Archive for Mar 26, 2009

Lenovo ThinkCentre A600 HD all-in-one on sale

Lenovo ThinkCentre A600 HD all-in-one on sale

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one desktop PC is now available to order, offering a 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 16:9 HD-display, slot-loading DVD or Blu-Ray drive and a range of Intel Core 2 Duo processors.  First announced back at CES 2009 in January, the IdeaCentre A600 is apparently the world's slimmest all-in-one PC.

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Sony Walkman OLED touchscreen video: super-smooth

Sony Walkman OLED touchscreen video: super-smooth

A video demonstrating Sony's OLED touchscreen - as used on the new Sony Walkman - in silky-smooth action has emerged, courtesy of Flixmedia.tv.  The clip demonstrates menu animations and transitions that certainly seem to be on a par with the iPhone and iPod touch, perhaps the first time we can say that about a rival PMP.

Video demo after the cut

Apple release 17-inch MacBook Pro graphics update

Apple release 17-inch MacBook Pro graphics update

Apple have released a firmware update - version 1.0 - for 17-inch unibody MacBook Pro owners, which is intended to fix the display errors some users have observed.  Apple have not detailed exactly what the update does, only suggested that all owners should install it.

Qualcomm demo Toshiba TG01 alternative GUI [Video]

Qualcomm demo Toshiba TG01 alternative GUI [Video]

Toshiba followed the Windows Mobile crowd with their TG01, giving the super-skinny smartphone a custom GUI that sits on top of the Microsoft OS.  The Stripes GUI hasn't met with quite the degree of welcome that Toshiba maybe expected, however; we'd much rather have this 3D UI that Qualcomm commissioned and was demonstrating back in February.

Video demo after the cut

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Samsung Haptic 8M touchscreen phone launched

Samsung Haptic 8M touchscreen phone launched

Samsung is adding to their touchscreen phones today with the Haptic 8M handset. This phone uses haptic feedback (hence the name) and sports a 3.3-inch display that has a 480 x 800 resolution.

The Haptic 8M supports HSPA-based 3G, T-DMB digital TV tuning and has an 8-megapixel camera. The camera is enabled with face tagging technology, meaning it can recognize faces. Other camera features include flash and smile detection.

Also included is a microSDHC card slot and the TouchWiz interface. The Haptic 8M will only be available in Korea at first on SK Telecom for the equivalent of around $660. Since this model does not support US 3G, there would need to be another version should it ever be released stateside.

[via Akihabara]

Nintendo Wii to get storage solution

Nintendo Wii to get storage solution

Nintendo announced at the Game Developer Conference that the Wii will now be able to utilize SDHC cards up to 32GB for users to store their WiiWare, Virtual Console video games, and Channels directly on the cards. This feature will be included in latest update through the update menu.

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iLuv announces new 3rd Gen iPod Shuffle cases

iLuv announces new 3rd Gen iPod Shuffle cases

Worried about your brand new iPod Shuffle getting scratched up? Have no fear, iLuv has just announced their new iPod shuffle cases for protecting that absurdly small aluminum piece of fun.  The best part is that the iLuv Shuffle cases come in different colors, so if you found the silver or black color a little boring, you can dress up that iPod in white, pink, blue or black from the four pack of silicone cases. Also available are clear and tinted black cases in the two pack.

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Dell Precision T-Series PCs introduced; feature Intel Nehalem

Dell Precision T-Series PCs introduced; feature Intel Nehalem

It's not official yet, but it seems Dell will soon be announcing new models in their Precision T-series. And this time around, they'll be running on Intel Nehalem. These are certain to be pretty powerful computers, to say the least.

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Vuzix Augmented Reality kit unveiled

Vuzix Augmented Reality kit unveiled

Vuzix have announced [pdf link] an augmented-reality (AR) add-on kit for their Vuzix VR920 video headset, developed in collaboration with AR specialists metaio.  The system will initially be demonstrated with a 3D animated book, that has computer-generated characters, but Vuzix believe it has potential applications in gaming, education and travel.

 

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Gametrak Freedom Wiimote-style Xbox 360 controller coming Q4

Gametrak Freedom Wiimote-style Xbox 360 controller coming Q4

Xbox 360 owners will have a chance to gesticulate just as wildly at their console as Wii gamers as of this Fall, after Gametrak finally launch their Freedom motion-controller.  First spotted back in September last year, the latest redesign of the Gametrak Freedom gives it 360-coloring and more streamlined controls; unlike other Wiimote-clones we've seen, it uses ultrasonic 3D positioning for increased accuracy.

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UMID M1 changes afoot: non-3G first, case & OS tweaks

UMID M1 changes afoot: non-3G first, case & OS tweaks

Ah, the perils of not being specific enough.  When we said we wanted UMID to sort out the first-gen M1 mbook having non-US-friendly HSDPA, what we hoped was that the Korean company would switch radios to a US-spec 3G chipset.  Instead, they're now planning to leave out HSDPA in the first wave of shipments.

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Evergreen USB Mini Trackball

Evergreen USB Mini Trackball

I'd wager there's a special place in all of our hearts for tiny peripherals, and this Evergreen USB Mini Trackball certainly takes miniaturization seriously.  A blocky 30 x 30 x 20mm, with a retractable USB cord, the trackball fits in both left and right mouse buttons and a scroll button on its top side.

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