Tag Archives: home entertainment

Big sound, little speakers: Nano technology moves to music

If you’ve ever listened to music through small speakers, you’ll know that the sound it projects is weak, if not plain unbearable. Panasonic claims that they have created compact speakers that maintain the sound of high-fidelity bass, using a method called Nano Bass Exciter. Porous carbon inside of the speaker casing creates an acoustic chamber that allows for creating a ...

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Hack the XBox 360 DVD region code

Damn region codes, always getting in the way of our viewing pleasure. It seems that some nice fellows over at XBH forums have figured out a way to change the values on the DVD region code on hypervisor exploitable XBox 360s. Since the region code is directly tied in with the CPU key, for now the hack will only work ...

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Super Mario Subwoofer gives a 1up for bass

When Nintendo came up with the idea for a game about a courageous plumber, we doubt they thought the phenomenon would spread quite so far. Though here we are, nearly two decades later, and fans still swoon over the thought of Mario. This particular usage of the Mario style creates an awesome subwoofer. Designed to look like the 1up blocks ...

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How to use trash as furniture: The Non-Hobo Edition

Conservation. That’s what it’s all about, people. Using the resources you have so you don’t have to waste on other resources. This concept offers consumers an easy way to have furniture for their TV area, without having to run to Ikea. The unfortunately named designer of this project, Tom Ballhatchet, designed this packaging so that the cavities of the polypropylene ...

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No More Moore: Peter leaves Microsoft for EA

Microsoft announced today that Peter Moore, head of XBox and video games for the company, has decided to resign from his post under Bill Gates’ ruling regime. Moore now sets his sails to the promised land, Electric Arts’ EA Sports brand. The image above shows Moore furiously throwing the XBox into a ceremonial pit of fire. Of EA Sports, Moore ...

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GE Universal flip remote: Ugliest remote ever?

This GE branded universal remote control tries way too hard to be a cellphone. And not even a cool cellphone. But a cellphone from, like, 2002. This remote actually won a few innovation awards, because of its raised keys, interlocking rows, and external buttons. No offense GE, but this is one really, really ugly remote. Whoever awarded this remote with ...

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Sony Bravia Theater brings big sound with small gear

Sony has revealed some info about their upcoming Bravia Theater DAV-IS10 home cinema system. The Bravia will feature 5 super small speakers, measuring only 4.3×5.6×3.9 cm, that will still pack in 70 watts of surround sound. Set for a September release in Europe, the theater will also come with 2x 100 watt speakers, Bravia Home Sync (an all-in-one remote), a ...

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Sony scandal: 150 years of secrets and guilt

This is a screenshot taken from TVB, a Hong Kong TV station. While broadcasting a movie staged in China 150 years ago (the Qing Dynasty), a small translation malfunction occurred. TVB was trying to translate the name “Suoni” into English, and they ended up with “Sony is guilty”. Well, we cant deny the fact that Sony has been hurting our ...

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Creative uses for the holes in CDs

When was the last time you played with one hole that could be used in so many ways? OK, on second thought don’t answer that. These interesting images show unique ways to use the center hole of a CD as a design helper. Featured here are a few of our favorites, but you should check out the rest. They are ...

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Samsung to present 82-inch full HD LCD Monitor

For those who always dreamed of playing WoW with almost life sized graphics, Samsung presents its 820DXn, an 82-inch full HD LCD monitor which is sure to cause many geeks soil their pants with glee. In fact, I just did. Shown at SEK 2007, the 820DXn can be used using nothing more than a PC because of its integrated wireless ...

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