Sony working on a universal console controller

Sony has applied for a patent on a games console controller which could work on any console, including older machines and those produced by rival firms. The patent was filed in August 2008 but has only just been published by the US Patent Office. The design appears to be based on the housing of existing […]

Game news latest: DS best selling console ever, 250GB Xbox drive, Zelda for Wii

The Wii is now the best selling Nintendo home console, while the DS is the firm’s top selling device of all time. The news comes in an event-filled week for the games industry, with Microsoft confirming a super-sized external drive for the Xbox 360 and a Zelda game for Wii now appearing a cert for […]

Name That Cable

Here’s a little quiz that should be right up your alley. Can you identify all ten cable connections in the Cable Connector Quiz? I’m almost ashamed to admit that my score was 80%, considering I’ve heard from so many others today who were proud to score 100%. Mind you, some of these are pretty old […]

Google Nexus One Officially Unveiled

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] While news of this device leaked quite a while ago (and Google openly distributed it to their employees), the Google Nexus One still drew a crowd today, both online and at Google’s official launch event.  The new phone is similar to other Android devices, such as the popular Droid, but […]

(Unofficial) Apple repair manuals now copyright-free

Apple may never open-source their technology, but ifixit.com has announced that they’re releasing their entire collection of guides and illustrative images for Apple computer repair under a Crative Commons licence. The specific license they have opted for means anyone can copy, publish and adapt the guides as long as they acknowledge the original source and […]

Delivery disappointment: iMac pushed back

Christmas falls on December 25th every year. That might seem obvious to you, but it appears the planners for some major corporations have been getting surprised by this. As you may remember, Barnes & Noble recently conceded that even orders for its “nook” e-reader placed before the Christmas delivery deadline November 20th might not make […]

Acer to make the Chrome netbook a reality

Acer has announced that it plans to be the first manufacturer to produce hardware running Google’s Chrome operating system. Chrome is a Linux-based system which is centered on the existing Google-made browser. It’s aimed primarily at users who want a low-cost machine for internet use and a few basic applications. The system is really just […]

Awesome Deals on Logitech MX1100 Wireless Mouse ($39) + Illuminated Ultrathin Keyboard with Backlighting ($39)

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, we’ve got two awesome logitech products at very cheap prices. First, there’s the MX1100 Wireless mouse. Originally priced at $79.99 but now going for $48.65, minus $10 via rebate form (total: $38.65), the MX1100 is probably the best wireless mouse you’ll find around that price range. Elegantly […]

Artist Recreates Mona Lisa Portrait Using Motherboards

Displayed in the lobby of Asus’s headquarters in Peitou, Taiwan, this recreation of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was made using old PC motherboards. [Via [H] | Flickr (CC)]

Deal of the Day: ViewSonic VA2223wm 22-inch 16:9 1080p LCD – $149, Shipped

Originally priced at $218.99, ViewSonic’s 22″ 16:9 VA2223wm monitor is now going for $149 (shipping included) on Amazon.com. The display features Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, a dynamic contrast ratio of 16,000:1, 5 ms of response time, a slim bezel design, and Integrated stereo speakers for those of you looking for some space-saving gear […]

CNET UK Names iPhone the World’s Worst

Ouch. Even the headline is painful. It appears that, in spite of a recently positive review in June, at least one editor at CNET UK has decided that it’s high time the iPhone’s shortcomings are shown to the world. In a slightly tongue-in-cheek list, Flora Graham spares no barbs detailing the biggest problems with the […]

Funkytown by Lipps Inc: The Hardware Edition

Remember when we posted the clip featuring old hardware reproducing Radiohead’s Nude song? Well, in response to this video, James Cochrane decided to do the same with Funkytown, using a similar method.