Archive for July, 2007

Toshiba Transmemory Gets ReadyBoost Upgrade

Toshiba Transmemory Gets ReadyBoost Upgrade

For those using Windows Vista, you probably know that if you really push it, it can get pretty resource intensive, thankfully Microsoft was kind enough to implement a great technology into the OS known as ReadyBoost. These upgraded Transmemory drives, I assume, have a higher transfer speed allowing them to be used quite effectively as ReadyBoost drives.

The U2K line consists of 1, 2, 4, and 8 gigabyte sizes. There will also be a limited edition 32GB version.

Sony and Apple sued by Japanese couple over laptop battery

Sony and Apple sued by Japanese couple over laptop battery

We know that thousands of Sony batteries have been recalled, but unfortunately, like all recalls, not all of the affected batteries have been replaced. Anyone that even thinks that they might have one should really contact their notebook's manufacturer. If not, you could end up with a horribly burned laptop just like the one below.

Seagate to halt production of IDE drives at the end of 2007

Seagate to halt production of IDE drives at the end of 2007

Are you still quite fond of your IDE drives? If you're not wanting to switch over to SATA drives, you'll not have much of a choice when purchasing new drives in the future. We already knew it was going to happen eventually, however, I really didn't expect it to happen so soon. The first major hard drive manufacturer has decided to cease production of IDE drives by the end of the year.

Yamanote Alarm Clock – Where’s that train again?

Yamanote Alarm Clock – Where’s that train again?

One thing I love about living where I do, is that I can either walk or drive anywhere that I need to go. I used to live in one of the Chicago burbs, so I know what it's like trying to hurry down to the train station to get somewhere on time. Over in Tokyo there are a lot of people that have to catch the train, and now there's an alarm clock that will make sure you never miss it again.

Pantech C150 now available on AT&T Wireless

Pantech C150 now available on AT&T Wireless

Pantech rarely fails to impress, and for a candybar phone, this new C150 is shaping up to be a pretty decent phone.

You'll get functions like MP3 ringtones, instant and multimedia messaging and mobile email support for Yahoo!, AOL and Windows Live Mail. You'll also get a VGA camera and Bluetooth support.

Prince 03 Speedport Tour – Swappable parts to improve your game

Prince 03 Speedport Tour – Swappable parts to improve your game

If there's one sport that I'm absolutely terrible at, it's tennis. While my golf skills may be lacking, I can at least make up for it by putting my putt-putt skills to work on the green. Tennis on the other hand, just doesn't happen. If you're good enough to hit the ball and actually make it land within the designated box, you might enjoy this new racket from Prince.