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Popular Gifts Ideas this Holiday Season

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  • Filed under: Gifts
  • Date: Dec 5,2008

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  • Samsung Touch of Color T260HD 26-Inch LCD HDTV Monitor -Beautiful inside and out, the Samsung Touch Of Color Monitor is a great way to get the most out of your PC–as well as watch your favorite 1080p HDTV broadcasts. It features an embedded DTV tuner that enables you to watch digital HD broadcasts without a special receiving set. And with six image input terminals, you can connect several pieces of digital equipment to the T260HD and use them simultaneously.
  • Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s Chronograph Canvas Watch is powered by the Eco-Drive movement, which runs continuously in any kind of natural or artificial light for a lifetime of use. Fueled by light, it never needs a battery. This watch has a stainless steel case, military green strap, and a 1 second chronograph and 12/24 hour time indicator.
  • 14k Gold, Round, Diamond Stud Earrings -Extra 40% Off at Checkout. Simple enough for daytime wear, yet radiant with evening attire, diamond stud earrings offer sophistication and versatility all in one beautiful package. Available in 14 karat white or yellow gold.
  • Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube -Ideal for children of all ages! Create original music from 5 different instruments (French horn, flute, piano, violin and harp) or play music from eight Mozart compositions. Large colorful buttons light up to the tempo of the music. Soft, rounded corners make it easy for a baby to hold. Batteries included.
  • Keurig B30 Mini Personal Single-Serve Brewing System -The new mini brewer from Keurig is perfect for coffee lovers and makes a single-serving in less than three minutes, with no messy grinding and no cleanup. The unit uses Keurig’s patented K-Cups, which offer over 70 varieties of pre-measured gourmet coffee and tea from a variety of premium brands. Ten K-Cups come with the machine.
  • Il Divo -refreshed, reinvigorated, and ready to remind the world just what we’ve been missing. The original and most popular operatic quartet returns with its richest, most dynamic and diverse album, “The Promise”.
  • Maxim – on sale for only $5, and is one of over a hundred magazines on sale through December 31. Find great gifts for everyone on your list, and print out personalized magazine gift cards right away.
  • Philips Sonicare FlexCare Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush with Sanitizer -Your readers can get a promotional certificate good for $40 off a future Amazon.com purchase when they spend $139 on select Norelco, Sonicare, and Bliss Philips products offered by Amazon.com. Eligible products include Sonicare FlexCare power toothbrushes and Norelco arcitec shavers.
  • Guitar Hero World Tour Guitar Kit -Transform your music gaming into a cooperative band experience. Starting Tuesday, Dec. 2 and continuing each day for 15 consecutive days, Amazon Video Games will be featuring one new, terrific deal for your gaming pleasure, kicking off with the Guitar Hero World Tour Guitar Kit (available for multiple platforms). Quantities will be limited!
  • The Dark Knight on Blu-ray DVD -Available on Dec. 9, Batman and the Joker will be unleashed on Gotham—and the world—just in time for the holidays. Find The Dark Knight on DVD, Blu-ray, and special editions (plus other Batman-related products) in our Dark Knight store.

The World’s 10 Most Outrageously Priced Cell Phones

Sometimes people with money buy things that aren’t actually worth the money. I don’t know if diamonds help to make your signal stronger, but I highly doubt it.

I am not saying that all expensive phones are not worth the price, but you be the judge.

The cheapest phone on this list costs around $28,000 and the most expensive is priced at over $1.3 million dollars. Read the rest of this entry »


16 Extremely Expensive Gadgets to Fit The Luxurious Lifestyle

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  • Filed under: General
  • Date: Nov 5,2008

Triton 1000 Luxury Submersible – $1,690,000

The Triton 1000 is U.S. Submarines’ latest light weight, minimum volume 2-person configuration engineered specifically for deployment from megayachts. With an overall height of 1.8 meters and an overall length of only 3.0 meters the Triton will fit on many mid-level boat decks, and at 3.3 tons it can often be launched with existing davit systems.

