Darryl Wilkinson

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Darryl Wilkinson  |  May 03, 2006  |  0 comments
I no longer play video games - at least not in front of other people - because my children regularly beat the snot out of me when I'm foolish enough to engage them in a round of electronic mayhem and destruction. I'm hoping Nintendo's new "Brain Age" game will help push the touchpad in my direction.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  May 02, 2006  |  0 comments
You'll laugh, as I did, the first time you hear about JVC's sake-soaked wood cone speakers. Soaking speakers in sake? Sufferin' succotash! Say it isn't so, Sam.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Apr 27, 2006  |  0 comments
Yeah, right, you say you brought your laptop on the plane so you could get some work done - but you and I know you really tucked it in your carry-on bag so you could watch Breakfast on Pluto without having to explain to your kids what a transvestite is. But, in addition to being a horrible place to type or do other computerized work, an airplane seat is not conducive to comfortable movie viewing, either. Thanks to the dude who has to recline all the way in the seat in front of me, I can never get the screen at the right angle to eliminate all the glare on the screen. As a result, most of the time I'm actually happy when the battery runs out before the movie ends.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Apr 24, 2006  |  0 comments
If you find it hard to separate yourself from your iPod, now there's one more accessory (yes, another iPod accessory) that will let you keep your lovable, luggable hard drive music box close by even when you sleep.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Apr 21, 2006  |  0 comments
Students at Tuskegee University were informed by President Bush that they can thank the Federal government for the iPods they listen to in class when they should be listening to their professors' lectures. The President's comments came during a speech concerning the American Competitiveness Initiative on April 19.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Apr 14, 2006  |  0 comments
ScreenTek, a company that sells laptop replacement screens (who knew there even was such a thing as a laptop replacement screen? I thought you were simply out of luck...), has developed a cleaning solution for LCD screens that are not in need of being replaced. Called PixelClean, the new screen cleaner was developed for high-gloss LCD screens like Sony XBRITE and Toshiba TruBrite - although the formulation is supposed to work as well on other types of flat-panel screens, such as less-advanced laptops, plasma TVs, and LCD TVs.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Apr 13, 2006  |  0 comments
Before the first consumer players - that's right, players - have even hit the market, TDK has started shipping cartridgeless 25GB recordable and rewritable Blu-ray Disc (BD) discs to retailers and is thus claiming bragging rights as the first company to bring blank BD media to the market. TDK Vice President of Marketing, Bruce Youmans, went so far as to say being the first to introduce recordable BD discs "can be counted among the most significant product introductions in the company's distinguished 70 year history."
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Apr 11, 2006  |  0 comments
The editors of Home Theater magazine have announced the winners of the 2006 RAVE Awards (Recognition of Audio and Video Excellence). Open to all manufacturers, the RAVE Awards, now in its third year, recognize excellence in the manufacturing of superior audio and video components that have been reviewed and tested by the Home Theater staff and respected contributors over a 12-month period.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Apr 09, 2006  |  0 comments
Despite the fact that the laser was invented in 1958 - or so claim Bell Labs and Mssrs. Schawlow and Townes - "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation" devices can still wow even the most jaded technophile (especially when they're used to burn holes in things or otherwise cause spectacular, glowing destruction). Now Mitsubishi wants to harness the power of lasers for less destructive but still highly entertaining purposes.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Apr 05, 2006  |  0 comments
Axion says it's shipping the company's latest portable DVD system. Designed primarily for use in the car, although it comes with both AC and DC adaptors, the new AXN-6079 includes a small DVD player and two seven-inch widescreen LCD screens.