Archive for Oct 28, 2008

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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Dell Optiplex line gets a refresh

Dell Optiplex line gets a refresh

Dell is keeping up with the pack as they've announced plans to refresh their Optiplex desktop line today. Most interesting is the Atom processor-based computer that's slated to be super thin.

The updated machines use less power and would be a wise investment for those with older computer models that are power hogs. That's the hope anyway, in pushing new computers out the door in the midst of a recession. But the Optiplex line up updates are compelling. Included will be more availability for Flexible Computing and Manage Desktop services.

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TV prices have fallen in September

TV prices have fallen in September

TV prices are pretty much in a free fall. And even though it seemed all of the huge price drops had already passed by, HDTVs continue to get price cuts and in September, prices fell 22 percent in all categories.

According to a survey by DisplaySearch, large TV models got the biggest price drops in comparison to the same time last year. In fact, the largest popular size, which is 52-inch LCDs, fell by 30 percent. That's pretty staggering. In contrast, 20-inch LCD screens only got a 4 percent reduction.

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Mitsubishi LASERVUE L65-A90 Laser TV now Shipping

Mitsubishi LASERVUE L65-A90 Laser TV now Shipping

The 65-inch Mitsubishi LASERVUE Rear Projection TV has been receiving great deal of attentions since its announcement in early April. It’s not only the first laser powered HDTV but also capable of displaying wider color gamut- with twice the HDTV color space, 3D-ready viewing technology, contrasty and colorful images with performance equivalent or better of Kuro TV- all at one third of power consumption with comparable models.

FieldCREW User Research Tablet concept

FieldCREW User Research Tablet concept

Looking like a cross between a Speak & Spell and a Star Trek tricorder, this tablet concept by the Bressler Group's Rob Tannen is intended for user researchers gathering product design feedback.  Called the FieldCREW User Research Concept Platform, it includes wireless, remotely controlled tracking video cameras to observe user interaction, wireless tagging units that automatically record a "review this" point on the timeline, and subvocalization microphones that allow the researcher to record discrete observations.

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