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This week, The Final Cut takes a closer look at History of Violence, with Viggo Mortensen; and Serenity, starring Nathan Fillion.  Also in theaters nationwide this weekend are The Greatest Game Ever Played and Into The Blue.  In limited release you can catch Duma, MirrorMask, Capote and The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.  You can catch The Final Cut’s recommendations after the jump, and if you catch one of this weekends releases, feel free to leave a comment with your opinion. 

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Finger Mouse

Looking for an alternative to the every day mouse?  If so, Greenhouse Japan offers up a surprising substitute.  Dubbed the Finger Mouse, this small optical accessory is only 24.5mm wide by 85mm long and features a single button in the center which has your left click functions, and a small scroll wheel on the side that lets you scroll, and also features the ability to “right click”, giving it the same features as any regular sized mouse.  It even comes with a carrying case and extension cable for users on the go.  The new Finger Mouse comes in black, white, or silver and can be bought for under $25. 


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Google Internet BroadcastingPretty soon, anyone with a connection to the internet will have the ability to view their favorite American and British television shows from Google.  The search engine giant, whose numerous other ventures include Gmail and Google Talk, has already penned a deal with UPN to broadcast some of it’s shows, and talks are now in the works with the BBC.  Though users won’t be able to save the shows on their computer, they will have the ability to pause, rewind, and fast forward thru any of the content stored on Google’s servers.  So what’s the first show to be offered up as Google makes it’s way into internet broadcasting?  Chris Rock’s new show, “Everbody Hates Chris”.


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Ultimate gaming machine

Okay, so about a year ago a friend of mine showed me some of the great work he was doing as far as modding game machines go. No, I am not talking about stealing software, but rather just really cool ways to take the gaming technology we love and do some cool things with it. So many out there spend a lot of time customizing their PC boxes with cold cathode, etching, colored fans, and the like - why not do it with our gaming devices? Well, I can’t think of a good reason not to either. Behold the ultimate gaming mod - an Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube all fit into one box with a flatscreen display built right in. Just by looking at the images, you can tell it took a hell of a lot of work - but it’s freaking cool. You rock, Bird.

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PocketDishEchoStar Communications, parent company of Dish Network, is attempting to be the latest to break in to the PVP market with the PocketDish. Basically, it’s a portable video player that can store TV programs along with music, games and photos. There are three versions with LCD displays of 2, 4 and 7 inches, and prices accordingly step from $329 to $499 to $599. The PocketDish goes on sale next month, but we are skeptical about how well this thing will be received. Check it - if you connect the PocketDish to a Dish Network receiver, you can transfer a full-length movie in under 10 minutes. Solid. However, if you are not a Dish Network customer, then the PocketDish is simply a recorder. This means that you can hook it up to your Comcast box, but there is no high speed transfer. It will take you an hour to transfer over that latest episode of Lost. I’ll pass.


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Revolution

In case you were wondering what kind of impact Nintendo made with the announcement of their Revolution controller, look no further than Google’s top 15 gaining queries for the week ending 9/19/2005. Believe it or not, the term “nintendo revolution” was fourth, one spot higher than the term “hurricane rita” even. PS3 and the Xbox 360 are nowhere to be seen on the list, making it that much more impressive. Take a look at the top 5:

1. kenny chesney
2. kate moss
3. britney spears baby
4. nintendo revolution
5. hurricane rita


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Revolution

We must make this clear right off the bat - we are stunned, amazed, and proud that the term “Nintendo Revolution” was one of the top 15 gaining queries on Google for the week ending September 19, 2005. In fact, more people searched for Nintendo Revolution than they did for Hurricane Rita, Harry Potter, Survivor Guatemala, PS3, and Xbox 360. In case you haven’t noticed, with their announcement of the Revolution controller, Nintendo just made themselves the talk of the gaming town. Here are the top 5 queries, according to Google:

1. kenny chesney
2. kate moss
3. britney spears baby
4. nintendo revolution
5. hurricane rita


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Microsoft Intel HD-DVDThe HD Format DVD war is still going on and Toshiba’s HD DVD camp just got 2 more allies.  Microsoft and Intel announced yesterday that they will be supporting the HD DVD format over Blu-Ray.  Each format has a significan’t amount of followers, but at this point it really is a wash as far as who is ahead.  The main reason for Intel and Microsoft’s support is the storage capacity.  For a while, Sony has claimed Blu-Ray has the most storage, but yesterday it was established that due to Toshiba’s dual-layer technology, their discs will hold up to 30GB rather than Blu-Ray’s 25GB. Which format will prevail?


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Green Day iPod Case

Check out this Green Day iPod case. I know, it is a little strange to carry around a case featuring the name of a band, but if you are a fan, this deserves a closer look. I have been testing the case for a few days, and I am impressed with the protection that it offers the iPod. I squeezed a 60 GB iPod photo into this thing, and immediately I knew that this thing could be dropped from a reasonable height without worry. The iPod pocket is lined with a very soft felt, eliminating the worry of scratching up your device by inserting and removing it from the case. The front flap covers the face of the iPod, and is held in place with a magnet just strong enough to hold the case closed - but not strong enough to get to your data.

Flipping the case open, you will find that the only portion of the iPod that is not protected is the click wheel, giving you full access to the functionality of the unit. On the underside of the flap are the words “American Idiot”. Even with a closed case, the top and bottom ports of the iPod are available for your use. The Green Day case also has an integrated belt clip, one of the few that I have seen that isn’t too bulky to be comfortable. The case is available at Circuit City, and comes with a $2 off coupon for a music purchase from the store, along with a card for two free music downloads, and a couple of fan club stickers. Check out the rest of the images after the jump.

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SE W800i ReviewWhile the Motorola ROKR landed with a dull thud, SonyEricsson has launched the W800 with almost no noise at all.  While the this phone doesn’t have iTunes (although you can hack it to make it seem like it does), what it does have is far more features and versatility than the ROKR, and a price tag to match. Let’s get the hard part out of the way.  The W800i is going to cost you $499.  No service providers in the US are offering the phone at this point, which means that you’re not going to be able to get a subsidy to offset the cost of the phone. What do you get for your five Benjamins?  Let’s take a look ...

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