Archive for May 31, 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 22 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 22 2009

SlashGear has been hanging out with Google this week, at the I/O 2009 conference.  You can read our first day and second day highlights for the full details, but perhaps the most interesting news was Google's Wave demo for iPhone and Android, and Andy Rubin's confirmation that there should be 18-20 Android handsets on the market by the end of the year.  One of those is expected to be the HTC Hero; make sure to check out the promo video for the chin-heavy smartphone.

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Sony PSP Go leaks ahead of E3

Sony PSP Go leaks ahead of E3

Sony's new handheld gaming console, the much-rumored PSP Go, has leaked ahead of its official E3 2009 launch.  Bearing quite the resemblance to the fan mockups seen during the ongoing rumors, the PSP Go will have a 3.8-inch display, 16GB of flash memory, Bluetooth (with support for headsets and wirelessly tethering cellphones) and a Memory Stick Micro card slot.

Video demo after the cut

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DJ Hero limited edition with Jay-Z and Eminem on the way

DJ Hero limited edition with Jay-Z and Eminem on the way

Apparently, just the fact that a game called DJ Hero is on the way is not enough. Instead, Activision is also going to be releasing a limited edition version of the video game that includes Eminem and Jay-Z tracks.

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ViewSonic TrueView digital photo frames revealed

ViewSonic TrueView digital photo frames revealed

ViewSonic is always releasing new digital photo frames and today they've revealed three more that might be of interest to you. They are a part of the TrueView line and range from 7-inches to 10.4-inches in size.

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AMEX Digital Venice-V38HD rips DVDs

AMEX Digital Venice-V38HD rips DVDs

There are a lot more media hub options on the market nowadays than there used to be, so what's one more? The Venice-V38HD is the latest offering from AMEX Digital and provides a unique function that allows you to actually rip DVDs.

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Foxconn SZ901 netbook with Linpus Lite Moblin V2 [Video]

Foxconn SZ901 netbook with Linpus Lite Moblin V2 [Video]

On the eve of Computex 2009, some company's just can't keep their excitement to themselves.  Foxconn have been spilling the details on their SZ901, and Sascha at netbooknews.de caught up with the 10.1-inch netbook at the Linpus headquarters.  Under the hood there's the usual Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard-drive and, slightly more interesting, a UMTS 3G WWAN module, but it's the OS which is actually catching our attention.

Video demo after the cut

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Xbox 360 Hulu integration rumored

Xbox 360 Hulu integration rumored

Could Hulu and Microsoft be planning to announce integration of the former's streaming media service with the Xbox 360?  That's one interpretation of Attack of the Show host Olivia Munn's teasing Twitter message yesterday evening: "Just finished promos for hulu/microsoft event I'm doing on june 8!"

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atree Red Eye J2 PMP with maniacal glowing controls

atree Red Eye J2 PMP with maniacal glowing controls

Is there space in your heart for a non-Apple PMP?  Bearing a glowing red eye worryingly like that of HAL 9000, the atree Red Eye J2 is - if you listen to the marketing hyperbole - "Experts made, Mania's Choice!"  Who can say they don't have enough mania in their music these days? 

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Verbatim Mac keyboard and wireless mice launch

Verbatim Mac keyboard and wireless mice launch

Verbatim have announced two new wireless mice and a keyboard with integrated speakers.  The Verbatim TuneBoard keyboard has iTunes control keys, switchable backlighting and bass boost, as well as offering headphone and microphone connections and a built-in microphone.

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MSI Wind Box DE200 nettop with ATI graphics

MSI Wind Box DE200 nettop with ATI graphics

Hot on the heels of ASUS' new Eee Box nettops comes rival MSI's new Wind Box DE200.  Sporting a new tapered design that reminds me of a Cylon's helmet, the Wind Box DE200 pairs Intel's Atom 230 1.6GHz processor with an ATI Radeon HD 4350 GPU and HDMI output.

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NEC VersaPro VS netbook gets breakdown

NEC VersaPro VS netbook gets breakdown

The life of a super-skinny netbook is never straightforward.  Just when you think you're set for a simple photoshoot, with journalists pawing at your 15.8mm chassis, along come Tech-On! and perform an impromptu teardown.  That's been the fate of the NEC VersaPro VS, the Intel Atom Z540 based 10.2-inch netbook we saw earlier this week.

Breakdown gallery after the cut

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Alienware All Powerful M17x laptop revealed early

Alienware All Powerful M17x laptop revealed early

Ah, the sweet smell of a broken embargo.  Alienware's All Powerful M17x gaming notebook thought it had a few days of tease left in it, but the 17-inch 1920 x 1200 Core 2 Extreme quad-core behemoth has been set free by PCWorld.  Under the carefully creased hood there's up to 8GB of 1,333MHz DDR3 RAM and a choice of up to 1TB 7,200rpm hard-drive or 512GB SSD.  Graphics are courtesy of two 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs.

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