Archive for August, 2008

Virtual Mirror makes trying on clothes a snap

Virtual Mirror makes trying on clothes a snap

I may be the only girl in the world that doesn't particularly love trying on clothes. Sure, I like getting new threads but having to go through that process is both tedious and time consuming. But now, the Virtual Mirror promises to make trying on clothes a breeze, and you don't even have to take off your jacket. 

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Acer issues Aspire X1200 HDMI hotfix

Acer issues Aspire X1200 HDMI hotfix

Yesterday we posted about an issue some Acer users were having with their Aspire X1200 HTPCs, in which a BIOS update to solve some network card instability ended up wiping out their HDMI support.  The choice many owners were facing was to add an aftermarket network card or live without the HDMI port.  Now Acer has been in touch, with a new hotfix that the say will address the issue.

Sony BRAVIA Theater BDV-IT1000: Blu-ray & DVD upscaling in a box

Sony BRAVIA Theater BDV-IT1000: Blu-ray & DVD upscaling in a box

Sony has given the indecisive and easily confused a straightforward way to upgrade to Blu-ray, surround sound and network media, with the announcement of the BRAVIA Theater BDV-IT1000 home cinema system.  Built around a main unit with Blu-ray, DVD upscaling, 1080/24p picture resolution, Deep Color and x.v.Colour, and packing 700W of amplification, the BDV-IT1000 setup introduces Sony's latest super-slim speakers with finger-sized full-range drive units.

Rotel 15 Series flagship processors, amps & receivers

Rotel 15 Series flagship processors, amps & receivers

Looking both expensive and intimidating, this chunk of hifi equipment is part of Rotel's new 15 Series range [pdf link], set for its official launch at CEDIA 2008. Comprising multichannel home theater receivers, a preamp-processor and power amplifiers, as well as power amplifiers designed exclusively for custom-installation, they slot neatly in as Rotel's new flagship offerings.

Ultrasone PRO 900 $599 headphones with S-Logic Plus

Ultrasone PRO 900 $599 headphones with S-Logic Plus

German audiophile headphone manufacturer Ultrasone has announced the PRO 900, its first headphones with S-Logic Plus technology.  S-Logic apparently reduces sound pressure on the listener's ear drums, as well as improving tonal perception.  The PRO 900's also have 40mm titan-plated drivers, with a 6Hz to 42kHz frequency range.

Android Market announced: Google’s own App Store

Android Market announced: Google’s own App Store

Google have announced their rival to Apple's App Store, the Android Market.  Intended to allow users of Android-based devices - whether cellphones or otherwise - to download new apps and other software directly to the handset, Google have confirmed that a beta version of the service will be present on the first commercially available Android cellphones.

Logitech Squeezebox Boom wireless network music player

Logitech Squeezebox Boom wireless network music player

Logitech have introduced the Squeezebox Boom, in effect the company's Squeezebox network music player with built-in amplification and speakers.  Setup is straightforward - plug into the mains, enter your WiFi password - and then you have the pleasure of bi-amped 3-inch woofers and 3/4-inch tweeters (with a 24-bit Burr Brown D/A converter behind the scenes) to enjoy either music stored elsewhere on your network or streaming from Rhapsody, Last.FM, Slacker, Pandora and Sirius.

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