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Commodore C64 remake shipping next week

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

Commodore has announced that it is almost finished with its first wave of production for the remake of the C64. The now dual-core Atom PC will ship next week. A Barebones version is $250, while a complete Basic version starts at $595 with a 1.8GHz Atom, NVIDIA Ion graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive and no optical drive.

For the serious buyer, the $895 ultimate model has a Blu-ray drive, 4GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and Wi-Fi. Each model has multi-format card reading and modern video out and expansion. Ubuntu Linux 10.10 as well. Not long after launch you can get a copy of Commodore OS which mimics the original C64′s environment and software support.

Star Wars Hoodies Look Great

Posted in Star Wars by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

You can’t always wear your highly detailed and expensive Star Wars costumes out in public, but these hoodies are a great option. This new line of hoodies is now available online for great prices. You can get the Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett.

The fabric is a 60/40 cotton polyester and will survive many washings. These hoodies are the kind that can cover your whole face, with netting on the eye sockets so you can see. They cost just $49.99.

Chill KB-1BT Wireless Bluetooth Micro Keyboard

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

Those still looking for an HTPC keyboard can chill now. The Chill KB-1BT wireless Bluetooth micro keyboard is perfect for HTPCs, tablets, smartphones, etc. The compact and slim micro keyboard features an integrated touchpad for easy mouse control.

Other features include backlit keys for typing in low light(Great for movies), even an integrated LED flashlight. The rechargeable Li-Polymer battery will give you up to 30 days of operation time. No info on pricing yet though.

Logitech C615HD HD Webcam

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

Logitech has a brand new Hd Webcam, the Logitech C615HD. This webcam features full 360 degree rotation, tripod-ready stand and USB extender. You can make 720p HD calls on Skype and it also has Facebook and YouTube uploading features.

It boasts a simple fold-and-go design. Oh and did we mention Full HD 1080p video recording capability? The Logitech C615 HD Web camera costs just $80.

New Dutch coins have QR codes

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

Looks like currency continues to evolve as the Royal Dutch Mint has now released two new coins for its 100th anniversary, a silver 5 EUR coin and a gold 10 EUR coin. The front of the coins look pretty cool, but are nothing noteworthy, while the back has a QR code that takes citizens to the Royal Dutch Mint website.

The Mint has also promised a “surprise” for when the money gets official and is available later this month. And no, that surprise is not free money. Probably just QR codes on something else.

Jelly Belly cases for your iPhone 4

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

Did you know that there are 53 “official” Jelly Belly flavors? I did not know that until now myself. If you are a fan of the candy, the company’s new cases are scented to smell like the stuff. It will add a candy scent to your iPhone, iPod touch, nano, or BlackBerry.

The cases cost just $15 just like the new Jelly Belly headphones. So who loves the candy enough to try these?

ASUS G74 gaming laptop available for pre-order

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

The ASUS G74 comes in two configurations, which both include a quad-core Core i7-2630QM CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics with 3GB of video memory, 12GB DDR3 RAM (out of 16GB), dual 750GB 7200RPM drives, a 1080p display, Blu-ray player, backlit keyboard, and a USB 3.0. socket (along with three 2.0).

The G74SX-A1 is $1,745. There’s also a $1,979 version with a 3D display, called the G74SX-3DE. You can pre-order them now.

OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSDs

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2011

The Mercury Electra 6G SSDs come in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB sizes. These 2.5-inch SSDs feature 2xnm MLC NAND Flash memory chips, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, a SandForce SF-2281 controller, TRIM and NCQ support and they will deliver read and write speeds of up to 556MB/s and 523MB/s.

If you like what you see the 120GB, 240GB and 480GB models are priced at $229.99, $479.99 and $929.99, depending on what size you need.

Samsung Unveils USB Adapter For Galaxy Tab 10.1

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2011

Samsung has unveiled the USB adapter for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. This dongle will provide you with a single USB port, allowing you to expand your tablet’s functionality with a USB mouse, keyboard, thumb drive and other USB accessory.

This device connects to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet via a 30-pin dock connector. The USB adapter for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is priced at just $20.

HTC Flyer Dock Available At Best Buy

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2011

HTC Flyer owners can now get their hands on one more accessory. Best Buy has started selling the official HTC Flyer desktop docking station. It’s available in white and only in white. It will hold the Flyer in portrait mode and supports an MHL adapter thanks to a rear port.

The large power button on back glows or blinks in different colors to show the charging status. The official HTC Flyer desktop docking station is just $49.99.

Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000

Posted in Microsoft by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2011

The Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 offers both curves and comfort, true to it’s name. It is designed for a more natural wrist position. The keyboard features quick keys, allowing you to control your music, videos, and do stuff like open the calculator with one key.

The slim, glossy design saves space on your desk and is better for you than normal keyboards. The Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 is $24.95. Who wants one?

Dell Streak 10 Pro Tablet Hits China

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2011

Dell will release the Streak 10 Pro tablet in the Chinese market later this Summer. the tablet is powered by the Google Android Honeycomb OS and has a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) multitouch display, and a 1GHz dual core nVidia Tegra 2 processor.

Other features include 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chat, an SDHC card reader, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR. No info on pricing yet. Hopefully we will know soon.

How Drunk Are You? This Tokyoflash Watch Will Tell You

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2011

Despite the fact that you should really act responsibly, this watch will tell you how drunk you are. And if you have to ask, you are probably too drunk. This LCD watch checks your blood alcohol content. Just place your finger on a dedicated button and have it check your BAC.

If you are sober enough to manage that anyway. Don’t try to do this and touch your nose at the same time, while walking a straight line.

LulzSec takes down the CIA website

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2011

What is it with hackers lately? The hacking group, LulzSec or Lulz Security, announced that they hacked the CIA last night on its twitter feed, saying “Tango down – cia.gov – for the lulz”. Apparently the site was only down for a short time, maybe an hour.

If they took any info they aren’t talking about it. If there is any motive behind the attack, they haven’t said so. Some have even speculated that Lulzsec is really a US government sponsored false flag operation designed to encourage lawmakers into granting more surveillance and control over the internet. It also might just be mindless fun to these hackers.

Acer unveils Aspire Ethos laptops in the US and Canada

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2011

Acer’s new Aspire Ethos 8951G and 5951G laptops were already available for £999 in the UK and now they can be had in North America. The AS8951G and AS5951G feature 18.4-inch and 15.6-inch HD displays and USB 3.0 ports, along with Core i5 and Core i7 Sandy Bridge silicon and GeForce GT 555M graphics.

They also pack in 5.1 channel surround sound. The AS5951G and AS8951G are $1,400 and $1,600, respectively. Prices start at $1,200 and $1,500 CAD in Canada.