Archive for October, 2008

Genius MetalStrike PC Joystick keeps your hand cool

Genius MetalStrike PC Joystick keeps your hand cool

If you use a joystick to shoot down space ships or navigate the skies in some PC games, then this new offering from Genius might be perfect for you. The MetalStrike PC Joystick keeps your hand cool to the touch, even during an intense gaming session.

The joystick sports air conditioning. Yes, you heard correctly. There are three different levels of air conditioning built into this thing that is designed to keep your hand from getting sweaty as well as 13 buttons that can programmed to perform whatever tasks you would like.

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The Bullet makes WiFi out of any antenna

The Bullet makes WiFi out of any antenna

Now this is cool! The Bullet is a small little gadget that doesn't look like much of anything but really packs in the functionality with WiFi connectivity. The Bullet can be plugged into just about any antenna. Once plugged in, it can turn that radio signal into a 802.11abg WiFi connection. That equates to 1000mW of power. You definitely can't get that sort of power from a standard WiFi hotspot.

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PS3 Blu-Ray Disc Load Times get tested, still the best

PS3 Blu-Ray Disc Load Times get tested, still the best

What's not to like about PS3? Playing videos games, accessing Playstation Network, intuitive firmware updates via WIFI/ LAN/Flash Media, abundant of video formats support and least but not last, most consistent and fastest load times Blu-Ray player to date. The Japanese has put 2nd generation BD recorder, 3rd generation Blu-Ray standalones and the good old PS3 on test; no surprises here, Ps3 once again came out on top in team of disc loading speed.

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Guitar Hero: World Tour drums get PC sensitivity tweak app

Guitar Hero: World Tour drums get PC sensitivity tweak app

While some gamers are busy enjoying themselves with Guitar Hero: World Tour, which launched on Monday, others are experiencing huge problems with drum sensitivity.  In some cases undersensitive, in others oversensitive, the only common theme is frustration.  Now publisher Activision has announced a fix to allow the sensitivity of individual drum and cymbal pads to be tweaked; however it's not the in-game simple fix many might have hoped.

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Apple MacBook & MacBook Pro both support 6GB of RAM

Apple MacBook & MacBook Pro both support 6GB of RAM

Memory company Ramjet are advertizing an upgrade kit for the new MacBook and MacBook Pro that would give each notebook 6GB of RAM in total.  The amount - which is 2GB higher than the figure Apple themselves claim is supported - is comprised of a 2GB DDR3 chip and a 4GB DDR3 chip.  Unlike with 8GB, which the NVIDIA chipsets used should officially support but, as those have tried it have discovered, leads to system instabilities, 6GB seems to be a balance between performance and playing happily with OS X's current limitations.

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New NEC 26-inch MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 with 97.5% Adobe RGB coverage

New NEC 26-inch MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 with 97.5% Adobe RGB coverage

NEC has announced the successor to their MultiSync LCD2690WUXI monitor, the LCD2690WUXi2, with a much wider color gamut H-IPS LCD panel. The new 25.5-inch pro-level LCD screen now can cover up to 97.5-percent of the Adobe RGB color range, as opposed to the 93.8-percent the previous model could manage. The extension in color gamut will put the LCD2690WUXi2 toe to toe with NEC's flagship 30-inch MultiSync LCD3090WUXi in term of Adobe RGB coverage.

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