Archive for Jun 26, 2008

Chrysler uconnect Web turns car into WiFi hotspot

Chrysler has announced that its 2009 model-year cars will be have a wireless communication option called uconnect.  Made up of Bluetooth hands-free, hard-drive based media, Sirius TV & Radio, GPS and, most interestingly, the ability to turn your car into a WiFi hotspot, uconnect will be available on most Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles starting in August.

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Pinnacle PCTV 1080i USB TV tuners support ATSC & digital cable

Pinnacle have announced their latest two USB TV tuners, the PCTV HD Stick and the PCTV HD Pro Stick. As with their predecessors, both tuners can receive free digital HD and SD TV over-the-air (ATSC) channels; however, they now support unencrypted digital cable (ClearQAM) channels. The tuner/demodulator itself has also been upgraded, and is now more sensitive for improved reception of both analog and digital TV.

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Seagate Maxtor Central Axis NAS offers 1TB & auto-sort software

Hard-drive company Seagate have announced their latest network-attached storage (NAS) device, the Maxtor Central Axis network drive.  Containing 1TB of storage, the monolithic block supports DLNA and UPnP media streaming and secure remote access via the internet. 

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Nikon D700 DSLR price released by Denmark store

The Nikon D700 rumors continue to drip out, and while the authenticity of the recent photos we’ve seen has been contested, there seems little doubt that the DSLR itself exists in some form.  Now equipment supplier Photografica have put up their price listing for the D700, which suggests the 12.1-megapixel camera will run to $3477 (without VAT).

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GE’s Designer Series Ultra Slim Cordless Phone

Lately people are using home phones less and less, however, for some it is either necessary or they just aren’t willing to have nothing but cellphones in the house. I’m sure eventually landlines will disappear entirely, but for now there is this sleek phone from GE.

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The Spider Universal Car Holder holds your gadgets

Alright, so I have to admit, I am the slightest bit of a Spider-Man dork. I have a Spider-Man trashcan, band-aids, pencils, well you get the idea. It actually started out me thinking it was funny, because in truth Superman is my absolute favorite superhero. Well for those that can’t get enough of the random superhero accessories here is yet another for you.

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Fabrix Cases fit new and old iPhones

If you’re trying to prepare for the upcoming release of the new iPhone, this cute little case would work great, especially for current iPhone owners. The case is made to fit both the new and the old iPhone, so you could just swap it out when you get your new phone.

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Rumor – Non-Microsft Xbox 360s to be created, released

This has to be one of the craziest and most off the wall rumors that I’ve heard in a long time. Just imagine for a second that you walk into the store to purchase a brand new Xbox 360, and you find several versions to choose from. That’s nothing special, as we already have that now. But for a moment imagine that a few of those versions weren’t even made by Microsoft. How crazy would that be?

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3d Realms shows off a new Duke Nukem Forever Screenshot

It’s been a while since we’ve seen or heard anything from 3d Realms. They are apparently still hard at work on Duke Nukem Forever. This is evidenced by the very large and very detailed screenshot that was recently released.

Sorry, I just couldn’t resist. That tiny 200 x 113 picture is all that they have to show. Apparently this showed up on a recent job listing, which raises an interesting question.

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Free WoW Track available for Guitar Hero III today

It seems that the merger between Activision and Blizzard is already beginning to bear fruit. So how does one combine two of the largest titles from each company into something cool for the masses? You release a World of Warcraft song for Guitar Hero.

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Hack your 360 to stream Netflix movies

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the Netflix set-top box that allows you to stream movies directly to your TV. It’s a pretty cool device, but to be honest, I’ve got enough devices connected to my TV, I really don’t want another. So the thought of hacking my 360 to gain the same functionality is extremely tempting.

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The chic space age hybrid Antro Solo

The chic space age hybrid Antro Solo

The Antro Solo is a gas electric hybrid weighing in at a low 600 Lbs. With its carbon fiber chassis, this hybrid gets 150 MPG and has solar panels across the top to help power the electric portion of its engine. Other than weighing 600 Lbs. and getting 150 MPG this Hybrid gas electric solar car can go up to 80 MPH.

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