Gotta say, the weight is my favorite part about this thing. Call me old fashioned, but I'm not used to a five hundred page book weighing as much as a couple of quarters so it's nice to feel like I'm holding something sturdy in my hand. A nice transition to the future. » 11/16/10 11:00am 11/16/10 11:00am

Ultimate Toy Robot Battlemodo

Everyone wants love, companionship and contact. Those who can't get it from humans can turn to the latest crop of hot toy robots: Wall-E in three sizes, WowWee's Rovio, Femisapien and Mr. Personality, the dino D-Rex, multi-talented Elmo Live and Sony's enchantingly personable Rolly music player. Each exudes a desire… » 12/09/08 4:00pm 12/09/08 4:00pm

The Insane Hardware Driving the World's Biggest LED Billboard

In a dusty supply closet at 1 Times Square, a computer terminal hooked up to hordes of ethernet servers, RAID arrays and monitors humbly runs the largest LED sign in the world. The sign, a 3-sided, 17,000-square-foot Goliath, debuted last night at the opening of a Walgreens in New York City. Today, I got to see what… » 11/21/08 9:30pm 11/21/08 9:30pm

Casio EX-FH20 Budget Super Slow-Mo Camera Lightning Review

The Gadget: » 11/19/08 5:00pm 11/19/08 5:00pm The camera, bargain brother to the popular . It features 1000 fps slow-mo video, a 40 fps burst mode for still shooting and a 9.1-megapixel sensor, as well as good ol' 720p at regular speeds, all for of the original slow-mo star.

Uniqlo Human Vending Machine Previews Our Future in the Robot Apocalypse

If you couldn't make it to Times Square this morning, the clip above shows what happens when humans become vending machines. Yes, it was a stunt put on by Uniqlo, and no, it didn't ruin shopping forever » 11/18/08 7:00pm 11/18/08 7:00pm. It's actually pretty great; first you get your body scanned to reveal your hottest and coldest parts, then no…

Monster Turbine In-Ear Headphones Impressions (High Quality, Decent…

Monster just announced their first ear buds, the Turbine "In-Ear Speakers", a followup to the Beats By Dre cans » 11/12/08 12:00am 11/12/08 12:00am, and they are quite nice for the $150 price tag. I tried them on for a few hours, and so far I've been impressed with the clean, deep bass and crisp, clear mids and highs. In fact, I'd be willing to put them…

Flip Cam Gets a Hi-Def Upgrade With 720p Shooting MinoHD

Flip, the grandaddy of cheap camcorders, is the latest to join the hi-def video club with the release of the Flip MinoHD. The MinoHD joins the Zi6 » 11/11/08 11:01pm 11/11/08 11:01pm and in capturing 720p widescreen video, and it will save up to 60 minutes of footage on 4GB of built-in storage. Its the same size as the , and it has a 2-hour Li-ion…

Tactics and Strategies in the First Real Internet Election

When you go to the polls next Tuesday, no matter who you vote for, you will be motivated by words, images and videos you picked up online. There are some voters who don't use the internet to gather information about candidates, but that number is dwindling, while the number of ways candidates can reach you online is… » 10/29/08 1:15pm 10/29/08 1:15pm

Hands On Casio's EX-FH20, the "Budget" Super-Slow-Mo Cam

Maybe you didn't even realize that the hallowed Exilim EX-F1 super-slow-mo cam got a little brother, the new $600 EX-FH20. We finally got to check it out today and it's definitely a winner. Slightly slimmer than it's pricier counterpart, it also has a cleaner UI making it easier for a novice to use. 1000fps slo-mo… » 10/21/08 6:30pm 10/21/08 6:30pm