Archive for May, 2009

Shuttle XS29F nettop with VIA Nano CPU

Shuttle XS29F nettop with VIA Nano CPU

VIA and Shuttle have put together the latter's first SSF (small form factor) PC based on the former's Nano processor.  The Shuttle XS29F pairs the Nano U1700 CPU with VIA's VX800 media system processor, meaning that unlike many nettops the XS29F has both VGA and DVI Dual video outputs.

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HP Mini 1101, 110 XP and 110 Mi netbooks announced

HP Mini 1101, 110 XP and 110 Mi netbooks announced

HP have announced three new models in their Mini netbook range, in the shape of the 1101, 110 XP and 110 Mi.  Based around a 10.1-inch LED-backlit LCD and either Intel's Atom N270 or N280 processors, the new netbooks have GMA 950 graphics while the Mini 110 XP throws in a Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator good, apparently, for 1080p video.

 

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Canon 5D Mark II new firmware enables video manual controls

Canon 5D Mark II new firmware enables video manual controls

Wow, I never thought that would happen and I think I just wet my pants. Canon has today revealed a big upgrade to EOS DLSR 5D Mark II, unleashing the long-awaited manual controls on video capture mode! The new firmware, to be released next week, will permit manual adjustments on aperture, ISO as well as shutter speed when recording movie – a huge deal for DSLR video fanatics if you ask me.

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Zune HD Announced Today

Zune HD Announced Today

Those mock up photos leaked earlier in the month turned out to be the real deal. Microsoft announced the Zune HD today. The device is meant to compete with Apple's iPod Touch. The HD comes from the device's support of HD Radio and 720P HD video (through the optional docking station) and will feature a 3.3" 16:9 multi-touch OLED display. This makes it the first portable media player to include HD radio, giving it a higher quality sound than standard definition radio.

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Microsoft equipped 1 Millionth Ford with SYNC

Microsoft equipped 1 Millionth Ford with SYNC

Steve Ballmer reported today that Microsoft SYNC is now in 1 Million Ford company vehicles, including Ford Fusions, Focuses, and even Lincoln MKS luxury sedans. The Bluetooth integration features that SYNC provides gives drivers wireless and even voice control over their phones and mp3 players. I personally enjoyed using SYNC during my test drive in California and Microsoft has a winning product here. Obviously since they've just achieved 1 million units.

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Tonium Pacemaker Pocket DJ Review and Demo

Tonium Pacemaker Pocket DJ Review and Demo

I wish I was a DJ. Or at least, I wish I was talented enough to use the Tonium Pacemaker Pocket DJ effectively. I play drums but I can't mix beats, so I had to call in reinforcements. My good friend DJ T.A.I. offered to help out with taking a look at the Pacemaker, and he was able to throw together a short demo for us in the very short amount of time he had the device.

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