Quiet Week

I hope you are all enjoying the week between Christmas and New Year. This is a very quiet week for gadgets so no new posts, we are getting ready for the CES Consumer Electronics show in Vegas next week; we will be reporting from the show and attending all the fun launch parties that companies…

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Ooh! Nice Toy!

Alaska is a state where men are men and thermal underwear is required. In Alaska there are a lot more men than women and as it takes more than muscles and a plaid shirt to attract the ladies, I can see where the inspiration for 26 year old Carlos Owens little project might have came…

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They Call It a Laptop…..

…. but I’m not sure if I would want it on my lap. PC Magazine has reviewed the latest incarnation of the Dell Inspiron XPS “desktop replacement” laptop. This 9.8lb (probably excluding battery) 14.1″ x 10.8″ x 2″ thick $4400 monster boasts a 3.4GHz Intel Pentuim 4 Extreme Edition processor, Mobility Radeon 9800 Pro graphics,…

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Clone your Kitty

“Genetic Savings & Clone”, a pet cloning company, has announced the first commercially produced clone, a kitten called Little Nicky that cost it’s new owner $50,000. Little Nicky is a clone of (unsurprisingly) a cat called Nicky who died aged 17. For your $50k “GSC will provide you with a video of the cloning process,…

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Ajump Terabyte NAS Server

There seem to be a lot of Network Attached Storage solutions coming out with a terabyte of storage, perfect for a home media server, and here’s another one. The Ajump Impression P104S is interesting because it is custom configured, built, and tested, and comes at a good price ($1438 with 1TB of storage). This Ajump…

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Sexy Media Center PC

Now this is one sexy piece of Italian design, the OnCinema Teatro D1 Media Center PC. The OnCinema Teatro D1 is made of aluminum, comes in silver and black, prominently features a 1280×720 pixel touchscreen LCD, and costs a jaw-dropping 5000 euros ($6000). There is no mention when you buy of what processor or memory…

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Sparkle GeForce 6600GT Review

We bought a new Dell PC recently that was a great bargain, offered all the latest technology, but its gaming was very poor due to it coming with a basic Radeon X300 graphics card. To replace the card we had two choices, spend $400+ on a top of the range Radeon X800/X850 or GeForce 6800…

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X-Files Guy creates Gadget

Dean Haglund (one of the 3 geeks from the X-Files that got his own TV series that was a flop) has become an inventor: He has created a device that draws heat away from the CPU on your laptop. No, not a little fan (Schulyer Wheeler invented the electric fan in 1886), the X-Files guy…

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Future of Space Ship One and Two

Burt Rutan (of first private spaceship SpaceShipOne) fame has talked to the Palm Springs Desert Sun newspaper about the future of SpaceShipOne and his plans for it’s successor SpaceShipTwo (AKA Virgin Galactic’s VSS Enterprise). SpaceShipOne, despite receiving a lot of requests for flights and cargo runs, will be preserved in the Air and Space Museum…

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Asus Spresso Barebones PC

Here’s a nice looking barebones small form factor PC from Asus: The S-presso SI-P111. The Asus Spresso comes with the fancy looking case, LED panel, TV tuner, remote control, memory card reader, and a high-end Asus motherboard. All you do is add a hard drive, operating system of your choice (this would be great for…

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