While we haven’t been at the pumpkin carving forefront over the past few years, we certainly welcome the opportunity to use a Dremel tool on something that, if ruined, we won’t cry about. That is what makes the Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit such a draw. Complete with detailed instructions for carving elaborate designs into the squash, the Dremel tool sells for $30. Is there a happier way to get into Halloween? We think not.
We have finally got our hands on one of those new Vaja iVod DJ cases for the 4th generation iPod, and this one was made using the Vaja Choice service. Vaja has enabled us to dress our iPod to the nines in Gear Live colors as you can see from the image above. We took tons of images, and give our full impressions, after the jump.
Yesterday ATi officially launched the new Radeon X1000 family of 3D Graphics cards - be sure to check out the preview of the entire lineup at [H]ard|OCP. he new high-end flagship X1800 XT is still a 16 pixel pipe GPU, but now chugs along at a blistering 625MHz. Is it fast enough to catch nVIDIA’s 24 pipe GeForce 7800 GTX? nVIDIA’s GeForce 7800 GTX and GT have easily put them at the top of the gaming world by offering the best value for the dollar along with superior features. ATI is now ready to jump back on board with new architecture built from the ground up, which they like to quote as “Shader Model 3.0 Done Right.”
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This just may be the ultimate way to let others know you are a true geek, even when you are in a formal situation. The iKuffs Illuminated Cufflinks glow just like the standby button of your favorite home entertainment component, and show the world your true colors - that being one of the six available. The glowing LED is available in Fusion Red, Sunset Orange, Electric Yellow, Money Green, KuL Blue, and Winter White. The actual metal casing is available in stainless steel, brushed (for the Apple fans), and polished. At $200 a pair, here’s hoping you have somewhere to rock these.
What did we tell you? Sources told us that another iPod announcement wasn’t too far off - although we thought it wouldn’t come until November. That may still be the case, as ThinkSecret believes that Apple is just priming everyone for a PowerBook and Power Mac spec update. That would leave November open for us to be 100% right - but analysts are a-buzzin’, and many believe that the iPod movie or iPod video or Video iPod is a sure bet for the 12th. I mean, why else have theater curtains on the invitation? That being said, there is no reason that Apple can’t make more than one announcement. How about an iVideo Movie Store integrated into iTunes while we’re at it?
It looks like the official death of the VCR will be happening later this month at DigitalLife in New York. You see, TiVo has taken it upon themselves to make funeral arrangements, and be in charge of the funeral itself. Even better, if an attendee brings a video tape and hands it over to TiVo, they will walk away with a free TiVo unit (after agreeing to sign up for a service contract.) Interestingly enough, I find it odd that TiVo has the gall to call another technology dead. I mean, isn’t this like the whole pot-kettle-black thing?
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With the recent surge of traffic, we saw the need for a forum solution that was stronger and more robust than the phpBB system that we had been using. Now, after a few weeks of stress testing, the new and improved Gear Live Forums are ready to rock and roll. What has changed? Well, basically the entire forum is completely integrated into the main site. An example of this is that all Gear Live member accounts now tie in to the forum. No need for a separate login, separate password, etc. You can manage everything from within one control panel. Even cooler, we can now integrated posts from here to the forums. Select posts will have a “Discuss on our forums” link at the bottom of them which leads you directly to a discussion on that post. If you have used our forum system before, be sure to update your bookmark. We love version 2.0.
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This is what I love about high definition television. When Conan O’Brien went HD, he showed off how there were things that only those watching in HD would be able to see. Last night’s episode of My Name Is Earl did something similar, but you had to be paying attention to catch it. Earl’s brother, Randy, was standing off to the side and held up a sign that read “High Def Rocks!” If you were watching on a standard definition television, Randy was too far off to the left to be seen. I implore you - if you want to see the entire picture, go HD.
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BoxWave’s FlexiSkin with Armband is an accessory for the iPod nano. Basically, it’s a soft, low-profile case which protects the nano while leaving access to it’s controls. The FlexiSkin looks durable enough, sort of like an iSkin for the iPod nano. The BoxWave Flexiskin is available in six colors: Cosmo Pink, Frosted Clear, Mint Green, Sherbet Orange, Smoke Grey. and Super Blue.
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It looks like EA and SanDisk are getting into the business of selling PSP game saves and add-ons as a value-add with Memory Stick PRO Duo cards, and they are starting this venture with Madden 2006. Contained in a feature called Game Save, the bonus content will be available on SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo Game cards that are distributed in North America. There is no additional cost for the Game Saves on SanDisk cards, which is a nice plus. The companies have gone out of their way to make sure that buyers know that, despite the Game Save, there is still plenty of room left over for videos, music, images, and the like. With the Game Save content on SanDisk cards, players can unlock features that would normally take much time and high scoring to initiate. The bonus material grants users 100 points toward a new mode called “Assistant Coach Franchise,” a game goal system that is exclusive to the PSP version of Madden NFL 06.
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