Now, even your bathroom scale has Wi-Fi

If you’re trying to lose weight or stay healthy and enjoy metrics and graphs, then you should check out the Withings WiFi Body Scale. The scale’s built-in Wi-Fi automatically transmits your weight, lean and fat mass, and body mass index to your own Withings webpage. You can also have the data transmitted to the free more »


Google Android Developer Challenge 2 underway, Android to get lots more apps

Google has announced the start of the first round of judging for its second annual Android Developer Challenge. With 10,000 applications already available in Android Market, the Developer Challenge is a way to spur new, creative additions from developers. Users of Android-powered phones can get in on the judging action by downloading the Android Developer more »

PacketVideo launches TwonkyBeam media-streamer, streams video from the web to your TV for free

PacketVideo has launched TwonkyBeam as part of its TwonkyMedia suite of media-sharing software. TwonkyBeam is a free, downloadble browser plug-in that allows you to stream photos, video, and music from media websites to other devices in your home. After installing the plug-in to your browser, you can stream content by either right-clicking on it or more »

HP’s new all-in-one MS200 isn’t a touchscreen, but it’s light on your wallet

HP Pavilion All-in-One MS200 PC is HP’s new, non-touchscreen all-in-one that is aimed to fit in small spaces like dorms with its 18.5″ 16:9 widescreen. The overall body has a smooth, rounded design with a matte black and silver finish. It definitely is a computer that you wouldn’t want to hide in a cabinet. Packed more »

New Energy Star standards stricter for TVs

Thinking about buying a new TV? Well, new Energy Star certification standards for 2010 and 2012 will make it harder for TV manufacturers to get the Energy Star sticker on their product. The new standards will demand 40 to 65% greater efficiency in power consumption, respectively. In particular, TVs over 50 inches in size will more »


Spider-Man is calling: Vringo brings Marvel video ringtones to phones

Vringo has partnered with Marvel Comics to bring you cellphone video clips and video ringtones from Marvel’s Super Hero library. A dedicated storefront at lets you choose from pre-cut video clips/ringtones or search for a Marvel video and clip it to the 30 seconds you want. Then you simply download the video clip to more »


Good news: Pre-DVD movie releases. Bad news: MPAA wants to break your TV to do it.

Since June 2008, the Motion Picture Association of America (“MPAA”) has moved forward with a petition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the right to use selectable output control (SOC). This practice involves disabling the analog or digital portions of a video stream to the consumer. The MPAA claims using SOC would allow them more »


Gadgetell Experiment: Testing Jolicloud OS for netbooks

jolicloud logoFor the past few months, I have been running the Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 on my netbook, an Asus Eee PC 1000HE. While Windows 7 was great at first, as time progressed, it became sluggish. So, thanks to our friends at Jolicloud, I got a chance to check out the alpha release of Jolicloud OS for netbooks.


Gadgetell Review: DYMO LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo

label printer with printed labelsThe DYMO LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo is a double spool label printer for Macs and PCs that utilizes thermal printing technology. It can be print a variety of label types, including address, shipping, and postage. The included labelmaker software, DYMO Label v.8, also includes DYMO File, which sets up barcodes for auto-sorting scanned documents, and DYMO Stamps for printing postage. The DYMO LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo is available for purchase from DYMO for $209.99.

TiVo to support more web video including podcasts via RSS

TiVo to support more web video including podcasts via RSSThought having Season Pass recording, direct Amazon movie downloads, and Netflix Watch Instantly was enough for TiVo? Think again. Starting August 5, 2009, TiVo will be offering over 100 free podcast channels, including content from networks such as G4, FOX, and CBS. Beyond these channels, independent video podcast providers can add their content to TiVo via RSS and H.264 video.

BlackBerry App World gets more App Store-ish

RIM’s 1.1 update to its Blackberry App World has made it more like the Apple App Store. The update includes a free and a paid top downloads list and new categories and sub-categories. Also, customers can now sort search results by Newest, Highest Rated, Price (lowest/highest), Developer (alphabetical), or Application Name (alphabetical). For those of more »


Kodak introduces full HD Zi8 Pocket Video Camera

Adding to its pocket video camera line, Kodak is announcing the Zi8 Pocket Video Camera. The Zi8 shoots in full HD 1080p with electronic image stabilization and smart face tracking. It also doubles as a 5 MP 16:9 still camera. The Zi8, like its little brother the Zi6, has one-button recording. Storage is SD/SDHC card-based more »