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  • Toshiba HD DVD Writer For Your Laptop

    Are you excited at the prospect of owning a slim HD DVD-RW drive for your laptop? Pretty sure HD DVD will win the format war? Well, then you are in luck because Toshiba has announced the SD-L912A, a world’s first in satisfying your rewritable HD DVD media cravings. The only problem other than the inevitable downfall of HD DVD is the 1X read/write speed. The Qosmio can also write to HD… Read More

  • Samsung E590 Designed by Jasper Morrison is Ho-hum

    Samsung teamed up with designer Jasper Morrison to offer a multimedia rich mobile phone that also looks good. Ummm…that’s all well and good, but how is the E590 any different than most candybar phones Samsung already offers? It really isn’t in my opinion. I suppose the many features that the 3.2-megapixel camera offers makes up for its lack of flare. Auto focus, half-shutter… Read More

  • Pentax 50th Anniversary DSLR

    Pentax is 50 years old and what better way to celebrate than release a special anniversary edition to show the world how far you’ve come: The AP50 dSLR. So what’s with the Asahi? No, it’s not the beer, silly. Asahi Optical is the name by which they were known half a century ago. Anyways, let’s chat about the AP50 and what this digital SLR can do. Read More

  • Samsung i620 Slider Smartphone

    Frankly, I’m getting sick of all the new phone designs that are constantly being announced. I can’t handle it. I want all of them, but I don’t have the money or means to get my hands on the one’s that won’t ever show up on our shores. Samsung’s latest slider just might persuade me, but chances are it runs on WinMo and I just won’t go there. Read More

  • Sidekick iD Reviewed in Japanese

    This is by far the most in-depth video review of the Sidekick iD I’ve ever laid my eyes upon. So much better than Mr. Biggs’ review, wouldn’t you say? Now I don’t understand Japanese, but the reviewer’s play-by-play of the iD’s UI is amazing. He tells you exactly what’s going on so you don’t miss a thing. Yes, it’s a slow news day. Read More

  • New Mitsubishi Display Racing to Japan

    The Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is mere weeks away from releasing a new 20.1 inch wide-screen (WSXGA+) display to consumers in Japan. As of right now, the price is speculated to be somewhere around 49,800 yen, or approximately $410 USD. One of the more interesting technologies being touted in the display is its glare panel, which Mitsubishi claims makes colors more vivid. The LCD is set to… Read More

  • Miracube 3D 32-inch LCD

    Miracube introduced a 32-inch 3D monitor and it’s geared towards gaming and home entertainment. Screen resolution for both 2D and 3D imaging is set at 1366 x 384. P0rn in 3D would be amazing wouldn’t it? Details are scant, but there is check out another picture after the jump. Read More

  • Samsung Launches 19-inch Bordeaux LCD TV

    Samsung has launched a new 19-inch Bordeaux LCD TV, LN19R71B, in Japan and it has a speaker “which is not visible”. The hidden speaker works because of DACS (Dual Acoustic Chamber System). Picture resolution is set at 1440×900 with a contrast ratio of 300:1 and DNIe does all the digital picture processing. It also includes one HDMI port, S-Image and Analog RGB. The latest… Read More

  • Samsung Smörgåsbord Smells Like…

    I’m usually on-board with the mobile phones that Samsung puts out on the market, but the 5200 makes me scratch my head and rethink my loyalties. The dual slide design is nice and all, but you can’t rip the QWERTY out in favor of gaming controls. WTF! It runs on WinMo so I could care less about the 2.8-inch touchscreen, 3-megapixel camera and HDSPA. Does anyone else notice the… Read More

  • Samsung SyncMaster 225UW Monitor

    Samsung has answered all your monitor needs with the launch of the SyncMaster 225UW LCD monitor. The 22-inch widescreen monitor has a built-in 2-megapixel webcam, stereo speakers and microphone. Pretty good so far, right? How about a 1650×1050 resolution, 700:1 contrast ratio and 5ms response time? Sounds a little better. The latest SyncMaster will be the first official product on the… Read More

  • Sony Rin Speakers are…Cool?

