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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Canon Launches Long-Awaited Rebel XT Follow-up: Rebel XTi

    Heavens to murgatroid! A new Rebel! The XT is pretty much the SLR of record in the prosumer market – no one else can really come close to their sales. Well, here’s the next generation, the XTi aka the Canon EOS 400D, a 10-megapixel SLR with new CMOS sensor, a 2.5-inch screen, and a self-cleaning system which vibrates the mirrors to dislodge dust, dirt, and chewed food. How much are… Read More

  • Nikon Pumps Out Five COOLPIX Point-and-Shoots

    What have we here? Five new Nikon cameras? Let’s go down the list: COOLPIX S10 – Shown above – 6.0-megapixels with 10x optical zoom. On board movie/image editing and 2.5-inch LCD with swivel. 16MB of on-board memory. Available in September for $399.95. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Who Needs a Terabyte? Edition

    Here are a few highlights from yesterday’s news. Maxtor Shared Storage II Hands On
    Onkyo Introduces D-TK10 Guitar Speaker
    Gulbransen Virtuoso Violin
    Lawnmower Roomba?
    Submersible Camera Bags
    Crystal Roc Introduces Swarovski-Studded Musical Instruments Read More

  • Enhanced Sony Connect Goes Live

    An enhanced version of Sony Connect went live today with a few extra features to let you play around with. There’s a whole new navigation system that lets you browse and find the artist you’re looking for with ease. The navigation not only helps you find the artist you’re looking for, it also shows you who the artist was influenced by, and who the artist themselves are… Read More

  • Onkyo Introduces D-TK10 Guitar Speaker

    The D-TK10 guitar speaker, developed by Onkyo and renowned guitar manufacturer Takamine, is a revolutionary cabinet that is modeled after a guitar. It features a freely-vibrating thin-wall enclosure based on high-end guitar construction to create a much fuller and richer sound. The speaker has strategically placed struts, stringers, and thickness variations (like a guitar) so it can harness… Read More

  • Maxtor Shared Storage II Hands On


    If you had told me a year ago that I’d have a terabyte of data hanging on my home network, I’d have probably laughed. First off, who needs 1 TB?! That’s just silly. And secondly, there’s nothing out there that can make that block of storage usable. After all, share drives are wonky and web-based applications are junk right? Well, I just got a 1 TB block of usable… Read More

  • Crystal Roc Introduces Swarovski-Studded Musical Instruments


    If you’re a fan of swarovski-studded musical equipment, the Retro Mic from Crystal Rock is right up your alley. The Retro Mic was made by Morten Schjolin, a producer who has worked with Jennifer Lopez and Leanne Rhymes, and is yours for the taking for about $3,770. If the mic doesn’t tickle your fancy, Crystal Rock is also introducing a whole line of Swarovski-Studded gear… Read More

  • Olympus SP-510 UZ 10x Zoom Digicam

    The Olympus SP-510 with its 10X optical zoom is great for people who need to get in a little bit closer, but don’t want or need the hassle of a DSLR. The camera has a 7.1 megapixel sensor, an additional “Fine Zoom” option that will boost the total zoom to 15x, 2.5-inch LCD on the back, an ISO of 4000, and xD-Picture Card slot for storing your photos. The camera should be… Read More

  • Gulbransen Virtuoso Violin

    The Gulbransen Virtuoso Violin is a self-playing violin developed by film scorer Fred Paroutaud and the late Dr. Thomas Paine, administrator of NASA during the Apollo moon flights. Virtuoso has claimed to be the world’s first self-playing violin. What looks like an invisible hand playing the violin is actually a programmed automation without the use of any digitally sampled sounds. Read More

  • Amina Tech’s SoundUnseen Plaster-In-Wall Speakers

    Amina Tech’s SoundUnseen Plaster-In-Wall Speakers are high-powered vibration element flat speakers that can be plastered entirely into a wall or a ceiling, and can produce a high definition sound without any interference. The speakers not only get rid of visible wiring and room clutter, but they pack on an interesting design that makes location and listening position of the speakers… Read More

  • Lawnmower Roomba?

