• Xbox 360 Uprade Coming In 2007

    Xbox 360 Uprade Coming In 2007

    Chartered Semiconductor of Singapore has announced that they’re manufacturing an upgraded CPU for the Xbox 360 using 65nm instead of 90nm. The new CPU isn’t going to enhance performance, but it’s going to (hopefully) stop the Xbox 360 from overheating. The new CPU is also cheaper to manufacture, which also opens a little bit of space for a 360 price drop, depending on how much… Read More

  • iZak Stores Your Media Files And Plays Them!

    The Unibrain iZak is a portable hard drive that along with storing your music, video and image files will allow you to connect to a TV for playback. I was taken with the idea for about 10 seconds until I remembered that Iomega made basically the same device a year ago, the Screenplay. However, it looks like the iZak has the edge because it has a digital audio out as well as the ability to do… Read More

  • Crappy Video Of Motorola Vending Machine

    I stopped by Macy’s today to play with the new Motorola vending machine. I need a new phone, but I’m not sure that I want a PEBL or SLVR (which were the only upgrades available to me since I have a RAZR and they were out of Qs). The machine is pretty sweet, and it has instructions on how to change your service over to your new phone. Also available were mono and stereo Bluetooth… Read More

  • Senate Proposes New ESRB Legislation

    Senate Proposes New ESRB Legislation

    The Truth in Video Game Rating Act, proposed by Senator Sam Brownback, requires the ESRB to actually play the fully completed game. Currently, ESRB rates the game based on a video demonstration given to them by the developers. Just for the record, I’ve never once played a violent or non-violent game and decided the ESRB rating was inappropriate. Brownback also stated, “It would also… Read More

  • X06: Microsoft Teams Up With Peter Jackson

    X06: Microsoft Teams Up With Peter Jackson

    Today, at Microsoft’s X06 press event, Microsoft announced a new partner ship with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson and screenwriter Fran Walsh to develop a new series for the Xbox 360. Microsoft stated that the project will not be Halo 3, but will take place in the Halo universe. The goal of the partnership is to “create new stories and redefine the way they are told”. Read More

  • Jyngle: Let the World Know It's a Snow Day

    Jyngle: Let the World Know It's a Snow Day

    Got to get in touch with the folks from the bowling league? PTA? The BDSM Orgy Planning Committee? Why not give them a Jyngle. Jyngle is a mass SMS/event planning system that allows users to create and contact groups via cell phone. While most of the interface is web-based, there is some phone interaction. It also verifies all numbers before sending out mass-mailings to a group. Read More

  • Xbox 360 HD DVD Will Be $199 In November

    Xbox 360 HD DVD Will Be $199 In November

    Microsoft’s finally confirmed their Xbox 360 HD DVD drive will be $199 in the US starting mid-November. The player will include a HD DVD version of King Kong (meh) and an Xbox 360 Universal Remote (damn it, I already bought one). There will be around 150 HD DVD movies available when the drive is launched, so you won’t be stuck watching that snoozefest King Kong unless you really want… Read More

  • Onkyo DS-A2 Remote Interactive

    Onkyo DS-A2 Remote Interactive

    Onkyo announced today the DS-A2 iPod dock, an update to to the DS-A1. The new dock can display track listings and video on a TV. It includes a dedicated remote control and can be paired with any A/V receiver. If users connect the unit to an Onkyo receiver, it can be controlled via the receivers remote. And, of course, it charges docked iPods. Press Release Read More

  • Mercora M Streams CD-Quality Music To Your Windows Mobile 5 Phones

    The upcoming M service from Mercora will do you one better than the mythical iPhone. It will let you access your entire music library on the fly no matter where you are – as long as you have phone reception. The program installs on your WM5 phone and connects to your home computer, which then streams tunes over your mobile data to your phone. Additional features are the ability to listen to… Read More

  • Nunchuk Disembowled

    Nunchuk Disembowled

    If you were itching to see what’s inside of the Nintendo Wii Nunchuk controller, Gameworld has accepted the task and dissected a perfectly healthy controller. They have a 10 pic spread of Nunchuk guts that showcases that controllers internals. Not very informative, but perhaps worth the 13 seconds it’ll take to click and scroll. The Guts of the Wii Nunchuk [Gameworld Network] Read More

