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Exclusive First-Look at the NETGEAR EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD

Ever wish you could show a digital photo slideshow on your 60" plasma display instead of your 14" laptop? How about watch your favorite YouTube videos without having to boot up your PC?  Oh, and before I forget, how about if it actually worked as promised out of the box, instead of requiring you to figure out a whole lot of new technology mumbo jumbo?

Shure E500PTH noise-cancelling headphones, with a twist

I'm a big fan of Shure, Inc.  They make the best audio equipment, which started with products for the DJ and performer market.  Over the past few years they've brought the professional level equipment to the masses.  Well, not the masses who buy $9.95 Sony headphones at Target, but anyone willing to spend $99 or more.

This year they introduced the E500PTH headphones, and added what they call "push-to-hear" functionality.  By including a simple microphone, the E500's are able to intentionally amplify the outside world to the listener.  Why would you want to do this?  Two words: flight attendants. 

Want to see new gadgets? Go to DigitalLife in NYC next week!

For most people who aren't fortunate enough to work in the consumer electronics industry, it's not all that easy to get "hands-on" with the latest gadgets and games until they hit the store shelves.  Even then, the only people you get to talk to are the store representatives.  Enter DigitalLife.

Sonos Update - it keeps on rocking!

I'm a big Sonos fan.  BIG.  Now granted, I don't really have the $ in the bank to truly afford it, but if I could pick any one home music system to buy, no holds barred, Sonos is it.  If you've never tried it, there's just something 'good' about the way it works.  It's super-easy to use, but it's more than that - it's actually pleasant to use.  For example, when you pick up the Controller (the remote control with LCD screen that lets you select music to play), it has a motion sensor inside to automatically turn on the screen.  Nice touch.

Maximizing your notebook battery, for real


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