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  • CES: Cobra Adds Red-Light Camera Detection to Line-Up

    First we had radar detectors, which cops hated. So the fuzz started using lasers to track our overzealous speed infractions. Thus, laser detectors were added to the radar detectors, giving us radar/laser detectors. So police started using these horrible cameras to take photos of our license plates as we sped through yellows, so they could dirty our mailboxes with citations. But finally… Read More

  • Plantronics Adds DSP to Bluetooth Headsets

    Bluetooth headsets suck. When wearing one, you look like a douche. I don’t care who you are, you will look like a douche. That does not mean that they are not getting better. There are times and places (private places) where using one is OK, and if you’re going to use one, having digital signal processing is better than not. See, it takes the noise coming in and out, and filters… Read More

  • Motorola Q Pro Finally Hits the Streets

    was coming, and today it’s official. The Q Pro is essentially a Q with added security features and document editing capabilities, using the MOTOPRO Mobility suite to allow a user to securely edit and save Office documents remotely. In addition, it includes a secure VPN client and other enterprise enhancements. Why is Motorola so concerned about security of its Q users? Because, according… Read More

  • CES, MacWorld Rumors and Such

    Rumors are fluttering about that tomorrow at the MacWord keynote Mr. Jobs wil announce some sort of partnership with Cingular. While the kneejerk reaction would be to assume that Cingular will be releasing whatever the “Apple iPhone” has become, we’re going to go out on a limb and say that the partnership is to deliver iTunes on Cingular devices. We don’t know how or why. Read More

  • Talk To Us About CES 2007

    So I have some downtime tonight and will be posting throughout the night and week. If you guys want to talk to me about some tech, hit me up on AOL Instant Messenger. My screen name is hardhouse0. Either IM me or leave a comment letting me/us know what you guys want to see! You can ask us to check out a particular product or to just see what your favorite company is up to. Get ready….this… Read More

  • SanDisk Sansa Connects Wi-Fi


    SanDisk shows off another MP3 player with a 2.2 inch screen, photo player, internal speaker, community connections via Internet and USB 2.0. The wi-fi connection is basically the same thing as the Zune’s wi-fi functionality. You may or may not know but this originally came from Zing earlier this year. Product Page Read More

  • Samsung Must Love Grey's Anatomy

    Because it looks like they plastered Grey’s star Katherine Heigl with a Blackjack all over the place. Not that it’s a bad thing. …and yes, I love me some Grey’s Anatomy. Read More

  • R2-D2 Says Beep Bop Beep Bop


    This is the coolest thing I’ve seen as far as Star Wars gadgets goes. This little R2-D2 is 1/2 scale and is controlled via the Millenium Falcon. It’s dome rotates 270 degrees and his ‘eye’ holds a projector that can project up to an 80 inch screen on the wall or ceiling. A DVD player, iPod dock, stereo speaker system, memory card, USB input, AV input, 11 classic… Read More

  • More Windows Home Server Design Concepts

    The only one of these actually going into production is the HP one (as I stated before), check it out above.
    The white one that looks like a Brita water filter is a concept from Inventec. Also, Microsoft’s working, cylindrical version glows green when everything is working, yellow when there is a problem, and red when it’s down. Wicked nightlights Read More

  • Samsung Releases 2nd Gen Blu-Ray Player

    No surprise here but Samsung has released their second generation Blu-Ray player, the BD-P1200, with enhanced audio and video. Woopaaadeeedooo. They’re already behind the game since LG released their dual format DVD player. Enjoy the eye candy. Read More

  • M-Audio's New AV20, AV30, and AV40 Speakers

    M-Audio invited us to check out their new line of speakers in a sweet hotel suite so the acoustics were proper. I listened to multiple songs from both my iPod and M-Audio’s and the quality of these are great. The low end AV20s cost $99, the AV30s are $129, and the AV40s are $149. The AV30 and AV40 both come with input and output 3.5mm jacks on the front. They’ll be available in about… Read More

  • Windows Home Server: Up Close And Personal

    So check it. I’m at the Waggener-Edstrom blogger lounge at the Venetian and they’ve got the highly-anticipated Microsoft Windows Home Server. This cylindrical, glowing piece of machinery is basically an easy to use, plug ‘n play server for the family. You can share all your movies, pictures, music, files, etc. with up to 10 users wirelessly and can access your files anywhere… Read More

  • iFrogz Announces Exotic Cases For iPod/Whatever

    Last night, iFrogz showed us its new line of cases: Exotics. Yes, I used italics. These new cases are designed with the iPod in mind, but can hold electronics with similar dimensions (like a Samsung Blackjack). The packaging is made of actual wood and the cases have a very realistic faux fur with animal prints. They’re also available now, so go ahead and unleash your inner cheetah. Read More

  • LG's SideShow Waaay Hotter Than Asus


    LG brings us a much better looking SideShow laptop that makes the Asus W5Fe look like a cheap hooker(CES in Vegas…see the connection). The Z1 comes equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 2.0 GHz, a 12.1-inch (1280 x 800) fancy display and 1GB of DDR2 RAM. Read More

  • SanDisk Sansa View Is Here

    The Sandisk Sansa View was launched at CES today and it kicks some butt. The Sansa View will have up to 8GB of flash memory, a 4 inch color screen, SD/SDHC memory slot, AV-output for audio and video content to your TV, 3.5mm headphone jack, thumping integrated speaker, up to 4 hours of video playback and 10 hours of audio and slideshow playback. Product Page Read More

  • New RIZR Music Phone from Moto

    Move over RAZR, not there’s something slidier. The Z6 MOTORIZR is a music-centric phone with microSD, stereo Bluetooth and a 2.2-megapixel picture taker in a design quite similar to the tired, tired RAZR. What’s really cool is that instead of the standard MOTO slimphone piece-o’-crap OS Moto’s RAZR cousins normally run, the Z6 is running the as-of-yet unseen Linux-based… Read More

  • LG Makes VX-9400 Official


    LG unleashes the VX-9400 at CES. The CDMA version will be launched on Verizon’s network with VCast Mobile TV via MediaFLO, 8 channels are offered up with MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central with more to come. Read More

  • CES 2007: First Day Jitters


    All the boys are at meetings right now so I’m posting a few random photos that you all might enjoy. First, Vince calls in a story on the Motorola BNNR. It’s a 3G EVDO smartphone with extra potassium. Read More

  • The Simpsons Movie…I Mean Phone…D'oh


    Samsung unveiled some Simpsons goodness at CES in honor of The Simpsons movie coming out this summer. Not to sure on the specs other than it will be yellow, duh, have some preloaded Simpsons movie content and a Donut dangle thingy. Supposedly there will only be 1,000 units released along with the movie so get ready kiddies. Read More

  • Samsung's Frankenstein Digi


    I’m all for convergence items but this is just getting out of hand. Samsung Techwin’s new i70 has a 3 inch LCD, 3x optical zoom, a 7.2 megapixel digi cam with a slide cover that sports “PMP and MP3 playback, SRS support which helps reproduce the original sound, text viewer that enables you to read while listening to music, I(Intelligent)-movie that supports TV quality… Read More