wikinerd writes "In the last few years several gadgets that were previously commonly used mostly by nerds and geeks have been welcomed by the mainstream. Many ordinary people have GPS, camera phones, 3G broadband, PDAs, and other gadgets. I use my PDA for playing with PythonCE, but the device itself is not a nerds's-only gadget anymore, as many people use PDAs nowadays for calendaring and similar uses. The same is true for laser pointers, GPS receivers, and other stuff, which are now becoming commonplace. What gadgets, especially handheld devices, do self-respecting nerds and geeks use nowadays, and what mobile devices do you own? I am not talking about nerdy innovative uses of commonplace devices, or just more powerful PDAs or high-resolution cameras, but rather about mobile gadgets that are too new, strange, or especial to be ever used by mere mortals."
darkonc writes "Police in Hamilton, Ont. Canada, say they now consider YouTube to be an effective crime-fighting tool after an online clip led to an arrest in a homicide case. The 72 second clip (removed after the arrest), which was viewed more than 34,000 times, is credited with encouraging a suspect in the stabbing death of a 22 year old man to turn himself in."