Archive for April, 2009

Palm Eos to be second webOS device?

Palm Eos to be second webOS device?

An image believed to be of Palm's upcoming second webOS smartphone has leaked, and while both small and blurry it nonetheless suggests that the handset will have a Centro-style form-factor.  Unlike the Pre, the hardware keyboard of which is on a slide-out section under the display, this new smartphone is a candybar with the QWERTY 'board fixed under the gesture area.

Recent rumors claimed that another Palm device that would be smaller than the Pre was "very far along" in development, and would likely be launched this year.  According to the source of this new image, that timescale is narrowed down to fall 2009, although no specifications or details regarding the device were forthcoming.

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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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T-Mobile Cameo price slashed

T-Mobile Cameo price slashed

T-Mobile USA's Cameo wireless digital photo frame always faired well in reviews for its usability and functionality, but less palatable were the sticker price and monthly service charge.  At launch, the photo frame - which can receive images via MMS or email over T-Mobile's cellular network - cost $99.99 while the monthly fee was $9.99; now the carrier has apparently dropped those costs to just $39.99 and $1.99 respectively.

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