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  • Zune With Cordless Headphones: File Next to Pigs, Flying

    Zune With Cordless Headphones: File Next to Pigs, Flying

    A little bird sent us this clearly doctored image of a Zune with some mysterious “WiFi” headphones that apparently use a chip technology yet unknown to modern man to compress a DSP and Wi-Fi receiver into buds the size of an anal polyp. Please, friends, don’t be fooled – Microsoft could never come out with something this cool. Read More

  • ID Vault: Like A Tiny Safe In A USB Key


    If you’re not afraid of someone getting a hold of your personal financial information on the Internet, you should be. Cyber-criminals are everywhere: Starbucks, the library, next door, on the other side of the world, right behind you! Seriously though, if you’re saving all your bank account and credit card login information to your browser or typing them in manually, you’re… Read More

  • Power Chute: Slows You Down to Speed You Up

    Running as exercise has indeed come a long way from its roots a gazillion years ago. Most notably in the late seventies and early eighties with the first modern designs for running shoes and, more recently, with Nike’s shoes featuring iPod integration and bluetooth. But technological advances still take a backseat to tactical advances. The new Power Chute by Power Systesm (these guys… Read More

  • PSP Touch Screen

    PSP Touch Screen

    The PSP TouchMe is a touch screen that connects to the PSP via USB and lies over the PSP’s original screen. TouchMe is homebrew-based device that will only work with specific homebrew software, so don’t expect to Sony to start licensing games that have touch screen compatibility. Cool either way though, right? The TouchMe mounts onto the PSP by screwing into the top of the PSP and… Read More

  • WoW Inflitrates South Park

    WoW Inflitrates South Park

    I wasn’t lying when I said this game was huge, so huge that World of Warcraft will be the theme around the South Park season premier airing tonight on Comedy Central. Don’t worry WoW players, it gets even better: Blizzard Entertainment, the developers of WoW, worked with Matt and Trey Parker for the WoW content that will be featured in the episode. I can’t wait! WoW… Read More

  • Real Voice-to-Voice Translator, It's Atsui (Hot)!

    Who knows how many lives this new Japanese-to-English voice translator will save at sketchy sushi joints? Developed by Sharp and IBM jointly, the PalmPilot-looking handheld listens to what you say, translates it, then “speaks” it back in Japanese. I certainly hope it works well, as comedic mishaps based on poor translations aren’t funny if they’re happening to… Read More

  • CombiMouse: Apply Directly to the Forehead

    CombiMouse: Apply Directly to the Forehead

    Ergonomics are hot. I could use a little ergo myself here in the dungeon I call an office. But maybe this is stepping over the line a little. It’s some sort of split keyboard , proudly tested by Wichita State University, that looks like a a pachyderm got ahold of a Logitech and shat out something that looks neither comfortable or usable. Hey, what do we know. Maybe Wichita knows something… Read More

  • Big Brand Vs. Boutique: Does It Really Matter?


    With HP buying VoodooPC last week and Dell purchasing Alienware earlier this year, there’s been more than a few comments around the Web on how these mainstream vendors will impact the quality of the boutiques. The fact is, many companies have high-end, mainstream and value brands, so why should computer vendors be any different? HP and Dell deserve some credit for realizing that… Read More

  • T-Mobile to Launch True 3G Data Network Friday?

    here in the United States, meaning it can finally play catch-up. That day appears to be fast in coming. In fact, sources from eWeek have leaked that on Friday, October 6, T-Mobile will be holding a press conference in New York City to announce the launch of its new 3G data network. Not only that, they detail that the network will sadly be incompatible with the European UMTS standard, as… Read More

  • PS3 Causes Sony Stock Drop

    PS3 Causes Sony Stock Drop

    Contrary to popular belief, I don’t hate Playstation 3. In fact, I can’t wait to get my hands on one – if it works, that is. David Gibson, an analyst of for Macquaire Equities, released a report stating that Sony just had a recent a 2.75% drop in their stock due to technical problems with the Playstation 3 units at TGS this year. We are concerned that such a negative… Read More

