Archive for Nov 26, 2008

MSI Wind U120 unboxed on video

MSI Wind U120 unboxed on video

The MSI Wind U120 hasn't officially hit the market yet, but the first video unboxing (in Spanish) has already been shot.  The guys over at MSI Wind en Español have put together their brief first-impressions, too, and the U120 seems to be tentatively picking up the polished baton that its U100 predecessor left off.

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Pomegranate ‘ultimate mobile phone’ viral: yes please to the GUI

Pomegranate ‘ultimate mobile phone’ viral: yes please to the GUI

First things first, we know this is a viral marketing video for Nova Scotia, but it's still slick and shows a really nice mobile phone interface.  Cocking a sly snook at Apple, the Pomegranate cellphone is billed as the ultimate mobile phone.  An inverted tear-drop shape, the three-panel handset fans open to show dual touchscreens and - remember, it's a joke - a coffee pod holder.

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Columbia Pictures content mostly available on Xbox 360 Netflix

Columbia Pictures content mostly available on Xbox 360 Netflix

Sony Pictures' denials still ringing in our ears - and the conspiracists' theories ringing perhaps even louder - the bulk of subsidiary Columbia Pictures' movies have lost their "not currently available on Xbox" tag and can now be streamed through the New Xbox Experience update.  No official announcement or explanation has been given, suggesting that (if Sony's argument is believed) the ongoing licencing discussions have reached at least a partial agreement.

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Creative Vado HD 720p $200 camcorder up for preorder

Creative Vado HD 720p $200 camcorder up for preorder

Creative Labs' as-yet unannounced Vado HD camcorder has been prematurely advertized by Amazon.  The point-and-shoot camcorder, which is capable of recording 720p high-definition footage, has gone up for preorder on the site, priced at $199.99 (with a given list price of $229.99).

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Toshiba 16GB microSDHC announced, plus Class 6 SDHC cards

Toshiba 16GB microSDHC announced, plus Class 6 SDHC cards

Toshiba have taken the tiny wraps off of its first 16GB microSDHC card.  The SD-C16G will go into mass production in January 2009, and be ideal for storing masses of music and video on cellphones and other mobile devices.  The company also announced a number of new Class 6 SDHC cards for high-speed digital camera use.

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iFrogz offers customizable headphones

iFrogz offers customizable headphones

If you're a true audiophile, these headphones might not be for you. But if you just want something to enjoy your music while on the go and want to reflect a bit of your personal style in the process, check out these customizable headphones from iFrogz.

The Earpollution line of headphones allow you to create your own custom items. You can choose from different headbands, cushions and outer earpieces to make a pair of headphones that best suit your personality. With your choice of two head phone models, NervePipes and Fallout, and one earbud model, The Hype, you can create a style that fits you.

The headphone models feature 30Hz to 20KHz frequency response, 40mm drivers and 1.2 meter cords. The Hype earbuds allow you to customize the rim and base parts of the buds. You can buy all three models now and truly make them your own for $35 for the headphones and $20 for the earbuds.

IEEE 1667 format makes for cross-platform USB drive security

IEEE 1667 format makes for cross-platform USB drive security

There have been a lot of problems caused by people bringing in storage devices from home to their workplace. While most people who do this bring in clean drives, others might bring in those with viruses or those that are improperly formatted. Things like this can cause problems on the network and pose a security risk. But with the new IEEE 1667 format standard, things should be getting better.

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Lenovo notebooks can be locked down by text message

Lenovo notebooks can be locked down by text message

Well this is interesting. Apparently if your Lenovo notebook is stolen, you will soon be able to send a text message to lock it down and deem it unusable, keeping your content safe. Though it's not exactly a clear cut solution.

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Able Planet Headphones keep your hearing protected

Able Planet Headphones keep your hearing protected

As more and more of us walk around with MP3 players and cell phones with headphones in our ears, the more concern is raised over the potential hearing damage that can and does result. But these new headphones from Able Planet aim to prevent hearing loss caused by excessive noise levels.

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Speakal iPanda iPod docking station announced

Speakal iPanda iPod docking station announced

Much like the iPig announced earlier this year, the iPanda has just been announced from Speakal and is another cutesy iPod docking station for all of your music listening needs. The great thing about this stocky little guy though is that it really puts out the sound.

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Hitachi CP-X10000 projector is latest pro offering

Hitachi CP-X10000 projector is latest pro offering

If you have a need for a professional projector, then you might want to seriously consider the Hitachi CP-X10000. This projector packs in the features for the professional AV crowd, making it really stand out from the pack.

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DLO Home Dock HD Pro can upscale iPod movies

DLO Home Dock HD Pro can upscale iPod movies

Now this is different. New iPod docks come out all the time, but this has to be the first time I've seen one that claims to be able to upscale your video files into HD video. Yeah, you read that correctly. This is a pretty bold assertion and all indications point to this gadget actually being able to live up to its upscaling claim.

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