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Gadgets, Gizmos, and Games for Geeks

LG and Warner Seek to End the Blu-ray/HD DVD War

LG and Warner Seek to End the Blu-ray/HD DVD War
A while back we reported that Ricoh was working on a optical mechanism that could handle both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. At next week’s CES show, it’s expected that two companies will be showing off their proposed solutions to dealing with the incompatible formats.

What has 8 Eyes and Never Forgets? the Lomo Oktomat Camera

What has 8 Eyes and Never Forgets? the Lomo Oktomat Camera
I’ve always been a fan of the cool effects available from Lomo’s unique analog camera line, and now they’ve come up with another nifty camera, the Oktomat. The Oktomat takes 8 photos over the course of 2.5 seconds, and exposes them onto separate sections of a single 35mm frame.

Sony to Compete With Segway?

Sony to Compete With Segway?
A recently filed patent application from Sony shows that they are working on a technology that is similar to that in the ubiquitous (and superfluous) Segway Human Transporter. The patent abstract, titled “Vehicle steerable by movement of center of gravity” describes the invention as follows: …a vehicle which can travel in the front and back direction and which can turn by right and left wheels rotated when a rider riding on a step-board moves the position of rider’s balance from the center of a vehicle base.

Microtek Cineon Plasma Televisions Announced

Microtek Cineon Plasma Televisions Announced
Known primarily for their scanners and other peripherals, Microtek has announced the release of their new line of reasonably priced plasma televisions. Microtek’s new Cineon line of plasma displays includes 42-inch (CP42HA) and a 50-inch (CP50HA) models, ranging from $1600 to $2200 retail.

27-Inch Dell Display Info Leaked

27-Inch Dell Display Info Leaked
A few months back, there were rumors on the street that Dell was going to release a 27-inch widescreen LCD monitor. Now it appears that these rumors may be true. An image was leaked on the Dell website showing the inputs for the heretofore unseen flat panel.

Walletex Credit Card Sized Mp3 Player

Walletex Credit Card Sized Mp3 Player
MP3 players keep getting smaller and smaller, and soon you’ll be able to pick up a new credit card sized MP3 player that’s so thin, it can fit in your wallet. The Wallet MP3 Player from Walletex is just a little bit thicker than a credit card.

Xbox 360 Won 2006 Holiday Sales Battle

Xbox 360 Won 2006 Holiday Sales Battle
Inching out the newly released Nintendo Wii, and thoroughly trouncing Sony’s troubled Playstation 3, it looks like Microsoft took the lead in holiday sales with their Xbox 360 console in the U.S. market over the 2006 holiday season.

New HD DVD Models and Price Drops Coming From Toshiba?

New HD DVD Models and Price Drops Coming From Toshiba?
According to a report over at PC World, Toshiba may be announcing new HD DVD players as early as next week’s CES show in Las Vegas. In addition, price drops may be coming soon. When asked about the possibility of upcoming price reductions, Toshiba CEO Yoshihide Fujii was quoted as saying: “At first I thought the price threshold is $499.

Sonic the Hedgehog Abysmal Load Times

Sonic the Hedgehog Abysmal Load Times
Check out this video clip of some of the horrifically painful load times for the new Sonic the Hedgehog game, running on the Xbox 360. Not only are the load times terrible, the shear quantity of load screens that occur to complete even a simple task are ridiculous.

Early Halo 3 Gameplay Videos

Early Halo 3 Gameplay Videos
The guys at Bungie gave U.S. troops over in Iraq a special New Year’s treat, and let them try out Halo 3 in a special sneak preview. Someone managed to grab a couple of quick video clips (from their cellphone?)

Seitz 160 Megapixel Camera

Seitz 160 Megapixel Camera
Think your new-fangled 10 megapixel camera is hot stuff? Professional photographers can now pick up a camera that captures up to 160 million pixels in a single shot. The Seitz 6×17 is a panoramic high definition digital camera with an unbelievable resolution of 7,500 by 21,250 pixels.

Huge Vintage Video Game Console Auction

Huge Vintage Video Game Console Auction
If you’ve always wanted to build up a huge collection of vintage console games, now is you chance to do it in one fell swoop. Some guy over in Hamburg, Germany has decided to sell off his collection of over ninety classic (and not so classic) video game consoles on eBay.

Lapazz D-Note Digital Notepad With Color Recognition

Lapazz D-Note Digital Notepad With Color Recognition
I’ve seen a number of paper-to-digital note recorders over the years, but this is the first time I’ve come across one that can actually recognize multiple ink colors. The LaPazz D-Note DNA500 from UC-Logic is a small notepad that records your handwritten notes on the computer, and can automatically recognize blue, red and black ink colors (special pens are required for this feature) when storing digital versions of your notes.

Mobile Phones to Get Super High Resolution Screens

Mobile Phones to Get Super High Resolution Screens
Hitachi has started to crank out a new 2.9-inch LCD panel that can handle a whopping 800 x 480 pixels of resolution on its tiny screen. The new display has about five times the resolution of the typical QVGA (240 x 320) color displays found on mobile phones.

Xbox Live Suffered Major Outage

Xbox Live Suffered Major Outage
Around 7:00pm Central Time today (12/27/2006), the online game play portion of the Xbox Live service went down for the count, and as of this writing, (about 4-1/2 hours later), the service remains down. According to most reports, other portions of the service, such as chat, messages and downloads appear to be functional.

Brother Mprint: a Practical Portable Printer

Brother Mprint: a Practical Portable Printer
If you’re in the market for a compact printer that you can throw in your briefcase, look no further than the new Brother Mprint MW-260. The compact black and white printer can print up to 20PPM and measures just 6.3″ x 8.3″ x 0.7″, just barely larger than a sheet of letter-sized paper folded in half.