Monthly Archives: February 2008

DVDs Last Twice As Long As Standard Discs

Mitsubishi ARLEDIA DVDs Last Twice As Long As Standard Discs

Mitsubishi ARLEDIA

By Luke Anderson

I’ve really never put much thought into how I store my DVDs and CDs. Movies are stored in their original boxes in cabinets sitting in my living room. Most CDs are either strewn about on my desk or arranged neatly in binders. Unfortunately none of these methods is all that great for long term disc storge.

Mitsubishi has created the ARLEDIA DVD-R discs that are said to have twice the life expectancy of regular DVDs. They accomplish this by using a gold and silver reflective film which prevents oxidation. No word on pricing or availability.

[ Impress ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]

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Cool USB Hub with Clock & Mood Light

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This stylish 4-port USB hub features a built-in digital alarm clock with backlight, and a mood light that illuminates 7 soft colors circularly.

Features:

  • 4-port hub (USB 1.1) with Clock and mood light
  • LCD display of the clock with alarm, powered by AG13 battery
  • 7-color changing light automatically and continuouly
  • Plug and play, hot swapping
  • Hot Plug & Play
  • Dimensions: 79 x 79 x 29 mm

USB Hub with Clock and Mood Light ($16) is available from USB Brando.

(Via GeekAlerts.)

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Apple Time Capsule Shipping!

E6C62F85-3F9C-447E-9F4B-6E136EFB1A46.jpgApple Time Capsule Confirmed Shipping Now [Apple]Apple’s confirmed with us that Time Capsules are indeed shipping, meaning that you’ll be backing your Macs up wirelessly with Time Machine soon. And by soon, that probably means next week, since they’re only heading out of China this week. [Apple]

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iPhoto 7.1.3 Update

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Apple posts iPhoto 7.1.3 Update Apple today posted iPhoto 7.1.3 Update via its Software Update application and on the Apple Wesite.”

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aGEEKspot Gear – Get it while it’s HOT!

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aGEEKspot stuff

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iPhone SDK special event – Mar 6

Apple’s iPhone SDK special event on Mar 6
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Apple this morning issued invitations for “an iPhone software roadmap” event set to take place next week. The meeting will likely discuss the forthcoming software development kit (SDK) for Apple’s cellular handset which the company promised to roll out some time this month. The town hall meeting will take place at Apple’s Cupertino campus on Thursd…

(Via MacNN | The Macintosh News Network.)

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mini VS Mini

Everex gPC mini against Mac Mini?Everex gPC mini against Mac Mini?

It is true that these two could be potential arch-enemies, but the thing that annoys me the most is that it would not have cost a whole lot more to get a decent, not great, but *decent* design for the Everex computer (yes, I dislike the bright patch on the front). Couldn’t they make the whole thing black? It would have been even less expensive to produce. Question: do Linux users care about design? Add a comment below.

I like the form-factor of these small computers, but unless I can turn them into media centers (the TV Tuner is missing) or unless I want to do a crazy mod.

(Via Ubergizmo.)

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Weekly Update

Breaking News – After much speculation week after week, today Apple updated its popular MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook lines with the latest and greatest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, bigger hard drives and 2GB of memory now come standard. Plus, the MacBook Pro includes Apple’s innovative Multi-Touch trackpad which first appeared in the MacBook Air.

News – The Oscars just went geek! Along with a billion other people, I watched Oscar host John Stewart playing with his iPhone (watching Lawrence of Arabia) and playing the Wii on the big Screen! Looks like Hollywood has embraced its inner nerd!

“Hey, I can't watch my favorite lip sync video on YouTube, what gives?” Blame it on Pakistan. "A religious state, Pakistan, identifies a content provider, YouTube, as the source of blasphemous, seditious content and orders, that the Internet tides be stopped." No problem….Youtube is back for all of us that love blasphemy! Speaking of YouTube, here is a 3 year old little girl explaining Star Wars.

So Cool – Are you sick of your work desk? Do you need something that represents you and that will let your "geek flag" fly? Get your hands on the Han Solo in Carbonite desktop. It is the coolest!!!

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Gadget of the Week – Trust me Obi Wan, you’re my only hope. It looks like a Star Wars themed Tech Talk this week, since the gadget of the week is an R2D2 projector, it comes with a Millennium Flacon remote! It projects photos and videos from DVD's, Cd's, memory cards, usb flash drives and with the internal iPod dock! I can't find a US distributor or a price but if your a true fan, use the force!

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Apple releases 1.1.4 for iPhone and iPod touch

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Apple has released software version 1.1.4 for the iPhone and iPod touch. According to Apple, the update “includes bug fixes and supersedes all previous versions.” It is currently unclear whether any new features have been added with the update; however, with Apple scheduled to release the iPhone and iPod touch software development kit (SDK) this week, it is possible that this update could be a precursor to that release.

(Via iLounge.)

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Apple’s iTunes Store now the 2nd largest U.S.

7208B06D-A3F7-4D87-B19F-EE9E58231D0D.jpgApple’s iTunes Store now the 2nd largest U.S. music retailer; over four billion songs soldApple today announced that iTunes is now the number two music retailer in the US, behind only Wal-Mart…”

(Via MacDailyNews.)

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