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…
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.