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  • Brando Twister Hub: A USB Hub, Except It Twists


    We know, we know, it’s just a freaking USB hub. But if you’re the type to care about design, then this four-port hub probably deserves a spot on your desk. Each USB 2.0 port can swivel 180 degrees, letting you basically choose your angle of insertion, which is definitely worth the $26 for the device. Brando USB Twister Hub [Product Page via Ubergizmo] Read More

  • Wii Sensor Bar Useless In The Sunlight?

    Wii Sensor Bar Useless In The Sunlight?

    Well, this could be a problem. I was planning on buying a Wii the day it comes out, and I probably still will, but I will be mucho unhappy if this little rumor is true. A poster in the Nintendo Insider forum writes: We know that the sensor bar goes all wonky when halogen lights are in the room. But did you know that natural sunlight messes it up too? That’s right, if you have the sun… Read More

  • ComputerShopper.com: Print Magazine Gets Web-rific


    Warning: Shameless plug ahead. Computer Shopper magazine, the print publication that was nice enough to pay me to write about technology for the past couple years, has relaunched its Web site. Once a fairly anemic site simply rehashing the magazine’s content, it’s been transformed into a pretty slick-looking, information-packed site. Please stop by, tool around a bit and let… Read More

  • Palm To College Kids: You Need Treos


    In an effort to fight irrelevancy amongst college students (my words) Palm is giving Treo 700wx smartphones to college students participating in the Microsoft Student Partner program. Students will use the Treo 700wx, Sprint’s first Windows Mobile-based Treo smartphone on the Sprint Power Vision Network, to promote the benefits of mobility and create greater awareness of the Palm… Read More

  • Xploder is Coming to America

    Xploder is Coming to America


    Blaze Games announced today that it would be releasing it’s Xploder HDTV package in the States. The system allows PS2 users to upconvert PS2 games for use with HDTV. Compatible with over 95% of all PS2 games, the Xploder HDTV Player is a unique software utility that unlocks the inherent High Definition capabilities of PS2 games – providing gamers with 480p, 576p, 720p and 1080i… Read More

  • The Nokia Concept

    The Nokia Concept

    Nokia is showing off a new concept phone called the Aeon. The phone will feature a glossy touchscreen surface. It is somewhat similar to that Synaptics phone we reported on back in August. No details on specs at this point. Nokia Aeon concept phone [uberphones] Read More

  • Sony's Not Selling Any More Monitors

    Sony's Not Selling Any More Monitors

    Let the “Sony’s going down” rumblings begin anew. It announced to heise online that they are not going to be marketing monitors any more. In a move that came as a surprise even to Sony’s European office, they have announced that the only monitors they will continue to produce are their “professional” monitors, such as displays for broadcasting… Read More

  • Logitech NuLOOQ Freed From Bundling


    Logitech’s NuLOOQ, a handy dandy device for zipping your way around projects in Adobe Creative Suite 2, was originally released only as part of a bundle with the Adobe suite and just support for Mac OS X. The peripheral manufacturer announced the NuLOOQ’s emancipation from said bundle and has added Windows XP support. If you’re not familiar with the wonders of the… Read More

  • The Putter To End All Putters

    The Putter To End All Putters

    I never got into golf. I think it’s because I prefer sports that involve some amount of sweating (edit: And the fact that it’s lame. – Blake). Though, if I ever take it up, I’m totally going to buy one of these putters, so I can whoop anybody I play. The comes the DiXX Blu Digital Instructor from South Korean company Infinics. The putters sensors and LCD screen help… Read More

  • T-Mobile's Dash: $249 Smartphone for Everyone

    , has been kicked down to Engadget Mobile from one of their long-time sources, and things are looking good. At $249 at the low-end and $349 at the high-end (no contract required there, buckaroo!), you get a lot of smartphone for not a lot of clams. To refresh your memories, that’s a WiFi-enabled, QWERTY-sporting, Windows Mobile 5: Smartphone edition-running, myFaves-compatable slim board… Read More

