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Jun 30

3 Cool Kickstarter Projects

I don’t browse those crowdsurfing websites frequently. I don’t have the money to offer, but I like the idea. Some pretty cool products have become available because of sites like IndieGoGo and KickStarter. I usually only see tech items, because of the blogs I see. However, I was browsing today and found three pretty cool options. I’d fund them all if I could.

  1. Remee — the REM enhancing Sleep Mask
  2. L8 Smartlight — lights up to notify you of things happening on your computer. Awesome!
  3. The Pocket TV — turns any TV with USB port into a smartTV

The Ninja Block is also your super cool bonus entry  on this list.

Apr 30

Tech Lust: Nokia N8

So, the other day Nokia announced an upcoming touch screen phone called the N8. Twitter, like the rest of the internet, exploded which chatter and I caught a whiff only to fall in love. I mean, I’ve had my phone almost two years now. I’ve been curios about all those fancy new gadgets but phones don’t really catch my interest.

Except the N8 did. I think it could be that the design is similar-ish to my phone, a Nokia model which is no longer current. They’re both slim, with handy “external” buttons and a slightly feminine design.

But the N8 blows my phone out of the water with its new Symbian technology, 12MP camera, 720p resolution and HDMI connections. I mean, it’s pretty much an entire media solution unto itself. But if you’re not into movies and music, it also integrates social networking options like Twitter and Facebook.

Plus, it’s got an app store, which other Nokia phones can use but I suspect the Ovi store will definitely rise in popularity and usefulness with the N8. Nokia says the app store will provide access to Web TV channels and lists NatGeo and CNN as examples (although, I couldn’t find a listing in the current store).

It’s not out until the third quarter of this year and I don’t know yet who will be carrying it but this might be one gadget I have to have.

Nov 25

Tech Lust: Alienware Laptops

alienwarelaptop Alienware, a division of Dell, has long been known for making gaming computers but one thing they have also been consistent with is producing computers which are visually appealing. When it comes to awesome aesthetics, I am so there! Which is why all of Alienware laptops are equally awesome; there’s 2 right now: m15x and m17x. They’re capable machines with attractive styles and backlit keyboards which make me say “Ooh.” (It’s also great for typing on those dark and stormy nights). If that doesn’t catch your eye, then perhaps the webcam, facial recognition software or engraved nameplate on the bottom (just to name a few things) will. They’re not so friendly to the pocketbook, of course, which is why I lust over them instead of buy them.

Jun 06

Tech Lust: Red Laptops

I don’t really need a laptop. I plan on using my computer for a while, yet, and memory will extend its life without being as costly as a laptop. Still, I can drool over pretty electronics, can’t I? And the laptops that are the most droolworthy are red! Initially, I was going to blog about HP’s new ProBooks which are targeted for small businesses and super sleek but HP’s site says nothing about red ones. Luckily, I found a site which blogs only about red laptops. Pretty cool? So, feast your eyes on the beauties on the Red Laptop blog – I want them all.

Feb 26

Tech Lust: Nintendo DSi

Nintendo DSiI’m not sure if this will be a regular feature but I am definitely in love lust with the Nintendo DSi – the third version of the Nintendo DS. Featuring 2 cameras, an SD port and 12% smaller than the DS Lite, this handheld console is freaking sexy! I definitely think Nintendo needs to focus on the DS; these new improvements make me wonder if the DS will one day be able to compare to stand alone game consoles.

Anyway, it’s been out in Japan since last year and officially releases in the states in April. Wal-mart is already advertising it at $169 and Amazon has both Black Matte and Blue Matte versions available on April 5th from $169.99. Because I haven’t even had my DS Lite 2 years and it was my anniversary present, I probably won’t get a DSi anytime soon but I will still drool over it! The only thing I’m not a fan of is the lack of GBA port; however, if I could find ROMs for all my GBA games and put ’em on an SD card, it’s not really an issue.

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