Category Archives: Gadgets

Somebody should make a phone like this

The Sinclair Sovereign, a pocket calculator from 1976. [Planet Sinclair]

Joey Roth's Ceramic Speakers

Joey Roth, designer of the wonderful Sorapot, has a new creation: Ceramic Speakers. As you can see, it’s a speaker system made from porcelain, cork, and maple wood. I wanted to reduce the speaker system to its most simple form, … Continue reading

Sidekick servers "impacted" by outage.

T-Mobile’s Sidekick data outage entered its third day on Sunday, according to The Consumerist. The official word: While we anticipate a significant portion of data services to be restored by Monday, some richer data services may lag. We sincerely apologize … Continue reading

Little Dog


If only these retro fake ads were for real products!

Bobster855’s collection of ancient “National Lampoon” advertisements is fantastic–like a cross between comic book ads and Skymall. I’m pretty sure that digital grandfather clock came to be.

Introducing the Kindle Gutenberg Bookreader

The end-user license agreement is up at McSweeney’s: Congratulations on purchasing the newest iteration of our electronic readers, the Kindle Genius Browser. We have made this new device compatible with all previous versions of the e-book, but there are some … Continue reading

Flotsam Robots

Prices start at $250. [Etsy via Dinosaurs and Robots]

Technical illustrations by Karl Hans Janke

An entire world could be built around them. More at Biblio Odyssey.


I like Rob Brennan’s cake. [flickr]

In future America, car stops you.

To wrap up our visit to its R&D lab in Palo Alto, Mercedes-Benz’s Gordon Peredo demonstrated “Smart Stop,” a wireless safety system that¬†stops cars automatically¬†when the driver fails to heed a red light.