You can play YouTube videos in the VLC app on your desktop

Do you watch your YouTube videos in the browser? For a long time I refused to watch any YouTube video that didn’t work in Safari without Flash installed. A few months ago I gave in and started using Chrome when I wanted to watch a YouTube video that didn’t work in HTML5. A Native Option [...]


Nintendo officially announces the Wii Mini ($99)

I was very close to pulling a trigger on the Wii for $89 at Walmart on Black Friday. At this point I’m glad I didn’t. The Wii Mini The little console only launches in Canada. Best Buy in Canada had this Wii console on their site earlier than the official announcement, and the rumors raced [...]


Here’s a $40 Tetris LED lamp. Just like the game, you can arrange the pieces as you wish

I’ve been shopping for a new office desk lamp for quite some time now. I found this one, and thought I’d share it with you: The Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp As you stack the pieces of the lamp, the bulbs inside the pieces are lit. You can stack them in any combination and it [...]


Video: The CEO of Nintendo unboxes the Wii U

If you’re going to have an unboxing video, or unboxing pics, there may not be a better actor than the CEO of the manufacturing company. Mr Iwata opens the Wii U Premium Pack for the first time. I love his little joke that the white gloves make him feel like Mario. Check out the video: [...]


Samsung’s Android-powered Galaxy Camera launches in the UK this week. It will cost $637

Starting Thursday Samsung is launching an Android-powered camera in the UK: The Galaxy Camera. I’ve consistently been surprised with every new product announcement that the market didn’t present an Android-powered iPod competitor. The iPod Touch is one of the best selling devices at Apple, and it seems that it all but completely overtook the iPod [...]


New Belkin NetCam Wi-Fi home security camera connects to your smartphone

Lately I’ve been following a lot of home automation products and services. You may have noticed. A few weeks ago, Belkin announced a baby monitor that you could follow with your iPhone or iPad. They’re bumping up the stakes a bit and using the technology to deliver a home security package. Night Vision and Wide [...]


Dock Card: The portable iPhone dock

There are two things wrong with iPhone docks. The first is that they aren’t portable. The second is that they use a single connector, and as Apple just proved dock connectors change. Portable iPhone Dock There are countless iPhone docks out there. Some of them are very well designed. Some of them are not very [...]


Killer Umbrella Design for Windy Days

I have a friend that I worked with downtown. On a rainy day we’d grab the big city umbrellas for our walk to the food-court for breakfast or lunch. When the wind would blow, without fail, his umbrella would flip. Inevitably his umbrella would turn inside out and allow him to get soaked. This umbrella [...]


This umbrella changes colors when it gets wet

Some of the most basic technology can bring simple yet wonderful happiness. A great example is this color changing umbrella, when it gets wet, it blooms into a full spectrum of colors. White when it’s dry, spectrum when it’s wet. The colourful raindrop pattern is actually coated with a layer of white hydro-chromatic ink. When [...]


A Mere 30%

The rumor mill is humming along with the idea that Apple will someday soon sell a full size television set. I believe the rumor is based on four historical truths. Television is the most expensive product in your living room. Apple likes to sell high priced products with high margin. Television is a terrible mess, [...]