Archive for October, 2008

Iomega StorCenter ix2 NAS Review – 1TB Edition

Iomega StorCenter ix2 NAS Review – 1TB Edition

Backup isn't generally seen as glamorous, and the Iomega StorCenter ix2 is unlikely to change that perception. A sober gray box, the ix2 is as compact as dual 3.5-inch SATA-II hard-drives will let it be. However inside there lurks an iTunes-compatible media server, printer sharing facility and optional CCTV recording and Bluetooth file transfers, all for a competitive entry price. Can the StorCenter ix2's hidden charms change our mind about the unbearable dullness of archiving?

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Acer Aspire One A150 in black with 6-cell battery

Acer Aspire One A150 in black with 6-cell battery

Photos of a black Acer Aspire One with a 6-cell battery pack have emerged, believed to be the Aspire One A150.  The photos are by Flickr user unten44; specifications of the netbook are in keeping with the current Aspire One netbook range, with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard-drive.  In fact, the only key difference other than the case color is the battery life, which Acer rate for up to 6hrs use.

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Sonos Controller app for iPhone & iPod touch, plus Pandora & Last.fm with 2.7 update

Sonos Controller app for iPhone & iPod touch, plus Pandora & Last.fm with 2.7 update

Sonos have released their first official app for the iPhone and iPod touch, which adds controller functionality to the touchscreen devices and allows them to manage the company's networked audio players.  The software, which is a free download through the AppStore, brings not only the full functionality from the official Sonos controller but adds touch-control and text-driven media searching. 

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