Archive for Jul 28, 2009

Apple tablet September launch reiterated by Chinese leaks

Apple tablet September launch reiterated by Chinese leaks

The September launch speculation for Apple's tablet - aka the Apple Media Pad - continues, with Chinese newspaper Apple Daily reporting that Wintek have won the contract for the touchscreen device's display, while Dynapack ITC will be supplying the battery.  The paper goes on to describe the device as having a 10-inch display and 3G connectivity, tipping its launch at the same time as Apple's iPod refresh in September.

ATI FirePro V8750 flagship 3D video card with CrossFire Pro [Video]

ATI FirePro V8750 flagship 3D video card with CrossFire Pro [Video]

AMD have announced the latest in its high-end professional 3D video cards, the ATI FirePro V8750 3D workstation accelerator, promising four times the processing power over rival systems.  The FirePro V8750 boasts 2GB of memory with range-topping 115.2GB/sec bandwidth, together with 800 shader processing units, full 30-bit display pipeline and stream computing compatibility.

Video demo after the cut

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Taser X3 triple shot electro-shock weapon launches

Taser X3 triple shot electro-shock weapon launches

Remember that entertaining-yet-disturbing video of three Taser employees being taken down by the company's latest "less lethal" weapon?  Well, the device responsible is the Taser X3, capable of firing three cartridges without reloading together with putting on an intimidating "warning arc" lightshow without requiring the cartridges' removal first.

 

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LG BL40 21:9 phone grabbed in wild

LG BL40 21:9 phone grabbed in wild

After the rather controlled first set of leaked LG BL40 photos we've now got a second set, and these show the 21:9 aspect feature phone frolicking in a slightly more public place.  The team over at Sina had a chance to grab a BL40 prototype for a couple of shots as well as some glowing feedback. 

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Sonos Introduced New CR200 Remote Control and Bundle BU250

Sonos Introduced New CR200 Remote Control and Bundle BU250

Sonos introduced a much newly designed remote control – the Sonos Controller 200 (CR200). It fits nicely in one hand; featuring a 3.5-inch capacitive VGA touch-screen and a super easy to type on keyboard. The CR200 is easy to use; it turns on instantly, fast and reliably dedicated to your ultimate music experience. It can be used anywhere in your home all for a price of $349 ($50 less than its non-touchscreen predecessor, the CR100, went for), which includes the charging cradle.

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Samsung Mondi Mobile WiMAX Device First-impressions

Samsung Mondi Mobile WiMAX Device First-impressions

It seems a long time since we played with a non-functional prototype of Samsung's Mondi WiMAX MID back at Mobile World Congress in February.  Only last week the Windows Mobile 6.1 handheld saw its official launch, to take advantage of Clearwire's slowly spreading CLEAR WiMAX network, so imagine our surprise when a Mondi dropped, unannounced, through the SlashGear letterbox.  After the cut, check out our walkthrough video and an initial hands-on gallery, together with some early feedback in advance of our full review.

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Epson Stylus Photo PX650 printer announced

Epson Stylus Photo PX650 printer announced

Epson announced a new printer in their Stylus Photo line today called the PX650 all-in-one. This printer is targeted toward digital photographers and doesn't even require a PC to function.

Samsung SNE-50K e-book reader announced

Samsung SNE-50K e-book reader announced

Samsung announced the SNE-50K today, an e-book reader that is intended for the South Korean market. This reader measures in at 5-inches and is capable of taking notes on as well as acting as an e-book viewer.

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Boingo to offer free Wi-Fi to Verizon subscribers

Boingo to offer free Wi-Fi to Verizon subscribers

If you're a Verizon subscriber, you'll be pleased to learn that Boingo has expanded their deal with the carrier today to make it so you can obtain free Wi-Fi in any location that supports a Boingo hotspot.

This way, you'll be able to access Verizon DSL or FiOS services at any Boingo hotspot for free. It's not clear at the moment if this freebie deal will be available internationally, but the U.S. is a definite.

This helps to level the playing field a bit between Verizon and other carriers like AT&T who have already expanded their Wi-Fi hotspot coverage considerably beyond the traditional locations like Starbucks.

Averatec D1133 puts AMD Athlon 3250e 1.5Ghz CPU into 18.4-inch all-in-one

Averatec D1133 puts AMD Athlon 3250e 1.5Ghz CPU into 18.4-inch all-in-one

TriGem have updated their Averatec D1100-series 18.4-inch desktop all-in-one, by dropping in AMD's 1.5GHz Athlon X2 3250e low-voltage processor.  Sitting alongside the existing Intel Atom N270 machines in the D1100-series, the AMD-based Averatec D1133AH1E-1 has 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard-drive.

MiFi 2352 now sharing HSPA through Vodafone Spain

MiFi 2352 now sharing HSPA through Vodafone Spain

Vodafone Spain have announced that they are the latest carrier to be offering Novatel Wireless' MiFi 2352 "intelligent personal hotspot".  The device, which we reviewed back in June, shares a single HSPA connection with up to five simultaneous WiFi clients, and runs off an internal battery for completely wireless use.

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Panasonic LUMIX 12.1MP digicams announced: FZ35, FP8 and ZR1

Panasonic LUMIX 12.1MP digicams announced: FZ35, FP8 and ZR1

Panasonic have announced their latest three LUMIX digital cameras, kicking off with the DSLR-lookalike FZ35 with an 18x zoom, following up with the more fashion-focused FP8 with its 4.6x zoom, and finishing up with the mid-range ZR1 with an 8x zoom.  All three have a 12.1-megapixel sensor, optical image stabilization and face-recognition.

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