• nVidia 8600 and 8500 GPUs Now Official: Still Rock PureVideo HD

    Graphics-card big-shot nVidia finally made its mid-range 8500 and 8600 cards official. They’re both essentially as powerful as the top-end 8800, but nVidia limited the number of shaders. Or, in English, the cards aren’t as powerful as its top-level cards. Big surprise. Prices aren’t too bad, however, with the 8600 GTS carries a $229 price tag and the 8500 dips all the way down… Read More

  • Blackberry 9900 Coming Soon?

    BGR is getting some early reports that the Blackberry 9900 could be hitting the market late this year and a few specs have been released. Screen resolution will be 384×288 allowing for sharper images and/or larger viewing area. OS is slated to be 5.0.0, but it could change as the year goes on. I’m expecting we’ll see the 9900 series release prior to the long-anticipated debut… Read More

  • Panasonic Steps It Up To 4x Burning Speed For BD-Rs

    In this next-gen format war, it seemed whoever had the biggest disc ended up becoming the winner. While this fraternity-esque attitude is childish, it certainly benefits the consumer with inexpensive prices for BD-R discs. But now Panasonic isn’t going for size, it’s now going for speed. Panasonic is now claiming they’ve produced a 4x Blu-Ray disc that’s capable of… Read More

  • Special Trade-In Deals For The Xbox 360 Elite Confirmed

    We’ve heard a few rumors about Xbox 360 owners being able to get a special deal if they want to trade up to an Elite model and now some have been confirmed. Here’s the deal: If you’re going to trade in your old 360 for an Elite model, go to Gamestop. They’ll give you $50 for an Xbox (wow, not too bad at all), $200 for a Core Xbox 360, and $250 for your Premium… Read More

  • Don't Call It A Comeback (Actually, Go For It)

    Everyone’s favorite liberal and entertaining talk station, NPR, ran a story this morning on how vinyl is making a comeback. The reason for those Talking Heads 7-inches coming back in style? NPR cites the popularity of the low-cost USB turntable and the total lack of DRM on vinyl. So far sales of new records are up 10% and seem to keep growing. Oh, and indie kids still buy a ton of… Read More

  • Haier Boasts World's Smallest MP3 Mobile

    Haier’s newest mobile phone is a beast and good things do come in small packages. Why? It’s quite simple, really, the Elegance, as it’s dubbed, is a wee lil phone with a bundle of features that make it quite enticing. Said features include an MP3 player, FM radio, Bluetooth, games and up to 200 hours of standby. The size of the phone is compared to a Mars bar and that’s… Read More

  • JVC Sophisti DD-3 Media System

    JVC just dove into the home media center market and its latest offering is the Sophisti DD-3. Aside from an odd name, the DD-3 system is based upon speakers and a main unit. The main unit acts as a network media player, as well as a DVD player, AM/FM radio, CD player, and can stream audio from another PC. But one of the cooler features that makes the DD-3 stand out is the dedicated USB host… Read More

  • Another Day, Another Smokin' Samsung Mobile We Desire

    TV is available on just about every consumer electronic item you can buy in Korea. Almost every car you see on the road has GPS with TV, I know, because I’d watch the news in my Uncle’s car. Just about every mobile phone in Korea has DMB so the SCH-B710 isn’t ground breaking in that respect, but it does have PiP. Yes, that’s right, Picture in Picture just like your… Read More

  • DXG Announces First 5 Megapixel Digital Camera/Camcorder with Gaming Features

    Have I told you lately how much I love convergence devices? I am absolutely blown away by the DXG-589V digital camera/camcorder and portable entertainment unit. Why? Because it’s a 5 megapixel digital camera, VGA camcorder, PMP, video game player and it directly records video from TV, VCR or DVD players. The DGX-589V’s digital camera comes equipped with CMOS sensor so your pics… Read More

  • Create Beautiful 3D Landscapes With Your Pirated Downloads

    Those of you who pirate or download via P2P quite a bit might want to check out Packet Garden. Designed to create a 3D model landscape from your P2P traffic, this software is perfect for getting high and putting P2P software towards a good use. It’s open-source as well, which means you can modify it to your hearts content. Packet Garden will listen to traffic from apps like Limewire… Read More

