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Jerrycan Gas Can speakers

Posted in Speakers by Reuben Drake on August 3rd, 2011

Just because these speakers come in a gas can form, doesn’t mean they will cost you a fortune on gas to run. They will just cost a fortune. These Jerrycan Gas Can Speakers are a gas. My jokes have run out of fuel at this point.

They will cost you £285 ($470) and weigh about 55 lbs, and are even available in a variety of colors.We’ll let you decide if they are worth it.

Bedphones Designed For Listening In Bed

Posted in Headphones by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

If you listen to music on your smartphone or tablet in bed you know how uncomfortable it is. Well, Bedphones are designed to solve this problem and are headphones specially designed to be worn in bed. They were designed by Eric Dubs who after creating and testing over a hundred unique prototypes, has found the right design and they are available to buy now.

Bedphones are only available in the US right now for $29.95 with free Shipping. They look very comfortable.

LG Releases Two New 3D HDTVs For South Korea

Posted in LG by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

LG has finally released the 47-inch 47LW9800 and 55-inch 55LW9800 3D HDTVs in the South Korean market. Both are ultra slim HDTVs and feature full LED technology, LG’s True Motion 480Hz and passive 3D glasses for all of your 3D viewing needs.

These 3D HDTVs also support LG’s Magic-Motion remote control, LG’s Smart Board, a web browser and Wi-Fi, so that you can stream media from your smartphone or computer wirelessly to your TV. No info on pricing yet though.

Samsung To Produce 7-inch AMOLED Display With Higher Resolution

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

We all want higher resolution for better image quality, especially on smaller screens. The good news is that Samsung Mobile Display will be developing a new 7-inch AMOLED display with a higher resolution.

This AMOLED display will feature a resolution of 1024×768. The previous AMOLED display had a resolution of 1024×600. But you won’t be seeing the new displays on tablets this year. When we hear more we will let you know.

LG Smart Washing Machine

Posted in LG by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

How smart is your washing machine? Not as smart as LGs latest. It comes equipped with an app for Android phones that allows you to control the washing machine right from your Android smartphone.

The app has several functions offering a status check of the laundry, changing the scheduled time, preventing wrinkles and more. The LG Smart Washing Machine will be released in South Korea for about $165,000.

Kingston HyperX SandForce SSDs now available

Posted in Kingston by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

Kingston’s HyperX SSD powered by SandForce is finally shipping. The HyperX SSD powered by SandForce will come in capacities of 120GB and 240GB and are apparently capable of sequential read speeds up to 555MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 510MB/s.

These drives will be available by themselves or come bundled as part of a “HyperX Upgrade Kit”, which includes Acronis True Image HD migration software, a desktop mounting plate, external drive bay, multi-head screwdriver, and a SATA data cable.

Motorola Domino+ Spotted In The Wild

Posted in Motorola by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

This new budget phone will be offered by Motorola this month in China. Thе Motorola Domino+, model number XT531, had already hit the FCC last week and wіlƖ hаνе a price point οf 2198 yuan (around $341). What kind of specs does it have?

It has an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, 512MB οf RAM and ROM, 3.5-inch HVGA ԁіѕрƖау, five-megapixel camera wіth LED flash, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS plus Android 2.3.4. It wіƖƖ bе available wіth piano paint technology іn black and white.

USM to issue tablets to students in Honors College

Posted in News by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

Today students have many more tools at their disposal for research and studying. For example Samsung will be offering 1,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 units to 1,000 students at the University of South Mississippi. The tablets will be given to selected Honors College, McNair Scholars, Southern Style and Gulf Coast students, and the goal is to give students and educators mobile access to their courses, textbooks, grades and schedules.

It will be interesting to see if grades improve after they receive the tablets or if it just means more playing of Angry Birds.

Elecom introduces the “Un Photoalbum”

Posted in Digital Photo Frames by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

Elecom’s new “Un Photoalbum” is a new kind of Digital Picture Frame that fills the gap between the conventional picture frame and the PMP. The idea is that users can enjoy “holding” the picture frame like they would hold the real photo.

It comes in black and white and features an 8” LED backlight screen with a 1280×768 resolution, has 2GB of internal memory, a SDXC Slot, HDMI out, USB 2.0 and USB OTG, and also supports Full HD Video playback as well as DivX, H.264… Video files. The DPF-A8WM10 series will give you enough juice to display photos for up to 1h30. Anyone interested?

Toshiba MQ01ABD HDD series

Posted in Toshiba by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

The new Toshiba MQ01ABD series of 2.5-inch HDDs offers up to 1TB of storage capacity. Standing at 9.5mm tall, the 5,400RPM drives also boast an areal density of 744Gb per square inch, and are designed to maximize energy efficiency, burning just 0.55 watts while in idle mode.

Gamers and entertainment enthusiasts will enjoy the MQ01ABD’s enhanced acoustics, which max out at 19dB in idle, and 24dB while seeking. No info yet on pricing, but they will arrive soon.

Nintendo Game Boy Tube Dress

Posted in Apparel by Reuben Drake on August 1st, 2011

Here’s a great dress for the geek girl in your life. These tube dresses will make you look like a life-size Nintendo Game Boy. Each dress is made from a jersey knit fabric, in colors that match the Nintendo Game Boy.

You even get the felt A/B buttons, as well as Start and Select, but you might get slapped if you get too button happy and touch the wrong area. It was actually sold yesterday, but Etsy shop HereandThereVintage will continue to offer some pretty cool clothing just like this one.

Diablo III Details: Not Good

Posted in News by Reuben Drake on August 1st, 2011

Fans of the Diablo franchise from Blizzard have been waiting for Diablo III. Now some details on the game surfaced and gamers are not happy about them. For one thing the game will require a constant internet connection and there is no offline mode.

Yep, you can only play online. But it gets worse. Blizzard has specifically disallowed game mods and bots. This is one of the main reasons people play the game. The final nail in the coffin is that all of the items in the online auction houses will be sold for real world money. No farming for gold and making loot by killing enemies. It’s like this title has just committed suicide. Anyone

Nintendo 3DS, Wii U to get in-game downloads in late 2011

Posted in Nintendo 3DS by Reuben Drake on August 1st, 2011

According to Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, the company is planning to implement paid downloads for both the 3DS and Wii U. Iwata said that developers will have access to the system for the 3DS by the end of the year and he said Nintendo was thinking about extending the life of some games by making new levels available.

Iwata said that Nintendo will not support low quality content either, as in unlocking keys or stat increases. Don’t worry though, he also seemed to indicate that free games won’t have added chargeable content later.

Google+ Adds Star Memorable Post BookMark Feature

Posted in Google by Reuben Drake on August 1st, 2011

Google has unveiled another enhancement to its Google+ social network with stars which can be used to bookmark memorable posts with Google+. It works like an internal bookmarking system for personal use rather than using the +1 button which is more for public bookmarking.

The new star is located in the top right hand corner of each post with a “Starred” option added to the bottom of the circles list in the left menu list.

Razer Electra Smartphone & Tablet Gaming Headset Coming October 2011

Posted in Headphones by Reuben Drake on July 28th, 2011

Razer has a new set of gaming headphones called the Razer Electra, which are specifically designed for tablet and smartphone gamers. They have enhanced bass response with optimized drivers, as well as replaceable sound-isolating leatherette ear cushions.

It also has a detachable rubber sheathed audio cable and detachable inline microphone audio cable for voice communication. However the combined inline cable microphone only works in a port that mixes audio and microphone capability, like many smartphone and tablet jacks.