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Monday, July 16, 2012 Just imagine an ultra-high definition 152-cm (60-inch) display that is flexible! Sounds amazing, right? Well, this dream will come true by 2017 when Korea based LG Display will actually launch it. The Korean government under its ‘Future Flagship Program’ has selected LG to develop transparent and flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED)displays that will be used at bus stations, aquariums and retail stores for showing information and of course advertising!

OLED flexible display, The Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Future Flagship Program


PlayStation 3The powerful processors in Sony’s PlayStation 3 gaming console now have another use: cracking passwords.

New Zealand-based security researcher Nick Breese claims to have used the year-old gaming console to crack passwords at speeds 100 times greater than Intel hardware is capable of. Breese, a security consultant with, presented his findings to the Kiwicon hacker conference in Wellington, New Zealand.

Breese, who has been working on the project, called “Crackstation”, for the past six months, used the Sony PlayStation 3 gaming console for his break-through research. PS3’s Cell Broadband Engine technology was created by IBM, Toshiba and Sony. The companies collaborated to create the CBE, commonly known as Cell, processor, which consists of one scalar processor and eight vector processors.

PS3s are useful for “brute force” hacking, which simply tries all possible combinations for a password until it hits the right one. A network of PS3s can crack an eight-character password in a few days, whereas other computers might take weeks. Higher-end computers can achieve the same result, but, Breese points out, cost a great deal more and aren’t readily available on a Toys R Us shelf.

PlayStation 3 can also be used to break basic encryption schemes, Breese says, although widely used ciphers such as the 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), used to protect online banking transactions, remain safe. “It’ll speed up the attacks but I can’t see that it’s broken,” he says. “(It) is still safe because the people implementing the ciphers foresaw CPU power rapidly increasing.”


Google plans to release smart glasses that will give help users see where they are and where they need to go.

As per many reports, Google is expected to start selling eyeglasses that will project information, entertainment and, this being a Google product, advertisements onto the lenses. These glasses will have the combined features of virtual reality and augmented reality.

The Google Glasses can use a 4G cell connection to pull in information from Google’s mountain of data and display info about the real world in augmented reality on the lens in front of your eye. As you turn your head you’ll get information about your surroundings and nearby objects from Google Goggles, info on buildings and establishments from Google Maps, even your friends’ nearby check-ins from Latitude. The company has no plans to sell ads into your newly augmented view of the world, but will consider it if the product really catches on.

The glasses are not being designed to be worn constantly — although Google engineers expect some users will wear them a lot — but will be more like smartphones, used when needed, with the lenses serving as a kind of see-through computer monitor.

Google glasses are basically wearable computers, that will use the same Android software that powers Android smartphones and tablets. Like smartphones and tablets, the glasses will be equipped with GPS and motion sensors. They will also contain a camera and audio inputs and outputs.

Several people who have seen the glasses, but who are not allowed to speak publicly about them, said that the location information was a major feature of the glasses. Through the built-in camera on the glasses, Google will be able to stream images to its rack computers and return augmented reality information to the person wearing them. For instance, a person looking at a landmark could see detailed historical information and comments about it left by friends. If facial recognition software becomes accurate enough, the glasses could remind a wearer of when and how he met the vaguely familiar person standing in front of him at a party. They might also be used for virtual reality games that use the real world as the playground.

The expectation is that we will get a really cool demonstration of this technology at Google I/O in June.

Google glasses


Intel has officially launched the first wave of its Ivy Bridge processors with a new tri-gate transistor technology, touting the new chips as the “world’s first 22 nanometer product.”

Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors use a new tri-gate transistor technology to boost processing power while reducing the amount of energy needed.

Traditional planar chip design (left) and Intel’s new Tri-Gate technology (right).

The initial release includes 13 quad-core processors, most of which will be targeted at desktop computers.

Further dual core processors, suitable for ultrabooks – thin laptops – will be announced “later this spring”.

Intel and PC manufacturers expect the release to drive a wave of new sales.

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ThumbTack Microphones for iPods Look Sharp


ThumbTack iPod is tiny microphone and it’s also cute. I like the styling of it. The thumbtack shape and bright colors is distinctive and the design should allow you to easily insert and remove the mic from your iPod.
It fits in pretty unobtrusively, ready for you to record your whiny voice right into your iPod.



Spaulding iHoop Basketball Hoop has an iPod Dock and Speakers


Rock n’ Roll as you shake and bake and dish and swish with the new Spaulding iHoop (I think I channeled a little Walt Clyde Frazier there). The iHoop is a standard adjustable tempered glass basketball hoop with one major rocking difference- built into the base is an iPod dock and 3 speakers (a pair of 3? speakers and a 5? subwoofer) pumping out a total of 30 watts of sound.
The iPod dock is hidden behind a panel with five quick access buttons and is protected from your air balls and angry kicks when you don’t get the call you want. The speakers and enclosure are weather protected as well.



