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Archive for September 2006

Bite My Shiny Metal a**

Bite My Shiny Metal a**
Who said that robots needed to be all clean and shiny (or functional for that matter?) The Bennett Robot Works designs sculptural robots made from junk. Each (non-functional) robot is unique and handmade by Gordon Bennett and made from a carefully selected assemblage of old and new parts.

Sony Management Team Greatest Quotes

Sony Management Team Greatest Quotes
With the impending release of the Sony Playstation 3, I thought I might take a moment to reflect on some of the finer points made by Sony’s management team regarding the PS3: It’s probably too cheap… – Ken Kutaragi, Regarding the $499 to 599 price point (the PS3) is not a game machine… – Ken Kutaragi, Regarding the machine’s beefy hardware architecture If you asked me if Sony’s strength in hardware was in decline, right now I guess I would have to say that might be true.
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Wine Tasting Robot Thinks People Taste Like Bacon

Wine Tasting Robot Thinks People Taste Like Bacon
While NEC was showing off their cute little robot, capable of “tasting” wines (using its built-in) photospectrometer to the Associated Press, they got just a little more than they bargained for… When a reporter’s hand was placed against the robot’s taste sensor, it was identified as prosciutto.

110 Inches of (Rear Projection) Paradise

110 Inches of (Rear Projection) Paradise
Every few days, I report on a “world’s largest” or “world’s smallest” thingamabob, and today should be no different. JVC has just shown a new D-ILA (aka LCOS or SXRD) rear projection set that measures a whopping 110 inches.

Hp Shows External USB HD-DVD Drive

Hp Shows External USB HD-DVD Drive
The folks over at HP have shown the first of what is sure to be a number of HD-DVD drive add-ons for your PC. Hewlett Packard’s HD100 is an external HD-DVD drive that plugs into your PC’s USB 2.0 port and can read HD DVDs, DVDs and CDs.

Clear Case Mod for Nintendo Ds Lite

Clear Case Mod for Nintendo Ds Lite
Xtreme Enterprise has shown photos of their clear case mod for the Nintendo DS Lite. Their SHOCK! DS Lite replacement cases lets you swap out the shell and buttons of your system with new colors incluiding yellow, blue, red, black and a translucent case that lets you see all the gory innards of your DS Lite.

Classic Snl Commercial: Old Glory Robot Insurance

Classic Snl Commercial: Old Glory Robot Insurance
There hasn’t been a lot of interesting news in robotics in the last few weeks, so I don’t get to post as often as I’d like about robots. That said, I thought this little video clip might tide you over.

Stop Sneezing With a Custom-Built Hypoallergenic Cat

Stop Sneezing With a Custom-Built Hypoallergenic Cat
If you ever wanted a little feline fluffball of your own but couldn’t deal with the sneezing and itching, your worries are over. For the low, low price of $4000, you can pick up a hypoallergenic cat from San Diego biotech firm, Allerca.

He Made Me a Mix Tape

He Made Me a Mix Tape
Says-it.com, home to all sorts of fun online graphic embellishers, has released their latest treat, the Cassette Generator. Other fun graphical generators on the site let you make your own fake concert tickets, official seals, church signs and vinyl records.

Amazing in-Engine Footage of Alan Wake on Quad Core Processor

Amazing in-Engine Footage of Alan Wake on Quad Core Processor
Remedy, the folks that brought us Max Payne have been working for some time now on the action/adventure game Alan Wake for the Xbox 360 and Windows Vista. This video shows the amazing 3d engine in action on a seriously fast multi-core computer.

Fossil Watch Features Bluetooth Caller Id

Fossil Watch Features Bluetooth Caller Id
Fossil has partnered with Sony Ericsson to develop a new watch that features some pretty nifty connectivity with their Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. The watch will come in several styles, both analog and digital, and will be able to notify you of incoming calls on your mobile phone, including caller ID information and remote phone control features.

Zune Pricing and Date Official

Zune Pricing and Date Official
After much speculation on prices ranging from $229 to $299, the Microsoft Zune media player has been officially announced for a November 14th release date at a price of $249.99. This places it head to head with other 30GB media players such as Apple’s iPod.

Gateway Intros Sub $600 Core 2 Duo Machine

Gateway Intros Sub $600 Core 2 Duo Machine
Gateway has introduced a new series of low-cost PC desktops which roll in a number of features typically found on higher-end gaming machines. Gateway’s DX420 series starts at as little as $599.99, including a 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 processor.

Microsoft Announces New Halo Rts: Halo Wars

Microsoft Announces New Halo Rts: Halo Wars
In a surprise announcement from this year’s X06 show in Barcelona, Microsoft revealed a new Halo real time strategy game for the Xbox 360. Halo Wars is expected to provide us with a unique take on the familiar Halo universe.

Xbox 360 HD DVD U.S. Price, Release Date Confirmed

Xbox 360 HD DVD U.S. Price, Release Date Confirmed
In line with earlier predictions, it’s now been confirmed that the HD DVD add-on for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 will launch in the U.S. in mid-November for $199 USD. The drive will include a HD DVD copy of Peter Jackson’s King King remake for a limited time, and also comes with a universal remote control.

PS3 Stupid Quote of the Week

PS3 Stupid Quote of the Week
With all of the terribly negative attention on Sony’s upcoming Playstation 3 console, you’d think that they’d take that to heart and really think about what they say in the coming months. Well rather than take that approach, the higher-ups at Sony continue to plant their feet firmly in their mouths.
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