Archive for Aug 25, 2009

Sony Reader Daily Edition: 3G and 7-inch touchscreen for $399

Sony Reader Daily Edition: 3G and 7-inch touchscreen for $399

Sony have announced their third new ebook reader, the Sony Reader Daily Edition, and as has long been expected it includes wireless 3G connectivity.  The new $399 device comes with a new version of their eBook Library software, 3.0, now Mac and PC compatible and which can also be used to organize notes made on touchscreen Sony ebook devices.  Sony have also revealed Library Finder, an electronic "ebook borrowing" system.

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Report: Cell phones cause brain tumors

Report: Cell phones cause brain tumors

There are several long running point and counterpoint arguments in the technology world. Among the most common are do video games cause violence in those who play them and one of the longest running is the debate over whether cell phones cause brain tumors or not.

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Acer Veriton all-in-one debuts

Acer Veriton all-in-one debuts

It seems like most of the time when I see a new computer getting launched it's either a netbook, nettop, or an all-in-one PC. All-in-ones and nettops are being aimed increasingly at business users who need a cheap computer for basic computing tasks.

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Nokia Booklet 3G to cost $799?

Nokia Booklet 3G to cost $799?

Pricing for Nokia's Booklet 3G is so far unconfirmed by the Finnish company themselves, but according to sources speaking to NetbookNews it's likely to be a $799 device.  As for the specific Atom processor Nokia are using, that's tipped to be the Z530, a 1.6GHz chip with 512MB cache and a 533MHz FSB, likely putting it on a rough par with today's Atom N270 netbooks.

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Hard case for iPhone features a tether

Hard case for iPhone features a tether

I want to protect my iPhone from drops and breakage so I keep it inside a hard case. At the same time, the case I use wasn't exactly cheap and I want it to keep looking good too. What do you do in this instance; get a case for your case?

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Iogear announces Avior AV solutions line

Iogear announces Avior AV solutions line

Iogear makes a full line of gear and peripherals for computers and notebooks. The company also has a new line of AV products that are aimed for the enthusiast looking for complete control and integration of multiple AV components.

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National Semiconductor offers new power saving tech for mobile devices

National Semiconductor offers new power saving tech for mobile devices

Almost everyone has a mobile phone today and one of the things that consumes the most power inside your mobile phone is the display. Any technology that can reduce the power consumed by the display on our mobile devices translates directly into more run time and longer battery life.

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Canon unveils Mac scanners for home and office

Canon unveils Mac scanners for home and office

I am not a Mac user myself, but I know a few people who are and one of the biggest challenges can be getting software that is compatible with the Mac OS. Windows users take new devices for granted since most everything for computers supports Windows.

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USB-IF offers USB 3.0 developers kit

USB-IF offers USB 3.0 developers kit

The first time I heard about wireless USB I was intrigued by the idea of being able to put my printer anywhere in my office without having to worry about a cable reaching. When I heard about USB 3.0, I was more excited because I wouldn't have to wait as long for a backup to my Drobo to complete.

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Pressmart brings leading newspapers to Kindle and Sony eReader

Pressmart brings leading newspapers to Kindle and Sony eReader

Many print publications are having one of their most difficult years ever. The poor economy has meant that advertisers are not buying ads like they used to at the same time that subscriber numbers are dropping and production costs are up.

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HIS announces HD 4890 iCooler x4 video card

HIS announces HD 4890 iCooler x4 video card

Any PC gamer will tell you that the better your video card is the better graphics you get when you play PC games. We see lots of customized NVIDIA video cards with new cooling solutions and other features come across the market, but custom ATI video cards are less common.

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ASUS freeze Smartbook development over lack of “clear market”

ASUS freeze Smartbook development over lack of “clear market”

ASUS may have leant their weight to the Smartbook movement back at Computex, bringing along a couple of slender Eee PCs based on the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, but that doesn't mean they've current plans to bring them to market.  Indeed, according to ASUS CEO Jerry Shen this week, the lack of a "clear market" for Smartbooks has seen the project put on ice.