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iPod photo Tetris

The iPod photo update, rumored to be version 1.2 for now, will likely include Tetris and other games.  Also, they will update the software with a few more add-ons like slideshows for your images and even games for your photos. The slideshows will likely include several visual effects such as fades, wipes, mosaic, and cube effects.  No word yet when apple intends to release the update.

Read More | Apple Insider


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Xbox Keyboard Mouse Adapter

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve encountered whiners that say they can’t play Halo against me because they lack a keyboard and mouse.  Complain no more my newbies: Brando’s shop is offering this gem for you to take ‘em to school for a reasonably priced $25.  It even comes pre-configured for the most popular best selling games out right now.  Time to look like a complete dork at the next Xbox LAN party, so bring it on.

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Doris Self, of Fort Lauderdale, may be a grandmother in her 80’s, but she is not giving up on her quest to regain the world highest score in Q*Bert. In fact, she is trying to regain her throne,  which she held until 1985. Her quest to regain the world highest score started when champion video game player Billy Mitchell called her up and offered to loan her a Q*Bert video game machine to break the record.  Doris jumped at the chance to regain her titles and has given up bridge and poker to practice day and night to claim her place in history. “I was sad when I lost the title I had held for twenty years,” laments Doris. “Then I got a call from gaming legend Billy Mitchell, who offered to loan me a Q*bert machine to practice on and win back my title. Billy made me promise that I would give up poker and practice Q*bert everyday.” With Mitchell support, Doris plans to break the Q*Bert record by June 5,  during an annual gathering of classic gamers at Funspot in Weirs Beach, NH.

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DVD Kids Remote Control

What we appreciate about this particular piece of gadgetry is the simplicity by which the target market can use it. Not all younglings are as tech-minded as mine (he is 17 months old, and can turn on anything, unlock any cell phone, and hates all “toy versions” of expensive electronics), which is why the DVD Kids Remote Control is a winner. Just the shape alone pretty much guarantees that the child will point it in the right direction, saving hours of frustration and tantrum throwing. DVD Kids will be putting out special DVD’s for use with the remote that will allow children to interact with the characters on the screen.

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Well we just found out that they do make portable turntables - who woulda thunk it?  Special thanks to Ryan Matthew for his comments on the “Converting LP To MP3” article.

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While this isn’t directly related to online business, I think it’s always good to have goals to work towards, even if it’s an outlandishly priced yacht or home. Forbs has compiled several lists of 2005’s most expensive statements of success and a few other things to blow your hard earned money on:

Homes of the billionaires
Most expensive yachts
Most expensive hotels
Most expensive cosmetics
Coolest concept cars


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Posted by Troy Categories: Misc. Tech

To the best of our knowledge this doesn’t actually exist yet, but it seems scientists are getting closer every day.  Researchers at the University of Zurich had volunteers inhale the peptide oxytocin before investing in a faux transaction.  The group that took the oxytocin turned out to trust the fake investment bankers more than the group with a placebo, proving oxytocin’s ability to enhance trust in human relationships.

Read More |  Washington Post


Xbox 360 faceplate

You know, I enjoy giving away items on Gear Live and Playfeed. Of course, there are those who are just in it for purely selfish reasons who can’t imagine that things may sometimes get in the way. Of course, these are usually the young-un’s. Nonetheless, we have a winner. We don’t like to post results until after we have contacted the winner, and heard back from them. The reasoning behind this is that many people sign up for giveaways using fake email addresses. How, then, are we to contact you to send your prize? I digress. The winner, after 2 unsuccessful attempts to contact the original winner, is one Phil Kefer. Enjoy the faceplate with which you will have nothing to affix to for the next six months.


SCOTTeVEST iPod CommercialOne of our favorite tech companies here at Gear Live is SCOTTeVEST. They make plenty of high quality, functional clothing items geared towards the gadget enthusiast. In fact, on this trip to New York that I am currently on, the SCOTTeVEST was one of the essential items that I packed. Anyways, they just made their own dancing commercial spoofing the all-so-common Apple iPod ads. I thought it was quite funny the first time around.

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ATI Graphics CardTurns out that 512MB of graphics memory actually does make a difference over 256MB of memory. Bigger is better, right? It was thought that 512MB was not needed for today’s specifications, however, under a lot of stress and really pushing the cards to the limit, the performance increase is seen. It’s time to save up to buy one of these little suckers.

Read More | The Inquirer


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