Remember the last generation of console wars, when Microsoft went hard on pitching their console as not just a gaming device, but an entertainment device. This attempt to broaden the market for potential buyers didn’t work out so well, but in 2020, things have changed. Today Microsoft announced the list of...
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  • Zune 2: New interface.. pretty slick

      After the less than inspiring response to the first Zune, Microsoft needed to do something pretty substantial to attract consumers to the Zune. Not just with the hardware specs either, the software / UI design is an integral part of any consumer electronic device. This video gets hands...
  • A 22 inch HD digital photo frame.. pricey, but good news 4 future!

    PhotoVu have released the PV2265w, a massive 22-inch HD, wall-mountable, digital photo frame. Pumping out a crazy 1680 x 1050 res, the screen not only delivers photos, but can even handle RSS feeds, that’s right wirelessly! Although this screen costs US $1299, which is hideously expensive compared to the...
  • Specialist devices vs All-in-one

    Companies these days are producing devices that not only perform a single task, but cross the boundaries into the feature set of others. Take this new GPS from Mio, the c720t. It not only does the base function of a GPS, but also as many do can store photos,...
  • Honda's ASIMO 2 tour Australia

    Details of exact locations and dates are still 2 be confirmed, but Honda’s robot called ASIMO will tour major cities in Aus. If you haven’t seen it before check out this very funny, very awkard video of ASIMO clearly struggling to master the skills of walking up stairs. So...
  • Old vs New Roomba

    If you’ve ever seen a Roomba before you’ll know what it is, however for those that don’t it’s effectively a robot that vacuum’s your house. Unfortunately the old Roomba was cool, but had some problems, well there’s a new kid on the block, a more sophisticated model that has some...
  • Smelly workstation? the try this USB air freshener.

    This USB air freshener uses the power from the USB port to create heat, the heat then warms the aroma oil and produces a scent similar to how standard oil burners work. It costs $7 and comes in 2 colours, red (comes with rose scented oil) and green (comes with peppermint...
  • Original Transformers sold for $1,000,000

    You can read the lengthy story behind this one from the link, long story short, this ladies husband was a huge transformers fan, after he passed away some years ago, she’s now decided to sell the 275 item collection. More @ http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/megallection/original-transformers-boxed-collection-sold-for-1000000-279598.php...
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