  • Catcher Confirmed, Priced

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/GSM data, GPS, and two cameras. Not too shabby. Then add on 50 Gs of shock resistance and a military grade materials and you've got something that Tommy Lee Jones would use for hunting down fugitives. Well, an insider dropped the dime and told us that this beast will cost $6,995 and will be available next month, on… Read More

  • Red One Prototype, Lens Found; Remainder Remains AWOL

    has been recovered. The private investigators hired by Jannard to find the missing gear have been successful in locating the swiped prototype, lens, and some personal computers. The development information, however, is still at large, though Jannard is optimistic in his post over at DVXUser. In addition, Red asks us not to speculate on the motives or identities of the thieves, but… Read More

  • The iSing Speaker-Dock for iPod: Tubular

    , which we all agree are sexxxy. It looks slick, and comes in your choice of silver, green or purple. The accents are in “iPod white,” it works with pretty much any iPod with a dock connector, has volume control, and that’s about it. But when you’re buying speaker-docks like this, it’s really about the style anyway, right? iSing – Speaker dock for your… Read More

  • Target Prepares for Wii

    Target Prepares for Wii

    RetroNintendo writes that Target has begun eliminating it’s GameCube section to make room for Wii. There are a couple of images featuring a Wii backdrop with some cutesy 20-somethings making questionable hand gestures—apparently to demonstrate the Wii controller. Anyway, get ready: the Wii is coming. Wii at Target [RetroNintendo] ps On an unrelated note, if you’re looking… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Harmless Grafitti Edition

    Daily Crunch: Harmless Grafitti Edition

    Here’s a recap of Friday’s posts: Home Makeover: Smoke Detector Edition
    Company Harvests Water from Air
    Minox Classic 4-Megapixel Leica M3 Camera
    Netflix Wants Your Advice
    Philips Shows Off New Concepts Read More

  • Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros: In Production Now?

    Another day, another completely unsubstantiated Apple rumor. This one comes to us courtesy of Apple Insider. Its sources claim Apple is close to replacing the Core Duo processor in the current line of MacBook Pros with the Core 2 Duo, and bringing the clock speeds up to 2.33GHz. In fact, they said production has started. That would kick much ass. Of course, we’ve been waiting for this… Read More

  • Psile Media PCs: Stylish and Quiet

    CoolTechPC, a mail-order PC house in southwesten Washington, has introduced us to a fashionable, drool-worthy new PC, the Psile series. These media PCs are outfitted with impressive specs, but that’s not why they’re cool. The design is intriguing: CoolTechPC has eliminated the noisy fans, so even when the machine is booting up, it makes almost no noise at all. The idea here is… Read More

  • Sharp Unveils 4k TV

    In the year 2010, you’ll be watching 4k video. That is, video shot at 4096 x 2160 pixels, at 60 frames per second. Or something similar. That pushes HD up the ladder by a factor of 4. It’s your TV in the future, and the company that will bring it to you will be Sharp. Yes, the same Sharp known for that anemic “organizer” that your grandmother got you for Xmas in 1999… Read More

  • AMD To World: We've Got Your 65nm CPUs Right Here


    AMD is sticking to its promise to ship 65nm processors before the end of 2006. The more energy-efficient chips, code-named Brisbane, will be available in limited quantities as dual-core Athlon 64 X2 5000+, 4800+, 4400+ and 4000+ versions. These will be joined by more powerful 90nm models: 5400+ (2.8GHz, 1 MB L2 cache), 5600+ (2.8GHz, 2 MB L2 cache) and 6000+ (3GHz, 2 MB L2 cache). The… Read More

  • Cable Has Enough Bandwidth to Combat Fiber to Homes

    Your cable modem is about to get speedier. A new report suggests that cable providers have figured out a way to resequence the data traveling through their network to increase available throughput to speeds rivaling the fiber connections to homes that are already being rolled out. Where’s all this new space coming from, a wise geek may ask? The soon-to-be-abandoned analog television… Read More