Mac Mini PVR Setup

This PVR setup features a Mac Mini Core Duo, Westinghouse LVM-42w2 1080p monitor, 300GB HDD in fanless enclosure, Miglia TVMini HD OTA HDTV Turner, and a Peerless ST650P Universal Tilt Wall Mount.

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Time Cube: a clock with an edge… several, in fact

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The Time Cube is actually a proper cube only twice a day — at noon and midnight. The rest of the time one of the corners sprouts a series of triangles that rotate, filling the roles of hour, minute, and second hands. It looks kind of difficult to tell time on the thing, though pretty easy to lose yourself in the edgy 3-D shapes that emerge as the seconds tick by. Fifteen bucks gets you cubical timekeeping from watch.brando.com.hk.

Time cube, via Fosfor Gadgets

Nintendo Wii Release Date: November 6th

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We ran into a gaming website claiming that they were able to get some inside information from Nintendo in regards to the Wii release date. According to their sources, as of right now, the Nintendo Wii release date is scheduled for November 6th.

… we pushed our source a bit further to see if they had an idea of a more exact date. Today, we were provided with the following information…

“So, at the moment Nintendo are aiming to launch the Wii on November 6th”

Our source emphasised that this date is correct at present, but pointed out: “Nintendo aren’t going to have an exact date in mind until they are sure they can meet the deadlines”.

Since Sony has already announced the PlayStation 3 release date, and Nintendo did announce a Q4 launch date at this years E3, it makes sense that Nintendo would do everything possible within their power, to get their new console out into the market before Sony launches the PS3.

Please take the November 6th launch information with a grain of salt, as nothing has been confirmed by Nintendo yet.

Anti-terror grants rile 9/11 targets

Anti-terror grants rile 9/11 targets

New York and Washington will get less in federal anti-terror money this year, while other areas will see increases in their funding. Under one program, New York still gets the largest grant but it is $83 million down on last year, while the capital’s funding is cut by $31 million. “Somehow this administration thinks that Georgia peanut farmers are more at risk than the Empire State Building,” said N.Y. Sen. Charles Schumer, referring to a 40 percent rise in Georgia’s grant.

Google has no plan for its own browser

Google has no plan for its own browser

Google Inc. has no plans to build its own Web browser software to compete with rival Microsoft Corp., Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday. Schmidt dismissed speculation that the company aimed to tie together its Web search and other services to compete with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

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Madonna snaps at bored audience member

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Madonna’s gig in Las Vegas, Nevada was boring and a waste of time to one audience member in one of the front rows. Halfway through the performance, Madonna snapped reports The Scoop,

If you are only going to sit there, at least you can smile

Madonna should take this as the cue that her career is over. A person who went out of their way and most likely willingly went to see Madonna on stage was bored with her performance. If I were to sit here and say how terrible Madonna was it really wouldn’t matter because I would never take time out of my day to see her, but this guy on the other hand did. So unless he was comatosed from excitement, he probably thought the performanc esucked and Madonna should give up trying to be the ‘Material Girl’ she once was.

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Bang & Olufsen gives the cell phone some class

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Cell phones come packed with more and more bells and whistles as time goes on — still cameras, video cameras, Bluetooth, games — the list goes on and on. But what if you want your phone to just be, you know, a phone? Bang & Olufsen hears you, and that’s why it’s released the Serene, a simple mobile phone that’s “high end” because of its elegant design, not because of features you won’t use. Featuring a large screen and a retro-looking touch wheel, the Serene does what it’s made to do well without needless bloat. Don’t think that fewer features mean a lower price, however: the Serene will set you back about $1,300. But hey, pick up the Louis Vuitton leather holding case that’s designed to go with it and you’ll definitely have the classiest mobile in town.

Feeling all Serene, via Popgadget

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Xbox portable on the way?

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Is Microsoft going to release a handheld version of the Xbox? That’s the word according to a new report from The Diffusion Group, a new-media research firm. While Microsoft head honcho Bill Gates was mum on the subject at this month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, he hinted that game development is all about the software. That might imply Microsoft is planning to let hardware companies (like Alienware) actually build the consoles, licensing them to use the Xbox system. Or it could mean that the Redmond software giant will introduce its own portable game console (like the mock-up shown here that made the rounds a few weeks ago), which would almost certainly be a multimedia player similar to Sony’s PSP. With an Xbox portable in the market, gamers would have three handheld consoles to choose from (including the PSP and the Nintendo DS), and it would certainly be popular with anyone wanting to play Halo while on the go!

Who wants to party at a gay club after the prom?

I Came across this in my email and just had to ask who in there right mind would have there prom after party at a gay club??? lol…

After Prom Event @ Avalon Nightclub
Located at 47 West 20th St at 6th Ave

Avalon originally called Limelight is an event, party, and concert space that has been in existence since the early 90s.

The name Avalon is synonymous with both quality and style. Not only is it an above average space with various rooms and a great sound system but it also boasts designs done by some of Europe’s top designers. Avalon’s decor and design features backlit walls, huge stage areas, soaring ceilings and an overlooking DJ booth that will make your students stand in awe of NYC nightlife. This venue is 20,000 square feet and three floors that bring you into a different theme as you turn each corner!


TO RSVP click on the link below or call 212-947-2337

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Dell XPS M2010 is a portable gaming PC, sort of

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Dell has introduced their new XPS M2010 gaming PC, which redefines the concept of a "portable" PC somewhat. Featuring a 20.1-inch LCD screen that folds into the slim machine, it includes a handle for being toted around. However, the thing weighs 20 pounds and that’s without the wireless keyboard and mouse, which need to be lugged separately. Oh, and there’s no battery, so you’ll need power cables and an outlet to hook it up. Hmm… call it transportable, I guess. Fortunately, there’s more to the M2010 than mobility. Dell continues to impress with the specs on its XPS line by loading you up with an Intel Core Duo processor, up to 4 GB of RAM, a 256-MB RADEON X1800 graphics card, and all the Wi-Fi trimmings you could want, plus an Apple-esque webcam built into the top of the screen. Those specs would boost the price of any regular PC, but the transportability factor here jumps it even further — to $4,000. Pretty steep, but if you’re sick of dragging around a 50-pound tower and 19-inch CRT monitor to LAN parties, it’s probably worth it.

Dell XPS M2010 gets official, via Engadget

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