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LG DM50D 3D HDTV

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on June 28th, 2011

LG has outed the DM50D 3D HDTV, but kept most of the specs to themselves. It features passive 3D glasses, “Flicker Free” capabilities from its Cinema 3D TV line, and twice the brightness of conventional 3D TVs.

It also has a built-in DTV tuner, HDMI for connecting with 3D consoles etc, and you can view images and videos directly from a USB flash drive if you like. It’ll be arrive in Europe in July and elsewhere later.

Microsoft Still Skeptical About 3D Gaming

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2011

Sony and Nintendo have embraced 3D, but Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has yet to actively support it. Xbox senior product manager David Dennis says that the company is taking a wait and see approach and you can’t really blame them.

He says that Microsoft will not implement 3D in the 360 until 3D proves its staying power and gamers demand it.

Star Wars Operation

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2011

Remember the old Operation game. The funny bone was the hardest to get and I can still hear that buzzer! Now Hasbro is launching a new edition of the popular board game, but they have switched the red-nosed guy for R2-D2.

The game can be pre-ordered now for $27, and it will ship in September. Jawas are no longer the only guys who get to operate on droids. I wonder what R2′s hardest part to remove is.

Mitsubishi HDTV with built-in Blu-ray and hard disk recorder

Posted in Mitsubishi by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2011

Most of us have many separate components for our home theater setup, but some prefer the convenience of having everything in a single device to keep things tidy. Mitsubishi has answered the call with an all-in-one system that consists of an HDTV that comes with a built-in Blu-ray and hard disk recorder, among other features.

The REAL LCD-22BLR500 is an all-in-one package 22-inch HD television set that comes with a digital TV tuner, a Blu-ray recorder that features a 500GB hard disk and support for AVCREC.

Mr Bump Alarm Clock

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2011

If you hate getting up in the morning(Don’t we all?) then this alarm clock is for you. The Mr Bump Alarm Clock may look like a South Park character, but he’s actually from the Mr Men series of children’s books. Apparently he bumps into things a lot.

As soon as the Mr Bump Alarm Clock goes off, just pick him up and throw him against the wall, and the alarm will stop. But hey that’s true of most alarm clocks if you throw it hard enough. Just $15.

Unofficial Android MP3 Speakers

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2011

These Android MP3 speakers may look like the real deal, but they appear to have “gotge” written on them, not Google. We don’t even care. They are still adorable.

Each one has a small full-range driver built into the bottom, and they also have colorful LEDs around the neck that light up when the music is playing. Pushing the droid’s head starts and stops the music, and turning it left or right adjusts the volume.

Slim ASUS Eee PC X101 coming next month

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2011

That super thin Eee PC X101 is getting ready to arrive at retail in July. That’s when you’ll be able to pick one up for $199. (That’s the MeeGo version) There’s also the Windows 7 versions (X101H) starting at just $310.

To refresh your memory, it features a 1.33GHz, single-core Atom N435, a six-cell battery, and a small SSD (probably 16GB). Do you want one? Looks sweet in red.

Nokia’s N950 torn apart by FCC

Posted in Nokia by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Looks like the FCC has already torn apart Nokia’s new MeeGo development phone. And it looks like the rumors of watered-down N9 specs are true, except for a 12-megapixel camera, which is a nice addition.

The N950′s official specs list an 8-megapixel camera, so this is certainly a bonus. And the N950 obviously has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The non-user-accessible BL-4D battery is lower capacity than the N9, at 1,320 mAh.

OnLive Viewer for the HTC Flyer lets you watch others game

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Are you a video game voyeur? If so, here’s some good news. But first, OnLive plans to launch Android and iOS apps later this year that will let you stream PS3, Xbox, and other console-quality video games from a central server. The new apps will let you play games using a virtual on-screen gamepad or an optional Bluetooth controller. Now to what you want to hear, or in this case, see. While you are waiting for those apps, OnLive already has an iPad app that lets you watch games that others are playing. You peeping gaming Toms you.

The company has released its first OnLive Viewer app for Android, for the HTC Flyer tablet. Looks like it also works on several other devices too, including the NOOK Color, HTC Thunderbolt, Desire HD, Evo 4G, and Droid X.

Japanese PSN Still Down

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Sony’s troubles still continue. The Japanese government is giving Sony a hard time over the PSN outage still, two months after. They still have not allowed Sony to bring PSN back online until they have certain assurances. These are assurances that the Japanese government has been requesting since May and Sony isn’t giving them a time frame for their implementation.

They simply want preventative measures and Sony isn’t cooperating or communicating. Sony needs to be bending over backwards to win people over once again, so this is pretty stupid on their part.

Pioneer Computers DreamVision PC DH61 All-In-one Desktop PC

Posted in Desktop PCs by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Pioneer Computers Australia is offering their latest all-in-one desktop PC called the DreamVision PC DH61. It will save you some space on your desk and features a 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 multi-touch LCD screen, a 2nd Generation Intel Core i3/i5 processor, and Intel integrated or NVIDIA 310M 512MB graphics card.

It also packs in up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, up to a 500GB hard drive, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, a DVD writer or Blu-ray drive, a 4-in-1 card reader, a TV tuner (optional), WiFi and 2x 5W built-in speakers. Starts at $1,399.

Ekoore Python Touchscreen Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Ekoore has introduced a new touchscreen tablet called the Python. They hope it will squeeze all other tablets out of the market, but we doubt it. It’s powered by either Microsoft Windows 7 or Linux Ubuntu and has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 processor and Intel GMA 3150 graphics.

The Python also features an SSD, three USB ports, a mini HDMI port, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G support. The battery will deliver around 4 hours of operation time. Sadly there’s no info on pricing at the moment.

Skullcandy Vandal iPhone speaker dock

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Skullcandy has a new iPhone dock, all decked out in gold and black veneer. Inside of this retro-looking dock there are 80mm woofers and 19mm tweeters, with a total output of 21 watts. That’s pretty decent for a dock.

Now for the bad news. That would be the price of $179.99. I guess you are paying for the style here more than anything else. Who’s interested at that price?

Motorola Droid 3 Release Date Is July 14th

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Folks in China had the launch of the Motorola Droid 3 last week, but we didn’t have any clue about when it would launch in this part of the world. Well now Droid Attic has a photo of Verizon’s inventory system, which shows an In-Stock date for the Droid 3 as 7/13/2011.

So July 14th will be the day. Better put some dough aside now. It packs a dual-core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 4″ qHD display, QWERTY keyboard, 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, front camera and 16GB of internal storage. No info on pricing yet though.

Gingerbread coming for the Thunderbolt

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

HTC had said back in March that we’d have Gingerbread (Android 2.3) on the Thunderbolt in Q2, however that time frame is drawing to a close. Well, what we have learned is that an HTC rep has confirmed that the next update for the Thunderbolt won’t just fix the reboot issues, but it will also update the phone to Gingerbread.

We may not have a date, but this is better than no news at all right? Keep your fingers crossed. Q2 only has a few days left. Maybe they will keep their word.