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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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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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.