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Apple Zune?

Apple Zune?
What’s wrong with this picture? Looks like someone at Amazon made a pretty big freudian slip. I’m not sure how long this will remain up on their site, but here’s the original page. [via Digg]

Playstation 3 Price Slashed 20% (Japan Only)

Playstation 3 Price Slashed 20% (Japan Only)
It must be the season of giving. First Apple and Creative dropped their prices on their media players, then Microsoft cut the price on their Zune, now Sony has announced that their Playstation 3 (the low-end model,) will drop its price too.
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Sony Rolls Out Psp Camera Accessory in Japan

Sony Rolls Out Psp Camera Accessory in Japan
Everyone’s getting into the digital camera accessory business, what with add-ons available for the Playstation 2, Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS, the PSP was starting to feel left out. That said, Sony’s entry into the fray seems a little anemic at first glance.

Microsoft Offers Free Repairs for Early Xbox 360 Consoles

Microsoft Offers Free Repairs for Early Xbox 360 Consoles
I guess good things come in threes from Microsoft. First, the Zune was revealed to be just $229.99, then the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive announced for under $200, and now they’re offering to repair any Xbox 360 manufactured prior to 1/1/2006 for free by extending the warranty on those machines by an additional year (over and above the orirginal 90 days.) If you have a defective 360, you’ll just need to contact 1-800-4my-xbox for customer support.

Playstation 3 Production Line Photos Surface

Playstation 3 Production Line Photos Surface
From the “glimmer of hope” file, photos have surfaced on the web today from what appears to be the Sony Playstation 3’s assembly line: Check out the massive box. And I thought my Xbox 360 box was big!

Can LCD Monitor Response Rates Get Any Faster?

Can LCD Monitor Response Rates Get Any Faster?
Back in the day, LCD monitors were known for their flicker and image tearing issues as a result of abysmally slow response times. Decent quality gaming and television was a rarity on LCD screens. Well how times have changed… Hyundai has now shown off their new S90D 19-inch LCD TFT monitor which claims an astounding 1 millisecond seponse time.

USB Flash Drive Built Into Wristbands

USB Flash Drive Built Into Wristbands
Imation has developed these convenient USB flash drives which are integrated into a rubber wristband (think Lance Armstrong’s “Livestrong” bracelets). The memory bracelets are available in sizes from 32mb all the way up to 1gb of storage and 8 colors.

Cool Cubicle Toy of the Day: USB Missile Launcher

Cool Cubicle Toy of the Day: USB Missile Launcher
Ever wanted to annihilate your annoying office-mates? Tired of your boss giving you crap? Well you can now put an end to all that with the $54.99 USB-controlled desktop missile launcher. The rocket launcher fires soft foam missiles from a software-controlled platform that can rotate and tilt to aim at your target up to eight feet away.

Zune Price, Jaws Drop

Zune Price, Jaws Drop
After early assumptions that the 30GB Zune media player would run $299, it’s been reported that Microsoft’s “iPod killer” will actually launch at the surprisingly low price of $229.99. This surprise announcement certainly shakes things up, what with both the iPod 30GB and Creative Zen:M 30GB both just reduced to $249.

Yamaha Updates Ysp Digital Sound Projectors

Yamaha Updates Ysp Digital Sound Projectors
At this year’s CEDIA and IFA shows, Yamaha showed off updates to their single-box surround sound line known as “digital sound projectors.” The top-of-the-line YSP-1100 features 40 high/mid-range speakers and 2 woofers, along with 42 discrete amplifiers to position sound using beam-focusing technologies.

Record Video Directly Into Your iPod

Record Video Directly Into Your iPod
At just under $200, the iLuv i180WHT Video System allows you to record VGA quality (640×480) video directly into your iPod. Simply feed in your camcorder or other video source via Composite or S-Video and RCA inputs for audio.

Universal Done With Blu-ray

Universal Done With Blu-ray
In another blow to Sony’s floundering Blu-Ray format, Universal Pictures has announced that it will be dropping support for the disc format. For the forseaable future, the will solely release high definition discs in HD-DVD format.

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Priced, Dated in Japan

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Priced, Dated in Japan
Kotaku has revealed information from a reliable source that Microsoft will announce a November 22nd launch for the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive accessory in Japan. Pricing is expected to be a Blu-Ray killing 19800 yen (appx.

Apple and Creative Price Drops Put the Squeeze on Zune

Apple and Creative Price Drops Put the Squeeze on Zune
Hot on the heels of Apple’s recent announcement to drop the price of it’s latest (5.5 generation) iPod 30gb model to $249, Creative Labs has just dropped the price on their Zen Vision:M 30gb model to $249 as well.

Take of Inches Fast With Your Digital Camera

Take of Inches Fast With Your Digital Camera
Need to slim down, but don’t have the time or patience for diet and exercise? Hewlett-Packard’s latest digital camera technology can help! HP’s new digital slimming technique cuts unwanted pounds in seconds using the old funhouse skinny mirror technique on your digital camera.

Just in Time for Halloween: Costumes for Your Speakers

Just in Time for Halloween: Costumes for Your Speakers
For those out there who’d prefer their home theater sound system heard and not seen, Audiovox’s AR Home Decor speaker enclosures might be just the ticket. The Home Decor collection provides a number of disguises for the Acoustic Research HD510 series of speakers.
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