Microsoft released a Windows version of their upcoming Xbox 360 controller, aptly called the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows. Regular (wired) controllers that came with the Xbox 360 can also be used in Windows with just a (WinXP) driver update from Microsoft. A great idea I should say, although I am still biased towards the Playstation controller design. Anyway, I still welcome the controllerís USB support and would be a better option than getting separate controller for PC use. I guess for those who want to make arcade joysticks for their MAME machines, this would be the easiest to use, if you can shell out $40 just to tap into the controls.
"If you are a proud owner of a Sony PSP system, storage space (or what's on your Memory Stick) and battery power become the two main factors to consider before you head out into the wild. Our friends at Datel have developed an exciting solution for both of your problems. What was still an unconfirmed rumour last week is reality today: Lik Sang received the first sample of Datel's 4GB Hard Drive for the PSP, and in old Lik Sang fashion we couldn't resist to open it up, play around and take a VERY close look." Read the review here
Technology | Microsoft, Yahoo Reach IM Partnership
Yahoo and Microsoft has reached an agreement to share their users for their popular Yahoo and MSN chat systems. So what they are basically trying to do is oust AOL's AIM out of the top spot. Read more here .
Now here's something to help "digitize" your bathrooms. The Safe Shower Temperature Gauge gives you a digital readout of your shower's water temperature. If you're very specific about your shower water temperature, you can now keep yourself from feeling your water until you get that right temperature. You could also mod that into your PC's water cooling system and have a temp display for your water temps. For about $20, not bad I guess.
Technology | Record labels, satellite radio seen in showdown
RIAA is at it again. If grandmothers and little girls are not enough for their sueing pleasure, they are now targeting satellite radio. It seems some new radios allow music to be recorded. So, RIAA MUST have their hands on that money. This article states that music sales have declined because of all this. In my opinion, it's because the music that these companies put out really suck. Read more here .