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Tom Bihn Brain BagWe have gotten so used to giving away free gear, we now feel bad about neglecting to offer something for you to carry it all around in. Please accept this giveaway as our official apology. Tom Bihn is known for making super-functional bags for all sorts of needs, and they fit right in with the needs of those who are obsessed with technology. One item we were particularly impressed with is their Brain Bag - so much so that we are going to give one away. To enter, leave us a comment telling us what gear you currently have to have on you at all times. We want to hear about what our readers just can’t live without when they are on the go. As always, this one is open to US residents only. For more information on the Brain Bag, check out the product page.


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Weather-wise, it was a horrible day in NYC. But that couldn’t stop 500 soon-to-be PSP owners to come out and stand in line for hours at the SONY Style store in Manhattan.  Yours truly stood in line with the crowd and got hailed on for hours just to get the opportunity to be part of entertainment history. 

Waiting in line

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PSP Midnight Launch  I was owned.  I mean, completely owned by the impending launch of this sexy device.  The PSP images swam in my head daily, the unquenchable desire of having it in my hand invaded my dreams, and its capabilities punctuated almost all my conversations.  It is handheld gaming taken to a whole new level, and after a great launch in Japan a few months ago it was finally coming to the US in grand fashion.  Today we’re covering the midnight launch experience in New York City, at the same time that we look at how this thing changed lives.

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SLEEPTRACKER

Update: If you think the SLEEPTRACKER watch is cool, check out our video of the SLEEPPHASE Alarm Clock!

A few weeks ago we told you about a product called SLEEPTRACKER. The SLEEPTRACKER watch is unique in that while it tells you the time and has a built-in alarm like every other digital watch, this one actually monitors your sleep and wakes you at the moment that your body would best adjust from moving from a sleeping state to being awake. Does it live up to the hype? Find out after the jump.

 

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Box.net Contest Another contest has come to a close, this one sees three people walk away with one year of free online storage courtesy of Box.net. The three winners are benplaut, bayyar, and TheMetsAreBad. You will now have 1 GB of online storage for a year. All the rest of us can get it on it for $2.99 per month.


Sony PSP Giveaway

We received over 400 entries into our PrizeCube sponsored Sony PSP Value Pack Giveaway, which is the most we have had for any contest thus far! Unfortunately, only two people will actually be walking away with Sony PSP Value Packs from this contest. If your name is R. Franz or E. Barrett, you have already been in contact with me regarding your prizes. For all the rest of you, don’t fret - you didn’t really want one anyway, did you? Oh well, at least you can look at some images until launch.


Gear Live Playlist We have a schizophrenic Playlist this time, with rappers and beach bums, with soul singers and pop bands.  50 Cent is back, as is Jack Johnson, both trying to improve over their last successful releases.  Sage Francis furthers the cause of underground hip-hop, and Sam Cooke is our collection essential, putting a little soul in this dreary winter.  Enjoy the Playlist, and let me know what you think in our forums or by emailing me.

Click to continue reading Gear Live Playlist: 50 Cent, Jack Johnson, Sage Francis, Aberfeldy, Sam Cooke


PrizeCube

PrizeCube is one of the main companies that started the incentive site movement on the Internet. While many have remained skeptical, thousands of people have received free iPods, computers, and other expensive electronics - at no cost - through companies like PrizeCube. We were able to chat with the founders of this company to get some insight:

Could you start out by giving us a rundown of PrizeCube along with what your positions are?

PrizeCube.com is a free gift website, that gives our users free quality electronics and is particularly known for giving free video game consoles.  All users have to do is complete an offer with one of our affiliate companies and refer a few friends to do the same.  It is a way for users to get quality electronics that they want for very little time, effort and money. I, Farooq Mitha and Joseph Abed are the founders of PrizeCube.


When did you decide to start PrizeCube?

We decided to start PrizeCube around October of 2004.  We saw that many of these free sites existed and that many of them were illegitimate and were not shipping products to their users. We felt that we could start a site and build a solid reputation around it by shipping products and having a forum where people could discuss the products they received as well as post pictures of their prizes.

Click to continue reading Interview With PrizeCube Founders Farooq Mitha and Joseph Abed


Gear Live Playlist Following last weeks singer-songwriter fest, I promised more testosterone this week, and here is my attempt to deliver.  A debut by rap music’s newest golden boy and the all out rock of Death From Above 1979 and Rage Against the Machine give this Playlist some aggression and anger…Throw in a little R&B and indie rock, and you have this week’s Playlist.

Click to continue reading Gear Live Playlist: The Game, Arcade Fire, John Legend, Rage Against the Machine


Napster To Go

When I originally heard about Napster To Go, I thought the concept was pretty cool. Instead of buying music on a per track basis, you instead pay a monthly fee and download as much music as you want.The kicker here of course is that since you are subscribing to the content, once you decide to end the subscription everything you downloaded goes away. It just simply doesn’t work anymore. Many have said that it just wouldn’t work, but I think that Napster may have caught on to something here.

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