Archive for Jun 27, 2007

Nvidia announces Hybrid SLI technology

The problem with devices that add more power to your machine is that they also tend to suck a lot of juice. In the case of laptops, you want to be able to squeeze the most life out of your battery as possible. A new technology from Nvidia will give you the best of both worlds.

AT&T posts FAQ for the Apple iPhone

Do you have some looming questions about the Apple iPhone, and your AT&T Wireless account? Perhaps you've tried asking the sales reps at your local AT&T store, but you haven't gotten all the answers you've been looking for. Well, they have been kind enough to post a FAQ on their website.

Most of the information is not new, but it does answer a lot of questions that potential customers are going to have. If you didn't know already, AT&T can ask for as much as $800 for a deposit when activating new service. If you are worried about that, you won't have to wait until you get home and activate it, they can do a credit check right there in the store before they send you on your way. Otherwise, everything will be done from your home PC.

iPhone review roundup: does Apple’s cellphone live up to the hype?

Over at our sister site, MYiTablet, we're gobbling up all the iPhone news and rumours we can lay our cellphone-greedy hands on, so if you're in any way excited by the prospect of Apple's first mobile and the launch on Friday you'll be wanting to pay it a visit.  Obviously top of the reading list today are the four big iPhone reviews, and we've put together a summary of them all just in case you were in two minds about raiding your bank account or waiting patiently like teacher always told you to.


Check out the summary after the cut...

Hori Fighting Stick brings the arcade feel to the Wii

The thing that really holds us back from enjoying classic arcade games like we did when they came out is the controller. Take the Wii for example, yes, you can mod a classic NES controller to work, but what about games that were played in the arcade? Now you can get your arcade fix as well.

Toshiba Announces Satellite X205 Gaming Notebook

Toshiba Announces Satellite X205 Gaming Notebook

Satellite X205 from Toshiba is gaming machine on the go. Featuring 17-inch display, nVidia GeForce 8700M GT GPU, HD-DVD and dual harddrive option. The Satellite X205 is powered by Intel “Santa Rosa” platform (PM965) and Core 2 Duo CPU.

The 8700M GT GPU has 256MB GDDR3 memory and compatible with DirectX 10 games. The 17-inch screen sports a native resolution of 1440 x 900 pixel. If you are going to watch HD-DVD with this laptop, you’ll be happy to know the X205 is equipped with HDMI output supporting 1080i resolution.

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The Mobile Protector from Strap Ya

When you buy a fancy cellphone it's best to find the perfect holster or carrier for it. For some this means a chic case and for others it's an attractive metal cage hanging from your belt loop called the Mobile Protector.

The Slow Glow Lamp powered by fat

This is one lamp that is definitely not creepy in the least. The Slow Glow Lamp is by Next Architects for Droog Design is meant to be a statement towards Americans.

The Letter Opener USB Hub Clock: Longest name ever

It would seem manufacturers are getting smart with USB hubs and combining other gadgets with it. Now some seem logical and much more convenient, and then there are the others that are a little silly. This Letter Opening USB Hub Clock seems slightly logical but it still has that over-the-top feel to it.

Belkin soap up your peripherals

When did you last wash your hands?  Do you think they're clean?  More importantly, will you wash them again before you eat your lunch?  If you're anything like me, the idea of Belkin's latest mouse - which is distinctive not so much because it's an odd pastel blue colour but because you can wash it under the tap - has made you wonder who last used your computer and whether they had clean hands.


Wearable webcam records great chunks of your daily life

Here's an odd one.  As far as I can tell, this "TravelCAM" from Vasstek is a 1.3-megapixel battery-powered camcorder that records direct to flash memory.  They seem to be positioning it as a way to record your daily journey through life - whether that be in the car, walking round the block or pottering about at home - with up to 20hrs capacity at 1280 x 1024 resolution.


Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition pack is a steal

Microsoft paid $50m for exclusive Grand Theft Auto IV content, but if you fancy some limited edition goodies to go with the game then you'll thankfully have to save up a lot less than that.  Rockstar Games is marking the launch of the latest in the high-controversy, high-sales series with a special edition pack containing game, duffel bag, art book, keychain, soundtrack CD and a lockable safety-deposit box. 


Neuros’ open-source OSD media box gets YouTube upgrade

So the iPhone is getting all the YouTube coverage for its fancy built-in video player, but how about some of that "man tripping up and crushing his genitals" footage for the rest of your home entertainment?  Neuros' OSD open-source media box has just been upgraded with YouTube flash video compatibility, not by Neuros themselves but by the fan community who follow it.


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