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  • Logitech ChillStream Controller

    Chill… till the next episode. Logitech just launched the ChillStream controller for the PC, a $39.99 controller that circulates up to 3.41 cubic feet of air straight across your sweaty, sweaty palms. It’s also got some fancy system for the D-pad: The controller features Logitech’s patented floating D-pad,
    which uses four points of contact instead of a single pivot point… Read More

  • MobiBLU Q-Bling

    If you’re in the market for a new MP3 player and some new flair, you might want to consolidate your efforts into one device. The MobiBLU Q-Bling is a DAH-1500i that has been bedecked with Swarovski crystals. It comes in blue, pink and silver and is the perfect gift this Christmas for any gaudy relative. The bejeweled Q-Bling is available now for $150. MobiBLU Q-Bling – Just an… Read More

  • Cisco Working on Video-on-Demand

    , and is clearly planning on building infrastructure for the next stage of consumer-grade video-on-demand. Cisco, a networking giant that makes very unsexy gear, also acquired Scientific-Atlanta and is working on both software and hardware for the series of tubes that will soon carry on-demand PR()N to all of our homes and businesses. The major problems we’re facing right now are… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Z610i With Hidden External Display

    The Sony Ericsson Z610i clamshell not only has a mirrored finish, allowing it to be one of the shiniest phones in recent Sony Ericsson history, the outside also has a hidden “magic mirror” display that’s only visible when in use. We’re not sure what that’s for, other than to show off, but it does look cool. The phone has a 2 megapixel camera, Push Email and… Read More

  • Pill-Mate Timer Reminder

    Alright, if you’re like me, you’re somewhat health conscious and try every day to take your vitamins and supplements. Unfortunately, advances in medication reminding technologies have been essentially nonexistent. Enter Pill-Mate Timer Reminder. This pill case is imbued with a timer that sounds and alert when its time for your next dose. It can be set to sound up to four times in… Read More

  • CrunchedGear Semi-finals

    Bad, bad readers… we only got 5 entries, so it looks like everyone is getting something this time and we’ll even have some Proporta gear left over to give away at parties and bar mitvahs. Here are the entries we got. Please click through to view the whole set and to vote for your faves. Thanks to all those who entered. I’m sure you guys will enjoy the next contest…… Read More

  • Garmin Nuvi 660 Gets FCC'ed

    With the apparent success of the 360, Garmin is wasting no time in getting its next Nuvi GPS through the door and out to market. The Nuvi 660 is the latest in the product line to get the FCC stamp. In addition to a wider 4.3″ display, the new model features an FM transmitter that can presumably be used to to broadcast driving directions over car stereos. It also has GTM20 and GTM21… Read More

  • mini Goombah Rolling Bag Review

    Naneu Pro Bags have been on our radar lately–nice blogger outreach, lots of cool multi-purpose bags with built-in laptop and camera slots, etc.–so we are stoked to see SlashGear’s review of the mini Goombah. Unfortunately, they had some initial trouble fitting a MacBook Pro in there, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer for a full review. However, we can suggest looking… Read More

  • Bower and Wilkins 800D

    This curved cabinet of the top-of-the-range 800D stands on a heavy cast aluminum plinth that also houses the substantial crossover. The cabinet houses twin 250mm diameter Rohacell® cone woofers. Bass output is reinforced by a down-firing Flowport enabling the 800D to work optimally in a wide range of ‘real world’ rooms and acoustics. The 800D is built with Kevlar cones and… Read More

  • THQ + PHILIPS = amBX


    Philips announced the arrival of ambient intelligence in adventure gaming yesterday, which isn’t too shabby. They signed up THQ to deliver its eagerly anticipated game, Broken Sword: The Angel of Death using their amBX lighting technology. amBX represents a step forward in the development of ambient intelligence and will try to revolutionize the gameplay experience by extending the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Network Error Edition


    Just got back from Palo Alto where I spent the weekend with Michael Arrington and his band of chino-clad merry pranksters. Not quite counter-culture, but it was fun. In related news, I returned to Brooklyn to find my network completely dead. Le horror! Cell Phones of the Future!
    Sprint Treo 700wx Ad Brochure Leaked
    Samsung 70-inch LCD TV
    Pink PS2 Coming To the UK In November
    Onkyo Portable… Read More

  • Cell Phones of the Future!

