Archive for March, 2009

Linksys DMA-2200 Media Extender price-crash: $95

Linksys DMA-2200 Media Extender price-crash: $95

Back when it launched, the Linksys DMA-2200 Wireless Media Extender retailed for a cool $350.  Capable of streaming content from your Windows Media Center in one room, to your big-screen HDTV in another, the DMA-2200 faired reasonably in reviews, hindered by its big sticker price.  Now, though, Newegg are listing the DMA-2200 for just $94.99 with free shipping, at which point it becomes a very tempting offer indeed.

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LGenius viral video promises no profanity, family-friendly shows

LGenius viral video promises no profanity, family-friendly shows

Expect to see this viral video from LGenius - the "innovation" arm of LG - springing up all around over the next few days.  Intended to demonstrate three potential next-gen TV features aimed at making our home entertainment less profanity-filled, less depressing and more family-friendly, it includes what every geek wants to see on their 60-inch plasma: a basket full of kittens.

Watch the video after the cut

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Monsters vs. Aliens: SlashGear meets DreamWorks InTru 3D & HP

Monsters vs. Aliens: SlashGear meets DreamWorks InTru 3D & HP

Back in June last year, SlashGear was invited to spend time with animation studio DreamWorks and see the work they and HP had done on Kung Fu Panda.  At the time, it was difficult to imagine a more complex and processor-intensive setup, but DreamWorks have managed to one-up themselves in 2009 with Monsters vs. Aliens.  Set to hit theaters across America this weekend, Monsters vs. Aliens is the first full-length production from the team in 3D.  SlashGear was invited back to find out exactly what's involved in making 50ft monsters leap out of the screen.

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ASUS Eee PC E1004DN with DVD burner landing April?

ASUS Eee PC E1004DN with DVD burner landing April?

According to the latest rumors from retailers, the DVD-equipped ASUS Eee PC E1004DN will land in stores come mid-April with a sticker price of NT$18,000 - 20,000 ($531 - 590).  The Eee PC E1004DN - first spotted at CES earlier this year - will have an Intel Atom N280 processor, the HD-capable GN40 graphics chipset and a 120GB hard-drive.  Those same sources have also tipped the launch of the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA.

Wiimote-controlled Airsoft Robot Gun

Wiimote-controlled Airsoft Robot Gun

Hacking together remote control weaponry seems to be a common pastime, and incorporating a nice, innocent Wiimote an ideal way to aim it.  Jay decided his office was missing an airsoft robot with IP webcam and internet-based remote control, so put together the pretty intimidating setup you see here.

Video demos after the cut

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