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  • PlayStation 3 Hearts Electricity

    PlayStation 3 Hearts Electricity

    The PlayStation 3 will require a total 380 watts of power to run, which is more than eight times the power required by PlayStation 2 (45 watts) and more than twice the power demands of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 (160 watts). This is one power hungry machine. If you play the PS3 for an hour a day for a year, it will cost you around $20 (thanks Gizmodo). PlayStation 3 Hearts Electricity [gizmodo] Read More

  • Microsoft Begins Banning 360 Modders

    Microsoft is taking action (or trying to at least) against Xbox 360 users who have firmware hacks on their consoles to run game backups. If your console is modded, Microsoft will simply ban your gamertag from Xbox Live. The problem is, Microsoft is starting to hit the wrong people for an unknown reason. Here’s a post from the Xbox forums from Furydog, whose account was banned for no… Read More

  • SlingPlayer OS X Public Beta Available for Download

    Oh yes! Today’s the day that Mac fans everywhere can watch their favorite episodes of Deal or No Deal wherever they go with the SlingPlayer beta for OS X. The beta came a bit earlier than we were expecting, but the final release should be sometime in Q4 2006. Whether it’s on the john, on a boat, in the rain, in Kazakhstan, or even underwater, as long as you have an internet… Read More

  • Dail Crunch: Graveyard Shift Edition

    Dail Crunch: Graveyard Shift Edition

    Here are some of Monday’s stories. Happy Halloween! Good Morning, Starshine: The Wake-Up Light
    USB WiFi Dongle with Integrated Hotspot Finder
    Rechargeable Moixa USBCell AA Batteries Reviewed
    Nintendo Embraces Seniors, Mothballs
    Survey! Read More

  • Phantom Lapboard and Alienware Entertainment Center in the Wild

    Phantom Lapboard and Alienware Entertainment Center in the Wild

    A CG fan Matt tipped me off to his interesting new work set-up consisting of a phat Alienware Entertainment Center – surround sound out, digital video, and a little glowing alien head included – along with the Phantom Lapboard. Read More

  • Sony Announces Silver PlayStation 2

    Sony Announces Silver PlayStation 2

    Even though the slim silver PlayStation 2 has been out just about everywhere for a while, Sony didn’t release an “official” announcement for the limited edition system until earlier today. Sony stated, Six years after its initial launch, the PlayStation 2 continues to enjoy nonstop success, outselling all other consoles. The introduction of this limited edition model is sure… Read More

  • Only 80,000 PlayStation 3 Units Coming To Japan

    Only 80,000 PlayStation 3 Units Coming To Japan

    The Nikkei Keizai Shimbun morning edition reported this morning that Sony will not hit its mark of 100,000 PlayStation 3 units in Japan. Component shortages have limited the release of the PlayStation 3 to 80,000 units, which will lead to 20,000 more disappointed Japanese gamers. Due to the shortage, many major retailers (as well as major online retailers) in Japan will no longer be taking… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Revelation Coming

    Nintendo Wii Revelation Coming

    For everyone planning on purchasing a Nintendo Wii next month, it seems like there is more good news coming our way. There’s been a rumor floating around that Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, told GameSpot, There will be another big Wii revelation around launch time. GamePro confirmed the rumor a few days ago, but no one has any idea what the Wii announcement will… Read More

  • Quit Shoving: Sonnet Retools iFreq Dock For 2G Nano


    As you may or may not know, when Apple updated the iPod Nano to the 2G version, it shifted the dock connector ever so slightly, making a large number of first-gen Nano accessories incompatible with the new models. Sure you could push and shove and pull to get some things to kinda fit, but not everything. Well, Sonnet Technologies accounced today that the cradle, included with its iFreq… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Update Coming Tomorrow

    Xbox 360 Update Coming Tomorrow

    Good news for Xbox 360 owners, the new dashboard update will be available tomorrow, October 31. There are a number of changes coming, a few good ones to point out are 1080p support over VGA and component cables, Xbox 360 HD DVD player support, support for video playback from CD and DVD data discs and you will be able to stream music, video and pictures from your Zune! Personally, the… Read More

