Archive for Jul 25, 2007

Yamanote Alarm Clock – Where’s that train again?

One thing I love about living where I do, is that I can either walk or drive anywhere that I need to go. I used to live in one of the Chicago burbs, so I know what it’s like trying to hurry down to the train station to get somewhere on time. Over in Tokyo there are a lot of people that have to catch the train, and now there’s an alarm clock that will make sure you never miss it again.

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Pantech C150 now available on AT&T Wireless

Pantech rarely fails to impress, and for a candybar phone, this new C150 is shaping up to be a pretty decent phone.

You’ll get functions like MP3 ringtones, instant and multimedia messaging and mobile email support for Yahoo!, AOL and Windows Live Mail. You’ll also get a VGA camera and Bluetooth support.

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Prince 03 Speedport Tour – Swappable parts to improve your game

If there’s one sport that I’m absolutely terrible at, it’s tennis. While my golf skills may be lacking, I can at least make up for it by putting my putt-putt skills to work on the green. Tennis on the other hand, just doesn’t happen. If you’re good enough to hit the ball and actually make it land within the designated box, you might enjoy this new racket from Prince.

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Microvision teams up with Motorola to put a Pico projector into mobile gadgets

Wouldn’t it be great if you could carry around a video projector in your pocket? Microvision has teamed up with Motorola to not only make a portable projector, but to integrate one into a mobile phone.

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ABC launches new streaming HD channel

If you’re into HD programming, but don’t actually get it through your TV provider, you can stop by ABC’s website and check out their new HD streaming channel.

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Western Digital My Books upgraded to 2TB

I require a lot of storage space for my music and video files, however, never have I thought to myself that I need 2TB of external storage space. However, for those of you that need every last MB of space will be happy to hear about the latest My Book hard drives from Western Digital.

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Medison Celebrity – The $150 Linux laptop

Need a laptop, but don’t have a few hundred bucks lying around? If you could manage to scrape up $150, then you can have yourself a brand new fully-functional notebook.

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Samsung BD-UP5000 – Tackles both Blu-ray and HD DVD

Still not sure which HD format is going to come out on top? Don’t worry, I don’t think any of us know for sure. If you want to play it safe and get something that’s going to play both, check out the new BD-UP5000 from Samsung.

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Flash-Key Fruit-A-Roma USB drives – Scented USB flash drives

Flash-Key Fruit-A-Roma USB drives – Scented USB flash drives

How about a USB flash drive that also smells refreshing? Microdia, a Hong-Kong based company announced its Flash-Key Fruit-Aroma USB drives. These drives comes with four scent, green apple, orange, grapes and strawberry.

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ECS 671T-M – SiS671 based motherboard

ECS 671T-M – SiS671 based motherboard

ECS is best known for its low cost motherboard and the new 671T-M motherboard is no different. The board uses SiS671 chipset and claimed to be compatible with Vista. The board will support Intel Core 2 Duo/ Pentium D/ Pentium 4/ Celeron D processors, and DDR2-667/533 memory up to 4GB.

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Samsung 30-inch DisplayPort unveiled – High resolution LCD TV

Samsung 30-inch DisplayPort unveiled – High resolution LCD TV

Samsung unveiled the first 30-inch LCD TV that support a resolution of 2560 x 1600 by using its new technology called DisplayPort video interface. By providing data transfer at 10.8Gbps, the DisplayPort doubled the speed of DVI which transmit data at 1.65Gbps each lane.

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Hands-on – Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s

So Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80’s came out yesterday. How many of you rushed out and grabbed a copy? While I wasn’t nearly as excited about this expansion as I am about Guitar Hero III and Rock Band, I couldn’t resist.

The game is pretty much the same, which is to be expected. It’s only an expansion after all. Surprisingly, you actually get less characters to play with than usual. Only Johnny Napalm, Judy Nails, Izzy Sparks, Pandora, Axel Steel and the Grim Ripper made it into the game. Don’t expect a lot of unlockables either, you get the same guitars as Guitar Hero II with the same skins, but no extra outfits for your characters, though they’re already decked out in new 80’s style threads.

Video after the jump.

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