Archive for October, 2008

Axiotron ModBook retro-fit mod: Pen-enable your old MacBook

Axiotron ModBook retro-fit mod: Pen-enable your old MacBook

Axiotron, makers of the ModBook Mac Tablet that we were reviewed back in February, are now offering a service to convert any plastic Core 2 Duo MacBook into a pen-enabled slate.  The 'Modservice' adds a 512-pressure-level Wacom digitizer, glass screen, GPS and chromed display bezel, creating a tablet ideal for graphics professionals and mobile users.  It's cheaper than a brand new Modbook, too, starting at $1,299.

HP Mini 1000 netbook: 8.9 or 10.2-inch display, Atom CPU & 3G in December

HP Mini 1000 netbook: 8.9 or 10.2-inch display, Atom CPU & 3G in December

The HP Mini 1000 netbook has been officially announced. Borrowing much of the design style of the HP Mini-Note 2133, only with a cheaper plastic casing, four versions of the HP Mini 1000 will be on offer: each will use Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, a change from the VIA processor used in the 2133.  Available today, the HP Mini 1000 offers Windows XP Home on a choice of 8.9-inch 1024 x 600 or 10.2-inch 1024 x 600 BrightView displays, 512MB or 1GB of DDR2 RAM and either a 60GB 4,200rpm hard-drive or 8/16GB SSD. In mid-December, the Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition will launch, offering the 10.2-inch netbook with a casing matching the designer's Spring 2009 collection.  Then, in January 2009, the HP Mini 1000 with MIE (Mobile Internet Experience), a custom HP Linux build, will launch.

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SlashDeal: Dash Express GPS for $199 at Amazon

SlashDeal: Dash Express GPS for $199 at Amazon

If you're in the market for a new GPS, you might end up spending more than you needed to. Hopefully this SlashDeal will save you some cash. Check it out! A Dash Express GPS for just $199 on Amazon right now.

Normally priced at $299, you get a $100 savings, on the Dash Express. This GPS can offer a comprehensive solution to your traffic problems. It features the Dash Driver Network with super accurate traffic information and access to the Internet from the comfort of your car.

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Verizon FiOS experiment is paying off

Verizon FiOS experiment is paying off

Verizon definitely has something to be happy about today. The company's fiber lines are paying off in a big way. And to think, no one thought it was a good idea when they invested?

Verizon took a chance by investing $23 billion in residential FiOS networks. A lot of analysts thought it wasn't worth it, but subscriber growth rates have proven that idea otherwise. DSL and landline subscribers are shrinking, but FiOS and wireless subscribers are definitely on the wise.

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