Archive for Mar 30, 2009

Sony Blu-ray Disc recorders export to PSP, other devices

Sony Blu-ray Disc recorders export to PSP, other devices

Sony will be releasing two new Blu-ray recorders soon that offer support for a variety of exporting options, the company announced today. The 500GB BDZ-A950 and the 320GB BDZ-A750 are sleek devices that allow users to export recorded content to Sony gadgets.

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Intel Nehalem-based Xeon processors launched

Intel Nehalem-based Xeon processors launched

We've been hearing about it for awhile now, but Intel officially expanded the availability of their Nehalem-based Xeon processors today. Even though it was first introduced in the Mac Pro, the processors are now available in a wider-range of products.

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Sprint gets LG Lotus in red

Sprint gets LG Lotus in red

The LG Lotus will be coming to Sprint very soon with one external difference: a textured red finish. It might not sound like much, but a new color option is often enough to sway a person's decision from a type of phone on one carrier to another.

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Netflix raising Blu-ray price tag, again

Netflix raising Blu-ray price tag, again

Even though Netflix added a $1 to subscriber's monthly payments if they wished to keep the ability to rent Blu-ray discs just a bit ago, they are now raising the price once again. In fact, this increase constitutes nearly a 20% hike.

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Nokia Intrigue review

Nokia Intrigue review

I've had the opportunity to spend some time testing out Nokia's new clamshell phone on Verizon Wireless.  It's a sleek design, and probably one of the better looking clamshells out there.  The device is nice and thin, measuring at .55" thick.  If you want to check out our unboxing of the Intrigue, you can hear our first impressions of the device and the new Eco-Friendly initiative of Verizon and Nokia.

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Western Digital acquires SSD company

Western Digital acquires SSD company

Western Digital announced this morning that they were acquiring SiliconSystems, a flash storage company, in an effort to expand their offerings into the SSD realm. The acquisition cost $65 million and is effective immediately.

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Epson PowerLite 410W projector announced

Epson PowerLite 410W projector announced

Epson is really cranking out the classroom projectors these days and have just announced another one to add to the mix: the PowerLite 410W. This projector is set to replace the 400W model and offers a wide variety of features that are the perfect pair up for classroom projection.

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Toshiba set to buy Panasonic’s part of LCD joint venture

Toshiba set to buy Panasonic’s part of LCD joint venture

It seems Toshiba no longer wants to be in business with Panasonic. At least, that's what the company's latest effort to buy Panasonic's stake in a LCD joint venture appears to allude to.

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HP Z Workstation Series: SlashGear Exclusive Launch Coverage

HP Z Workstation Series: SlashGear Exclusive Launch Coverage

HP have announced a new range of workstations, the HP Z Workstation series, using Intel's Xeon processor and more than 20 design innovations.  SlashGear had the opportunity to see the Z-series demonstrated as part of HP and DreamWorks' Monsters vs. Aliens event last week, from the entry-level HP Z400 models, through the mid-range HP Z600 machines and up to the high-spec HP Z800 workstations.

After the cut, video demonstrations & full launch gallery

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Dell Inspiron desktops get colorful updates

Dell Inspiron desktops get colorful updates

Dell launched a brand new update to their Inspiron line of desktops today. In fact, these new computers feature a much more appealing design and are available in eight new colors, making it so your computer reflects your personality.

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NES Advantage modded into Xbox 360 controller

NES Advantage modded into Xbox 360 controller

There's something about taking retro hardware and hiding modern gadgets inside that appeals to a certain type of mod-happy geek.  Today's example takes the venerable NES Advantage arcade controller and stuffs the guts of an Xbox 360 wireless controller inside.

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MySpace for Windows Mobile set for Summer release

MySpace for Windows Mobile set for Summer release

MySpace and Microsoft have announced that they will collaborate to produce a MySpace for Windows Mobile application, based on Silverlight.  Set to launch this summer, the app will not only offer access to MySpace's main social features, but apparently integrate some of that functionality into the smartphone OS.

 

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