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NabaztagLazy parents will have one less chore now that the Nabaztag will be able to read English. Teaming up with Ladybird, Violet will release an English speaking version with Goldilocks, Cinderella, and The Elves and the Shoemaker books. The rabbit reads the RFID Zstamp and speaks, and kids can navigate through its ears. Even better, in case of a longer tale, the robotic pet will remember where it left off. The Nabaztag set will be available for £118.40 (~$231.00.) Sign up with Violet if you want future notification.

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For those who want more color in their lives, Luxeed’s Dynamic Pixel LED Keyboard should do the trick. With 430 LEDs, each key can light up when you press it or you can get a wide variety of lighting settings that can be saved on four preset buttons. The keyboard comes in black or white at a size of 15 x 7.5 x 1-inch and has a standard USB connection. Compatible with Windows XP/Vista, Mac or Linux users can get the keyboard but will have no effects. The Luxeed peripheral will set you back $199.99 and if you want a matching keypad that doesn’t light up, it is an additional $34.99. Frankly, they make us a bit dizzy.

 

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Blockbuster logoIn its never-ending quest to one-up Netflix, Blockbuster will be teaming with NCR to create DVD Vending Kiosks. Fifty of them will be launched in Q3, with more planned if they are a success. If so, they can be upgraded for game sales, digital downloads, and DVD sales. No locations have been announced as yet, but we figure the same people who don’t want to run out to their local video store certainly won’t want to make it to the nearest kiosk.

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BusbiAnd yet another cheapy mini-cam hits the market. The Busbi Video Digital Camera is made for those who want simple. It features only 4 buttons: on/off, delete, playback, and record. With a 2-inch LCD screen, attach by USB to play back on your computer or hook up to your TV with the included AV cable. The Busbi comes with a 1GB SD card for about 60 minutes, and you can upgrade to a 2 GB card for making those epic 2 hour videos. Send them to YouTube or other social networks. The cam is available at Firebox’s London site for £34.95 (~$68.00.)

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'Tude BeamsNeed a nightlight but don’t want to admit it? Try one of these ‘Tude Beams for your bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen for a late night traipse through the house. Choose between Flex, Feisty, Cross, and Loaf, and adjust with different light settings. Each one is 100 x 80 x 60mm and weighs about 200g. Don’t forget to load the included 4 AAA batteries or you may really see some heavy ‘tudes while you sleep. Pick your fave for £9.95 (~$20.00.)

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Fox Tank

Tired of people beating you to a parking place? Joachim Schoeneich bought a British built Fox tank in Germany to solve the dilemma. The vehicle has a baby seat for the family’s 2 year-old and the 30mm gun has been disarmed. Schoeneich claims it’s still tough to find a parking spot but that he always gets the right of way. The purchase price for the tank was £24,000 (~$47,000.00) and the 4.2 liter engine gets a whole five miles per gallon.

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Nite CoasterDo you often get up in the middle of the night and grope around for your cellie or glasses and end up knocking them off the nightstand instead? The Nite Coaster lights up in blue at night and shuts of automatically in the morning. The device is made of water-resistant plastic (in case you spill your bedside water,) non-slip rubber feet, runs on 4 AAA batteries (not included,) and comes at a price of $24.98.

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DescriptionPower Dock

Doesn’t it seem like your chargers are running full time with all your different electronic gadgets? Griffin Technology’s Power Dock can hold two or 4 iPods and/or iPhones and charge them at the same time. Made with brushed aluminum with rubber base, each comes with 8 universal insert adapters to fit all models. Simply plug into a 120V AC outlet. The Apple approved devices carry a $49.99 price for the 2-dock and $69.99 price for the 4-dock model.

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IdeaPad S10

Lenovo is joining the ranks of companies that believe thin is in. Their IdeaPad S10 is powered by Intel Atom N270 and 945 GSE chipsets that run at 1.6GHz. It also features a 10-inch screen, a multi-touchpad, a 1.3M cam, a 4-in1 card reader, and a pair of stereo speakers. Choose between black/white and red and expect prices of $399.00 for 512MB and 80GB HDD and $450.00 for 1GB with 160GB HDD. Look for the S10 to debut in October.

 

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iPhone 2.0.1 update

While it’s not quite the iPhone 2.1 firmware that we are patiently waiting for, has released the iPhone 2.0.1 firmware update earlier this evening. As you can see in the image above, all Apple is telling us is that this release is all about “bug fixes” - you won’t find us arguing though, as we mentioned during the week on our Twitter and FriendFeed accounts, our problems got so bad that we had to have the Apple Store hook us up with a brand new altogether. So, yeah, we aren’t mad at bug fixes.

We’ve already installed the almost 250MB update on our iPhone 3G, and right off the bat, I notice that I am no longer getting the stalled keyboard bug, and also, when I launch NetNewsWire now, it actually works. That’s a first.

Let us know how the new firmware is treating you.


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