Here's a solution to a problem that's been dogging mankind since the very first caveman figured out fire makes food taste good: Grandpa's FireFork. Sure, this could have been invented in the Iron Age, but it wasn't. Or if it was, it was lost to time. Which is perhaps why it is named as it is named. Grandpas all across the land tend to impart a certain wisdom you cannot find anywhere else. If anyone knows how to tame fire, it's the family elders--those who sit in rocking chairs chewing straw and jibber-jabbering about the … Read more
While we covered WowWee's Wrex the unruly robo-dog a couple months back, he is finally available at U.S. e-tail stores. I know we've all been waiting for an unruly, uncouth, ill-behaved robot dog to complement our unruly, uncouth, ill-behaved real dogs, so wait no longer.
Amazon.com has him for $141 and is currently listed as in stock. Buy.com has him for $150, but currently lists him as out of stock. Hammacher Schlemmer has him listed for $130, but has an expected ship date of September 26. Major retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart don't … Read more
I used to be the biggest Sega fan. Starting way back in 1986 from the Sega Master System, all the way to the Dreamcast (yes, I'm that old), I've been a diehard Nintendo/NEC/Sony-hating Sega fanboy. After the Dreamcast, our 16-year relationship ended and now the reason why is painfully clear. The robots have taken over Sega, at least in Japan, and they've enacted their plan for world domination I first alluded to a few weeks back.
Be afraid. Be very afraid. "Lucky" is coming, and I don't think he can be stopped. … Read more
Oh. My. GOSH. That's really all I could get out when I first saw this incredible gadget. It's the kind of thing that really needs to be in every kitchen in the world. It's a bit like TiVo--yes, you've lived these many years without it, but from the moment you know it exists, you have to have it. And you can't imagine life without it.
What is it?
It's Octodog's Frankfurter Converter, and it will change your life--or at least your hot dog's. Just stick your favorite brand of hot dog into … Read more
PinkWatch Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD800 camcorder offers palm-size HD shooting for $468 http://dvice.com/archives/2008/07/sanyo_xacti_dmx.php
Samsung thinks patronizing women will get us into tech; Engadget agrees http://www.popgadget.net/2008/07/samsung_thinks.php
Hot Asian Gadget Audio slave: Gadget nut turns Pikachu into a ‘musical’ instrument http://dvice.com/archives/2008/07/audio_slave_gad.php … Read more
I've had hot dogs on the brain all week. Yesterday, I posted about a Kwik-E-Mart style rotisserie griller available for home use and the day before I was all about a hot dog vending machine. Maybe it's because it's All-Star week, or because July is the official high tide of hot doggery. The Fourth of July weekend is the big hot dog day with an estimated 155 million dogs devoured. Whatever the reason for my hot dog affliction, there's no reason to stop celebrating as it is National Hot Dog Month after all.
Combination appliances abound, … Read more
With memories of the last All Star game at Yankee Stadium already fading, I consider it my patriotic duty to remind everybody to eat their hot dogs. While I may not have an expressed written consent from MLB to disseminate the accounts and descriptions of the game, I can tell you it is over, and it was long. Now that we have passed the Midsummer Classic, the hot days will start to slowly drift away. Don't forget to carry hot dogs along with you into the turning of the seasons.
While it doesn't seem to be an immediate threat to your friendly, neighborhood hot dog stand, a hot dog vending machine could someday be coming to a corner near you. Or to an industrial complex. Or to the supermarket. Or to wherever vending machines happen to congregate. The Hot Choice fully-automated vending machine, created by KRH Thermal, promises to provide a freshly-cooked hot meal in 90 seconds. Clearly, vending is not just for cans of soda and bags of chips any longer.
In the spirit of Kelly Baby Watch, we explore the many reasons why now is a really good time to be a child. Us grown-ups can still have a little fun too. Listen now: Download today's podcastEPISODE 96
Sega Dream Dog DX http://dvice.com/archives/2008/06/sega_dream_dog.php
Edible legos: Yay or nay? http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/5775
Ultimate Star Wars Lego Death Star http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/the_ultimate_star_wars_lego_death_star_10257.asp
Go ahead kids: Draw on the fridge http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13553_1-9976657-32.html
Swim-Ring amphibious PC pool toy http://www.popgadget.net/2008/06/amphibious_pc_p.php … Read more
As consumers are deluged with GPS products, manufacturers are continually looking for ways to expand the market--and that includes non-humans. Tracking technologies for pets (and kids) are hardly new, but Garmin is trying to stay ahead of the pack, literally, with more powerful devices.
The company debuted its original "Astro 220" system only a few months ago, and now it's already coming out with an updated dog collar. The new "Astro DC 30" has a range of 7 miles that's displayed on the correponding handheld device's digital map, according to Gizmodo.
It can … Read more