Archive for January, 2009

Panasonic DMC-FX580 gets Touchscreen treatment

Panasonic DMC-FX580 gets Touchscreen treatment

Next up on Panasonic rollout is a slim and sleek FX series, touch-screen enabled camera featuring Leica-grade optics, high-speed and high-performance Venus Engine V, DMC-FX-580. The large 3-inch display incorporates a touch panel for user interfaces and controls, together with a host of Panasonic’s latest “Many me” advance features and a 12.1MP image sensor with 25-125mm (35mm equiv.) 5x optical zoom lens.

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Verizon Q4 earnings up 15%; wireless data revenues soar

Verizon Q4 earnings up 15%; wireless data revenues soar

Verizon have announced their Q4 and full-year 2008 financial results, and thanks to strong performance from the wireless division it makes for positive reading.  Q4 earnings grew by 15-percent over the same period in 2007, while net income was $1.24 billion, helped by a year-on-year increase of 12.3-percent in total revenue by the wireless division and a huge 41.4-percent increase in data revenues. 

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Sony smacks down latest PSP 2 rumors: Multitouch ‘is nonsense’

Sony smacks down latest PSP 2 rumors: Multitouch ‘is nonsense’

Having found that their usual denials are fast ignored, Sony seem to have moved on to sarcasm in their insistence that the PSP 2 is not in development.  After IGN suggested that "several credible sources" had told them the PSP 2 would have a widescreen multitouch-capable display, and then theorised - on the back of a Sony questionnaire - that it could also include Bluetooth support, an integrated hard drive and GPS, a source close to Sony has told gaming site MCV that "this is nonsense".

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Western Digital 2TB Green Caviar gets Official

Western Digital 2TB Green Caviar gets Official

So the timing was off, the much-rumored 2TB Caviar didn’t arrive two weeks ago as suggested from the leaks; but it’s here nevertheless. Western Digital has let the cat out of bag, announced the staggeringly huge 2TB Caviar Green storage, claiming world’s highest capacity single disk drive in an industry-leading 500GB per platter (400 GB/in2 areal density) design with its Perpendicular Magnetic Recording technology.

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Apple release NVIDIA graphics update for MB, MBP & Air

Apple release NVIDIA graphics update for MB, MBP & Air

Apple have released an update for its latest MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models that use the Mini DisplayPort, which claims to "improve cursor movement" when the notebooks are used with the company's Dual-Link DVI adapter.  The new software also addresses high-definition video playback on Mac systems that use NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT or GeForce 9600M graphics.

Sony VAIO G3 12.1-inch ultraportable notebooks announced

Sony VAIO G3 12.1-inch ultraportable notebooks announced

Sony have announced a new version of their 12.1-inch VAIO G notebook, the Sony VAIO G3 series.  Replacing the ageing current range, the new G3 line-up consists of four models, kicking off with a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo SU9300 then moving up to the 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo SU9400 for the remaining three, with either 1GB or 2GB of RAM, a 120GB or 160GB hard-drive, or a 64GB SSD on the most expensive G3.

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