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PSP Digital Comics launching in US today

Posted in PSP by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2009

PSP Digital Comics launching in US todayLike comics? Have a PSP? Well then consider today your own personal Nerdapalooza. The PSP comic store is live at 3:00 PM today. On top of that, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa stores should become available at 5PM GMT.

The store has “hundreds of new and classic collections,” and that includes stuff from Marvel, IDW, Titan, iVerse and 2000AD. Hit up playstationcomics.com and check it out.

Belkin unveils Bluetooth Music receiver for iPhone

Posted in Belkin by Shane McGlaun on December 16th, 2009

belkinbluetoothiphoneThere is no shortage of accessories on the market for the iPhone and the iPod. There are a plethora of docks and cradles that let you play music through your car or home stereo. Most of the docks require the iPhone to be plugged into them though.

Belkin has announced a new Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver that uses Bluetooth to wirelessly stream music from your iPhone to the home stereo. The device has a wireless range of 33 feet and works with all generation iPhones and the 2ng generation iPod touch.

Official Ed Hardy cases for mobile phones hit Office Depot

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on December 16th, 2009

edhardyiphone-sbI am not a fan of over the top cases for the iPhone or other devices. The designs that are on Ed Hardy stuff just aren’t that appealing to me. If you like the designs and want a real Ed Hardy case they are now available.

The cases are now available to be purchased in Office Depot and ULTA stores around the country. The faceplates are available for the iPhone and Blackberry devices.

Audio-Technica unveils ATH-ANC1 noise-cancelling earphones

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on December 16th, 2009

atanc1-sbI can certainly see the desire to have noise-cancelling earphones with kids around. I can’t work if my son and his friends are playing games in the living room, they are too loud. A nice set of headphones would help me put up with his goofy friends and all their giggling.

Audio-Technica has announced a new set of headphones called the ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint active noise-cancelling on-ear headphones. The product name is long enough and they will sell for $129.95 in January.

Dimension Invaders augmented reality game hits iPhone

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on December 16th, 2009

dimensioninvaders-sbAugmented reality apps are becoming more and more popular. These are the sort of apps that let you aim your iPhone camera at a restaurant and get information about the business. They are cool, but very limited in how useful they are to many users.

Rapidito Games has announced that it has released a new augmented reality game for the iPhone 3GS called Dimension Invaders. The game lets you point your iPhone camera around the room or area you are actually in to aim a crosshair on the screen at blue blobs.

Corsair pulls the cover off a $1300 RAM kit

Posted in Corsair by Shane McGlaun on December 16th, 2009

corsair24gbram-sgAny computer enthusiast will tell you that the hobby is not cheap. An enthusiast class system can run thousands of dollars all in the name of faster video game frame rates and higher frequencies on the CPU and RAM. Corsair has announced the perfect enthusiast RAM kit for the geek with money to burn.

The kit is the Corsair CMD24GX3M6A1333C9 – DOMINATOR and it is a 24GB kit. You get six 4GB memory modules that are rated at 1333MHz with latencies of 9-9-9-24. The kit is designed for Core i7 processors on the Intel X58 platform.

Bing comes to the iPhone

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2009

Bing comes to the iPhoneMicrosoft and Apple may be on opposite sides of the computer wars, but that’s no reason for Bing to steer clear of the iPhone. And so the Bing iPhone app is available in the App Store. It’s free and has features for Windows Mobile and BlackBerry.

You’ll also get voice search and location detection. Either download Bing for your iPhone through the iTunes link, or visit m.bing.com on your iPhone, and you’ll be redirected to the AppStore. What are you waiting for?

Unofficial Adidas phone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2009

Unofficial Adidas phoneLooking for a phone that matches your fancy Adidas shoes? Well, you can get this one, but despite it’s looks, it isn’t an official handset from the sportswear giant. Sure it has the Adidas logo on the front of this clamshell, but that’s really all we know about it.

You can probably expect the usual specifications of such clones, like dual SIM and a digital camera as well as a complete lack of quality at a high price. We will probably see a Nike version very soon.

McDonald’s Wi-Fi to be free

Posted in Wi-Fi by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2009

mcdonalds_logo.jpgMcDonald’s will be offering free Wi-Fi hotspots soon, as well as the usual obesity and diabetes. So you won’t have to pay $3 for every two hours starting in January. They are hoping that McDonalds becomes your new favorite hangout and that you will buy something.

Aside from that, McDonalds has also restructured their menu, adding more coffee and desserts so you can hang around and surf online.

HTC Evolve concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2009

HTC Evolve conceptHere’s a nicely designed concept tablet design that isn’t branded by Apple. The “HTC Evolve” is pretty cute, even good looking. Along with an ergonomic design, it uses a stylus pen to help you draw renders and such.

It also features an extra OLED touch screen that pops out on the side. Some other specs include an Intel Atom processor, Touch screen display, 128GB SSD, 1.5GB RAM, Custom skinned Android OS, Possible fast booting, Two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port and 3.5mm headphone jack, Camera and microphone.

Thanko USB Shortwave Radio

Posted in Radio by Conner Flynn on December 15th, 2009

Thanko USB Shortwave RadioIt doesn’t look like much, but Thanko just launched its first USB shortwave radio for the masses. The radio is capable of receiving both AM and FM radio signals and you can plug the device into your computer. You’ll need to install software into your computer before you can use it though.

It will also let you record and save programs in MP3 or WAV format. So if you’re looking for a shortwave radio, Thanko’s USB shortwave radio retails for $44.73.

PermaFLOW drain takes a common sense approach to clogs

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on December 15th, 2009

PermaFLOW drain takes a common sense approach to clogsNow and then an invention comes along that solves problems with such a simplistic approach, you have to wonder why you never thought of it. The PermaFLOW drain is one such invention. Clogged drains are a pain. For one thing you can’t see what’s going on down there. And removing the pipe is not as easy as it sounds.

The PermaFLOW drain should make clogs a thing of the past. If it gets clogged, just turn the knob on the side and you will crank that blockage out of the way. Couldn’t be easier.

Morphius robot case mod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on December 15th, 2009

Morphius robot case modSupposedly this mod comes from creator Maciel Barreto, but I’m not convinced. Clearly this thing arrived from the future with a mission to kill us all. But if Maciel wants to be an accomplice, that’s on him. He’s not fooling us.

This is basically a battle damaged robot with a PC inside that took months to build. Every detail of MORPHIUS was hand-carved in clay to make a silicone mold. Then the final shell was made from fiberglass and resin. So he claims.

Epson NP12-V Nettop with Windows 7

Posted in Epson by Conner Flynn on December 15th, 2009

Epson NP12-V Nettop with Windows 7When you think Epson, you probably think printers, but the company has been branching out lately and the Japanese are now used to seeing Epson nettops. Among other things. The latest, the NP12-V is an Atom-powered nettop from Epson, which is designed to be both ultra quiet and eco friendly.

The other bonus here is that this model ships with Windows 7 Premium, which will please many of you who hate Vista. The NP12-V is being sold in Japan for about 32800 Yen (or $370).

Philips unveils the BDP7500 Blu-ray player

Posted in Blu-ray by Conner Flynn on December 15th, 2009

Philips unveils the BDP7500 Blu-ray playerIf you’re in the market for a new Blu-ray player, Philips just unveiled its new Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player, the BDP7500. This player has good looks and some interesting features.

Features like 1080p 24fps Full HD images, with support for 7.1 lossless formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, 1GB of internal storage for BD-Live content and it’s compatible with a variety of formats like DivX Ultra, H.264, VC-1, JPEG and MP3. It’ll cost you £249 (or $405).