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Retro Handset Goes Bluetooth

Retro Handset Goes Bluetooth
While I’ve seen plenty of retro handsets for mobile phones, this is the first one that I’ve seen which features wireless Bluetooth connectivity. ThinkGeek’s exclusive new retro handset provides wireless connectivity to any Bluetooth enabled mobile phone.

Sony Bravia 1080p 46-Inch LCD HDTV Now Shipping

Sony Bravia 1080p 46-Inch LCD HDTV Now Shipping
Sony has begun shipping their new 46-inch BRAVIA XBR LCD Flat Panel HDTV. The Sony KDL-46XBR3 features all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a top-notch display. The panel features full 1080p (1920×1080) native resolution and three 1080p HDMI inputs (two on the back, one on the front).
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Linux on the Playstation 3

Linux on the Playstation 3
For some time there have been rumors circulating around the web about Sony’s upcoming Playstation 3 and possible support for Linux. According to this press release from Terra Soft Solutions, the rumors appear to be true.

Some 5.5g Ipods Infected With Windows Virus

Some 5.5g Ipods Infected With Windows Virus
Apple has admitted to shipping some 5.5G iPods infected with a Windows virus called “RavMonE.exe.” Apparently the virus infected a PC at an iPod manufacturer’s facility and subsequently found its way onto some of Apple’s players.

HDTV on Your Laptop

HDTV on Your Laptop
Want to take advantage of the high resolution display on your laptop? Now you can with this new mobile device which features an over-the-air digital high definition receiver. Autumnwave’s OnAir GT features tuners for both high-definition over-the-air and digital cable (QAM) broadcasts as well as for analog over-the-aid and cable signals.

Water and Weather Resistant Control for Your iPod

Water and Weather Resistant Control for Your iPod
Belkin’s forthcoming SportCommand seeks to provide a solution for remotely control your iPod in inclement weather or while performing outdoor activites. The remote provides wireless control of key iPod navigation including pause/play, next/previous track and volume.

Giant Helmet Vision: the Next Big Thing?

Giant Helmet Vision: the Next Big Thing?
Toshiba has shown us the future of television in the form of the most unwieldy contraption I’ve ever seen. Looking like a cross between a space helmet and some sort of industrial grade hair dryer, the prototype system is said to provide an all-encompasssing 360-degree television experience on its massive convex screen.

250,000 Superballs Dropped for Sony Commercial

250,000 Superballs Dropped for Sony Commercial
This may be old news, but since I never saw this commercial, I figured that some of you might not have either. The commercial is for Sony’s BRAVIA line of TVs and features a drop of over 250,000 multi-colored superballs down the streets of San Francisco. And no, this wasn’t done with computer animation.

Classic Computer and Video Game Art

Classic Computer and Video Game Art
Check out these nifty mini artworks by artist Cynthia Malaran, inspired by classic computer and video game systems. Currently available works include the Apple Newton, Classic Macintosh (diptych seen above), Atari and NES joysticks and a 3.5″

Soda Claims to Aid Calorie Burning

Soda Claims to Aid Calorie Burning
This new soft drink from Coca-Cola and Nestl

Product Red: Buy Stuff, Make a Difference

Product Red: Buy Stuff, Make a Difference
If you live in Chicago like me, the top story yesterday was the presence of celebs including Oprah Winfrey, Bono, Kanye Wes and Penelope Cruz on Michigan Avenue for the announcement of Bono’s Product RED. Product RED incorporates special products and services from a variety of major corporations including American Express, Converse, Armani, Motorola, Gap and Apple.

New Palm Treo 680 Smartphones Announced

New Palm Treo 680 Smartphones Announced
Palm’s new Treo 680 series of smartphones were announced today. They come in four colors: graphite, crimson, arctic and copper (does anybody else out there think this is a Cingular exclusive?) and feature a smaller form factor than earlier models.

Bad Case of Pac-Man Fever?This Might be the Cure.

Bad Case of Pac-Man Fever?This Might be the Cure.
Looking for the perfect gift for the video gamer who has everything? Check out these totally cool Ms. Pac-man and Ghost rings designed by Tiny Armour Jewelry. Also available in the collection are a variety of other pac-man inspired jewels including neckaces and earrings.

Sony Too Cheap to Bundle Hdmi Cable With PS3

Sony Too Cheap to Bundle Hdmi Cable With PS3
According to this post over at Kotaku, the Sony Playstation 3 will only include a crappy composite video cable when it’s released in Japan. Apparently, even though the Playstation 3 is all about high definition gameplay and movies, you’re expected to go spend even more money to get it to output onto anything other than a crummy old TV.

Mail Delivered by Actual Snails

Mail Delivered by Actual Snails
Real Snail Mail is an art and technology project being conducted by the technological artists collective of Boredom Research. The project has real snails delivering electronic messages via tiny RFID tags attached to their shells. The messages are delivered literally “at a snails pace.”

Epson Announces Full 1080p Projector for Less Than $3k

Epson Announces Full 1080p Projector for Less Than $3k
The new Epson EMP-TW1000 is a front projector which features a native 1080p (1920×1080) resolution LCD panel. The projector features HDMI 1.3 inputs for digital signals, and supports true 1080p inputs. In addition Epson’s new color engine is said to produce a color gamut that’s 115% broader than NTSC standards.
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