Archive for June, 2009

Vodafone Access Gateway femtocell announced

Vodafone Access Gateway femtocell announced

Vodafone UK have become the latest carrier to offer a femtocell, and the first in Europe to do so.  The Vodafone Access Gateway connects to a subscriber's home or office broadband connection and creates a local "3G cloud" of coverage; up to four Vodafone 3G handsets can use this at any one time, with their calls and data routed over the broadband.

 

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Apple address slow MacBook Pro SATA with firmware update

Apple address slow MacBook Pro SATA with firmware update

Apple have released a firmware update for their latest MacBook Pro notebooks that fully enables their SATA 3.0 Gbps interface.  The move comes in response to vocal complaints from MacBook Pro 13- and 15-inch buyers who discovered Apple had seemingly limited their new unibody machines to the older 1.5 Gbps SATA.  However the company has distanced itself from drives that actually use the faster interface, reminding users that "Apple has not qualified or offered these drives for Mac notebooks and their use is unsupported."

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Lenovo ThinkPad T400s laptop review

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s laptop review

Straddling the divide between ultraportable and mainstream notebook, Lenovo's ThinkPad T400s squeezes a business-friendly 14.1-inch LED-backlit display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and integrated WWAN into a chassis just 0.83-inches thick. SlashGear had the opportunity for a pre-release hands-on; check out our first impressions after the cut, together with some preliminary T400s benchmarks.

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BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone takes hands-off approach

BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone takes hands-off approach

Since many states are passing laws that prevent people from talking on their cell phones while driving, more and more hands-free devices are hitting the market. The latest, however, is officially from RIM and called the BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone.

This gadget lets you play music from your phone over your car speakers wirelessly. It also lets you receive and make calls via your car's stereo, so there's no more taking your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel.

Featuring Bluetooth, this speaker phone simply attaches to the visor in your car and you're good to go. You can get the BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone now for $99.99, which I guess isn't too bad you simply must receive your calls in stereo.