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Light Strings Change Colors With LED Tech

Light Strings Change Colors With LED Tech
Looking for the geekiest way to show off your holiday spirit, or just looking for the next hackable gizmo? These new light strings, called Triklits let you accomplish either. The secret to these color changing lights is that each orb on the string contains a red-green-blue LED.

Need for Speed Carbon Demo on Xbox Live Marketplace

Need for Speed Carbon Demo on Xbox Live Marketplace
Microsoft has posted a demo for the new EA racer, Need For Speed Carbon for the Xbox 360. The demo lets you try out three cars, the Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION IX, Lamborghini Gallardo or the Camaro Concept.
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Griffin Disko Case Lights Up Your iPod

Griffin Disko Case Lights Up Your iPod
“Sir, these lights keep blinking out of sequence, what should we do?” “Get them to blink in sequence.” – William Shatner, Airplane II, the Sequel One of the premier makers of clean and elegant iPod accessories, Griffin Technologies, has decided to lose their minds and release a totally frivolous disco-inspired case for Apple’s ubiquitous media player. Sure, the Disko case features a hard polycarbonate shell to protect your 5G or 5.5G

Amazing Machine Paints Images With Ping Pong Balls

Amazing Machine Paints Images With Ping Pong Balls
Artists Jonathan den Breejen and Marenka Deenstra developed the interactive artwork, Ping Pong Pixel, a machine which will take in a digital image, then render a huge image using colored ping pong balls. The installation contains a 2-meter by 3-meter display board which is injected with 2700 ping pong balls from a dispensing cabinet which contains tubs of 6 differently colored balls.

Sony 60-Inch and 70-Inch Grand Wega Sxrd Televisions Ship

Sony 60-Inch and 70-Inch Grand Wega Sxrd Televisions Ship
Sony announced today that it has started shipping the latest in their SXRD (aka LCOS) line of rear projection televisions, the 70-inch KDS-R70XBR2 and 60-inch KDS-R60XBR2. Both models feature a native 1080p (1920×1080) resolution SXRD light engine, capable of displaying full 1080p content when devices are connected via one of the set’s three HDMI connections.

Best Looking Pocket Pc (Ever)

Best Looking Pocket Pc (Ever)
Switzerland and LA-based Zenum Technologies has been working with industrial designer Jaren Goh to design the most svelte PDA we’ve ever seen. The Opus Operis will be a Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC featuring GSM/GPRS phone capabilities in one gorgeous package.

Navman Intros New Low Cost Color Gps

Navman Intros New Low Cost Color Gps
GPS navigation devices for your car keep getting better, faster and cheaper, and the new Navman F20 keeps up that tradition. The new navigation device comes pre-loaded with detailed US street maps (versions available for other countries, too) and a very clean new user interface.

Fujitsu Shows Paper Thin Flexible Color Display

Fujitsu Shows Paper Thin Flexible Color Display
So called electronic paper and electronic ink technologies have been showing alot of promise lately, especially with the upcoming release of Sony’s eBook Reader coming out next month. At this week’s CEATEC show in Tokyo, Fujitsu showed off a prototype of a 7.8-inch

Sony Shows Web Browser for Playstation 3

Sony Shows Web Browser for Playstation 3
At this week’s CEATEC show in Tokyo, Sony showed off their web browser for the Playstation 3 console. The browser is navigated by moving two analog sticks (one for moving the cursor, the other for scrolling up and down the page).

Burger King Comes to Your Xbox 360? Huh?

Burger King Comes to Your Xbox 360? Huh?
Not since the old Atari classic “Kool Aid Man” has there been such an odd video game / food tie-in. The Home of the Whopper has announced an promotion for the holiday season in which they will be offering three surreal Burger King themed games for the Xbox and Xbox 360.

USB Device of the Week: Hamster Wheel

USB Device of the Week: Hamster Wheel
Every now and again, I like to mention the odd inventions that have been designed to be controlled (or powered) by your USB ports. Well this week, I bring you a new favorite: the USB hamster wheel.

Izenmobile Phone / Pocket Pc Combo

Izenmobile Phone / Pocket Pc Combo
This new mobile phone incorporates a complete Pocket PC and a cell phone in a single, compact form-factor. Rather than going the route of others by either offering the dumbed-down Windows “Smartphone” interface, or the large size of other Pocket PC phone combos, the izenMobile Krma phone attempts to combine the best of both worlds in a single device. The phone is expected to offer a 2 megapixel digital camera, a 2.2-inch

Philips Shows Off New Streamium Wireless Music System

Philips Shows Off New Streamium Wireless Music System
The new WACS7000 Streamium Wireless Music Center from Philips features a complete wireless music system in a sleek wall-mountable package. The system includes built-in stereo speakers, a 40-watt per channel amp, a cd player and an 80GB hard drive for local storage of up to 1500 CDs.

Epson Shows Off New Industrial Design for Portable Printers

Epson Shows Off New Industrial Design for Portable Printers
Epson Japan and design firm Industrial Facility have completed a collaboration to rethink the design of portable color printers and the result is quite striking. These new portable printers feature an integrated carrying handle and can run on batteries.

Sony Surprises Playstation Magazine With a PS3

Sony Surprises Playstation Magazine With a PS3
The folks at Playstation Magazine (PSM) received an unexpected surprise on Friday when Sony dropped by with a shiny new Playstation 3 for them to play with. Here’s what they had to say: You can even see the reflection of Motorstorm in the shiny exterior….

Amazing Ingenuity in Prisoners’ Inventions

Amazing Ingenuity in Prisoners’ Inventions
Back in 2001, the artists’ collective Temporary Services started a project with a prison inmate named Angelo in which they asked him to document how inmates adapt to their surroundings while confined. The project, entitled Prisoners’ Inventions, resulted in this fascinating 119-page book of detailed drawings that explain exactly how prisoners build contrivances from all sorts of found materials.
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