Computing

PS3 DVR Won’t Use DRM

Sony has introduced a DVR for the Playstation 3 costing about $140. It’s called the PlayTV and it hooks up between your PS3 and television and allows the console to record one channel while you watch another. You can even export videos to your PS3’s XMB menu in MPEG-2 video format, then watch it however you see fit. Could it ...

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It’s Here: Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Launches

We’ve been slowly bringing you news on Dell’s mini laptop that’s been all over the ‘net. There just wasn’t that much to talk about – until now. Dell is flipping the netbook market on its head with the Inspiron Mini 9, a $399 laptop with a 1024×600 LED-backlit screen. SSD storage will be standard with 4, 8 and 16GB options. ...

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Kevin Rose Leaks iTunes 8 Information

That smug bastard from Digg, Kevin Rose, has shed some light on Apple’s upcoming revision of iTunes, version 8: A new source comes forward w/this info: (this is consistent w/everything I’ve heard) What’s new in iTunes 8 iTunes 8 includes Genius, which makes playlists from songs in your library that go great together. Genius also includes Genius sidebar, which recommends ...

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Dual Touchscreen Gives Gamers A Potential Date

No, it’s not the Nintendo DS in arcade form, it’s a touch panel display that can be operated by touching either side of the panel. It’s almost two-player Nintendo DS action except it has lame graphics and a wall separating the players. That’s alright, Tic-Tac-Toe is still a kick ass game. Teraokaseiko Co Ltd. displayed this technology at the Sign ...

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PNY + GhostBusters = Pinnacle Of Human Achievement

Seriously, what’s better than a 2GB hard drive that’ll store twelve hours of movie goodness on it? How about a 2GB hard drive that also comes pre-loaded with Ghostbusters the movie? PNY is teaming up with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to release these non-themed Ghostbuster USB drives just in time for the 25th anniversary of the film next year. The ...

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Hyperlink: Cursors Through Art

The product of artist Ben Fino-Radin, “Hyperlink” is a four-piece series of needlepoint yarn sculptures that feature the ever-prominent desktop cursor. These are huge works of art too, meaning that Ben most likely spent hours looking at a pixelated hand in Photoshop for hours on end. It’s from 2006 but old things can be good too, you know. Link [via]

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Time Tracking of Yesteryear Finds New Light

Apparently, NXT STEP blog reader DTAAX’s watch must have broke, which would explain why he designed this LEGO sundial. This DIY finds a new way to tell time the old way. It was built using the LEGO NTX platform (plus a PDA for trigonometric functions) using a slew of light and touch sensors, allowing the sundial to perform like any ...

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Adobe Sets CS4 Launch Date

Meme-makers and graphics designers alike are going to have a great September this year. Adobe has just announced that it’s latest update to the Creative Suite series of products (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) will be released September 23rd. The update, CS4, will contain the long-awaited Photoshop CS4, which will be available in a 64-bit Windows version. That doesn’t make much sense ...

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Space Invading Keyboard Is Pseudo Retro

Many kinds of products are spawned from the inspiration that Space Invaders brings but this specific product is more special than the rest. Yes, even that quilt doesn’t impress as much. Maybe I’m merely being biased because I just spilled beer all over my keyboard and I’m desperately looking for a replacement. Yeah, that’s it. That’s the one! The keyboard ...

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