Archive for April, 2009

Steampunk Style Technology

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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Steampunk style technology is a growing trend these days. This Steampunk USB drive for sale on arts and crafts website Etsy is an example of the style. Steampunk refers to a category of fantasy fiction that became popular in the 1980s and 1990s, and is characterized by stories set in an era where steam was the primary source of power. Victorian-era England and France are often the locations for this fiction, harkening back to the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.

Steampunk in the crafts world takes the form of utilitarian objects which have been modded by artisans in the Steampunk style. This “Rusted Steampunk USB Drive” is a perfect example. Built around a standard 4GB SanDisk, this drive has been decorated with a weathered metal casing and sells for $40.

See more than 19,000 items like this on Etsy.

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For Sale – Battlestar Galactica Raptor

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

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For Sale, One Slightly Used Battlestar Galactica Raptor. This full-size prop from the now defunct series is currently for sale on eBay with a high bid of $28,000. Since this still doesn’t meet the reserve price, NBC/Universal is planning a live auction in Pasadena, California for the Raptor and many other props. Approximately 1800 items from the show have already been sold on eBay. Find out more on the official website.

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Sony Walkman introduces Touch Screen

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Sony prices first touchscreen Walkman players 

 

The first version of the Walkman media player equipped with a touchscreen has been announce by Sony. 

The new Walkman model, NW-X1050, will debut in Japan on April 25th and will retail for $400 USD.  It will be equipped with 16GB of memory.  A more advanced model, the NW-X1060, will hve 32GB of memory and be priced at $500 USD.

These new Walkman players support Wi-Fi, video playback (including YouTube videos) and podcast downloads.  Audio file format supported include AAC, MP3 and WMA.  Video formats include MPEG-4, H.264 and WMV.  The players include EX earphones, which offer integrated noise reduction.

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