Hate it when your ice melts and your drink loses its taste? The problem is solved with the Piet Hein Drink Cooler, which is essentially a liquid-filled stainless steel egg. Toss a couple of these eggs into your freezer and drop them into your drinks when you need them nice and chilled. Never lose flavor due to watered-down drinks. Available for $31 at Unica Home.
Would you like an iPod? Or, an iPod? These days, it feels like alternative choices for comparable MP3 players are slim. However, that’s changing as the father company of memory cards, SanDisk, has reved up its Sansa e200 series of music players to become some real competition for those holy iPod Nanos this holiday season. Released earlier this month is their Sansa e280 which they claimed to be the world’s first 8GB flash memory MP3 player when they announced it in August right before Apple announced their Nano in September. The e280 can actually hold up to 10GB because of its microSD expansion slot, thus making it the largest capacity flash-based MP3 player currently on the market.
Well, sort of. Acknowledging that their initial stock of Xbox 360s was a bit on the - shall we say - buggy side, Microsoft has announced that any/all malfunctioning Xbox 360s manufactured before January 1st, 2006 will be repaired, free of charge, regardless or warranty status. For everyone who's had their very own FRLOD (Flashing Red Light Of Death) and shelled out cash to get it fixed before this announcement, Microsoft will be refunding your money, giving you extra cash to go and drop on 360 games. Just don't spend it on a Wii preorder; Microsoft tends to get edgy when you do silly things like support a competitor.
Good news for anyone hoping to use their new Nintendo Wii as a makeshift web kiosk (of sorts); Nintendo has announced that the Wii's web browser, based on the popular Opera browser, will have no cost for users initially. The browser will be freely available via the Wii Shop Channel until June 2007, after which time you'll need to spend hard-earned Wii points in order to surf the web, Wii-mote style.
As the console wars press on with all three company's vying for dominance, any little advantage helps. In this case, it appears that Microsoft might have managed to corner one of the most popular game franchises of the last decade: Resident Evil. In an interview with Gamesindustry.biz, Xbox Japan general manager Takashi Sensui mentioned that he (and Microsoft, in turn) are "very good friends with Mr. Inafune." Keiji Inafune is, of course, Resident Evil's producer, and this comment has led many to believe that the next RE game will only appear on Microsoft's next-generation console.
Cor blimey, there're a whole load of new Nokia phones about to sashay their way off the electronic catwalk and into your nearest carrier's cell-tower range. Some of them are curious and new, blinking like fresh kittens in the harsh Summer sun, while others are updates of more mature phones, street-wise and cunning, but with a hint of innocence around the eyes.
John at CrunchGear is teasing us like a nun in a mini-skirt with a few photos of the PepperPad tablet he has in for testing. Running a touchscreen-enabled version of Linux and designed for surfing the web, emailing and generally carrying round to look swish, the PepperPad also has a split-keyboard just in case writing on the screen isn't your cup of milky tea.
He's promising a full review to come, so stay tuned...
Apple's iPhone is one of the most anticipated phones this year, and now we have more rumors to fuse it into your head. The new rumor is Cingular will be the first service carrier to use iPhone. Apple has given Cingular exclusive rights on iPhone distribution for at least six months after its announcement of the phone. I just hope the phone also goes on sale as an unlocked phone, so I can get one myself when it launches.
Intel will be holding Intel Developer Forum this week and believed to announce its low end Xeons processor family on the event. The Xeon 3000 family will start shipping this month as Xeon 3040 (1.8Ghz), 3050 (2.13Ghz), 3060 (2.4Ghz 4MB Cache), and 3070 (2.66Ghz 4MB Cache). According to CNET, the lower end speed, FSB and amount of cache matched Core 2 Duo lineup, so it could be a relabeled Core 2 Duo. Pricing is almost similar to Core 2 Duo processors.
"There are four Intel Xeon 3000 model planned as following: Xeon 3040 (1.86GHz/2MB L2/1066MHz FSB), 3050 (2.13GHz/2MB L2/1066MHz FSB), 3060 (2.4GHz/4MB L2/1066MHz FSB) and 3070 (2.67GHz/4MB L2/1066MHz FSB), priced at US$188, US$224, US $316, and US $530 respectively, share the similar price with Core 2 Duo."
While the rumor was so juicy, the real thing taste even better; Nokia will unveil N75 today after being in rumor pond for sometimes. Nokia will also refreshing N-Series with new music edition on N70, N73, and N91 (Music Edition). Both N70 and N73 will be “Phone in Black” and on the other hand the N91 will get a big storage boast (8GB).