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  • The Survey


    Greetings all, I just wanted to chime in with a quick reminder about our advertising survey. If you haven’t done so already, please take a few moments to complete the survey so that we can better understand the needs of you, our readers. Thanks. Read More

  • Windows Media Player 11: URGE Ready

    I’m just reporting on this since I don’t run Windows in my home — I’m a dirty Linux/OS X whore and proud of it — however Windows Media Player 11 is out, it’s loud, and it’s proud. The UI is considerably updated and it has direct connectivity to MTV’s URGE video service. You remember URGE, right? From that same channel that used to play music… Read More

  • Microsoft Remakes Vista Packaging, Fewer Pictures of Happy Windows Users

    As we all recall, Microsoft has been famous for slapping all kinds of crazy crap on its product boxes. Well, that’s about to change, possibly because they can’t find any pictures of happy Vista users. What you see before you is an image of the new Vista box, encased in its own plastic coffin. MS Blogger Nick White writes: The packaging has been completely revised and, we hope… Read More

  • MAKE DIY Halloween



    Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. I’ve been a total slacker for the past couple of years, but one year soon I’m going to properly prepare. Anyway, MAKE is holding a DIY Halloween contest. Participants can enter anything DIY stuff related to Halloween. The qualifying categories are pumpkins, costumes, decorations/gadgets and treat-or-treat (a link back category).The best… Read More

  • La Brea Massive: 'Spensive Zunes


    If you’re one of those people who never surf, but like to wear surfing clothing for some reason, I’d like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the La Brea Massive limited edition Zunes. Stussy, Union and Undftd represent the La Brea Massive stores, the most prominent retailers on La Brea Ave. Each retailer will receive two limited edition Zune kits to auction off. Read More

  • How to Watch Amazon Unbox Movies On Your HDTV

    that you bought on Amazon Unbox onto your HDTV, well, you’re in luck. That is, if you have an Xbox 360. Dave Zatz found a way to stream videos using your Media Center PC and your Xbox 360. 1. Download an Unbox video to your Media Center PC.
    2. From the Xbox 360 Dashboard, go to the Media blade and select Media Center. Your Xbox will connect to your Media Center PC.
    3. Select… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile USA Announces Cyclops With TXT Tones, VAM


    See this two-tone red-and-white clamshell? It’s Virgin Mobile USA’s latest handset, the Cyclops made by Kyocera Wireless. It’s not new new, but it was officially announced today, so talking about it doesn’t make us feel as dirty. The big deal is it’s the first phone from the carrier to benefit from a licensing deal with Warner Music Group to use with VM’s… Read More

  • Wii-DVD Edition Confirmed For Japan

    Apparently Japan has more use for a tiny DVD player integrated with the Wii than the US or Europe, but Nintendo Japan’s just confirmed that they’re getting an “enhanced” Wii with DVD functionality. There are currently plans to release a version of Wii in Japan featuring DVD playback. There are currently no plans to bring this model to Europe or the US. Are they really… Read More

  • DS Lite Makes Museum Rounds


    The Japanese are using the DS Lite for all sorts of stuff. Case in point, museum-goers at Japan’s Nation Western Fine Arts Museum can now borrow a DS Lite from the front desk. The portable comes loaded with all sorts of museum guide information that displays automatically when one enters a particular gallery. Users can sort through information using the unit’s touchscreen and… Read More

  • First Pic Of iRobot's Sentinel Project


    The Roomba/Skooba people, iRobot, has released the first public photo of a new project in development, code-named Sentinel. It’s a networked technology that lets one user simultaneously control and coordinate multiple semi-autonomous robots via a touchscreen Tablet PC. The U.S. Army’s Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program scraped together the money for the… Read More

  • Lik-Sang.com: Pain, Suffering, Phishing

    , now some unscrupulous bastards are sending out Lik-Sang phishing emails. An eagle-eyed reader sent us an email pretending to be from Lik-Sang that includes a “link” to PayPal. Our records indicates you can retrieve an additional $ 9,99 USD refund in your PayPal account. In order to successfully retrieve the refund please confirm your existing PayPal account on this page [link… Read More

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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