USB UFO Rechargeable Speaker


Here’s a cute little USB Rechargeable Speaker shaped like a UFO. Although it does sort of look like a hat too, once the top “hatch” portion is opened to reveal the speaker, it does look more like something Mulder and Scully would be looking for (in a tiny plastic 1950’s style format of course):

It has a blue LED power indicator for a cool effect. This is not as cool as the UFO Lamp but still a pretty cool little UFO gadget.



TV Stand with Built in Speakers


This slick looking TV stand from Onei Solutions puts 6 speakers right into the stand itself to minimize visual clutter and maximize sound volume. With a modern appearance featuring a piano black finish and chrome legs, this sleek stand has six 15 watt speakers and a pair of HDMI inputs. If you’re in the UK you can pick it up for around $500, which is really not too bad a deal considering the cost of TV stands these days.



Boynq Sabre iPod Dock


The Boynq Sabre iPod Dock is probably the only iPod Dock in the world with a Q at the end of it’s name and thus might be the highest scoring Scrabble name in the iPod accessory industry. It also sort of looks like a roll of film being unspooled. I wonder how the sound is since the speakers are not pointed straight but instead off to the sides. Here’s the specs:



icePod is the Sweetest iPod Yet


The icePod is the sweetest iPod ever because it’s made of ice cream! From Norwegian ice creamery Henning Olsen, comes this delicious looking ice cream bar in the shape of an iPod (errr unofficial product, make that “shape of an MP3 player”). Each box comes with a free Norwegian song download. Unlike the real iPod, it’s ok if your icePod freezes up- it’s recommended. It should be in stores (in Norway) this month, barring any cease and defrost orders from Apple.




Pre Order Official Sony PS3 Bluetooth Headset


We’ve been waiting ages for a Sony-branded Bluetooth headset for the Playstation 3. For those of you fanboyish enough to agree with that statement and for all you other non-believers the wait is nearly at an end – the official PS3 Bluetooth headset is available for pre-order on Amazon at the tune of $49.99. Will this headset deliver or disappoint like other PS3 headsets? Only time will tell, and we’ll be the first to let you know what we think.







Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots Bundle (MGS4)


The hype surrounding Metal Gear Solid 4 is so thick you could cut it with a knife. And although we found the MGS4 Headset to disappoint when we reviewed it, we know that the game itself is going to be a perfect 10. One lucky individual who went into his local Wal-mart for socks managed to score a MGS4 bundle several days early.









Best Prices on Blu-Ray Discs, Sale & New Releases for PS3


The Summer Blowout Sale at Amazon continues! In addition to these amazingly great prices on Blu-Ray discs, Amazon also has a slew of new releases. Being giant monster movie fans we’ve been dying for one particular title to come out, Can you guess which one?

* A Bridge Too Far
* Aeon Flux
* Babel
* Battle of Britain
* Bee Movie
* Black Rain Special Collector’s Edition
* Black Snake Moan
* Blades of Glory
* Cloverfield





Playstation3 Darklite Bluetooth Headset For PS3


While looking for a Blue tooth headset that doesn’t look like all the others on the market, we stumbled upon the EX-01 made by Messiah Entertainment that offers 4-6 hours of continuous talk time and charges via USB. We’re taking bets that this headset will show up in a low-budget science fiction “made-for-TV-movie” within months after it is released in May.








PSP Dock Cradle


We love our red PSP 2000 alot. We love the enhanced graphics, the Skype capability, and especially the TV output feature. We don’t love the lack of remote and docking station though, especially when using the TV out functions of the PSP. Maybe it’s because we use the PSP Camera to shoot photos & movies that we then like to display for our friends and family on their TV, but it’s always been very inconvenient not having some sort of docking station or remote control. Sony’s finally wised up to this (seriously guys, what took so long?) and released this nifty docking cradle with remote that will both charge your and output your PSP 2000 to your TV provided you have the right cables.







Where Can I Buy Or Get The PSP Camera?


Sometimes the marketing minds at Sony confound the heck out of us. Ever since the original mention of the PSP Camera at E3 in 2004 it has been one of the most desired PSP accessories that we in the US “can’t” have. Why Sony, why won’t you release it here in the states? Heck, we even setup the World’s First PSP Camera Webcam back when the PSP-2000 introduced video out capability. Every time we go out with our red God of War PSP 2000 with the camera attached we literally get stopped and asked this question: “Where can I buy the PSP camera?”

We purchased our original “Chotto Shot” (the Japanese name for the PSP Camera) from Play-Asia a year or so ago. While we simply cannot fathom the reason why Sony won’t release it here themselves, luckily you can still purchase it from Play-Asia using either of the links below. The PSP camera is region-free and every PSP made to date from the PSP-1000 to the PSP-3000 have the software already loaded to use the camera to take photos and videos.



Red PSP 2000 – God of War Entertainment Pack Review


What’s In The Box

* Blood Red PSP-2000 Handheld Console
* “God of War – Chains of Olympus” Game on UMD
* “Superbad” Movie on UMD
* “Syphon Filter: Combat OPS” Voucher
* AC Adaptor
* Battery Pack

If you don’t already have a PSP, this is the bundle to get. If you already have a PSP Fat or Slim and you’re looking to trade them in for something cool, this is also the bundle to get. We traded in one of our old PSP-1000’s and our silver PSP-2000 for this awesome bundle, and we’re glad we did.



