Archive for April, 2008

We7 launched, offers 500,000 DRM-free MP3s at no cost

We7 launched, offers 500,000 DRM-free MP3s at no cost

The free download service We7 is finally here, and claimed to offers 500,000 tracks of music from Sony BMG label and independent artists. These tracks are available to users for free and not protected by any kind of DRM, however it comes with pre-roll advertising that starts before the music track begins and lasts only several seconds.

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Apple refreshes iMac with faster processor and FSB

Apple refreshes iMac with faster processor and FSB

As predicted by many online publications, Apple has released its new and updated iMac. Apple upgrades its lowest end iMac with 2.4Ghz processor and with the top of the line reaches 3.06Ghz. All the CPUs are running at 1066Mhz Front-side bus and feature 6MB L2 cache.

The Solar-Energy Saving Cordless Fan

The Solar-Energy Saving Cordless Fan

If you intend upon doing any camping this summer but can't live without a few gadgets, this solar powered fan might be just the thing to help you out. I know for many, camp sites without any power whatsoever are fun but they do need a fan an alarm clock and maybe even a charger for small gadgets.

The Space Invaders Cutting Board

The Space Invaders Cutting Board

Even in the kitchen gamers need ways to express their geeky selves. Beyond fridge magnets there aren't a ton of ways to do that. Well now one Etsy seller is offering this cutting board to keep you attached to the classics.

Psystar customer demos Open Computer, but who exactly is the target audience?

Psystar customer demos Open Computer, but who exactly is the target audience?

Psystar's Open Computer video demo may have prompted more questions than it perhaps answered, but it did encourage one Gizmodo reader Patrick (username Whiskeyfrown) to reveal that he'd not only put down the money for a non-Apple system running OS X but had already taken delivery of it.  At the time, his comments were:

"I used this machine all day today at work without a hiccup. So far everything is working perfectly (something I can’t say about my G5 it’s replacing) Photoshop, Firefox, VMware Fusion (I know…ironic) as well as the OS itself all performed as expected" Patrick (Whiskeyfrown)

Now Patrick has produced a video of his Psystar system in action, including tracing the VGA cable from tower to monitor just to confirm it's not some under-the-table Mac doing all the hard work.

iMac refresh appearing on Retail stock systems [Updated]

iMac refresh appearing on Retail stock systems [Updated]

[Update: They've been announced!] Rumors began last week that Apple was prepping an iMac refresh, two months after rejuvenating the MacBook and MacBook Pro lines.  Now retailers are discretely reporting new model numbers appearing on their stock systems.  The assumption is still that Apple will officially release the new desktops tomorrow, and while screen size options are expected to stay the same that hasn't stopped some SlashGear readers dreaming:

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Lenovo IdeaPad U110 $1,899 pre-orders start Tuesday

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 $1,899 pre-orders start Tuesday

Lenovo have released a promotional video and - even more exciting - a firm pre-order date for their IdeaPad U110 ultraportable.  The notebook, which was announced back in January just prior to CES 2008, has an 11-inch screen with a "frameless" zero-profile bezel, 1.3-megapixel webcam and face-recognition biometrics.  Lenovo will be open to U110 pre-orders tomorrow, Tuesday 29th April, with the notebook priced at $1,899.

 

Check out the video of the IdeaPad U110 after the cut 

FC Mobile Portable NES for classic gaming on the move

FC Mobile Portable NES for classic gaming on the move

Not quite as cool as fitting a full NES console into one of the actual cartridges, FC Mobile's portable NES console does actually let you play the games while on the move.  Running on a few AA batteries, the handheld has a 2.4-inch LCD screen and internal stereo speakers (together with a headphone socket if all that 8-bit music starts to frustrate your fellow passengers on the train).  Alternatively, you can hook it up to your TV via the included AV cable.

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