Archive for Jun 30, 2009

iPhone 3.1 Beta Released to iPhone Developers

iPhone 3.1 Beta Released to iPhone Developers

If you have not upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0 yet, the next iPhone OS upgrade should be coming with version 3.1. While there is no change log available on the new version, it should include numerous bug fixes and the mms feature is said to be turned on by default even if you are on AT&T network. We will keep you updated once we have the information on the detail change log.

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Lexar reveals 16GB micro and 32GB SDHC cards

Lexar announced two new memory cards today that offer up higher capacities for phone and camera users. First up is the 16GB microSDHC card, which features 34nm technology and can hold up to 4,000 songs.

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BenQ Joybook Lite U102 netbook released

BenQ announced their Joybook Lite U102 netbook today for release. This new netbook is really thin and compact, measuring in at under an inch thick and weighing only 2.3-pounds, making this an easy device to tote.

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Dell Inspiron 546 desktop revealed

Dell has revealed a brand new Inspiron desktop model today called the Inspiron 546. This computer is intended for the budget-friendly crowd while still offering up a generally decent feature set.

The new computer features a 2.3GHz AMD Sempron processor, ATI graphics and 2GB of DDR2 RAM. There are numerous upgrade options available, however, that allow you to boost the RAM up to 8GB, the processor to a 2.4GHz quad-core Phenom and the hard drive all the way up to 1TB.

The base model does not include a monitor, though you can add one that spans from 20 to 24-inches in size. The Inspiron 546 is available in eight different colors for just $269. However, boosting all the specs to their highest capacity will cost you $1,800.

Sanyo eneloop lamp to be released soon

Sanyo announced that they will be releasing their eneloop lamp very soon called the ENL-Y1S. This lamp actually doubles as a flashlight, making it twice as useful, even during blackouts.

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T-Mobile’s invitation to experience the new T-Mobile myTouch 3G

T-Mobile’s invitation to experience the new T-Mobile myTouch 3G

T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G media day is July 8, 2009 at 11am in NY. We just received our invitation and will be there to bring you the launch like we always do – live.

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Sony iPod/CD speaker-docks: WiFi DLNA streaming & LCD remote

Sony iPod/CD speaker-docks: WiFi DLNA streaming & LCD remote

Remember the Sony CMT-Z100iR iPod dock from all the way back in March?  Well, it's arrived and it brought a friend: the wirelessly-enabled NAS-Z200iR, shown here.  The Z100iR is a basic iPod speaker dock, with FM radio and CD player, whereas the Z200iR throws in WiFi, DLNA streaming and a remote control with a 3.5-inch LCD display.

 

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Firefox 3.5 released: faster JavaScript, Location-Aware, new privacy features

Firefox 3.5 released: faster JavaScript, Location-Aware, new privacy features

The browser cycle continues, with Mozilla next to announce an update of their open-source app.  Firefox 3.5 brings with it the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, said to be more than twice as fast as in v3.0 and ten times faster than Firefox 2, together with native integration of Ogg Theora video, and Location Aware Browsing.

Video overview after the cut 

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SIM2 Grand Cinema CX3 $42k DLP projector gets reviewed

SIM2 Grand Cinema CX3 $42k DLP projector gets reviewed

If you're going to spend $40k-$42k on a DLP projector, you want to know it can deliver the visual goods.  Happily, according to Electronic House, the SIM2 Grand Cinema CX3 Lumis HOST system does just that; the two-piece Full HD projector produced "viewing splendor".

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HTC Hero ROM hacks put Sense UI on G1 and Magic [Video]

HTC Hero ROM hacks put Sense UI on G1 and Magic [Video]

Over at our Google-obsessed sibling site Android Community we've been keeping track of the latest efforts to put HTC Sense onto existing Android smartphones.  After HTC's confirmation last week that "with Google" branded devices wouldn't be getting an upgrade to Sense, the company's latest enhanced UI, efforts to persuade leaked Hero ROMs to run on the HTC Magic and T-Mobile G1 redoubled; happily there are demo videos which show just how well these efforts have been going.

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D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

As hugely convergent devices go, D-Link’s DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router could be best of breed.  Announced at CES in January, the DIR-685 not only offers WiFi draft-n support and four gigabit ethernet ports, but a 3.5-inch display with multimedia widgets, dual USB 2.0 ports for sharing printers and external drives, and an internal 2.5-inch HDD bay for turning it into a NAS.  Overkill or network overlord?  OhGizmo! took a look, and while the DIR-685 is expensive it’s also just as capable as you’d hope.

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Nokia 12-megapixel cameraphones with optical zoom in 2010?

Nokia are tipped to be developing at least one 12-megapixel cameraphone that will also include an optical zoom.  Sources within Nokia as well as at Carl Zeiss – who are expected to provide the optics for the upcoming devices, as they commonly do with Nokia’s current cameraphone range – have suggested that the high-megapixel handsets will hit the market in 2010.

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