Archive for August, 2010

Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors are pro-tuned $999 customs

Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors are pro-tuned $999 customs

$999 burning a hole in your pocket and a taste for high-end in-ear monitors just like the music mixing pros use?  Head over to Ultimate Ears, where Logitech has roped in Capitol Studios to help them develop the Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors.  Custom molded and delivering up to -32dB noise isolation, the new monitors promise to put you in the musical sweet-spot where the producer was originally sitting.

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ASUS Eee PC 1215N gets reviewed: bargain 12-inches

ASUS Eee PC 1215N gets reviewed: bargain 12-inches

When is a netbook not really a netbook?  Why, when it gets a desktop version of Intel's Atom CPU, has notebook-style Optimus graphics, and - arguably - a larger display than 10.1-inches.  By those counts, ASUS should be calling their Eee PC 1215N a 12.1-inch ultraportable not a netbook, but then they might put the price up from $499 and, according to Laptop, then we'd be missing out on something of a bargain.

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Chumby Hacker Board makes widget gadget more mod-friendly

Chumby Hacker Board makes widget gadget more mod-friendly

When it comes to hacking, chumby has always had a magnanimous attitude towards opening up its widget-based information displays and adding new functionality, in fact they even encourage it.  Now the gates to hack-heaven are open even wider, with the launch of the Chumby Hacker Board: basically the guts of a regular chumby One that has been tweaked to make it more useful for developers.  That includes boosted connectivity and a composite video output.

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Gmail Priority Inbox auto-promotes important email [Video]

Gmail Priority Inbox auto-promotes important email [Video]

Google has updated their free Gmail service with what's in effect the reverse of their spam filter.  Gmail Priority Inbox is an optional service that, using the same technology that powers the spam catcher, predicts which messages will be of most interest to the user and pushes them up to the top of the list.  There they sit on top of any starred messages, with the remainder of the inbox underneath.

Video demo after the cut

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Heading to Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Tab Heading to Verizon

The news about Verizon getting a tablet probably wasn't a surprise to most people. Considering the second largest wireless carrier in the United States is toting Apple's iPad, there's no shock that Verizon would want to jump on the competition train. Also not surprising: Android's involved. We know that Motorola's planning a 10-inch model of their own, but this new internal screenshot is a bit surprising to the rest of us.

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Anti-Aging Glasses are Real, May or May Not Work

Anti-Aging Glasses are Real, May or May Not Work

One way to look at getting older, is the fact that while you progress in age, the technology that makes our world interesting is getting older, and better, each and every day. The other way to look at getting older, is to see yourself in the mirror every day, and notice all those wrinkles, lines, and other obvious indicators that you're racking up the calendar days. If you inherently think about the latter more often than the former, then perhaps these anti-aging glasses from Japan were manufactured just for you.

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