Archive for Sep 25, 2008

Future Shop Mac placeholders fuel MacBook rumors

Future Shop Mac placeholders fuel MacBook rumors

Best Buy's Canadian subsidiary Future Shop has sparked further Apple rumors after introducing a number of new Mac placeholders in their stock management system.  The addition of the six records is consistent with previously observed new launch practice; however, according to one Best Buy insider, Future Shop has made the change based not on Apple advice but on rumor.

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ASUS Eee PC 901 gets HSUPA high-speed WWAN

ASUS have announced an HSDPA/HSUPA option for the Eee PC 901 series of netbooks, which will enable the ultraportables to access high-speed cellular data networks when on the move.  The Eee PC 901 with 3.75G will be able to access download and upload rates of 7.2 Mbps and 2 Mbps respectively, network dependent.

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Dell M109S DLP Micro Projector reviewed: Mobile Pro’s Dream

Dell M109S DLP Micro Projector reviewed: Mobile Pro’s Dream

With power consumption at 34W, Dell's M109S DLP Micro Projector is never going to end up squashed inside a cellphone, but for the mobile presenter the 0.8lb device could be a godsend.  Capable of throwing a 858 x 600 SVGA image from either composite or VGA, Popular Mechanics have been putting a prototype of the M109S through its paces, and despite some color concerns come away impressed.

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Movea Gyration Air Mouse offers surface-less control

Movea Gyration Air Mouse offers surface-less control

The Movea Air Mouse was announced yesterday and it is to take the computer mouse off the desk and bring it into the air, literally. Meant to be a part of the Gyration line, the Air Mouse is the perfect solution for cramped desktops or mouse-unfriendly surfaces.

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Darth Vader Sculpted Wall Clock is watching you

Darth Vader Sculpted Wall Clock is watching you

Okay, so it's not really watching you, but this Darth Vader Sculpted Wall Clock made by Wesco Limited is a tad bit creepy and would be a very bad idea for an accessory in a child's room.
 

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Humanscale Switch Mouse is ergonomic dream for the ambidextrous

Humanscale Switch Mouse is ergonomic dream for the ambidextrous

The Humanscale Switch Mouse is definitely an ergonomic option for those seeking a computer mouse that does not exacerbate problems like carpel tunnel syndrome. However, this mouse's features do not stop at ergonomics.

In fact, it is called the Switch, because it can be used by both left and right handed individuals, making it an ambidextrous device. The ergonomic component rests in the adjustable nature of the mouse. It has a palm rest that can be adjusted for your comfort.

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Musical road gets repaved after drivers complain

Musical road gets repaved after drivers complain

Sometimes consumers complain about things that are just petty. But this time, I'm going to have to side with drivers traveling through Lancaster, CA that have to put up with a harmonic segment of road.
 

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Semi-Circle Headphones let you groove and stay aware

Semi-Circle Headphones let you groove and stay aware

There's nothing wrong with listening to music while on the go. It's a great diversion and distraction from things like a long commute, a walk or a long wait in a line. But wearing headphones or earbuds can block out too much of the world sometimes and cause accidents.

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Pinhole Camera in real skull is beyond creepy

Pinhole Camera in real skull is beyond creepy

I'm all for highly original, concept products and interesting designs. But when you start using actual human body parts for your gadgets, well, that's where I jump off the boat.

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ThinkGeek Electronic Drum Kit T-Shirt takes portable instrumentation to the extreme

ThinkGeek Electronic Drum Kit T-Shirt takes portable instrumentation to the extreme

ThinkGeek is always coming up with innovative and interesting products for the geek in all of us. And the Electronic Drum Kit T-shirt is no different. It combines, you guessed it, an electronic drum kit with a shirt that you can wear and even wash.

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Casio’s Quarter High Definition 2-Inch LCD has highest Pixel Density

Casio Japan has today announced an unprecedented high density two-inch LCD with 546 pixel-per-inch. The compact LCD uses a a-Si TFT (amorphous silicon thin-film transistor) color liquid crystal display combines with company’s proprietary HAST (hyper-amorphous silicon TFT) technology; boasts a higher resolution and a higher aperture ratio display with resolution of Quarter High Resolution (960×540). The QHD LCD module is capable to display 16.77milion colors and has a view angle of 160 degrees.

Apple iPhone 3G online purchase system launched: paperwork online, collect in-store

Apple iPhone 3G online purchase system launched: paperwork online, collect in-store

Apple have launched an online iPhone 3G purchase system that promises to shave a little time off of picking up a new handset.  While you're unable to fully order an iPhone 3G and have it delivered, what the system does let you do is enter your details, select your plan and basically complete all the dull paperwork, before dropping in to your nearest Apple store to physically collect the cellphone.

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