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On paper, the Nectar Power system is both awesome and ludicrous. This is essentially a keychain-dongle USB power solution for super-sized keychains. You carry it around and charge your iPhone or other USB devices as needed. Let's start with the ludicrous, which is the price. The unit is now a...

March 22nd 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Loyal TUAW reader Bill G. was kind enough to face chat with us this evening. What made this especially fun was that he was in flight over Arkansas at the time. On the way to Texas via American Airlines service, Bill was able to use FaceTime with the plane's in-flight WiFi service. It was a gre...

July 13th 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

Why didn't Apple think of this? SmartScreen lets you add widgets to your iPhone lock screen, providing an interactive dashboard experience whenever you wake up your device. The software is jailbreak-only (as you'd probably expect, given its standard system-defying functionality) and will be launche...

September 24th 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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quirky is a design firm with a difference. Rather than pay a brain trust to sit around and think up product ideas, they let average Anns and Andys submit designs that are then refined and named by a community of site visitors. When designs are ready for production, quirky sets a threshold number of...

September 12th 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Seems like authors Jon Woodcock and Chris Woodford think the PSP is pretty cool. In fact, they're having it featured on their upcoming book "Cool Stuff 2.0." The book attempts to explain the technologies behind our everyday favorites -- we can't wait to see what they have to say about how the PSP w...

August 22nd 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments