Archive for March, 2011

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Slate EP121 officially priced & dated

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Slate EP121 officially priced & dated

ASUS has confirmed availability and pricing of the Eee Pad Transformer and the Eee Slate EP121, the company's two new tablets. The Tegra 2 based Android 3.0 Honeycomb Transformer will drop on April 6 - pre-orders will kick off today - priced at £379 ($608) for the 16GB version and £429 ($688) for the 32GB version. Throwing in the optional keyboard - which also has an integrated battery that boosts runtimes to 16hrs - bumps the 16GB model to £429. A 3G model will follow on in around two months time.

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Four-player Pong coffee table

Four-player Pong coffee table

A bunch of the kids of the 80's like me started out gaming on Pong. It was boring then and it is still boring to me. If you want to relive some of your childhood memories of Pong glory, you need this coffee table in your living room. The only catch is you have to build it and need some parts from an old Atari.

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Thanko mouse pad with USB heater looks like a cats head

Thanko mouse pad with USB heater looks like a cats head

We have seen some really weird gadgets come out of Japan over the years and many of the odd items have to do with cats. I still feel sorry for the guy that had to pose for the pictures of that cat USB mask I posted back in February. I can understand folks that get cold when they are working, I know if my hands get too cold I can't type that well. Thanko has a long line of USB gear for keeping computer users toasty.

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Knock on Wood stickers for iPhone and more

Knock on Wood stickers for iPhone and more

I think we have all said "knock on wood" before after bragging that we have done this or that and had no problems. It's just an expression for me and I never really think about truly knocking on wood. Some superstitious types take the saying literally and need to have some wood around to knock on.

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Retailer sends staff on 3DS “mission” to snag Nintendo stock from rival

Retailer sends staff on 3DS “mission” to snag Nintendo stock from rival

UK retailer GAME has been caught dispatching staff on a secret "mission" to buy up cheap Nintendo 3DS stock from supermarket Tesco using store money, which was then sold on as "mint" quality pre-owned stock. According to an internal GAME document, acquired by Eurogamer, staff could take £209.90 from the cash register and use it to take advantage of Tesco's 3DS launch deal, which offered the console and a game for less than the £219.99 GAME price for the 3DS alone.

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