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  • MTV Acquires Harmonix Music Systems

    MTV Acquires Harmonix Music Systems

    MTV, on a goal to buy out music-oriented games, has recently acquired Hamonix Music Systems. Harmonix Music Systems is known for its hit game Guiar Hero , and if you haven’t played it yet, you should. The buyout was for a massive $175 millions dollars- in cash. MTV wants to expand musical gaming onto its website, virtual worlds, and its coming mobile services. It seems MTV is slowly trying… Read More

  • D&D Themed Messenger Bag Probably Doesn't Suck

    us geeks. It’s called the Bag of Holding, and it’s logo has a 20-sided die. That’s a D&D reference, a Bag of Holding being a magical bag that can hold more inside than physically possible, via magic. For example, you could hide an entire suit of +3 Chain Mail in a purse-sized bag, and not suffer any penalties to your Encumbrance score. Now, we could be like every other blog… Read More

  • 1,100 Missing Gov't Laptops

    1,100 Missing Gov't Laptops

    I’m not sure if this is a case of “IT department losing stuff” or “someone ganking government laptops” but it looks like the Department of Commerce has lost 1,100 laptops since 2001, with 250 from the Census Bureau alone. These laptops contained sensitive information including names and Social Security numbers. While we all know what happened – Joe Blow took his… Read More

  • Verizon's KRZR Drop Imminent

    Your RAZR is about to (officially) suck. The over-produced, now-tacky cellphone icon is so everywhere, it now has about as much “cool” attached to it as tickets to a K-Fed concert. Fortunately, it’s about to be replaced by the new Motorola KRZR (Crazer), the follow up to the RAZR (Razor). It appears that Verizon Wireless will be the first camp to bring the long-rumored KRZR to… Read More

  • Mac Gets Mobile Love

    Mac Gets Mobile Love

    Nova Media has released a new 3G super modem called the Globesurfer ICON. It supports GPRS, EDGE and HSDPA wireless options. The modem works through USB and is powered by the bus. It comes preloaded with connection settings for 300 carriers out of the box. The Globesurfer ICON is available now for $432. Macs get globetrotting ‘super 3G’ modem [Reg Hardware] Read More

  • Stealth Stainless Steel Keyboard With Integrated Trackball

    This Stealth computer looks quite nice, if you’re working in a Russian nuclear silo in 1963. But no really, the rugged stainless steel and black keys, not to mention the trackball makes this an all-in-one computing device that should pretty much never break. Which is a good thing, because it costs $1,195 USD. No, that’s not a typo. Product Page [Stealth Computer via Gizmodo] Read More

  • Apple Lowers Price of U2 iPod By $50

    If you’ve been waiting to buy a U2 iPod for whatever reason, now’s as good a time as any to make the jump. Apple just lowered the price by $50, just like the regular 30GB iPod, to $279 from $329. You’ll still have to pay $30 over the standard iPod, but you get all the same features and a red scroll wheel. The colors are standard U2 iPod colors, black front, black back, and the… Read More

  • Sony Unveils PSP Cam

    Sony Unveils PSP Cam

    When is Sony just going to let the PSP acessories be, and start focusing on actual, you know, games? Maybe then the Nintendo DS wouldn’t be wiping its butt with PSP titles. Moving along, in November Sony will release the PSPJ-15003. The PSPJ-15003 is a 1.3 megapixel camera for the PSP, and features a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. 640 x 480? Since normal cell phones can shoot at a… Read More

  • Feel Free to Digg/Wist/Reddit/Whatever Us

    Feel Free to Digg/Wist/Reddit/Whatever Us

    We perform for you, please perform for us. In order to get some more traffic and to make us smile, feel free to use those annoying little buttons you see to [social content application name used as a verb here] us to your heart’s content. We’ll be eternally grateful and Raj will promise to play your prom if you do. Read More

  • Sony HVR-V1J

    Sony HVR-V1J

    Sony Japan has announced a new professional grade HDV camcorder. The HVR-V1J incorporates a ClearVid CMOS Sensor and has 20x HD optical zoom. Some of the other supported features include: progressive scan, last scene review, smooth slow recording, interval recording, and 1080i. It will be available later this year for 567,000 Yen, or about $4,900 USD. Sony HVR-V1J (hope you can read Japanese) [via… Read More

