life videogames. And though nothing can compare with the virtuoso performance of Super Mario Bros. on stage, we still admire the hard work put into this clip of "Tekken with Actual Humans."
We'd heard of dog cameras as fashion statements and even video cameras mounted atop police dogs' heads, so it was probably inevitable that someone would come up with this idea: a book of photos taken from a dog's point of view, in this case with a Canon Rebel 2000 attached to a lightweight harness around its neck. (A portion of the proceeds will go to the Golden Retriever Foundation.)
Designer Malin Palm of Sweden has laid down a new creative standard for carpets with a pair of hand-tufted rugs featuring patterns of the communication networks of major cities. Currently, she offers Stockholm and Tokyo.
The Malin Palm rug in the image here is designed after Tokyo's telecom system.
The Cityscape rugs are 100 percent wool, can be customized by size and are really quite attractive. Who would have thought a mass of cables and switching equipment could be so pretty?
Why should Apple Computer have all the design fun? High-fashion PCs are on the way, says Via Technologies, a Taipei-based supplier of processors and other electronic components. The company took the wraps off its Vogue Mini-PCs at the Via Technology Forum in Taiwan last week.
The Vogue model sports a "pret-a-porter" wardrobe of designer computer shells that can be selected to match the setting. There's a black leather-bound option for the office, a chrome frame that might fit in with your other gleaming appliances in the kitchen, and finishes like rubber and wood. Among the internal specs: … Read more