Gadgets

ViewSonic to Sell 10-inch Hybrid Android/Windows Tablet

Be still, my beating heart. ViewSonic will be showing off a 10-inch “ViewPad” tablet with an Intel processor next week that dual boots into both Android and a Microsoft-based operating system. It’s unclear whether the Microsoft part of the equation will be a full version of Windows 7 or the scaled back Windows Embedded Compact 7, which …

Kodak Playtouch: This One Might Be Good, I Swear

The Playtouch is the third or fourth video camera from Kodak that may actually be worth its weight in gold. As far as pocketable video cameras go at least.

It shoots in full HD (built-in digital image stabilization!) and has a 3-inch capacitive touch-screen but the external mic jack for stereo recording is the one bright spot on a …

WTF of the Day: FleshDrive

You have before you a USB drive. The aptly named FleshDrive is perfect for the adult film connoisseur. No longer will you have to store your naughty videos on your computer or bring a stack of DVDs on the plane or train, the FleshDrive and its “proprietary technology” work on all manner of machines regardless of format.

“Hours …

Ten Quick Impressions of Sprint’s Samsung Epic 4G

Sprint’s latest 4G-enabled phone, the Samsung Epic, landed on my doorstep today. I’ll be putting it through its paces for an upcoming review, but here are some initial first impressions. Also, if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to check out for the review, let me know in the comments section.

1. It’s not as big as I …

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)

You people in this bracket get …

Bank of America, Visa Prep Pay by Phone System in New York

Here comes the digital wallet—to the New York area, at least. Reuters is reporting that Bank of America and Visa will be rolling out a pilot pay-by-phone program in the New York area next month that’ll run until year’s end.

The system will work with smartphones, but not quite as seamlessly as you’d think. Instead of installing a …

HP Tablets with Palm Operating System Due ‘Early 2011′

On a company earnings call yesterday, Hewlett Packard’s Todd Bradley made it official that we can expect both Microsoft tablets and webOS (Palm’s mobile operating system) tablets to hit the market.

“You’ll see us with a Microsoft product out in the near future, and a webOS-based product in early 2011,” remarked Bradley when asked …

Skullcandy Lets You Try Before You Buy With Augmented Reality

It’s one thing to wear a set of over-the-ear headphones out in public but it’s another thing when those headphones are loud and ostentatious. Like sunglasses, headphones are becoming more of an accessory than necessity. But sunglasses are significantly more accessible given all the Sunglass Huts scattered throughout the country. You …

Ice Bucket Keeps Ice Dry, Features Two Sizes in One

The crowdsourcing community over at Quirky.com has unveiled its latest creation as the Twice Ice Bucket. It’s made of two chambers—a half-gallon one and a 2/3-gallon one—and can be flipped on either end to suit whatever size beverage or beverages you’d like to keep cold.

In the middle of the bucket, there’s a flexible …

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