• HN-PP150: Sharp Japan releases Aquos photo player / printer with HDMI port

    Sharp Japan today announced the HN-PP150 [JP], a combination of photo player and printer that will be released in Nippon under the Aquos brand January 28 next year (price: $250). It’s sized at 234.5×205×89mm.
    The DLNA-compliant HN-PP150 can print pictures taken with mobile phones or digital cameras in JPEG format (thermal wax transfer, 300×300ppi). Users can choose between… Read More

  • As LED Cinema Display approaches, Apple discontinues old display

    The 24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display should be out any day now—Apple lists “November” as its release date—but at what cost? Well, at the cost of the 23-inch Cinema Display, which has been discontinued. Note that that 20- and 30-inch models are still on sale at Apple’s Web site, so all is not lost for those of you who detest glossy displays. (The new LED display… Read More

  • Thingiverse: A repository for DIY schematics

    Recently-launched Thingiverse.com is billed as “a place to share digital designs that can be made into real, physical objects” and contains various files (mostly vector graphics, schematics, etc.) for things as simple as a gravity-defying belt hook, the somewhat more involved (but still pretty easy) DIY laptop stand seen above, or the complicated-looking stepper motor circuit diagram. Read More

  • iPhone turned numeric keypad with Numberkey app

    Having a dedicated numeric keypad can be a lifesaver occasionally, and while a dedicated pad with real keys is the best, a little application can turn the iPhone or iPod Touch into an impromptu one as well. The Numberkey is only $1.99 and utilizes WiFi (really? no Bluetooth) for the 18-keypad connectivity. Four skins (after the jump) come with the app so you can match up your new… Read More

  • VideoEgg Extends Its Ad Network To the iPhone, Disses AdMob

    Those free iPhone apps will soon be filled with ads. VideoEgg is the latest ad network to extend its ads to the iPhone. The company is known for its video and social-app ads that entice people to click on them to open up a Flash window filled with videos, maps, or apps that let consumers learn more about a brand. VideoEgg only charges if a consumer engages with the ad. It is taking the… Read More

  • Why Mirror's Edge is so good: You're in the game and you're vomiting

    Clive “The Animal” Thompson wrote an interesting analysis of Mirror’s Edge. The game is essentially a parkour simulator that gives the illusion that you, inside your character, are actually running, jumping, and rolling over things in the real world. Read More

  • Funai claims major leap in LCD display technology

    Outdated? Funai Electric Advanced Applied Technology Research Institute, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese electronics company Funai (Sylvania, Symphonic, Emerson) has developed a reflective display that, unlike existing reflective LCDs, doesn’t need a backlight. The company claims their display uses 0.16MW of electricity per square centimeter, which translates back to just 1% of… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 3.5-inch digital photo frame for $22.99

    Here’s a good stocking stuffer. Buy.com has the Nextar N3-505 3.5-inch digital photo frame for $22.99 with free shipping. The frame has a 320×240 resolution with 8MB of built-in memory, which can be expanded via SD, MMC, and memory stick cards. Nextar N3-505 – 3.5" Digital Photo Frame [Buy.com] Read More

  • Netflix Now Streams Movies To The Xbox 360

    Adding to the options of streaming movies to your PC, Mac, or TiVo, Netflix now streams 12,000 movies to the Xbox360. That includes 300 HD movies. Xbox watchers have been waiting for this since last July. Add the Netflix streams with the Xbox 360’s Live Party feature and you can watch a movie with your friends remotely. Read More

  • Send Your Gnome Into Space Day

    I had no idea that this was even an achievement but apparently there is a garden gnome that appears at the beginning of Half-Life 2: Episode 2 that you can potentially carry throughout the game and put into the rocket at the end. To do this requires the patience of Job and a maddening predilection towards completism. Tom Francis completed the game in gnome mode and his comments and screenshots… Read More

  • Cute USB gadget alarm: Heart-shaped cup warmer and Stitch-shaped humidifier released

    Just in time for Christmas, two new cute USB gadgets have been released today in Japan and the best thing is you can order both online even if you live outside Nippon. First, a company called Runat announced it started selling a USB humidifier [JP] that is shaped like the Disney cartoon character Stitch. The little guy (184x130x165mm) is suitable for small rooms and offices. You can pre-order… Read More

  • Boxee Raises $4 Million For Socially-Networked Media Center

    Boxee, maker of a social media center software platform for HDTVs and laptops, has secured $4 million in first round funding from Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures. The two firms each accounted for exactly 50% of the investment. Boxee is bringing us a step closer to a real social TV experience. The app gives your computer (Mac, Windows or Linux) or AppleTV a TV-like interface where you… Read More

  • Xbox Experience now available to preview participants

    Looks like the NXE is out for those who signed up for a preview account and Netflix has confirmed that there will be 300 HD titles in the new streaming system. Looks like Christmas came early! Instead of adding another 10,000 people to the preview program like we did last week, we’ve decided to do something a little different: everyone who successfully applied to the preview program… Read More

  • Yang's Stepping Down Adds $1.8 Billion To Yahoo's Market Cap

    Jerry Yang is the $1.8 billion man. The stock market thinks Yahoo is worth that much more without Yang at the helm. That’s approximately how much the market capitalization of Yahoo’s stock went up this morning, with the first trade after last night’s announcement that Yang would be stepping down as CEO. The shares were up nearly 12 percent in early morning trading. Read More

  • Glam Media's Application Platform Goes Live

    Glam Media has launched its application platform, called Glam Apps Atako, to the public. The platform was originally unveiled in July, and has remained in private beta until now. Each application allows bloggers and site owners to quickly implement new functionality into their sites, with available options for syndicating content, adding rich media, and enhancing posts with comments and polls. Read More

  • Rider Nylon guitar for guitar pickin', classically-trained hoboes

    The Blackbird Rider Nylon is a completely travel-proof guitar with a hollow neck and a sound port at the head, creating a big guitar sound in a carbon fiber body. It weighs a mere 3 bounds and is a full guitar – not one of those odd wooden travel guitars. Interestingly, the guitar has the string spacing of a standard nylon string guitar which means you can do all the same flamenco… Read More

  • VIA VIPRO VPanel VPC

    VIA has been building a few nice built-in PCs recently including the Iceman and this odd panel PC that is supposed to fit into a wall or a kiosk. The 10.4-inch touchscreen PC is rugged and fanless and includes a resistive touchscreen and plenty of ports. This is an embedded system so it’s aimed more at heavy duty applications but I could see this as a home control system in a wall… Read More

  • MacBooks enter a golden new age of anti-piracy cruft: HDCP for all

    It has come to pass that HDCP – High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (or, in this case, DisplayPort Content Protection) – is now built into the new MacBooks to protect iTunes Store media. Most of the content is not protected but it seems some newer videos are, which means you can’t play them over a non-HDCP compliant TV or monitor. While many of us just use the screen… Read More

  • BFF Review: Gears of War 2


    Cheezespread writes: It’s natural that any sequel would succumb to the highest sort of pressure when the original is claimed as a “console-seller”. Gears of War 2 was one game which most of the gaming fraternity waited for due to the unimaginable success of the GOW-original all around.
    As it was announced “ it would be Bigger , Better and Badass “ . Well… Read More

  • SGN offers Wii-like gameplay

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2268633&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 We’ve had a blast playing SGN’s suite of Wii-like games over the last few months – iGolf, iBowl and iBaseball (basketball, tennis and boxing are coming soon). The apps are being downloaded like crazy on the App… Read More

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