Archive for Aug 26, 2009

Sony PS3 Slim teardowns splay new console’s guts [Video]

Sony PS3 Slim teardowns splay new console’s guts [Video]

With Sony's PS3 Slim showing up for sale all over, and word from the company themselves that retailers have been given the green light to begin swapping cash for consoles, it's only right and fair that the trusty teardown teams begin their dismantling.  Both iFixit and Rapid Repair have had their screwdrivers on standby in the run up to the new PS3 Slim's release, and along with the warning that a teardown "should not be used as disassembly instructions" have set to work stripping the console to its component parts.

Video of teardown process after the cut

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Android 2.0 Donut gets Eee PC netbook install hack [Video]

Android 2.0 Donut gets Eee PC netbook install hack [Video]

The plans of many official Android-based netbooks and Smartbooks may be on hold as companies tentatively measure the market, but if you're desperate for a blast of Google's open-source OS on your budget ultraportable then there are certainly ways to do it yourself.  The latest tutorial we've spotted comes courtesy of UMPC Fever, who have put the latest build of Android OS 2.0 Donut onto their Eee PC.

Video demos after the cut

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Nokia Smartbook tipped to follow Booklet 3G in mid-2010

Nokia Smartbook tipped to follow Booklet 3G in mid-2010

A few days ago Nokia hadn't a single netbook on their product sheet; now, according to DigiTimes' mysterious sources, they're set to enter not one but two budget ultraportable niches.  Hot on the heels of the Nokia Booklet 3G comes rumor that the Finns plan an ARM-based Smartbook in mid-2010; while there's no talk of specifications it comes as no surprise to see that everything Smartbooks are being lauded for - long battery life, multiple connectivity options - are the same things Nokia has prioritized in the Booklet 3G.

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Magellan RoadMate 1700 is 7-inches of Touchscreen GPS Goodness

Magellan RoadMate 1700 is 7-inches of Touchscreen GPS Goodness

It's looking like devices have a way of showing up without anyone's consent now a days. At least, the consent of those who make said gadgets. And now that the Magellan RoadMate 1700 has graced the spacious universe of the internet, we can chalk up another victim. This time around we get some GPS-loving action, and while many of you may be thinking there's too many of these things out there on the market already, this little piece of guided technology is just amibitious enough with its standard features, that it could start pulling you away from those other devices.

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Sony PS3 Slim Being Sold Early to Those Who Look Hard Enough

Sony PS3 Slim Being Sold Early to Those Who Look Hard Enough

So, we'll admit that that title may be a bit misleading. Why? Because it looks like people aren't having to look that hard at all to find a few random (or perhaps not too random) pieces of Sony's new hardware floating around in retail stores. If you'll remember right, Sony said that the Slim wouldn't be sold until September 1st, but it's beginning to look like that release date might not have been as set in stone as originally thought. Well, let's hope that's the case, or there's a lot of stores out there breaking that one cardinal rule.

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MSI Mobile Core i7 Confirmed for Windows 7-based Notebooks

MSI Mobile Core i7 Confirmed for Windows 7-based Notebooks

With the release of Windows 7 coming up pretty quickly here, we're just like everyone else in hoping that while the Operating System is getting upgraded, the machines running them don't get left in the dust. Thankfully, that doesn't seem to be the case, at least not with MSI, as they move forward and confirm the introduction of the Mobile Core i7. It's not groundbreaking or anything (is there much that is, anymore?), but at least we get something new to look forward in the architecture point of view.

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OmniVision Takes a Step Toward High Definition Web and Mobile Phone Cameras

OmniVision Takes a Step Toward High Definition Web and Mobile Phone Cameras

Today marks the day that OmniVision announced a sensor that could potentially make 1080p video capture a very real possibility in mobile devices. And not in ten years. The sensor is called the OV2710, and it can record the HD resolution at 30 frames per second, and it utilizes a 2-megapixel camera that matches the format. Keeping the megapixels low adds quite a few benefits, like lower expenses and getting better image quality in low lighting situations.

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LG BL40 Gets A Look Over and Compared

LG BL40 Gets A Look Over and Compared

LG hasn't always been known of releasing strange looking phones, but chalk it up to the BL40 to take that prize, and wear the belt proudly. There is something to gain from having an elongated screen, sure, like watching videos on your new-fangled device, but we can't help but wonder about every day use. And it looks like the guys over at Mobile Review are feeling the same way, after having some time to play around with it and take a plethora of snapshots.

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