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HD-DVD Death Made Official

Toshiba put HD-DVD out of its misery today. Reuters confirmed this afternoon that it will cease manufacturing HD-DVD equipment, following earlier reports from Japan’s NHK public broadcasting network.

This leaves Blu-Ray as the presumptive victor in the irrelevant optical disk format war. It now must face up to the real competition: the continuing success of DVD and the growing popularity of downloads, both on the internet and on-demand cable TV.

The end comes only a day after Wal-Mart announced it would no longer carry HD-DVD stuff. This will go a long way to confirming the view, long-held by cynics, that the mega-retailer always held the executioner’s axe to begin with, and was merely waiting until it was clear which format’s camp had the most densely-stuffed brown envelopes to throw at Hollywood.

Worst workout equipment ever! hahahhaha

Making its debut this morning…

The Macbook Air: the worlds thinest laptop

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http://www.apple.com/macbookair/

3 pounds

0.16-0.76 inch

1.6 HGz

Completely wireless

1700 $

…drool

Krups BeerTender

Source: engadget 

Heineken and Krups bringing BeerTender to the States

Heineken and Krups have been peddling their LCD-equipped keg / fridge in Europe for a little while now, but the companies are going to give it a shot in the States and see if those American go for this whole “cold beer” thing. The unit is built to hold a 5-liter Heineken keg and keep it tasting fresh and cold for about 30 days. The LCD indicates temperature and lets you know when beer is running low. You can buy it in March from Williams-Sonoma and everywhere in April for $400.

freakin sweet

good find palermo.

Mario Kart: Wii (Spring 08′)

Gran Turismo 5 Trailer = Pretty

4 more Ideas for XMAS

 #4 Penis Pump – $25 – $200

A penis pump with a transparent cylinder

A penis pump is a cylinder that is fitted over the penis, with a manual or motorized pump to create suction. As the apparatus creates a vacuum around the penis, blood is drawn into the penis, helping it to become engorged. As vacuum increases, the difference between the inner blood-pressure and the pump pressure increases as well; excessive pressure causes vascular damage rather than a harder penis

#3 Sirius Stilletto 2  – $300

  • Schedule recording: record up to 100 hours of your favorite shows or programs
  • One-touch recording: quickly store up to 10 hours of individual songs from SIRIUS commercial-free music channels including HOWARD STERN!
  • Bookmark songs: tag favorite songs to buy using a compatible online music service
  • SIRIUS Replay: pause, rewind and replay up to 60 minutes of live radio
  • Easy navigation: surf channels or media files on the fly with large (2.2-inch), bright-color display and enhanced media dial
  • #2  REAL DOLL, the world’s finest love doll.  – $6,500 – $10,000

     The RealDoll is a life-size sex doll (also considered a mannequin) manufactured by Abyss Creations in San Marcos, California, and sold worldwide. It has a durable, posable PVC skeleton with steel joints and silicone flesh, which is arguably the state-of-the-art for life-like human body simulation. Prices begin at around $6500 US, with some models costing over $10,000 US.

    #1  Playstation 3  $400-$600

    No intro neccesary, blue ray, gaming, wireless everything, holler at the best system to play NCAA on.

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    #9 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones 

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    The Logitech FreePulse Wireless Headphones are remarkably light, flexible, and resilient. The sound quality is decent overall with an emphasis on bass. The Bluetooth transmitter can be used with any audio source that has a minijack headphone output. 

    $79-$90

    #8 Super Mario Galaxy Wii

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    I own it. Best game ever made for the nintendo wii. Go buy it right now. 50 bucks at best buy.

    #7  AU Football Photos

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    There isnt a room in your house that doesnt deserve the finest Auburn framed pictures.

    #6 Guitar Hero Wii

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    90 dollar bundle comes with the game + 1 guitar.

    #5 Tom Tom One XL

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    $400 @ BestBuy. I own one. Best investment ever. Got me to athens…auburn…atlanta…about 50 feet to the front door. You can download different voices like Mr T to guide you around too.

    #4 BLACKBERRY PEARL

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    Now @ Sprint. $200. Im gonna get this one instead of the IPHONE. Even though I really want the IPHONE…i would lose alot of money if i switched from sprint to ATT.

    #3 IPHONE

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    Iphone = Badass. Now only $400.

    #2 Sony Cybershot DSC-T200

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    $400.

    8.1-megapixel captures high-resolution images up to 3264 x 2448 pixels. 5x optical/2x digital/10x total zoom; up to 25x with Smart Zoom. Face-detection technology identifies faces within a frame and adjusts the focus and settings for improved images. touch-screen interface much improved over previous cameras.

    #1 Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.16GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, SuperDrive, black)

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    $1200-$1600

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2.16 GHz); RAM installed: 1 GB DDR II SDRAM; Weight: 5.1 lbs. Upgraded CPU for the same price; same great design; built-in Webcam and remote control;

    Sprint announces BlackBerry Pearl 8130 for November release (nate’s next phone)

    Following a similar announcement from Verizon a couple weeks back, Sprint has announced that it’ll also be carrying RIM’s lastest and greatest CDMA Pearl, the 8130. High on the touted feature list is the integrated GPS, which Sprint is teaming with its Sprint Navigation service to provide real-time routing and traffic alerts — but we certainly can’t forget the 3.5mm headphone jack, stereo Bluetooth support, 2 megapixel camera, and externally accessible microSDHC slot, all of which make the device a worthy successor for anyone that got a kick out of the original GSM Pearl. Look for it in stores next month, with pricing to be announced closer to launch.