Archive for Jul 30, 2010

Sony PS3 Firmware v3.41 Restricting New Hard Drive Installation

Sony PS3 Firmware v3.41 Restricting New Hard Drive Installation

When the PlayStation 3 gets updated, and something not-so-nice happens, it's usually something that many would consider big enough to scratch their head in confusion. This time around, with the latest release of version 3.41, which was supposed to be a minor update, it looks like folks are being told that installing a new hard drive is a no-go.

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Samsung Cetus Outed by Bluetooth SIG, 4-Inch Windows Phone 7 Handset

Samsung Cetus Outed by Bluetooth SIG, 4-Inch Windows Phone 7 Handset

Samsung's first Windows Phone 7 device just broke cover, thanks to the Bluetooth SIG. And, just as we had imagined it would be, it's a device that can definitely work well to steal some of our attention, even for just a bit. Also not surprising, is the fact that it's going to be on par with their already released, well-received Galaxy S devices. So if you would, please welcome the Samsung Cetus into existence.

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Panasonic updates Toughbook permanent display removable computer

Panasonic updates Toughbook permanent display removable computer

You might be wondering exactly what a permanent display removable Toughbook is. Next time you see a police car look for its computer, this is the sort of computer public safety vehicles use. The hardware is inside the screen of the PC and the keyboard is permanently unattached to the thing.

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Redbox now renting Blu-ray in many areas

Redbox now renting Blu-ray in many areas

Years ago, there were movie rental places all over my town. Then Blockbuster came in and put everyone out of business but one store. Over the last year, every one of the Blockbuster locations in my town has gone out of business leaving one rental store for a town of around 100,000 people.

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Xtraordinary Adventures taking reservations for LYNX suborbital space ride

Xtraordinary Adventures taking reservations for LYNX suborbital space ride

I am betting that a common geek theme among many of us out there is that we wanted to be astronauts when we were little. We may be too old for the space program now, but thanks to companies like Xtraordinary Adventures, you can still take that suborbital space flight, assuming you are loaded.

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Space Invader couch is perfect for your retro game room

Space Invader couch is perfect for your retro game room

Back in the day, I had a few favorite video games that I played on my Atari. I would often move from Pac Man to Asteroids and then to Space Invaders and back again. If you have a love for retro gaming this sweet Space Invader Couch will bring back memories.

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Green umbrella drying concept waters plants

Green umbrella drying concept waters plants

It does not rain that much in the drought prone part of Texas where I live. When it does, it rains a lot in a short period typically. For a few days we will live under an umbrella and all that water from the wet surface of said umbrella tends to make a mess.

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Viper SmartStart app lands on Android devices

Viper SmartStart app lands on Android devices

A remote starting system for your car can be a great thing if you live in very cold or very hot climates. Using remote start you can start your car from inside the home or office and have it warm or cool the inside before you ever go to the car.

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Duracell portable universal netbook charger is under $50

Duracell portable universal netbook charger is under $50

I bet there are many people out there who would like to have two chargers for their netbook. With two chargers, you can leave one at the house and one at the office and not have to fiddle with plugging and unplugging them each time you go to one place or the other.

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Samsung Intensity II lands at Verizon

Samsung Intensity II lands at Verizon

Verizon Wireless has announced that it has landed a new and budget priced feature phone built around messaging from Samsung. The device is called the Intensity II and the handset is made partially from recycled plastic.

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Atomic9 debuts Bluetooth Wristband Speakerphone

Atomic9 debuts Bluetooth Wristband Speakerphone

Over the last year there have been a lot of new wrist phones debut on the market. These phones put all the parts of typical feature phone into a watch that you can wear on your wrist for making calls and listening to music. The catch is if you have a phone you really like but wanted the wrist style you were mostly out of luck.

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AMD takes market lead in discrete GPUs from NVIDIA

AMD takes market lead in discrete GPUs from NVIDIA

AMD and NVIDIA are the only two companies who are in the consumer discrete graphics card market in a big way. There are some other much smaller companies but these are the two leaders. For a long time now, NVIDIA has held the lead in discrete GPUs.

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