Archive for May, 2007

Play exhausted-pirates with Hydrofoil Water Scooter

Play exhausted-pirates with Hydrofoil Water Scooter

As transport goes, some is indecently luxurious and some bone-janglingly exhausting; Hammacher Schlemmer's Hydrofoil Water Scooter falls definitely into the latter category.  Powered by, well, jumping up and down like a bear wearing a wasp nappy, you drive the hydrofoil blade through the water and - so the theory goes - propel yourself forward.

Make sure to check out the video of the daft thing in action after the cut!

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Aiptek announces sub-$300 HD camcorder

Aiptek announces sub-$300 HD camcorder

Do you love shooting video? I know plenty of people that love to walk around with a camcorder in their hands for no apparent reason. I tend to avoid those people as often as I can. But for those enthusiasts out there that want to get the most bang for their buck, you might want to check out Aiptek's new GO-HD.

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AMD-powered Toshiba laptops on the way

AMD-powered Toshiba laptops on the way

Despite AMD's lacking sales recently, more manufacturers are turning to them to power their PCs. Dell was one of the first Intel-only companies to start offering AMD processors in their PCs last year. Now Toshiba has announced that they will also include them in upcoming notebooks.

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Palm to Announce New Mobile Device on May 30

Palm to Announce New Mobile Device on May 30

Jeff Hawkins, founder of Palm, Inc., will host a live video webcast on Wed., May 30, to describe a new category of mobile device. The webcast will follow the announcement of this new product at the D: All Things Digital conference in Carlsbad, Calif.

What: Live video webcast hosted by Jeff Hawkins
Date: May 30
Time: 11:30am Pacific

This webcast is for media, industry and financial analysts only. No pre-registration or RSVP is required.

Make sure to check back tomorrow for live coverage from D5!

SlashGear Review: Samsung’s Bluetooth-enabled YP-T9 PMP

SlashGear Review: Samsung’s Bluetooth-enabled YP-T9 PMP

With the comment fires raging at Microsoft's claim to have sold a million Zunes in less than six months, perhaps it's a good time to look at another of Apple's competitors, and one which provokes a little less bile. Samsung has already shown itself to be capable of taking on the iPod Nano in features and style, lacking only the brand recognition in the portable media space to make full impact, with their K-3 player; now they're back with feature overload, packing solid-state flash memory into a box with music, video and FM radio playback as well as Bluetooth. The player is the YP-T9, but can it really best the iPod?

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