December 31, 2010

AT&T "It Can Wait" Texting Warning

AT&T has been on an "It Can Wait" campaign to warn teens on the dangers of texting while driving since March. They made this video to further their case and, although it is difficult to watch, should be made mandatory for driver's ed classes in schools or for those who are applying for a license.

We are not sure that those in cars should be the only target. Adults do it too as well as those who are trying to contact the drivers in the first place. Perhaps if it was treated like the "open alcohol in car" mandate and made illegal nationally, the statistics would change. In the meantime, with the New Year coming up, show the video to those you love.

Via AT&T

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December 29, 2010

Polaroid Affordable Touch MP4 Player

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Polaroid's Touch has a hi-res 2.8"touchscreen with built-in speaker, an 8GB memory and a microSD card slot. This means up to 2,000 tunes, 12 hours of video or 16,000 photos. The MP4 Player has USB 2.0 Hi-speed file transfer, very handy for those last thousand family reunion pictures.

Via Pioneer

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December 27, 2010

Developer Kinects With Miku Hatsune

Ever have one of those dreams where you are falling and can't get up? That's somewhat similar to the end of this video when developer Nao_u, using his Kinect, turns into a virtual Miku Hatsune. He then adds a pair of Vuzix LCD Glasses to see what she sees and attempts to walk a plank atop a skyscraper. Spooky.

Via engadget

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December 15, 2010

aTV Flash for Apple TV and Windows

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The aTV Flash is clever software from Firecore designed for the latest Apple TV and Windows. Their new beta version (black) 4.1 can play AVI, MP4, WMV and other files, lets you net surf, has simplified DVD viewing, can create play lists and access Last.fm. A free upgrade is available to those who already own aTV Flash and new users can now pre-order for the low price of $19.95 ($39.95 when it is out of beta.)

Via Firecore

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Acer Revo 100 HTPC

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Acer's Revo 100 is a Windows 7 HTPC powered by an AMD Athlon II Neo dual-core processor and includes 4GB RAM, Blu-ray drive, NVIDIA ION graphics, a multi-card reader and wireless keyboard controller. At a price of £599.99 (~$947.00,) it will handle any disc you toss into it, including 3D.

Via Acer

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Talk to the Amulet Remote

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Ya gotta love the Amulet voice-enabled remote for Windows Media Center. Record and watch TV, play some tunes and view videos and photos. You tell it to watch a channel or program or play specific music or group and it is instant on. Amulet will call out the name of a song if you forget and record if you request it. The Amulet has had a recent price reduction and comes with a battery that can be recharged via USB.

Via Amulet

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December 13, 2010

Cinema One Offers Dual Interface

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Kaleidescape's Cinema One holds up to 225 DVDs or 2,500 CDs. It is an easy setup and, with an added junior remote, will switch to a simpler user interface for your kids. Incorporated are 2 music zones that will play in other rooms while a movie is being watched. The company also provides movie collections that you can purchase but considering that the system is $4,999 you may want to think about that option.

Via Kaleidescape

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December 10, 2010

Freakin' Friday! WiFi Baby Cam

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The Y-Link WiFi Baby streams video and audio to a PC, Mac, iPhone or iPad. It acts as both a camera and computer and has a password-protected wireless connection. The camera has motion detection, night vision and on-screen clock. After setup, it can also be used outside the home. A one time fee means that you do not have to pay a monthly subscription.

Via WiFi Baby

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November 19, 2010

Freakin' Friday! Avatar Collector's Edition

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'Avatar' freaks, you can finally get the new three disc extended Collector's Edition. While the 3D version will not ship until next year, the Blu-ray or DVD version includes a 16 minute extended cut, an alternate opening scene and a family friendly no cussword version. The second disc has a making-of and deleted scenes and disc three has a BD-Live portal and interactive scene deconstruction.

Via Avatar

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November 18, 2010

Hulu Plus Hits Sony Dash

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Hulu Plus is now available on the Sony Dash, in addition to Amazon VOD, YouTube, Netflix, SHOUTcast Internet Radio and tons of free apps. This is surely further evidence that our watching/listening experience is moving away from the "real" world and moving online.

Via Hulu

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