Archive for Nov 26, 2008

Garmin Nuvifone set to launch in early 2009

Garmin Nuvifone set to launch in early 2009

We've been hearing about the Garmin Nuvifone for quite some time now. It was slated for release earlier this year, but now it seems the early 2009 release timeframe is set in stone. This phone will be offered from a carrier exclusively, though which carrier is still unknown.

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BlackWing One HD projector hitting North America

BlackWing One HD projector hitting North America

If you've been looking for a high quality HD video projector, then you're in luck. Cineversum announced yesterday that they will be launching their BlackWing One digital video project in North America next month.

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Indamixx Studio offers Linux-based netbook configured for music

Indamixx Studio offers Linux-based netbook configured for music

If you're a big audiophile and are in the market for a netbook, we might just have something for you that fits the bill. The Indamixx Laptop offers up a ton of pre-installed audio software on a Linux-based OS and the entire system falls under $500.

The Indamixx Laptop, from Trinity Audio Group, was announced today and is the perfect choice for DJ's, producers and remixers. It uses an Intel Atom processor and makes it easy to create and broadcast your music on the web.

A unique OS called Transmission and software bundle comes pre-installed, including XT2 and Ardour, to make music production a snap. This netbook is built around music and only music, so the price tag of $499 is really pretty extraordinary. You can pre-order one now with a down payment of $99. All orders made by December 15 will arrive in time for Christmas.

Sixense Truemotion 3D controller is super responsive

Sixense Truemotion 3D controller is super responsive

When the Wii came out, all anyone could talk about was the Wiimote and how much fun it was to physically interact with a game. But it was not without its flaws. In fact, it had problems in the area of sensitivity. However, this new Truemotion 3D system from Sixense takes motion control up to the next level.

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The HP Magic Giveaway: SlashGear is one of your 50 chances to win!

The HP Magic Giveaway: SlashGear is one of your 50 chances to win!

The holidays are coming, Black Friday is almost here, and SlashGear is excited to be taking part in this year's HP Magic Giveaway, sponsored by HP and Microsoft.  If you've been wondering what to get your gadget-obsessed friends and family then rest assured, this is one prize package that's just crying out to be shared: more than $6,000 of desktop, laptop and netbook PCs, peripherals and software.  Check out the full list, and more details, after the cut.

Update: You can enter here!

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T-Mobile offering Motorola ZN5 for “free” this weekend

T-Mobile offering Motorola ZN5 for “free” this weekend

Oh, the Black Friday deals just keep pouring in. Check this out. Apparently this weekend you can get a Motorla ZN5 phone from T-Mobile for free. Yup, you read that correctly. Completely and totally free. Though there is, of course, a catch.

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Star Wars Shop offering Black Friday savings

Star Wars Shop offering Black Friday savings

If you have a Star Wars fan in your family, or you are one yourself, then you're going to want to check out the Black Friday sale at the official Star Wars Shop. You'll save a bunch on all sorts of items, from small toys for stocking stuffers to serious memorabilia.

It looks like you can save 10% on every item in the store. While that might not be as much as some other online sales, considering the fact this discount covers the entire stock and includes high ticket items, it's pretty significant. So, if you've been holding out on a replica lightsaber or a bronzed Yoda statue, now is the time to act.

Star Wars buffs usually can't get enough memorabilia. So if you have one in your life, you might want to seriously consider taking advantage of this sale. I mean, why wait and spend more than you have to?

[via Gadgetell]

Micron 1GB/s SSD to be released in the near future

Micron 1GB/s SSD to be released in the near future

Well this is exciting news. Micron has come up with a new SSD that could actually break current records for internal storage and would be incredibly fast. This new storage would actually use two solid-state drives that have 16 data channels. This would make for a transfer speed of up to 1GB/second!

Call me impressed! Performance exceeds 200,000 input/output operations per second. It also requires that the current Serial ATA II 300MB/s bandwidth cap be released with a PCI Express. During a demo video, the SSDs are mounted on cards and these managed to top 800MB/s.

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Samsung Blu-ray players to support Netflix in HD

Last month we learned that Samsung will update its blu-ray player to support Netflix’s “Watch Instantly”; apparently that’s not all, the company has announced an HD addition of that service to be added by the first week of December through a firmware update.

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More 5D Mark II video – Vincent Laforet’s 7 days 7 shoots

Three months after its introduction, Canon finally ships the EOS 5D Mark II; but due to the holiday and huge demand of this 5D sequel, early adopters may not be able to get their unit in time for turkey session. We know how much you like to show off new gadget, gather the first of its kind digital still and motion camera to your families and friends. That unfortunately has to wait. Say a prayer and blessing to your family, be thankful for football and foods, then tell your parent your Thanksgiving resolution is make a name for yourself in film production. Sit back, relax and show them the new footage taken with camera of your dream. With little investment, you could be the next Vincent Laforet.

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Verizon BlackBerry Storm unlocked for T-Mobile USA

A member of Howard Forums is claiming to have unlocked his Verizon BlackBerry Storm for use on T-Mobile’s GSM network.  The process involved sourcing a SIM unlock code from Verizon themselves, then updating the handset’s service books with software intended for the BlackBerry Bold. 

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Sprint sued by employees over unpaid commission

Sprint is being sued by its own sales staff, over allegedly failing to pay them commission.  More than 19,000 current and former employees are affected by the case, which has been approved by a Kansas City judge this week, each of whom missed out on between $100 and $500 per month.  The legal team for the employees are predicting that Sprint could face total damages in excess of $5m.

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