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World's easiest digital timer

Surprisingly, there are times when technology actually makes things simpler. A recent example is the $18 <a href="http://www.redferret.net/?p=8536">Cube Timer</a>, a digital timer in the shape of a black 2.5'' cube. The Cube Timer has four preset ti...

Katzenberg: High-def format war pointless

A while back we looked for opinions on the HD DVD/Blu-ray format war from the producers of a popular type of movie that gets no respect: <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/video/id,406-page,1-bid,0/video.html">porn</a>. Now, there's some comment from so...

Quirky laptops

What laptop features would you pay extra for? And how much would you pay? Even if your choices are outlandish (I was thinking along the lines of a built-in jelly bean dispenser and cheese shredder, for those emergency snack situations I find myself i...

Zune cries out for attention, matching earmuffs

It's official: pink is the new black. Even Microsoft is jumping on the cute-tech bandwagon by producing a pink Zune player, which will start shipping May 1. The price will be the regular $300, which I'm sure will dismay the person who shelled out $9...

Glowy speakers

There's something in the water across the pond, because UK gadget stores can't seem to get enough of oddly shaped, funky colored, glowing portable speakers for digital audio players.

Mempile squeezes 300 GB onto a disc

It may seem premature to start looking at the next generation of optical video disc technology, as the high-definition DVD era is just shy of its first birthday and sales are just starting to pick up speed. But an Israeli company named <a href="http:...

Blu-ray outselling HD DVD

News from the front in the format wars: just two weeks after its release, 100,000 copies of the Blu-ray edition of Casino Royale have shipped, the first time any high-definition DVD title has hit that benchmark. This is where people start kicking the...

EA gets in the music game

You know it's a multimedia world when a games company has a music executive. Steve Schnur, worldwide exec of music and marketing at Electronic Arts, announced today that music from EA's games are now available for download from their EA Trax site, or...

Pedigreed startup developing Wi-Fi player

Some might say that you listen to the Zune you have, not the Zune you want. However, a San Diego startup named Broadband International is working on building the Zune we want -- or, rather, the <a href="http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives/2007/02...

Wii browser launch delayed

If you've been waiting anxiously for the arrival of the Wii's Internet browser, you'll have to cool your heels for a few weeks. Opera and Nintendo announced that the browser, aka the Internet Channel, has been delayed until next month. According to O...

Ways to keep your PC germ-free

I've already mentioned a few ways the germ-phobic can keep their computers from becoming breeding grounds for bacteria. These have generally involved washable <a href="http://blogs.pcworld.com/digitalworld/archives/2007/02/germfree_keyboa.html">keybo...

Smartweb hopes to improve road safety

Most communication between cars on the road involve shaking fists and words not suitable for a family publication. But the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence research project might change that.

Thanko's MP3 headband

People are continuing to find interesting places to clip the diminutive iPod Shuffle. If you're thinking that your Shuffle should nestle somewhere on your cranium but you're not much of a baseball cap person, you might be in the market for Thanko's <...

PS3 searches for cancer cure

Since the PS2's advent, Sony and Microsoft have talked up their console's processing power. Enterprising gearheads have taken this as a challenge, and have come up with all kinds of applications for PlayStation and Xbox hardware. Taking a cue from <a...

Give your iPod some extra juice

Doing the Sydney- London run? Then it might be a good time to catch up on the last season of Monk on your video iPod -- oh, except that it'll conk out in the middle of the fifth episode, leaving you with the rest of the flight to contemplate the fin...

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