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From the Rumor Mill: Xbox 360 to Get Hdmi Port?

From the Rumor Mill: Xbox 360 to Get Hdmi Port?
From the “early adopters get screwed” file… The folks over at MaxConsole have received copies of an anonymous and a (fuzzy) image of a purported HDMI port on what looks sort of like the back on an Xbox 360 MOBO.

Report: is Blu-ray Delayed Til’ 2007?

Report: is Blu-ray Delayed Til’ 2007?
A report claims that members of the Blu-ray camp, including Pioneer, won’t be ready to launch products in Europe until next year. Further reports show there’s a problem producing enough laser diodes for Blu-ray burners, and consumers will have to wait till January 2007 before Blu-ray really kicks off.
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Nothing Good on Tv? Perhaps This Will Help.

Nothing Good on Tv? Perhaps This Will Help.
I recently stumbled upon this nifty optical filter, called the Tvbeeboo. This device suction-cups onto the front of TVs or monitors up to 23″, and difuses the images in such a way to turn your old TV or monitor into a really cool ambient lighting source.

Happy Birthday, Mr. President….

Happy Birthday, Mr. President….
The folks over at Nintendo/Touch Generations thought it would be a nice gesture to send a birthday gift to President Bush for his impending 60th birthday. The gift: A Nintendo DS Lite and what could possibly be the most appropriate gift ever, a copy of “Brain Age.” Now certainly, that’s a gift that “W” could definitely use.

Another Nail in the Coffinps3 Games Even Between $59 and $99?

Another Nail in the Coffinps3 Games Even Between $59 and $99?
In a recent interview with PSM magazine, Kaz Hirai, president of Sony Computer Entertainment America, was quoted as saying: Generally speaking, over the past twelve years or so, there has been a consumer expectation that disc based games are maybe US $59 on the high end to US $39 on the low end… If it becomes a bit higher than US $59, don’t ding me, but, again, I don’t expect it to be US $100.

Keep Your Conversations Private

Keep Your Conversations Private
Sonare Technologies is now offering Babble, a sound processing device that allows you to have conversations at your cubicle or other open office, while preventing others from hearing what you’re talking about. The system scrambles your voice and projects the scrambled version over speakers.

Let the Format Wars Begin….

Let the Format Wars Begin….
Now it’s way too early to know how this Hi-Def DVD format war will play out, but the early reviews are playing out in HD-DVD’s favor. Now clearly, quality and performance don’t mean a win by any means (remember VHS vs.

Ultra-Mini Projector (With Frickin’ Laser Beams)

Ultra-Mini Projector (With Frickin’ Laser Beams)
How would you like to project a movie from your cell-phone or carry a screen-free computer that can turn any wall into your monitor. Israel-based Explay (not with Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb) has plans to release a Matchbox-sized projector can create images from 7″ to 35″ in size using lasers.The images are always in-focus and use amazingly low power.

Dell Offering Free Computer Recycling

Dell Offering Free Computer Recycling
I just went through the challenging process of trying to get rid of a bunch of old monitors, computers and parts for my company. Now, the week after I completed this task, Dell has announced that they will be offering free recycling of any Dell-branded product, ensuring that the hazardous materials are properly disposed of and recycled where possible.

Samsung Blu-ray Player Looks Better in Component Than Hdmi?

Samsung Blu-ray Player Looks Better in Component Than Hdmi?
Early adopters of Samsung’s Blu-Ray players are reporting that the picture quality on the Samsung BD-P1000 is better through component then through HDMI. It’s bad enough having to pay $1,000, but to have better quality from the analog output than the digital seems like a serious step backwards.

Prey Gone Gold for Xbox 360 and Pc

Prey Gone Gold for Xbox 360 and Pc
2K Games and 3D Realms announced today that the long-awaited FPS, Prey, has gone gold for the Xbox 360 on PC. This game has been in various forms of production for many years now, and was looking very good when it was shown at E3.

Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing!

Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing!
For those of you who really want to be sucked around their house in a giant Jetsons’ inspired vacuum tube elevator, your dream has come true. The folks at Daytona Elevator have developed a pneumatic tube elevator that works on the same principal as the one in the famous 60’s cartoon.

Halo 3 Release Been Leaked by Best Buy?

Halo 3 Release Been Leaked by Best Buy?
Take it for what it’s worth, but Best Buy has listed Halo 3 as being released on November 16, 2006 for the Xbox 360. I’ll believe it when I see it. Read More [via Kotaku]

Halo 2 Team Signs a $1mm Contract

Halo 2 Team Signs a $1mm Contract
Now I’ve heard everything. In the interest of beefing up the legitimacy of the league, Major League Gaming (MLG) has signed a team of Halo 2 players to a $1 million dollar contract. The 4-player team “Final Boss” only lost one game during their torunament play last year.

Retro Styled Mp3 Player From Signeo

Retro Styled Mp3 Player From Signeo
Industrial designer Marc Newsome has created the uniquely-styled Signeo SN-A800 MP3 player. It’s just 6.5mm (0.26″) thick and available in three colors: Black, 1970s Blue, or 1970s Yellow. The device also has an onboard FM tuner and can record from FM to MP3.

Sharp Develops 1,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio LCD

Sharp Develops 1,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio LCD
The Sharp ASV Premium LCD display panel has a size of 37 inch, 1920×1080 pixel resolution and a brightness of 500cd/m2. The highest contrast ratio reported prior to this was 100,000:1 reached by a SED TV developed by Canon and Toshiba.
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