  • Burger King Offers Xbox And Xbox 360 Games

    Burger King Offers Xbox And Xbox 360 Games

    Here’s one I didn’t see coming. Burger King has announced it will be releasing three Xbox and Xbox 360 games that will be available for $3.99, with the purchase of a value meal. The three titles, rated E, are Pocketbike Racer, Big Bumpin’, and Sneak King. Two of the three games will feature online play via Xbox Live. Just what parents need: their kids eating unhealthy food… Read More

  • BlueAnt Wireless Realizes People Like Color, Adds to Bluetooth Headsets


    I like the BlueAnt X3 Bluetooth headset: It’s small, lightweight, connects to three devices at the same time including your Windows or Mac PC for VoIP calls, and it’s reasonably priced at $69. And now, I can add “comes in six colors” to my list of likes. Just in time for the holiday season you’ll be able to pick up an X3 in black, cool white, hot pink, gold… Read More

  • Fujitsu Laptops Join the Sony Battery Recall

    Fujitsu’s just announced that it’s recalling 287,000 batteries – all made by Sony. The company joins Apple, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, and Sony itself in recalling batteries, which pushes the grand total of recalled units to 7.6 million. Acer reportedly talked to Sony earlier this week about recalling batteries, but hasn’t issued a recall just yet. If you’ve got a… Read More

  • Ultimate Ears triple.fi 10 Pro Triple-Driver Earphones


    Ultimate Ears has spent most of the past 11 years creating custom-molded headphones for musicians. But not to be outdone by the likes of Shure and Etymotic, UE put out a line of more consumer-friendly universal-fit earbuds last year under the super.fi name. Today, it announced the pre-order availability of its $399 triple.fi 10 Pro headphones that feature three miniature speakers per earpiece. Read More

  • Dyson Airblade Video

    Here’s a video of the Dyson Airblade in use, drying your hands and killing all sorts of British germs. Suzy from Shiny Shiny demos it for us, showing how it dries your hand like the car wash dries your car. The one thing we found kind of disgusting is the bowl of water everyone needs to stick their hands into in order to get their hands wet to test the drier. That bacteria-killing… Read More

  • Elvis Was a Hero to Most, But That Doesn't Stop me From Downloading the Sun Sessions

    A charming little video by the Futuristic Sex Robotz who seem to be upset by some sort of “copy protection” on music. I suspect they’re just angry because they don’t have big record deals like Nelly Furtado and don’t get to be taken both from behind and the front by rapacious contacts. Next year, boys! via BoingBoing Read More

  • PS3 Reveals Herself to Pasty Geeks, We Are Jealous

    PS3 Reveals Herself to Pasty Geeks, We Are Jealous

    PlayStation 3 Magazine got a chance to play with the PS3 ( Yes, it’s true. It’s not made out of wood, it’s not behind bullet-proof glass at the Tokyo Game Show – it’s a real live PS3 and we’re really playing it. The two Sony reps that were kind enough to bring us the machine brought it in a bag, popped it out and placed it on our table. We connected it to our… Read More

  • X10's RF Remote for Windows Media Center

    . The other difference between this and the standard remote is the the odd “shield” shape and the required USB dongle in order to receive RF. Other than that, not much. You can pick one up for around 20 Euro, or 25 US Dollars. X10 Launch New RF Remote for Windows Media Centre [Automated Home via uber gizmo] Read More

  • Haier Black Pearl Cell Phone

    Haier Black Pearl Cell Phone

    Made by Haier, the Chinese company mostly known for Air Conditioners and various other cheapy home appliances, the Black Pearl looks as wide as around two human fingers, and just about as long. Don’t think that this phone is small because they dropped features. Oh no! it’s got an FM tuner, MP3 player, thumb rocker, 1GB trans-flash slot, mini USB connector, and a small color… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Racing Wheel Video

    Nintendo hasn’t given out too many details on the Wii racing wheel, but this video gives you all the basic information. The Wii racing wheel, which doesn’t have an official title yet, is more of a tray for your Wii remote. Like the video states, there isn’t any circuitry or new technology in the actual wheel. All you have to do is place your Wii remote in the crevice on the… Read More