Red PSP 2000 – God of War Entertainment Pack


Perhaps it was the Special Edition Halo 360 that sold so well, or maybe it’s the fact that Nintendo has often joked in interviews that their numbers show consumers like to own multiple colors of their handheld consoles. Either way Sony has finally wised up and has started offering special edition PSP’s stateside. (We’re purposely forgetting, but not forgiving Sony for the particularly ugly awful Darth Vader Battlefront White PSP.)

The God of War PSP is a PSP-2000 model, which means it’s slimmer and lighter and Skype capabable. The bundle also comes with “God of War: Chains of Olympus” and a copy of Superbad on USD, along with battery pack, AC adapter and no USB cable. (That’s right, Sony thinks you’ve probably got a dozen USB cables lying around the office, and they are probably right.) They did throw in a PSN Game Voucher for “Syphon Filter: Combat Ops” which we suppose makes up for it.

The “PSP God of War Entertainment Pack – Red” starts shippiong on June 3rd. And yes dammit, we want one, even though we already have three PSP’s lying about our office. Curse you Sony! Gratuitous open box shot after the jump.



HTC DROID INCREDIBLE 2 Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)


The Droid1 Incredible 2 by HTC2 is the next evolution of the future of smartphones. The super-sleek phone is less than a half-inch thick, yet it packs powerful components such as a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel camera, and a large 4″ high-resolution screen. Featuring the Android OS with Google, the Droid Incredible 2 provides easy access to all your social networks, websites, and thousands of applications, including Google Navigation with turn-by-turn directions.



Samsung Infuse 4G Android Phone (AT&T)


Redefining the premium multimedia experience via the thinnest, biggest, and brightest smartphone yet from Samsung, the Infuse 4G connects to AT&T’s ultra-fast 4G mobile broadband network and features a brilliant 4.5-inch screen with next-generation Super AMOLED Plus technology. Powered by a 1.2 GHz processor and the Android 2.2 platform, the Infuse 4G also comes pre-loaded with a version of Angry Birds with an exclusive hidden level plus a $25 credit to download movie content from Samsung Media Hub (available to the first 500,000 Infuse 4G units sold).


HTC Inspire 4G Android Phone (AT&T)


One of the first smartphones to run on AT&T’s ultra-fast 4G mobile broadband network, the Android-powered HTC Inspire 4G features a gorgeous, extra-large 4.3-inch Super LCD touchscreen, and a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor to make quick work of all your social networking, image and video uploads, and e-mail replies. With AT&T’s 4G network, you’ll enjoy mobile broadband speeds up to 4x faster than AT&T’s already fast mobile broadband network.


Samsung DROID CHARGE 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)

The Droid1 Charge by Samsung delivers exactly what you’d expect from the collision of Droid power and Verizon 4G LTE network speeds. It runs a fast 1GHz Hummingbird processor and boasts a 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen–it’s the fastest and most powerful Droid ever created, and the first Droid built for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. And the Android 2.2 OS allows you to experience the full Internet thanks to its support for Adobe Flash 10.2, enabling you to play games, watch videos, and more.

LG Octane Phone (Verizon Wireless)

Get your thumbs on the LG Octane for Verizon Wireless and enjoy effortless on-the-go messaging and updates to your social networks. Slim and sleek, the candybar-style Octane’s back flips open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard and 2.6-inch internal color LCD. It also features an HTML web browser and a Favorites Key that enables you to connect with your ten most frequent contacts in a flash.

Fosmon Transparent Clear Screen Protector for iPhone 4 4G HD with Lint Cleaning Cloth – 3 Pack

Fosmon Transparent Clear Screen Protector for iPhone 4 4G HD with Lint Cleaning Cloth – 3 Pack

Motorola Vehicle Power Adapter micro-USB Rapid Rate Charger

Motorola Factory original 12-14 Volt DC Battery Car Charger/ Cigarette Lighter Adapter, with illuminated Motorola logo for Micro USB and Motorola Micro USB Cell Phone devices.

3-Pack HTC EVO 4G Sprint Combo Screen Protector for HTC EVO 4G Sprint

Combo Includes 3 x New LCD Screen Protector New LCD Screen Protector Protect your Cell Phone’s LCD screen against dust and scratches and eliminate glare Designed for perfect fit with the LCD screen Offers tough, durable, transparent surface while keeping the LCD screen clean and unscratched Attaches smoothly with self-adhering surface; leaves no residue when removed.

HTC HD2 T8585 Unlocked Phone with Touch Screen, 5MP Camera, GPS, Wi-Fi and Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional – International Warranty – Black

The HTC HD2 weighs 5.54 ounces and measures 4.74 x 2.64 x 0.43 inches. Its 1230 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time, and up to 480 hours (20 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as T-Mobile’s 3G network (1700/2100 MHz).