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  • Archos 504 Video Player Now Available

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/dock. That way, you can record shows directly onto this player and just take it with you whenever you need to go. Other features: camcorder storage connectivity, MP3/WAV/WMA playback, and photo storage. You can pick one up now for 499 Euro or $893. Product Page [Archos via dapreview] Read More

  • Comcast Download Store Will be in Windows Media High Definition Format

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Set-Top-Box in order to view them on your TV. But the news is that the format of the files will be in WMV HD. What does that mean to you? Well, apparently you'll be able to burn a non-DRM copy of it to play back in DVD players that can play WMV HD. You can play back the downloaded WMV HD file on your computer, but only that… Read More

  • Powerisers Jumping Stilts

    Powerisers Jumping Stilts

    I find myself wanting to try these things even though the experiment would surely end with me crumpled in the pavement. Assuming, however, that I possessed some of that coordination stuff people are always talking about, I’d probably be somewhat inclined to give it a go. It promises to increase the wearers jump height by 6-feet and stride length to 9-feet. No word on maximum weight… Read More

  • RIYL: Hatin' On Sony's Reader

    yesterday is dead in the water. Oh, wait, maybe it does. Or at least so says David Rothman over at TeleRead as he compared it to the Edsel, an automobile failure beyond compare in 1958. His key arguments are certainly not offbase – monochrome screen, general suckiness of DRM, only 10,000 or so titles, no backlight, and a relatively high cost for a very limited product. However, all this… Read More

  • Cool Glow In The Dark Pebbles

    Cool Glow In The Dark Pebbles

    Not really anything new technology-wise here. Just some good ol’ fashioned sun-absorbing glow in the dark pebbles. Use them to throw at people passing by your apartment, or as a path light, as the picture so elequently suggests. Me, I’m going to buy 350 of them for $10 just to put all around my bed. Yeah, I know what the ladies like. Glow In The Dark Pebbles – 54045 [Collections… Read More

  • Mio H610: The iPod of GPS

    Not only does the Mio H610 have a glossy iPod front, there’s a metallic iPod backing as well. It’s “cute, smart and charges with a standard mini-USB connector”, which more and more devices are using nowadays. What’s so great about it? It’s got 3D-capable graphics, anti-aliasing, a decent screen size, fast CPU (400MHz), MP3 and Video playback, and relatively… Read More

  • TLA Launches Feedvertising

    Text Link Ads (an advertising network that allows websites to include simple text advertisements on their site) launched a new product this morning called Feedvertising. Feedvertising allows bloggers and other site owners to include advertisements or other messages in their RSS feeds. We like Feedvertising (note disclosure at end, however) because it’s simple, free, and gives the publisher… Read More

  • T-Mobile drops Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bloggers Weep at the End of an Era

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/flvplayer.swf?autoStart=false&file=http://blip.tv/file/get/Dumbeast-Crabwalk186.flv%3Fsource%3D3 It’s true. As of today, T-Mobile is dropping Miss (she’ll always be a Miss to us) CZJ from their advertising efforts. After six great years as their hot spokesmodel, T-Mobile is finally going in another direction thanks to their T-Mobile at Home and 3G… Read More

  • How to De-gloss Your Glossy Nintendo DS

    What do you get when you combine a man with a glossy DS Lite and a hatred for gloss? A sanded down DS Lite, of course. A guy took a file, a buffering tool, and some sandpaper to the front and back of the DS. The result is a mostly matted finish with some glossy parts around the lettering on the back that he didn’t want to sand off. A warning though, the intermediate shots on his site are… Read More

  • Solar-Powered Wireless Speaker–Yay for Wireless

    Solar-Powered Wireless Speaker–Yay for Wireless

    This speaker use solar energy to charge 7 AA rechargeable batteries. The batteries in turn drive the 5-watt RMS speaker. It has a range of about 150-feet and is encased in a weatherproof shell. You can pick them up for about $152. And is it just me or does it look sort of like a Thermos? Solar-Powered Wireless Speaker [ubergizmo] Read More