Archive for Oct 31, 2008

Magellan Maestro 4350 GPS revealed

Magellan Maestro 4350 GPS revealed

It's nice to see something new from Magellan again. That company has been a little quiet lately. But yesterday, they announced their newest in-car GPS device and it's called the Magellan Maestro 4350 series.

These new models include the Maestro 4350 and the Maestro 4370. Both are super portable and feature the OneTouch interface, offering up fast and easy selection of favorited destinations. This makes it much easier to select frequently traveled destinations while on the go, without having to stop and go through a complex set of menus.

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Recon Scout Robot can be thrown

Recon Scout Robot can be thrown

This is one piece of robotic technology I wouldn't want to mess around with. And though it might not look very intimidating, this Recon Scout robot is definitely prepared to do some stealthy surveillance.

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Hand Crank Locomotives are the best gift ever

Hand Crank Locomotives are the best gift ever

I'm sure many people wanted toy train sets when they were a kid. But one that you can actually ride in? Well, that sort of luxury was reserved for Ricky Schroeder on Silver Spoons. Oh yeah. I made a Silver Spoons reference.

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Panasonic announces electronics recycling program

Panasonic announces electronics recycling program

It seems everyone is getting a little bit greener these days. And that's a good thing, especially when it comes to electronics, which are known to produce harmful toxins and are made from plastics that don't biodegrade. But now, Panasonic has come up with a new recycling program to put a stop to the waste.

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HTC Touch HD: Video Demo and Q&A

HTC Touch HD: Video Demo and Q&A

We're still getting to grips with the HTC Touch HD smartphone, putting it through its paces before the definitive SlashGear review, but we thought we'd share some demo video and answer a few of the questions you've been putting to us.  This is obviously a highly-anticipated device, and we can tell you now that, while in some areas it excels, there are still some frustrating omissions.  Check out the full demo video after the cut, together with the Q&A.

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HP TouchSmart now open to developers

HP TouchSmart now open to developers

In an effort to expand the number of compatible applications, HP has just opened up the HP TouchSmart to third party developers. This should help bring more touch-friendly applications to the device.

Microsoft rolls out “I’m a PC” kiosks outside Apple stores

Microsoft rolls out “I’m a PC” kiosks outside Apple stores

Microsoft has really ramped up their advertising efforts as of late with their "I'm a PC" ads, but now they're taking it one step further by placing kiosks outside of Apple stores.

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Softbank Sharp Aquos Fulltouch 931SH is impressive

Softbank Sharp Aquos Fulltouch 931SH is impressive

This cell phone is definitely worth talking about. The Softbank Sharp Aquos Fulltouch 931SH phone features a crystal clear screen, quality specs and a generally stylish appeal that many would flock to.

The screen is the biggest draw here, no question. Sporting a 1024 x 480 resolution, this 3.8-inch display is actually a touchscreen. Funnily enough, the resolution is similar to that which is provided on notebooks, not cell phones, so this is really a cut above.

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EA Games laying off 6% of employees

EA Games laying off 6% of employees

The poor economy is showing itself all over the place these days and it seems even the gaming industry is affected. EA Games is set to lay off about 600 employees to save money, cut costs and reduce their losses.

After experiencing losses of $310 million, which is up 63% from last year, EA has decided to lay off 6% of their employees in what they're calling a "global reduction." The main purpose of the lay-off is to incur a savings of $50 million. Hiring will also reduce drastically and open positions will be closed.

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The Bentley Laptop by Ego Lifestyle is big on luxury; lacks specs

The Bentley Laptop by Ego Lifestyle is big on luxury; lacks specs

Wow. This thing is fancy. But fancy isn't necessarily the be all and end all of technology. Take this latest creation from Ego Lifestyle. It sure is fancy, but it lacks the guts to be a real competitor. Not that it's trying to compete in the standard laptop market or anything. 

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PSP-3000 interlacing issue explained

PSP-3000 interlacing issue explained

We've talked about the PSP-3000 interlacing issue before here on SlashGear, but now it seems some have discovered precisely why the problem popped up in the first place. To be brief, it's all about the color blue.

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Genius MetalStrike PC Joystick keeps your hand cool

Genius MetalStrike PC Joystick keeps your hand cool

If you use a joystick to shoot down space ships or navigate the skies in some PC games, then this new offering from Genius might be perfect for you. The MetalStrike PC Joystick keeps your hand cool to the touch, even during an intense gaming session.

The joystick sports air conditioning. Yes, you heard correctly. There are three different levels of air conditioning built into this thing that is designed to keep your hand from getting sweaty as well as 13 buttons that can programmed to perform whatever tasks you would like.

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