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Fossil Watch Features Bluetooth Caller Id

Fossil Watch Features Bluetooth Caller Id
Fossil has partnered with Sony Ericsson to develop a new watch that features some pretty nifty connectivity with their Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. The watch will come in several styles, both analog and digital, and will be able to notify you of incoming calls on your mobile phone, including caller ID information and remote phone control features.

Zune Pricing and Date Official

Zune Pricing and Date Official
After much speculation on prices ranging from $229 to $299, the Microsoft Zune media player has been officially announced for a November 14th release date at a price of $249.99. This places it head to head with other 30GB media players such as Apple’s iPod.
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Gateway Intros Sub $600 Core 2 Duo Machine

Gateway Intros Sub $600 Core 2 Duo Machine
Gateway has introduced a new series of low-cost PC desktops which roll in a number of features typically found on higher-end gaming machines. Gateway’s DX420 series starts at as little as $599.99, including a 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 processor.

Microsoft Announces New Halo Rts: Halo Wars

Microsoft Announces New Halo Rts: Halo Wars
In a surprise announcement from this year’s X06 show in Barcelona, Microsoft revealed a new Halo real time strategy game for the Xbox 360. Halo Wars is expected to provide us with a unique take on the familiar Halo universe.

Xbox 360 HD DVD U.S. Price, Release Date Confirmed

Xbox 360 HD DVD U.S. Price, Release Date Confirmed
In line with earlier predictions, it’s now been confirmed that the HD DVD add-on for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 will launch in the U.S. in mid-November for $199 USD. The drive will include a HD DVD copy of Peter Jackson’s King King remake for a limited time, and also comes with a universal remote control.

PS3 Stupid Quote of the Week

PS3 Stupid Quote of the Week
With all of the terribly negative attention on Sony’s upcoming Playstation 3 console, you’d think that they’d take that to heart and really think about what they say in the coming months. Well rather than take that approach, the higher-ups at Sony continue to plant their feet firmly in their mouths. Ken Kutaragi has decided to take a break from boring us to death with how the PS3 and Cell processors’ technical specs will save console gaming from its demise.

LCD Permits Different Content From Different Angles

LCD Permits Different Content From Different Angles
This new LCD system from Sharp Electronics allows you to display different images on the screen when viewed off axis. Sharp’s European laboratory has developed a system that takes advantage of a concept called the “parallax barrier,” which limits what light can be seen along specific angles.

Sony E-Book Reader Pricing and Launch Date Announced

Sony E-Book Reader Pricing and Launch Date Announced
Sony has officially announced that their long-awaited e-book reader will be hitting the streets this October for about $350 USD. The Sony Reader features an innovative high contrast E-ink display, capable of allowing up to 7,500 pages to be displayed without a battery recharge.

Epson Introduces New Portable Media Storage Banks

Epson Introduces New Portable Media Storage Banks
If you take a ton of photos when you travel, and want a great place to store and organize all of your digital photographs while on the road, a a media storage bank might be worth the investment.

Sirius Stiletto 100 Portable Radio

Sirius Stiletto 100 Portable Radio
This new portable radio from SIRIUS enables true on-the-go listening to the satellite radio service. The SIRIUS Stiletto 100 allows live portable reception of SIRIUS programming and stores up to 100 hours of broadcasts or up to 10 hours of individual songs for later playback (using 2GB of internal memory.)

Classic Midway Arcade Games Playable Online

Classic Midway Arcade Games Playable Online
The folks over at Midway have been so kind as to convert a number of old arcade classics into Macromedia Shockwave versions. (I do wish they were in Flash, but they’re worth the extra download of the Shockwave Player) The games are available for free play on Midway’s website and are very good emulations of the originals.

Nokia Introduces N75 Multimedia Phone

Nokia Introduces N75 Multimedia Phone
Just introduced today, the Nokia N75 mobile phone integrates a wide array of multimedia capabilities in a compact package. The phone supports MP3, M4A, AAC, eAAC+ and WMA sound file formats and includes a digital equalizer and built in stereo speakers with “3D” sound.

Latest Imacs May have Hidden Next Gen Wi-Fi

Latest Imacs May have Hidden Next Gen Wi-Fi
According to a forums posting on MacRumors, one of their members came across an interesting surprise on his new iMac: The user claims he took this photo on his iMac Core 2 Duo, when he installed and ran Windows Vista RC1 on the machine.

Move Over “Magic 8 Ball”

Move Over “Magic 8 Ball”
Modern technology has taken the concept of the old “Magic 8 Ball” fortune teller and amped it up a notch with the Fortuneball. The Fortuneball uses a computerized fortune prediction system that draws on the theories of astrology, numerology, the I-Ching and numerology to predict your fortunes.

Bluetooth Mp3/Mp4 Player From Stormblue

Bluetooth Mp3/Mp4 Player From Stormblue
The StormBlue A9+ from Advanced MP3 is one of a handful of media players out there with built-in Bluetooth support. You can use the player’s Bluetooth capabilities to listen to your music with a wireless headset or pair it with your cellphone to make/retrieve calls through the same headset.

World’s Smallest Cell Phone

World’s Smallest Cell Phone
The race for miniaturization continues to produce some unbelievably small products. This time, we’ve got the Xun Chi 138 mobile phone. It’s just a tiny bit longer than a AA battery (2.64 inches long) and weight just 55 grams.
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