March 26th 2008
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Chinavasion gadget news
With the continuing credit crunch in the US, it’s no surprise that the net has been fueled with economy drives and belt-tightening exercises:
- US consumers have cut back on their gadget spend due to tighter economic conditions according to the Seattle Times, here’s the story (seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2004301552_btgadgets24.html?syndication=rss).
- The high definition DVD war we thought was over looks like its gaining new legs according Techtree.com with Microsoft XBox bosses refusing to talk to blu ray and even talking of developing their own High Definition Disc format. Read here for more: (techtree.com/India/News/Blu-ray_for_Xbox_No_chance_says_Microsoft/551-87922-585.html).
- It’s not all bad news though. The internet overlords in training, Google, may be looking for a way to provide free Wifi throughout America. Marketing blog, Marketing pilgrim says Google has approached the FCC with a plan to purchase a big swag of radio frequency with the hope of providing free wireless connection in every part of America (marketingpilgrim.com/2008/03/google-wants-to-offer-national-wi-fi-for-free.html).
- Wired, one design-based website, has lightened the mood by asking graphic designers to take a new product and put it into an old advertisement. Follow that story here: (blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/03/online-contest.html)
Chinavasion in the news
- Crunchgear took a look at our Breathalyzer key chain and decided “itsh pretty good.” See the rest of what they had to say here: (crunchgear.com/2008/03/17/review-keychain-breathalyzer-flashlight/).