Posts by: stevea

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D-Box Motion Controllers Take EXCITE Award at CEDIA

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Big news out of the CEDIA Awards down in Atlanta–the D-Box GPH-120 just took home a big win as their EXCITE award winner for the home theatre division. Just in case you’re not familiar with a D-Box GPH-120, they’re motion controllers.  They’ve actually been installed in some movie theatres, like...

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The Gamers’ Slingbox from Spawn Labs: Spawn HD-720

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An interesting idea comes to us by way of the folks at Spawn Labs, who have basically introduced us to the equivalent of the Slingbox, but for games. Basically, what the Spawn HD-720 does is give you access to your own games when you’re not in the house or near...

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Turn Your iPod Over With Kickster

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So apparently someone’s finally got a handle on the perfect way to handle your iPod nano, allowing you to change it on the fly from portrait to landscape orientation and help in your taking of hand-held video. It’s called the Kickster, and they sell for just over fourteen bucks.  The...

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DIY iPod Case–Use Old Comics

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This is one of those things that everybody probably should have thought of well before now, and yet, nobody ever did.  You’ve seen the cardboard iPod case…now try the case made from old comics. If you take some old comics, or even old magazines or newspapers, some masking tape, and...

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Concept: The Rolling Radio

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This may well qualify as the strangest radio I’ve ever seen.  Not only doesn’t it have any outward controls or indicators, it also rolls around freely on a tabletop. That’s because the very things that make it roll also change the channel and the volume.  The volume and channel knobs...

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Elijah Wood Believes Our Gadgets Will Kill Us All

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You’ve got to hand it to Elijah Wood for just plain old dramatic tension, folks–the man’s convinced that, someday, our gadgets will destroy humanity. Here’s what he had to say about the Blackberry Uprising: ‘It’s madness. If it gets out of control and if it’s used for the wrong reasons...

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iRiver Story Eyes A Piece of Amazon’s Kindle Market

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Seems the competition for a piece of Amazon’s coveted Kindle market has already started to boil up out of the woodwork.  iRiver’s Story is one of the first off the block. Formerly a major player in the Flash-based MP3 market, iRiver’s been having a lot of troubles in its home...

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Your Laptop Can Now Repel Bugs–USB Mosquito Repellent

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Even though I’m an inveterate geek, I still like the thought of going outdoors every so often.  The big problem with outdoors, of course, is all the bugs.  Mosquitoes, gnats, noseeums– whatever kind you don’t like, they’re out there. But the boys at Uxsight have me covered, thanks to their...

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JVC OLA-RS4000 – A Whole Lot of Projector

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If you’ve got a hundred and seventy five thousand dollars handy, and you really want incredible definition in your movies,  then JVC’s newest offering, the OLA-RS4000, might be exactly what you need. It premiered at the CEDIA Expo in Atlanta, and is a ten megapixel LCD projector that can show...

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The Greatest Solar Power Generator Of All?

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It might sound hard to believe, but one of the best sources on earth for solar power is located right in your backyard.  Or possibly your front yard. It sounds outlandish, but the more you think about it, the more you realize it has more truth than you think.  The...