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  • SoundTech Announces LightSnake USB Intelligent Microphone Cable

    The LightSnake USB Intelligent Microphone Cable is simply a cable that has an XLR connector on one side and a USB connector on the other side. The two connectors allow you to plug into a microphone on one end and plug into a computer on the other. The LightSnake Microphone Cable features embedded A/D chip technology, which boosts the audio signal so you don’t need a microphone… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Interface Video

    Here’s a video of the Nintendo Wii interface done by Matt from IGN. Though all the features work, everything is done with a dev-kit Wii, so there may be a few subtle changes made before the actual console ships. Matt goes through all the features including customization of the interface, nickname options, choosing what games to play and all that fun stuff that you’ll waste about… Read More

  • Thriller… Sort of


    In the spirit of Halloween (and national diversity), I’d like to take a minute to break from our regularly scheduled programming for this video intermission. Enjoy. Read More

  • Xbox 360 Updated

    As we mentioned yesterday, a much anticipated update for the Xbox 360 was scheduled to drop today. And as promised, users were able to log in this morning and download the fall update. The new version adds: New Features HD 1080p video mode support over VGA and component cables. Xbox 360 HD DVD Player support. Stream WMV video from a Windows PC running Windows Media Player 11, Zune software… Read More

  • Verizon to Offer OTA Contact Sync

    Why is this man smiling? Because Verizon today announced it will be selling a service from Plaxo that allows its wireless customers to automagically sync up their contacts between their computers and mobile devices, over the air. The Java BREW application is compatible with most current Verizon handsets and costs $4.49 a month. While we’d rather see this as a one-time fee-for-service… Read More

  • Antec Brings Spot Cool Fans to American Market

    This is a rather “cool” idea (HAHA!) from Antec as a way to keep the hottest parts of your computer from going nuclear. Do-it-yourself computer modding is getting more and more insane as processors get higher clockspeeds and thus hit higher temperatures. The threat of burning out your proc or system board is very real, and geeks have taken to the problem with ingenuity, with… Read More

  • Motorola Prepping Linux-based RAZR Smartphone?

    We got word of these presentation photos of what appears to be Motorola’s new RAZR PDA. That’s right, a smartphone in the RAZR form factor, because the world needs another RAZR like it needs touchscreen voting machines. Details are sketchy at best, as all we have are blurry, gadget rumortastic camphone photos, but they’re good enough that we can clearly see moderately… Read More

  • Scorched Earth Rock Mod

    The boys over at bit-tech.net got their hands on an Extreme 64 power notebook from Rock. In honor of Halloween, the case was modded to feature skulls on a rock-looking background. It came out looking surprisingly cool, but the final product added another 2-pounds to a system that already weighs over 10. Crazy. Anyway, you can follow the link below for a full gallery. Scorched Earth [bit-tech.net] Read More

  • Kanguru Bio Slider II


    Kanguru has released a new flash drive that includes biometrics. The Bio Slider II comes in capacities ranging from 256MB up to 4GB and features fingerprint recognition. To activate, simply plug in the drive and and slide your finger across the sensor on the drive. The fingerprint recognition software is stored on the drive and does not install anything on the computer. It utilizes USB 2.0 and… Read More

  • Wacom Ships Widescreen-Compatible Graphics Tablets

    There are two brands serious graphics artists will probably never abandon: Apple and Wacom. Anyone who does any real digital designing knows that a Wacom tablet is as necessary to them as paint brushes are to a traditional artist. The problem facing many of them now is that Apple (and other computer manufacturers) are tending toward widescreen (closer to, if not, a 16:9 aspect ratio)… Read More

  • Unwired Vehicles UVIA M100: Ultimate Back-Seat Entertainment System?


    There’s some fun stuff coming out of the 2006 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show today, but this UVIA M100 mobile infotainment device from Unwired Vehicles is one of the sweetest. The box uses EV-DO mobile broadband from Verizon or Sprint to deliver rear-seat passengers in your vehicle a selection of entertainment apps along with broadband Internet access so you… Read More

  • Stripy Mini Speakers

    These twisting speakers are small (9 watt, 4.5 RMS per channel), but they’re bound to sound better than the notebook speakers you’ve got on your Lenovo. The set comes with two twisting satellites and a scrollable middle trackball wheel, which glows different colors depending on what you’re doing. Tap it once for bass control, again for treble, again for mute, and one last time… Read More

  • Mac-O-Lantern

    What do you get when you mis a mac mini and a jack-o-lantern? A Mac-O-Lantern, of course. One industrious individual decided to embark on the task of making a case mod out of a pumpkin. I love the fact that he went through all the trouble of carving this thing up and putting together the case, knowing the pumpkin would only rot in a few days. Ah flirtations with futility. This is how we built… Read More

  • Motorola Releases T305 Handsfree Kit


    Motorola announced today the availability of its Portable Bluetooth Car Kit T305. The T305 clips to the visor and allows drivers to communicate without removing their hands from the wheel. It features enhanced echo and noise reduction to provide superior clarity through the mic. And the 1-watt speaker is said to be amply sufficient. The T305 utilizes a multifunction button that allows users… Read More

  • T-Mobile Gets Limited Edition Sidekicks, Various RAZRs

    . Also befitting Johnny Drama & Co., the Miami Ink tattooed Dragon and Cherry Blossom RAZRs, both pre-tattooed so you won’t have to go to the shady phone tattoo parlor down on 8th and Franklin. I heard a Moto SLVR got stabbed there last week! If you’re more upscale, T-Mobile has the Dolce & Gabbana V3i, which comes in gold. Too bad this isn’t solid gold, or else… Read More

  • 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