Archive for Dec 20, 2007

ASUS Eee PC 2G Surf available now!

ASUS Eee PC 2G Surf available now!

I really like ASUS Eee PC – It’s portability, price and easy to use are its greatest selling point. Now, the cheapest version of Eee PC is available; I found Asus Eee PC 2G Surf for $299.99 at NewEgg.com.

UFO Surge Protector saves space

UFO Surge Protector saves space

I have a huge, bulky and officially useless surge protector sitting in my room. Sure there are lots of plug-ins but when you have several fat AC adapters space cramps up quick. I always thought there should be a way to solve that problem but I’m too lazy to think up ideas.

Google Talk – Expanding our language skills on its own

Google Talk – Expanding our language skills on its own

The internet connects all kinds of people. Just as sure as you could be talking to the creepy guy who lives down the street, you could also be talking to someone who lives in a different country and speaks another language. You’ll find that in many European countries it’s highly (forcibly?) suggested that children learn the languages surrounding them while in America we would rather make up our own language then learn a different one, fo shizzle. Google’s got our backs though.

Google Talk features an auto translation to all your instant messages. You must choose the languages (English to French, French to English, etc) you want to convert and voila, you can speak French without ever learning a single phrase on your own. It has 24 language bots currently available which leads me to wonder if that means 24 bots total or 24 languages.

I think this is an awesome idea. It will make many people happy but I having this nagging feeling it’s going to be a babel fish fiasco and confusion will ensue.

Google Talk does on-the-fly translations [via CrunchGear]

Porsche Wheel Case Mod is Ama-za-zing

Porsche Wheel Case Mod is Ama-za-zing

I wish I had the time, skill, creativity and parts readily available to make my own casemod. Unfortunately, the best I could come up with would end up looking something like this cardboard one. But for people, like the ones behind the Porsche Wheel, who can make something spectacular I bow before you.

InstyMeds – Drug ATM

InstyMeds – Drug ATM

It’s my opinion that today’s society is heavily over-medicated. We have eight different pills for the same aches and pains, it’s just getting ridiculous. Prescriptions, however, are in high demand and unfortunately we’re experiencing a shortage of pharmacists.

2 CD iPod Docking Station

2 CD iPod Docking Station

I can’t believe how many iPod docking stations there are. It’s crazy but I do suppose you must make something for everyone. Electro is putting out one that kind of resembles some “anatomy”. It’s symmetrical shape is actually made up of two speakers and two CD players.

Blockbuster dares you to drop them, no kidding.

Blockbuster dares you to drop them, no kidding.

I just received an official notice from Blockbuster Total Access that my next subscription fee will increase from $24.99 to $34.99. That’s the 2nd raise in a short 5 months!! $34.99 for 3 DVD out where Netflix going rate is only $16.99. I don’t know about you but that sucks big time and I canceled the subscription right away. GO NETFLIX.

To continue to bring you the unmatched convenience of both online and in-store DVD rentals, your monthly subscription fee will change from $24.99 to $34.99. This adjustment† will go into effect on your next billing cycle on or after December 27, 2007. The benefits of your subscription plan will remain the same.

Tokina to Postpone Canon-mount 35mm Macro Lens

Tokina to Postpone Canon-mount 35mm Macro Lens

A focusing issue has caused a short delay on Canon Mounted Tokina’s AT-X M35 PRO DX 35mm F2.8. The wide angle macro lens was recently announced and has a delivery date of Decmber 21st this year was put back to the end of January, 2008 by Tokina, Japan. The Nikon mounted is scheduled to release as planned. What’s the use of a wide angle 35mm macro lens? Product shot. We use quite often for product review, that fast prime 35mm could be helpful one day.

Tokina Press Release [via press release]

The Sharp Aquos vs Panasonic Plasma Deal

The Sharp Aquos vs Panasonic Plasma Deal

If you are in the market to get a full scale 1080p big screen, there are two interesting choices that may get your attention. VUDU, a VOD service that offers instant access of HD, TV shows and thousands of movies online has teamed up with Sharp to promote Free Vudu set of box with $50 of movies with the purchase of a 42” and up 1080p Aquos LCD. No? The sound of ‘voodoo’ may not get the wife approval? That’s ok. You can keep the wife happy and get Panasonic Plasma with Blu-Ray player deal instead. Panasonic is running a special with $499 saving on a 42” or 50” 1080p plasma TV with the purchase of DMP-BD30K 1080p Blu-ray Disc player. That’s probably one of the best standalone Blu-Ray player to date with profile 1.1 and HBR Bitstream.

Panasonic Plasma with Blu-Ray Player

Sharp Aquos with Vudu