Posts Tagged ‘electronics’
  • Where computer parts go after they’ve run the course: The Keyboard Notebook
    by Mike
    Posted April 8th, 2010 at 6:57 am
    Being that gadget people constantly are swapping out their old gadget for something newer, faster, and overall better, many don't take so much as even a second to think about what happens to that old gadget once we give it up. Depending on the age of said gadget and user, sometimes those things end up nothing more than trash. Naturally, all the chemicals and compounds in electronics aren't exactly earth happy things. Gadget recycling isn't a new concept really. But it just isn't as popula...
  • Vive la resistance: PS3 hacker “Geohot” announces PS3’s “Other OS” option is back!
    by Mike
    Posted April 7th, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand the basic problem that knee jerk reactions cause. In the case of Sony and the axing of the other os option for "fat" PS3's in the recent 3.21 update, Sony simply took the easy route out. Instead of embracing or merely patching the hole that allowed such a hack to be performed, they banned the option to install Linux outright. Now, the debate as to how useful it was given the PS3's limited resources isn't...up for debate. The simple fact is...
  • The space limited, USB deficient computer users saving grace: The Infinite USB plug
    by Mike
    Posted March 22nd, 2010 at 6:11 am
    With the onslaught of gadgets the common consumer faces, a subtle and often hidden problem lays in weight, only rearing its ugly head when in times of need. This time of need is of course when plugging into a USB port is needed. Many people use desktop computers day in and day out that feature 2, 4, 8 or more of said ports. But mobile users in particular dont always have such abundant options. Meet the Infinite USB Plug. The beauty of this plug is that it is small and economical -- you only...
  • Best Buy puts it’s “e-cycle” e-waste billboard where it’s mouth is…or something like that.
    by Mike
    Posted February 9th, 2010 at 5:22 am
    Looking for the latest display of electronics companies supporting more green and earth friendly practices? For such a display, one only has to look at a new ad that has cropped up in Times Square in New York City. Non other than Best Buy has erected an e-waste recycling ad that is actually constructed of "e-cycled" electronics as they put it. I'm not a huge tree hugger by any means, but I can certainly appreciate and support not being overly wasteful. Slapping a huge ad in Times Square pr...
  • Turkish Airlines flights to become noisier come Q4 2010 with inflight calling. Oh joy…
    by Mike
    Posted February 7th, 2010 at 11:36 am
    For better or worse, passengers on Turkish Airlines will soon be able to traverse the (literal) air waves of the planet when tens of thousands of feet above the ground and yack away on their phones as long as they please. The new found mile high yackery is being brought to Turkish Airlines passengers compliments of Panasonic Avionics who has won the sole contract to provide the tech. Out of the 12 Boeing 777-300ERs and 10 Airbus A330-300 aircraft that Turkish Airlines maintain, the first pla...
  • CES Dark Chronicles: Hotel showcases and “suite parties” leading way to blackmail and extortion?
    by Mike
    Posted January 11th, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    While I would classify my time in Vegas for the 2010 CES show as a resounding enjoyment, many smaller vendors whom were unable to display product on the show floor or took to a hotel suite for an additional (less expensive outlet) may see it a different way. Instead of the looking over your shoulder at competitors products, vendors now have another problem to look after -- angry CEA employees enforcing bogus crackdowns. According to DailyTech, whom witnessed the scandalous events first hand as...
  • Welcome to Vegas!
    by Mike
    Posted January 5th, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    Just landed in wonderful Las Vegas. I, as well as my henchmen, will be taking the next few hours to gather our thoughts, coordinate our plans, and get ready for the non-stop chaos that is going to be our lives for the next 6 days. Hope you're ready! If you can't be near a computer at all times to stay updated with Gadgetsteria, be sure to check out our Twitter feed @Gadgetsteria. Stay tuned guys and gals......
  • Porsche’s Lithium-ion battery offering finally here.
    by Mike
    Posted December 10th, 2009 at 10:38 pm
    **Update: I apologize for the countless typos and broken sentences that were found throughout this post. I was *attempting* to write while drowsy. Utter failure. Don't post drowsy folks... Battery technology just isn't keeping up with the demand consumer electronics are putting on them. No one would normally think that a 22lb. weight reduction in a car is something to brag good about. But in the wild world of racing, every ounce can be vitally important. Today, Porsche is taking the ...
