Archive for the ‘Electronics’ Category
Deal: $50 Off Kindle Fire HD 8.9
December 10th, 2012 at 9:06 am | |
Amazon Announces New Kindles Including Touch and Color Models
The Gold Box Spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is $50 off a Kindle Fire HD 8.9.
To get the discount, be sure to enter promotional code FIREHD89 at checkout.
Note – this deal is valid only for today, Monday, December 10, 2012 until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.
The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is a larger model, which you can use for apps, games, books, movies, magazines, music, web browsing, and more, all on an 8.9-inch high-definition full-color screen [...]
September 28th, 2011 at 5:15 pm | |
Geek Discussion: As Use Of The Word “Geek” Skyrockets, Best Buy Is Watching Closely
Today Amazon.com has announced the release of four new models of their Kindle e-Reader: the all-new Kindle; the Kindle Touch; the Kindle Touch 3G; and the Kindle Fire.
The Kindle is lighter, smaller, and faster than previous models with a weight less than 6 ounces. The E-Ink display is the most advanced yet and reads like actual paper. New features on the Kindle include built-in Wi-Fi, a book selection of more than 800,000 titles retailing for $9.99 or less, and a feature that allows you to borrow Kindle books from your local public library. The price for the new Kindle is $79 [...]
June 23rd, 2011 at 7:11 pm | |
It’s no secret that use of the word “geek” has evolved from being somewhat derogatory into something of a medal of honor without and specific meaning. Many think of it as someone who’s very much into science fiction and fantasy genre movies, TV shows, and games. But we here at Geeks of Doom like to think being a geek now means that an individual is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about something. You can be the traditional geek, a tech geek, a heavy metal geek, a food geek, and the list goes on and on and on. It’s surely come a long way since its time as a high school clique consisting of computer nerds, this much is for sure.
But no matter what your own definition of the word might be, as “geek” continues to evolve and gain popularity in everyday usage, it was only a matter of time before it also attracted some not-so-pleasant attention in the process.
Be sure to keep reading for much more and to see a video related to the discussion! [...]
Modder Turns R2-D2 Into Xbox 360 Playing Projection Masterpiece
March 15th, 2011 at 10:10 pm | |
Is This Video Of A Man Hacking The Screens Of New York City’s Time Square With An iPhone Fake?
The very talented creator of Major League Modders, Mark Bongo, has built what could be one of the ultimate geek treasures ever constructed.
Bongo took an R2-D2 of decent size, which should already have geek ears perking. He then added two very entertaining new elements to the Star Wars droid: an Xbox 360 and a projector. These brilliant additions allow for an Xbox-playing R2-D2 who can project your game onto any flat surface you want it to from 15″ to 50″ in size.
You can check out this insanely cool modded R2-D2 in the form of a video by clicking on over to the other side now, and there’s plenty of pictures at his Facebook page. If you’re much more wealthy than I am, you can even purchase it at the link provided above for $2,500. [...]
March 15th, 2011 at 1:47 pm | |
Smell-O-Vision Is Real & It’s Coming This Year! ‘World Of Warcraft’ First To Be Scented?
An interesting video is making its way around the ‘net, and we want to hear your opinions on its legitimacy.
The video in question shows a man with a very cool trick. He’s created a little transmitter device that plugs into his iPhone, and when a second device is held near a video screen it automatically takes over the screen with the video playing on the phone. To prove this, he starts by recording a little video of himself shot by a friend in New York City’s Time Square of all places (where better to show off such a thing?) and then goes to prove it works.
So has this guy created something incredible, or is the entire thing a complete joke? Be sure to click on over to the other side now and see the video for yourself!
The first stop they make is a small screen where they play the video while the gizmo’s creator holds the second device right next to the video that’s currently playing. [...]
February 22nd, 2011 at 3:18 pm | |
Today is a special day, folks. Today is a day where we find out that one of those things we’ve always dreamed about but never actually thought was possible is revealed to be a reality.
