Articles about hardware

You Can Plant A Tiny Spy Chip In Any Hardware For Just $200
We have all heard about something similar in the movies. But, in reality?Well, only organizations like NSA could have done something like that to spy on government officials (or the general public).Edward Snowden may not be a saint but the claim against NSA’s surveillance definitely points to a lot of things we couldn’t have known.Now that we have realized the fact that everyone is being tracked in some way or […]

Hardware Dominator’s GPU Collection Exceeds 600 Units
It was a love story that started more than 15 years ago. All the way back in 1997 when many of the current teens were still not in existence, a certain person by the moniker of Hardware Dominator decided to pick up an NVIDIA Riva 128 graphics card. Of course, his story with NVIDIA and the different kinds of video cards that they have rolled out over the years did […]

MetaWear $30 Wearable Chip With BT LE And Accelerometer On Kickstarter
With the recent  launch of the new Android Wear OS and the gazillion fitness bands and Smartwatches, wearable tech is the new hot trend in consumer electronics right now.Last Sunday, I met with MbientLab co-founders Laura Kassovicand Matt Baker at their office in San Francisco where they developed the $30 MetaWear tiny board featuring a Nordic Bluetooth LE and ARM Cortex M0 SoC (System-on-Chip) that will allow enthusiasts with expertise […]

Crysis 2 minimum system requirements revealed
The minimum system requirements to run Crytek’s upcoming FPS game, Crysis 2, have been revealed and no surprise – they match the recommended system requirements for the first Crysis. You might think this isn’t a big deal, but take into account that this is the minimum requirement to run the game. Minimum probably means all the special effects turned off, low-res textures being used and so on. Would you really […]


Razer powers on with new member to Board of Advisors
Gaming company Razer intends to strengthen the line up of their Board of Advisors by recruiting Ed Fries – an industry veteran who has nearly 30 years of software experience ranging from the Atari all the way to Microsoft Office and the Xbox. This move will definitely boost Razer’s team with plenty of experience, and hopefully it might just mean more device such as the Razer Switchblade gaming concept device that […]

Recoil Saw bounces through intended target
A hand saw is one of the more primitive methods of cutting a block of wood in two, and is definitely not one of the more efficient ways. On the bright side, at least it offers a great workout, something that most of us don’t really get these days what with our laidback, office-based lifestyles. Well, John Zimmerman, a software developer by day, has come up with the Recoil Saw […]

PlayStation Move arrives Stateside, aims to redefine gaming
Funny how the world works. Remember when Nintendo unveiled the Wii, only to have Sony executives laugh at its ‘waggly controls’? Well, how the tables have turned, and Sony will now jump aboard the motion sensitive bandwagon with their PlayStation Move motion control system. Of course, this will be different than the Wiimote, as it relies on the PlayStation Eye cam as well as internal motion sensors to detect all […]

BRD 06 Full Car Motion Simulator is the bomb
Ballracing Developments (BRD) has introduced the BRD 06 Full Car Motion Simulator which prides itself in delivering the most realistic racing experience possible, courtesy of its simulator control technology that was specially designed by racing drivers for racing drivers. In order to make sure you gain maximum benefit from the thrills and spills of simulated speed, the BRD 06 Full Car Motion Simulator will be equipped with realistic motion cues […]

Amazon won't limit itself to just Kindle hardware
Amazon’s most famous hardware to date is the Kindle e-book reader, but is that all the company is working on in the future? Perhaps not, because when one pays closer attention to the job board for Lab 126, a division of Amazon which is responsible for the Kindle e-reader, there will be a wide range of listings that are related to electronics hardware, including titles such as Supply Chain Project […]

No Hotspot And Tethering For The Motorola Droid
While you can bet that many Motorola Droid owners out there are looking forward to getting hold of the Android 2.2 update, the update will apparently not be offering two of the more requested features of the device, which are tethering and mobile hotspot functionality. The lack of tethering is down to the lack of a necessary application that isn’t part of this update. The lack of mobile hotspot is […]

Power A offers PS3 Pro Elite controller
Power A has come up with a new PlayStation 3 controller that does not resemble the traditional shape of a PS3 controller, simply because they decided to study all the good things about the Xbox 360 controller, and coming up with a copy that ought to appeal to PS3 owners. Retailing for $50, it will see the left analog stick located up on the top left and D-Pad down on […]

Nintendo 3DS announced at E3
It is finally here, and previous speculations are proven correct – Nintendo has announced the brand new 3DS handheld console that will bring 3D gaming to the masses, especially for those who are always on-the-go! Its 3.5″ display is located on the upper segment of the console, where it offers stereoscopic 3D sans the need for special glasses. There is also a 3D depth slider on the right side of […]

Sony PS3 Move bundle might include 500GB model
Word on the street has it that Sony is working to release a 500GB PlayStation 3 hardware bundle that will also include the PlayStation Move. This bundle might also come in two – we’re talking about a smaller 250GB model just in case you think that your gaming needs will never surpass the 250GB mark. Other new hardware thrown into the mix also includes 802.11n Wi-Fi cards for a faster […]

Microsoft Project Natal up close and personal
The Engadget folks came across the much anticipated Project Natal from Microsoft, where it could very well be the retail version for all you know, despite being obviously marked as a developer unit. It looks pretty huge, measuring more than half the length of the Xbox 360 console itself (when the latter is lying down on its side) from the image you see above. We hope that the final product […]

Gigabyte Aivia M8000X gaming mouse
Gigabyte has a heart for gamers, especially those who are serious about it enough to think about going pro, by rolling out the M8000X gaming mouse at Computex 2010 in Taiwan. Also known as the Aivia, the M8000X comes with a whopping 6,000 dpi pro-laser engine that is capable of handling high-speed movement and achieve accurate precision without missing a beat. Alongside that, you get an integrated GHOST Engine memory […]

CyberPower gaming machines run on AMD Phenom II X6 6-core processor
CyberPower decided to throw their lot with AMD this time round where their new gaming machines are concerned, being powered by the new AMD Phenom II X6 6-core processor. Of course, you might think that you will have to fork out an arm and a leg for these new machines, but since it has an AMD heart within, prices are pretty affordable, starting from $699 upwards. Of course, those who […]

Dingoo A330 Mini Game King
The Dingoo A330 Mini Game King is a new third party handheld console that measures roughly the size of a Game Boy Micro, where you are able to play a range of emulated ROMs as well as a host of other multimedia files. Just in case you are not happy with its 2.3″ LCD display at 320 x 240 resolution, you will be able to watch it on a larger […]

Portable N64 hack reaches new heights
In terms of size, of course, as this version will target an over-under control scheme compared to a side-by-side version, resulting in a smaller overall size which is always a good thing for your hands since playing it for hours on end might just leave you with a bad case of painful fingers (and perhaps even arms). Wonders never cease with folks coming up with new ways to turn old […]

Xbox 360 Afterglow controllers
Love playing in the dark, especially when it comes to the survivor horror genre? Let the Xbox 360 Afterglow controllers add some spice to your gaming moments, as they will glow in the dark to make your pad all the more spaced out, especially for first timers who drop by. You can choose from three different colors at $29.95 a pop as shipping commences later this week. Makes us wonder […]

G-mate Gun Overlord magnetic dynamic gun
The G-mate Gun Overlord magnetic dynamic gun is different from all the other gaming rifles you’ve seen to date simply because it is touted to be much more sensitive than its competitors. Being a plug-and-play device, all you need to do is plug in the wireless receiver into a USB port without the need to install any drivers, enabling you to move the control cursor freely by pointing the G-mate […]