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Multiplayer Tetris hits mobile phones

Who doesn't love a good game of Tetris? Well, imagine how much better it could be if you got to play others in a Tetris duel. With the new multiplayer version from EA Mobile, mobile-phone-wielding Tetris players will be able to go head-to-head agains...

The top 15 wackiest USB devices

When the USB format was introduced just over 11 years ago, the creators envisioned it as a way to liberate computer users by making it easy for them to attach devices to PCs without opening the case, fiddling with arcane settings, or dealing with a m...

TrekStor Vibez has got style to spare

At one point when I was exploring the new <a href="http://www.zune.net/">Zune</a> site, I remembered my initial feeling of disappointment when I'd first laid eyes on the player. I'd been hoping that, in their quest to capture the public imagination (...

Frosty, the Robot

I just got back from a quick shopping excursion, where I was only mildly surprised to discover that the store I was in had already started cranking the Christmas carols -- so I guess the holiday season has more or less begun. That being the case, let...

Sony's James Bond USB drive

Sony bought MGM, and MGM has long masterminded the James Bond movie franchise, so it should come as no surprise that we'd be seeing Casino Royale-branded Sony gadgetry popping up -- like this US$60 007-branded Micro Vault USB drive, which looks elega...

Possible presents: Pink PC peripherals and PSP

The worst thing about the upcoming Christmas holiday is coming up with gift ideas for friends and relatives that aren't anything like you. I'm glad my wife handles the shopping for the young girls, because whatever she chooses is likely to send me st...

Supersized remote

People come up with all kinds of tricks for keeping track of their remotes: Keeping a tasteful basket on the coffee table, mounting them on stands to make them easier to spot, or just pulling the cushions of the couch right away and grabbing the firs...

Cellboost gives your phone a little extra oomph

You know what's fun? Plugging in the wrong charger the night before, and now discovering that your cell phone is teetering on the brink of shutdown while you're waiting for that all-important, deal-making phone call and hoping that your best pal isn'...

Easier text messaging with Fastap

I haven't gotten around to getting a Treo or BlackBerry yet, but I still text with the greatest of ease thanks to the T9 text input system on my Sony Ericsson phone. (In a nutshell, I use the number pad to type out each word, and the input system fig...

Make your MP3s sounds sweeter

When it comes to listening to music, there's really nothing better than being there. But since most of us don't have our favorite bands at our beck and call, we rely on recordings, which by their very nature aren't as rich as the original performance...

Automotive control with a shake and a wave

A few years ago I worked at a company that created high-end HMI (human-machine interface) design tools -- the kind used for things like airplane cockpit control panels. One of the interesting things I discovered was that the same toolset I was initia...

Belkin's accessories for playing music anywhere

They're hardly revolutionary, but Belkin's upgrades to two of their audio player accessories add some nice features. The US$49 TuneCast 3 FM transmitter works with any device that pipes audio through a 3.5-mm jack, broadcasting to FM radios within a ...

Clean your laptop screen

I've been doing this technology writing thing long enough that I'm used to being bombarded by press releases that use ploys like cute names, excellent design or particularly bad design in a bid to get my attention. Over the years I've built up a pret...

Bacteria fighting Logitech MX3200 Wireless combo

So it's come to this. Now that every wireless keyboard/mouse combo looks pretty much like every other keyboard/mouse combo, manufacturers have had to start coming up with new ways to differentiate their products.

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