Neowin's top 5 gadgets for summer

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UK readers of Neowin.net will have noticed that we seem to be at the end of a heatwave, but there is no guarantee it will stop there. I spent today on the beach and though...

Exam cheats to be thwarted by gadgets

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Exam chiefs are employing an armoury of James Bond-style gadgets to crack down on teenagers cheating in their GCSEs and A-levels this summer. The Edexcel exam board's hi-tech approach, including electronic tagging of question papers,...

Gadgets 'ruin' film, claims Scott

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British director Sir Ridley Scott has claimed technology which allows people to watch films on mobile phones and computer screens is killing cinema. "We try to do films which are in support of cinema,...

Google Gadgets can be misused by phishers

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Google Gadgets are little programs that gather information on the Web and then display them on multiple Web pages, making it easy for Webmasters to display everything from sports scores to astronomical data across their...

Gadgets 'threaten energy savings'

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The growing popularity of hi-tech devices, such as flat-screen TVs and digital radios, threaten to undermine efforts to save energy, a report says. UK consumers spend £12bn a year on electronics, much of which...

Solar Jacket Charges Gadgets on the Run

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At a fashion show in Florence, Italian fashion company Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia SpA showed off the Solar JKT, an outdoor jacket lined with integrated wearable electronics developed by Germany's Interactive Wear AG and Innovative Solarprodukte...

Americans Spend $1,200 A Year On Tech Gadgets

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In their annual survey, the Consumer Electronics Association has found that U.S. households are spending an average of $1,200 a year on electronic gadgets; the average home has 25 consumer-electronic devices, with the top five...

The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years

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Our infatuation with gizmos and gadgets never ceases. Most of us would be lost without our digital music players, cell phones, USB thumb drives, and other gadgets that make our lives more convenient. ...

Gadgets get their own site

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Last week at the Professional Developer's Conference (PDC) Microsoft announced that gadgets would be a native part of Windows Vista. This week, DesktopGadgets.com, a website dedicated to the sale and distribution of gadgets has...

The Neowin Gadget, can gadgets trump widgets?

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For the past couple of years, we've heard a lot about widgets. Widgets are clever mini-applications that reside on users desktops. Programs such as DesktopX, Konfabulator, Kapsules, Samurize, amongst others have helped popularize putting...

Stardock - From Widgets to Gadgets

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Software developer Stardock has unveiled its plans for DesktopX 3. Neowin readers maybe familiar with DesktopX already. DesktopX was originally released as v 1.0 in 2000. It allowed users to add objects to...

Gadgets galore on show at Cebit

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The giant Cebit technology fair is getting underway in Hanover. The trade fair is a key event for the world's technology and telecommunications firms and the mood at the show is always...

Google puts new gadgets in browser

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Online search engine Google introduced several new gadgets in its popular toolbar for Web browsers, hoping to build even greater brand loyalty amid heightened competition. The new software out Thursday for the...

Mobile gadgets offer new lessons

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Using mobile phones and handheld computers to teach basic skills could help a generation of youngsters turned off by traditional education. That is the hope of those involved in the 4.5m euro...

All-In-One Living Room Gadgets Arrive

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It is the one romance that has been long rumored but never consummated in the world of consumer electronics: PC meets TV. Now, some of the world's largest electronics companies think the happily-ever-after is in...

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