Archive for Nov 21, 2008

Ubisoft’s Far Cry 2 DLC to be released soon

Ubisoft’s Far Cry 2 DLC to be released soon

Ubisoft will be releasing a DLC pack for Far Cry 2 and it looks like you won't have to wait very long for the update. In fact, before November ends, you should be able to get the DLC, which is called "The Fortune's Pack."

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MSI Wind U120 Netbook announced

MSI Wind U120 Netbook announced

MSI has just announced their latest offering, the Wind U120 Netbook. And following right in line with its predecessor, this Wind U120 packs in the features while making affordability a priority, which is especially important in our increasingly budget-conscious world.

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AMD Phenom II Shanghai to reach 4GHz with fan-based cooling

AMD Phenom II Shanghai to reach 4GHz with fan-based cooling

AMD is working hard to make their clock speed relevant again with their latest Shanghai architecture for their Phenom II processors. In fact, these quad-core desktop processor chips bring official clock speeds up to 3GHz and make it so 4GHz is possible overclocking while just using fan cooling alone.

Extreme cooling methods improve performance even more. Dry ice as a cooling method provides for about 5GHz and liquid nitrogen provided 6.3GHz. These are some seriously impressive improvements, if you ask me.

Apparently, they were made possible by decreasing the size from 65nm to 45nm, which reduced heat and power usage. You can expect the Phenom II to be released early next year. It should be interesting, because this will definitely relight the flame beneath the AMD/Intel competition. AMD has the whole  budget thing on it's side, too.

Creative Zen Moo MP3 Players are cow-tastic

Creative Zen Moo MP3 Players are cow-tastic

In case you're on the hunt for a totally unique MP3 player, then you might want to consider the Creative Zen Moo MP3 Player. Yes, you read that right. These little MP3 players are designed in the shape of a cow and are feature-filled.

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S3 Chrome 500 series graphics chips announced

S3 Chrome 500 series graphics chips announced

S3, the graphics label for VIA, announced their Chrome 500 series graphics chips yesterday, offering up a competitor to the Radeon HD 4350 line as well as other budget cards that provide features at a much lower price.

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ZAGG Z.buds earphones announced

ZAGG Z.buds earphones announced

ZAGG is pretty well known for their accessories and these new Z.buds earphones just add to that fact, adding one more category to the company's product range. Interestingly enough, the Z.buds have already received the status of 2009 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase Honoree.

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Princeton Jive Box Ipod Dock cranks 90 Watts with Digital Amp

Princeton presents the Jive Box 2.1 channels boom box with an integrated dock for your Ipod. The manufacturer wants to remind you not to be scared of the 90 watts high power Ipod companion; unlike traditional amplifier, the 3 ways designed speaker system play loud tunes with energy efficient digital amp and will not run up your power bills.

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Fujitsu put IPx7 Waterproof high end cell phone to test

Forget the cheesy weather proof feature or having a pelican case for your cell phone. The Futjisu F-01A goes beyond Slashproof, offers feature-rich handset with IPx5 and IPx7 waterproof protection. The F-01A is no ordinary cell phone with few O-rings; it’s a fully loaded “docomo PRIME series” mobile phones with GSM, GPS, Bluetooth, fingerprint sensor, and has a 5.2MP CMOS sensor for still image capture which also sports a 3.5-inch TFT LCD with ultra wide 854×480 resolution screen.

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Nanovision MIMO UM-710 & UM-730 USB displays Review

Nanovision MIMO UM-710 & UM-730 USB displays Review

It's a rare occasion when one of the gadgets Korean customers are blessed with deigns to cross over to shores further afield; so rare, in fact, that you can help but have high-hopes for them.  Nanovision's MIMO 7-inch USB displays endeared themselves when first announced, and became only more attractive when the company confirmed US and European availability.  We've had the UM-710 and UM-730 on our desk for the past week; are they legitimate productivity enhancers, or just another USB ornament?

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Samsung SyncMaster 2494HS 23.6-inch full-HD display

Samsung SyncMaster 2494HS 23.6-inch full-HD display

Samsung's latest full-HD display, the SyncMaster 2494HS, has come out to play, complete with a 23.6-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution LCD panel, 300cd/m2 brightness and 1,000:1 contrast ratio.  The 2494HS also supports screen rotation for portrait or landscape use.

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Mercedes myCOMAND in-car PC concept demo

Mercedes myCOMAND in-car PC concept demo

Mercedes Benz have announced their latest myCOMAND "Internet-Based Infortainment System" at the LA Motor Show, and while the name might be a bit tacky the system itself is anything but.  Controlled by a multifunction dial and joystick, the system makes the most of a large, high-resolution LCD display to offer VoIP, a web browser, GPS with satellite imagery and a hard-drive based media server.

 

Video demonstration of myCOMAND after the cut

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Missing Netflix films ‘not Xbox specific’ claim Sony Pictures

Missing Netflix films ‘not Xbox specific’ claim Sony Pictures

Amid suggestions that they attempted to undermine the launch of the New Xbox Experience update, Sony Pictures have denied that the disappearance of its content from the Xbox 360 Netflix portal was a strike against Microsoft.  Instead, Sony claim that the issue is one regarding licencing in general, rather than specifically as it concerns the 360.

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