    The people who brought you the vacuum cleaner and the wet-floor cleaner are about to go into the lawnmowing business, according to Forbes. In a profile of Roomba, they say: Next comes a robot lawn mower and bigger military bots that can go faster and farther. Now instead of making your kids mow the lawn, you’ll make them set up the Lawnba to do all the work for them. The only concerns… Read More

  • Submersible Camera Bags


    Underwater photography has been a fairly expensive hobby, with housings that go up into the hundreds or thousands of dollars. With the Ewa-marine bag, you can take your point and shoot into the water for $100, and your SLR for only $350. The PVC bag is waterproof, obviously, and durable yet flexible, so you’re able to press your camera’s control buttons without too much hassle. Read More

  • KEF Five-2 Standing Speakers

    KEF claims that these these two speakers plus a subwoofer can deliver “true” five-channel sound in your living room. We’ll take their word for it. The “racetrack” speaker enclosures use their Uni-Q drivers and NXT panel design, and are supposed to work well with KEF’s HTB2 Subwoofer, which apparently you have to buy separately. These will be available in… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Accessories Pricing Finalized


    Those accessories for the Xbox 360 we showed you earlier have been nailed down in price. According to the Microsoft press release, the Live Vision camera will come in two models. The standard one is $39 for the camera, one month Xbox Live Gold membership, a headset (the el-cheapo one), 200 Marketplace points and free copies of Uno, TotemBall and Robotron. The Gold package gets you all that… Read More

  • ATI Radeon X1950 XTX Looms

    On September 14, ATI will set loose its new flagship card. The Radeon X1950 XTX can purportedly outperform its nearest competitor, the GeForce 7950 GX2, in “extreme high definition” resolutions using only half the processors. It can be run individually, or paired with another x1950 XTX in Crossfire mode to deliver even more performance. From what I gather, the X1950 XTX uses… Read More

  • Penagain?

    Pacific Writing Instruments has tackled a subject that could affect students everywhere. The Escondido based company sat down and reevaluated the design of traditional writing utensils and developed a new model that they call the Penagain. The Penagain is designed to eliminate the hand tension associated with penmanship. If the resulting product actually works, the design could save millions… Read More

  • Creative Zen Vision W Unveiled


    Popular Mechanics, the first place any gadget hound turns to to get their news, just unveiled the Creative Zen Vision W. It’s got a huge 4.3-inch widescreen (that’s what the W stands for) display, up to 60GB of storage, DivX playback and CompactFlash expansion slot for sticking in your photos. If you ignore the screen on the front, the body itself does seem pretty similar to the… Read More

  • Blackberry 8707 in the Wild


    Not much context or detail to go with this photo, but it looks like a guy went to Japan and was able to use his Blackberry 8707 there too. Have a look, BlackBerry fans. StapleDesign Read More

  • UBiQUiO 501 PoCkEt Pc PhOnE

    Remember the UBiQUiO 501 smart phone from Tech Faith Wireless? Yea the smart phone that looked conspicuously similar to the now ubiquitous Motorola Q. Well Mobility News writes that the UBiQUiO has appeared on Expansys for a paltry $514.95. So if you’re interested in paying $300 more for a Q, grab your credit card and head over to Expansys. To be fair, the UBiQUiO (I feel like I’m… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Accessories Preview Video

    http://www.gamevideos.com:80/swf/video.swf?plylst=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamevideos.com%3A80/video/asx%3Ffileurl%3DXbox360Periphs_320x180.flv%26videoid%3D5201%26usersubmitted%3Dfalse%26runtime%3D444&showlogo=false&playAuto=no GameVideos has a preview up on all the new Xbox 360 accessories that were introduced at E3. Among them, the steering wheel, the wireless Xbox Live headset, the Xbox… Read More