The cool thing about the Gameboy Advance is that, aside from playing games, you can use it to do all sorts of other things. One devoted person modded theirs into a fully functional GPS unit. It turns out that all you need is a GBA, a GPS device with a serial out, and a flash cartridge for the Gameboy Advance. The software used to do the mod is all free. Nice!
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Sony Ericsson continues hitting us with the hot ish in the cell phone category. Case in point, the K751i camera phone. As you can see, it is has the candy bar look, with a 262,000 color 176x220 display. The 2.0 megapixel camera functionality on this phone includes a most welcome auto focus feature. This means that people looking at your moblog will no longer have the sudden urge to rip their eyes out after a minute or two. The K751i also introduces VideoDJ and PhotoDJ apps, allowing users to mess around with animations and photos stored on the phone. It also supports Java games, MP3’s, and has a built-in FM tuner. Throw in Bluetooth, 32 MB of onboard memory (plus an included 64 MB Memory Stick DUO), and a speaker phone and you have a very respectable GSM unit.
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We love video game gossip, especially when it relates to any details about the next generation in console gaming. Last month we told you that the PS3 was rumored to be released before E3 - turns out we got that partially right. According to GameIndustry, Sony will unveil its Playstation 3 to key Sony executives next week at an internal meeting. Sadly, the meeting is exclusive to Sony executives. Sony has stated that the first time the console will be unveiled will be at May’s E3.
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The Big Apple never looked this good in any other game - believe that. Check out these screen shots of New York City from the upcoming Xbox exclusive Forza MotorSport. The pictures even include avenues and district names for reference. However, there is a flaw that comes to mind in terms of accuracy – where is the traffic? This title will be released on May 3, 2005, aiming to compete with the Playstation exclusive Grand Turismo 4.
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The guys over at Gamespy are one wily bunch. They have managed to scoop us all with their ability to get some nice, solid details on Microsoft’s next home console, the Xbox 2/360. Here are just a few of the specs, some of which have already been speculated:
- Three 3.0 Ghz PowerPC cores
- A post X800 ATi GPU
- 256 MB RAM
- Standard dual layer DVD drive (no HD-DVD or Blu-Ray)
- External add-on hard drive (optional)
I am also hearing that the hard drive could possibly turn out to be very iPod-esque. That is to say that is can be connected and disconnected from the Xbox with ease, and used on the go to listen to music. Microsoft is asking developers to ensure that all games run at a minimum of 720p widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, with the ability to access Xbox Live.
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I’m starting to appreciate gaming on a phone. It’s always so readily available. Sure the games oftentimes look like crap, but they’re quick, fun, and best of all cheap. Looks like handset graphics are really going to improve by leaps and bounds though, as LG’s new SV360 contains ATI’s Imageon 2300 media processor, giving it the power to render over 10,000 triangles per frame. With that kind of power, they decided to even make the phone interface in 3D. Coming later this year in all it’s 320x240 glory, we’ll see how the public takes to it, in light of all the Sony/Nintendo handheld action going on.
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Well now here’s an accident waiting to happen. I was actually a little worried about posting this because it might get people to look into purchasing it. Sure, the product comes with all kinds of warnings against using it on the road while driving, but why tempt folks? This $50 device from Arkon lets you use laptops weighing up to 10 lbs right from your steering wheel. I just fear that people may opt to use this instead of spending the crazy money you need for an in-dash GPS system. And you guys thought people driving with cell phones were a hazard.
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Not surprisingly, many of you showed great glee in the fact that there was a gadget that would allow you to annoy those who enjoy their home entertainment. The Couch Potato Tormentor was announced a few days ago, and we have had a chance to play around with it for just about that amount of time. If you are thinking of picking one up to annoy your roommate or loved one, we have all the details on this little device. Check out our review of the Couch Potato Tormentor after the jump.
Get fired up with this week’s DVD releases, starting with Ladder 49. Staring Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta, Ladder 49 tells the story of the brave men and women we call fire fighters. If you prefer something a bit less sappy, the ninth season of Friends has also been released today. Be sure to check out one of these hits this weekend as you relax from a long week at work or school:
Ladder 49 ~ Joaquin Phoenix
Friends - The Complete Ninth Season ~ Lisa Kudrow
Columbo - The Complete Second Season ~ Peter Falk
Baby Einstein - Baby Monet - Discovering the Seasons
Tribal Fusion: Yoga Isolations & Drills for Bellydance ~ Rachel Brice
Xena Warrior Princess - Season Six ~ Lucy Lawless
Microsoft has release XNA Studio for video game developers on Monday to ease in the creation of video games for its current console as well as for its next console. The product is meant to help developers exchange code amongst teams in order to speed up development and standardize systems for porting video games from PC to Xbox (2) and vice versa. This means that the tools will be able to assist developers to keep their budget and keep video games from being ridiculously overpriced. According to Microsoft executives, XNA will be help developers keep next generation video games on the same level as the current Xbox video games. We’ll just have to keep our eyes wide open during the months to come and see if these promises are fulfilled.
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