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U2

Apple has introduced the latest in the iPod line, signaling the return of the iPod U2 Special Edition. This one is of the same vein as the 5th generation iPod with video, and stores 30GB of content. Distinguishing features include a red click wheel, black metal finish on back, and engravings of all U2 band member signatures. This one sells for #329.99 USD, and includes an iTunes coupon good for a 30-minute video download that includes music and interviews.


Read More | U2 iPod Product Page


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Okay, so a little over a month or so ago, we asked Bleeding Edge viewers to get out there and create fan sites for the show. The person who we thought had the best site was promised an Xbox 360. Well, the results are in, and in this episode we announce the winner. Scilynt created Livin On Da Edge, and we liked it so much, we figured we would give him an Xbox 360 for his troubles. Hey, no crying because you didn’t win! In fact, we still have one more Xbox 360 to give away. If you want it, check out how to win.

Congrats Scilynt!


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Ponzi Archetype

We had our girl Ponzi take the new Tom Bihn Archetype bag (in Leopard print!) for a spin since we knew she would look a lot better carrying around a bag like this than we would. She tested the bag with her 12” ThinkPad, and reports back with her thoughts on the new bag. You can check out the Archetype Gallery for more images, and the full review after the jump.

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Xbox 360 Contest

Alright peeps, we have yet another opportunity for anyone out there to walk away with an Xbox 360, courtesy of Gear Live. We are looking to see what our readers can come up with in terms of creating a simple video game. We just made one ourselves, and despite not having any previous coding knowledge, we are pretty happy with the way Tennis Challenge turned out. Yeah, it may appear to be a Pong rip, but we made it our own. Now it’s your turn. Here is how it’s gonna go down:

  • Download the game we created in Visual Studio Express, Gear Live’s Tennis Challenge
  • Download Visual Studio Express. This also enters you in the Upgrade Your Game Sweepstakes.
  • Create a game from scratch, or edit one of the game templates that Visual Studio Express gives you.
  • Let us know about your game. Blog about it and link us to it. Let us know on our forums. All games will be made available for public download.
  • The contest ends on June 23, 2006, but seriously, it took us all of ten minutes to create Tennis Challenge. Of course, we want you to do better than we did.
  • We will choose a winner, and that person walks away with a brand new Xbox 360.

Now, this contest is open only to Gear Live members. Of course, signing up is completely free, and takes all of ten seconds. If you have a forum account, you are already a member. Now, go ahead and get to work on creating a game - we want to see just how creative you guys can be. Oh, and we have this extra Xbox 360 that needs a home.


iVod Video Review

In case you missed our video review of the Vaja iVod Video, we figured we would flesh out our thoughts in print as well. The Vaja iVod Video cases for the 5th generation iPod with video are impressive, and this one was made using the Vaja Choice service. First impressions count, and as you can see, the product was custom-made with Gear Live orange and gray taking center stage. We took tons of images which you can find in our iVod Video Gallery, and give our full impressions, after the jump.

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SCOTTeVEST Performance ShirtWe have given some love to SCOTTeVEST products in the past, mostly because they impress the hell out of us. Recently, the company announced availability of the performance version of the SeV T-Shirt. This one is made from 3M Quick Dry fabric, and pulls moisture away from the skin in the event that you are in the midst of a two-hand touch football game at the park, or full-on tackle while playing Madden from your couch. The shirt has one pocket on the left, which has the now infamous SCOTTeVEST Personal Area Network tunneling system for your earbuds if you want to keep an MP3 player in there. You can pick up a short sleeved shirt for $29.99 USD, or a long sleeved version for $34.99 USD.


Read More | SeV Performance Shirt


In this special episode of The Bleeding Edge, we take a look at Gear Live’s latest Mind Camp event. Held semi-annually in Seattle, Mind Camp is a gathering featuring some of the smartest tech geeks around. Here is what we have for you:

Best part for me? The massage. Hurt so good, and had me feeling like a new man. One note - the Xbox 360 contest that we mention in this episode is now over, and the winner will be announced shortly.

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Gear Live Podcast SurveyIMPORTANT: We are surveying the viewers of our show to see what it is that people like, and more importantly, what they don’t like. It is anonymous, and just takes a couple of minutes. If you have the time, we would appreciate it! As always, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments.

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Xbox 360 Contest

Alright peeps, we have yet another opportunity for anyone out there to walk away with an Xbox 360, courtesy of Gear Live. We are looking to see what our readers can come up with in terms of creating a simple video game. We just made one ourselves, and despite not having any previous coding knowledge, we are pretty happy with the way Tennis Challenge turned out. Yeah, it may appear to be a Pong rip, but we made it our own. Now it’s your turn. Here is how it’s gonna go down:

  • Download the game we created in Visual Studio Express, Gear Live’s Tennis Challenge
  • Download Visual Studio Express. This also enters you in the Upgrade Your Game Sweepstakes.
  • Create a game from scratch, or edit one of the game templates that Visual Studio Express gives you.
  • Let us know about your game. Blog about it and link us to it. Let us know on our forums. All games will be made available for public download.
  • The contest ends on June 23, 2006, but seriously, it took us all of ten minutes to create Tennis Challenge. Of course, we want you to do better than we did.
  • We will choose a winner, and that person walks away with a brand new Xbox 360.

Now, this contest is open only to Gear Live members. Of course, signing up is completely free, and takes all of ten seconds. If you have a forum account, you are already a member. Now, go ahead and get to work on creating a game - we want to see just how creative you guys can be. Oh, and we have this extra Xbox 360 that needs a home.


Hydorgen Fuel Cell Toy CarWhat to get for your budding engineer offspring?  How about a hydrogen fuel cell toy car?  Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies has patented a toy car with its own hydrogen fuel cell and requisite hydrogen fueling station.  The fueling station uses solar energy to power the process of producing hydrogen from water via electrolysis and is complete with flashing blue LEDs (to excite the young scientist of course).  From there the hydrogen can be transfered to the car’s fuel cell for powering its electric motor.  Since the amount of hydrogen used is rather small, the process is quite safe and is an interesting look at where the future of automotive power may lay.

Not currently available, the toy car is rumored to be priced at $80 when released.  One thing that’s interesting to note is that per Horizon’s brochure, the fueling station is listed as being sold seperately.  That seems a bit odd for something fairly pivotal to the whole concept.


Read More | Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies via Gizmag


Moving Color Tile

Faintly reminiscent of those Hypercolor t-shirts from the early 90’s are the Moving Color glass tiles that change color with exposure to heat.  The tiles are available in eight base-coat colors, carry a one-year warranty, and are suitable for use in any kind of installation where they will come into contact with water.  You can install the tile in a shower as shown in the picture above, or another application that depicted on their website is where a radiant heat source is installed behind the tile, causing it to change colors without any apparent external stimuli. 

Pricing starts at $25 USD per 4-inch square tile, and the only downside we can see (besides the price) is the potential life-span, or lack thereof.  The website is quoted as saying that the “Reaction life of moving color has been witnessed as exceeding 7 years.”  Assuming you may only get 7-10 years worth of color-changing goodness from the tile, it seems a bit steep for the money.  Then again, you may be tired of the look within just a few years so the life-span may be a moot issue.


Read More | Moving Color via Trendir


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