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Stop us if you've heard this one before. A mysterious startup company operates in secret for a number of years, raises millions in funding from some of the biggest players in the industry (in this case, Google and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), and announces a breakthrough technology that pr...

February 27th 2011 at 4:50pm 0 Comments
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Our blog brothers over at Engadget caught a nice little update to the MacBook Pro 85W MagSafe power adapter. Apparently it's being shrunk down closer to the size of 60W adapter that comes with the MacBook. Considering how huge the older 85W adapter was, this is a welcome change. The Apple Store is l...

July 20th 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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A 14 year old Kiwi stole an Xbox 360 but neglected to grab the power brick, as it was most likely too heavy for a clean getaway. So, the next day, he called the local tech support, and requested a new one, in the process giving the hot 360's serial number, his name, phone number, and address so that...

February 8th 2007 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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The bulky Xbox 360 power brick (aka El Jefe Grande) is big by any definition. Big enough to make your puny DVD player power supply run and hide. Big enough to club a baby seal to death in a pinch. All that's missing to secure its status as the king of gargantuan AC adaptors is a big stand-alone pric...

November 5th 2006 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The Nintendo of Japan website has a new page showing off all the not-so-extravagant Wii accessories; namely, the power cord, input cables, and "official" Nintendo SD cards. The accessories and prices revealed: Power adapter* (¥3,000) Ethernet adapter (¥2,800) 512MB SD card (&yen...

October 12th 2006 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The family Memorial Day weekend BBQ was the first time my non-gamer geek relatives got a chance to spend some quality in-door air-conditioned time with my Xbox 360. Comments ranged from my Mother's horror at the realistic blood and Burger King ads in FNR:3 to group frustration with Geometry Wars (st...

May 30th 2006 at 8:35am 0 Comments
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The family Memorial Day weekend BBQ was the first time my non-gamer geek relatives got a chance to spend some quality in-door air-conditioned time with my Xbox 360. Comments ranged from my Mother's horror at the realistic blood and Burger King ads in FNR:3 to group frustration with Geometry Wars (s...

May 30th 2006 at 8:30am 0 Comments