  • Kingston Adds 2GB Sticks To Its Laptop ValueRAM Lineup


    If you’re rocking a particularly small, small-form-factor PC or are looking to get a little extra performance out of your laptop, you’ll want to pay attention to this. Kingston Technology, memory-vendor extraordinaire, has made available 2GB 533MHz and 667MHz ValueRAM SO-DIMMs. Although, by “Value” it simply means that the modules don’t fall under the… Read More

  • Unboxed: Logitech diNovo Edge

    Unboxed: Logitech diNovo Edge


    Logitech is poised to soon release the diNovo Edge, the self-proclaimed “World’s Most Advanced Keyboard.” Our review unit just arrived and I fired off a few preliminary shots for your viewing pleasure. Read More

  • Rechargeable Moixa USBCell AA Batteries Reviewed


    I use my USB ports to power all kinds of things, but I’ve never considered using them to recharge some batteries. Well thankfully, you people don’t have to rely on me for technology innovations. Moixa Energy, an R&D company working on renewable energy and portable power technologies has developed some Nickel Metal Hydride AA batteries that recharge via a computer’s… Read More

  • Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000, Microsoft's Crazy Looking New Mouse

    Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000, Microsoft's Crazy Looking New Mouse


    Everything USB has a review of the new Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 from Microsoft. Aside from using a fancy new LAAAAZER BEAM engine, the mouse offers a new ergonomic design that is said to reduce wrist tension and increase comfort. I can see this as maybe being a valid option for basic users, but not so much for gamers and power users. I’m always abstractly in the the market for… Read More

  • Seagate Prepping Momentus Encrypted Drives

    Seagate’s Momentus 5400 FDE.2 (Full Disk Encryption 2) drives are set to ship in early 2007, allowing consumers to have built-in encryption on the disks to protect their data from nosy intruders. These drives, which are of the 2.5-inch, 5400RPM kin designed for notebooks, will require you to have some form of authentication before it’s able to be read from at all. Read More

  • Top 10 Products With High Wife-Acceptance Value

    Being the gadget lovers we are, we can’t count the times we brought home yet another expensive toy only to have our wives look at us in disgust, refusing to finish the “delicious” dinner she’d been making. Well, actually we could easily count the times by counting the scars on our backs thanks to the god-awful couch we end up sleeping on each time. Nevertheless, it would… Read More

  • Parrot MK6000

    The crew over at Slashphone has dropped a video from Digital Life featuring the Parrot MK6000 handsfree kit. The Bluetooth 2.0 device features dual microphones, ambient noise dampening and text to speech. And it can stream music from any A2DP device. Parrot says it’s the next big thing in mobile, I doubt it would overstate the significance of its product (it does actually seem pretty… Read More

  • Nintendo Embraces Seniors, Mothballs

    Nintendo Embraces Seniors, Mothballs

    Nintendo showed up this weekend at a convention one probably wouldn’t expect to be encountered by video games at: The AARP Life@50+ convention in Anaheim, Calif. The company was showing off its Wii in force, demonstrating to the 20,000 attendees that the Wii wasn’t just for kids. It also had demonstrations of “Brain Age” for the DS, with Nintendo operatives wandering… Read More

  • 2nd Generation iPod Shuffles Finally Shipping

    Fans of the updated tie clip-like iPod Shuffle should rejoice, as Apple’s finally sending out ship notifications with a confirmed delivery date. The date: November 3. Despite having to wait nearly two months from the September Showtime event to now, Apple customers will undoubtedly be happy with the tiny player. We saw it, and it was microscopic. The only question we have is what held up… Read More

  • AMEX Digital IT-N501 i-Talk Nano: USB VoIP Phone, Lawsuit In One Package


    Maybe it’s not as big a deal as I think, but how the hell is Hong Kong-based tech manufacturer AMEX Digital going to get away with calling its new, and decidely cool-looking, USB VoIP phone the i-Talk Nano? I just assumed Apple’s lawyers would have protected any combination of those names. Oh well. The audio player phone is cheap at just $25, supports Skype, FireFly, MSN and… Read More