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This dock turns your iPhone into a corded desk phone

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

You love talking on your iPhone, but you just feel too free right? You have no cord to twirl and get tangled up in. Well, now you can have your iPhone and a landline experience too. You can even slam the phone down now like in the old days.

We don’t have any pricing or availability details for this dock yet, but we can tell you that it has built-in two stereo speakers, a microphone, volume control, instant mute, and USB and AC power dual sources.

Logitech Harmony 300 remote

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

Logitech’s Harmony remotes have been a pretty popular accessory and the latest Harmony 300 has the best price of all at $49.99 in the USA and £29.99 in the UK.

The 300 features an effortless web-based setup using a USB on your computer and it boasts compatibility with over 225,000 devices from more than 5,000 brands. There will be some sacrifices at that price however, like no LCD screen and it can control a maximum of only four devices.

Xbox 360 Slim shown off next to the current Xbox 360

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2010

Okay, this is not confirmation of what the slim Xbox 360 actually looks like in any way. What this guy is holding certainly looks like a slimmed down Xbox 360, but really it could be anything dressed up to fool us. Whatever it is, it is small and Xbox-like.

The Dutch site Gamekings.tv had this dropped in their inbox. If this is the real deal, it looks pretty awesome. And of course, much smaller than it’s predecessor.

Netbook Navigator Nav 9 Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2010

Here’s another tablet option for those looking for a new tablet. The Netbook Navigator Nav 9 tablet is now available for purchase for $599. Some features include a 8.9-inch (1024 x 600 pixel) multitouch display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 2GB RAM, and a 16GB solid state disk (supports up to 128GB).

That’s not all. Some other features include WiFi, Bluetooth, three USB ports, an SD card slot, a SIM card slot and optional 3G. The device measures 10-inches x 6.6-inches x 0.8-inches thick and uses a 3-cell (2200mAh) battery.

Iron Man 2 cologne from Diesel

Posted in movies by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2010

Are you ready for Iron Man 2 on May 7th? Well, if you all wear this Iron Man 2 Cologne to the premiere, there will no doubt be a lot of gagging and passing out. This new cologne comes from Diesel and the bottle is shaped like Iron Man’s hand.

If you really need to know, the fragrance is influenced by “top notes of lemon blossom, mandarin and coriander leaves, a heart of labdanum, black rose and lavender, and a dry down of amber, tolu wood and ebony wood”.

FedEx rolls out electric trucks

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2010

FedEx wants to go greener, so this week it rolled out its first all-electric FedEx delivery trucks in the United States. Starting in June, FedEx will be sending the first four electric vans out on the roads of Los Angeles, saving energy as they go.

We have no idea just how much these vehicles cost, but the truck’s 80kWh battery alone is “well above the cost of a large luxury sedan,” according to FedEx’s VP of Global Vehicles John Formisano. We hope that despite high costs, FedEx continues with this and gets more of these trucks on the road.

MacBook Pro clone powered by Dual-core Atom and ION2

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2010

Sure, this looks like Apple’s MacBook Pro, but looks can be deceiving. Look closer and you’ll find that it’s really a clone. A clone powered by either a single core Atom N450 or dual-core Atom D510, coupled with NVIDIA’s ION2.

We don’t know what operating system this computer is running, but there’s a good chance that it’s Windows 7. No word on pricing or availability yet either, but you can expect the specs of this cloned MacBook Pro to include Atom N450 or D510 processors, 1-2GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB-320GB hard disk, 14.1-inch 1366 x 768 display, and Bluetooth.

Hug-E-Gram gives you hugs from a distance

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2010

Are you having a bad day? Need a hug? But wait, hugs mean germy people and you don’t need to get sick. Plus, maybe the only other people around are your guy friends and guy hugs aren’t manly. What do you do? Well, there’s the Hug-E-Gram.

If you need love, you can wear it around your waist or torso, and wait for your friends to send you a personalized message with the hug. Forget human contact. Who needs it? It will cost you $29, which seems expensive for hugs, but hey, at least you’ll be getting a hug.

Cravendale Milk Jug alerts you to sour milk

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2010

Milk cartons or the plastics they come in won’t tell you if it’s fresh or not. They simply hold the liquid and that’s it. But this jug is different, It uses a pH sensor to detect if the milk inside is sour. That way, your cereal won’t be ruined in the morning.

So you won’t have to worry about sour milk ever again. You can instead go back to only worrying about spilled milk. Don’t cry over it though.

New eBay app for iPhones can list products lightning fast

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2010

These two new apps for either sellers or those who want to buy/sell locally are pretty cool. The Classifieds app uses the iPhone’s GPS to remember your location and will only display items near you based on what you’re searching for.

The second app is also free and is being called a “power tool” by ebay. The item being sold can be listed in under 60 seconds, which is incredibly fast for sellers. Put these two apps in your ebay arsenal and you’ll be happy you did. Now if only ebay would lower their fees, you might make some decent profit from that rare and ugly vase you just listed.

Modern Warfare 2 map update gives Xbox Live problems

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2010

Xbox Live is having some problems. Apparently a new Modern Warfare 2 map update has made a number of Xbox Live features unusable or unstable, including online MW2 gameplay. Not good news for those who wanted to get some gametime in.

Word is that the Xbox Live Marketplace is off-and-on, and even Microsoft admits that several other things are acting strangely. However a fix is on the way, so maybe if you try again later it will be alright. You’re probably supposed to be working anyway right?

SlingPlayer coming to the iPad

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2010

SlingMedia has been busy working on an Android version of SlingPlayer, and now it looks like we’ll be seeing a version of SlingPlayer for the iPad too, which makes perfect sense. It can take advantage of the iPad’s larger screen for more viewing area and of course everyone will have one. So why wouldn’t they?

What do you think? Are you looking forward to this? We aren’t sure when this will happen, but they are working on it. And hopefully it won’t be just a pixel-doubled iPhone SlingPlayer app on that large screen.

TomTom offers lifetime map and traffic on certain devices

Posted in TomTom by Shane McGlaun on March 30th, 2010

When you are going somewhere and using a GPS device, you want accurate maps. With the road construction going on around the country and new businesses and neighborhoods going up, maps are outdated almost as soon as they are released.

TomTom has announced a new service that will provide lifetime map and traffic updates for customers who purchase TomTom Xl and TomTom XXL GPS devices. The lifetime maps updates will offer updates to the map database every few months.

Cox to broadcast Masters golf tournament in 3D

Posted in Home Theater by Shane McGlaun on March 30th, 2010

With all the 3D TVs that turned up at CES this year we knew that 3D was going to be big in 2010. The 3D sets are now starting to land at retailers for those so included to purchase. 3D content for TV is also starting to come as well.

Cox has announced that it will be broadcasting the Masters golf tournament in 3D for two hours each day for the duration of the tournament. The cable network will also show a highlight show each day in 3D.

Asus Designo display with updates land down under

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on March 30th, 2010

We have already seen some of the displays in the Asus Designo line like the LS246H back in December 2009. Asus has now added a couple new Designo LCDs to its line and has unveiled them in Australia.

The new screens are the LED backlit MS238 and MS228 monitors. The screens share many of the same features like 1920 x 1080 resolutions, 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratios, and slim 16.5mm thick profiles.