Hard Drive Clock Is An Arduino-Fueled, LED Trip

Hard drive clocks are a dime a dozen on sites like Etsy, but Hacked Gadgets reader NatureTM went the extra mile and employed an Arduino to control the time and LED light show on the reflective platters. » 1/28/10 4:40pm 1/28/10 4:40pm

RC Car Runs On Sugar, Just Like You

Last week Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy claimed that they had a soda-powered RC car in the works, and they have delivered on that promise with the "Ene Pocket." » 1/26/10 7:20pm 1/26/10 7:20pm

Dell Tech Support Remotely Turns Woman's Webcam On Without Permission

Dianne Annunziato is accusing a Dell technician of becoming a virtual peeping Tom during a support call by remotely turning on her webcam. » 1/26/10 4:40pm 1/26/10 4:40pm

Nationwide No Texting Law Goes Into Effect For Buses and Trucks That…

There isn't a nationwide ban on texting for regular drivers (yet), but starting today bus drivers and commercial truckers will have to put down the cellphone and concentrate on the road. » 1/26/10 12:49pm 1/26/10 12:49pm

Motz Mini FM Radio Is a Serious Choking Hazard

Who cares about FM radio right? But what if the FM radio came in a wooden box that's really, really tiny? The Motz is all that and an MP3 speaker as well. » 1/25/10 8:20pm 1/25/10 8:20pm

The Kandle Is a Really Good Name For an eReader Light

It's a pun that works on every level. Plus, it will be compatible with kinds of eReaders—not just the Kindle thanks to a WideLip grip. Also features double pivoting arms and 2 LED light source. » 1/25/10 2:00pm 1/25/10 2:00pm

New AMD Athlon II and Phenom II Clock In At Under $120

AMD has released several new processors in the Athlon and Phenom II lineups and aimed them squarely at budget-minded consumers. The chips have already been benchmarked on several sites, and, overall, they appear to offer good performance for the price. » 1/25/10 1:15pm 1/25/10 1:15pm

Feisbuk Is Just Like Facebook, Except Analog and In Spanish

You know what, this analog version of facebook looks a lot cleaner and more user friendly than the real deal. Besides, there is still something to be said for putting pen to paper. » 1/22/10 9:20pm 1/22/10 9:20pm

ColdAvenger Mask Heats and Humidifies The Air You Breathe In

Designed by a physician and inspired by the US and Canadian militaries, the ColdAvenger not only protects the skin from the elements, it also protects your respiratory system with a removable ventilator. » 1/22/10 8:00pm 1/22/10 8:00pm

IBM Sets Magnetic Tape Data Density Record: 35TB of Storage

IBM and Fujifilm have spent the last three years working to improve magnetic tape data density, and the result is a prototype with a density of 29.5 billion bits per square inch—enough to hold 35TB of data. » 1/22/10 11:58am 1/22/10 11:58am

Spike Jonze's Short Film Shows Us That Robots Handle Their Relationship…

By getting drunk. Spike Jonze latest project I'm Here, a 30-minute tale about the ups and downs of robot love, is set to premier at the Sundance Film Festival. It's also being used in an ad campaign for Absolute Vodka. » 1/21/10 7:00pm 1/21/10 7:00pm

Highly Hackable TI Watch Used To Wirelessly Unlock Doors

Often when I reach for the keys in my pocket, I wonder why the hell we still use them. This dude is ahead of the curve though—he can open his doors by simply tapping his TI eZ430-Chronos watch. » 1/21/10 5:00pm 1/21/10 5:00pm

Microsoft's Warped Arc Keyboard Gets a Hands On

The guys at DVICE got one of the first fondles of the bizarre Microsoft Arc keyboard that raised some eyebrows at CES. Initial impressions were positive for both design and functionality. » 1/21/10 12:19pm 1/21/10 12:19pm

I Would Lock Time At About Noon On a Saturday

Do you remember that TV show Out Of This World with that girl who could stop time (+100 obscurity bonus)? Probably not, but I always wished I could do that. It's also the inspiration behind this concept watch. » 1/20/10 8:00pm 1/20/10 8:00pm

Old Shopping Carts Aren't Just For Bums Anymore

As designer Ramon Coronado demonstrates, if you cut em up and rearrange the parts, you can actually make some really cool furniture. » 1/20/10 6:40pm 1/20/10 6:40pm

Add "Affordable" HP Printers To The 3D Blitz

Clearly, 2010 is poised to be the "year of 3D." This includes movies, TV and maybe even "affordable" printers for small businesses. HP and Stratasys have teamed up to deliver a 3D printer that should cost less than $15,000. » 1/20/10 3:20pm 1/20/10 3:20pm