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Monster Cable, RedMere teams up to bring MagnifEye tech on ultra thin HDMI cables

Monster Cable, RedMere teams up to bring MagnifEye tech on ultra thin HDMI cables

I bet you 10 bucks you wouldn’t have guessed the RedMere's MagnifEye technology have nothing to do with optics or still images application, but an embedded silicon chip in HDMI cables. Apparently the Irish have odd way to name their silicon goody, but for some reasons, Monster Cables dig it and has announced partnership to collaborate a smart and ultra-thin profile active HDMI cables.

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Hitachi’s InfiniGreen InfiniBand cables, more bandwidth, less power consumption

Hitachi’s InfiniGreen InfiniBand cables, more bandwidth, less power consumption

Consumers are seeking out more green and power-saving products, and frankly, there aren’t any different in IT industry. Hitachi new optical active cables solution, promised to cut cost by reducing power consumption while increase productivity, is the exactly what the IT, data communication and telecommunication industries are looking for right now.

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Transcend new 16GB SDHC card video cards

Transcend new 16GB SDHC card video cards

Digital camcorders are slowly moving away from hdd-based storage to SDHC form factor memory card. The increased popularity and demand in HD recording raises a new marketing angle to advertise SDHC cards as HD video cards, instead of the much-traditional category by Class Speed. Evidence seen from the newly announced Transcend 16GB SDHC cards touting HD video transfer speed and capacity.

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LG “connected” Blu-ray player BD370 now on sale

LG “connected” Blu-ray player BD370 now on sale

Last month we reported the newly announced LG “connected” Blu-ray Players could deliver earlier than expecting, and here it’s; one of them, the BD370 is spotted at major retailer for $299.

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VUDU RIA now offers Pandora Internet Radio, freebie

More online Vudu service is available to its subscribers today. The Pandora Internet radio service extends company’s Rich Internet Application (RIA) platform web-based video streaming to offer online music for its on-demand box.

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XCM Cross Fire Converter for Xbox 360 shipping within two weeks

XCM Cross Fire Converter for Xbox 360 shipping within two weeks

It wouldn’t be long to find a way to use your PS3 controllers on your Xbox 360 console. XCM has today informed us their first of its kind, the XCM Cross Fire adapter for Xbox 360 is near completion. Boxes are being printed, and products should be rolling out to distributors within a week or two.

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Brother Industry debuts 9.7-inch E-paper in Japan

Brother Industry debuts 9.7-inch E-paper in Japan

Brother Industries in Japan has today released a 9.7-inch E-paper document viewer with 1200x825 pixel resolution display and viewing area much larger than the size of Amazon’s Kindle 2. But unlike the Kindle sequel, the Brother’s SV-100B E-paper is tailored to business class users with equivalent paper size of A5.

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Nikon Coolpix Extreme, a concept camera inside the mind of an artist

Nikon Coolpix Extreme, a concept camera inside the mind of an artist

Nikon didn’t showcase any all-weather tough camera at PMA 2009 this year, in fact, there isn’t one but a splashproof, basic sealing Coolpix S2 in the past. This tough Coolpix you about to see is a concept, a designer piece from Yakon Design by artist Camillo Vanacore.

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Castrade Pico projector, a 3M MPro 1100’s clone outs for Japanese market

Castrade Pico projector, a 3M MPro 1100’s clone outs for Japanese market

Compare to an established standard-size projectors, the Pico versions still have long journey to playing catch up in the brightness and color reproduction areas. But we’ve seen its popularity recently increased from a short few months, even DisplayLink is thinking about developing its USB-display chip for the use of Pico projector. This week, another one shown up from Japan, and is equipped with Lcos technology.

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AT&T Mobility Network Disaster Recovery : SlashGear Exclusive

AT&T Mobility Network Disaster Recovery : SlashGear Exclusive

When your broadband drops, or your local cell tower decides it wants a nap, it's frustrating. What if you're responsible not just for one broadband connection but a copper, fiber and wireless network that stretches across the US? That's the responsibility of the AT&T Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) team, the group responsible for swooping in after natural disasters and significant network failures and bringing AT&T back online. SlashGear was invited to one of their quarterly disaster simulations recently took place at Houston, Texas to see what's involved.

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Samsung talks NX hybrid camera

One of the big splash at the 2009 PMA, or in digital camera industry for that matter, has to be Samsungs’ NX hybrid camera that launched a day prior to the show. An implementation resembles Micro 4/3, bigger due to larger sensor size, but much compact than DSLR. A new standard hopes to capture 20 percent of global digital still camera market in 3-4 years. It’s an ambitious move in this economy, especially in the cut-throat DSLR business and with the establishing Micro 4/3 on the way. As previously mentioned, the vague press release and our visit to Samsung booth didn’t get much information that’s already out there. Today, team DPR has published an exclusive interview with Samsung executives to find out more about the new hybrid.

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What’s inside the new Apple ipod? 3-gen iPod Shuffle Dissection

What’s inside the new Apple ipod? 3-gen iPod Shuffle Dissection

The new Apple iPod Shuffle announced just yesterday, many, including us, are still curious about the feature of the third-gen shuffle, but the iFixit crew managed to locate one and has it dismantled right away.

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