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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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Autonomous Jeep Conquers Pikes Peak

Autonomous Jeep Conquers Pikes Peak
Axion Racing’s robotic Jeep Grand Cherokee is the first computer-controlled vehicle to conquer the complexities of climbing to the 14,110 foot summit of Colorado’s Pikes Peak. The tricked-out SUV climed to the top in just over 47 minutes, certainly not record time, but still quite impressive for a vehicle that has no driver.

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.

Nintendo Wii Launch Date in Print

Nintendo Wii Launch Date in Print
The folks at GoNintendo are reporting that someone at Sports Illustrated Kids jumped the gun and published the Nintendo Wii’s launch date. The article also accurately reflects the PS3’s launch date of November 17th (which has been officially announced.) Of course, this Wii launch date has not been made official by Nintendo yet.

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.

Build Your Own Pong Machine

Build Your Own Pong Machine
In case the Xbox 360 and forthcoming PS3 are too sophisticated for your delicate taste, here’s a chance for you to return to the kinder, gentler, pre-Atari 2600 days… For the low, low price of $19.95 (USD), the folks at ThinkGeek are offering a complete electronics kit that allows you to build your own table tennis video game console.

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.

World’s Smallest Record Player (but…)

World’s Smallest Record Player (but…)
For those of you who still have a stack of 33 vinyl ablums sitting around, but no longer have a turntable, I bring you Vinyl Killer…. Japanese company Razy-Works is selling this pint-sized VW bus that contains a needle, amplifier and speaker.

More Stupid Robot Tricks

More Stupid Robot Tricks
I guess that Sony and Honda’s Dancing robots weren’t enough proof that designing humanoid robots was a waste of time and money…. Toyota has now developed a Trumpet playing robot. The world is saved!

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.
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