LG's flagship music phone thus far has been the LG Chocolate line of phones from Verizon Wireless, and we've given it some mixed reviews. The original LG Chocolate annoyed us with the touch-sensitive wheel, but the second LG VX8550 Chocolate impressed us with the mechanical scroll wheel and the much sleeker design. The downer of the lot was the recent LG Chocolate 3. Yes, it's a decent music phone with an FM transmitter, stereo Bluetooth, and a 3.5-mm headset jack, but the overall design seemed boring and did not look at all like the other Chocolate … Read more
Both Alltel and U.S. Cellular announced the LG Rhythm in October of last year (with a November release), but we weren't able to get our hands on it until Thursday at CES 2009.
The Rhythm, if you'll recall, is a music-focused phone with 3D sound capabilities, plus it boasts a graphic equalizer designed by none other than Mark Levinson, a company known for high-end digital audio processors. We're surprised that Alltel and U.S. Cellular managed to pull off a coup like this, because now that we've handled the Rhythm personally, we actually think the … Read more
Alltel has just announced the LG Rhythm, a music phone almost in the style of the LG Chocolate with the middle scroll wheel and the slider form factor. The wheel is touch-sensitive with an "interactive user interface," plus it comes equipped with a 1.3-megapixel camera, an MP3 player with FM transmitter, voice dialing, GPS, and a microSD card slot.
On the music front, the Rhythm claims 3D sound capabilities, plus it claims to have Digital Signal Processing with a graphic equalizer tuned by Mark Levinson. It also has a 3.5-mm headset jack and stereo Bluetooth.
The … Read more
We welcome Russ Frushtick back on the show for his third appearance, and to make up for our humiliating fumble on his last appearance, we make this an extra video gamey show. We go over some of the holiday's most anticipated titles, speculate on the livelihood of the industry, and even get to a few kooky stories from the Internet. Don't worry about the threepeating, Russ, a little creme will clear that up in a few weeks.
Although it's true that I don't get the same fuzzy feeling in my loins that Jeff does for video games, I'm glad that Russ is here today to help lay it all out for me. "Little Big Planet," "Dead Space," "Rhythm Heaven," and my personal favorite, "Call of Doodie." Wait, that doesn't sound right. Anyway, to update you on the PS Yu foundation, I'm still working on God of War for the original PlayStation console, and, man, that game is hard! I might have to use UGO's newest site Game Cheats to help me get through the last few levels, and look! They have it! "God Mode?" This game is about to get a lot less frustrating. Next, I'd like to try my hand at some more skateboarding games. So who was it that offered me Tony Hawk a few months ago? Back to the basics!EPISODE 205 Download today's podcast … Read more
Once upon a time, in the age of the Sony Playstation, a strange rhythm game appeared. It was called PaRappa the Rapper. It told the story of a flat, cartoon puppy who wanted badly to be a rap star. The game wasn't especially popular against titles like Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy VII, but its charming humor and bizarrely infectious music garnered a cult following. The game eventually saw a sequel on the Playstation 2 and, more recently, a remake on the Playstation Portable. To this day, a stuffed, singing PaRappa doll sits on a shelf in one … Read more
We've seen a few blue-light devices that are supposed to help us sleep (and myriad other types designed to keep us awake), but this is the first one we've seen that looks like a Popsicle. That aside, we do find the blue glow rather soothing. But we're not so sure about this "Circadian" business--isn't that some kind of grasshopper?
Anyway, Discovery says the recalibration of the body's Circadian rhythm is key to the success of the "TwiLight Mini Ultra Blue Light Therapy Sleep System." Just turn it on 30 to 60 … Read more