Monthly Archives: December 2005



Still have your entire music collection on vinyl? Then the ION ITTUSB may be the solution for you. This USB turntable allows you to instantly convert your records to CD or MP3 with the included Audacity software. The turntable supports 33 1/3 and 45 rpm, has an adjustable anti-skating control...

Microsoft sued over XBox 360 overheating

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Robert Byers, a man from Chicago, is suing Microsoft for his XBox 360 overheating and locking up. His proposed class action law suit claims that Microsoft was so intent on releasing the XBox 360 before Sony and Nintendo that it sold a “defectively designed” product. According to Byers, the power...

Lumber Jack to Werewolf Toy

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Not sure how this justifies in the gadget world, but it does something pretty cool, it’s PG fun, and it does involve some sort of technology, albeit a stuffed animal one. The Lumber Jack turns into a Werewolf. The Werewolf is stuffed insides the body of the lumberjack, and vice...

North Face Tent that Withstands 130mph Winds


Planning a camping trip on Mt. Washington, home of the fastest wind speeds in the world? Then you should consider hooking up with a North Face Spectrum 3 season tent. Although the Spectrum may not stand up to the 231mph wind gusts on Mt. Washington, it will handle up to...

Holiday Present Idea – FishTank USB


What a perfect gift to compliment the USB Fondue pot. Only this time it appears this one is real. Just plug the mini fish tank (fish isn’t real) into your USB and power a small motor that causes the fish to jerk and thrash (ok, slightly move) as if they...

MP3 Player Controls Your Phone via Bluetooth


At this rate it seems as though every cell phone will sport an integrated MP3 player. But what if you aren’t ready to take the plunge in what seems to be uncharted territory. Take for example the recent pit falls of the Motorola ROKR. If you were one that dropped...

Blackberry 7130e Review


PCMag recently reviewed the new Blackberry 7130e phone. This particular Blackberry sports a limited keyboard by comparison to its predecessors, but expands beyond the standard 12 button phone. Blackberry has added a few extra keys at its side which reduced letter amount per key to 2. The 7130e’s new keyboard...

Rumor: Samsung T809 Available in US


There’s a rumor floating around that the Samsung T809 is available here in the US from T-Mobile. Its not on their site yet, but we’re trying to get confirmation. Check back later today or this week for more details....

Xbox 360 backwards compatibility is crap


I love backwards compatibility in consoles. It allows me to sell my old console (for next to nothing — thanks Julie!). It allows me to clear up clutter in my already crowded TV stand. And most importantly, it gives my new console some games for me to play when I...

Palm Treo 700w Info from FCC


Remember when we announced in September that there would be a Palm Treo running Windows? Well thanks to the FCC, we now have some official information on the upcoming Windows Mobile 5.0 running, Verizon-exclusive Palm Treo 700w (could the w be for Windows?) The FCC has released the entire filing...

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