Archive for Aug 26, 2009

Steampunk Pocket Memory USB 4GB Flash Drive Is Available but That Doesn’t Mean You’ll Buy It

Steampunk Pocket Memory USB 4GB Flash Drive Is Available but That Doesn’t Mean You’ll Buy It

Steampunk is definitely here, and it's not going anywhere any time soon. Whether you like it or not. And while we've covered it before, this time it seems a bit too much to handle. We love flash drives as much as the next person, and Steampunk is a great design aesthetic, but let's be honest: price matters. Apparently, not everyone got that memo.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Gets More Rumors About Those Price Adjustments

Microsoft Xbox 360 Gets More Rumors About Those Price Adjustments

When announcements are imminent, or even weeks away, it gets to the point where every day seems to be filled with he-said she-said shenanigans, and no company is left out in this process. Especially the big ones. Microsoft happens to be one of those big ones, and considering the news from Sony this last week, everyone is (im)patiently waiting for the Xbox 360 to follow suit. And while many thought it was going to happen at GamesCon, it looked like Sony's announcement of the same material might have swayed that decision.

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Pixel Qi ramp up sales pitch as mass production approaches

Pixel Qi ramp up sales pitch as mass production approaches

It looks as though Pixel Qi are ramping up their sales pitch ready for an assault on the display market, with founder Mary Lou Jepsen pushing out a chart showing where the company's low-power panels fit.  While the chart isn't as clear as it could be, the takeaway message is that they're pushing the Pixel Qi panel as the best combination of reading and media-consuming displays.

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Qualcomm FLO TV Personal TV hoping to push digital broadcasts?

Qualcomm FLO TV Personal TV hoping to push digital broadcasts?

Details of a Qualcomm mobile digital TV device have leaked, courtesy of gdgt, complete with a conceptual render of what the iPhone-sized handheld may look like.  The Qualcomm FLO TV PTV (Personal Television) uses the company's terrestrial digital TV service, a broadcast system rather than streaming over 3G.

Rockchip Android MID identified as mystery device [Video]

Rockchip Android MID identified as mystery device [Video]

Now that Archos' Android Internet Tablet has been exposed, it only seems right that the identity of the mysterious slimline Android MID we've been puzzling over these past few weeks should also be confirmed.  The touchscreen device is actually a Rockchip concept intended to demonstrate the Chinese chip makers new RK2808 720p-decoding chipset.

Video demos after the cut

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Addonics offers up new portable Blu-ray drive with eSATA interface

Addonics offers up new portable Blu-ray drive with eSATA interface

I learned the hard way when I used my netbook at CES back in January that in the business world, many people still give out information on CDs or DVDs. That is a big problem for netbook users who lack optical drives. I've also wondered a few times why users would bother with 720p capable netbooks without a Blu-ray drive.

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Viewsonic offers up new PJD2121 mini pico projector

Viewsonic offers up new PJD2121 mini pico projector

One of the big trends in the consumer electronics industry is to smaller and smaller devices. One area where the devices are getting much smaller than they used to be is in projectors. Most projectors used to be large devices that were hard to carry around, but projectors today are often not much larger than a smartphone.

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GoPet personal electric scooter is extra geeky

GoPet personal electric scooter is extra geeky

Every time I go to the mall, I get a chuckle out of the portly security guard that rides around on his Segway. I am pretty sure they based Paul Blart: Mall Cop on the guy. I will admit that the Segway is pretty cool, even if it is uber geeky.

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Epson Imaging Devices pleads guilty to LCD price fixing

Epson Imaging Devices pleads guilty to LCD price fixing

The saga of the LCD price fixing scandal still isn't over despite the fact that some of the world's largest makers of LCDs have pled guilty and been fined. Some of the executives involved in the case have been sentenced to jail time. So far, LG Displays, Sharp, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, and Hitachi Displays have all pled guilty in the scheme.

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Asus ROG Mars video card hits America

Asus ROG Mars video card hits America

Video cards with multiple GPUs used to be common from NVIDIA. The company has got away from cramming more than one GPU onto a single video card with its latest products and the ones it did make had a reputation for driver issues when users tried to run more than one of the cards.

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Nokia Money enables payments from mobile phones

Nokia Money enables payments from mobile phones

One of the things that users in Europe and other countries have access to on their mobile phones that those of us in America don’t are mobile payments. I would love to be able to pay for things I want to buy by simply sending a text message.

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Robust electronics sales predicted for holiday 2009

Robust electronics sales predicted for holiday 2009

One of the first real signs that the global recession was coming for many of us in America was when the sales figures for the holiday 2008 shopping season were at the lowest point in years. Consumers spent only a fraction of what they normally did on holiday shopping in 2008.

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