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HP Envy 17 and 15 officially revealed

HP Envy 17 and 15 officially revealed

If you ladies and gents have been waiting for HP to hurry up and update their Envy laptop line, then you're in luck. Say hello to the new HP Envy 15 and 17, entirely redesigned inside and out. With an almost, dare I say, Macbook-esque flair, the new models retain their sexy brushed aluminum exterior. However, that's, uh, pretty much it. The chassis gets a brand-new facelift with matte black lids, silver palmrests, and, surprise, more Beats by Dr. Dre branding via a logo on the newly added analog volume dial and neat red border around the backlit chiclet keyboard.

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Altec Lansing by ACS Custom Series In-Ear Monitors announced

Altec Lansing by ACS Custom Series In-Ear Monitors announced

High-end audio maker ACS Custom's partnered up with Etymotic before to create earphones, but this time, they're taking up Altec Lansing's offer to team up to build something new in the audio space, in the form of a trio of "Custom Series" in-ear-monitors. An eye-raising partnership, to say the least, since Altec Lansing has generally been consumer-facing, and ACS, not at all. Nevertheless, according to Altec Lansing, these will be hand-crafted, armature-driver based in-ear-monitors that will aim to slake the high-fidelity thirst of audio enthusiasts and professionals alike.

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World Time Sport E Ink digital watch introduced by Phosphor

World Time Sport E Ink digital watch introduced by Phosphor

Phosphor's delivered us E Ink watches before, by way of the World Time Curved E Ink Watch. But this time, they're giving us the latest and greatest, the E Ink World Time Sport, which introduces a state-of-the-art button-free touch interface that allows the user to switch modes with a simple swipe across the case. The new World Time Sport also boasts a high-contrast E Ink display that is naturally a piece of cake to read in sunlight, much like the screen of the Kindle and other E Ink e-readers.

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G-Form case protects iPad dropped from 1300 feet while skydiving

G-Form case protects iPad dropped from 1300 feet while skydiving

If you're an extreme sports enthusiast (or if you're just looking for the toughest case possible) and you own an iPad , then G-Form's Extreme line of cases are made just for you. A snugly fitted iPad in one of the G-Form cases barely sees a scratch of any sort while being dropped from 1300 feet, according to their video demos. Check them out after the break. And while you're enjoying these videos, consider how often you've almost had a heart attack after dropping your favorite device, 3 feet from the ground - then imagine dropping it from an airplane, at 1300 feet.

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HTC Zeta packing 2.5Ghz quad-core CPU detailed

HTC Zeta packing 2.5Ghz quad-core CPU detailed

Details of the HTC Zeta have just been outed, and it looks to be a veritable monster of a phone. It's purported to pack an impressive 2.5 Ghz Snapdragon quad-core CPU, as well as 1 GB RAM, and all that on a 4.5 inch 720p high-def display. To add icing to the cake, it'll also come with Ice Cream Sandwich on board on the software side of things.

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JooJoo tablet updates UI, fully-working Flash support

JooJoo tablet updates UI, fully-working Flash support

Fusion Garage may have delayed shipping its tablet for another entire month due to issues with its capacitive touchscreen, but the company has apparently made very good use of the extra time.  The JooJoo tablet has just been unveiled with a refreshed user interface, as well as fully-implemented Flash support that actually is "fully working".  Oh, and apparently the tablet has also undergone a physical color change, from a basic black to a "champagne-like" hue.

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Sony officially launches Playstation Move motion controller, available in Fall 2010

Sony officially launches Playstation Move motion controller, available in Fall 2010

Sony has just officially announced its new motion controller at GDC 2010, and it's dubbed the Playstation Move (for rather obvious reasons).  You'll be able to acquire a Move in three packaged ways: bundled with a PS3, by itself, or in a starter kit targeted at "under $100" with the Playstation Eye, a controller, and a game, all slated for a Fall 2010 launch.

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