7 Favorite Ways to Say Goodbye (For Now)

It's been an amazing ride on the Gizmodo train, but this is my stop; my last daily post. I'll be swinging by for some cool features we've got planned…but for now, I leave you with 7 of my favorite posts… » 12/04/09 3:35pm 12/04/09 3:35pm

Netbooks: What You Need to Know About the Next 6 Months

A bunch of great netbook upgrades are on the way—next-gen Intel processors in January; smooth HD video playback—but to spare you the brain hemorrhage of keeping track, we've laid it all out. Here's what you need to know. » 12/04/09 12:00pm 12/04/09 12:00pm

Maplock is Like a Steering Wheel Lock for Your GPS

Considering how cheap and ubiquitous GPS devices have gotten, I'm not surprised that they're now the most commonly stolen item from vehicles. That's why Maplock caught my eye: it hooks onto your GPS and tethers it to your steering wheel. » 12/04/09 7:44am 12/04/09 7:44am

CrunchPad Breaks Cover at Media Event Next Monday

The CrunchPad would've been an easy-to-use Web tablet, but the strange saga of its 11th-hour demise will be anything but simple. Chandra Rathakrishnan—CEO of the CrunchPad's problem partner—will demo the tablet, and explain his side of the story. » 12/04/09 6:36am 12/04/09 6:36am

Freaky Singing Animatronic Heads Part of $75K Art Work

These creepily realistic face molds are attached to servos controlled by computer. They come from the twisted mind of artist, Nathaniel Mellor, and are part of an art piece being sold at Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 for $75K. Watch: » 12/04/09 5:53am 12/04/09 5:53am

DIY Flamethrower Wall Poster: The Perfect Holiday Gift

There's nothing quite like the home creation of deadly weapons. I mean, what could go wrong? This beautiful $11 wall chart explains how everyday materials can become a propane-powered flamethrower, and there's a potato cannon version, too. Take a look: » 12/03/09 2:40pm 12/03/09 2:40pm

Firefighting ATV Concept: Twin Water Cannons, Gull Wing Doors

Dubbed the Amatoya, this concept recon buggy would allow a two-person crew to zip around hotspots and fire fronts to collect intel faster, and more safely than the modified Toyota Landcruisers and light tankers that are typically used today. » 12/03/09 9:40am 12/03/09 9:40am

Nokia Previews Faster, Prettier Symbian User Interface for 2010

We were surprised yesterday to hear that Nokia is moving ahead with both Symbian and Maemo phones, but reassured by their admission that the Symbian UI kinda blows. Well, now we have juicy screenshots of improvements they've got in mind. » 12/03/09 8:19am 12/03/09 8:19am

CompuLab fit-PC2i: Super Small PC Runs Windows 7 or Ubuntu Linux

It won't run Crysis, but CompuLab's claims this is the world's smallest dual gigabit Ethernet-equipped PC. It measures just 4- x 4.5- x 1.05-inches, uses an Atom CPU (1.1GHz or 1.6GHz), and has room for a 2.5-inch SATA hard disk. » 12/03/09 6:54am 12/03/09 6:54am

First Pics: ViewSonic's VPC08 Windows XP Phone is Freakin' Huge

Here are the first shots of the VPC08 in action. The hardware looks faithful to those renders we saw mid-November, and includes a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 800MHz Atom Z500 CPU, and separate phone controls with a second 2-inch screen. » 12/03/09 6:07am 12/03/09 6:07am

Asus Eee PC 1008P Netbook: Next-Gen Atom N450 Processor, Garishly Pink

HardwareZone got the scoop on this upcoming Seashell 2 netbook designed by Karim Rashid. It has a 1.8GHz Pineview Atom N450 CPU, Windows 7, and a new slide-out battery…but its other specs are boringly normal—no Nvidia Ion graphics. » 12/02/09 10:30am 12/02/09 10:30am

RedEye Makes Your iPhone a Universal Remote Control

After months of private beta testing, ThinkFlood's RedEye goes on sale today. You control the dock using an iPhone app via Wi-Fi, and it sends out infrared signals to control your AV gear. At $188, it's not crazy expensive, either. » 12/02/09 8:22am 12/02/09 8:22am

Stolen Belgian iPhones Traced to Russian Black Market

Remember that $3M iPhone 3GS heist in Belgium last month? Burglars nabbed 3,000-4,000 handsets. Now, according to blogs uncovered by Cult of Mac, they're being offloaded in Russia (where the 3GS isn't available) in batches of 100—cash only. » 12/02/09 7:01am 12/02/09 7:01am