Archive for June, 2010

iMovie hits iTunes App Store

Posted in iTunes by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2010

So you don’t have an iPhone 4 yet, unless you were lucky enough to have it delivered, but if you did receive Apple’s latest handset, you probably noticed that it doesn’t come with a tool to edit all the 720p footage you just shot.

That’s where iMovie for iPhone comes in handy. It just went live. So feel free to hit up the App Store and buy it for $4.99.

Razer gets into the Tron spirit with new keyboard and mouse

Posted in Keyboards by Shane McGlaun on June 24th, 2010

I know that many of the geeks out there who grew up in the 80′s are fans of Tron. It was hard not to be with all the arcade games that were around with mini games from the original movie. I always liked the Light Bike game. I vaguely recall there being Tron toys when I was a kid too.

With the new Tron movie hitting theaters soon, there is resurgence in Tron merchandise with toys and game controllers. Razer has announced that it has a couple of Tron peripherals coming to celebrate the movie and geek up your gaming rig.

Mophie introduces external juice pack batteries for iPhone, iPod, and iPad

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2010

Mophie’s juice pack air external case added some battery life to the iPhone, but it also makes your iPhone chubby. Now Mophie is introducing a line of external juice packs that pop into your device using a retractable dock connector.

The smallest will be the $40 1,000mAh juice pack reserve, then the $60 1,500mAh boost. Both are compatible with the iPod and iPhone and also offer “super-bright” LED flashlights. Lastly there’s the juice pack power station, which hasn’t been given a price or mAh rating, but will be compatible with the iPad.

Sears and Kmart to launch streaming video service this Christmas

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2010

Is it too early to talk Christmas? Not for Kmart and Sears. As physical media sales continue to drop, these two names are looking toward streaming content, with the Alphaline Entertainment service. Alphaline is powered Sonic’s RoxioNow and will be available on TVs and Blu-ray players manufactured by Sharp, LG, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, and RCA.

Setup of the device is included in the sale price, should you find your DIY skills lacking. The service will arrive this holiday season.

Monster Vision Max 3D Universal 3D Glasses

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2010

There are many different manufacturers coming out with their own 3D glasses, but these Monster Vision Max 3D glasses are touted as the world’s first and only universal wireless 3D eyewear shutter system and its Active 3D eyewear system is the only RF Shutter system that will work with all brands of 3D HDTVs.

The stylish and lightweight high-gloss black design will allow users to wear them for hours without experiencing any fatigue, according to the company. It will fit all head sizes, and can be worn over prescription glasses.

TRON controllers geek up your game

Posted in Controllers,Games by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2010

No matter what game you are playing, this Tron controller makes it feel like you are playing Tron. PDP’s glowing TRON controllers will cost you $50 controllers and will be available this fall for PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

PC gamers will also get a TRON-blue gaming keyboard and mouse from Razer. If you are going to play the upcoming Tron Evolution game for PC, 360, and PS3, it is mandatory that you use these controllers. And even if you aren’t a fan, they just look hot.

Self-standing toothbrush

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2010

This self-standing toothbrush concept looks great. Plus it eliminates the need for those tacky toothbrush holders. The DEWS toothbrush, designed by Ryan and Harc, has a nice fat, weighted handle that keeps it upright, even if you try to knock it down.

This is such a great idea I’m surprised it doesn’t exist already. Hopefully someone will make this happen. Now, if it could only automatically dispense toothpaste, it would be perfect.

ColorWare your Segway for $6k

Posted in Segway by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2010

Segway fans can now get some color on their vehicle instead of just living with black, white or sage. All thanks to ColorWare, who is obviously moving on to coloring larger gadgets these days. We aren’t sure if they will accept your current Segway to paint, or if they’re only selling new Segways like with their HDTV deal.

You can choose different colors for the handle bar, upper leansteer, lower leansteer, leansteer hub, center console, front bumper, rear bumper, front battery, rear battery, fenders, inner hubs, wheels and hub caps.

ThinkGeek gets cease and desist letter for unicorn meat

Posted in Douchbaggery by Shane McGlaun on June 23rd, 2010

The level of douchbaggery that lawyers and companies go to protect their trademarks never ceases to amaze me. The latest crazy legal letter to cross my desk comes from ThinkGeek. ThinkGeek is big on messing with folks with faux products that are just realistic enough to get a geek reaching for their credit card.

Some of the products listed on the ThinkGeek website are obviously fake and just meant for fun. A perfect example was the Canned Unicorn Meat that the site had up for sale a while back. I hear it tasted like Spam.

Shuttle unveils new X350 Slim PC packing ION graphics

Posted in Shuttle by Shane McGlaun on June 23rd, 2010

Shuttle is one of the most prolific SFF PC makers around. The company is most known for all of the barebones kits that it offers that let the buyer complete the system with their own hardware. Over the last few months, Shuttle has been offering more and more complete PCs.

The latest of these complete PCs is the X350 Slim PC. The little machine uses NVIDIA ION graphics. The tiny machine is 1.5-inches thick and designed for people with little space. The machine is so small that it can be mounted behind a PC display or TV.

Super Talent Offers ShuttleCraft SSD

Posted in SSD,Storage by Shane McGlaun on June 23rd, 2010

SuperTalent has a long line of SSDs for all manner of uses and needs. The company has SSDs for consumers, businesses, and enterprise use along with all sorts of other flash-based storage devices.

SuperTalent has announced its latest SSD for enterprise called the ShuttleCraft SAS SSD. The new SSD attaches to a SCSI SAS interface and will come in M and S series drives. The S series use SLC NAND and will come in 60GB and 120GB capacities.

HP Debuts Mini 100e Education Edition netbook for school

Posted in HP by Shane McGlaun on June 23rd, 2010

Summer is in full swing for students around the country and they don’t want to think about school right now. HP is already looking a few months into the future at the back to school season and has offered up a new netbook for students called the Mini 100e Education Edition.

The 100e includes productivity, education, and security software preinstalled from Microsoft with Office 2010, Microsoft Math, and Microsoft Security Essentials. Other features include a spill-resistant keyboard and a LED to see when the machine is connected to a network.

20 Nao robots dancing

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2010


We already knew that Nao had the ability to dance, but check out this small Nao army all dancing together in preparation for some sort of musical apocalypse where they will dance on our graves.

I wonder if other bots will tune in and buy tickets to this cute, but terrible for us little number. Yes, this is what the Earth will look like when we are gone. Robot party time.

Federation issue Dustbuster / Star Trek: TNG phaser

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2010

There’s a reason you don’t see dust in the corridors of the starship Enterprise. Turns out those phasers actually double as Dustbusters. Okay, not really. But this Dustbuster is crafted as a replica of the hand phaser from Star Trek: the Next Generation.

Interestingly, these prop weapons were nicknamed Dustbusters on set because of their familiar shape. This replica is much more than a hand vacuum, though. It has realistic LED lighting and sound effects and it’s intricately crafted by the original prop masters to look exactly like the ones used in the TV series.

Acer has new TimelineX Notebooks for the US

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2010

Acer has some cool new notebooks for the US, like the 18.4-inch Aspire 8943G, which features the company’s new Ethos look with a minimal aluminum body, chiclet keyboard, five speakers and a subwoofer. It’s priced at $1,550 and some specifications include a 1.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics chip, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive and a Blu-ray player.

The TimelineX series has been updated as well, with the new models featuring low-power Core i3 and i5 processors, and they are less than an inch thick. The Aspire 1830T has an 11.6-inch display, ULV Core i3, 3GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive and will be priced from $600. You can also opt for configurations that include the Core i5, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB drive for a higher price.