Archive for July, 2008

Open Tech Inc next to take on Apple with OS X-running PC

Open Tech Inc next to take on Apple with OS X-running PC

When Apple sued OS X clone-maker Psystar earlier this month, some commenters suggested that multiple other cloners could spring up depending on the outcome of the case.  Open Tech Inc. don't appear to have the patience to wait, however; the company will apparently be selling two new computers that, while not coming with OS X pre-installed, will nonetheless be able to run the Apple OS should the buyer choose so.

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Dell Studio Hybrid mini PC official: stylish but no powerhouse

Dell Studio Hybrid mini PC official: stylish but no powerhouse

Dell have officially announced the Studio Hybrid mini desktop PC, powered by Intel's Core 2 Duo T8100 Penryn processor and starting from $499.  Gigabit ethernet, HDMI and DVI video outputs and 1GB of RAM are standard for the Vista machine, with slot-loading Blu-ray a $250 option and draft-N WiFi a $70 option.  PC Magazine has already reviewed the Hybrid, describing it as "stylish, compact and unburdened by crapware"; however they also criticised the lack of expansion potential (particularly the inability to spec a separate graphics card) and the fact that a large chunk of the cost is for the attractive design.

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Microsoft Surface Sphere demos early: no plans for release

Microsoft Surface Sphere demos early: no plans for release

Microsoft isn't set to officially unveil its Surface Sphere until Demofest 2008 kicks off, but that hasn't stopped Seattle PI's Todd Bishop from running his hands-on story a little early.  The multitouch-sensitive display, a spherical version of the original Microsoft Surface table, is intended as a design exercise or "an exploration of ideas", according to project leader Hrvoje Benko, and not planned for a commercial release.

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Connection Headaches: When will cars catch up?

Connection Headaches: When will cars catch up?

How much praise does a manufacturer want for a aux-in socket?  Read through either the marketing for a new car, or a car review, and there's generally an unusually large amount of interest heaped on the stereo having an input for your PMP.  Contrast that, say, with one of our own reviews - a notebook, perhaps, or a cellphone - where the progress from one generation of devices to the next is often surprising; why are the car manufacturers so slow to catch up?

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Headphone Muffs to escape the heat somewhere cold

Headphone Muffs to escape the heat somewhere cold

For those of you that like to leave all the summer heat and head out for a bit of snowboarding, well, you're all freaks. Alright, maybe not freaks exactly, but its still wrong, because I said so mostly. Well one DIYer decided to make these warm squishy headphones that keep your head warm while keeping your tunes going.

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Ice Red Bags comes out with two new styles

Ice Red Bags comes out with two new styles

Ice Red Bags have a couple new laptop bags to keep your laptop bag stylishly protected. They are both very different from each other, one being more sporty and the other a bit retro.

The Urban Laptop Tote Bag is the sportier style, it will hold up to a 15.4” laptop. It also has compartments for your smaller electronics and other random objects you may need to carry around. It comes in blue, red, gray and black.

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