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The fall of the GameBoy
I know I'm going to get some LameBoy...errr...GameBoy fan boy flames, so bring em on. Sony just announced the price point for their new handheld (PSP). It will start selling in Japan for 19,800 yen ($185) which sounds like a good price considering the new DS from Nintendo is priced at $149. Now I'm not predicting the utter demise of the GameBoy, but I do think their handheld monopoly won't last anymore. They finally have some serious competition. I for one plan on getting a PSP for myself but I'm ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 27, 2004 11:19 AM

A digital clock in your skin? Sign me up!
Ok, this is a weird Orwellian concept that for some reason makes me want to try it out. Here's the description: The Epidigital Patch leaves the user with an animated topographic time-keeping image on the skin. The patch is impregnated with nanobots that are absorbed into the basal layer of the epidermis and interact to create the ever-changing surface graphics. Composed entirely of organic matter, the nanobots dissolve after several days at which point a new patch can be applied. Now, apparently ......

Posted On Friday, October 15, 2004 8:38 AM

Time for a new computer
Well, its time to upgrade and get a new computer. Now you might think that since I'm a geek (as most of you are) that I would just go and buy all the parts and slap something together myself. Honestly, I've done it once and I really don't plan on doing it again. It just doesn't thrill me that much. However, I also tend not to buy name brand computers (Dell, HP, Sony, etc...) since I believe they don't really give you as much bang for the buck as some of the smaller shops that custom build the computers ......

Posted On Monday, October 11, 2004 11:27 AM

Ergonomics is for wusses!
This can't feel comfortable when I'm knee deep in an intense game<br><br> PS2 Freak Fleshy Controller In the quest for conquest, not even game over can stop them. They're dying for way or another...maybe they should have stayed dead! Forged of bone and armor. Spawned in the flesh pits of another world. Bred to aid in the fight for survival against evil. This controller allows you to dominate your opponents ......

Posted On Friday, October 1, 2004 9:18 AM

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