- If you're into white gadgets, you'll love Japan's new PS3 Slim — Joystiq
- Paris's newest Apple store isn't Apple store-like at all — Gizmodo
- How-to: make a Death Star cookie — BoingBoing
- Netflix adds Relativity Media titles to streaming queue — Engadget
- Prince says the "Internet's completely over" — Crave
If you've been holding out to buy a PS3 until, well, whenever, now might be the time to run out and pick one up . . . if you live in Japan that is. Sony announced today that they'll be releasing a limited edition PS3 Slim bundle that comes packed with the Blu-ray release of Michael Jackson's This Is It to commemorate the King of Pop. Priced at around $365, the pack will hit shelves on January 27 and come with a 120GB PS3, all the standard fixins (DualShock 3 controller and cables), along with some bonus Michael Jackson wallpapers.If you're an MJ fan and a gaming geek, then this would be the ultimate gift. Unfortunately, Japan wins again, since there's no word of this bundle hitting stateside.
So the Christmas holiday has passed, and you're basking in the glow of your new tech toys. Or are you? If you didn't exactly get what was on your wish list this holiday season, take matters into your own hands and hit the stores — there's plenty of gadgets out there that are worthy of your holiday gift cards.
- Sony has just announced a Final Fantasy PS3 Slim which will be released in Japan on Dec. 17 — CrunchGear
- Phew. Twitter's soon-to-be-announced location-based tweets will be opt-in only for security reasons — Mashable
- Motorola's line-up of pre-loaded apps for the Cliq is actually quite impressive — Engadget
- AT&T will start offering MMS for the iPhone tomorrow — Wired
- Some skateboarders in San Francisco put neon Tetris shapes on their head and made this neat video — Switched
- It's giveaway and game time on GeekSugar! Be sure to log in and play our Best Video Game Ever bracket! — GeekSugar
As much as I love the sun and the fun that Summer brings, the Fall season has a special place in my heart. My must haves for August were definitely fresh for Fall, but this month brings exciting new games, consoles, cell phones, and operating systems — oh me oh my! And I can't help but think about Christmas, which seems to be right around the corner. Some of my picks this month are certainly going to be hot this holiday season, so make sure you pick one up before they are sold out!
I have a ton of friends who previously couldn't stomach the high prices of either console, and either went for a cheaper system (hello, Wii), or decided to wait. And now? The wait is over it seems, as I've heard an echo of many saying that they're now taking the shot since the price cuts were announced.
What about you? Have the price drops convinced you of either the Xbox's or PS3's worthiness?
- If you like the sleek and sexy look of white, you can pick up a white Dell XPS in 13 or 16 inches — Engadget
- Gmail makes it easier to send messages to people you haven't emailed in a while (or whose names you've forgotten) — TechCrunch
- Floridians get access to the PS3 Slim before everyone else in the US — Gizmodo
- Here are 10 surprising facts about games and education — Green Pixels
- It's rumored that Sony may be coming out with a PSP-4000 to replace the PSP-3000 — CrunchGear
- This 1970s telephone bag from laPochette can be yours for $295 — Gizmodiva
I'm always a little wary of buying electronics on Craigslist, not because I only want new products, but because of scams and misleading descriptions. Not to mention the danger of meeting someone you don't know. Always bring a friend or meet in a public area! Since you guys are such fans of the public site, I have to ask — have you ever purchased tech from Craigslist? If so, what did you buy?
- Available today for $130 is the Plantronics' Discover 975 Bluetooth headset — Boing Boing Gadgets
- Here are 10 things you may want to know about the PS3 Slim — Gizmodo
- Now with Picasa Web Albums you can collaborate on albums with your friends — Lifehacker
- Check out some trippy optical illusions from across the Internet — Switched
- The US gets its first Internet addiction treatment center near Seattle — CrunchGear
- A preview of the Nokia N900 tablet has been released before its official launch — CNET
After weeks of rumors, the smaller, sleeker PS3 Slim was revealed at the GamesCom conference in Germany yesterday. The benefit is obvious — the Slim will sure fit much better in your media furniture and both will travel much easier.
Sony's response to a size demand is great; people are always hoping their favorite gadgets came in a smaller size for whatever purposes of convenience — why else do rumors of an iPhone Nano persist? And the netbook market grows every day.
Though I'm OK with the size of my iPhone (I have no Zoolander-like desires for it to be that small), I would like to see an even smaller, clutch-sized Kindle, and in my opinion, any gaming console can always lose a few pounds (so uh, good job, PS3!).
What gadget would you shrink if you could?