Archive for Nov 24, 2008

Touchscreen Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook mod

Touchscreen Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook mod

The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is the latest netbook to get an aftermarket touchscreen.  The work of MyDellMini forum member Deldotb, the touchscreen connects via USB and, with Linux drivers easily available, works throughout the netbook system.

Video demos of the Inspiron Mini 9 touchscreen mod after the cut

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Clarion MiND MID launches for $650: GPS, WiFi & mediocre battery

Clarion MiND MID launches for $650: GPS, WiFi & mediocre battery

Clarion's MiND Mobile Internet Device (MID) has finally been launched, offering GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth in an ultraportable format.  Controlled via a 4.8-inch WVGA touchscreen, the MiND has a 4GB SSD, microSD card slot and comes preloaded with maps of the US and Canada.  POIs are offered up by Google Maps.

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook gets $100 32GB SSD option

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook gets $100 32GB SSD option

Dell have doubled the amount of solid-state storage available on their Inspiron Mini 9 netbook, in the shape of a new 32GB SSD option.  A $100 upgrade from the basic 4GB drive, the new 32GB brings the Mini 9 neatly back into competition with the latest Eee PC models.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 47 2008

Most anticipated news this week was the launch of the BlackBerry Storm on Verizon Wireless, RIM’s first touchscreen handset.  If you’re at all considering the Storm then make sure to check out our two part super-review: part one is here, part two is here.

Meanwhile, Apple released firmware 2.2 for the iPhone, bringing with it Street View and over-the-air podcast downloads among other things.  Check out the full details of the upgrade here.  That release was followed in short order by QuickPwn for v2.2.  What the new firmware didn’t include was MMS messaging, but that might be arriving sooner rather than later if Mobispine have their way.

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QuickPwn for iPhone 2.2 released

QuickPwn for iPhone 2.2 released

The iPhone Dev Team have released a version of QuickPwn that will work with the latest iPhone firmware, version 2.2.  The software, which is available for both Mac and Windows users, will allow third-party apps to be loaded as well as other unofficial modifications to the handset.  However it is not a baseband unlock.

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Virgin America in-flight WiFi test, plus YouTube Live launch, coming up!

Virgin America in-flight WiFi test, plus YouTube Live launch, coming up!

SlashGear is taking to the skies later on today, for Virgin America's WiFi Launch Beta Flight.  The first demonstration of the in-flight internet service, we'll be brushing aside the complementary rice crackers in favor of surfing the internet.  Then, we'll be heading straight for the YouTube Live event, to bring you all the details.

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Unboxing MacBook Air (late 2008 model)

Unboxing MacBook Air (late 2008 model)

When the MacBook Air launched, not only was there hardly anything on the PC manufacturers shelves to match it, Apple themselves didn't have another product like it.  Now, with the arrival of the late-2008 model unibody MacBook and MacBook Pro, people had started to question exactly whether the Air's ULV processor and relatively scant performance were one sacrifice too many.  Apple have responded by releasing the new, late-2008 MacBook Air: on the outside it looks pretty much the same, but under the hood the Cupertino company is keen to stress how different things are.  Check out our unboxing video after the cut.

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iPhone firmware 2.2 update details roundup

iPhone firmware 2.2 update details roundup

Now that we have all had an opportunity to upgrade to the newest version of the iPhone firmware 2.2, it is very clear that there are a lot of changes made to this version. From what we have seen, every single one of the reported features is present and working very well.

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MacBooks get performance slump when battery is removed

MacBooks get performance slump when battery is removed

Now this is just plain strange. Apparently the latest Apple MacBook line is showing off some seriously unusual behavior. In fact, the entire system gets bogged down when the battery is removed. How's that for strange?

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Han Solo Carbonite USB Drive is cute

If you don’t mind your Star Wars memorabilia with a healthy dose of cutesy, kitschy appeal, then you’ll most likely appreciate the Han Solo Carbonite USB Drive. I mean, you can store your data, and remember how Han Solo was frozen in agony in carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back.

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Atomic Floyd AirJax headphones made from Titanium2; acoustic steel

Atomic Floyd AirJax headphones made from Titanium2; acoustic steel

While you might have never heard of Atomic Floyd before, they are definitely doing a good job at becoming memorable in the overcrowded headphone industry. Take these AirJax headphones, for example. They're made from unique materials and sport a seriously stylish look.

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T-Mobile USA boosts wireless data prices

T-Mobile USA boosts wireless data prices

Even though this was expected, it's still a bit of a bummer. It seems T-Mobile has decided to boost their wireless data prices for customers that have plans with the carrier on smartphones. Like during the whole credit crisis, people need their monthly bills increased.

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