Archive for Jan 28, 2008

Happy 50th Anniversary to the LEGO

Believe it or not, the LEGO came from Denmark, 50 years ago today, and its been a long successful run since then, and they are still going strong. Their products have ranged from random groups of LEGO’s all the way up to specified kits to built the ship from some movie that was just released.

Robovie is a creepy stalker robot

Sure, his intended purpose is to help lost or confused shoppers, but if this little creeper comes up behind me and asks if I need any help in a Johnny Number 5 voice, I’m going to need more help than directions can give. And if he does it in an Arnold Schwarzenegger voice, I’ll be in a fetal position crying in seconds.

Threat alert Jesus will protect you

Yeah, Jesus will save you by making sure you know when your ass needs to leave the country in order to live. Combined with color-changing light-up Christ you get a vinyl-bound copy of the Holy Bible and a reading light.

DVico TVIX Trash can shaped DVR almost as useful as R2-D2

It’s an HD network multimedia play that is also a PVR and HDTV Tuner. It can playback HD (and I assume SD is no problem either) content from its hard drive, USB ports, or from any computer connected to it via the local area network.

Epson unveils Two Entry Level D7 LCD Panels

Following their huge success on D7 1080p announcement in August last year, Seiko Epson Corporation unveils two more D7 LCD panels at entry level resolution of 1280x800 to start in production level at mass scale. The L3D05X series 8-type 0.56 and 0.74 type L3D07X-8 series are both high-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD panel that capable to produce high lumens count of 2000-3000 lumens.

Noahpad UMPC gets new video demonstration series

For some reason, the people that make the Noahpad have decided to start making their own videos. There will apparently be a series of 6 showing you how things work.

NEC announced affordable AccuSync series 3 desktop monitors

The NEC Display Solutions of America has announced a new series 3 AccuSync displays aimed for multimedia and high performance workhorse at competitive prices. The new line-ups are 17-inch and 19-inch featuring SXGA screen size of 1280x1024, 5ms response time, NaViSetTM user interface control as well as DVI and D-Sub inputs. Both has optional multimedia version with built-in multimedia speakers.

MacBook Air to hit retail store on Tuesday or Wednesday

If you are longing for a MacBook Air but disinclined to pre-order it on Apple’s online store, you might be able to swing by Apple store on Wednesday and pick a unit up locally – that is if you are living in an area with Apple retail store nearby.

Behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

If you asked me what game I'm most looking forward to this summer, it would have to be Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. The game has so many cool things going for it, as you get to use the Force in ways never even heard of in the Star Wars universe. Just the thought of playing as Darth Vader's secret apprentice brings back the kind of excitement I haven't felt for a Star Wars title since SOE ruined Galaxies. Anyway, hit the jump for an awesome video that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the physics engines behind the game.

Grand Theft Auto IV gets April 29 release date

If there was one gaming franchise that was the most notorious for getting people like Jack Thompson up in arms over excessive violence and such, it would be Grand theft Auto. Sure, the first two games passed by mostly unnoticed, however, Grand Theft Auto III and subsequent titles have earned the hatred of parents everywhere. On that wonderful note, I'm happy to inform you that Grand Theft Auto IV now has an official release date.

Preorder Turok and get some free swag

I'll have to say that one of my favorite times as a gamer was when the Nintendo 64 hit the scene. I was still in school back then, and over the summer I had nothing but time to kill. Thus I spent most of my waking hours playing Goldeneye, Mario Kart 64, Zelda and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. Turok is one of those games that I really didn't expect to enjoy, and thus surprised me. Unfortunately the sequels haven't quite filled me with the same experience as the original. I'm hoping that the latest installment doesn't disappoint like the previous title.

Strange Vibrating Bag brings the rumble to your SIXAXIS

I'm pretty sure that if you've saved up the cash to buy yourself a PS3 then you're going to want the whole experience, and thus you'll want a DualShock SIXAXIS controller. However, if you don't feel like ponying up another $70 just to get that rumbling sensation (which should have been in all of the controllers to begin with) you have another option. Albeit a strange one.