• Contest: Scene It? Box Office Smash for Xbox 360 gets dated, NXE coming soon there after?

    Announced at E3 and coming to the Xbox 360 on October 28 in North America is Scene It? Box Office Smash. “Scene It? Box Office Smash” also is Xbox 360’s first game to debut with the New Xbox Experience’s player Avatars. Players can literally put themselves into the game through personalized characters that respond to your play and interact with each other throughout… Read More

  • LeapFrog's Crammer: Flashcards be damned

    This $59.99 gadget holds quizzes for kids. You can study vocabulary, math, science, and just about anything else simply by picking questions from LeapFrog’s online system or typing in questions and answers yourself. And, unlike a set of flash cards, no one will pants you for staring at the Crammer. They’ll just think you’re using a cellphone. Interestingly, you can even… Read More

  • Nerdcore: Street-Fighting Mathematics at MIT

    Are you ready to ruuuuummmmmble? MIT is offering a course in “Street-Fighting Mathematics” and the course materials are all online, ready for you to rock out in some TapouT and throw down some dimensional analysis in this bitch. This course teaches the art of guessing results and solving problems without doing a proof or an exact calculation. Techniques include extreme-cases… Read More

  • Silverstone's "Raven" mouse: freaky, possibly nice


    As we saw in the last barrage of mouse reviews, there’s a lot that goes into making a good pointing device. While seasoned mousemakers like Razer won out at the end of the day, NZXT showed it can make a nice device even though they are more in the hard hardware business. Well, looks like Silverstone is making a similar bid for expansion. They’re known for their power supplies… Read More

  • Nintendo Points will not be transferrable from Wii to DSi, vice versa

    When the DSi was launched last week, Nintendo rebranded Wii points to Nintendo points to try and give a sense of synergy between the two systems. Sounds good in theory, but you may or may not have noticed that Nintendo will not allow you to transfer points between the two systems. It wasn’t something I thought about until I just came across it and thought I’d share. But it… Read More

  • HandshoeMouse purports to reduce RSI


    Repetitive Stress Injury, commonly called “Blogger’s Wrist” by bloggers, is a serious danger to people who make their living by sitting in front of a computer all day. Obesity is a big one too, but mainly affects editors. I’ve searched for mice my whole life that reduce wear and tear on my poor tendons and ligaments, but although I’ve found some really nice ones… Read More

  • Review: Kodak Z1012 IS digital point-and-shoot

    http://www.viddler.com/player/f852d79a/ The Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS is a 10.1 megapixel camera with 12x optical zoom and image stabilization.  It also records video at 1280×720. The Good
    This camera is really, really light.  It’s surprisingly light.  You could easily forget that this thing was in your pocket.  It’s got a fast start up time, which means you’re… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 will be able to unlock the new SAAB

    Embracing a concept found in just about every spy movie ever made, Sony Ericsson and SAAB have announced that the Xperia X1 will be able to communicate with the SAAB 9-X Air concept car, controlling some of the basic functionality (Read: No, you can’t drive with it.) Directly from the handset’s panel system, 9X-AIR/X1 owners will be able to: Lock/Unlock the doors Control… Read More

  • Exclusive: First look at IPEVO's Wi-Fi Skype handset and other goodies

    IPEVO has lots of experience at making hardware for Skype and they’ve been there from the start. Over the years they’ve slowly branched out into other venues to satisfy the masses with POV web cams (review above), VoIP handsets and products specific to the Mac (Not yet announced, but available in Apple stores, pictured below), which have also been well received and readily available. Read More

  • The future is finally here, Nikon intros the Media Port PMP headsets

    Nikon, yes, Nikon, is pushing the dream of living like the Jetsons one step closer with the Media Port UP300x and UP300 PMP headsets. The two models sport a .44-inch 640×480 screen that appears to the equivalent of a 50-inch screen when folded down in place, which displays everything from video files, to music details and even a web browser thanks to the built-in WiFi connection. Users… Read More

  • Verizon BlackBerry Storm commercial hits the airwaves

    Anybody who is considered the “geek” amongst their less tech-minded peers best look out. The BlackBerry Storm has made its way to the moving picture box, and they decided to go all Coen Brothers with the ending. For the next week or two, you get to deal with a constant stream of “Hey! Hey! You like computers! What’s on the other side of the Storm?!” from anyone… Read More

  • ArduinoBoy: A MIDI system in a Game Boy

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1853931&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1
    Arduinoboy mGB from trash80 on Vimeo. This haxor installed an Arduino Mini into a Game Boy case and then used a MIDI keyboard to play through the internal speaker. It basically turns the Game Boy into a synthesizer. The code is open so you… Read More

  • MySpace And HP Team Up To Help You Print Out Those Drunken Photos

    MySpace has partnered with computer giant Hewlett-Packard to introduce a number of new print options to the popular social networking site. Beginning in November, users will be able to click an HP-branded “Print” box embedded on their MySpace pages to access a printer-friendly version of any portion of their profile that can be printed from their home printer. The announcement… Read More

  • Facebook Rolls Out Live Search…Wait, Where'd It Go? Oh, There It Is.

    Update: Web search is now back, as is Facebook’s post about it. See our observations below. It’s been a long time coming, but it appears as though Facebook finally has begun integrating Live Search into its main search bar, thereby providing web search in addition to its preexisting profile search capabilities. The functionality appeared earlier today for users, only to… Read More

  • Gmail's Mail Goggles prevents you from sending drunken e-mails

    Oh, Google. The company has just launched Mail Goggles, a feature that helps prevent you from making a drunken ass out of yourself when using Gmail. When turned on (it’s an optional feature), it asks you to confirm that you really want to send an e-mail. By default it’s only active late nights during the weekend, when people are most likely to send embarrassing drunk e-mails. When… Read More

  • AMD splitting in two


    Oh my. Facing mounting debt and increasing costs, AMD is splitting into two parts: one to design chips and one to make them. The move is made possible by a $6bn infusion by two Abu Dhabi investment firms, an amount which will go a long way toward relieving debt and covering the cost of establishing the manufacturing arm (“Foundry” for now) as a workable partner. They’ll… Read More

  • BlackBerry Media Sync coming to Macs

    After years of clamoring from Mac users who feel a bit left out in terms of software support, it looks like RIM is finally getting on the ball. BoyGenius has managed to get his hands on an early edition of BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac, and all is lookin’ … well, early. It’s limited to playlist and music library syncing at the moment, without much in the way of video, photo… Read More

  • Mozilla Geode Released With Support From Pownce and Fire Eagle

    Mozilla has posted more information about Geode, the Labs plugin we foreshadowed yesterday that helps websites detect your current location. Geode is also now available for download here. Geode is a forerunner to Firefox’s future implementation of the W3C Geolocation Specification, a standard that (once universally implemented) will allow websites to serve up localized content and… Read More

  • Video: PocketSurfer 2R mobile internet device

      We’ve had brushes with the PocketSurfer mobile internet device in the past, but here’s a look at the PocketSurfer 2R – an update to the PocketSurfer 2. If you haven’t heard of the PocketSurfer before, it’s kind of an odd device as it uses a way-slow Vodafone GPRS connection as its data conduit. Read More

  • Google Reminds You That Knol Exists With New Policy Debates

    Google launched Knol, a monetizable Wikipedia, last July, and since then most people seem to have either forgotten about it entirely or decided that it will never be as good as its Wiki predecessor. Today the site is launching a new section called Knol Debates, and while I don’t think it will ever get me to use the site as a reference encyclopedia, it’s a great idea. Google… Read More

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