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Mr. Burns Webcam for the Simpsons Fanatic

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, USB, PC / Laptop,

Mr. Burns WebcamWhat “Simpsons” fan doesn’t love the loathsome, evil—and hysterically funny—Mr. Burns? But it’s another thing to actually have him watch over you 24/7 in the form of a webcam, which is why we think this gadget is for the uber-fan only. The camera’s resolution is 640x480, capturing 30 frames per second. It also comes with two different sized clips, so you can use it on any monitor. The cam plays well with SKYPE, IM software from MSN, Yahoo and AIM and everything from Windows 98 through Vista. But the piece de resistance? Sitting on Mr. Burns’ desk is none other than…Bobo! He being Mr. Burns’ beloved childhood teddy bear, and the subject of one of the best Simpsons episodes ever. Available for $50 USD.

Read More | Think Geek via Ubergizmo


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Wiffinders Seek Signals

WiffinderFirst came the Wifi shirt. If that’s in the laundry, you might consider Soyntec’s University Backpack, Executive Bag, 200 Urban bag, or 500 Trolley suitcase that can do the same thing. The Wiffinders are made of nylon, will house most laptops, and will seek out WiFi signals wherever they are lurking. They all feature plenty of compartments for your other electronic necessities and quilted straps. Look for prices between $50.00 and $100.00, and contact Soyntec for availability.

 

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Belkin Unveils Air Covering

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, Apple, PC / Laptop,

Expression SleeveThe first of the MacBook Air accessories are already upon us. Belkin has come out with several covers. This one is the Expression Sleeve with shoulder strap, and others include the Vertical, the Slim-Fit, the Leather/Neoprene, the Neoprene, and the Slim-Fit with band. All of the cases are priced from $29.99 to $49.99 and come with lifetime warranties. The Neoprenes will be out in March with the others to follow in May. While there is nothing particularly unique about the cases, if you need to be official, this certainly beats your old MacBook cover.

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Guitar Hero III Announced for Mac and PC

Guitar Hero III on Mac and PCIt took several years but the marketability of the popular console series Guitar Hero couldn’t go unnoticed by the PC side of gaming for very long and today Aspyr Media announced that it will be bringing Activision‘s Guitar Hero III to PC and Mac in time for the holiday season.

Dusty Welch, head of publishing at Red Octane, said in a statement to GameDaily BIZ: “Providing the option for our fans to play Guitar Hero at their desk or on a laptop on the go is incredibly exciting, and we’re thrilled to now offer the ability to rock out literally anywhere and everywhere.”

The PC version will ship with a USB guitar controller based on an as-yet unannounced Gibson model. Aspyr is planning on offering some type of download service but declined to reveal any specific details of how that would be handled saying, “We hope to have a very exciting announcement soon.” At this stage Aspyr is still conducting compatibility tests and hasn’t solidified the system requirements but stressed that they were aiming to make the game accessible to the widest audience possible.

Read More | GameDaily BIZ via Evil Avatar


Bleeding Edge TV 160: All About the OLPC Project, Look at OLPC XO

We speak with Eric Deritis from AMD as he gives us an overview of the OLPC. The One Laptop Per Child project is an important one, and Eric not only shows us a near-final build of the hardware and software, but he also gives us some background on the project itself, and why it’s impact could be so huge. One quote he gave us was that the product isn’t meant to reach the next billion people in the world, but rather it’s meant to reach the last billion people. Powerful stuff.


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