 
  • Bay Area Fitness Center Gets Fat Kids To Exercise With Games

    The Mountain View, CA based Overtime Fitness has a strict age limit of 13-18. This isn’t because they’re dirty perverts, but it’s because they’re focused solely on getting fat kids to get into shape. For a base fee of $109 and $59 a month, kids get access to all of the facilities. What does all this money go into? How about games of In The Groove 2, a DDR knock off. Or… Read More

  • Playstation 3 Drops Price, Adds HDMI

    Playstation 3 Drops Price, Adds HDMI

    Finally, some good news from Sony. In Tokyo, Japan, Ken Kutaragi revealed that the lower-end Playstation 3 model will have HDMI support. At least now people will consider buying the cheaper version of the Playstation 3. Kutaragi actually stated that the addition of the HDMI was done because of the bad press Sony was getting! At the time of E3 there was no [consensus on] HDMI, and that Sony was… Read More

  • Audioengine 5 Speakers Are iPod Friendly

    The Audioengine 5 speakers are compact, but quite powerful. They have an iPod charger port, two audio inputs (you plug in your iPod this way) and an Airport Express power outlet. That means not only can you use your iPod directly with these speakers while keeping it charged, you can just directly stream your iTunes to it as well. The cabinets are made of wood, and feature a 3-year warranty. The… Read More

  • Microsoft Fixes All Xbox 360s Made in 2005 For Free

    As long as your Xbox 360 was manufactured before January 1, 2006, Microsoft promises to fix any problems with it for free. Gratis. The company doesn’t admit there’s a problem with the early units directly, but says there are a higher than usual number of them coming in for repair. That’s as good an admission as you’re going to get from the company that still won’t… Read More

  • Palm Confirms Low-End Treo In Earnings Call

    In a conference earnings call, Ed Colligan of Palm confirmed there was a low-end Treo coming sometime in the next few weeks. This will be priced at users who are “price sensitive”, which just a nice way of saying poor. Yes, there’s going to be a Treo for poor people. The phone, which is probably going to be labeled the Treo 680, is PalmOS based, does not have 3G data, has 64MB of… Read More

  • Wii Calculator

    Wii Calculator

    Well we now know that the Nintendo Wii will cost $249.99 and will include one Wiimote, one Nunchuck and Wii sports. But manufacturers usually make their money on the extras that are sold along with the console. The Wii Calculator from N-Sider allows you to tack on launch peripherals and games to see a total price for your Wii. It even calculates local sales tax. Unfortunately Battalion Wars 2… Read More

  • Imation Flash Wristbands Make You Look Like Lance Nerdstrong

    This wrist-fashionable USB flash drives from Imation don’t quite have the punch the original Lance bands did, probably because they’re a few years too late. Also, because it says Intel on the side. They’re available in 32MB to 1GB sizes, and are actually fairly useful because you’re less likely to forget them in the library computer. These have been out for a little while… Read More

  • Name that Squid: Do Better than Crunchface

    Name that Squid: Do Better than Crunchface

    We’ve gotten 18 entries for our Name that Squid contest including this incredible Flash toy. We’d love some more, so send us your best names for the Blue Goo. Creativity is a plus – write the proposed name on a birthday cake, on a shirt, or in the sky – or just email a list. We’ll go through to pick out the best on the winner will get the Samsung Trace we just… Read More

  • Micro Mosquito

    We got to take a look at the ultra-cool Micro Mosquito from InterActiveToy on Wednesday and it was really neat. It’s a tiny little RC helicopter with two blades that can hover, making it perfect for Predator drone-like attacks on your fellow office-mates. It worked extremely well but, like all RC helicopters, traversing a New York apartment might be a bit of a challenge. If you’re… Read More

  • Apple's Making The Zune!

    Microsoft’s thrown in the towel already. ;) Thanks to our friends over at Amazon UK. Microsoft Zune – Portable Media Player by Apple Computer [Amazon UK] Read More