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PrimeTime2Go: Full-length TV episodes for your BlackBerry

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2009

PrimeTime2Go: Full-length TV episodes for your BlackBerryLooks like the rumors were true. BlackBerry App World showed up today, but that isn’t the only exciting Blackberry news. QuickPlay Media’s PrimeTime2Go is launching as well. It delivers video only over WiFi and will work on all carriers.

The app will let you watch full-length television shows on certain BlackBerry devices. So far they have deals with NBC, CBS and MTV, so they should have a good selection of shows that will only get better. The service will cost users $7.99 per month, though it will only work on the BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 (to start).

Jabra’s HALO stereo Bluetooth headset and SP200 speakerphone

Posted in Bluetooth by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2009

Jabra's HALO stereo Bluetooth headset and SP200 speakerphoneJabra has something new for the wireless music crowd with the announcement of its stereo Bluetooth HALO headphones. They have absolutely nothing to do with Master Chief. It will give you six hours of playback on a single charge, AVRCP support, Jabra’s Noise Blackout circuitry for improved quality when using it for calls, and micro-USB charging.

The HALO folds up for easy storage, which will also power it on and off. You may also want to check out the SP200 speakerphone, which will give you 10 hours of talk time, 23 days of standby, and active noise reduction. The HALO will arrive in May for $129.99, while the SP200 hits in April for $59.99.

Tauntaun sleeping bag

Posted in Star Wars by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2009

Tauntaun sleeping bagSay you’re a rebel stationed on the ice planet Hoth. You venture from the safety of Echo base to find your missing friend. You’re locked out because they secure the base at night. So, you find your friend and he’s injured.

You have two options: Either slice open the belly of a Tauntaun and put your friend in it’s warm belly(Ewww!) or warm him up with this Tauntaun sleeping bag. I vote the sleeping bad, because we all know that Tauntauns smell even worse on the inside.

Multi Platform portable gaming entertainment station

Posted in Handheld Entertainmnet by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2009

Multi Platform portable gaming entertainment stationChinavasion’s latest offering is a retro portable gaming system: The Multi Platform Portable Gaming Entertainment Station. It sure doen’t look like the standard DS. This handheld will handle ROMs from NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy Advance, Neo-Geo and selected Capcom arcade systems thanks to its 4GB internal memory.

The device sports a miniSD memory card slot for expansion and a 2.8″ display at 320 x 240 resolution. Not that we are condoning ROMs, which are illegal if downloaded from the Net. ROMs are bad. Just say no.

Moxia Sphere interface

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2009

Moxia Sphere interfaceThe Moxia sphere is a folding multitouch display with an always-on internet connection and gyroscopic elements that can also be used folded flat. It will be able to display the world, browse web pages or control interactive games. All in a device about the size of an apple.

The device can be recharged by opening one of the petals and can also display an interactive world map like Google Earth. It sounds very promising, but will likely be a while in coming.

Sony has a heart

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2009

If you see this thing suddenly appear in your living room, it might be a good idea to run. It wants to assimilate all of your Sony products. This nightmare-inspired mechanical heart is starring in a new series of Sony ads that will air during England’s World Cup qualifying campaign on ITV.

It’s built by special effects house Artem and consists of all kinds of Sony gear, with parts from BRAVIA TVs, Blu-ray players, VAIO laptops, Cybershot cameras, PS3s etc. Once it has absorbed enough Sony items, it will use it’s new powers to lower the price of the PS3 and lay the smack down on some Xbox 360 fanboys.

Clearwire unveils mobile router for WiMAX sharing

Posted in Clearwire by Shane McGlaun on April 1st, 2009

clearspot-sbMy city and many others around the country still have spotty 3G mobile broadband access. Despite that, mobile service providers are looking ahead to 4G service already. There are two competing 4G service offerings under development right now — LTE and WiMAX. Sprint is the only U.S. carrier backing WiMAX right now along with Clearwire.

Clearwire announced a new battery powered router today that allows users that happen to be inside one the of the very few WiMAX cities in the country the ability to share a WiMAX connection with eight other computers.

Dell whips out precision workstations with Xeon 5500 lovin’

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on April 1st, 2009

dellprecision-sbIntel is the biggest maker of computer processors on the planet. The company makes processors for all sorts of electronic equipment from high-end gaming desktops and servers to netbooks. Typically, we think of the Intel Xeon line of CPUs as being inside large rack servers used for hosting websites and massive enterprise databases. However, the CPUs are also used inside super powerful workstation computers as well.

Dell has announced a new Precision workstation line that uses the newly announced Intel Xeon 5500 series processors. The line has three models including the Precision T7500, T5500, and T3500 workstations.

Luxury watchmaker uses 007-style watermark to find fakes

Posted in Watches by Shane McGlaun on April 1st, 2009

lecuberswatch-sbJames Bond was one of my first contact points with the world of cool gadgets as a kid. Bond always had the cool stuff from cars that turn into submarines, to hot chicks, and watches that had frickin’ lasers inside. One watchmaker has announced a new high tech watermark that sounds like a method of sending Bond covert instructions.

Watchmaker Les Cubeurs has announced that it is now using a special high tech watermark on the crystal of its watches. The watermark is made using a special laser etching process and invisible digital ink. The goal of the watermark is to allow the company and its authorized dealers to determine a real watch from a fake.

Sprint exclusive Samsung Instinct s30 announced

Posted in Sprint by Shane McGlaun on April 1st, 2009

instincts30-sbSamsung has announced an updated instinct handset called the instinct s30. The device offers full touch screen functionality and 3G connectivity. The device offers a default web browser and Opera Mini 4.2 to browse the web. Samsung and Sprint also preload the device with Guitar Hero World Tour and Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader games.

The s30 is thinner than the original Instinct and will come in two colors — cobalt metal of touch of copper. The device offers quick access to Microsoft Outlook and utilizes Sprint Mobile Email Work to access corporate email, contacts, and calendar from Exchange Server or Lotus at no additional charge.