Archive for May 27, 2009

MSI X340 Notebook now available

MSI X340 Notebook now available

If you've been looking for an ultra-slim notebook that still packs a punch, you'll be interested in hearing that MSI Computer has just made their X340 Notebook available. This notebook conforms to the slim form factor and measures in at 13.4-inches.

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Next iPhone will have Google Latitude built in

Next iPhone will have Google Latitude built in

Vincent is at the Google I/O keynote right now, and they've just announced that the next iPhone (meaning yes, there will be another one) will have Google Latitude built in. In case you're wondering what Latitude is, the service is built into Google Maps, and offers users real time location of their friends and family, with the ability to use the GPS to send notifications of location to whoever they want to. Of course, all this information is protected if you don't want to share it, but for those that do, it allows a great way of communicating with and finding people near your location.

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ASUS U-series ultraportable gets slick promo video

ASUS U-series ultraportable gets slick promo video

If the thought of ASUS' U-series ultraportable notebooks is getting you moist around the edges, relax, it happens to the best of us.  The company is yet to announce release dates for the range, which spans 12.1-inches through to 15.6-inches, perhaps because they're too busy putting together fancy demo videos like the one after the cut.

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Atom “cannibalizing” Celeron as netbooks eat into notebook sales

Atom “cannibalizing” Celeron as netbooks eat into notebook sales

Intel's European sales chief has revealed that netbook sales are now around 20-percent of overall notebook sales, and that demand for the company's Atom processor has meant "cannibalization of Celeron".  According to Christian Morales, sales of netbooks in the UK and Italy have reached as much as a quarter of all notebook sales.

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Active Media speedy SSD upgrades for Dell Mini 9 netbook

Active Media speedy SSD upgrades for Dell Mini 9 netbook

It might not quite match the 128GB SSD upgrade we saw performed on the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 back in April, but Active Media Products' SSD upgrade kit for the netbook is a whole lot more affordable.  Promising either 16GB or 32GB of capacity running at twice the speed of the Mini 9's standard storage, they promise to be a straightforward swap.

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OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 500GB 7,200rpm external HDD

OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 500GB 7,200rpm external HDD

In the rush to grab "world's best" titles, companies will do just about anything.  If you're OWC, you'll grab a Seagate 500GB 7,200rpm hard-drive, slap it into a cheap looking acrylic caddy and brand it "the largest capacity, fastest bus powered portable storage solution on the market."  Heady words indeed, but once you're past the hyperbole you'll probably be more interested in the fact that the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro offers a choice of USB 2.0, FireWire 400 or FireWire 800 interfaces.

 

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LG GD900 landing July 1st: live photos

LG GD900 landing July 1st: live photos

LG have announced a launch date for their GD900 cellphone, promising that UK buyers will be able to pick up the clear-keyboard slider from July 1st.  Packing a full touchscreen LCD, as well as a touch-sensitive slide-down transparent control panel, the GD900 uses the same OS and UI as the LG Arena; Pocket-lint were on hand to grab these live photos.

Hands-on video demo after the cut

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Violet Mir:ror RFID gizmo reviewed: fun, moderately functional

Violet Mir:ror RFID gizmo reviewed: fun, moderately functional

Violet's Mir:ror took its time coming, but the RFID coaster is now on the market and getting its first reviews.  The Gadgeteer have been playing with the wireless gizmo, which allows you to tag objects with self-adhesive "ztamps" and associate them with functions like launching websites, playing media, sending messages or recording frequency of use stats.

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LG 23-inch 3D LCD is world’s brightest [Video]

LG 23-inch 3D LCD is world’s brightest [Video]

LG have unveiled a 23-inch LCD monitor which, the company claims, could pave the way for low-cost 3D computing and entertainment.  The full-HD 1080p panel uses traditional time-sequential split-image technology to offer individual views of each image for each eye, which the brain combines into a 3D whole.  However, by integrating this 3D technology into the panel itself, LG can make the panel brighter and reduce the complexity in the accompanying viewing glasses.

Video demo after the cut

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Numark SCRATCH DECK controller launched

Numark SCRATCH DECK controller launched

Numark have released details on their SCRATCH DECK controller for Scratch: The Ultimate DJ on Xbox 360 and PS3.  The controller - which can be flipped around to suit left- and right-handed gamers - comprises of a free-spinning, touch-sensitive turntable and five drum pads, used for triggering either in-game samples or those recorded using a USB microphone.

 

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Apple boost $999 MacBook specs: faster CPU, RAM, more storage

Apple boost $999 MacBook specs: faster CPU, RAM, more storage

Apple have quietly updated their entry-level white plastic MacBook, giving it a slight processor boost, more storage and faster memory.  The 13-inch model remains at $999, but gets an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz versus the previous iteration's 2.0GHz chip.

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Intel Nehalem-EX server CPU: 8 cores, 16 threads, 64 DIMMS per platform

Intel Nehalem-EX server CPU: 8 cores, 16 threads, 64 DIMMS per platform

Intel have announced their latest Xeon processor, the eight-core Nehalem-EX.  Intended for servers, though providing an interesting insight into what the consumer Core i7 architecture might evolve into, Nehalem-EX can support up to sixteen threads with 24MB of shared cache, Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost.

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