You get “precise 3D sound that drastically heightens awareness of your gaming surroundings,” of course. So it must be worth it. Plus you get to look all Sci-Fi like.
Archive for April, 2010
I am sure that there are many people who bought iPad that soon realized they needed a stand to comfortably watch video on the screen. If you are wanting an iPad stand, but don’t want to spend any money, Make has your simple DIY solution.
The free stand is made from the packing materials inside the iPad box. You take one of the end pieces, but it in half, and then cut a slit in the box across the short side at an angle.
I am just about ready to jump on the 3D TV bandwagon. I am waiting for screens that don’t need glasses before I bite and those are probably coming soon. If you can’t wait any longer, a new Samsung 3D TV has landed on Amazon.
The TV is the Samsung 46-inch LN46C750 and it has full 1080p resolution. The TV supports 3D and has a pair of 10W speakers. Other features include a wide color enhancer, and support for Skype on Samsung TV.
I have a high-end ATI video card in my work PC that I sometimes play video games on. The fan on the video card is very loud and some days it drives me crazy. I have been considering a passively cooled video card for a while now.
Club 3D has unveiled a new passively cooled video card called the ATI Radeon HD5550 Noiseless Edition. The card uses a massive heat sink and dual heat pipes for cooling. The video card has 512MB of GDDR3 RAM clocked at 800MHz.
Palm has been on the ropes as the popularity of its Pre and Pixi WebOS smartphones has proven to be poor. The company is selling significantly less of the devices that it and analysts predicted.
Palm has stated that it is willing to entertain purchase offers and the first to step up was HTC. HTC is a rival smartphone maker and after the company eyed Palm’s books, it opted to walk away. Another suitor has stepped into the ring now.
The HT Connect massage chair connects to your iPhone or iPod Touch via Bluetooth, and comes with an iPhone application that lets you control all the functions of the massage chair. Now THAT sounds relaxing. Until you see the price. I need a massage after seeing that $5,999 price.
Like a white Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-216, white Nokia StereoHeadset WH-205, white pouch, a white strap and more. Songs say it best. Play that funky music white boy. Or… Great gift for a… white wedding.
Remember back in February when that retailer allowed google into their shop to take pictures of the place? Well, as it turns out, Google really does have plans to make easier for you to check out stores from your computer.
With Google Places, you can check out the interior of places like restaurants, cafes, hotels, spas, salon, gyms and retail stores, all from your computer. The pictures are taken by Google photographers who arrange a photo shoot with the business owners. Right now Google is running a trial in about 30 cities across the US, Australia and Japan.
Right now, Telstra is the only carrier in Australia to offer the phone, but if you don’t want to tie yourself to a contract, you can buy the phone outright for $779. Some specs include: a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5-megapixel camera, Android 2.1, Sense UI and a 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display.
Apple never sleeps. They are always filing interesting patents. Like this patent for iTravel. The idea is that it turns your iPhone into a device that can handle all your travel needs. It would allow you to search for and book flights right from your iPhone.
You can then share that information with your iPhone contacts if you like, or set it so that you receive travel updates via SMS or push messages. The app could use RFID, so that your boarding pass is stored on your iPhone and can be scanned using QR codes or an RFID chip.
This watch comes from the same guy who brought us this watch, with moon dust and parts from Apollo 11. He managed to get his hands on some of the ashes from the Icelandic Eyjafjallajökull volcano very quickly.
The damn thing only erupted a week ago. The design looks appropriately burnt and molten. The catch is that there’s only one available. The price isn’t listed because it would send you into cardiac arrest.
Toshiba Japan has updated their REGZA HDTV range with select models supporting USB hard-drives or coming with 500GB of storage built-in. The Toshiba REGZA R1 series comes in 32-, 37- and 42-inch sets, while the REGZA H1 series comes in 32- and 37-inch sets.
Each has a USB port and Full HD resolution (Aside from the 32-inch models, which get 720p support). There’s also the entry level Toshiba REGZA A1 series, with 19-, 22- and 26-inch models, which all offer 720p HD resolution.
We’ve seen quite a few cuckoo clocks over the years, but nothing like this twitter clock. It’s called the Twitwee Clock, built by Haroon Baig. It uses an Arduino and an LCD to display incoming tweets, along with an old fashioned mechanical cuckoo to notify you of the Tweets.
If you get a ton of tweets, that could get annoying very fast. Sadly there are no plans for building your own, but if you are the industrious sort, you can probably find a way.
I have seen some weird things pop up for sale online, but typically, the major retailers like Sears stay away from anything that might be controversial typically. Sears has a new body pillow for sale that has boobs. The pillow is called the DeluxeComfort.com Girlfriend Body Pillow.
The pillow has a pair of boobs and an arm to wrap around your neck. I guess this would be perfect for the geek who has no girlfriend but wants to feel like they do. I am sure buying this pillow will mean you will never have a real girl though.
OLED screens are great; they use less power than LCD tech and offer better colors. The catch is that the typical OLED is much more expensive and large screens are not around. The cost reason means that most OLED screens so far are used in the smartphone realm.
LG Display is set to make a huge $225.7 million investment to triple its OLED building capacity. The increased capacity is good for the market because more screen production means lower prices.