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10-Megapixel Widescreen Digital Camera and HDTV Playback Interface

10-Megapixel Widescreen Digital Camera and HDTV Playback Interface
Panasonic announced a September release date for its new Lumix DMC-LX2 digital camera (MSRP $499.95). Featuring a whopping 10.2 megapixel, 16:9 aspect ratio CCD, I can’t imagine anyone needing more resolution. The camera also features 4x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, a 300 picture battery-life and an updated ISO control…

Samsung Announces First Unlicensed Mobile Access Phone

Samsung Announces First Unlicensed Mobile Access Phone
This new phone from Samsung, the SGH-P200, supports a new feature called UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access, not Thurman). This allows the phone to freely switch between cellular networks such as GSM, GPRS, EDGE and WiFi (802.11 b/g) for connectivity. This allows the phone have high-speed data connectivity and VOIP when…
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More Details Emerge on Msft Portable “Zune”

More Details Emerge on Msft Portable “Zune”
Rumor has it that Microsoft’s “iPod killer” / portable gaming device, known as “Zune” will integrate the social networking (aka “friends list” from Xbox Live) features of the previously announced Live Anywhere system. The Zune, developed by Xbox 360 guru J. Allard, is rumored to include a 30GB hard drive,…

Sing Along With the Ultimate iPod Dock

Sing Along With the Ultimate iPod Dock
This nifty gadget is one of the most flexible, compact karaoke devices I’ve seen. It includes docking capabilities for pretty much every iPod model since the 3G, and can also pull its data from files on USB storage devices. The karaoke feature includes tempo and key control along with two…

Gears of War Release Date Leaked by Microsoft?

Gears of War Release Date Leaked by Microsoft?
This screen capture grabbed from xbox.com today is either a slip-up or Cliffy B’s much-anticipated Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War has an official date of October 2, 2006. It wouldn’t be the first time that a date was posted for a game that isn’t accurate, but I’m marking my…

Robosapien Meets Flamethrower: Awesome Robot Hack!

Robosapien Meets Flamethrower: Awesome Robot Hack!
Marcus over at EvoSapien has not only hacked the trusty Robosapien V2 robot into a flame-throwing machine… But also shot this awesome music video (Lyrics not safe for work) of the beast in action. Enjoy! I need one of these in my office to keep out nagging employees and salespeople.…

Why Didn’t They Make One of These on Gilligan’s Island?

Why Didn’t They Make One of These on Gilligan’s Island?
The folks over at PlayEngine are offering a 19″ widescreen LCD with a case made from Bamboo. Perfect for your tropical or jungle-themed room (are you listening Elvis?), the set actually has fairly decent specs, with a 1440 x 900 resolution and 8ms refresh rate. Inputs are provided for VGA,…

Sony and Samsung Team to Build Larger Lcds

Sony and Samsung Team to Build Larger Lcds
Display-makers Sony Corporation and Samsung Electronics announced today that they have signed a deal to build a massive new LCD production facility capable of manufacturing 46 and 50 inch LCD displays. The new facility can crank out up to six 50″ or eight 46″ LCD panels from a single glass…

iPod FM Transmitter Broadcaststrack Info to Your Car Stereo

iPod FM Transmitter Broadcaststrack Info to Your Car Stereo
This week, Kensington Computer Products announced a very cool new FM transmitter for iPods. What’s unique about this model is that it’s the first to use the Radio Data System (RDS) to transmit and display song titles and artist information to car stereos that support this technology. Over 80% of…

HD DVD Recorder Delayed

HD DVD Recorder Delayed
Toshiba has delayed the release of the first HD DVD recorder until the end of July as a result of inventory shortages of some components. The launch was originally slated for release in Japan on July 14 and is now set for July 27. Once released, the recorder will support…

Microsoft Offers Free Pizza, Gamer Points, and 80’s Music Downloads to XBL Members

Microsoft Offers Free Pizza, Gamer Points, and 80’s Music Downloads to XBL Members
Microsoft wants you to have an 80’s style arcade party for free, complete with Pizza, free arcade game downloads and free 80’s tunes. Simply send an e-mail with your Xbox Live Gamertag to xlmail@microsoft.com, subject: “Arcade Party,” and Microsoft will get you your free stuff including a Papa Johns pizza,…

Is Another Format Ready to Die?

Is Another Format Ready to Die?
According to this post at Kotaku, UMD format movies have been pulled from the shelves at Target stores this week. The format has struggled for acceptance amid sluggish sales of the only device that can currently play the format, the Sony PSP. I wouldn’t be surprised if Sony completely removes…

Chromehounds Ships for Xbox 360

Chromehounds Ships for Xbox 360
Sega of America has announced the release of it’s mech-combat game, Chromehounds for the Xbox 360. The game features 13 multiplayer modes and Xbox Live support for up to 20 players. In addition, the game has a single player mode where players experience “an alternate future where the Cold War…

Device to Allow Both Blu-ray and HD DVD on Same Hardware

Device to Allow Both Blu-ray and HD DVD on Same Hardware
This could be a huge breakthrough (if the manufacturers will adopt it, that is…) The Nikkei Net Interactive reported over the weekend that Ricoh is working on a single device which can play both Blu-Ray and HD DVD disks. The device is a diffraction plate which, when placed between the…

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. While having a digital A/V port would be a nice…

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. I…
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