    Something about these Italian designed speakers remind of Austin Powers’ Swedish Penis Pump. The design aspect is interesting, but the mix of Italian design and Japanese circuitry certainly doesn’t bode well for consumers who like stylish items on a budget. The base of the speakers is set in Lombardy marble and the transparent pole emits sound throughout an area in the same way… Read More

  • Apple Japan Offers Be@rbricks With Every Mac


    I guess Apple doesn’t love its own country because Apple Japan is giving customers a free Apple branded Be@rbrick with every purchase. Seriously, throw us a bone. The ‘free’ printers we get here are great, but a tiny Be@rbrick toy would bring so much joy to a geek’s heart. Plastic Bamboo Read More

  • Glofiish Gets WinMo 6.0, World Stops Spinning

    There’s some great news coming out of Taiwan this morning for Windows Mobile fans. WTF?! Yes, E-Ten has announced a free upgrade to WinMo 6.0 for Glofiish X500 and M700 owners. The free upgrade is available via the Glofiish website. The folks at E-Ten are so helpful they’ve even highlighted the benefits of upgrading to Windows latest and greatest mobile OS. And what exactly are… Read More

  • Shot Guard Keeps Your Privates Private


    I might not realize the importance of Cramer’s latest product, the Shot Guard, but maybe it’s because I walk around my apartment naked. Regardless, the emergence of IR photography has led certain freaks and pedophiles to take unwanted pictures of female athletes and school children to see what their Momma gave them. Cramer has come to the rescue with IR blocking underwear so… Read More

  • Samsung YP-U3 Specs Leaked


    Samsung’s latest addition to the U-series mp3 players doesn’t do a whole lot for me, but it sure beats the heck out of an iPod Shuffle. The U3 will be available in 1, 2 and 4GB models with a 1-inch OLED display and 15 hours of hip hoppin’ fun. It also features an RDS tuner and supports MP3, WMA, ASF and Ogg files. The blue-lit rim on top conceals the USB connector and… Read More

  • LED Macs By Years End

    The recent announcement from Apple promising a greener future has fired up the rumor mill again with talks of LED backlit Macs. Which makes complete sense, but when will we expect those Macs to hit shelves? I’ll go out on a limb and say by Q4. Just in time for the holiday shopping season. Industry sources in Taiwan are confirming both panel and component pieces are being tested and… Read More

  • Your Wii Wii Needs To Cool Off

    Are those marathon sessions of Paper Mario and/or Zelda leaving your Wii Wii a bit too warm? Yes, maybe. I’ve never had problems with my Wii overheating, but maybe you do. In any case, Firstsing is offering a USB cooling fan that runs “without noise.” The simple yet effective design will keep your Wii nice and cool while you’re flipping from 2D to 3D. It… Read More

  • Nintendo Hates Korea, US Could Be Next


    Nintendo officially hates Korea. The Japanese game maker made it official by threatening Korean websites who allow illegal downloading of copyrighted materials. Tougher legal action will be taken against the piracy of consoles and games because of the massive losses the company seems to be taking. Yeah, whatever. This should be a stern warning to all countries because we could be… Read More

  • Gigabyte WinMo 6 GPS Smartphone


    I have a hard time wrapping my brain around why or how the Chinese are getting WinMo 6 smartphones before anyone else in the world. It’s not because I want a WinMo 6 phone or any WinMo phone for that matter, but how does that all work out? The T-Mo Dash is the first to receive the the new OS, but the phone isn’t that great, so I’m not heartbroken or anything. But I… Read More

  • 7.1-speaker Cellphone With Vista: The Best Part? WATERMARK WAR!

    This Chinese smartphone that runs Vista and has 7.1-surround sound speakers may look stupid, but that won’t stop site after site from running it and, as we see from the above image, watermarking the heck out of it. It’s got a 3.75-inch touchscreen, some ridonkulous windscreen thing, and enough possibility of hitting these shores as a raft of civet cats with rabies. Was it really… Read More