Archive for April, 2008

Samsung YP-S2 1GB Shuffle-rival

Samsung YP-S2 1GB Shuffle-rival

Samsung's latest music-only portable media player gets off to a good start by virtue of not being an iPod clone; in fact, the pebble-like YP-S2 is really more of a shiny audio nugget.  Of course, you could say that instead they've looked to Sony's DAP range for their inspiration.  Available in five colors, the YP-S2 has 1GB of non-expandable storage and saves space by virtue of a removable USB plug that clicks into the 3.5mm headphone socket when needed.

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Sony HDD-toting DVD recorders aim for under your BRAVIA

Sony HDD-toting DVD recorders aim for under your BRAVIA

Sony has announced three new combination DVD recorder and hard-drive PVRs, boasting direct digital copying from compatible camcorders, 1080p upscaling and a choice of analogue or digital TV tuners.  The RDR-HX1080 and RDR-HXD1090 both come with a 500GB hard-drive, enough for 1420 hours of recordings at the lowest quality level (or 73 hours at HQ+ maximum quality).  The HXD1090 and HXD1095 both have a DVB-T digital terrestrial tuner alongside their analogue tuner.

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Microsoft Live Mesh promises consumer cloud computing

Microsoft Live Mesh promises consumer cloud computing

Aiming to bring user data together and aid collaboration, Microsoft have announced Live Mesh, an example of so-called 'cloud computing'. The system, eventually to be compatible with PCs, mobile devices and Apple's hardware, synchronizes data via the internet while also maintaining an online store that can be accessed from anywhere with web access. A free service (initially limited to 10,000 beta testers using Windows systems), it includes 5GB of online storage. Microsoft plan to extend both numbers and compatibility later on this year.

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The Skullcandy Hydration Backpack

The Skullcandy Hydration Backpack

For anyone who is actually going to leave their computers behind and head out into the great outdoors as the weather continues to warm up, you might want to check out this Skullcandy backpack. The Hydration Pack has a built in 72 oz. water bottle that features a bite valve and seeing as how it's Skullcandy it also keep you attached to your iPod.

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Gaming celebrity look-alikes

Gaming celebrity look-alikes

After staring at a game so long, eventually you start seeing things everywhere that remind you of it. Maybe certain people start looking like the hero of the game. Well someone finally took the time to point out a few celebrities that have a striking resemblance to different characters.

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Five new Satellite Pro Laptops from Toshiba

Five new Satellite Pro Laptops from Toshiba

Toshiba's new Satellite Pro laptops are affordable with price starting at $699 to $1149. The display sizes range from 13.3-inch to 17-inch displays, you're bound to find the right laptop for your business or personal needs. Aside from the nine different configurations, you get to pick from an Intel Centrino processor or AMD Dual core processors

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ASUS insists Eee battery issues sorted by June

ASUS insists Eee battery issues sorted by June

Asustek has announced that its battery shortage - which it was feared would significantly affect shipments of notebooks, particularly the popular Eee model - should be resolved by the end of Q2 this year. In March, the company warned that the shortage, which was affecting all manufacturers and not just Asustek's range, could lead to 40-percent of its Q2 orders being delayed. The problem had been caused by a fire at a major Korean battery factory owned by LG Chem.

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Averatec Voya ruggedized notebooks invite rough treatment

Averatec Voya ruggedized notebooks invite rough treatment

US-based computing company Averatec have announced two new semi-ruggedized notebooks, promising greater resilience to the knocks and scraps a working laptop often suffers. Fitting into the Voya series, the new additions consist of the 4473, which has a 14.1-inch 4:3 aspect display, and the 6494, which has a 15.4-inch widescreen display. While neither is meant to survive, say, a hod full of bricks landing on them, they're drop and vibration resistant, while the keyboard and trackpad are spill-resistant.

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Dell’s Bamboo Eco Computer

Dell’s Bamboo Eco Computer

I have come across the occasional bamboo device, keyboards and mice are what I've seen the most. Dell has decided to create a eco-friendly computer one that stands out quite a bit from the crowd. Not only does it feature a bamboo shell, it is filled with recycled materials like old bottles and milk jugs.

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