Archive for Apr 30, 2009

Sony BRAVIA Z5500 HDTV with Motionflow 200Hz and DLNA

Sony BRAVIA Z5500 HDTV with Motionflow 200Hz and DLNA

Sony have announced a new Full-HD LCD TV, which the company describes as offering the smoothest, sharpest BRAVIA picture quality to-date.  The Sony BRAVIA Z5500 will be available in three sizes - 40-, 46- and 52-inches - each with Motionflow 200Hz and Image Blur Reduction technology.  Meanwhile an ethernet port and DLNA support makes the Z5500 a native media streamer, too.

 

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Gears of War 2 cheats threatened with gamerscore wipe

Gears of War 2 cheats threatened with gamerscore wipe

Microsoft's Xbox LIVE team are getting strict against those who cheat in Gears of War 2, going as far as to wipe out a player's gamerscore if they are found to have falsified their achievements.  The wipe will affect not only Gears of War 2 points but all gaming achievements, and be accompanied by a message on the user's profile explaining that they lost their gamerscore because of cheating.

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Eye-Fi Explore Video 4GB reviewed: few glitches but good

Eye-Fi Explore Video 4GB reviewed: few glitches but good

Eye-Fi's latest Explore Video 4GB card has come in for examination over at GeekTonic, and if you've ever wished you could get on with sharing video clips rather than going through the hassle of retrieving them from your digital camera, this could be the SDHC card for you.  Reviewer Brent was impressed by how straightforward the system is, though battery life on your device will take a hit from powering the WiFi radio.

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Century Netbook Stand with DVD & HDD

Century Netbook Stand with DVD & HDD

Don't let the hard-drive and DVD burner fool you: this isn't an ultraportable laptop, but a netbook cooler with extra talents.  Century's Netbook Stand aims to address two of the more common complaints about budget ultraportables, low storage capacity and no optical drive, by squeezing both things into a compact slice.

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VIA VB8002 HD media server Mini-ITX board

VIA VB8002 HD media server Mini-ITX board

VIA have announced a new media server Mini-ITX board, the VIA VB8002, running the company's 1.6GHz Nano processor and offering HDTV output and 7.1 HD surround sound.  The VB8002 uses VIA's CX700M2 media system processor, and should be able to connect with pretty much any display you have, digital or analog: ports include DVI, S-Video, component and composite, together with coaxial and optical S/PDIF for digital audio.

 

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