Archive for September, 2007

SportsCast wireless scoreboard and stats page for football

SportsCast wireless scoreboard and stats page for football

It doesn’t use the radio, the TV, or the Internet to get you your football scores, nope, it connects directly to a satellite. It runs on batteries too, so if you lose power and can’t check the radio, TV, or your computer for the scores, this thing has your back.

You are going to have to be pretty addicted to football to buy one of these though. First the display is really bland, it manages to relay all the pertinent information, but its pretty boring.

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Mod – Original Xbox put inside an old NES

Mod – Original Xbox put inside an old NES

I love my old NES. While its 8-bit graphics can't hold a candle to those of my PC or Xbox 360, I still hold a special place for it. It was my first console, and I spent countless hours playing games like Zelda and Metroid. It always excites me when I see a new mod featuring my favorite console of yore.

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Hack – Fix that wet LG phone

Hack – Fix that wet LG phone

What is a cell phone's worst enemy? No, not another newer phone, water. Just a little sprinkle of water is sometimes all it takes to render your phone completely useless. What if there was a simple fix that the manufacturer doesn't want you to know about? Nothing like that could possibly exist, right?

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Sony upgrade UX-series UMPC with 64bit CPU and 64GB SSD

Sony upgrade UX-series UMPC with 64bit CPU and 64GB SSD

Sony's historically cavalier attitude towards product naming - sometimes dozens of different names for different locations and slight hardware changes - and tendency to suddenly discontinue products has left fans nervous of changes in the company's catalogue; when the UX-series UMPC disappeared earlier this month there was as much talk of the project being canned as there was speculation around potential upgrades.  Thankfully they've gone with the latter rather than the former: welcome to the ultra-mobile fold the UX72, UX92S and UX92NS.

 

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Updated Nokia N95-3 has exponentially better battery

Updated Nokia N95-3 has exponentially better battery

The dastardly-delectable Darla Mack has been lucky enough to get a pre-release Nokia N95-3 - the US 3G version of the company's smartphone - and has immediately done some testing on the primary cause of N95 users' disappointment: the battery life.  Well, the great news is that Darla's N95-3, which came with a Nokia BL-6F battery pack, already looks to be far more power efficient than the pack in the original handset.

 

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Gefen take High-Def PVR back to straightforward basics

Gefen take High-Def PVR back to straightforward basics

If you've ever needed to extend, distribute or generally modify your audio/visual content then you're likely to have come across Gefen; the company has a strong back-catalogue of media extenders, KVM products and high-def converters.  Now they've bundled up all that know-how into a home-grown PVR, that looks ostensibly like a Mac mini clone but in actual fact is a dedicated media recorder.

 

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ASUS Eee: still not launched, but reviews are emerging

ASUS Eee: still not launched, but reviews are emerging

Colour me seventeen shades of jealous.  French site Blogeee.net (who are, unsurprisingly, addicted to all things ASUS Eee) have managed to get their hands on one of the super-compact notebooks and have been putting the thing through its paces.  Seeing the Eee sat on top of a normal-sized laptop brings home just how small ASUS have managed to make it; with its 7-inch screen it's intended for the youth market, but at the bargain prices (the range starts from $199) they're charging it'll likely find many homes in the bags of road warriors and students.

 

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