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Zune slashes price $50, still no one cares

September 6th, 2007

Amidst all the Apple accolades that have come as a result of the multiple debuts yesterday, including the iPod Touch, new Nano, and cheaper 8GB iPhone, Microsoft continues to try to limp the Zune to the finish line. Announced the same day, the 30-gigabyte Zune has dropped $50 to $199. With Apple announcing "Classic" versions of …

Another PS3 price cut forthcoming?

September 4th, 2007

As 60GB PS3’s start to die off, speculation is abounding about the $499 price tag. Will Sony let it disappear? Will the 80GB version start sporting this price? Perhaps an "added value" bundle is in the works. Regardless of which Sony chooses (if any), the hot new rumor from simExchange is that they’ll make some kind …

70% of Xbox 360 Owners Unaware of HD?

September 2nd, 2007

According to an NPD report, as many as 70% of Xbox 360 owners are unaware of the HD capabilities (both gaming and video) of the Xbox 360.  It’s almost as bad for the PlayStation 3…as many as 60% don’t know that their console can play back Blu-Ray movies and only 50% are aware of the HD gaming …

YouTube inks licensing deal with UK publishers

August 31st, 2007

Much like BMI and ASCAP here in the States, the MCPS-PRS Alliance in the UK publishes music, and works with companies to license music made by all but the most independent of artists. One of the biggest alliances in recent memory came Wednesday in the form of YouTube. As part of a flat fee paid …

Mercedes-Benz drivers get “Send to Car” feature on Google, Yahoo maps

August 30th, 2007

(credit: CNET/MBUSA) As if the other half doesn’t live well enough. New to Mercedes-Benz vehicles is the addition of a "Send to Car" button on Google and Yahoo Maps. Navigate there via your computer or cell phone, hit the button, and it shoots maps, driving directions, even points of interest to your ride. When you …

Verizon brings live college football to mobile phones

August 29th, 2007

‘Tis the season for football, folks. Verizon has decided to bring over 100 regular season, and 20 bowl games to your mobile handset. Utilizing the streaming video built in to the V-Cast interface, the carrier will be broadcasting a wide cross section of games from a variety of divisions across the country. The games will …

Trackstick shows your movement on Google Earth

August 29th, 2007

Well, if you’re already bored looking at Google Sky, perhaps a new way to watch yourself is in order. It’s called the Trackstick, and it does pretty much what you think it does. At an inch and a half long, this mini GPS receiver check up on where you are at regular intervals, and then …

Wake-Up Angel…scaring the crap out of sleep

August 27th, 2007

Our Asian brethren get all the cool toys. Introducing the "Wake-Up Angel," a device designed to keep you from nodding off. It’s a piece you wear behind your ear, that you set to a certain angle. When your head drops below that angle, the Angel freaks you out vibrates to keep you alert. Obvious uses …