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  • Gear4 SonicBoom PSP Speakers

    If iPods can get tens of speaker sets, why can’t the PSP? Gear4 agrees, and gives us the SonicBoom. The name is a bit of wishful thinking, but it will improve sound quality beyond the dinky little things built into your PlayStation Portable. The device has a 1/8-inch stereo jack for plugging into your PSP, but if you want to stick any old MP3 player in there, the SonicBoom… Read More

  • Logitech Noise Canceling Headphones Video Review

    Susi from Shiny Shiny does a video review of the Logitech Noise Canceling Headphones. Watch as Susi (left) smacks down her co-reviewer (the blonde) when she tries to get smart. We all know whose review this is…b#@&h. One Minute Video Review: Logitech Noise Cancelling Headphones [Tech Digest] Read More

  • Griffin PowerBlock Travel Charges Your iPod/USB Devices Worldwide

    Ever go to Australia and find out your iPod charger doesn’t work in their power outlets? Well, of course, everyone has! But with the Griffin PowerBlock Travel, you can take your iPod or USB-based device to “Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan to name a few!” All at the low price of $34.99. Sure beats having to buy one separate iPod charger for… Read More

  • OS X Leopard Developer Beta Screenshot Tour

    One of the developers that attended WWDC takes us on a screenshot tour of the new Leopard features. Some of the more interesting features are Spaces, which lets you define up to 16 virtual desktops to place your applications on, to-do lists in, and Dashboard service features in Safari. There’s also miscellaneous stuff like iChat getting Mail’s look, more search criteria… Read More

  • The Skype-Hype

    US Robotics just launched two Skype Certified hardware products. US Robotics unveiled the USR9601 USB Internet Phone which features a bright, high-resolution, blue backlit LCD screen that supports Skype caller ID. The Internet Phone also features a phonebook and can be plugged into the PC via USB. US Robotics also released the USR9602 USB Internet Mini Phone which is a lower-end model of… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Roadmap Sneak Peek

    HardOCP got a peek at the upcoming Xbox 360 features heading our way in the near future. Among them, the $200-ish HD DVD drive, support for 1080p resolutions, and a Media Center overhaul for Xbox 360. The $200 HD DVD drive is a welcome attachment for Xbox 360 owners, and 1080p resolution support will help make the Xbox 360 a true player for High Definition content. Games probably won’t… Read More

  • unveils new beta version

    Google’s, one of the trailblazers of the whole medium, is about to undergo a substantial upgrade that will improve its usability and help it catch up to the state of the art. You can preview the beta version at, but in my experience the beta system isn’t stable enough to use yet. You can check it out now though. Blogger users will be notified when… Read More

  • Blackberry 8100: Le Pearl

    If you’re wondering what the next BlackBerry available on T-Mobile will look like, then wonder no more. It’s called the BlackBerry Pearl (8100), and it looks mighty thin in comparison to other BlackBerry and QWERTY phones. Powerful enough to qualify as a BlackBerry, but designed for people who don’t wear clown-sized pants. New BlackBerry Pearl Shots! [Blackberry Cool] Read More

  • Logitech QuickCall USB Speakerphone

    In case just using your computer’s speakers and a webcam as a speakerphone wasn’t “high tech” enough for you, Logitech has their new QuickCall USB Speakerphone to allow you to make calls on any VoIP network. There’s a dual-microphone system on the speakerphone that somehow works to cancel out noise and give you better sounding audio. Problem is, your mother in Ohio… Read More

  • LG KG810 Chocolate Flip Phone

    The LG KG800 Chocolate Phone was grandly launched to a collective “meh” from tech reviewers and bloggers everywhere. Sure it looked nice, but some bugs and other quirks kept it from being spectacular. Well, hopefully the KG810 flip-phone version will fix some of those problems. On the inside, it’s almost exactly the same. They both have a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth… Read More

  • Sharpcast aims to synch all your data

    Oliver at MobileCrunch has a long post today about Sharpcast, currently a photo tool that synches data effortlessly across desktop, web and mobile interfaces. Each time you log in to any device your data is synched automatically across all of them and the mobile user interface looks exactly like the desktop interface. Sharpcast’s synchronization technology, the company says though, is… Read More

  • ASUS VX1 Lamborghini Notebook

    We’re not sure what kind of people buy Lamborghini-branded Notebooks. None of our friends have one and nobody we know is in the target market. But maybe that’s the point. Lambo owners are a selective crowd, and maybe it takes someone with lots of bucks to be able to plop down for a garishly-yellow $2,799 notebook. Marketing talk aside, this Intel Core Duo-based notebook has a… Read More

  • HP MediaSmart 37-inch LCD Media Center TV

    This 37-inch HDTV from HP retails for $2,699.99, which is a lot more than standard 37-inch LCD TVs. Why? Because it’s capable of streaming photos, music and video from any PC on the network to the TV—without having to buy separate gear. The TV can stream media over 802.11a/b/g and 100Mbps Ethernet, keeping the living room area computer-free, just the way the wife likes it. The… Read More

  • Browster 2.0 makes MySpace easier to use

    Browser plug in Browster released version 2.0 of its product this weekend and is aiming to make MySpace profiles easier to view. A Windows download for IE and Firefox, Browster preloads pages from search results and provides a live minibrowser when inserted lightning bolts are hovered over. The new version also offers a live search box supporting a number of web, blog and shopping search… Read More

  • Anti-Hurricaine Grid Computing

    Hurricane research just got a little more competent. The Southeastern Universities Research Association has announced a partnership with IBM that will increase the Association’s processing power to 10 trillion calculations per second across a grid of three interlinked IBM p575 servers. The systems are currently installed at Louisiana State and Georgia State, with the third to be built… Read More

  • Userplane purchased by AOL

    Web messaging services company Userplane has been acquired by AOL, it was was announced this morning. This company powers the interactive features (chat, video chat, video profiles, etc.) on most online dating and many social networking sites. Terms remain undisclosed, but there are rumors that this was a “very large deal”. Founded in LA in 2001, Userplane uses Flash and Ajax to… Read More

  • Fox to sell video on demand on MySpace, across other sites

    Fox Interactive Media (FIM) and Twentieth Century Fox announced this morning a partnership to offer video downloads of feature films and television shows across a wide swath of FIM properties online, beginning with the game download site Direct2Drive in October and eventually including MySpace. In what the announcement claimed was a first, the downloads will be transferable to any Windows… Read More

  • Segway Unveils New Hotness

    Segway has officially launched their newest personal transporters, the i2 and the x2. The units feature a slew of new features and updated functionality. Most notable of which are LeanSteer, a newly designed steering mechanism, and InfoKey, a highly intuitive starting device that displays a variety of information. Earlier this month it was announced that Segway had received a nod from the FCC… Read More

  • Netvibes secures a $15 million investment

    NetVibes, a Paris/London based company, will announce a $15 million round of financing on Monday. Existing investor Index Ventures joined new investor Accel to lead the investment, which is one of the largest this year for a European company (Bebo, a UK based company raised a similar amount). The valuation was not disclosed. NetVibes is a personal ajax home page that we’ve covered… Read More

  • Helio Stores are Coming

    MVNO cell phone provider Helio has announced plans to open a series of Helio-centric stores in several major US markets. The first will be located between the Apple Store and Banana Republic at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. As you can see from the render above, the store will sport some hip architecture courtesy of notable design firm Gensler. In addition to the flagship Santa… Read More