Cambridge SoundWorks has recently cut prices on some of its most popular products through its new "Direct to You" campaign. The audio brand is eschewing the retail channel--and the resulting price markups--and selling its products directly through its Web site at a discount. For example, the Newton Theater MC155 and SoundWorks i765--both of which have garnered mostly high marks from CNET----each received a $200 price cut, representing a 20 percent and 40 percent markdown, respectively. Related coverage: All recent Cambridge SoundWorks product reviews on CNET
Ever since the review of the D-Link DGL-4500, a Draft N 2.0 router can operate in ether 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequencies, I've been anticipating the day when I can get my hands on a router that can operate in both frequencies simultaneously. Today is that day.
Out of the blue, I just received the RangMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router WNDR3300 from Netgear. The router looks very much like others in Netgear's RangeMax series with the sleek casing (that attracts fingerprints very easily) and the round, big button on top that glows blue light when the router … Read more
While the adaptation of BioShock into a movie seemed like a no-brainer, the announcement of a Gears of War film doesn't exactly carry with it the same weight.
There's no doubt that this title was a huge success, let alone an absolute blast to play, but there's something to be said about the story and whether or not it can carry an entire feature-length film. How many times can you tell the tale of "aliens invade Earth, big tough dudes stop them?"
Stepping up to the task of directing the Gears of War movie is … Read more
Never heard of MyGuide? We're not surprised since the Swiss company is only just building up its presence outside Europe. Come August, it will be rolling out its M.i.move, M.i.motion and M.i.more personal navigation devices preloaded with local maps. These will have Microsoft Outlook contact synchronization to spare you the hassle of manually entering the destination address, while dynamic points of interest display interesting information such as gas prices.
Its highest-end 4338 model will also feature rich wireless connectivity and multimedia functions. These include Bluetooth to convert the device into a handsfree speaker … Read more
LogMeIn has always been a personal favorite of mine for starting a big download or accessing certain files while away from my home machine. But let's face it--playing Crysis would be a little more fun.
The folks at StreamMyGame have the same idea and have a wonderful solution that lets you stream your games over the Web. Tuesday morning the company announced support for a breadth of UMPCs like the ASUS EeePC and HP Mini-Note, the kind of computers designed with minimal computing in mind.
The app works by having you install a small server on your machine that … Read more
John Battelle's Conversational Marketing Summit, which debuted last fall with much acclaim in a more intimate setting in San Francisco, faced a challenging task with its second edition last week in New York.
For starters, the speaker lineup was impressive, but two of the most important players of the social media Web were noticeably absent: Facebook (which, to be fair, took part last year) and Twitter. Yes, where was Twitter, the epitome of online conversations? Or at least another micro-blogging service?
Additionally, and more crucially, the program had to deal with what business … Read more
United Airlines has been subject to some pretty bad press recently for being one of several airlines to slap a $15 fee on checked bags, but here's a perk: the commerical carrier announced on Monday that it's starting to install iPod and iPhone connectivity features in its airplanes.
More specifically, owners of Apple's media devices can hook them up to the planes' in-flight entertainment systems; they can navigate through music and video on the seat back televisions while charging the devices in the process. The connectivity technology has been manufactured by Panasonic Avionics.
United is the first … Read more
We managed to squirrel our way into a late-night party earlier this week--it was connected to some kind of Sony licensing event, but for us the main draw was a sneak peek at the upcoming Xbox 360/PS3 video game based on the Ghostbusters films, due out later this year.
We chatted with Ghostbusters star Ernie Hudson (who doesn't look like he's aged a day since he played Winston Zeddemore), and learned that the game is being pitched as a true sequel to the two films, and stars--in voice form, at least--all four main cast members. Hudson pointed … Read more
Crave officially loves Will Smith. Our MP3 man Nate Lanxon loves him so much he actually claims to have previously been him. No, we don't know what that means either. But as you can imagine, when Sony sent us Men in Black on Blu-ray, we were delighted. And not only because we got to watch the Family Guy. parody of Will Smith's clean rap lyrics many, many times. Woohoo! Haha!
The Los Angeles Times reports that Microsoft has signed a three-year lease for a former photographer's studio near Beverly Hills, and has opened a Zune-themed space there.
It sounds like it's more of a gathering place for corporate events than a nightclub, but I could imagine it evolving into something like the House of Blues' Foundation Room--an exclusive venue for members or invited guests, with regularly scheduled entertainment. No, the Zune certainly doesn't have the cachet of House of Blues, but Microsoft has been hosting Zune-sponsored concerts since the product launched in 2006, and its Ignition … Read more