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17-Inch MacBook Pro Unibody Battery is Hidden, But Removable

17-Inch MacBook Pro Unibody Battery is Hidden, But Removable

iFixIt disassembled the new 17-inch MacBook Pro and found out that the battery is actually removable. While it requires bottom chassis access, the battery was not difficult to replace or remove. Apple secured the battery with three tri-wing battery inside the case. Users can definitely replace the battery by themselves but it might break Apple’s warranty. iFixIt plans to sell replacement battery for the 17-inch Unibody MacBook Pro, which usually is cheaper than Apple's $180 battery replacement program.

Adobe’s New Flash Lite to Support More Phones

Adobe’s New Flash Lite to Support More Phones

Today at Mobile World Congress, Adobe revealed its new Flash Lite - version 3.1. The Advanced Flash Lite features functionality of Adobe Flash 10 and supports more phones than its previous version. Lists of supported devices can be found on Adobe Labs page.

"Flash Lite 3.1 includes the same features as Flash Lite 3.0, such as support for Flash Player compatible video, with some additional enhancements including improved security model for SWF file access. The solution delivers a standalone player for applications, without affecting the Flash Lite browser plug-in or pre-installed standalone player, if present."

Palm has also announced that webOS will be able to run Flash Lite on its Pre phone. Flash Lite 3.1 is currently available on Adobe’s site as public beta for Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 Symbian OS. Now if only Apple would make it easier for Adobe to put Flash on the iPhone, life would be much better for iPhone users.

LG Mobile device to feature Intel’s Mooretown Chips

LG Mobile device to feature Intel’s Mooretown Chips

We’ve seen a working prototype demonstrated by Intel few months back, we know it’s just a matter of time Intel will put the next generation Moorestown technology in good use. Today at MWC 2009, Intel has announced the next generation mobile Internet devices (MIDs) hardware platform, codenamed “Moorestown” and an integrated Linux-based OS, Mobiln V2.0 to be featured in the upcoming LG handheld devices.

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Asus Eee PC 1000HE sent to eTailers, in-stock on some online stores

Asus Eee PC 1000HE sent to eTailers, in-stock on some online stores

The latest installment of Eee 1000 series has been a hot netbook to get since it was announced. The 1000HE is still showing as back-order or pre-order in many online retailers such as Amazon, J&R, and etc. However a posting from a user in EeeUser forum claimed that Asus has sent 1000HEs to etailers. Some users have even received the unit from eBay sellers.

Looking around the web, I’ve found ZipZoomFly has the 1000HE Black in stock. However, ZipZoomFly does not offer the instant $25 rebate on its end. If you can’t wait, the extra $25 might worth the extra green.

Palm releases new Pre demo video

Palm releases new Pre demo video

In conjunction to Mobile World Congress, Palm is keeping the Pre buzz alive with new video demoing its GUI. The video demoed tight integration between its calendar, appointments and contacts with the browser and sharing functionality. The smooth riding GUI gives a peek of webOS customization – such as the capability to add specific webpages to the launcher as shortcut.

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iharmonix Platinum i-Series headphones review

iharmonix Platinum i-Series headphones review

While Bluetooth headsets have become practically mainstream these days, there's still a decent amount of users who want both handsfree functionality as well as stereo sound. Sometimes Bluetooth A2DP wireless stereo just doesn't cut it, and that's why we're still seeing new wired headsets developed. iharmonix sent us their Platinum i-Series headphones, with a regular 3.5mm plug ideal for the iPhone 3G and BlackBerry smartphones; SlashGear slapped them in our ears to test them out.

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HP Magic Giveaway: And the winner is…

HP Magic Giveaway: And the winner is…

The SlashGear HP Magic Giveaway stopped accepting entries on December 17th, and we're pleased to announce that we have a winner!  The lucky person taking away a huge bundle of HP computers, including a TouchSmart IQ816 desktop PC, HDX 18 notebook and Mini 1000 netbook, is Claire from Berkley, California.

Google Chrome Gets Out of Beta Really Soon

Google Chrome Gets Out of Beta Really Soon

It was great to see Firefox’s success in the browser war. While IE still dominates the market, Firefox has been chipping away IE’s shares. Now come Google Chrome which many have reported it would be hitting gold release soon. According to TechCrunch, the reason why Google is pushing Chrome to final release milestone is to be able to get PC Vendors to bundle the browser in their systems - as many of them would not accept incomplete software.

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