    Business Week ran an article today showcasing several handset prototypes. Few of them look particularly practicle, but I guess originality and sensibility aren’t always mutual. The phone shown is called the Oynx from Pilotfish and Synaptics. It has no buttons and is controlled entirely by signs and gestures. The idea is cool in theory, but I can imagine many circumstances in which… Read More

  • Jadoo Goes to Space

    Jadoo Power Systems announced today that it has received a contract to develop advanced fuel canisters for use with hydrogen fuel cells. Using a proprietary digital interface technology called N-Stor, the new canisters can utilize a chemical hydride derived from ammonia borane. This process drastically reduces the weight of the new canisters, making it ideal for space objectives. Jadoo Read More

  • Belkin WiFi Skype Phone Review


    Gizmodo has the exclusive review of the Belkin WiFi Skype phone up today, and they seem to be impressed. The connection and setup parts of the process were relatively painless, supporting WEP, WPA, and WPA2-PSK encryption. The actual calls were fairly good as well, with Skype to Skype performing well and SkypeOut almost just as well, with a little added delay. Other than calling… Read More

  • Sprint Treo 700wx Ad Brochure Leaked

    The Sprint Treo 700wx is almost upon us, and someone from the Sprint Users forum has a copy of the upcoming ad brochure featuring the new “Smart Device”. Some notables are the ethering your phone as a modem (needs a Phone as Modem Plan) and their target market of high-end and business users. Click the image for a full look. Sprint Users Forum [via Slashphone] Read More

  • QuickerTek Takes Macbook Pro to 5.5 dBi

    QuickerTek has released a new omni-directional antenna for use with the 15″ MacBook Pro. This newly designed 5.5 dBi rig is capable of increasing exponentially the range of portables equipped with it. It will also allow users to connect to those distant networks at significantly higher speeds. There is a catch though, QuickerTek warns about installation: This one is not that easy to do. Read More

  • Shuttle XPC SD37P2: Fastest Small Form Factor PC

    The Shuttle XPC Barebone SD37P2 will cost only 419 Euros, or 537 dollars when it’s released in the 3Q 2006, but we’ll be damned if you don’t get a lot of performance from this little machine. The included Intel 975X/ICH7R motherboard supports Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Duo Extreme, Pentium Extreme or Pentium D CPUs, and has enough room for 8GB of RAM, 2 PCI-E cards, 3 SATA… Read More

  • Samsung 70-inch LCD TV

    Being unveiled August 23 at the International Meeting on Information Displays, this huge 70-inch LCD TV From Samsung holds the record for being the largest LCD, beating the previous record holder of 65-inches. The TV supports 1080p, 120Hz refresh rate, less than 8ms response rate and will be produced starting the first half of ’07. Start saving up your money now because this bad boy… Read More

  • Pink PS2 Coming To the UK In November

    Bundled with the popular UK game Singstar Pop, which lets you Karaoke along with your favorite pop tunes, this Pink PS2 will be landing the Queen’s country with as much grace as Ken has when he’s dressed in Barbie’s clothes. Not only is the body pink, the controller, control cables, and even the memory card is pink. Boy, we bet they’re going to get the girls to play… Read More

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 Pictures Leaked

    Pictures of he upcoming Sony DSC-N2 digicam have just turned up on a Chinese discussion board, showing off its new slim and rounded body. The new N2 is reported to have 10.1 megapixel resolution, a 3x Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar lens, a large touch screen (3 inches), and ISO 1000 support. i4u thinks the official announcement will come at Photokina in September. Forum [via i4u] Read More