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Jin Air is Go for PSP GO

posted Saturday Jan 16, 2010 by Jon Wurm

Jin Air is Go for PSP GO

A Korean air subsidiary airline Jin Air has embraced the gaming industry by making the Sony PSP GO available for rent for some in flight gaming. This is awesome but I'm not really surprised to find a Korean airline doing this. Seriously, they have had several 24 hour TV stations that show nothing but Starcraft 2 matches almost since Blizzard announced it there in May 2007. Actually, the most surprising thing about this story is that they seem to think everyone in and around Korea doesn't already own one. Airlines here could learn something however and it would be nice to pay for something during a flight that I might actually want. At the very least I would rent it for Sudoku or maybe even buy it from them since I still don't have one.

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PLuGHiTz Live! Notes From the Consumer Electronics Show 2010

posted Tuesday Jan 12, 2010 by Scott Ertz

PLuGHiTz Live! Notes From the Consumer Electronics Show 2010

Now that the convention is over in Las Vegas and we are back to work in the offices, we have compiled our notes from the keynotes at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Every year, as the presenters give us exciting announcements, we keep a list for our wrap-up show, and this year we have published it for everyone to see the things we ended up skipping over.

You can also use it to follow along with the show, which you can listen to right here, below. We would also love to know your thoughts on what we covered, and anything you think we should have covered in more depth. Trying to compress a week of announcements and 2500 exhibitors into a 2 hour show, it is easy to miss something.

To hear this year's wrap-up show hit the break

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Samsung's Ice Touch May Cause Cold Shoulders

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Samsung's Ice Touch May Cause Cold Shoulders

Samsung has created the world's first transparent OLED touchscreen MP3 player, called the Samsung Ice Touch. It may not have very many special features, but the fact that it is transparent alone makes it a top pick of mine. The ice blue has a sleek look, making it very appealing to the eye. This device has 8GB of storage and like most other MP3 players, can store music, videos and of course, pictures. You also have access to FM radio when purchasing this "cool" device. Many file formats are supported including DivX, .wma, .wmv, and a new format known as MP3 HD. There is no price point at this time, but if you're looking to purchase a revolutionary MP3 player, keeps your eyes peeled in the second quarter of this year.

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Tivit Makes a Divit in DTV

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Tivit Makes a Divit in DTV

Ever get the urge to watch television on the go? Well, the Tivit Mobile TV Receiver may be for you! This device is compatible with the iPhone, the iTouch, Blackberry phones, Android phones and PCs. Using WiFi, the receiver catches a mobile digital TV signal that is specifically designed for smaller screens and then displays it on your device. All you have to do, is select a channel and you're set. Available in March at only $100.00, this is very convenient when forgetting to download your favorite TV show to your iPod before a long trip.

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The Webbie Bows Down to Sony's Newest Net-Vid Creature: The Bloggie

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

The Webbie Bows Down to Sony's Newest Net-Vid Creature: The Bloggie

A new take on the Webbie, Sony is coming out with their new camcorder, the Bloggie. The Bloggie is a HD MP4 camcorder, that comes in three different styles. The PM5 is the most basic of the three, priced at only $169.00. The CM5 features a rotating LCD screen and HDMI out, making it the most expensive at $199.00. In my opinion, the best of the three is the PM5K, which includes a special 360 degrees lens, that appears to film in a circle, but actually comes out similar to a film strip. It also possesses 4GB internal memory, that the other two do not include. You can purchase this one for $189.00. All three film in 1080p at 30 frames/second, and also have the option of filming in 720p at 60 frames/second. To make uploading to you computer more accommodating, a USB dongle is built in. How convenient! Sony has decided to make consumers much happier, allowing you to use not only a memory stick, but also an SD card. These camcorders are offered in a variety of colors and will be hitting stores soon.

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Ford Sync's Your Life and Car with MyFord Touch

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Ford Sync's Your Life and Car with MyFord Touch

Seems like every car company is trying to outdo the others these days, but in this case, Ford may have the upper hand. A redesigned interface makes interaction with the Ford Sync voice activated system much simpler. A combination of physical buttons on the steering wheel (displayed on the dashboard), a touchscreen, and Ford's Sync software will allow you to get information, connect to the web, and even access mobile apps from your phone. The mobile apps include Pandora, Open Beak and Stitcher, which is used primarily for news feeds and podcasts. Using Pandora, you can change the station, skip songs and thumb up, all through voice activation!

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