In addition to its megayacht-friendly features, the Triton design provides for excellent visibility and high levels of comfort with luxury leather seating and full air conditioning for your rich and cultured tastes. Read the rest of this entry »


10 Awesome Sci-Fi Gadgets You Wish You Could Get Your Hands On

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  • Filed under: General
  • Date: Oct 16,2008

1. The Goblin Glider from Spider Man

In Spider Man, this Goblin Glider from Oscorp was created under a military contract. It was used by Harry Osborn, Aka the Green Goblin, along with the Goblin Suit he developed.

It allowed him to fly effortlessly around at high speeds while his feet stayed securely attached to the glider. Spider Man 3 will feature a new version of the glider known as the Sky Stick. Read the rest of this entry »


20 Amazing Water Resistant Gadgets

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  • Filed under: General
  • Date: Oct 7,2008

Bubble O Seven – The Amphibious Car

Inspired by the James Bond Film “The Spy Who Loved Me”, the SQuba is an amphibious car designed by Frank Rinderknecht. The SQuba will operate like a boat if driven into the water, and is propelled along the surface by two propellers on either side of its license plate.

To submerge the vehicle, the driver opens a door to let water flood the passenger compartment. Once underwater, the SQuba uses a third engine to suck in water through the car’s front grille and pushes it out through two side jet vents. Read the rest of this entry »


17 Insanely Modded Game Console Controllers

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  • Filed under: Gaming
  • Date: Sep 13,2008

So you probably got used to using your regular controllers for your Wii, XBox 360 or PS3. That is what most people did and many of them never thought much of it either. Well these modders just couldn’t settle for standard, and they had to take matters in to their own hands to mod their controllers to do what they wanted them to do.

The following 17 game console controllers have been modded in ways which left them much different than their original forms. Read the rest of this entry »


“iPhone Killers” gird their loins for battle

As the launch of the 3G iPhone approaches, BusinessWeek reports that competitors face the same problem they did in July of last year.

“Most people want the iPhone, just as they want the iPod and not some other MP3 player,” says Gloria Barczak, professor of marketing at Northeastern University. “People want the real thing.”

The difference between now and then is that the real thing will cost less, at least up front. Higher costs for data plans and messaging actually means the 3G iPhone costs more over the life of the contract with AT&T.

Nonetheless, that new sticker price is putting pressure on rival carriers “to increase their own mobile handset subsidies, boost marketing budgets, and reduce prices on some services, analysts and industry insiders say—all likely to mean slimmer margins.”

Unfortunately, none of those business strategies are about the product and the user experience, which leaves it up to the handset makers to challenge the iPhone.

“We want to take the touch experience to a new level,” says John Wang, chief marketing officer of HTC. The Touch has sold more than 3 million units worldwide in the past year, which sounds great until you consider the iPhone has sold twice that many in the same period while limited to just a few countries.

Still, the Touch has sold more than the Centro. Palm’s last gasp has sold more than a million since its introduction in 2007, and the company is “confident” of reaching 2 million in 2008. Imagine what Palm could do if it actually created something new, instead of beating their dead horse of an OS at $99 a phone. Or maybe that’s not such a good idea.

The Sprint Instinct is new, though one could question its originality, at least in advertising. Sprint is spending $100 million in ads that compare the Instinct to the iPhone—the 2G iPhone, that is. Looking over reviews, they are mixed at best. At worst, Gizmodo lambastes web browsing on the Instinct as an “ABYSMAL failure of design.”

And regarding failures of design at web browsing, one could count the Blackberry firmly in that column, at least until the soon-to-be-released Blackberry Bold. Preliminary reports have a lot of good things to say about what will be the iPhone’s real competition among consumers, but that brings up the real question.

Carriers and handset makers had an entire year to get ahead of the iPhone, to create a true rival at a cheaper price. Now, a year later, they don’t even have the better sticker price.

Maybe you can’t beat the real iThing.

Source: Arstechnica.com


Polaroid trying to reinvent itself in digital photography era

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  • Filed under: General
  • Date: Jun 6,2008

Millions of families have enjoyed instant pictures along with the emergence type Polaroid photographs, an alternative to the traditional method involving periods of up to a week for developarea and printing pictures, writes New York Times.

Now, however, Polaroid wants to associate that period with the new technology of digital pictures made with the new mobile phone or digital cameras.

This fall, the company wants to market the size of a printer capable of very small print photos on a digital format in about 30 seconds.

