Archive for May, 2008

MemUp reveals new line of portable media players

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Given MemUp’s recent past, we wouldn’t be too shocked to find that the outfit’s latest bundle of media players were all rips of other units, but we’ll assume innocence until proven guilty. Up first is the K-SLIM, a simplistic DAP with a 1.8-inch display, FM tuner and 2GB / 4GB of internal capacity. Moving on, we’ve got the all-too-similar K-TOUCH, which gently ups the ante with a 2-inch touchscreen and 4/8/16GB of space. The V-TOUCH gets oriented horizontally and boasts a 2.4-inch panel, while the M430 TR PMP arrives with 4.3-inches of screen real estate. Lastly, we’ve got the M430 DTV, which obviously trumps the latter with its integrated TV tuner. Hit the read link for more details on the whole lot, and don’t be surprised if you notice any similarities in design.

[via Engadget]

Harman Kardon intros The Bridge II iPod / iPhone docking station

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Almost three years after The Bridge was unveiled, the unit’s successor has finally emerged. Harman Kardon chose today to announce the simplistically named The Bridge II, which effectively connects compatible iPods and the iPhone to any H/K The Bridge-ready component. Once connected, you’ll find obligatory audio / video playback through your home entertainment system as well as on-screen iPod menus, remote control operation and charging. Folks looking for the standalone unit can acquire one this summer for $129, though it will be bundled right in with the AVR 354 receiver.

[via Engadget]

Emmanuelle Chriqui Looks Stunning at Zohan Premier

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Zohans aren’t to be messed with, so it’s a good thing Emmanuelle Chriqui isn’t a Zohan! Here she is looking absolutely gorgeous at the premier for You Don’t Mess with the Zohan starring Adam Sandler.

Check out the photos of Emmanuelle below. You won’t be disappointed.

Grace Park Graces the Cover of Complex Magazine

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Grace Park is on the cover of the June/July issue of Complex Magazine. Her gig with Battlestar Galactica may be up, but we’ll still be able to catch her on A&E’s new drama, The Cleaner. Thank goodness, because TV wouldn’t be the same without this Korean-Canandian hottie!

Check the full set of sexy Grace Park pics at Complex’s online gallery.

(via Complex)

Nokia promises to let N-Gage users transfer games

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Nokia N-Gage Well, that didn’t take long. Just as the mini-brouhaha over N-Gage games being tied to handsets was starting to percolate, Nokia has now come out and said that users will be able to take their games with them to a new handset after all, eventually. According to Nokia communications manager Oskar Södergren, some “miscommunication” on Nokia’s part is apparently to blame for users being left up in the air on the matter, something that apparently led to some “mixed messages” being passed around inside Nokia as well. He went on to add that Nokia has in fact “been working on a way for this to work since the relaunch, but it is taking some time for everything to fall into place.”

[via Engadget]

ASUS vaguely hints at alternative Eee form factors

Sunday, May 25th, 2008
ASUS Eee

ASUS isn’t being shy about its plan for global Eee domination, and it sounds like the company is exploring expanding beyond the laptop and desktop form factors we’ve already seen. Speaking to Current.com.au, ASUS Australia retail manager Emmanuele Silanesu said that ASUS’s Eee group is “obviously looking at other form factors rather than just a clamshell,” but wouldn’t confirm anything — and just to make things even hazier, Silanesu said that a forthcoming touchscreen machine from ASUS might not carry the Eee branding. That’s just about as vague as it gets, but we’re in agreement with UMPC Portal that ASUS has plenty of low-power, low-cost UMPCs on the shelf (like the R2E pictured above) that could easily be made over to fit with the Eee line. We’ll see when we see — Silanesu hinted that something was due to appear at Computex in June.

[Via UMPC Portal]

Kid Robot Munny Speakers

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Kid Robot Munny Speakers

Instructables has a great d.i.y. on how to make some cool speakers using Munny dolls from Kid Robot. I think these would look rather pimp on my desk.

Usher – Here I Stand – Album Preview

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Here I Stand

Usher’s new album Here I Stand won’t drop until next week, but you can listen to entire album at MTV’s The Leak.

I decided to start from the last track and go backwards, and what a delight it was to do so. If Will Work for Love is any sign of the rest of his album, Here I Stand is going to another platinum hit in Usher’s repertoire.

Nokia fesses to looming N95-3 software update, fails to mention specifics

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Nokia fesses to looming N95-3

It’s been a solid tick since the North American N95, also referred to as the N95-3, received a software update. For those clamoring for a little love from Nokia’s dev team, listen up: an administrator over at the outfit’s forums has admitted that the Software Update crew has a new version in the works. We’re told that they’ve heard the demands for a fresh release, and they’re toiling away in order to bring it to N95-3 owners by early June. Unfortunately, we’re not told what new features we can expect, and even worse, “early June” seems like eons away, doesn’t it?

[Via Symbian-Guru]

Get Adidas Tennis Super

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Adidas Tennis Super

It’s full on tennis season and time to rock these must have white Adidas Tennis Super ($110) kicks. They look great on or off the court.