• Shock Ball: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Funner

    So you and your buds are baked and looking for something that will remind you all that you have hands. Why not throw a ball around that will shock you? Simply plug in and recharge the ball and begin throwing. Switch on the timer and one of you gets a mean shock. Not as bad as a Taser to the heart, but just as fun! Available now for a mere $40. Product Page Read More

  • GE E-Series: Point-and-Shoot At Its Finest

    The E-series from GE comes in four flavors: 850, 1030, 1040 and 1240. Let’s start with the basics and I’ll fill you in on the minute details later. The E850 is the mid-level point-and-shoot camera in the GE lineup. Picture taking is a breeze with the 8-megapixel resolution and 28mm equivalent (aka fakey fake fake) wide-angle lens, but it does come in handy for those… Read More

  • Super Paper Mario: OMG

    http://gamevideos.com:80/swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://gamevideos.com:80/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D9856%26ordinal%3D1173339884823%26adPlay%3Dfalse Seriously. This is amazing stuff. Wii, I’m re-in love with you. via TechEBlog Read More

  • Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=17614 Straight outta GDC we have an odd new Zelda game for the DS. The Phantom Hourglass includes multi-player game play with some basic capture-the-flag action. I’m not amazed, but I do like me some Zelda. Via GameTrailers Read More

  • GPS Sniper Rifle Tracks Terrorists, Pizza Delivery Guy

    Though headshots and blowing the enemy’s leg off in battle are fun in video games, non-lethal weapons can prove extremely useful in real-life situations. Danish company Empire North is working on a GPS-based rifle called ID Sniper that’s designed to embed a tiny GPS chip in a target’s body from up to 1.1km away. But if you’re thinking that GPS chips are the only… Read More

  • Budget Friendly GE A-Series

    The GE A730 and A830 are the budget friendly entry-level digi’s of the line-up, but they claim to have the ‘firepower of cameras nearly twice its price’. The A730 has 7-megapixels while the A830 has 8-megapixels. Both have 3x optical zooms, but the A730 has 4.8x digital zoom and the A830 has 5.1x digital zoom. Both have 2.5-inch LCD, and the same features and color options as… Read More

  • Super Mario Doom 64

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=11564 Well, if Sony can mash-up Sims, Second-Life, and Nintendo’s Mii Parade, why can’t a bunch of Peruvians make Super Mario Doom? via GameTrailers Read More

  • Elderly Couple Almost in the Pokey for Running Veggie Oil Car

    The man in that picture, 79-year-old David Wetzel, drives a 1986 Volkswagen Golf powered by used vegetable oil he gets for free from a dining hall. Everything was going fine until the Illinois Department of Revenue knocked on his door and accused him of ducking a motor fuel tax and operating a fuel business without a license. The Wentzels, who are on a fixed income, are facing fines and… Read More

  • Sprint Contract Tips: Move to the Mojave

    The Consumerist just popped the Sprint wall of silence with some great tips of getting into a cheap contract and then getting out of it. It looks like all that’s left is getting into the secrets of T-Mobile. I could use some cheap airtime as my T-Mo bill tops out at $120 each month now. 6 Confessions Of A Former Sprint Sales Rep [Consumerist] Read More

  • Amazon to the TV before Apple

    The Amazon/TiVo partnership announced last month has officially rolled out. Nearly 1.5mm TiVo subscribers can now buy or rent digital movies (and buy TV shows) from Amazon’s Unbox service and download / watch those movies on their TV via their TiVo. Nearly 600,000 of the 1.5mm compatible TiVo boxes are connected to broadband Internet connections. Amazon/TiVo are offering $15 in free… Read More

  • G1: GE's Franchise Player

    The G1 will be GE’s franchise player so its diminutive frame will be carrying the weight of the company. The 7-megapixel digi is only 3.625 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall, but it crams a lot into a small package. A 2.5-inch LCD shows you every close up captured by the 3x optical zoom and 4.8x digital zoom. The G1 also includes in-camera panoramic stitching, red-eye removal, MPEG-4… Read More

  • GE X1 Digital Camera Jumps In With The Big Boys

    GE just announced a full Spring line-up of giggitydiggitycams. First up is the X series. The X1 is aimed at the prosumer who wants maximum zoom and loads of features to help you get the best picture possible. The 8-megapixel digi has 12x optical zoom that’s paired with 5.1x digital zoom and together they boast a 61.2x max zoom. For the paparazzi with a nervous twitch, the X1 is equipped… Read More

  • Emotiv Project Epoc: Sensory Gaming Developed Through Research on Schizophrenic Mice

    Emotiv is a company I expect we’ll be hearing a lot more about soon. It made news yesterday with a formal announcement of its Project Epoc, a developmental technology that interpolates electrical signals emitted by the brain and converts them into actions on a computer. I had been communicating with Emotiv going into GDC and as fate would have it, my meeting was scheduled for shortly… Read More

  • Samsung Unveils Hybrid NAND/HD Drive for Laptops

    Samsung has something interesting in the MH80-series laptop hard drives. As the industry starts turning its eyes towards NAND-based flash drives for portables instead of standard disc-based drives, Samsung has developed a hybrid that couples an 80-, 120-, or 160-GB standard hard disk with 128- to 256-MB NAND RAM in one physical drive. The flash-RAM portion acts as a super-buffer for… Read More

  • Lexar And SanDisk Love Prosumers Long Time

    Companies that feature “prosumer” products usually have a good rep. and their products are usually worth the extra cash. However, memory cards I just can’t see becoming “ultra extreme pro” or anything like that. But going against the grain, SanDisk and Lexar have announced multiple high-end memory cards. Lexar will offer a 4GB CF card and 2 and 4GB Memory Stick… Read More

  • LG CRT’s For the Cheapskate in All of Us

    For a NY minute I thought CRT’s were gone for good, but I was wrong…dead wrong. LG has announced a new CRT that they hope consumers will think is an LCD TV. It’s geared towards the Middle East and Africa, but I’m sure you could find a way to pick one up. The 21-inch CRT is about 75 percent cheaper than an LCD and its deflection angle of 120 degrees makes it the thinnest of… Read More

  • All New My Yahoo

    There’s an all new My Yahoo (upgrade URL) launching today at 11 am PST. This is the web’s most popular customizable home page by far, with 50 million or so worldwide users and half of the total market (the other half is controlled by Netvibes, GoogleIG, Pageflakes, Live.com and others). So when they make a change, it affects a lot of people. I had the opportunity to meet with… Read More

  • Yahoo Answers Add Simple Social Networking Feature

    Yahoo Answers dominates its category, but there are a lot of complaints about spam and other useless content. Yahoo made a simple change to the product today that could help fight that spam. Users can now track others who tend to provide excellent answers. This won’t reduce the amount of spam on the site, but it will help highlight the better content and allow users to create social… Read More

  • HP's Photosmart R837: Now Featuring Built-In Photoshoppery

    from photos in-camera. Suh-wheat. We haven’t yet gotten our hands on a demo unit, but the smartipants over at Laptop did, and apparently they love this thing. The only thing wrong that they could find was audible machine noise when the 3x optical zoom was actuated. Really, that’s trivial. Besides the basics of post-photo manipulation, the camera includes HP’s… Read More

  • Linux Now Running On Your 5.5g iPod

    Eureka! iPodLinux has been successfully installed on a 5.5g iPod (Winpods and Macpods, 30 and 80 gig units). The 80GB iPods initially had problems and needed a ‘dirty hack’ because the kernel had trouble mounting the Root-FS. You should bow down to DataGhost and his genius in allowing us to have the penguin on the pod. If you’re unsure why anyone would want Linux on their… Read More

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