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With all the recent Nintendo DS coverage, we at Gear Live didn't want you to think we're not looking forward to Sony's upcoming portable. Just last week, it was announced that the PSP would support MP3 playback as stored on a Memory Stick Duo card, sold separately. With analogue controls, a vividly bright screen, wireless capability, and UMD disc-based storage (read: more detailed and richer sounding games), what's not to love? In addition, it will provide about the same graphical processing power of a PS2, which is leagues better than Nintendo's upcoming DS. Third party support should be strong as well, as evidenced by Activision's recent announcement that it will be launching versions of SpiderMan 2 and Tony Hawk's Underground 2 with the unit when it arrives here in the states early next year.
Much more PSP love to be found by clicking here for the PSP Thread on the Gear Live Message Boards.
A couple of months ago, ColorWare took our iPod and gave it the golden treatment. After such a stellar job, we decided to find out what they could do with a game console. We sent ColorWare our regular black XBOX along with a controller, and they sent them back white as snow. We take a closer look after the jump.
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"Now consumers no longer have to scribble down the names of songs they've discovered and wait until they get home to download them onto their computers," Sam Hall, vice president of mMode services for AT&T Wireless, said in a statement. "The convenience and immediacy of our mobile digital music store lets users remotely explore and buy digital music while on the move."
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We will have more on this as the story becomes official, until then, remember, its only a rumor (but hey, wasn't the internet created for rumor sites about Apple?).
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There are more and more adding wireless networks to their homes, as the technology has come down in price quite a bit. After taking that plunge, most try to make future purchases based on whether the device has integrated Wi-Fi or not. It's understandable, as you have invested in the technology in the first place. Philips is finally ready to release their Streamium HDTV. What does one have to do with the other? The Streamium 23PF9976i is an HDTV with integrated 802.11g Wi-Fi.
Philips claims the TV is "future proof" as well. This simply means that the TV will check Philips servers for updates on codecs and other features throughout its lifetime. Sounds nice, but that's not all the Wi-Fi does. The main attraction of this unit is that it can stream audio (MP3, MP3 Pro, PCM, WAV), video (MPEG-1/2/4, DivX, XviD), and photos (JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG ) over your network and display them on its 23-inch high definition screen. It also boasts a built-in FM tuner, and if that isn't enough, you can stream internet radio as well.
So what's the price? So far, Philips hasn't made it public. We can expect an announcement soon, though, as the Streamium HDTV is set to be released in November. While 23-inches might seem small, it is the perfect compliment to your Streamium Boombox. Right.
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With all the email we get at Gear Live regarding technology, opinions on what people should buy, and the like, we figured it was time to start a mailbag column. We thought long and hard about how to go forward with the new column, and it soon became obvious. We needed a Gear Chick. Is there anything better than a woman who loves tech? Didn't think so. They are a rare breed, and it took a while for us to find that one woman who fit the bill - but we did it.
Meet Lauren, the new Gear Chick. She will be answering your emails on all things related to gear in Ask the Gear Chick each week. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is her first column:
Welcome to Ask the Gear Chick. It isn't too often that you see a chick on Gear live but with my new column, that might just change things around here! Here's the basic idea:
You write me an email and ask some questions. I will pick a few to answer each week and you'll get an honest answer or opinion from a real tech girl.
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