The printer that uses wireless devices like Bluetooth to ensure connection with mobile phones and digital appliances, will cost around 150 dollars (94.91 euros) and size pictures will be 5.08 to 7.62 centimeters, the size of a credit card.

The printer uses a system similar laptopurilor opening and instead of toner uses a chip and a new type of paper printed with layers of microscopic crystals. Crystals can create a multitude of colors when they are warm.

The printer turn signal received from the camera or phone in information on the intensity of heat required picture.

This new type of paper is the creation of former Polaroid employees have created a new company, Zink Imaging, when Polaroid bankruptcy and takeover by Petters Group Worldwide. The printer will be produced by Alps Electric Company of Tokyo.

A potential market for such a product is huge and largely neexplorat, said Steve Hoffenberg, analyst at Lyra Reaserch, business market research. “Today, the large number of mobile phones able to make pictures and digital devices caused a substantial increase pictures made by the great mass of ordinary users,” added May.

Lyra estimates of marketing 880 million phones with photo camera for the year 2008.

However it could be difficult for her new printers create a niche market. According to estimates the same companies, approximately 478 billion photos will be made in 2008, mostly using mobile phone, but only a small part will be printed. The argument consists in the fact that most prefer to post these pictures on web pages or send them to friends via e-mail.

The target group for this new type of printer could be young teenagers or even professional groups such as real estate agents.

Browse will cost less than traditional Polaroid pictures as in the past ten years had prices of at least one U.S. dollars (63 eurocenti), said Jim Alviani, director of business development at Polaroid.

Hartia people from Zink will sell in packets of ten units for the price of 3.99 dollars (2.52 euros) or 30 for 9.99 U.S. dollars (6.32 euros).

The source of energy used by the printer will be a lithium-ion battery, with a term of life enough to print some 15 photos.

Printers can be attached anywhere because of an adhesive layer.

According to Steve Herchen, director of the department of technological Zink, the new paper will be used for other brands in the future not only for Polaroid.

Tomy Company of Tokyo plans to incorporate such a printer in a gallery room, he said. The company responsible for creating these rooms will be Foxconn Technology Group of Taiwan.

Hartia Zink is similar to ordinary photographic paper, the difference in composition, which uses a layer of plastic and other layers of overlapping crystals in succession, added Herschen.

Each photograph printed will contain approximately 100 billion of such crystals. During the printing process of forming crystals are so warm colors.

On the other hand, according to Hoffenberg’s declarations, no matter how ingenious process might be, many would not be tempted to print photos taken by mobile phone.


Toshiba Dynabook SS RX1 the first notebook with 128GB SSD

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  • Filed under: Laptops
  • Date: Mar 18,2008

Not so long after the launch of the Toshiba 64GB SSD now comes the all new Dynabook SS RX1 with nothing less than 120GB SSD this impressive baby has a 12.1 inch display along with internal KDDI EV-D0 data module, 1.2Ghz Core 2 Duo U7600, 2GB memory Intel 945GMS Express graphics, a 1,280 x 800 pixel panel resolution, and choice of 6.2 hour or 12.5 hour batteries. Pricing to be slotted at $4000 initially available for the Japanese market only, hope it reaches our shores soon. I however will still be waiting for the prices of SSDs’ to drop further to make the shift.


Gamers Cockpit GT3 racing simulator has everything you need!

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  • Filed under: General
  • Date: Mar 9,2008

If virtual racing gives you the adrenaline rush, then you should be looking at race simulators that enrich you with the ultimate thrill of virtual racing. The Gamers Cockpit GT3 race simulator comes with frame, sound, vision and gaming and endash to give you a real driving experience. The GT3 race simulator comes packaged with a steel chassis, Autotecnica ‘Monza’ Race Seat, steering wheels with XBOX or Playstation pedals, Logitech sound system, Samsumg 19-inch widescreen LCD television, and Playstation 2 or XBOX 360 PRO console. It comes with everything you need to start racing.

The GT3 with Drive FX Racing Wheel and XBox 360 PRO is priced at AUS $3,250 and is definitely worth the thrill you experience from it. Anyway, you can bring the price tag to a lower level by customizing the simulator to your liking.

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