  • TIME: 25 Back-to-school gadgets for the dollar tree families
    by Mike
    Posted August 28th, 2009 at 8:55 am
    Every geek big or small, young or not so young may use the back-to-school season as an excuse/reason to splurge on that new gadget they've been waiting on or holding out for. Even if you're not a student, there are often some great deals to be had as companies and manufacturers far and wide want to cash in on the spending spree that takes place every year 'round the time the bell's start to ring. Since we live in the digital age, it seems fitting that as we move towards more and mroe digital...
  • Smart Measuring cup proves their still are useful inventions left (sneers at snuggie)
    by Mike
    Posted August 5th, 2009 at 9:39 am
    Every once in a while, the human race stumbles upon an invention or innovation that truly benefits mankind in their day to day lives full of mediocrity and occurrences of the mundane. Such lives are often aided by technology. Whether it be to make a process faster, an object smaller, or help a sick individual, technology makes our lives easier. Introducing the Smart Measuring Cup. One would think this concept would have come along a lot sooner Still, you can't complain, at le...
  • Tech Tattoo: Good idea or addiction gone bad?
    by Mike
    Posted August 4th, 2009 at 9:20 am
    Like many hobbies, addictions can grow and develop from a small crush to a wide following consuming the minds and actions of wide swaths of people. Techie's in particular can grow quite attached to gadgets, hardware, software, a tech company, or even characters in techie based products such as video game characters. While at the time, a certain tattoo may seem like a great way to show off your geekiness. However, after the ink settles and you step back look at what you've done, one can see ...
  • Dyson Energy Bracelet concept aims to un-tether mobile junkies
    by Mike
    Posted July 6th, 2009 at 7:42 am
    Mobile junkies and gadgety geeks are always looking for ways to get just a few more precious minutes of battery life coaxed out of our favorite gadgets while on the go. I know how frustrating and plain unfair it can be to have your gadget of choice die on you in the middle of a trip with no relief (outlet) in site for several or more hours. Thankfully the forward thinkers consisting of Mathieu Servais, Camille Lefer, Clément Faydi, and Mickaël Denié, all third year students in France at t...
  • Onkyo coming to Best Buy Magnolia
    by Mike
    Posted June 30th, 2009 at 10:02 am
    While some may still be saddened at the downfall of Circuit City, many hailed its death as a death to shoddy policies and even shoddier CS. Still, losing the company meant losing several brands and products as those respective companies have so far declined to do business with any other brick and mortar electronics store. Thankfully, Best Buy Magnolia shoppers will soon be treated to Onkyo products once again as their manufacturer has voiced the new relationship. Onkyo: “We have wo...
  • Cellphones/technology making a comeback in public schools?
    by Mike
    Posted April 8th, 2009 at 9:17 am
    It is no secret that schools for lack of a better word *hate* technology in the sense that schools across the U.S. are constantly fighting a war against electronics in school.  Whether it be cellphones, mp3 players, laptops, etc, they are trying to "relaim" the classroom against the creep of the digital world into an enviorment that has remained the same for decades without any real change.  So it comes as quite a surprise that Beaufort High School, located in Beaufront, South Carolina is...
  • Sunglasses double as Solar Charger
    by Mike
    Posted January 6th, 2009 at 8:05 am
    Have you ever been out and about and your phone dies, or your Mp3 player stops pumping out music?  You either don't have a charger with you or aren't near a power outlet.  Well two designers, Hyun-Joong Kim and Kwang-Seok Jeong, have come up with a brilliant idea.  They designed a pair off sunglasses with dye solar cells that turn sun power into gadget power.  All you have to do is plug the electronics of your choice into the power jack on the back of the glasses and you're good to go! ...
  • E3…Back from the dead!
    by Mike
    Posted October 23rd, 2008 at 2:19 pm
    E3...once known as the Pinnacle event in the gaming world, full of games, booth babes, and geeky gamers as far as the eye could see. Then last year, faced with rising costs and a few disgruntled attendees the show was scaled way back. Instead of tens of thousands visitors, booth babes galore, and a chance for average Joe to play the up and coming titles of the year, the show was moved to a much smaller venue (only a few thousand visitors), no booth babes, and it was invite only. Over the last...
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