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.
Fujitsu have announced their latest ultraportable, the 13.3-inch AMILO Notebook Sa 3650, and its external video companion, the AMILO GraphicBooster. Offering up to 470-percent increased graphics performance, the GraphicBooster is an external ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 graphics card with 512MB memory, DVI-I and HDMI outputs, and two USB 2.0 connections.
Details of VIA's upcoming mobile processor lineup have emerged, courtesy of a leaked roadmap slide. The document details not only the 65nm VIA Nano-E, which will begin mass production in June 2009, but a dual-core Nano built with a new (i.e. smaller) process technology and set to reach the market from around June 2010.
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.
Even the Xbox Live Marketplace is getting in on the post-Thanksgiving sale madness. In fact, they've just posted up some great price reductions on some pretty cool arcade games and add-ons for some of your favorite current games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.