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Make your own cases for all of your gadgets

Make your own cases for all of your gadgets

If you've been sitting on Etsy browsing for the latest and greatest handmade items that seem so much more personalized than what is sold at any mainstream shop. Then you might want to start considering sucking it up and making your own items.

Although I tend to pretend like I don't, I do know a bit about all that is crafty. I just retired my sewing needle a while ago and exchanged it for a laptop and several gaming controllers. If I had any amount of sense I'd hop on Reprodepot and snag a pattern to create my own cases for my overabundance of gadgets.

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Microsoft Zune 2.5 update adds TV, new social features & more

Microsoft Zune 2.5 update adds TV, new social features & more

Microsoft have announced an update for their Zune PMP, version 2.5, which introduces new functionality to the device's software and firmware, as well as the Zune Marketplace online media store.  Gapless playback and auto-playlists, together with the ability to synchronize multiple devices simultaneously (and queue up new tracks for loading when the PMP is next plugged in) have all been added to the Zune itself.  Meanwhile, more than 800 television shows - including South Park, Heroes, Battlestar Galactica and SpongeBob SquarePants - have been added to the Zune Marketplace, priced at 160 Microsoft Points per episode (approximately $1.99).

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Microsoft announces XNA game development for the Zune

Microsoft announces XNA game development for the Zune

Microsoft is well known for being on the very bleeding edge of technology, paving paths that no one has ever thought to venture down. Take the Zune for example, who thought that digital music was the way of the future? What's that? Apple beat them to it by half a decade? Oh. Well, Microsoft may have one-upped Apple this time, as they're going to be opening up the Zune to game developers. Take that Apple!

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Zune 2 Unboxing

Zune 2 Unboxing

That’s right, Microsoft finally got around to sending us our Zune 2 for review. By now its so old news that everyone is already speculating on the next model. But, here is the unboxing, and we’ll do a review and let you know what we really think of the device if you are still on the fence about getting one, hopefully we’ll be able to help you one way or the other.

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Microsoft and Goods pair up to make Gold Zune 2s

Microsoft and Goods pair up to make Gold Zune 2s

Microsoft commissioned Goods to make 20 gold Zunes. 10 are 80GB models, 10 are 8GB flash models. They look nice, and they are obviously made with gold. No word on price, and I am sure the line is short for a gold Zune, but its still probably longer than 20 people, so it will be interesting to hear what price was actually paid for each of these limited edition models.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Well folk’s it’s that time of year again, Thanksgiving is upon us. I am sure many of you have a lot to give thanks for, and even more so, I hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the time you spend with those near and dear to you.

I, and the rest of the staff would like to start by thanking all of you, our readers, tipsters, friendly PR people, and all the companies we work with on a regular basis, and we all also wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. All of us writers are taking the day off tomorrow, and we will reconvene and begin writing again first thing Monday, so, no news from us today.

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SlashGear week in review, issue 1

SlashGear week in review, issue 1

So, this week we decided to try something new, every week, at the end of the week, we are going to do a Week In Review where we take a quick glance back to all products we covered and any and all other especially interesting news. its kind of like a "what you might have missed" for the end of the week, a summary if you will. So, please, leave us a comment and let us know if you like it, or if there is something you think we should add or remove from it, thanks again for reading.

From Guitar Hero III to the LG Venus, we covered a lot of ground this past week. With the holidays fast approaching, the gadget news seems to be overflowing. We covered plenty of cool gifts for your Mom, Dad, Son or Daughter. Whether your looking to buy a modest stocking stuffer such as the Mood beams, or truly splurge on luxury. Lets not forget one of the biggest announcements of the week, with the launch of the Android SDK and platform, the potential future of the mobile world, don't forget to check out AndroidCommunity.com, you could be one of the lucky recipients of a portion of that $10 million in developer cash Google is ponying up.

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Microsoft bank emptied of new 80GB Zunes

Microsoft bank emptied of new 80GB Zunes

Sure, you can find 4GB and 8GB flash models all over the place. Once again though, MS put their eggs in the wrong basket and focused production efforts on the flash models expecting them to be the ones selling out, but no, it’s the new 80GB versions that are sold out both online and in retail stores.

Apparently the retailers aren’t expecting any more stock of the 80GB players until after Christmas. So, Microsoft finally makes a player worthy of a sellout and then they run out of them well before the holiday season and won’t be restocked until well after. Genius.

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