Gadgets

Olympus E-5 DSLR Sports Swiveling LCD, 720p Video

Olympus has finally unveiled the long-awaited replacement to its E-3 DSLR camera, the E-5. It’s a 12-megapixel four thirds camera that’s due out in October with a starting price of around $1,700 for just the body.

The E-5 is compatible with both CompactFlash and SD cards, features 720p video recording at 30 frames per second, HDMI …

Apple iPod nano (2010) Review: Better Than Expected

“There’s no way a 1.5-inch touch-screen is going to work.”

Famous last words.

Apple’s iPod nano has always been in an awkward position as the middle child in the iPod family. It’s never had the capacity, flair or diminutive size of its brethren but the sixth generation nano is something different. Think of it like the …

Rugged ‘Motorola Defy’ Android Phone Given Away by Oprah?

When you think about rugged cell phones, who’s the first celebrity that comes to mind? Yes, Oprah. Absolutely.

Motorola knows this and, as such, has apparently partnered with the queen of daytime television to promote the new Android-based Motorola Defy. I can’t bring myself to watch today’s show (human interest stories make me cry …

Boxee Set Top Box Features 1080p Video, QWERTY Remote

Internet-to-TV video service, Boxee, has been available as a free software download for a while now, but the company has been working with hardware partner D-Link on a dedicated hardware box for the better part of a year.

The Boxee platform in and of itself grabs stream-able video from all over the web—YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, CNN, …

Top Ten Monday Tech Deals

Summer’s over, the kids are back in school, and you finally have a chance to slip back into some semblance of a routine. Here are some handpicked gadget deals to offer one last bit of distraction.

Garmin nuvi GPS with voice recognition: $99.99, today only (Amazon)

You yell at your GPS anyway, so you might as well have one that listens. …

Hands-on With the Contour GPS

What could make a wearable hands-free full HD camera better? How about GPS?

Seattle-based Contour announced just that this morning with the Contour GPS. Like its predecessor, the ContourHD, the GPS model records in full HD at 30fps with a 135-degree (110-degree at 1080p) viewing angle. A built-in GPS module updates a few times per …

Acer Prepping Keyboardless Dual Touchscreen Laptop?

This may be nothing or it may be the very future of portable computing as we know it! As with all rumors, it’s probably somewhere in between.

Apparently Acer is working on a 15-inch notebook that swaps out the hardware keyboard and trackpad for a second touchscreen. The design appears similar to Toshiba’s

YouTube Testing Out Live Videos Today and Tomorrow

YouTube has streamed live events in the past, but it looks like it’s getting ready to make scheduled live video streaming a more permanent fixture. Partnering with a handful of its content partners, YouTube will be testing out “a new live streaming platform” today and tomorrow, with possible expansion to more YouTube account holders in …

Paycheck Friday: Purchasing Suggestions For Your Perusal

It’s Friday! Maybe you just got paid. You could use that money for boring stuff like bills, rent, and food, or you could act like a wonderfully impulsive consumer and spend it on any number of products. Here are some ideas to get you started based on your taxable income bracket.

10% ($0 to $8,375)

Sure, you make very little money. …

Lenovo Laptop Charger Doubles as a USB Hub

Smart. Lenovo has managed to stuff four USB ports into the brick of a notebook power adapter. And while notebook adapters with built-in USB charging ports exist already, this one actually turns three of its four ports into a USB hub while reserving the fourth for straightforward charging.

So if you’re looking to plug a bunch of …

Google Voice Apps to Make Their Way Back to iPhones?

A little over a year ago, a handful of Google Voice applications co-existed peacefully inside Apple’s App Store.

VoiceCentral, GVDialer, and GV Mobile were each developed by independent programmers to leverage the Google Voice service in order to provide iPhone owners with the ability to make and receive calls using their Google Voice …

Best Buy Mobile Offering T-Mobile G2 for $200, Out on 10/6

Starting today, Best Buy Mobile is pre-selling T-Mobile’s G2 with Google with an expected launch date on the 6th of October. It will retail for $200 with a new two-year contract. And if Best Buy’s press release is correct, the T-Mobile G2 will have an S-TFT WVGA resolution screen. As of this posting, the G2 has not shown up on the …

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