Archive for February, 2009

Acer Aspire One ‘Slimline’ gets hands-on feedback & gallery

Acer Aspire One ‘Slimline’ gets hands-on feedback & gallery

More details about the slimline Acer Aspire One spotted yesterday have emerged, in the shape of some hands-on images and what are suggested to be the new netbook's specifications.  According to the anonymous source, the netbook - which is the ZG8 according to the product label - runs Intel's 1.6GHz N270 Atom processor with 1GB of RAM and, contrary to initial expectations, a 160GB hard-drive rather than an SSD. 

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HP Mini 1000 webcam: unofficial fix video

HP Mini 1000 webcam: unofficial fix video

Ripping off the protective plastic from a new gadget is half the fun of buying it, but what do you do when the manufacturer seals it up inside the device?  That's what HP Mini 1000 owners are finding, after the company shipped the netbooks with a protective black-tinted film stuck across the webcam.  HP aren't officially recognizing it as a manufacturing problem, but Gear Diary persuaded an HP employee to star in a video of how to dismantle your Mini 1000 and remove the offending plastic.

Video of the surgery after the cut

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LG Versa gets official on Verizon: $199.99 on March 1st

LG Versa gets official on Verizon: $199.99 on March 1st

LG's detachable QWERTY touchscreen feature-phone, the LG Versa, has been officially announced for Verizon Wireless.  Available March 1st 2009, the Verizon LG Versa has a 3-inch 480 x 240 touchscreen, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and EV-DO Rev.A; however its most striking feature is the included case, which has a built-in QWERTY keyboard and, on the outside, a 0.94-inch 56 x 120 monochrome OLED display used for Caller ID, phone status and displaying the time.

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Feature-rich Addonics 4×1 eSATA/USB Port Multiplier has integrated Raid Controller

Feature-rich Addonics 4×1 eSATA/USB Port Multiplier has integrated Raid Controller

Addonics has come out with an innovative and compact size 4x1 Port Multiplier with integrated hardware Raid controller that’s OS independent. It comes in the form of System version (PCI-form factor) – to enable multiple hard drives inside a system to be connected together to form a RAID volume -- or Enclosure version – arts as external RAID array that fits inside Addonics family of Storage Tower, Storage Rack or other standard multi-bay enclosures.

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Blu-ray founders proposed cheaper Blu-ray royalties and simplified licensing process

Blu-ray founders proposed cheaper Blu-ray royalties and simplified licensing process

Back in October Macbook event, Steve Job expressed his view on Blu-ray’s gimmick as a “bag of hunt”, its licensing were too complex and the company hinted to wait on prices to fall further before entering the market. Job was right about the complication; and today, the founders of Blu-ray have revealed plan to unify the Blu-ray standard licensing, which would result in much simplified registering process and lower Blu-ray products cost, by as much as 40 percent less.

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PS3 $100 price cut imminent?

PS3 $100 price cut imminent?

Despite how much we like the Sony’s PS3 gaming console with the additional Blu-ray player and world’s class built quality; it remains fact that the hardware’s sale is falling behind compares to much-cheaper gaming counterparts from Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii. With the economy's downturn, experts are predicting price cut is the only option that would probably turn the tide around, but how much is enough for a jumpstart?

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