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Gear Live PodcastToday we feature the next audio version of our Bleeding Edge video show, featuring:

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Voices: Andru Edwards, Sparky
Length: 35:25, 17.1 MB

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OHSO

When a non-electric toothbrush calls for a product review, you know something about it has to be special, right? Well, just trust us. We have taken the OHSO Marko travel toothbrush and put it through the paces to show what a little ingenious, outside-the-box thinking can add to a practice that we didn’t expect to see much innovation come in to. If you ever have to go somewhere where you think you might need your toothbrush, we tell you why the OHSO is the only solution you will ever need to that problem.

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Gear Live Bleeding EdgeThis week we bring the pain as we set up a Wicked Laser playground (geeky Light Saber fight included!), put the Gillette Fusion against an old-school razor, show off a homebrew wireless network music player, and more:

THE WIRE
AOL Raises Broadband Pricing
MacBook Pros Finally Arriving

HEAD TO HEAD
We take the Gillette Fusion Power and put it against a traditional old-school razor to see which is truly the best.

HIGH SCORE
If you are looking for some protection for your PSP, we take a look at the Vaja i-Volution leather PSP case.

GIZMATIC
If you want to see something that is just cool, we have it. We show off a couple of Wicked Lasers, setting up a couple of different environments to display how awesome lasers can be.


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Length: 30:08

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Gear Live Bleeding EdgeOn this show we give you sneak peeks at the Motorola ROKR E2 and Windows Vista. We also show off a liquid-cooled Xbox 360, recap 3GSM, and more:

THE WIRE
MacBook Pro Finally Shipping
Nintendo DS Web Browser and TV Tuner
MovieBeam Streaming HDTV Rentals

UNWIRED

  • Sparky gives us a rundown of the most interesting pieces of news that came out of 3GSM.
  • We talk with Motorola, who gives us the complete rundown of their new ROKR E2 music phone.

HIGH SCORE
We talk with CoolIT Systems CEO Geoff Lyon about their liquid-cooled Xbox 360. We also learn about how they are applying their technology into the PC.

GIZMATIC

  • We give our impressions of CoolIT Systems USB Beverage Chiller.
  • We show you a couple of iPod and iPod nano cases from Pacific Designs. The cases retail for $29.95 each.

WINDOWS VISTA
We were able to spend a few minutes chatting it up with a Microsoft employee going over some of the more interesting changes we can expect when Windows Vista ships. We recorded a video of the demonstration that we were given while going hands on with Vista.


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Gear Live Bleeding EdgeToday we feature the weekly audio version of our Bleeding Edge video show. We discuss:

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Voices: Andru Edwards, Sparky
Length: 10:23, 5 MB

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Gear Live Bleeding EdgeToday we had a few interesting items come into our radar that we wanted to talk about. In today’s episode:

  • Warpdrive Patent Turned Down: We discuss the US patent office rejecting a patent request for a technology that is a far way off.
  • iPod Video Privacy Filter: The Digital CowBoy iPod video filter sounds like a good idea. We discuss it’s pros and cons.
  • Canon EOS 30D: Finally, we talk about the significance of the Canon EOS 30D camera.

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Voices: Andru Edwards, Sparky
Length: 10:23, 5 MB

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Gear Live Bleeding EdgeWe are ramping up our efforts on the multimedia front. Of course, we have started our weekly video show, The Bleeding Edge. Now, we are hitting you up on a daily basis with our audio podcast. The daily shows will be much shorter (think 5-10 minutes), and will just cover interesting tidbits we found throughout that day. In today’s episode:

  • Office 2007 News: We talk about the Office 2007 name, the death of Microsoft FrontPage, and what Microsoft might have up it’s sleeve to replace their WYSIWYG editor in their next office suite.
  • PlayStation 3 Rumors: Will the PlayStation 3 be delayed to 2007? More importantly, will the thing cost you almost a grand just to get it home?

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Voices: Andru Edwards, Sparky
Length: 10:43, 14.3 MB

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Gear Live Bleeding EdgeThis week we cover Blu-Ray movie pricing, bring you an in-depth look at the Kodak EasyShare V570, preview a bunch of upcoming Xbox Live Arcade games, and more:

THE WIRE
Blu-Ray Disc Pricing
Portal Player Upgrades Chipset
1GB iPod nano

UNWIRED
We take a look at the HTC Wizard (Cingular 8125), HTC Apache (Verizon XV6700), and HT Faraday (Cingular 2125) smartphones.

HIGH SCORE
We give you a first look at currently unavailable Xbox Live Arcade Games:

  • Astropop
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Jewel Qwest
  • Novadrome
  • Texas Hold’em Poker

GIZMATIC
We talk with Michael McDougall of Kodak who gives us an in-depth look at the Kodak V570 - the world’s first dual-lens digital camera.


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Kodak EasyShare V570

We just received a Kodak EasyShare V570 camera, and figured we would share the love. This is the one that Kodak was trying to pimp hardcore at CES, touting it as the world’s first dual lens digital camera. So far, we are very impressed with the build, responsiveness, and overall quality of this particular EasyShare camera. In the past, it seemed that the Kodak EasyShare line was geared towards the budget consumer, but the V570 looks like it can definitely compete with the best of them. Check out a couple more images after the jump, or head on over to the gallery to check out the whole set. Stay tuned for our full review.

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Optimus Mini Three

Imagine if you will a keyboard that changes the look of its keys to fit the software you are using.  Such a keyboard could be used in any country with no modification as the keys could display whatever character set is required by the local language.  The possibilities are endless.  Gear Live first reported on such an amazing device back in July, 2005, and the concept was met with equal amounts of curiosity, disbelief, and a passionate

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want to have one.  Time passed and eventually we were rewarded with a tidbit of information that “Good things come in small packages”, a few sample pictures of a 3-key device and a teaser date of February 1, 2006.  The date has finally arrived and product availability and pricing have been announced although its not quite what everyone was hoping for…yet.  The initial concept was for a full-sized keyboard with tiny OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screens replacing the top of each key at a price “less than a good mobile phone”.

Every company with a great idea has to start somewhere, and Art Lebedev Studio chose to start with a smaller scale device - the Optimus Mini Three.  The Mini Three will utilize 3 keys, each with a 20x20mm (96x96 pixels) OLED display capable of a 5 second refresh rate.  The tiny OLED displays have a lifespan of 5000 hours (roughly 208 days if used non-stop) and will have a screen saving mode to extend their life.  Although the Optimus Mini Three is currently shipping with Windows-based configuration software only, the company expects to release versions for MacOS and Linux shortly thereafter.  Three keys is a bit limiting (six would have been better), so shift states have been implemented which will allow the keys to display other functions.  Even though shift states aren’t going to speed up the use of shortcuts (what normally would take one hand will now take two), they will make the Mini Three more useful to some extent. 

The keyboard will be available for pre-order later this week at a price of $100 with an expected ship date of May 15th.  Modders, early-adopters, and gadget freaks rejoice.


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