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Tech Deal: All Games, Cds and Dvds 25% Off at Tower

Tech Deal: All Games, Cds and Dvds 25% Off at Tower
The Tower Records website is offering an amazing deal on all video games at the moment. Until January 22nd, 2007, all video games, cds, dvds, books and accessories on the site are 25% off. A cursory check of the site turned up recent titles like Lost Planet, Resistance: Fall of Man, and Gears of War for just $44.99 each.

Cisco Suing Apple Over iPhone Trademark

Cisco Suing Apple Over iPhone Trademark
A few weeks back I told you about Cisco/Linksys’ new line of voice over IP products being marketed under the “iPhone” brand name. Well now that Apple has announced their hot new iPhone, it looks like they never completed the process of working out a deal with Cisco to use the name.
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Product Red: Buy Stuff, Make a Difference

Product Red: Buy Stuff, Make a Difference
If you live in Chicago like me, the top story yesterday was the presence of celebs including Oprah Winfrey, Bono, Kanye Wes and Penelope Cruz on Michigan Avenue for the announcement of Bono’s Product RED. Product RED incorporates special products and services from a variety of major corporations including American Express, Converse, Armani, Motorola, Gap and Apple.

Free Tickets to Digitallife Show for Technabob Readers

Free Tickets to Digitallife Show for Technabob Readers
The folks over at New York’s DigitalLife consumer electronics and gaming show have extended the kind offer of free tickets to their show for all Technabob readers. Tickets are normally $15 each. The DigitalLife conference features consumer, gaming and entertainment technologies and runs from October 12th through October 15th, 2006 at the Jakob K.

Aol Cancellation Call Recording…

Aol Cancellation Call Recording…
I don’t know how I missed this video when it came out back in June… This guy recorded his call with the AOL anti-cancellation nazis. It would be really funny if it weren’t so sad. Actually, it is really funny…

Prototype Augmented Reality System From Msft

Prototype Augmented Reality System From Msft
Check out this cool video of Microsoft’s prototype for an augmented reality system known as “PlayAnywhere“. The system combines a video projector and a sensing device that can detect a user’s gestures and the position objects placed on a surface in real time, and utilize that data to create a highly interactive and intuitive user interface.

The Vaporware Hall of Shame

The Vaporware Hall of Shame
The charlatans and snake-oil salespeople in corporate product marketing departments often are pressured to announce and hype products that are clearly not ready for prime time. Over the years, there have been numerous examples of long-delays and missed ship dates (see Windows Vista), but there is a special place in hell for these products that never, ever were released, despite years of development and buzz.

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.

Bose Quiet Comfort 3 Headsets Announced

Bose Quiet Comfort 3 Headsets Announced
The Bose Quiet Comfort (QC) headphone series has always been my favorite of the noise cancelling headphones out there. Now before you start saying “no highs, no lows, must be Bose…” or “they’re totally overpriced…”, I’ll give you my take.

Weatherproof Your Satellite Dish?

Weatherproof Your Satellite Dish?
The folks at Cytonix Corporation claim they’ve got a solution to rainy/snowy-day satellite dish outages with their new WX2100 spray-on coating. According to the company, “WX2100 is a long-lasting, super hydrophobic coating that repels rain, snow and ice, keeping satellite dishes and radomes dry even in heavy precipitation and preventing the buildup of snow and ice.”

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