• Your favorite Halo rumors gently crushed in Bungie chat

    The forums have been, as ever, abuzz with the most ridiculous of Halo rumors. In a recent chat-style interview, some of these speculations were brought under the scrutiny of two Bungie guys. Among the highlights:
    -The Halo Movie is on “pause,” which is probably a nice way of saying “stalled.”
    -Nothing Marathon-related in the works. What, Halo isn’t Marathon related? Read More

  • Panasonic HDTVs + Panasonic Blu-ray players = Hot holiday bundles

    If you’re in the market for some serious home theater action, Panasonic, of all companies, has just announced a bundle worth looking into. Starting next week, retailers will be selling Panasonic plasma HDTVs bundled with Panasonic Blu-ray players at a discounted cost. If you’re in the Blu-ray camp, this might be the time to take the plunge. Of course, if you’re not married… Read More

  • Electric car prototype can sell power back to utilities

    Faculty members at the University of Delaware have built an electric car that’s capable of selling back excess stored energy to utility companies depending on the demands of the electrical grid. "A car sitting there with a tank of gasoline in it, that’s useless. If it’s a battery storing a lot of electricity and a big plug that allows moving power back and forth… Read More

  • Rumor: Call of Duty 5 takes place in…

    Rumors are trickling in about Treyarch’s next installment to the Call of Duty series will jump back to WWII, but it will set place somewhere in the Pacific. I don’t quite remember the happenings of the Pacific during WWII, but I’m sure whatever Treyarch has in mind will be off the charts. Well, at least I hope it is. COD 4 is pretty badass as well as previous versions so… Read More

  • Timex iControl review

    How often have you hit the running trails and found that your iPod is really interested in Kenny G. No matter how many times you fumble for your iPod you keep coming back to “Eastside Jam” and “By the Time This Night Is Over.” Now, however, you can just tap your wrist and watch as Kenny is relegated to the deep pits of hell where he belongs. Besides, what are you doing… Read More

  • Don King invading your 360, Wii, DS in '08

    Oh boy! 2K Sports is announcing the arrival of Don King to the world of gaming today. It doesn’t seem to be your typical boxing game, though. Sure it has the career mode where you can train said boxer and all that, but throw in adversity, temptation and a few other distractions and you have Don King Presents: Prizefighter. Awesome. I can’t wait to see what sorts of temptations… Read More

  • Another step towards the Babel Fish; gadget scans, understands, and speaks any text

    Looks like HP is getting together with South Korean company Mouscan (Mouscan?) to move us one step closer to that universal translator that’s in every sci-fi story since that sci-fi part of the bible. They call it the Voiscan. HP is contributing the ability to put together a single document by waving a camera over it, and Mouscan is bringing its optical character recognition skillz to… Read More

  • CompUSA's liquidation schedule leaked

    Looks like someone spilled the beans. As we reported over the weekend, CompUSA has been bought and will almost certainly be closed down. Now we’re definitely sure because the schedule for dealing with closing up shops has been released. Basically, everyone gets informed Monday, Tuesday is the last day for returns and repairs, and Wednesday is the interesting part, as that’s when the… Read More

  • Honeywell's HDMI-to-Cat5 converter: Eat the rich

    If you’re remodeling the beach house this year, do be sure to pick up these HDMI-to-Cat5 converters. Essentially, they allow you to keep a electronics room somewhere in the house and then connect your TV straight into the wall to get red hot HDMI hi-def content no matter where you are. This is actually a really good idea. It lets organizations have a centralized AV office and stream… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Quiksilver Double Daffy

    Ski/Snowboard season is in full swing and if you haven’t picked up a new jacket or you’re looking for one to ask for the holidays then look no further. The Double Daffy from Quiksilver features Plantronics stereo sound and voice via Bluetooth. That means you can crank out your tunes and take calls while carving up fresh power in the back country. If you get lost or something then… Read More

  • Spokeo 2.0: A Feed Reader For Your Friends

    One of the most addictive features of Facebook is its “News Feed” that keeps you up to date on every inane action any one of your friends has taken on the social network (and some partner sites via Beacon). But what if you want to keep track of what all your friends are doing on other parts of the Web, whether they just added a photo to Flickr, a bookmark to Digg, a product to… Read More

  • Gift VC games to your Wii Pals

    Nintendo, I love you, I really do. I’ve been a fan since Day 1. Well, at least from what I remember. You were my first game console and I still play Tetris and get extremely giddy when others have a working NES console. But you’re sort of screwing up these days. Pulling your Wii ads doesn’t detract from the fact that Wiis are still hard to find. You’ve had an entire year… Read More

  • Don't delete your inappropriate corporate e-mail or you'll establish motive

    Ever send an e-mail on your corporate account that you regret sending? Ever think that deleting it from your local folder or from the server will save you from Legal’s wrath? Don’t. Apparently the Feds have software that can detect several layers of deletion, which is worse than you might think. Let’s say I send an e-mail to Peter saying “You’re dumb and no one… Read More

  • Toshiba to produce SSD drives next year

    The conventional notebook hard drive continues to face down its inevitable replacement as Toshiba today announced that it’ll be entering into the solid state drive game. Mass production will begin in March of next year with 1.8-inch SATA drives being offered in 32-, 64-, and 128-gigabyte capacities. Throughput for the drives will be 3Gbps with a maximum write speed of 40MB/second and… Read More

  • 50 Cent understands why people file share, says they're OK with him

    There are swear words in this video. Surprise. Among other things, like running New York and making money off flavored water, 50 Cent understands what it’s like to have to steal to survive. To that end, he doesn’t fault young music fans for downloading music. In fact, in a recent interview in Oslo (a hip-hop haven), the P.I.M.P. said “a young fan may be just as devout… Read More

  • Tokyoflash 1259Q watch: Remember, Chavistas, set your unreadable watches backward 30 minutes!

    Sure, it’s pretty, but can you tell the time? I’ve been watching Tokyoflash move from “cool gimmick” to “fashion-forward horology source” and I’m kind of dismayed by their latest invention, the 1259Q. I’m not even going to try to tell you how to read it, but I guess if you need the attention and can’t get it with your good looks or hygiene… Read More

  • Nokia wants its US market share back

    Remember back when everyone basically had the same cell phone? Those old, brickey Nokias? Well Nokia misses that feeling and wants to claw its way back into the US market again. Its market share here in the states is about 10%, down from 28% five years ago according to the New York Times. Much of the reasoning behind Nokia’s fall from grace has to do with "its refusal to adapt… Read More

  • Sequoia Invests in SEM-Automator Kenshoo

    All you search-engine marketing consultants watch out. Sequoia Capital just invested in Kenshoo, an Israeli startup that automates the whole process of creating and managing search-engine marketing campaigns. It is a labor-intensive activity that has given rise to an entire cottage industry. Kenshoo competes with bid-management software from all the giants in online advertising… Read More

  • Spike Awards special guest: Big Daddy


    My buddy Nathan Sharratt, the guy who made the Big Daddy/Little Sister costume with his girlfriend last Halloween just showed up on Spike TV last night, helping accept BioShock’s Best Game award. It just goes to show you that a little obsessive attention to detail and some plastic tubing can take you quite far. Read More

  • Proposed lawsuit targets Halo 3's false 720p claim

    Back when Halo 3 was first released, some people got all up in arms because they thought they were gipped several pixels—the game was advertised as 720p even though it was actually rendered in 640p. I know, it was a national disgrace, right up there with that whole Lewinsky nonsense and when NBC cancelled “Freaks and Geeks.” Thus, a “team of class attorneys”… Read More

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