Archive for Oct 28, 2008

Raon Digital Everun Note D24S & S16S video demo

Raon Digital Everun Note D24S & S16S video demo

After Raon Digital announced their two new SSD-based Everun Note models, the S16S and D24S, we've been waiting to see how the switch to solid-state storage affects their performance.  Given that the original Everun Note was known as something of a pocket power-house, only held back by its traditional 60GB hard-drive, the stakes are certainly high.  UMPCPortal's Steve has just received the Everun Note S16S and D24S, and tested them out in a huge 2hr marathon.

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Guitar Hero: World Tour drum synchronization issue?

Guitar Hero: World Tour drum synchronization issue?

The first Guitar Hero: World Tour feedback is coming in, after the game was officially released yesterday, and it's a mixed bag.  Some gamers are reporting poor drum synchronization when playing in band mode, with problems calibrating the drum response to the rest of the instruments.  There are also some sporadic claims of poor quality control, with some of the drum pads failing to recognize hits.

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BlackBerry Bold gets $660 unsubsidized Best Buy price tag

BlackBerry Bold gets $660 unsubsidized Best Buy price tag

It's not often we get to call a $660 cellphone a bargain, but if you'd been saving up for an unsubsidized AT&T BlackBerry Bold thinking that Best Buy's price would be $679.99, you'll be pleased by the news that it's actually come in at "just" $659.99.  The smartphone is currently listed as 'backordered', with delivery expected in 1-2 weeks.

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LG X110 netbook unboxed, benchmarked, opened-up; Updated with Video

LG X110 netbook unboxed, benchmarked, opened-up; Updated with Video

You've seen it live and bare, now see the LG X110 netbook stripped from its packaging and paraded.  UMPC Fever have unboxed the 10.1-inch budget ultraportable and not stopped when they got to the plastic; they've also cracked the X110 open to scope out possible upgrade points. 

Update: Check out the video unboxing after the cut

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Windows 7 pre-beta features leaked

Windows 7 pre-beta features leaked

We've been hearing about Windows 7 for quite some time now and as information leaks out, we're getting a better idea about what this new operating system will contain. Specifically, it's very Vista-esque. However, today we've learned the pre-beta release, which is set to be distributed to developers at PDC, will not be outfitted with all the Windows 7 beta has to offer. 

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Two Australian men make perpetual motion machine

Two Australian men make perpetual motion machine

Wouldn't it be nice if electricity were free? Well, that's precisely what these two men from Australian thought. In fact, they've whipped up a perpetual motion machine that could save you money and let you produce your own energy. Maybe. 

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Gene Simmons Axe Guitar is perfect rockin’ accessory

Gene Simmons Axe Guitar is perfect rockin’ accessory

If you're a Guitar Hero or Rock Band diehard, then this is an accessory you just can't live without. I mean, look at it! The Gene Simmons Axe Guitar is in the shape of a battle axe and just screams awesome.

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Cowon O2 touchscreen PMP released

Cowon O2 touchscreen PMP released

If you've been waiting for the O2, you're in luck. Cowon has officially announced the release of their O2 touchscreen portable media player today and it packs in quite a few features.

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JVC no longer to produce standalone VCRs

JVC no longer to produce standalone VCRs

Today, is the end of an era, folks. The age of the standalone VCR has officially come to an end. And while many people might have thought it had already closed its chapter, JVC did for real today.
 

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ILVE VELA Rangehood is for the serious cook

ILVE VELA Rangehood is for the serious cook

I love kitchen gizmos because anything that can make cooking easier, I'm all for it. But the ILVE VELA rangehood brings a whole new level of technology into the kitchen.

This new device is a rangehood outfitted with a 10-inch LCD monitor. That way you can look at a screen right above your stove. Talk about convenient. And with it up high like that, it's out of the way of splatter and food particles, unlike screens that sit on counters.

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Fallout 3 gets a midnight launch

Fallout 3 gets a midnight launch

If you're like many gamers out there, you're anxiously awaiting the release of Fallout 3, Bethesda's latest offering, then you'll be glad to hear the time is almost here. The game is set to be released tomorrow, October 28th, but you can get your hands on the game earlier than most by attending one of the midnight releases.

A few Best Buy locations will open their doors tonight at midnight to let happy gamers purchase the game for immediate playing. This game is hotly anticipated, and for good reason. It's full of story, great graphics, interesting decision-making and more.

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Violet Mir:ror connects all your items by RFID

Violet Mir:ror connects all your items by RFID

Just last week we talked about a patent Apple got for a RFID technology that would connect all of your personal items. But now look at this! the Mir:ror from Violet offers up something pretty similar in the here and now.
 

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