Archive for November, 2008

Microsoft ‘Pink’ cellphone blending Zune & Sidekick DNA at CES 2009?

Microsoft ‘Pink’ cellphone blending Zune & Sidekick DNA at CES 2009?

Microsoft execs may be denying that any self-branded cellphone is in development, but somebody connected with the company doesn't seem to have got the same memo.  CNBC's Jim Goldman quotes "a good source" claiming Microsoft are combining the Zune and technology from Danger (the company behind the Sidekick) to create a device offering "true competition to the iPhone".  Codenamed "Pink", a prototype could be finished in time to unveil at CES 2009 in January.

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Lenovo S10e & S9e netbooks with QuickStart available end of November

Lenovo S10e & S9e netbooks with QuickStart available end of November

Lenovo Europe have announced the availability of the IdeaPad S10e and S9e, the Instant On versions of its existing netbook range.  While the hardware of both netbooks is the same as the current models - a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, up to 1.5GB of RAM, 8.9- or 10-inch display, and between 4GB of SSD storage to 160GB of hard-drive storage - the key difference is the Lenovo QuickStart functionality provided by DeviceVM's SplashTop Linux OS.

 

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Drobo drops 2TB & 4TB NAS prices; adds $50 holiday discount

Drobo drops 2TB & 4TB NAS prices; adds $50 holiday discount

We're sizable fans of Drobo's "intelligent data robot" here at SlashGear - in fact it's one of the items in our Holiday Gift Guide - and since we're also sizable fans of cheaper prices it's a double-win for the company's latest deal.  Not only have prices on the 2TB and 4TB ready-built NAS' been permanently cut, there's also a $50 instant saving on those and the driveless entry-level Drobo.

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Original Star Wars lightsaber plus other movie items to be auctioned

Original Star Wars lightsaber plus other movie items to be auctioned

Love Star Wars?  Disgustingly wealthy?  Step right up, my friend, have we got the auction for you.  Luke Skywalker's original lightsaber - as used in Star Wars: a New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back - is going up for sale, with an expected price tag of around $185,000.  If you've always been more of a fan of effeminate robot menservants, then how about C-3PO's helmet and gloves?  Yours for a predicted $83,000 and $30,000 respectively.

More auction items after the cut

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N-Trig multitouch confirmed for new notebooks in 2009; fresh gestures planned

N-Trig multitouch confirmed for new notebooks in 2009; fresh gestures planned

N-Trig might not be as well known in the touchscreen tablet field as Wacom, but recently they've been pushed to the fore after their capacitive panels found their way into Dell's Latitude XT and HP's Touchsmart tx2.  Those Tablet PC's are just the beginning, though; according to Lenny Engelhardt, VP of business development at N-Trig, we can expect to see traditional notebooks with multitouch-capable displays next year, together with new gesture support.  That will include "multitouch buttons", an on-screen palette of app-specific tools intended for fingertip use.

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Apple MacMall and Best Buy discounts compared

Apple MacMall and Best Buy discounts compared

We may be a least a day or so away from Black Friday, but the cut-price Apple hardware-fest is already underway.  The Cupertino's own sale is for one day only, and we won't know exactly what's on offer until Friday, but Best Buy have been selling discounted Macs since Monday and MacMall have just kicked off their own promotions.  Rather than wade through the deals yourself, MacRumors have put together a summary of where the bargains are.

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