Electronics & Gadgets

The First Wii: Obama brings video games to the White House

When Barack Obama takes office on January 20th, he'll not only be the most powerful man in the world, but also the most powerful gamer. (Nintendo did give outgoing President Bush a DS and Brain Age some years ago; it's up to you to decide if he ev...

Recession Special

Pavan Shamdasani HK-magazine.com 09.01.2009
Recession Special

What with our current economic climate, cutting costs is not so much a choice as it is a necessity—whether it’s buying groceries in bulk, weekends out at 7-Eleven or selling off old furniture, we’re all saving where we can. But when it comes to yo...

New Year's hangover for Zune users

Jonathan Skillings CNET News  02.01.2009
New Year's hangover for Zune users

A leap-year issue with Microsoft's Zune music player is still leaving many users cold, despite the company's reassurance that all would be well by sometime on New Year's Day. Postings on Zune message boards Thursday morning, as people tried out Mi...

Video coming to the Wii

CNET News 26.12.2008

Dentsu, Japan's largest ad agency, said it will team up with Nintendo to launch a video distribution service on the Wii.

Gamers set for crisis-time bargains

Nickkita Lau The Standard 19.12.2008

The 7th Asia Game Show, which kicks off today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, is expected to draw more than 400,000 gamers in search of financial crisis-inspired bargains.

Playstation Home open beta now live

Wolfgang Gruener TG Daily 12.12.2008

Chicago (IL) – Nintendo’s Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 have been dominating game console headlines lately and there was not really a whole lot positive to say about the Playstation 3 lately. Sony’s game console desperately needs new reasons why pe...

Sony Set To Launch Online Virtual World

Antone Gonsalves InformationWeek 11.12.2008

Home, PlayStation 3's long-delayed online 3-D social networking service, will debut Thursday.

Boffins build omelette-making android

James Sherwood Register Hardware 04.12.2008
What do you mean it tastes machine made?  Images courtesy of AFP BB News

A robot’s been cooking up a storm in Japan, where its maker – Yaskawa Technology – has taught the drone to bake the perfect Japanese omelette.

First impressions: Apple 24-inch LED Cinema Display

Clint Ecker Ars Technica 27.11.2008
First impressions: Apple 24-inch LED Cinema Display

As we noted yesterday, Apple's new 24-inch Cinema Display has shipped, and arrived this afternoon. While we have only had about an hour to test it out so far, we're quite pleased. It should be noted that this new display only supports Apple's mini...

LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd. (LGEIL) has launched its new 18.5-inch widescreen W1941S LCD monitor. The company said this new LCD model is ideal for both office and home users. The power consumption of the W1941S LCD monitor is at around 21W as a...

Sony PSP 3000 Launched in India, 80 GB PS3 Coming Soon

Sony India announced the launch of PSP-3000 in the Indian market at the Playstation event held in Mumbai. The company has also announced its plan to roll out the 80 GB Sony PS3 console in the country.

Sears Canada recalls Cool Touch toasters for fire hazard

Sears Canada is recalling its Kenmore Cool Touch two-slice and four-slice toasters because they may overheat, creating a potential fire hazard. The products were sold in Sears Canada stores, through the company's catalogue and online from January ...

Retro Computing Corner: The World’s First MP3 Player (c. 1998)

Today we all take MP3 players for granted. iPods are ubiquitous, mobile phones can play the format, even most new car stereos support MP3 right off the showroom floor. But it wasn’t always like this - Back in 1998, highly illegal sites like Audiof...

The solar purse can charge a cell phone or an iPod. (Photo courtesy Joe Hyneck)

Joe Hyneck has created a solar purse and a solar necktie that the wearer can use to charge a cell phone or an iPod.

Reuters Overheated iPod nano caused fires

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's trade ministry said on Tuesday that three fires had been caused by overheating Apple iPod nanos, which it said could be due to a battery defect.

Nintendo DS becomes personal beauty consultant

The Sydney Morning Herald 09.08.2008
Nintendo DS becomes personal beauty consultant

Women in Japan will soon be able to have their own handheld beauty consultant after games company Sega teamed up with cosmetics giant Shiseido to offer make-up tips on the Nintendo DS.

New iPods and Mac Notebooks to Be Released during Anticipated Apple September Event

According to investment bank Piper Jaffray, Apple may hold a special event next month to usher in a new array of iPods and Mac notebooks. Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray in a note circulated to investors on Wednesday said that he expects Apple to ho...

Just a few weeks back we had reported about the Xbox 360 price drop by Microsoft but once again there are rumors circulating which hint that there could be another price drop in the offing. However, the news is just speculation at this stage.

Unsafe hi-fi system recalled

news.gov.hk 30.07.2008
Unsafe hi-fi system recalled

The Electrical & Mechanical Services Department has urged consumers not to use one model of Windmere USA WA-HF28 mini hi-fi system for safety reasons.

Casual gamers connect at Seattle conference

JOHN COOK Seattle Post-Intelligencer 24.07.2008
Casual gamers connect at Seattle conference

The casual games industry is only about a decade old. But it is rapidly growing, segmenting and evolving as people of all ages and backgrounds discover a wide array of online strategy, puzzle, fantasy and other games.

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