Archive for Mar 31, 2009

MSI X-Slim X340 engineering sample gets video demo

MSI X-Slim X340 engineering sample gets video demo

After MSI's X-Slim X340 was spotted doing its envelope shimmy we demanded a full review of the low-priced Air rival.  That's still not been forthcoming, but we do have a new hands-on video to tide us over.

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GAME-800 PMP & retro game emulator

GAME-800 PMP & retro game emulator

Chubby, lurid and with a definitely Apple-inspired UI, the GAME-800 PMP could easily be dismissed as yet another Chinese knock-off.  In doing that, though, you'd be missing out on some retro gaming action, as this "MP5 Player" not only has video and audio playback but an emulator for NES, Famicom, GameBoy, GameBoy Color and Sega Mega Drive games.

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MSI Wind Top AE1900 touchscreen nettop official

MSI Wind Top AE1900 touchscreen nettop official

MSI have officially announced their latest touchscreen nettop all-in-one, the MSI Wind Top AE1900.  First spotted on the company's Japanese site back in February, the 18.5-inch nettop has a single-core Intel Atom 230 processor, up to 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive, together with a DVD burner.

 

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Wibrain M1 MID on show (again)

Wibrain M1 MID on show (again)

It's been a few months since we last heard about the Wibrain M1 MID - then known as the EKING M1 - and now the company is back flaunting the 4.8-inch touchscreen device all over again.  Still bearing a full QWERTY keyboard, the oversized-Sidekick uses Intel's Atom CPU paired with WiFi/HSDPA/Bluetooth connectivity.

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Windows Marketplace for Mobile video demo

Windows Marketplace for Mobile video demo

Not content with giving out details of the Windows Marketplace for Mobile content partners, developer policy and more, Microsoft have released a video of the app-store in action.  In the video you can see the Marketplace interface, together with the review system.

Video demo after the cut

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Corsair Voyager Port: flash stick becomes backup

Corsair Voyager Port: flash stick becomes backup

Corsair have announced a desktop dock that can turn any USB flash drive into a one-click backup solution.  The Corsair Voyager Port has a top-mounted USB 2.0 port and comes with a copy of NovaBACKUP 10; at the push of the Voyager Port's single button, a preset backup is triggered.

Video demo after the cut 

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Sony PS2 down to $99.99 from April 1st

Sony PS2 down to $99.99 from April 1st

Sony's PS2 will see a price-cut starting April 1st, that will bring the console down to $99.99.  The console - which is almost ten years old - has sold 50 million units in North America alone.

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Acer Aspire One D250 “Slimline” netbook official

Acer Aspire One D250 “Slimline” netbook official

Acer Europe have officially launched the Acer Aspire One D250, the slimline version of the company's 10.1-inch netbook.  The D250 includes a choice of Atom N270 or N280 processors, optional 3G connectivity, and dimensions of 258.5 x 184 x 25.4mm.

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Microsoft Windows Marketplace details, new dev policies, WM6.5 themes

Microsoft Windows Marketplace details, new dev policies, WM6.5 themes

Microsoft have been spilling more details on Windows Mobile 6.5, including screenshots of a newly-refreshed GUI and a long list of over 25 companies signed up to produce content, software and generally lend a hand.  Among the fray will be an official Facebook application - complete with direct photo and video uploads - launched in April, together with games from EA Mobile and Gameloft.  Microsoft have also tweaked the contentious developer policies making issuing updates less expensive.

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AMD Live! Pisces boards due in June

AMD Live! Pisces boards due in June

AMD is apparently set to launch its new entry-level desktop platform, known as Pisces, before September 2009, according to the company's motherboard partners in Taiwan.  Pisces is said to incorporate AMD's Athlon II processors  - Propus, Rana and Regor - and a new 55nm-based 780G+ IGP chipset, together with the ATI Radeon HD 4200 GPU.

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OCZ Neutrino DIY 10-inch netbook

OCZ Neutrino DIY 10-inch netbook

OCZ have announced a DIY netbook, the chassis of a 10-inch WSVGA netbook with a 1.6GHz Intel N270 processor, into which the buyer adds RAM, storage and an optional card reader.  The OCZ Neutrino netbook supports up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM and either a traditional 2.5-inch hard-drive or an SSD.

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NTT KTN lens “1,000x faster” than existing tech

NTT KTN lens “1,000x faster” than existing tech

NTT have developed a variable focus lens that they claim is 1,000x faster than existing technology.  The lens is based on KTN (potassium tantalate niobate), an "electro-optic crystal" the refractive indices of which varies depending on how much voltage is applied across its surface.  By adjusting the voltage, the focal length varies.

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