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Acer Predator AG7750-U2222 gaming desktop revealed

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on June 28th, 2010

Acer has been peddling it s line of black and orange gaming desktops in the Predator line for a long time. Acer has now announced a new addition to the Predator gaming line called the AG7750-U2222 gaming desktop.

The machine is packed with quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, up to 12GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 475 from NVIDIA with support for 3-way SLI. Acer also uses a liquid cooling system to keep the machine running nice and cool.

Aiptek 3D photo frame displays your 3D camcorder’s photos and videos

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on June 28th, 2010

When Aiptek introduced its i2 3D Camcorder, it promised to release a 3D photo frame to go with it. And here it is. The “Portable 3D Photo and Video Display” is a 7-inch parallax LCD display that will not require you to wear dorky glasses.

It can display photos and videos captured by the i2 or other 3D devices and releases on August 15 for just $200. So between the camera and viewer it will cost you $400.

Spider bike concept is made with airplane tech

Posted in Concepts by Shane McGlaun on June 28th, 2010

I used to work with a guy that was really into bicycling on the highway. He had a bike that was as expensive as many people’s car. The idea was to get as light a bike as possible so you can go faster.

A new bike concept on Yanko Design uses technology from aircraft manufacturing to make it light and strong. The bike is called the spider and is made from square aluminum tubing welded together.

Apple sells 1.7M iPhone 4 smartphones in three days

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on June 28th, 2010

After lots of waiting and anticipating Apple finally launched the iPhone 4 last week. The device had a ton of pre-orders and there were huge lines at some stores to get one.

There were estimates early in the launch that numbers could go as high as 1.5 million units sold. Apple has officially confirmed that over the first three days the iPhone 4 was available it sold 1.7 million units.

HP Envy 14 notebook ships

Posted in HP by Shane McGlaun on June 28th, 2010

We first glimpsed the thin Envy 14 notebook back in May and the thing looked really good with its thin profile and nice screen. If you wanted one you can now hop over to HP.com and order yours up.

The notebook has a 1.1-inch thick profile and weighs in at 5.25 pounds. It uses Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and it has an Intel Core i5 or core i7 CPU option. The screen is 14.5-inches and the notebook has 4GB of RAM and Radeon HD 5650 GPU.

Travel World Alarm Clock with Passport Holder

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2010

It’s not easy staying organized, but somehow travelers have to keep everything straight in order to wake up on time and not lose their belongings. This is a handy tool for the traveler that will prove very useful. The new Travel World Alarm Clock With Passport Holder.

It has a world time alarm clock, a thermometer and holder for your passport so it doesn’t get lost. It also has slots for your credit cards, so it will likely replace your wallet.

USB cigarette lighter

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2010

A cigarette lighter is a handy thing to carry around with you, even if you are not a smoker. This cigarette lighter is powered by USB, so it doesn’t even require any flammable lighter fluid. It works by using a pair of nichrome style red hot wires that will light your smoke just like that.

It also features a UV light, you know, in case you need to identify counterfeit money or inspect your hotel room bed or something.

Sony adds Toy Story 3 characters to their S-Series Walkmans

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2010

Sony is hoping that some Toy Story 3 branding will help sales on their S-Series Walkmans. So Sony has designed special edition Walkman S-Series devices imprinted with your favorite characters.

The original Sony Walkman Toy Story clear case for your gadget will set you back about $18 (or 1680 Yen). Compatible models include: the NW-S740, S740K, S640, S640K in 8GB to 32GB models. Designs include Woody and Buzz together, the Aliens and Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear.

Towel with built-in speakers folds into a backpack

Posted in Outdoors by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2010

Your beach towel can’t do that. It sports amplified speakers that are positioned right next to your ears and I’m sure everyone around you will enjoy your music. When you are all done and have soaked up enough sun and tunes, just fold it up into a backpack.

Yes, you can wash it thanks to those speakers being removable. Not sure I would want to spend $72 on a beach towel though. The speakers are powered by a lithium battery that you can also remove. As for blaring music on this thing, that beautiful model above can do whatever the hell she wants as long as I get to look.

Verizon Wireless Pantech Jest gets detailed

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2010

Verizon and Pantech are almost ready to release a successor to the Razzle. The handset is dubbed the Pantech Jest. It’s a slider that sports a QWERTY keyboard and it’s expected to be launched very soon. The info is pretty detailed, so it seems legit.

No mention of price, but some specifications include that QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel camera, microSD card expansion up to 16GB, a 2.5mm headphone jack, Dedicated messaging key, GPS and VZ Navigator support.

Portable Atari console the size of a Gameboy

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2010

We love us some good old fashioned Atari mods around here and this is maybe the neatest we’ve seen in some time. This portable Atari is small enough to pass itself off as a Gameboy.

The core system is an Atari Flashback 2, an embedded system with a few built-in games. But without the cartridge slot it wouldn’t be the mod it is, allowing the owner to play any game he wants. Not sure about the color though. An Atari mod should be wood grain.

Screenshots of BlackBerry Shield surface

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2010

Some screenshots of the upcoming BlackBerry Shield service have now surfaced. This service will function like Apple’s “Find My iPhone” feature for iPhones with MobileMe. Basically, BlackBerry Shield will allow users to track their lost or stolen phones using Google Maps.

It will also allow users to remotely wipe important information from the device using a web browser. Some other features include custom lost and found messages, remote password settings, and alarms to help you find the device when it’s in your immediate area.

Build your own white iPhone 4

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2010

If you were stoked about getting yourself a white iPhone 4, but don’t want to wait until late July, you can always opt to build your own.

Engadget has done just that. They have assembled a white iPhone 4 with third-party parts and it looks just awesome. Sure, it’s missing an earpiece grill, lens cover, LED diffusor, and a white Home button, but it’s pretty cool.

Space Invaders messenger bag

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2010

This Space Invaders messenger bag displays your allegiance to human-kind and tells passers-by that you are not afraid to kill row upon row of aliens to get the high score. Sure, these are not official Space Invaders on this messenger bag, but they look good to me.

This vinyl messenger bag will carry your portable gadgets, maybe a small laptop, or an iPad. And you’ll be displaying your geeky side.

Prompt-It iPhone teleprompter

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2010

Is there anything that the iPhone can’t do? The latest odd use for the iPhone is to use it as a teleprompter. The Prompt-it kit will let you set up your iPhone as a mini-teleprompter, so you can read your lines, while still looking at the camera. Just like a news anchor.

Apparently it’s good for reading a speech when you’re on your laptop’s webcam, but if you are on your laptop, why not just put the lines on your laptop’s screen? It’s pretty neat, but not really practical.