Archive for August, 2008

Emtec Gdium netbook hands-on at IFA 2008

Emtec Gdium netbook hands-on at IFA 2008

Emtec brought their Gdium netbook along to play at IFA 2008, albeit in the form of a non-functional prototype.  As you can see in the picture (click here for full-size) they're persisting with their GKey USB dongle - the white block central under the touchpad - which contains both user data and the OS and system files.  Otherwise it's the usual array of ports and an unusual choice of processor: a 900Mhz 64-bit Loongson 2F made by by STMicroelectronics.

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Playstation will continue to offer free PSN services

Playstation will continue to offer free PSN services

Sony has confirmed that it plans to continue to provide free network services for Playstation owners. Playstation has said that they are looking at "how we can provide a service without people having to pay."  Advertising has been suggested as one possible way for the company to fund content without charging users.

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Alarm Clock will wake you up with multi-sensory experience

Alarm Clock will wake you up with multi-sensory experience

There are all sorts of alarm clocks out there meant to wake you up with loud buzzers or what have you, but never have I seen one that interacts with other devices to thoroughly ensure you get out of bed. The Room Tech Beingz Alarm Clock makes all the sounds but the Mood Lamp (on the right) will also get involved if you fail to get up.

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R2D2 Fridge is rare; might break the bank

R2D2 Fridge is rare; might break the bank

If you're big into Star Wars collectibles, this is a must-have! Well, if you can afford it, that is. This R2D2 compact refrigerator was made back in 2002 as a promotion for Attack of the Clones in Japanese 7-11 stores, but its price tag may make it more inaccessible than its low production count does.

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