Archive for May, 2007

Microsoft: Zune exceeds targets, sells 1m, still work to be done

Microsoft: Zune exceeds targets, sells 1m, still work to be done

Personally I find it difficult to believe that the Zune was only released last November, but I guess that's the side-effect of big rumour run-up periods.  Anyway, Microsoft set themselves the goal of selling one million of the little buggers in six months, and according to Entertainment and Devices Decision President Robbie Back they've actually done it already.

 

Glam trash bags: Only true divas need apply

Glam trash bags:  Only true divas need apply

Ever have that neighbor that is just too good for anything common?  I think everyone has had at least one person in their life that reminds you of a Stepford Housewife.  You may just want to recommend these trashbags for them, they would be right up their alley.

Guitar Hero Encore: The 80’s site goes live

Guitar Hero Encore: The 80’s site goes live

If you haven't seen it already, you might want to check out the new Guitar Hero Encore Rocks the 80's website. It just went live recently and offers a link to pre-order the game.

There isn't much to the site other than a splash page at the moment. The good news is that you can get a preview of the tracks that you'll be playing in the upcoming game. I'm still a little disappointed by the track list, but I'm hoping that they're saving the best ones for last.

Intel’s ultra-thin Metro notebook concept caught on video

Intel’s ultra-thin Metro notebook concept caught on video

My gentleman's parts are still a-quiver at the thought of Intel's stonking Metro notebook, and I'd give a right leg or two to swap places with AeroXperience and score some hands-on time with the 0.7-inch sliver of gorgeousness.  They've posted a few photos (at somewhat MySpace angles, it has to be said) but the good stuff is in their video footage.

 

Triagonale multi-input hearing aid concept hooks up cellphones, PMPs, but is it anything new?

Triagonale multi-input hearing aid concept hooks up cellphones, PMPs, but is it anything new?

Fresh from the "why the hell didn't I think of that?" files comes a gadget that might do for hearing aids what Sean Connery did for toupees.  Intended to streamline the path between audio augmentation and today's technology such as mobile phones and PMPs, the concept from Triagonale not only amplifies speech and ambient sound but offers an interface to music, cellphones and other sound sources.

 

ModBook delayed but gets more powerful innards

ModBook delayed but gets more powerful innards

If you'd been wondering what had happened to the ModBook tablet - a butchered MacBook turned into a highly-covetable pen-controlled device - then you'll be pleased to hear that, while OWC/Axiotron have missed their initial delivery estimates, they're planning to ship completed units (with upgraded innards at no extra cost, in fact) by the end of June.

 

T-Mobile to get WiFi-enabled BlackBerry Curve?

T-Mobile to get WiFi-enabled BlackBerry Curve?

Rumour abounds that T-Mobile US will be launching their own version of BlackBerry's Curve smartphone, the 8320, identical to the 8300 that AT&T will be carrying except for the pleasant addition of WiFi.  It's a reasonable prediction, given T-Mobile's numerous WiFi hotspots.