  • NAB 2007: Aja's Firewire Do-It-All

    Aja makes video capture and playback solutions for both Mac OS and Windows PCs, and at NAB, the company has set us adrool. Final Cut Studio 2, Apple’s awesome looking new digital video editing suite (which we’ll cover more later) includes something called ProRes 422, basically a package for handling and editing uncompressed HD on the new 8-way Mactopusses. Aja has debuted a… Read More

  • NAB 2007: Biggest Darn TV I Ever Did See

    The scale here is hard to judge, as Mitsubishi hung this monster about 15 feet in the air, but this is a literal 16:9 TV: it’s 16 feet wide by 9 feet tall. Ok, not really, it’s actually a slight bit larger, but it is 1080p. And you might be thinking this is a giant LCD, but it’s not: it’s using LED technology, like the next-gen laptop displays we’ve been covering. Read More

  • NAB 2007: Toshiba's 56-inch Almost 4K Monitor

    The Red One is fantastic for its ability to shoot natively in 4k mode. But what good is that if you can’t play it back? Toshiba was showing off a 56″ display it was calling 4k, even though it technically falls short. At 3840×2160, the P56QHD isn’t quite the 4,200+ pixels true 4k demands, but man it shows a pretty picture. That’s more than 3x the 1080p of the TV… Read More

  • NAB 2007: Apple's Final Cut Suite 2 Demoes Kick Ass


    Digital video is more than a major theme at NAB this year, it’s the reason it exists. And everyone wants a piece of Apple’s Final Cut Studio 2 action, and we mean everyone. By far the largest and most popular booth belongs to Apple, who is holding demonstrations of its new editing software that seems like macro-versions of its in-store trainings seminars. There were hundreds of… Read More

  • Inexpensive Nintendo DS FM Radio Add-On

    Though the popularity of FM radio is starting to dwindle, some of still enjoy some classic rock, sports radio, or NPR. Brando knows this and have created quite a nice looking add-on for the Nintendo DS that allows you to listen to FM radio. It leeches off your DS’ battery and has a bright, monochrome screen. And the best part? It’s only $14! Pick one up and actually start getting… Read More

  • Jobs' WWDC Keynote: 9 a.m. PST, June 11

    We knew the date, now we know the time: Steve Jobs will deliver unto the world something amazing (or not) on Monday, June 11 at 9 a.m. PDT at the Worldwide Developers Conference. The keynote is scheduled to last three hours, three hours in which Apple fanatics will constantly refresh the myriad Apple rumor sites looking for any and all gossip. Now, we already know that Leopard has been delayed… Read More

  • Nokia 6120: HSDPA And A Whole Lot More

    My, oh, my is the Nokia 6120 looking sweet. That metallic paint job is so elegant, I almost mistook it for a Vertu! But enough talk about the sweet outside, let’s delve into the rich, gooey insides. For starters, the 6120 features the S60 3rd Edition OS with Feature Pack 1, quad-band GSM, and WCDMA/HSDPA. Moving on to the more user-oriented features, you’ll find Bluetooth 2.0+EDR… Read More

  • A Collection Of Geeked Out Furniture

    The gents over at TechEBlog have compiled a list of the most geeked out furniture. You may recognize a familiar face or two like the Ultimate Game Chair, but some of the other pieces are extremely awesome. There’s a whole couch made out of blue mousepads (see pic), which looks comfy as hell. Also on the list are the Verte Seating Office Chair, the one that looks like it has a spine… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Creepfactor Edition

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  • Amazon S3 Reaches 5 Billion Stored Objects

    While I was busy announcing the upcoming TechCrunch20 conference and picking fights with venture capitalists today, Dan Farber was covering the news at the Web 2.0 Expo. One of the more interesting disclosures to surface: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos announced that their S3 storage-on-demand service, which launched just thirteen months ago, surpassed 5 billion stored objects. This is up from… Read More