This integration is coming for users in Latin America and Canada, but not for those in the U.S. That’s because of the the Video Privacy Protection Act, a 1988 law that forbids the disclosure of people’s video rental information. Companies that violate the law are liable up to $2,500 for each infraction.
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Amazon has halted sales of it’s Nintendo 3DS units after a series of complaints from customers. What the complaint are about is a mystery, but the fault is not with the hardware, but instead on Amazon’s end. Here’s what Amazon had to say about the situation:
“While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page,” said the company, “it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it’s described here. We’re working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.”
The Cregle PenBook Windows 7 tablet is different than most on the market. It comes with a digital pen and an active digitizer, which you can use to draw or write on the display. The device measures 10.4-inch x 7.2-inch x 0.7-inch and weighs 2.3 pounds.
Some of the features of this tablet include a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) display that supports multitouch gestures and palm rejection, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor, two USB ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, built-in mic, stereo speakers, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1. Nothing on pricing or availability yet.
Are you the type who likes flashy toys like million dollar sports cars? How about the most expensive iPad ever? Camael Diamonds has unveiled a new diamond encrusted iPad. This gadget is valued at £750,000 ($1.2 million) and is world’s most expensive iPad.
It features 1kg 18 carat gold and 300 carat flawless diamonds. The home button and backside features black diamonds. You can also get a customized iPhone, Blackberry, iPod and more. If you have the money anyway.
The O-GPS1 is a GPS unit that allows geotagging of images. It attaches to your camera and allows the camera to add latitude, longitude, altitude, UTC capture time and direction as image metadata. Then you can use the data to place images in mapping software like Google Earth or just use it to organize your files.
If you own the K-5 and K-r models, you can use the ‘Astrotracer’ feature which predicts the movement of celestial objects and uses the sensor shift mechanism to track the movement to give astrophotographs with single points, rather than star-trails. Stargazers will love this feature.
What better way to open a beer than by using the force. Or at least a lightsaber. Well, now you can do just that with this lightsaber bottle opener from Thinkgeek. It’s how all of the Jedis open their beverages.
This bottle opener is around 5.5 inches long and has been modeled on Luke’s Lightsaber from Return of the Jedi. It is also an officially licensed Star Wars product. That means that you are funding one of George Lucas’ many remixes of the films.
Perfect for opening a bottle of Klingon Blood wine with your Klingon friends. It isn’t as detailed as it could be, but it’s still pretty awesome.
As most of our readers know, Ctrl + O is a fast way to open files on your computer from your keyboard, so if you are looking for a geeky way to open your beer, the folks over at Art Lebedev have come up with one. The CTRL + O Bottle Opener.
It may not actually open your beer any faster, but at least you will be waving your geek flag nice and high for all to see. They are available for $18 each.
The Pentax Rainbow K-r is pretty loud as far as colors on a camera go. If you like rainbows and need a new DSLR, then you might want to check out these limited edition cameras before they’re gone. This version is designed in collaboration with Tower Records.
The style is much less serious than your typical digital camera. This one shouts fun. Maybe they got the idea when some guys at the factory had a paintball fight one night. Only 300 of these are produced so you might want to pre-order one. Only 300 of these were in the factory the next morning when the boss came in, so that’s it. $1,100
Nintendo had mentioned that the 3DS set a day-one US sales record, and now we have some actual numbers. Looks like 400,000 3DS units were sold in the month of March. The DS’ overall March sales totaled 460,000. Remember the 3DS launched at the end of march, so this is one weeks sales.
Obviously it won’t keep up the pace forever, but with the Legend of Zelda game, the launch of the E-Shop, and Netflix integration all coming this summer, the future looks bright for the 3DS.
Behold, the iPad2 Gold History edition. Asin, your money is history. It was as usual, designed and crafted by Stuart Hughes in Liverpool UK. It is encrusted with 16.5 cts of ‘I’F’ flawless diamonds, 53 individually set sparkling gems, a solid 24ct Apple logo and the rear section produced again in 24ct gold.
It weighs 2,000 grams and the front frame of this iPad is made from one of the oldest rocks in the world, the Ammolite, sourced from Canada and dating over 75 million years old. That’s not all, sections of a 65 million year old T-Rex dinosaur’s thigh bone has been splintered and then shaved into the Ammolite and finished off with a single cut 8.5ct flawless diamond inlaid in platinum and surrounded by 12 outer flawless diamonds.
The Xbox 360 is about six-years old. The PlayStation 3 and Wii almost the same age. Microsoft and Sony had said that their current consoles will have 10-year life cycle and it looks like they were pretty on target. A Wii 2 is even expected this year to compete with the 360 and PS3′s Kinect and PlayStation Move motion controllers.
Now we have word that Square Enix, makers of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest to name a few, are already planning to open a 100 staff studio in Canada next year. This way they will be ready for the next generation consoles and get their games out accordingly.
Opening a beer or ten usually results in caps being all over the place. This is mostly due to laziness and drunkenness. Well, the new Cap Storing Bottle Opener will solve this problem. It stores your bottle caps leaving no mess on your floors and counters. The opener sits on a bottle, which is also your handle. When you pry the cap off your drink, the cap falls down into the handle.
Not sure how many it can hold but at least it helps you keep things cleaner. We’re not sure if this will actually come to market or not, but it’s a great idea.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has said in the past that the company would avoid getting into the content business, however Deadline Hollywood is reporting that it outbid cable channels like HBO and AMC for a new David Fincher drama starring Kevin Spacey.
The show is called House of Cards. The deal is apparently still being negotiated but Netflix will be committing to two seasons which could cost it more than $100 million. This deal if true, puts the company directly in competition with the pay-TV business. Move over HBO and showtime.
Thanko has released a tiny HD video camera in the shape of a USB stick. The Video Pen HD will shoot 720p, 30FPS videos from the pocket of your shirt. It stores the recordings onto microSDHC memory cards up to 32GB in capacity, and has a quarter-inch, five-megapixel CMOS sensor.
The video clips are 30 minutes in total, and the built-in battery will charge in three hours. Photos shoot at the full five-megapixel (3200×2400) size. An HDMI and USB cable are included and the device can also serve as a microSDHC card reader.
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