Archive for March, 2007

Remember, it’s all relative

Remember, it’s all relative

Some people say that you can tell a lot about a person by the watch that they wear. I'm not really sure who said that, probably someone that makes watches. I've always wondered what those kind of people think about me, since I don't wear a watch.

Here's a watch that I'm pretty sure either says “I'm much smarter than you” or “I'm really weird.” It really depends on who you ask. The Relativity Watch features numbers that are always in motion, which correlates with Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Therefore it means that you're really smart.

However, you've really got to look at this thing for a minute to actually figure out what time it is. That would be why you're really weird if you wear one. If I wore a watch, I'd probably wear one of these. Not because it will let people know that I'm really weird or smart, but because I want to see the look on their faces when they ask me the time and I show them the watch. Not only will they wonder why the numbers move, but they'll likely wonder why the numbers 1 and 8 were replaced by the letters i and e.

The Relativity Watch [via uberreview]

Paradox will give your game the edge you need

Paradox will give your game the edge you need

If you're into first-person shooters, you know how much of a difference a split-second can make. That's usually the difference between fragging, and getting fragged. With the Paradox controller, you might just get the edge you need.

The Paradox looks like a standard PS2 controller with a trackball in place of the right analog stick. This is supposed to allow for finer control of your movements and faster input. Personally, I could never get used to the trackball, but I know plenty of people that swear by them.

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The V-Boy cuts down on Teen pregnancies

The V-Boy cuts down on Teen pregnancies

Are you a bit concerned about your teen’s recent activities with boys? Now, you can let her date away and leave you worry free. All you have to do is purchase the Virtual Boyfriend, no it’s not a sexual thing, get your mind out of the gutter! Although I’m sure you could put it on vibrate….I’m kidding it prolly just beeps really annoyingly.

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Instant Space draws your line of separation

Instant Space draws your line of separation

Have you ever lived in a small apartment with a friend that you suddenly discovered that you can't stand? I think at some point in our lives we've all been there. Granted, some of you might replace friend with “wife” or “husband.” If you happen to find yourself in that situation again, this might just help you out.

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The itzbeen Baby Care Timer

The itzbeen Baby Care Timer

The itzbeen Baby Care Timer is just another way to simplify your crazy life after your baby is born. I know that some people are going to give this thing a really bad review, saying things like this is only for over obsessive mothers. However, there are some of us who by nature are flakes. I know, shocking, once you are caring for a child you don’t just magically become responsible.

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CTIA Wireless: New Phones debut from Pantech

CTIA Wireless: New Phones debut from Pantech

Today mobile phone manufacturer announced the release of five new US phones including the “world's smallest camera flip phone.”

First up we'll look at the Pantech C3b which is an update to their “world's smallest camera flip phone.” It has a few new features including Bluetooth and changeable color faceplates. You'll also see mobile email, a VGA camera with flash and 4x digital zoom, an instant messaging client, and even a flashlight. All of this is crammed into a tiny 69 x 43 x 20.3mm package.

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Helio Ocean

Helio Ocean

UPDATE 5/11/2007:

First things first: sod the iPhone. Yeah, you read right, forget about it. Stop saving 10-percent of your pay-packet every month, don't sign 18 to 24 months of your life away to Cingular, think laterally, not with the crowd. Helio have just blown everyone out of the water, and ironically they've done it with the Ocean.

Dual-slide for both number pad and full QWERTY. 3G for screaming downloads. Two-megapixel camera with flash, GPS, full HTML browser, 2.4-inch 260k colour QVGA display, on-board stereo speakers, 200MB of internal memory and microSD for more than 2GB more, USB Mass Storage Mode with PC and Mac compatibility... I'm throwing all this out in one fat chunk because if I were to talk you through it we'd be here all day.

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Hackers redeem themselves with their own blood

Hackers redeem themselves with their own blood

As far as odd news goes, this ranks pretty high up there. The Chinese are allowing those hacking gamers a chance to redeem themselves, but they want blood. Recently 120,000 players were banned for attempting to hack the game, tsk tsk. They can get their accounts reactivated by donating 1 pint of blood, and ordinary players can get free accounts by donating.

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Mvix HD wireless media centre: solid opposition to Apple TV

Mvix HD wireless media centre: solid opposition to Apple TV

In our review round-up of the Apple TV on Friday I mentioned that Julie Strietelmeier, helmswoman of The Gadgeteer, thought the new media streamer failed to live up to existing products such as Mvix's MX-760HD Wireless HD Media Centre; she also promised a review to show just why that was the case.  Well, having read Julie's opinion of the MX-760HD, I can see why she was so impressed; ironically, when users are having to hack the Apple TV to enable DivX and add warranty-killing bigger hard-drives, Mvix comes with a huge bevy of supported standards and positively invites you to crack the box open.

 

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