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Archive for February 2007

Eb Games Charging More Than Retail for Some Used Games

Eb Games Charging More Than Retail for Some Used Games
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 Dee-Jays Spin Some Vinyl

Robotic Dee-Jays Spin Some Vinyl
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.
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Leica D-Lux 3: Old Fashioned Style, Modern Technology

Leica D-Lux 3: Old Fashioned Style, Modern Technology
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. The D-Lux 3 is a compact 10-megapixel digital camera with 4x optical zoom.

Hardest Platform Game Ever, and It’s in ASCII

Hardest Platform Game Ever, and It’s in ASCII
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 Vx: the First Ever Thx Certified Projectors

Runco Vx: the First Ever Thx Certified Projectors
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.

Powerbug: iPod Shuffle Charging Made Easy

Powerbug: iPod Shuffle Charging Made Easy
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.

Wii Os Front-End Running on Windows

Wii Os Front-End Running on Windows
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.

Miniature HDTV Camera for Tight Spaces

Miniature HDTV Camera for Tight Spaces
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″

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Bomb for Sale on Ebay

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Bomb for Sale on Ebay
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. Now you can own one of these original devices if you’re willing to part with some serious cash.
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