Gadgets

Lunar Lander for sale on eBay

This Lunar Lander look alike is available for sale on eBay. You are paying for the vehicle and the chance to compete in the X-Prize Foundations, Lunar Lander Contest. Where designs are judged on their load capacity and hover height and length of time airborne. The grand prize for the best lander is $1,000,000. Is it worth the $199,000 Buy ...

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Samsung SCH-B680 springs to Korea in Spring

Samsung’s announcement for this new addition to the Korean market in the Spring, the SCH-B680, looks pretty slick. It’s available in both black and white and has a checkered style number pad which is a pretty nice looking design feature. The SCH-B680 comes with DMB, an integrated MP3 player, a 1.3 megapixel camera, and M-Bank. M-bank is some sort of ...

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MainNav MG-920 finds itself a very niche market

The MG-920 seems to be a device that could be useful, but also seems like it could be just another device that gets big and in the way. It is a Bluetooth GPS receiver and a FM transmitter coupled into one (ugly) device. What good does this do you? Here’s what it does, you judge for yourself. The FM transmitter ...

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SD to mini-SD adapter, not the other way round

SD to mini-SD, you heard that right and this is no boo. Diatec Japan will start selling this converter that with a line hanging out of any gadget’s mini-SD slot with a cradle at the end for you to shove in the large SD cards. This is really useful when you try to migrate data between your phones, PDAs and ...

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Walmart, get with it, Firefox is real and it has a market share

Walmart has outdone Apple with its major studio online video download service. There, it’s been said, now let’s get to the part where Walmart screwed up big time. Just visit the site. Yeah, it really does look like that (if you are using IE, not only are you crazy, you won’t get this article). That, ladies and gentlemen, is what ...

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Solar keyboard, oh yeah, computers are INDOORS

Solar power is going to save the world! Too bad our keyboards can’t harness it’s power. The people who made the Genius SlimStar 820 solar keyboard didn’t quite relize that we don’t use our computers outdoors. Now, you might say that your lights indoors work. No they don’t’ it’s called solar power for a reason. So now that we’ve taken ...

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New quiter Xbox 360 DVD drive doesn’t sound like jet engine

While we are all waiting for the new, upgraded Xbox 360s to make their way into the market (speculation, but still fun to think about), Microsoft has quietly begun to ship a new DVD drive with the Xbox 360. This new drive is the BenQ VAD6038 drive and it’s main function is to be quiet. With the sound of the ...

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Japanese glasses give a dose of electric vibration to wake your lazy self up

Japanese glasses makers Vision Megane, display another great and kinda scary Japanese invention. Customers now have the option of adding a small vibrating device to the frames. The idea itself is a decent one. When your head tilts forward, the glasses take that motion to mean that you are losing focus. The sensor sits right behind the ear so that ...

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Thanko USB Wiimote Charger

Thanko Japan’s USB Wiimote Charger is something many gamers have been waiting for. Having to go out to the store to buy new batteries twice a week just isn’t cutting it for us Wii players. The USB Charger comes with a cradle, a special Nickel battery, and a battery cover compatible with the charger. The charger works on any USB ...

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So, what IS stopping Jobs from removing DRM from iTunes?

Today on the official Apple news blog, Steve Jobs writes about Apple’s involvement with DRM on songs sold from iTunes. Jobs says that Apple would jump at the chance for DRM-free music, but won’t for one major reason. Steve Jobs expresses how if Apple were to remove the DRM liscensing, the four major music companies would pull their music from ...

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