Archive for September, 2006

PS3 Gets Price Cut and HDMI 1.3

PS3 Gets Price Cut and HDMI 1.3

What a nice surprise Sony have in store for those who are waiting for PS3. Sony’s Ken Kutaragi just announced that PS2 with the 20GB would be priced at ¥49,980 ($428) instead of ¥62,790. To those who love HD and planning to watch HD movies on PS3 will be happy to know that PS3 will also includes HDMI 1.3 output. Even though the pricing of PS3 is still higher than XBOX360 or Wii, the price cut makes it attractive again especially with the addition of HDMI support. So guys, get ready to line up in the cold winter weather to get one.

PS3 price cut by 20%, now includes HDMI 1.3 [via engadget]

Micro Mosquito helicopter takes to the tiny skies

Micro Mosquito helicopter takes to the tiny skies

Readers in the UK will all remember bearded TV "celebrity" Noel Edmunds appearing fresh faced from behind the control stick of his helicopter gunship, gurning at cameras at whichever charity even he had decided to grace with his presence. Well, now us mere peons can pretend to be a celebrity in our own rights with what RadioShack are obviously hoping will be the toy of the Christmas season - the Micro Mosquito RC helicopter. Watch the Micro Mosquito buzz around after the jump!

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Sprint Launching the Motorola i880 on October 1st

Sprint Launching the Motorola i880 on October 1st

I had an opportunity to test out the Motorola i880 at a recent event in NYC this week. The handset is a clamshell design with a unique snakeskin casing and features music-dedicated keys. The Motorola i880 is FCC approved and should goes on sale October 1, 2006. Sprint rep must have told me the price ten times, but as you know with old age, your memory is first to go. Let me get back with you on the pricing. Specs and more images after the jump.

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LG C1 Tablet PC breaks cover

LG C1 Tablet PC breaks cover

Until now, slate-style Tablet PCs have been the cool looking ones, whereas convertible models have generally been a bit... staid. Yes, the ability to flip the screen round and down on the keyboard is cool, but it'd be nice if the general industrial design was a bit more Apple and a bit less 80s.

LG seem to have heard my silent cries and taken the current trend for high-gloss surfaces on board in their new C1 convertible. With its piano-black lid and bright white keyboard, Tablets are no longer the dull cousin of the flash consumer notebook.

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New Philips Digital Photo Display

New Philips Digital Photo Display

Got a bunch of digital photos trapped inside your computer? You can now display them with this very cool looking Mac-like digital picture frame, the 7FF1AW from Philips. It accepts SD and Compact Flash, stores up to 50 photos, and hooks up with your digital camera or computer to transfer files.

Peep Show: Philips 7” Photo Display [Via: Gadgetell]

Magnetic Tiles For Your Floors

Magnetic Tiles For Your Floors

Floors can easily change outfits and be stylish now, too. Designed by Nancy Epstein, CEO of Artistic Tile, these magnetic tiles require no mortar or grout or any adhesives, using only its unique system of magnets. Comes in six styles for now, and can be custom fitted to any floor. The material is engineered to be stain-resistant and highly durable. So durable, it’s even recommended for commercial applications such as for flooring in hotel suites.


Magnetic tile enable the spontaneous room makeover
[Via: Gizmag]

Holy Seitz! Humongous 160 Megapixel Digital Camera

Holy Seitz! Humongous 160 Megapixel Digital Camera

I thought cameras were supposed to get smaller and smaller. This huge beast of a camera is no joke, and is not for your average user unless they have bucket loads of money and find snapping photos and lifting weight all at the same time to be a nice modern convenience. No, but really, this is an advanced camera for taking some BIG photos. I’m talking about native 6x17 panoramas at 160 megapixels with ISO range of 500 to 10,000, 300MB per second read out speed, and 1/20,000th second shutter speed. This camera body measures about 19 inches wide, 6 inches tall, and about 3 inches thick and weighs about 6 pounds. But that’s not all that’s hefty, the price tag is $36,266 for the mobile version and $33,715 for the studio version. Will be available in early 2007.

Seitz Digital camera takes 160 megapixel photos [via: Mobile Magazine]

Sony to Microsoft: Nyah Nyah, Our Console is Better Than Yours

Sony to Microsoft: Nyah Nyah, Our Console is Better Than Yours

In the ultimate show of maturity, Sony is once again going on the offensive, pointing out how their internal Blu-ray solution is "better" than Microsoft's external HD-DVD soluion. Coming the day after we got our first solid details about Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 360 add-on, as well as news of an update that will allow the 360 to play back 1080p video, Sony's response comes off as a desperate attempt to save face in the wake of their PS3's advantages slowly slipping away.

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Tavern Arcade brings the pub home for one last round

Tavern Arcade brings the pub home for one last round

Ever since I was barred from my local public house for an unfortunate incident involving a brassiere and a handful of dry-roasted peanuts, I've been trying to create the feel of a modern day drinking hole in my own front room.  So far I'm stuck with some dubious top shelf bottles of brightly coloured cream-based spirits and a dulled string of horse brasses.  What I really need is some sort of fruit-machine or gaming system that will allow me to spend my money on gambling rather than just getting wretchedly drunk.

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