[ATTACH=RIGHT]19013[/ATTACH]I will start off by saying that I don’t like to think of myself as lazy, instead I prefer to think that I am much too busy to take the time to complete the more mundane chores around the house like vacuuming and so on. Ok, I’m lazy and vacuuming is boring. Much like any tech-geek, if I see a high-tech way to do something, I tend to gravitate towards that, and when I saw the Neato XV-11 robotic vacuum I knew I had to try it. The XV-11 robotic vacuum cleaner is made by Neato Robotics of Silicon Valley. …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]22424[/ATTACH]When it comes to robotic pets I still have my heart set on one day owning a Sony AIBO as I always wanted one when they arrived on the geek scene, but could never justify the cost. The Desk Pet TankBot is no AIBO; for a start it's a tank and not a dog, it's a lot smaller and far less intelligent no matter what the packaging blurb tells you. Oh, and it's nowhere near as cute either. But then again, a second hand AIBO (should you be able to find one for sale in good working condition) is going …

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Well here it is, just a little list of things you might want to consider this holiday season. This list is based on items we’ve used, tested or received for review in 2010. [ATTACH=RIGHT]18096[/ATTACH][B][URL="http://www.polkaudio.com/gaming/hitmaster/"]Polk Audio HitMaster[/URL] Price: $89.00[/B] Here’s a powerful [stage monitor] speaker designed with gamers in mind. Polk Audio created the ultimate bang-for-your-buck sound solution for those who do not have a surround-sound speaker system hooked up to their console. Design: The build is solid and clean. It replicates a classic rock band stage monitor speaker. Sports a 100-Watt on-board amp that powers the 6.5-inch woofer and dual …

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So you think you qualify for the epithet 'Number One Fan' when it comes to Angry Birds, do you? OK, you've completed the entire main game as well as the seasonal variations and done so with a full compliment of three star ratings. You've even unlocked all the hidden golden eggs from around the various levels, and deserve praise for your dedication. But to be awarded the ultimate fan accolade you really need to go a little bit further; you need to think outside the box, be it iPhone or Android powered. [B][URL="http://www.rovio.com/index.php?mact=Blogs,cntnt01,showentry,0&cntnt01entryid=52&cntnt01returnid=58"]The Mighty Eagle[/URL][/B] [attach]18837[/attach] Having said think outside …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]19749[/ATTACH]I recently had the chance to play with GiiNii's 8-inch "All-In-One" digital picture frame (Model: GH-8DNM), I know all of you are thinking, "Not another digital picture frame!" but this one is was fun and easy to use, unlike every other digital picture frame I've used before. [B]So Easy[/B] It takes all sorts of media to grab pictures from; if it can hold data that can be used with the "All-In-One". SD cards, multimedia cards, XD-picture cards, USB flash drives, and even cameras that are USB compatible... say goodbye to transferring files to the computer first! It also has nice …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16877[/ATTACH]It’s been a long time coming. [I]StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty[/I] is here, and in similar fashion, my review of it has finally arrived. It’s tough to completely take in just everything [I]Wings of Liberty[/I] offers in a day or a week, and treated as such, we have a review that has been almost a month in the making. [I]StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty[/I] is easily one of the most anticipated sequels of our generation. [I]StarCraft[/I]'s appeal has spanned over an entire decade since its release in March 1998 and went on to become one of the highest grossing PC …

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If you have never played Angry Birds before, here's the skinny: use a giant rubber band to slingshot a variety of birds (some of which explode, drop egg bombs, multiply in flight, speed up like a rocket, well you get the idea) at a bunch of pigs hiding in a building framework of wood and stone. The idea being to use all the demolition skills you, and your angry birds, can muster in order to destroy those darn pigs. Like all the best games it is amazingly simple and incredibly annoying all at the same time. [attach]17799[/attach]Simple because anyone can …

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[ATTACH=LEFT]17025[/ATTACH]If there are two things I enjoy in life, it’s mob movies and shooting people in video games, so naturally, I was excited to play [I]Mafia 2[/I], the recently released mobster offering from 2K Games. This excitement was soon shot down like Spider in [I]Goodfellas[/I]. You play as Vito, the generically named Italian immigrant trying to escape a childhood of poverty and crime. Fresh off a tour of duty in World War 2, you arrive home to your old friend Joe offering you small-time jobs for local made men and are blinded my the lifestyle it will allow you to …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]17297[/ATTACH]This is it. You’ve aged that cache of Mountain Dew Game Fuel in your finished basement for three years since [I]Halo 3[/I]. You bit the bullet on your purchase of [I]Halo: ODST[/I] to find out it was as tame as you had expected. You took another one on the chin with [I]Halo Wars[/I], which was a cheaper gimmick than [I]Lion King[/I] toys in a McDonald's Happy Meal (stupid Ensemble Studios). The wait for redemption is finally here. The golden child to a decade’s long culmination of gaming’s premier and most coveted franchise has arrived. Ladies and gentlemen, [I]Halo: Reach[/I] has …

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[ATTACH=LEFT]17229[/ATTACH]In my recently reviewed [I][URL="http://www.daniweb.com/reviews/review307026.html"]Shank[/URL][/I], I talked about how the title was a throwback to a genre neglected in the modern gameosphere. The once lively and marketable side-scrolling beat-em-up seemed to have died with 8-bit/16-bit consoles and the arcades, left to only shame itself with pitiful modern iterations of [I]Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles[/I] games, which produce a knee-jerk reaction like when the New Kids on the Block came back to tour. Two years in the making, [I]Castle Crashers[/I] finally arrives on the PSN. Following the games release on Xbox Live, it went on to win accolades far and wide for …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]17059[/ATTACH]When it was announced at E3 in 2001 that Retro Studios would be developing the (then) next installment in the Metroid series, Metroid Prime, it was shocking to hear that the game would be played from a first person perspective. Considering it was being developed by a third-party studio, rather than by Nintendo, I was already a bit skeptical. It is a series that is taken quite seriously by fans, and they hold it to fairly high standards. When I finally played the game, I was relieved to find that it captured the feel of previous Metroid titles, and for …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16899[/ATTACH]Long gone are the days of [I]Double Dragon[/I], [I]Ninja Gaiden[/I], and [I]Final Fight[/I], the classic side-scrolling beat-em-up titles I grew up on as a kid while sitting in front of my TV in Mario PJs. The torch was passed to a newer generation of titles, allowing for players to take their weapons and fists off the 2D plain and into the 3D realm of the [I]God of Wars[/I] and [I]Devil May Crys[/I]. Then there’s [I]Shank[/I], who takes all your fond memories and stabs them repeatedly with a sharpened piece of nostalgia. [I]Shank[/I] is a classic video game tale of revenge: …

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