Archive for Jan 29, 2008

Thanko at it again with Phantom Mouse

The company most known for its crazy or weirdly useful USB powered gadgets has a new item to add to its lineup, the Phantom Mouse. Essentially what it does is offer up a button just forward of the scroll wheel, that when configured with the included software on your computer minimizes the window you are currently in and brings of something less incriminating that might even make it look like you were being productive.

Pink computer doesn’t even donate to breast cancer, is just ugly for no reason

Maybe it’s the shade or hue of pink that it is, but I feel the gag reflex going to work every time I look at it. Get this, the url you go to, to buy one of these,, that’s hilarious to me.

MacBook Airs headed your way

Apparently some of the people who ordered the MacBook Air right after the Keynote have already received shipping notices with some of them listing arrival dates as early as February 1st. However the Apple Store online still has a lead time of 2-3 weeks listed before they start shipping.

Mustek PF-A950PS 9.5-inch photo frame has NXT flat-panel speaker tech inside

The latest digital photo frame from Mustek is to be shown off at PMA this year, but here are the details now. It has a 9.5-inch screen and part of the bezel surrounding it is actually a flat panel speaker being driven by NXT flat-panel speaker technology.

Matrox GXM Control Panel makes TripleHead2Go and DualHead2Go more attractive for Mac users

In case you didn’t know, the TripleHead2Go and DualHead2Go are display adapters that multiply the number of monitors you can drive by taking a single video output from your computer and splitting it into 3 or 2 more displays respectively. With this new software utility Mac users can now make better use of these pieces of hardware, especially with the digital editions of these GXMs.

Panasonic new TZ series Lumix Gets 28mm wide angle with 10x Optical zoom range

Panasonic reveals a pair of superzooms TZ Series Lumix with 8.1 Megapixel DMC-TZ4 and 9.1 Megapixel DMC-TZ5. The TZ4 uses a smaller 1/2.5” Type CCD sensor while the big brother bumps its resolution with larger 1/2.33” Type CCD sensor. The major differences between these two are 720P movie capture movie, bigger 3.0” LCD display with 460k dots and extra scene modes on TZ5.

Panasonic Announced Super Slim Lumix DMC-FX35 with Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom Lens

The new Lumix DMC-FX35 is Panasonic’s latest high end and slim line P&S digicam with HD movie option, extra wide 25mm lens and offers full package of performance features. The 10.1 megapixel camera features 2.5” LCD display, 1/2.33” Type CCD sensor with high ISO sensitivity up to ISO 6400.

Christie Intros LX900, Dual Lamps Design LCD Projector

Christie, the UK based Visual Solutions leader unveils a mammoth business class projector LX900. The dual lamps design projector uses an inorganic 3-chip LCD technology that’s capable to produce a high ANSI lumens of 9,000 and contrast ratio of 2000:1. It starts to sound familiar right? It has the same native resolution of 1024x768 just like the Sanyo LP-XF70 revealed in Japan not too long ago. Same lamp unit and hours rating, weight, and etc, what’s not to suspect?

Intel to discontinue seven Merom based Core 2 Duo

Intel to discontinue seven Merom based Core 2 Duo

All good things has to come to an end eventually, and Merom based Core 2 Duo is no exception. Intel has announced discontinuation of seven Meron based Core 2 Duo processors. As the new kid (Penryn CPU) is starting to establish itself – Meron based T5500, T5600, T7200, T7600, and LV L7200 will get to retired.

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Final Fantasy XIII confirmed for 2008 release

My love for RPGs started with a little game called The Legend of Zelda. I loved it, and the sequels that followed, however, it was some time before I really branched out and played other RPGs. It wasn't that I had anything against them, there were just a lot of other genres to be played. It wasn't until I got my Playstation that I realized what I'd been missing. That, of course, was when I discovered Final Fantasy VII. The series is now all the way up to XII, and according to Tetsuya Nomura, we'll be seeing XIII by the end of this year.

Rumor – 120GB and 160GB PS3s on the way

Yesterday I spoke of the many guises of the Nintendo DS. While it has more versions out that the Xbox 360 and PS3 combined, there are rumors floating around that Sony is already considering dropping the 80GB version of their console. In fact, if rumors are to be believed, we should see two brand new SKUs in the near future.

Rock Band Mic reveals the game will be coming to the Wii

Remember not too long ago when we told you that Harmonix had finally announced the release of standalone instruments for Rock Band? That was cool, but they neglected to mention any word about a standalone mic. It was widely assumed that they weren't overly concerned about it, as most any USB mic would work. Well, as it turns out, it's already on sale, and its packaging holds a mysterious secret.

While it's not the best picture, that does indeed say "Wii."

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