Daily Archives: September 26, 2008

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PrimoVolta Gloves Keep Your Filangies Warm

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By: A. Smith PrimoVolta an Outdoor Research company is selling self regulating heated gloves for about $250. The gloves use Aevex technology to evenly warm your hands. The thermostat, if you will, is a polymer that changes density based on the temperature in the glove thus drawing power from the...

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Kenchikukagu, the Apartment in a box (er, 3 boxes)

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By: A. Smith Coming from the land of all things compact, these 3 boxes transform into a kitchen, office, and bedroom.  Created by architect Toshihiko Suzuki, he calls them ‘Architectural Furniture’.  The office is available through Amazon for a hefty 800,000 yen.  I have no idea what that is in...

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Toshiba Announces 256GB Solid State Drives

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As the Netbook battle heats up so does the need for larger sized SSDs.  Today, Toshiba unveiled their 256GB, 2.5-inch solid state drive.  It’s backed by a multi-level cell controller which provides ‘higher read-write speeds, parallel data transfers and wear leveling to optimize performance, reliability and endurance’.  So, expect a...

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Microsoft To Develop iPhone App

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Sorta makes your head spin, don’t it?  The reality of the matter is that Microsoft acquired Tell Me, a company that provides a variety of 411 like services via a voice prompt, and is currently developing an iPhone compatible version of their software for the app store. So what will...

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Lightsaber Unleashed iPhone App Now Available

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As we reported a few weeks ago, the original Star Wars Lightsaber app was pulled due to copyright issues.  Fortunately, Lucas promised its return with more frills and now it’s here. You can download it from the iTunes app store here for free....

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Toshiba Shows Off TV Controlled By Waving Hand

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Remotes have liberated us from the days of dial TVs, but too often we lose or break them. Soon, and thanks to Toshiba research arm, we’ll drop the remote in the trash and depend on our limbs and hands to control our home entertainment sets. Using a camera embedded in...

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Zagg’s InvisibleSHIELD Improved, Now Shipping

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By: Albert S Zagg announced their improved invisibleSHIELD with a new clearer film. For those of you not in the know, the invisibleSHIELD is a complete, custom-cut body covering that protects your media player from scratches and nicks. Made of patented, military-grade, ultra-tough material, the shield “sticks” to your device...

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Playstation 3 Price Drop Leaked

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Blockbuster spilled the beans on the soon to be released Playstation 3 price drop. Expect the PS3 with 40GB hard drive to drop – the discontinued model – from $400 to $360, and the 40GB with Transformers and Spiderman bundled to go from $460 to $400. [Kotaku]...

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Palm Treo Pro Is Now Shipping

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By: Albert S The Windows Mobile-based Palm Treo Pro is now shipping in the States and available through their website for $549 with free shipping. Guess they couldn’t find a carrier so they’re shipping it unlocked, directly to consumers. Features include Windows Mobile 6.1 (if you can call that a...

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Griffin Dumbs It Down With The Simplifi Dock

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Griffin, heeding the calls of many an army captain (KISS – keep is simple stupid), introduced the Simplifi Dock today.  Quite simply, it’s a dock for your iPhone or iPod and includes a built-in Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SD, SDHC, xD and CF card reader, 2 powered USB ports...

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Samsung Pixon Cell Phone

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Samsung sure has done a good job making me do double takes.  First it was the Omni 900 Youtube viral video that started out ‘oh so home video like’, and today they’ve sent me the oddest email promoting their latest 8-megapixel cell phone wonder, the Pixon.  Putting aside the odd...