Archive for July, 2008

Fujitsu Amilo Mini on video with interchangeable lid covers

Fujitsu Amilo Mini on video with interchangeable lid covers

Fujitsu's Amilo Mini netbook has made another appearance, this time on video and demonstrating its neat, clip-on lid covers that will obviously be made in a variety of colors.  The 8.9-inch budget ultraportable is pretty much a mystery machine right now, with the only thing known being that it runs Windows.

Check out the video after the cut

Yahoo! Music promises to ‘compensate’ download users

Yahoo! Music promises to ‘compensate’ download users

After surprising subscribers with the suggestion that they should bypass their own DRM, Yahoo! Music are now claiming that they will "compensate" those who have bought tracks from the service and for whom the DRM servers going offline would prevent future re-licencing.  Company spokesperson Carrie Davis told Information Week that Yahoo! would be examining situations on a case-by-case basis, although she couldn't disclose exactly what they would be offering:

"You'll be compensated for whatever you paid for the music.  We haven't said exactly what we will do, but we will take care of our customers" Carrie Davis, spokesperson, Yahoo! Music

Fabrik [re]drive claims most eco-cred for USB hard-drives

Fabrik [re]drive claims most eco-cred for USB hard-drives

External hard-drive manufacturer Fabrik have announced what they're calling "the world’s most energy-efficient, resource-conscious, Turbo USB 2.0 external storage and backup drive", the SimpleTech [re]drive.  Basically a 500GB USB 2.0 hard-drive, Fabrik have used bamboo and recycled aluminum for the enclosure and coupled it with an EnergyStar compliant power adaptor.

E-Lead Noahpad with touchpad keyboard unboxed

E-Lead Noahpad with touchpad keyboard unboxed

E-Lead's Noahpad UMPC showed up at CES 2008 with an Eee-alike casing, super-swivelling hinge and a dual-touchpad interface that recognised gestures and also typing using the printed key layout.  It's finally made it into the hands of UMPC Fever, and it looks like they've not even waited until they drove home in order to shoot the unboxing video. 

Check out the E-Lead Noahpad unboxing video after the cut

SlashGear Review – NZXT Sentry LX

SlashGear Review – NZXT Sentry LX

When you're overclocking, or even just have a higher-end gaming rig, you probably like to know just how hot things are getting inside your case. More so with overclocking, as you tend to run the risk of pushing your components a little to far and frying them due to the excessive heat. Usually your motherboard will come with a nice hardware monitoring utility, but I don't generally like those, as they take up valuable real estate on my desktop. Not to mention you can't always check temps during a gaming session without minimizing your screen. I prefer hardware gauges, such as the new Sentry LX from NZXT, which I have had the pleasure of using.

Melting Clock honors Salvadore Dali’s artwork

Melting Clock honors Salvadore Dali’s artwork

If you're on the lookout for a bit of quirky art, this clock takes on a similar shape to one featured in Salvadore Dali's The Persistence of Memory painting. This little clock if nothing else would definitely make for a nice conversation piece.