Gadgets

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  • More Halo 3 Beta Opportunities


    If you failed to geet a beta invite for “Halo 3″ during the first round, it appears that you’ve got another shot. All you have to do is log three hours playing Halo 2 online between Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, 12:01 a.m. EST and Feb. 3, 2007, 11:59 p.m. EST. The first 13,333 people to do so and signup at the Halo 3 site will get a beta invite.If that doesn’t work for… Read More

  • Cat Genie Makes Pooping AutoMagic

    I have cats. Two of ‘um. I once got one of those LitterMaid things, but after a few days, I realized it was a lot more complicated than just changing the litter box manually. Sure it’s a gross chore, but it’s nothing difficult. So I’m sure you can anticipate my reaction for this new cat poop accessory. That’s right, in the spirit of LitterMaid comes the Cat… Read More

  • Apple Prepping LED Backlighting for LCD Displays

    Chances are pretty decent that Apple will introduce updates to its MacBook and/or MacBook Pro portables next week during MacWorld 2007. Apple has a tendency to include both slimmer design and brighter LCDs to its laptop upgrades, but one must wonder how this can happen given the already svelte styling and bright screens of the current line-up. Read More

  • Logitech X-240 Speakers With iPod Dock

    Logitech has announced the suprisingly low-priced X-240 speaker system. For $50, you get two satellite speakers and a subwoofer to crank out the bass, plus an “audio control center” where you’ll be able to dock an iPod or Zune via interchangeable docks. It’s not due out until April, but it seems like a decent system for the price regardless if you even own a Zune, iPod… Read More

  • Samsung To Release Ultra Video At CES


    As Josh reported on the Ultra Video last month, Samsung will present this at CES and yes that means we’ll be getting our grubby paws on it as well as the Ultra Music (SGH-F300). Read More

  • Smartvue S4 Wireless Draft-N IP Cam Peeps With Better Range


    Wireless Draft-N stuff is fun. IP cameras are fun, too. So it makes sense that combining the two would be a good time all the way around. Smartvue, the IP video software and hardware solutions company, agrees and to prove it, it’s launched the Smartvue S4C550, a vandal- and weather-resistant outdoor IP video camera that features long range 802.11 Draft-N wireless connectivity. This… Read More

  • FujiFilm Drops Three Digicams

    . They’ve just added three more to their line up, all of which should be available by March. We begin with the entry-level Finepix F40fd which will cost about $299 and includes and xD/SD Compatible slot (whew), face-detection, image stabilization and good low-light handling. It has an 8-megapixel sensor. Read More

  • Rollies: Training Wheels for Sneakers, or Something

    Unless you’re a really, really hot lady, sporting around town on Rollerblades will make you look like a total, out-and-out douchebag. That is a fact here in 2007. But if you really want to crank your douchebagitude up a few notches, check out Rollies. Instead of strapping your feet into ugly-futuristic-looking plastic skates, you strap these ugly-futuristic-looking plastic skates onto… Read More

  • Olympus Drops Three Digital Voice Recorders


    Olympus owns the digital voice recorder marketplace, so it would be easy for it to kick back and not worry about updating or improving its lineup. Instead the company’s released three new models, the DS series, just in time for the holidays CES. The Olympus DS-30 (256MB, $150), DS-40 (512MB, $200) and DS-50 (1GB, $250) boast high sound and recording quality along with a host of features… Read More

  • Motorola Q Joins Sprint Lineup

    Not earth-shattering news here or anything, but the Motorola Q has officially been added to Sprint’s lineup of devices. Sprint’s version includes access to its Powerdreck portal, EV-DO broadband with their Power Vision network, NFL mobile news and updates, and a plethora of new content for users. Other than that, same old Q. Smart move on the NFL deal though, I’m sure… Read More

  • Why It'll Be An iPhone (??)

    David Sobotta knows Apple. He worked there for 20 years and has been in countless meetings with the Steve. Therefore, let’s give him a listen. What he’s basically saying is that a Mac Tablet is almost out of the question while the Apple Phone is almost 99% certain. Read More

  • Siren Announces Wireless Headphones and Screamer Music Streamer

    Newcomer Siren has announced some decently priced items that will no doubt be shown off at CES. The $129 Siren Screamer is a wireless music device similar to Slim Devices’ Squeezebox in that it lets you stream music from your computer to your home stereo. It comes with a remote with a built-in LCD display for browsing, is iTunes and WMP compatible, and has a range of up to 150 feet. Read More

  • Amazon's Bezos Shows Off Egg-Shaped Spacecraft

    So, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, formed a aeronautics company called Blue Origin a few years back. They’ve been working on the ugliest personal spacecraft ever for a while. Virgin definitely has the edge on design here, but check out what Bezos’ little egg can do in the above video. I don’t see many-a-flame, do you? It only got 85-meters high though, so don’t get… Read More

  • Reader Response: Countdown to CES Day 02


    I was supposed to post these last night, but I got wrapped up watching LSU annihilate Notre Dame. Sorry bout that. Anyway, I managed to find two winners for yesterday’s Reader Response at some point after LSU blasted the Irish by nearly 30 points. The prizes, of course, are twoConcealed Surge Protectors from Belkin. Read More

  • iAlbum Lets You Bring Photos Directly From Camera To iPod

    Ever wanted to take the awesome photos from your digital camera and throw them on your iPod immediately? I haven’t and probably won’t ever need to thanks to iPhoto, iTunes, and iPod-syncing. But perhaps you have a PC or a need to get those photos from your digicam right onto your iPod? Say hello to iAlbum. Sakar International’s iAlbum is a little accessory that allows the… Read More

  • Sonic's QFlix Frees Your Movie Downloads


    You might soon see a “Download to DVD” option on some popular film and TV download Web sites like Amazon’s Unbox. Sonic Solutions announced today that its QFlix technology has been approved and licensing agreements made with Hollywood studios to finally allow consumers to create DVDs on demand from downloads. QFlix assuages the studios’ piracy concerns by letting you… Read More

  • VistaBloggerLaptopGate: An Interesting Perspective

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Edelman laptop debacle. Here's what he says: Think about this: Microsoft dropped about $1500/laptop * 90 laptops + shipping (my rough estimate puts that at a little less than $150,000) to get some positive digital ink. That’s a fairly expensive campaign for the blogosphere, and by comparison if we assume that… Read More

  • SanDisk SSD Ultra ATA 5000 Ready For Primetime

    SanDisk feels it’s ready to take on the mobile PC market with its first solid-state hard drive. The SSD Ultra ATA 5000 1.8-inch hard drive comes in a 32GB size and can boot Windows Vista Enterprise in under 35 seconds. This drive is being touted for its speed, thanks to solid-state memory instead of moving parts like a conventional hard drive. The geeky-goo from the press release: ”
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  • Control Yourself! Windows XP Sounds On A Piano

    So the only thing cooler than a dude using Windows XP is a dude playing sounds from XP on his Piano. This douchewad goes and runs the gamut with sounds from Windows XP. He does everything from “Hardware Error” to “AIM Message Alert” and giggles like a schoolgirl in between each sound. His piano only somewhat sounds like XP though. He should totally be using a soft-synth… Read More

  • iRiver Says Hello CES With Two New Models


    If you’re going to be at CES be sure to check out iRiver because they will not disappoint. Two brand new models, the Clix 2 and the much anticipated W10 will be launched. The Clix 2 will feature an AMOLED and not LCD screen, video, voice recorder, radio recording and comes in 2, 4 and 6 GB models. Read More