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  • 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

  • Clamshell Remote Ushers New Era of Why?

    As home theaters have become increasingly complex, remotes have become burdened by the weight of the countless buttons needed to control complexities. Many designs from recent years have tackled this dilemma by prudently embracing the dynamic abilities of LCD touch screens. Until now, the clamshell design has remained a staple of mobile phones and women’s compacts. But where there’s… Read More

  • RMX Direct: alternative ad networks battle for your blog

    New York based RightMedia has launched a beta version of a new advertising system that lets website publishers participate in multiple ad networks and automatically display ads from whichever network will pay the highest price per impression for their ad space in real time bidding. The service, called RMX Direct, also has a filtering system to prevent malware distribution through ads and… Read More

  • Aptera Concept Car

    The Aptera concept car’s three-wheeled, egg shaped design makes for an incredibly efficient vehicle, purporedly achieving 330mpg. It seats two people, weighs 850 pounds and utilizes a super-efficient hybrid diesel engine. A clear downside of the Aptera, however, is the complete lack of cargo space, a factor that will surely prevent many consumers from becoming early… Read More

  • FlickrStorm: better search for Flickr, including Creative Commons

    Flickr is an awesome site, a world changer that you’ve got to love, but it’s got some shortcomings. Many people have tried improving on the search function of the site and the newest effort is particularly nice. Gregor Hochmuth’s FlickrStorm is smooth to use and very handy for saving batches of photos you find via Flickr. The biggest feature is that related search terms… Read More

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSystem 3 Stage Manager


    The Bang & Olufsen BeoSystem 3 Stage Manager is an aptly named device, since it can handle two surround-sound setups, multiple video outputs, and even lower the lights when your movie comes on. The BeoSystem 3 has two DVI outputs and four HDMI inputs for video, plus two separate 5.1 outputs that can be combined for a 7.1 system with dual subwoofers. Add to that HD DVD and Blu-ray… Read More

  • Insigna Amigo 2GB MP3 Player Video Preview

    DAPreview has a preview of the Insignia Amigo, the small flash-based MP3 player from Best Buy’s in house brand. It’s relatively cheap, at $99 and $129 for 1GB and 2GB respectively. Other than having MP3/WMA playback, there’s also a screen — something that the 1GB iPod Shuffle doesn’t quite muster. DAPreview video-previews the Insignia Amigo [DAPreview] Read More

  • Xbox And PS3 Side-By-Side Size Comparison

    If someone had told you four years ago that the PS3 would be later to market and larger in size than a 360 you’d have told him to put his Microsoft-loving lips firmly onto your posterior. Now it’s your turn to kiss a little bum, as Games Radar has pictures of an Xbox 360 side-by-side with a PS3. As you can see, the PS3 is wider, thicker and taller than its white counterpart. The… Read More

  • Asus WL-700gE WiFi Router With 160GB Hard Drive, iTunes and Bittorrent Support

    This Asus WL-700gE wireless router goes above and beyond a normal router and acts like a simple Linux machine. The 160GB hard drive provides plenty of room for your bittorrent-downloaded DivX movies, and the USB2.0 interface lets you connect external storage for sharing on the network. There’s also a built in FTP server, DDNS support, Samba Server (for network file sharing), and… Read More

  • FPS Booster X3 5.25-inch Drive Bay Power Supply

    This FPS Booster X3 5.25-inch drive-mounted power supply is great for gamers with multiple PCI Express graphics cards or video editors that use a lot of hard drives. The power supply (PSU) fits into a normal 5.25-inch slot on the front of your machine, but has a two-pin power connector cable that goes through your machine, out the back through an empty PCI slot, and into the wall. The PSU… Read More

  • Frosted Envelope Mailbox

    The frosted envelope design on this sharp-looking mailbox will tell you instantly whether you have mail. There’s a lock on the front to keep the neighbors at bay, but the tube on the bottom that holds newspapers and magazines is wide open. On second thought, the frosted glass may allow you to see whether there’s mail without opening the box, but unless the mailbox is facing your… Read More

  • Top Headlines from MobileCrunch

    Alltel Wireless Brings Satellite Radio to Mobile Phones with XM Deal SixApart Launches TypePad Mobile; possibly the best mobile blogging platform? Yelp Launches Wap Site; sings special duet with Palm Treo Nokia Makes Major Move Towards Becoming a Content Provider with Loudeye Acquisition Skype and Sony Team Up to Deliver the ‘mylo personal communicator’ Would the iPhone be… Read More