Gizmodo, Engadget founder launches new gadget site

July 1, 2009
The founder of two of the most popular gadget sites on the Web, Gizmodo and Engadget, launched GDGT.com, another destination for technology junkies on Wednesday.

The founder of two of the most popular gadget sites on the Web, Gizmodo and Engadget, launched another destination for technology junkies on Wednesday.

GDGT.com, the latest creation of Peter Rojas, describes itself as a social platform for lovers of computers, mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, videogame consoles and other items.

"GDGT is a new kind of technology site -- a social gadget platform that enables you to connect with the community through your , and connect with your through the community.

"It's a place for you to engage with your devices and hang out with people who are as passionate about their gear as you are."

GDGT allows users -- the community -- to discuss and post their own reviews of the latest electronics and features detailed specifications and pictures of the items broken down into categories.

The site drew so much traffic on its launch on Wednesday that it crashed.

"We are working furiously to get this damn site working again," the GDGT team said in a message on their Twitter feed. "We're adding new servers right now."

GDGT eventually overcame its teething problems and was back online.

(c) 2009 AFP

Explore further: Ericsson launches new Internet platform

Related Stories

Sony unveils new PSP Go

June 2, 2009

Sony on Tuesday unveiled a sleek next-generation PSP Go handheld videogame, movie and music gadget in a direct challenge to Nintendo's freshly-launched DSi devices.

Recommended for you

How to curb emissions? Put a price on carbon

September 3, 2015

Literally putting a price on carbon pollution and other greenhouse gasses is the best approach for nurturing the rapid growth of renewable energy and reducing emissions.

Magnetic fields provide a new way to communicate wirelessly

September 1, 2015

Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego demonstrated a new wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body. The new technology could offer a lower power ...

For these 'cyborgs', keys are so yesterday

September 4, 2015

Punching in security codes to deactivate the alarm at his store became a thing of the past for Jowan Oesterlund when he implanted a chip into his hand about 18 months ago.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.