• SanDisk TakeTV in action, looks pretty nice

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Word of SanDisk’s TakeTV device got out a few months ago and after just seeing it in action, I can tell you that the video quality is pretty nice. The TakeTV isn’t going to be for everyone, but for those of us looking for an easy, quick way to dump video from the computer and watch it on a… Read More

  • Vuzix' iWear video glasses actually work


    This was another product I was skeptical about. VR goggles? Do they ship with a copy of Johnny Mnemonic? But I put them on and lo and behold: the image was pretty good, it tracked my head movements so I could look around the cockpit, and they were even lightweight and had different nose-touch-piece-things for people of different nasal persuasions. One kind was meant to be used as a… Read More

  • The top 10 kinds of VCs to avoid

    FoundRead has a post called 9 VCs You’re Gonna Want to Avoid (but there are actually 12). It particularly applies to startups who already have revenues, who are now being courted by VCs. It’s an open question, but I’d just like to ask the general UK startup community out there: What do you think would be the UK/European equivalent? Here are some suggestions (inspired by… Read More

  • CES 2008: Belkin's FlyWire feeds your TV up wireless HD at 1080p

    We’ve been talking about Wireless HD and how it’s one of the things CES is all about, and Belkin showed me their new FlyWire Wireless HD solution, and it’s pretty sweet. It’s a combo of a transmitter that also acts as a media switcher and a single wireless receiver. The audio and video is sent wirelessly at resolutions up to 1080p to the receiver, where it connects to… Read More

  • The Tale of the Tiniest Touchpad, by Everex


    Next to Everex’s Eee-killer, they had another product, more a prototype than anything, but with a similar form factor. This one has its baby touchpad in a more traditional spot, which made it look even more lonely and puny. It truly is only about as big as your “tab” key, though it works surprisingly well. Read More

  • Facebook, Google, Plaxo open up to set users free

    In a major move Facebook, Google and Plaxo are effectively ending their policy of keeping users locked-in to their social networks. As TechCrunch US reports, today Facebook, Google and Plaxo have joined the DataPortability Workgroup, implying that users will soon be allowed to export their contacts from one social network to another, leaving each to compete on their own merits. It’s hard… Read More

  • Hands on with the the 3rd Space force feedback vest


    I’d probably be the first to raise an eyebrow at the idea of a gaming vest that whacks you where you’re being shot/cut/bludgeoned, but these guys have made something that could really add another dimension to things, especially in creepy games like Silent Hill and Resident Evil (as if they didn’t scare me enough already). They put it on me, as you can see, and I tried out… Read More

  • Belkin Mouse Trap

    Belkin makes a lot of great products. Belkin also makes a lot of questionable products. The Mouse Trap is a perfect example of the latter. Maybe it’s because I haven’t used a mouse pad in years, but I don’t see the point of having a special pouch to transport your mouse in when there’s a huge crease after you’ve unzipped it. Whatever, though, I’m sure… Read More

  • CES could leave Las Vegas, pigs take to the air


    NBC is posting that CES will leave Las Vegas, which is like saying the Pope will leave Rome. Las Vegas’ 31st International Consumer Electronics Show could be one of its last, organizers said Monday, saying they believe they can get a cheaper deal elsewhere. As I said before, CES is losing value as a venue for announcing technology. It is a trade fair where vendors and buyers meet to… Read More

  • CES 2008: Belkin's Tune Studio is an iPod-recording 4-track that I want

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Musicians, listen up. Making a good demo is key, and many do it digitally, as they should. This Tune Studio, along with your iPod, makes it way easy. The audio in the video above is hard to hear, but basically this violinish band is recording their performance using one of these (it was just off stage). You… Read More

  • FLIR PathFindIR keeps you safe at night

    Two seconds later I kicked Biggs in the nuts. Product Name: PathFindIR
    Description: A thermal imaging camera that boasts the ability to let you see 5-times farther than normal headlights while driving at night. It’s currently the core thermal imager in BMW’s Night Vision nighttime driving aid system. Read More

  • Iomega's Zip Drive is back with a vengeance


    Everyone remembers the Iomega Zip Drive – we all had one, it’s okay to say it. I’d lost track of the company for a while, but they’re striking back with a new version of the device, which probably will get mixed reactions. It’s called the Rev and it’s essentially a HDD split in half – the head and mechanisms are in the reader, and in each… Read More

  • Dressing the Magic colthes (TM)

    The winner of best Engrish in a CES booth goes to… Read More

  • Palringo raises $5m for mobile client

    Palringo – a UK startup with an instant messaging, voice and picture messaging client for mobiles which uses mobile data to bypass mobile operators’ SMS and MMS offerings – has raised $5m in funding, bringing in new investors ePlanet Ventures and NTEC. These have invested alongside existing investors Northstar Equity Investors, Prime Technology Ventures and Esther Finance. Read More

  • CES Today: Will the madness never end?

    We’re all a bit hungover today so we’re busy milling around snapping photos of booth babes and finding whatever hidden gems we may have missed over the last few days. In the meantime check out the above video. It basically sums up how we all feel. CES 2008: Belkin’s Podcast Studio: You know, for podcasters
    Look out Eee, a $399 tiny laptop from Everex is afoot
    CES 2008… Read More

  • Hands on with Jook

    Biggs doesn’t see the point of Jook and neither do I. Well, I guess it’s sort of cool, but everyone and their mom has to have one for this to work. I guess it’s better than sharing my earbuds with someone like a 16-year old at the mall. Read More

  • CES 2008: We need drinks. So do you! Monte Carlo Pub tonight at 9



    Blogging is hard. Look at the crowds we have to face just to bring you all the goodies you’re getting today. Just look! So later tonight we’re going to have drinks and stuff. And, if you’re in the Las Vegas area, either for CES or you live here, we’d like you to join us. It’s your chance to meet the bloggers behind the blog and then we can blog about it on… Read More

  • iPhone pig docks from China

    Biggs, Devin and I trekked over to the Sands to try and get into some AVn mischief, but, sadly, we were denied. Instead of scantily clad women we found iPod/iPhone docks from China. There were pigs and something resembling Inky. I’m completely delirious and need to go home. Read More

  • Biggs loves his toys

    I really think there’s something wrong with Biggs. The gallery is clearly evident of that. He randomly sings karaoke and then attempts to kill me with Halo Covenant weapons. Read More

  • CES 2008: Belkin's Podcast Studio: You know, for podcasters

    Hands down, one of the coolest things I’ve seen at CES so far this week is the Belkin Podcast Studio. It’s a handheld unit that you attach your iPod to. Using a pair of swiveling integrated microphones on each side, the device records what they hear in stereo as an uncompressed WAV on to the iPod. You can even control the pitch and volume, as well as the stereo balance. Besides… Read More

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