Monthly Archives: July 2010

compass ipad stand

The Compass Is An Affordable iPad Stand


The Compass Stand could be the best value between affordability and design when it comes to iPad Stands. Cheaper ones consist of a block of wood (or a wire hanger), and more expensive ones can inch up on how much you paid for the iPad itself. The compass works in...

Microsoft Kinect

Kinect To Get Less Casual “Hybrid” Games


Well, we’ve certainly talked about the Kinect enough here, but you still might not be convinced to buy the damn thing since the games are certainly…all-ages fare. “Kinectimals”, I’m looking at you. So it’s good to hear from Microsoft’s VP for Interactive Entertainment Europe Chris Lewis that more mature, “hybrid”...

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Google Finally Closes Up Their Nexus One Store


Way back in May, we told you about how Google was going to stop selling their Nexus One themselves, and now that day has come. Their supply is officially gone, so you’ll have to be getting your Google phone elsewhere, folks. At least it’s a well-received phone — I wonder...


This Lightsaber Bottle Opener Is All Kinds Of Win


Now this is just pure awesome. The Lightsaber Bottle Opener will make you feel like a Jedi Master, even as you’re getting progressively more tanked. It’s 5.5 inches long, constructed of stainless steel, and modeled after Luke’s saber in Return Of Jedi. Which means you must own it. It’s available now...


Skype’s iPhone App Gets Background Calls


Users of Skype for the iPhone will be joyous to hear that they can now receive background Skype calls while using iOS 4 on the iPhone 4 and 3GS. A notification will pop up, which you can then answr while continuing to use other apps. Excellent. Best of all, they...


Great, Now Cars Are Tweeting


AJ tweets a lot about personal issues. No, AJ isn’t your friend’s annoying little brother, it’s a 2011 Ford Fiesta. A computer in the car monitors its systems, like speed and engine data, and translates that information into tweet-ready sentences like “It’s getting pretty dark; time to put the headlights...

panasonic lumix fx700

Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FX700 Does Full HD Video


Panasonic’s new 4.1-inch Lumix DMC-FX700 is a camera with a stacked feature set, not the least of which includes full 1080p video recording in the AVCHD 30fps format. Other specs include a 14MP high-speed MOS sensor, low-light option, f2.2, 24mm-equivalent ultrawide-angle lens (5x zoom), and a 3-inch touch screen along with...

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HP’s Slate Is Alive After All


We know all about the PalmPad now (or at least, a little about it), but word has come out that HP’s Windows 7 tablet, the Slate, is still alive and kicking. So yes, there will be both a Slate and a PalmPad, and it looks like both will be getting...


Gamers Crush World Record By Playing 51 Hours Straight (video)


Gamers in the Netherlands (note: not an actual picture of them) just claimed a world record for longest single gaming session, clocking in 51 (!) hours on the PS3 version of Red Dead Redemption and netting a nice €1,000 prize. And in a smooth marketing movie, the makers of the TwistDock...


Plextor Releases USB-Powered Blu-ray Drive

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Plextor’s new PX-B120U seems like your standard BD-ROM drive, with Blu-ray playback and CD/DVD burning, though it’s got a nice blue color scheme. But the real draw here is USB power, which gives it a certain portability that elevates the drive up a few notches. Plextor’s also coming out with...