Watchmaker LAKS teamed up with MasterCard to develop Watch2Pay, a wristwatch with RFID technology. Aside from telling the time, Watch2Pay can be used to make payments simply by holding it next to a scanning device. Why?
Cameras in vehicles have started to catch on in parts of the world as a way of documenting traffic accidents. While this particular camera is designed for just that purpose, I could see it being used to stitch together some other interesting video content as well.
It was just yesterday that we featured a cool portable Gamecube mod which we thought was pretty nifty. But I just stumbled onto another Gamecube handheld which is even cooler. And while making portable Gamecubes is actually quite common in modding circles, the Gamecube Envision is the best portable version of the console I’ve seen yet.
Got a spare USB port on your PC, laptop or car? Plug in one of these rechargeable flashlights and always be prepared for darkness or impromptu pretend lightsaber battles. Alan Wake would kill to have one of these.
Sony’s PS Vita portable gaming system went on sale in Japan on Saturday, and as you might expect, it’s selling quite well. Sony says that it has already sold over 300,000 of the portable consoles in just the first two days after launch.
Many modern portable hard drives already come with hardware encryption, but if you have extra 2.5″ hard drives, you can turn those into secure storage devices with the LockDown USB 3.0 enclosure from Satechi.
Want to check out the new Sony PS Vita, but don’t can’t stand to wait until February 2012? If you happen to live in the greater Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta or Washington DC areas, you’re in luck.
Another day, another portable Nintendo 64 mod. The Electus 64 is a handheld Nintendo 64. It’s handheld in the same way that the original Nintendo 64 console is handheld – technically, you can hold either system in your hands if you wished.
There are already a handful of solutions for streaming data to and from your portable device. You can use Dropbox or apps like Air Video or GoodReader to stream or transfer data. There are also products like Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite, a hard drive with wireless streaming capabilities.
If you are still waiting for the PS Vita and drooling over it, Sony has released a new commercial for the impending launch of their portable gaming console. Amazingly, unlike others before it, this new spot actually shows more of the PS Vita, but is less informative.
There have been numerous handhelds out there which can play games from the old 8-bit and 16-bit era consoles. Personally, I have the Dingoo A-320, which handles the job nicely. But there’s a new player in town which looks like it could be good, and it’s also cheap.
The ubiquity of touchscreen-equipped devices have popularized the use of intuitive and simple gestures to command gadgets. But gestures shouldn’t be the only thing to consider when making a device, or we might end up with something like the Air Clicker concept.
Most of today’s portable consumer computers are nothing but screen – tablets, smartphones, media players, etc. We also have monitors and HDTVs that have their own USB or HDMI ports. A Norweigan company called FXI Technologies is taking advantage of that and the projected rise of cloud computing by creating a pocket-size computer which has everything but a screen.