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Popcatcher Musicdock Cuts Commercials and Talk From Broadcasts

Popcatcher Musicdock Cuts Commercials and Talk From Broadcasts
If you’ve ever wanted to record FM broadcasts to your MP3 player, but didn’t want the commercials or talk in between songs, today is your lucky day. The new PopCatcher MusicDock MD-601 is a portable MP3 player and a standalone FM-radio dock that can capture FM broadcasts to MP3, commercial-free.…

Sony Fixes PS3/PS2 Backwards Compatibility Issue

Sony Fixes PS3/PS2 Backwards Compatibility Issue
Since the Sony PlayStation 3 hit shelves back in November, it’s been racked with complaints about a huge bug with PS2 backwards compatibilty. Specifically, the PS3 would screw up the graphics on non-progressive scan PS2 titles (of which there are many), by creating odd artifacts on every other vertical line…
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HD DVD / Blu-ray Combo Players to be the Norm

HD DVD / Blu-ray Combo Players to be the Norm
According to a recent report from ABI Research, the HD DVD vs. Blu-Ray format war will be won not by either format, but by dual-format players, such as the recently released LG BH100 combo player. According to the Steve Wilson, ABI’s principal consumer electronics analyst: “We believe that universal players…

Caution: Mouse Contents May be Hot

Caution: Mouse Contents May be Hot
What happens when you combine a computer mouse and a cup of ‘joe? 2nd degree burns? Nope. You get the Mug Mouse, a conceptual design that’s meant to make you slow down when using your computer. Simply fill the cup with coffee, then plug it into your USB port (or…

Rumor Alert: New Wii-Mote Controller in the Works?

Rumor Alert: New Wii-Mote Controller in the Works?
Now this is what I call a truly third-hand rumor… MaxConsole is reporting that GameFront is saying that an article in Japanese Game Labo magazine claims that Nintendo is working on a new remote controller for the Wii gaming console. The new controller is rumored to offer an improved grip…

Springboard: Interactive Shopping Carts

Springboard: Interactive Shopping Carts
As our society gets more and more used to advertising at every turn, it’s no surprise that interactive advertising is making its way to the place where we’re most likely to be ready to purchase, our shopping carts. The Concierge system provides shoppers with a wireless, touchscreen computer which can…

Sony Finds a New Way to Take Our Money

Sony Finds a New Way to Take Our Money
Rather than solving such important challenges as delivering quality games, fixing the awful PlayStation Network interface, or working out the nasty bugs in the system’s PS2 backwards compatibility, Sony has announced that they’ll be releasing an exciting new add-on for the PlayStation 3 console… drum-roll please…. The Edy reader connects…

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
For those of us insomniacs who have lots of restless nights, there’s a new gadget out that’s designed to help us know how much sleep we’re really getting. The $149 Sleeptracker is a watch-like device that straps to your wrist and monitors how much sleep you get by monitoring for…

Fuji F40fd: Flash Comparison and Face Recognition Camera

Fuji F40fd: Flash Comparison and Face Recognition Camera
Have you ever taken a photo with the flash on, only to discover the image was washed out? The Fuji FinePix F40fd digital camera lets you see a preview of your pictures with the flash both on and off. The F40fd can take two pictures, two milliseconds apart. One photo…

Philips Ambisound Hts8100 Home Theater in a Box

Philips Ambisound Hts8100 Home Theater in a Box
Single-box surround systems seem to be all the rage these days, with systems like Yamaha’s YSP line of sound projectors and the iLive Virtual Surround System recently in the news. Now Philips has revealed their entry into the virtual surround market with their Ambisound HTS8100 system. The Ambisound system features…

Sansa Express: One-Ups the iPod Shuffle

Sansa Express: One-Ups the iPod Shuffle
SanDisk’s latest entry into the budget MP3 player market looks like it could be a winner. It features a compact design that plugs directly into your USB port, and outdoes Apple’s tiny iPod Shuffle on a number of fronts. First off, at $59.99, the Sansa Express player is 20 bucks…

Sunwave Src-3200: the Universal Remote Goes Technicolor

Sunwave Src-3200: the Universal Remote Goes Technicolor
With all of the universal remote controls out there, it’s getting pretty tough for remote makers to differentiate themselves. This new remote from Sunwave does a good job standing out from the crowd by offering multi-color LED backlighting for its touchscreen interface. The Sunwave SRC-3200 lets you choose from 7…

Where Ms. Pac-Man Goes When She Eats Too Many Cherries

Where Ms. Pac-Man Goes When She Eats Too Many Cherries
The answer is simple… The Pac-Man bathroom. Located in the independent gaming store, Game Junkie in West Chester, Ohio, this bathroom is decked out with a Ms. Pac-Man mosaic tile design. I particularly appreciate the scoring chart detail to the right of the mirror. [via BBPS, photos via toxickaty]…

Chaos: One Tough Robot

Chaos: One Tough Robot
Autonomous Solutions has developed a robot, known as Chaos, specifically for use in hazardous situations too dangerous for human personnel. The robot has a unique 4-tread design that lets it maneuver through difficult environments. According to Autonomous, Chaos is made for challenging jobs like explosive disposal, search and rescue, hauling…

Tony Hawk $50 Helmet Cam

Tony Hawk $50 Helmet Cam
The Tony Hawk Helmet Cam is designed for skate punks who want to record their faceplants and other smooth moves for posterity. The little camera straps onto any helmet and can be aimed with a laser-targeting system. Press one button, and it’ll record your hijinx onto an SD memory card…

Crackdown Demo Coming to Xbox Live 1/23

Crackdown Demo Coming to Xbox Live 1/23
Major Nelson, Microsoft’s inside man on all things Xbox, is reporting that after numerous delays and much anticipation, the downloadable demo of Crackdown will be hitting the Xbox Live Marketplace for download on next Tuesday, January 23rd at 2:00 Pacific Time. Crackdown is a 3-D action/driving game, from the original…
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