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, Smell-O-Vision is here! We’ve all heard of it, and all wished it were real: movies, TV shows, video games, and more that allow you to smell various settings or things you’re seeing on the screen. Such a thing would make home entertainment more immersive and interactive than it’s ever been before, and has the potential to be an endlessly amusing sensory experience if done correctly.
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (which featured some jaw-dropping new technologies that are fast on their way to every day usage) a product called the ScentScape was presented by creator Scent Sciences. The device is synchronized with whatever you’re watching or playing and at certain points throughout, a specific scent is triggered and sent out to nearby nostrils. [...]
Video: Children Riding In Daleks
January 28th, 2011 at 9:56 pm | |
Misa Digital ‘TRON’-Style Guitar Now Available For Pre-Order
Capitalizing on the colorful upgrades to the classic Doctor Who enemy race in the most recent season of the popular BBC sci-fi show, toy manufacturer Kids@Play debuted a video of their fully functional — and ride-able — Dalek.
Standing at 128cm tall, these mobile Daleks are powered by a 6-volt rechargeable battery allowing for 360-degree steering, lights, and 10 authentic sound effects that more or less promise the death of all living creatures.
Considering that the Dalek race’s motives are to carry out genocide against all inferior races (which is any race that isn’t their own), I can’t decide if turning them into playful vehicles is terrifying or morbidly awesome. [There's also a slim chance that I'm just bitter because my adult size would never fit inside one.]
I leave you to make your own conclusions after watching the video clip embedded below [...]
January 5th, 2011 at 2:03 pm | |
Black Friday Video Game Deals: PlayStation 3, Guitar Hero Metallica, Left 4 Dead 2
When we first reported on the Misa Digital Guitar about a year ago, it was a prototype guitar that looked like a Guitar Hero controller with a touch pad, which was indeed an actual musical instrument. [READ: Guitar Hero Eat Your Heart Out – Misa Digital Guitar]
A really cool looking instrument.
In a post-TRON: Legacy pop culture world, I’m more inclined to compare it to something you’d find played in Castor’s EOLC (End of Line Club) rather than a toy you plug into a gaming console.
Misa is now taking pre-orders on two versions of their guitar: The Kitara ($849), which “is crafted with high-density injection-molded ABS polymer, MIDI controller and onboard digital synthesizer with an eight-inch multi-touch screen” and the Kitara Limited Edition ($2,899) that sports a solid aluminum body [...]
November 27th, 2009 at 10:54 am | |
Very early this morning, we posted the Black Friday DVD & TV deals over at Amazon today, which includes “lightning” deals all day today (meaning, drastically reduced prices for a limited time only selling out very quickly, so jump on these sales while you can.
There’s also lightning deals on Video Games, which include Assassin’s Creed for Xbox 360 and Fallout 3 for Xbox 360 and PS3. Check the page for upcoming deals and times for when they’ll be available.
Some all-day sales in video games include Video Game Gold Box deal of the day, a Sony PlayStation 3, a 120 GB “Black Friday Bundle” with Infamous and Killzone 2 (Includes a $10 Amazon.com Promotional Credit on Black Friday) for only $299.99.
Here are some more video games sales happening today only (all qualify for $10 off if you pay with a Discover Card):
Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360) – $39.99
Guitar Hero Metallica (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) – $25
Ghostbusters: The Video Game – Slimer Edition (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) – $29.75 [...]
Deals of the Day: LG Blu-ray Disc Player, Lego Indiana Jones
November 25th, 2009 at 7:44 am | |
The Gold Box deal of the day over at Amazon today is the LG BD270 Blu-ray Disc Player for only $99.99 (that’s 50% off the list price of $199.95). This is an outstanding bargain! Grab it for today only while supplies last (and I can’t imagine they will).
This Blu-ray player has full HD 1080p output and plays DVD and Blu-ray Discs. It also features an HDMI with Cinema mode and 7.1 channels with Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, and dts-HD.
The Video Game deal of the day is Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures for Nintendo Wii for the one-day-only price of $14.98 (that’s 25% off the list price of $19.99).
The MP3 album deal of the day is Radiohead‘s The Bends for only $2.99 [...]