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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Fanatec RennSport Cockpit makes for interactive experience

Fanatec RennSport Cockpit makes for interactive experience

If you're looking for the ultimate way to get an interactive gaming experience the latest accessory from Fanatec might be of interest to you. It's called the RennSport Cockpit and it's a high-end input device that works with both PCs and consoles.

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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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Windows 7 desktop screenshot gives us first look

Windows 7 desktop screenshot gives us first look

Windows 7 is everywhere right now. And it's understandable. After all, it's hotly anticipated. But as embargoes lift, we're getting more and more tidbits from features to image leaks. For instance, this screenshot leaked out this morning during a developer's conference.

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BlackBerry Bold shows up at CompUSA; crazy expensive

BlackBerry Bold shows up at CompUSA; crazy expensive

Okay, so we just reported this morning that the BlackBerry Bold was available for pre-order from Best Buy for a whopping $660. And you might have found that to be outrageous. But CompUSA has them beat with a significantly higher price tag.

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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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Duracell to make flash memory products

Duracell to make flash memory products

Duracell, the world-renowned copper-top battery brand, are moving in a new direction. In fact, they have decided to step into the world of flash memory with SD, microSD, USB drives and Compactflash cards in an effort to expand the brand.  

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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.

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HP MediaSmart HDTV range axed?

Is the end at hand for HP’s MediaSmart HDTVs?  That’s the latest rumor surrounding the stream-friendly screens, with Chris Lanier reporting that HP are pulling the plug on their integrated TVs and concentrating instead on the standalone MediaSmart Connect set-top boxes.

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AT&T Samsung Epix SGH-i907 reviewed: Good, but too much trialware

AT&T Samsung Epix SGH-i907 reviewed: Good, but too much trialware

Samsung's Epix SGH-i907 has a lot riding on it.  Its AT&T predecessor, the BlackJack II, was a highly regarded Windows Mobile smartphone, and the competition has only got better since then.  On paper, the Epix looks pretty good: 3G HSPA, WiFi b/g, aGPS and a 2-megapixel camera; PocketNow have been testing it out to see whether it lives up to its listings.

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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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