• Video of MSI's MacBook Air-like X340

    German-language site NewGadgets.de got a hands-on with a preproduction X-Slim X340 from MSI (see our previous coverage here) and, although I don’t understand more than a few words of German, the video leaves some of the following impressions: Read More

  • Sharp's future: More LCD TVs and solar panels

    It looks like Sharp is seeing its (near) future in LCD TVs and solar panels. The company tomorrow sets up Sharp Display Products Corporation (SDP), a subsidiary based in Osaka. In addition, Toshiba will be partnering with Sharp to step up production of solar panels. The picture shows a solar-powered LCD TV Sharp showcased in July last year. Read More

  • HP 2140 to ship with high res display starting April 1

    When it came to light that Dell was offering their Mini 10 with a HD display, I immediately thought about the HP 2140. It was supposed to ship with a high res display back in mid-February, but never did. And Dell’s Mini 10 wouldn’t be shipping with the 1366×768 display for another two weeks so I pinged HP to see what the deal was. Maybe there was a delay or quality issues with… Read More

  • Are you outraged by those TSA 3D body scan machines, America?

    Gather ’round for the time-honored American tradition of pretending to be outraged by something. (If we’re to believe that outlet of populist outrage monger, the Drudge Report.) It’s one of those airport security body scanning devices, this time going on trial at the Salt Lake City airport. The left two images show a woman, while the right two are a man. Read More

  • Portable game emulator looks like a Game Boy Micro, plays all sorts of ROMs

    Now here’s a portable emulator system that actually looks nice and has an old-school four way gamepad. Chinavasion’s Multi Platform Portable Gaming Entertainment Station “is often lovingly called the Delightfully Small (DS) gaming entertainment system,” according to the product page. While it doesn’t look quite like a traditional DS, it borrows a lot of the… Read More

  • Olympus announces the E-450 DSLR

    Having manhandled Olympus’ DSLRs at last year’s US Open, I can say with certainty that their tiny line of SLRs have come a long way in the last few years. Further strengthening the line is the E-450. The 10-megapixel shooter features a 2.7-inch LCD, Live View, Four Thirds lens mount and three Art Filters. It’s just as small as the E-420 measuring in at… Read More

  • Guitar Hero cufflinks leave no doubt that you're really into not playing real instruments

    If you refuse to take up real instruments but insist on showing your love for Guitar Hero or Rock Band AND you have to wear a nice suit or a tuxedo more than two or three times each year, might I suggest these $50 Guitar Video Game Cufflinks? Read More

  • Samsung officially acknowledges Instinct Mini's existence

    Presumably your Korean is as rusty as mine, so apologies in advance for not taking too much away from Samsung’s official reveal of the Instinct Mini, more accurately known as the S30. There’s a good chance that Samsung will show off the phone sometime this week at CTIA, where Greg is currently running about. Read More

  • CTIA09: Samsung to preview the Instinct "Mini" S30

    Tucked away in a Korean press release alongside the likes of the long ago announced Samsung Behold, Memoir, and Omnia HD was one little gem we’d yet to have seen in any official light: the Instinct S30. Of course, it’s not the first time we’ve ever seen it – but it’s nice to know it wasn’t some incredibly elaborate hoax put on by some crafty gent just looking… Read More

  • Jimmy Wales Deadpools Wikia Search

    It is going to take more than just an open search platform to take on Google. Wikia co-founder Jimmy Wales announced today that he is shutting down Wikia Search, the company’s experiment in creating better search results through crowdsourcing. Wikia Search attempted to port the Wikipedia model over to search by allowing anybody to modify results by including new links or moving… Read More

  • American Airlines to expand fleet with Aircell's Gogo service

    Aircell and American Airlines have just announced that the domestic carrier will continue to deploy Gogo throughout 300 planes in the next two years. Starting this year, AA will outfit 150 MD-80 aircrafts followed by Boeing 737-800s. Gogo is currently available on non-stop AA flights originating from JFK to SFO, LAX and MIA. Flights longer than three hours cost $13 while flights shorter than… Read More

  • Circuit City gets one last laugh, sells broken used consoles full of personal info

    Not that ANY of you would ever sell your console without deleting all your personal files and credit card information off of it first but just in case, here’s a reminder why you should do just that. Apparently a refurbishment center bought up a bunch of Circuit City’s pre-owned consoles that were to be “in working condition, and with maybe a few components missing.” Read More

  • Picli.com ventures into dark age, returns with business model

    Picli.com, a photo sharing community site launched in private beta in March 2007, has relaunched with a slew of new features and a more clearly defined business model. Two years seems like a long time for a site to be in beta, and Picli’s developer/designer founder duo of Sam Street and Sean Miller acknowledge this in the FAQ, referring to 2008 as ‘the dark age’ in which… Read More

  • Video: Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer

    Dogs barking, bells ringing, the mass of men living in perfect peace. This is what synthesizers are all about. This video shows the OLED test on this beautiful-looking syth made by Japanese synth company Teenage Engineering. I just kind of want it for the screen and the sounds it makes. Insane. Read More

  • MySpace, Citysearch Partner To Create MySpace Local

    MySpace and Citysearch are jointly announcing a new MySpace property this morning called MySpace Local. The site combines Citysearch business listings (including address, photos, menus, videos, maps and hours of location) from a thousand cities with the MySpace community. The site is launching into private beta this week, with a general U.S. launch next month. The new site will eventually… Read More

  • Humans can now control robots by thoughts alone (video)

    Honda today announced a “brain machine interface” (press release in English), which makes it possible for human beings to control robots by thought and does away with all the button pressing and joystick holding that usually gets on our nerves when we control our robots. The technology was developed jointly with Japanese tech company Shimadzu and Tokyo-based research institute ATR. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Wii Music for $30 today

    Amazon has a one-day deal on Wii Music, the game that “lets you play musical instruments and make music using the Wii Remote and the Wii Balance Board.” Read More

  • Financial Trading Platform eToro Secures $6.3 Million In Series B Funding

    Online financial trading platform eToro has secured $6.3 million in Series B financing from BRM Group, Cubit Investments and other unnamed investors. In 2007, the Cyprus-based startup raised $1.7 million in Series A funding from Cubit Investments, Chemi Peres, and other investors. The financial trading company, which launched originally as an online foreign exchange trading platform, is small… Read More

  • Sony to offer PS2 for less than $100 starting April 1

    I recall picking up my PS2 on launch day back in 2000 and I sure played the hell out of that thing. I must have played Ridge Racer and Madden for hours on end, but it wasn’t by choice. Heh. There weren’t too many titles that interested me at launch, but I played the heck out of Sunny Garcia Surfing and SoCom. I hope it still works. Read More

  • Make Your Firefox Browser Look Better With Mozilla Labs' Latest Skins

    Mozilla Labs is debuting new personas today – extensions that add lightweight themed skins to your Firefox browser – enabling you to personalize your user experience according to your mood without interrupting your browsing sessions. The Personas for Firefox add-on was first introduced in late 2007, but has now expanded to include hundreds of artist-created designs in a variety… Read More

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