Archive for July, 2010
R4 cartridges and other flash carts that is widely used by many to pirate Nintendo DS games, are no longer allowed to be sold, advertised or imported into the UK. According to GI.biz, London’s High Court ruled that the cards are now illegal – much to the chagrin of those who use it for tangible purposes, due to the fact that it requires bypassing Nintendo’s security to use.
Nintendo have been working hard ever since to wipe out the R4 devices around the world. According to Joystiq, Nintendo claims that over 100,000 R4 devices have been seized in the UK since 2009. Looks like hard days are coming for some Jack Sparrow gang.
[GI Biz via Joystiq]
It was quite awhile ago when we reported that RIM is getting into the tablet business. But now, this is surely something to recon that the rumor is very true. RIM has just acquired blackpad.com and it would not have been a joke or ‘for fun’ for them to simply register a certain URL that is so closely named with terms that would relate to tablets right? Well, RIM and AT&T (US Carrier) is holding a press conference this coming Tuesday, so we should expect to see some interesting ‘revealing’ of a certain product by then.
Apple had spit quite a lot of fire when handling their infamous iPhone 4 “antennagate” issue. Not only did they not admit of their design flaw, they’ve also pulled other smartphone manufacturers into the drench mud. Surely, who’d be happy to be blankly shot at? Motorola’s new ad of their gigantic Droid X surely takes some salt at Apple.
Remember when we said that the now-legacy iPhone 3G got ditched and dragged when flashed with the latest iOS 4 firmware? Since iOS 4 has come by nearly a month now, more and more iPhone 3G users globally has updated theirs with the new firmware, and the issue is getting bigger. The obvious key point here is the performance, and Apple has already received wind of it. The Wall Street Journal reports speaking to an Apple spokesperson who said the company is looking into the matter. That doesn’t necessarily mean a fix is coming anytime soon, but hey, at least they’re ‘looking into it’, instead of straight-up pointing their fingers elsewhere.
SOURCE Wall Street Journal
USB handy drives have come a long way ever since the evolutional USB 2.0 was launched. Since then we’ve seen so many cute and funky designs, but they just never stop! This is a good thing actually. Now this new USB flash drive from Elecom is trying to mimic your home’s wall plug. Easy to get in and get out. Great idea isn’t it, to incorporate a ‘tail’ for you to pull. Just be careful not to pull your whole notebook along.
The 4GB model will be available from GeekStuff4U sometime in August. Yours for ¥3,200, which is about $37, and they come in 4 colors too! You can choose among black, blue, green or pink. There’s even some data encryption software that’s downloadable from Elecom’s site.
[Elecom Wall Plug Handy Drive via Akihabaranews]
This weirdo is actually your typical flash-based camcorder, minus the flash thing. But while gone is the flashy flash, replaced it is, with a long goose neck! The camera can be bent in all directions and rotated up to 270 degrees. That coupled with a 170 degree wide angle lens, and you should have no trouble capturing your swing with this thing mounted to your golf cart or bag. Yes it’s marketed for golfers and goofers. It’s so-called high speed frame rate is capable of recording your ‘swings’ with up to 50fps, but only at a resolution of 640×480.
You surely can’t record much with the build-in 60MB memory, but they’re ‘kind’ enough to include a SDHC slot should you need to record up to 12 hours of your golfing activity in your new 32GB SDHC card. But that’s kind of hard actually, because the bundled rechargeable lithium polymer battery is only rated for 5 hours or so. But that does not mention whether the 5 hours operating time includes turning on the 3.5-inch TFT LCD display that’s on the camcorder. So if you want to improve your golf level, you might want to fork out $349.95 and head over to Amazon and get one yourself.
I don’t read Kanji wordings, but I assume that they’re trying to market this thing as an ideal suit for campers. It’s your mobile bed, and your armor towards bees, and can defend you off from grizzly bears (barely). You don’t even have to worry about the rain! The best part is, you can still wear your shoes!
Ok, I went to crack my head and try my best to translate it, but didn’t get the results that I wanted. Here’s what I think it’s NOT saying.
Now u can walk on the street and fapping without ppl knowing!
Guy with the though bubble said : “You see, I just use my left hand, this, and I can fap anytime, without worries!”
For best result, do it by lying on the floor.
A big part of a healthy diet is eating sensible portions and getting the correct nutrients that you need, but if you’re completely clueless when it comes to how much sugar, carbs, cholesterol or sodium and bla bla bla is packed in your favourite snack, this Perfect Portions scale is like a heaven’s gift for your Nutrition 101 journey.
It’s a combination of food scale & nutritional calculator that has a built-in bizarre database of 1,999 different foods, plus the capability to store an additional 99 custom entries of your own. All you need to do is just zero the scale, twang down your food and then thump in the corresponding food code so the scale knows what it’s measuring, because it doesn’t have an eye (duh!). The nutritional stats, as well as the total weight, are then displayed on an integrated LCD at the side designed to look like the Nutrition Facts labels found on food packaging these days. So the $59.99 price tag doesn’t seem that unreasonable, since it’ll greatly help in your big “slim down” project. Mummies don’t need them though.
SOURCE via Perfect Portions Digital Scale
I thought we had enough of the iPad craze with those silly and awkward shirts, but now the craze is back. Here’s yet another shirt to show off to the whole world that you have an iPad. Somehow, it’s like telling the whole world “Come and rob me off my iPad!”
Anyway, this shirt is called the Syte Shirt, and it literally uses the iPad as a display for you. Now you don’t have to wear a gigantic board on your front and back to sell your hotdogs or whatnot, as you can just place your iPad in the shirt, and show to others any video or photo or wording. Sounds like a very good marketing idea, but a very pricey idea because this thing would cost you $50 each. Not to mention the excessive weight that you’ll have to bug along when you wear this with your iPad.
SOURCE Syte Shirt
These might be a cheapo Panasonic earbuds, but with such glamorous packaging, we can’t blame you if you’d think that this earbuds is of a premium brand product. Designed by Berlin-based Scholz & Friends, this RP-HJE 130 earbuds would surely attract many potential owners. Yet another example of how a simple visual idea can outdo even the most elaborately designed graphics and broadcast a higher-valued image of the product.
The design sure is striking, with the nicely placed earbuds that resembles a music note symbol, tagged with a simple theme tagline. Kudos to Panasonic! Perhaps they might bring about a new challenge for Steve Jobs and Co. if they keep up such premium packaging design.
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