Every time I’ve ever sold a used game to EB Games, I usually get about 20% to 30% of the retail price for it, then it shows up in the store for 80% to 90% of the retail price, which gives them a pretty decent profit margin already.
Robotic technology has been used for the betterment of mankind once more. This time, we’ve got a pair of robots spinning some tunes and scratching some records.
These two Kuka industrial robots have been programmed to maneuver through a series of LPs, grab them one at a time, then place them on a turntable for playback.
It’s nice to see the occasional digital camera that’s firmly grounded in it’s traditional photographic roots. The Leica D-Lux 3 features styling that harkens back to the clean lines and simplicity of their earlier film-based cameras, but is updated with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a modern shooter.
If you’re into platformers and you think you can beat them all, you’ve gotta check out this Flash-based game from Japan, Jineseiowata no Daibouken.
This game will kick you in the ass (twice), then serve it to you for dinner.
Runco, know for producing high-end home theater gear has announced that they have started shipping the first ever projectors to pass THX certification.
The Runco VX (Video Extreme) series of DLP front projectors come in a number of models designed to handle a variety of different installation needs, but all require a sizeable investment:
VX-2000d: Single Chip DLP / 1280×1080 /220W UHP Lamp ($16,995)
VX-6000d: Single Chip DLP / 1920×1080 / 220W UHP Lamp ($35,995)
VX-22d: Three Chip DLP / 1920×1080 /300W Lamp ($44,995)
VX-44d: Three Chip DLP / 1920×1080 /1000W Xenon Lamp ($79,995)
VX-55d: Three Chip DLP / 1920×1080 /1200W Xenon Lamp ($114,995)
All of the VX projectors come with Runco’s DHD controller, which now offers HDMI input capability.
Now that you’ve picked up your brightly colored new iPod Shuffle, maybe you’d like a way to keep it charged when you’re not near your computer.
The DLO Powerbug is a compact wall charger that connects to your iPod Shuffle and provides charging any place you have an outlet.
Some guy with too much time on his hands developed this painstakingly accurate menu system based on the Wii interface, coined “WiiOS.”
The menu system is a very faithful reproduction of the Wii menu system, and he’s got it all tied together with his Wii-mote to let him control some emulated console games on his PC.
Developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany, this tiny little camera can capture full HDTV 1920×1080 resolution video at up to 60 frames per second.
The MicroHDTV camera measures just about 1.5″ x 1.5″ x 3″ and can easily fit in confined spaces like the inside of a race car or even on a helmet.
One of the top news stories of the last 24 hours was a bomb scare set off in Boston because of a guerilla marketing campaign for the Adult Swim show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Mysterious LED devices featuring the ATHF characters “Ignignokt” and “Err” (flipping the bird) we placed around the city, sending the city into a panic.