Archive for Oct 26, 2007

Toshiba misquoted, new Xbox 360 after all?

So first there was a rumor floating around about a new Xbox 360 SKU that would include an internal HD DVD player. Sometime afterwards Toshiba stepped up and denied the rumor, smashing any hopes that we would be able to minimize the number of cables in our home theater setup. Now Toshiba is back saying that they were misquoted.

Warner Music Group may not renew long-term contract with Apple

I enjoy using iTunes, as it makes organizing, purchasing and playing my music quite simple. Yes, there are other options out there, but iTunes has grown on me over the years and I don't see myself switching any time soon. Despite the fact that many people harbor the same feelings as I do, some major content providers are choosing to back away from their dealings with Apple.

G2016wa – Envision’s new 20-inch 1080i monitor

I really like my two 19-inch widescreen LCD monitors, but it seem like every day someone is coming out with one that can display 1080i. Take this new one from Envision.

The G2016wa from Envision is a 20-inch LCD display with a native resolution of 1680 x 1050. The dynamic contrast ratio is 3000:1 with a 5ms response time.

Sandisk files lawsuit against everyone

SanDisk is well-known for their flash memory. Any electronics store you walk into is going to carry their flash drives. They won't be the only ones you see though, there will be up to a couple of dozen products from other manufacturers on the shelves as well. Take a good look at the competition there, as SanDisk is suing each and every one of them.

Ping Pong Door – Great for small places

When you live in a small house or apartment, you learn to get creative with the space you have. Naturally larger items such as ping pong tables just aren't going to find their way into your place. That is unless you're really creative about it.

GPS Jacket – Now where did that kid go?

I don't have any children, nor do I plan on having any in the near future. It's not that I don't like kids, it's just that they poo. That, and I'm not sure I'm quite responsible enough to be trusted with a child. One quick trip to the park and I'd lose them. Well, maybe I'm not that bad, but I do have a bad habit of misplacing things. For those parents that have a problem with wandering children, there's an easy way to keep track of them.

Gigantor Digital Photo Frame – Larger digital frame for the masses

You tend to see a lot of smaller digital picture frames these days. By smaller I mean somewhere around 8 inches or so. When you do see one that's somewhat larger than the rest, you usually have to pay a premium for it. Luckily, this 15-inch frame won't break the bank.

Err of Judgement – Eye of Judgement cards can be easily duplicated

We've told you about the PlayStation Eye, and the game with which it will be bundled, Eye of Judgment. It's a game played using collectible cards that are viewed by the PlayStation Eye that you use to battle an opponent. Like all collectible card games, you purchase additional cards in individual packs. The cards are printed in such a way that they can't be easily copied and scanned into your PlayStation. Or so they tell us.

Apple ditches Classic support in Leopard

Old habits die hard, so the saying goes. Unfortunately for those of you than just can't seem to stop using Classic on your Mac, you won't be able to upgrade to Leopard, as they've completely removed Classic compatibility.

This isn't anything big for those of you with a shiny new Intel Mac, as you've never had support for Classic apps. Those running older PowerPC Macs have been able to continue using their trusty pre-OSX apps.

Free Rice Word Game expands vocabulary and feeds the hungry

If you have a thing for word games, then you can expand your vocabulary and help the hungry through Free Rice. For every word you get right, they will donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

Three new laptop sleeves from Barry’s Farm

Every time I get online it seems I've found a different laptop bag or sleeve that I want to snag for my own. These cute little vinyl laptop sleeves from Barry's Farm are now a few more to tack onto the list. It comes in three different quirky designs to keep your laptop from looking anything but boring.

The Robotic Snap-O-Lantern

If you weren't satisfied with the Pacman gourds this more lively creation should spark your interest. The Robotic Snap-O-Lantern not only looks menacing it will bite back.