Archive for November, 2008

Apple US Black Friday sale starts

Apple US Black Friday sale starts

Apple's US online store has just gone live with the company's Black Friday sale, and while there's no outrageous bargains to be had - not that they were ever likely - there are still discounts in just about every range.  Typical cuts include $101 off the new 13-inch late-2008 model MacBook, up to $101 off the iMac desktop, and $11 off an 8GB or 16GB iPod nano.

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Happy Thanksgiving from SlashGear!

Happy Thanksgiving from SlashGear!

It's Thanksgiving today, and the SlashGear team will be taking a break to enjoy the day with family and friends.  We'd like to say a big collective "thank you!" to all of the manufacturers, PR people and, most of all, you the readers, for keeping us informed, keeping us on our toes, and keeping yourselves opinionated!  I've also been asking the team what they'd individually like to give thanks for; Vincent's you can see here, the rest are behind the cut.

 

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Orange set to offer HD Voice technology next year

Orange set to offer HD Voice technology next year

Orange, a popular wireless provider in France, announced yesterday that they plan to introduce an HD Voice technology in order to improve user's call experiences and to make for improved voice clarity.

Announced at the La Collection show in Paris, the HD Voice technology would come in the form of software. It will actually be included in some Orange handsets starting in December. Specifically, it will help limit background noise and amp up the device's ability to transmit the sound of the human voice.

By using an Adaptive Multi Rate-WideBand (AMR-WB) codec, Orange will be able to improve voice quality, but the improvements will only be detectable in handsets that have the supporting software. However, HD Voice handsets will still be able to hear those they converse with on non-HD handsets more clearly....

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....

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