Archive for September, 2009

Live Luggage unveils powered 2012 sports bag

Live Luggage unveils powered 2012 sports bag

Most of us can relate to the literal and figurative pain that comes from schlepping massive suit cases through the airport and around hotels when we travel. If you are a big sports fan, moving all that heavy sports gear around the field is no fun either. Live Luggage has offered a powered suitcase for the traveler for a while and the company has now announced a new powered sports bag called the 2012.

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Sony announces DRX-S70U-W CD/DVD burner

Sony announces DRX-S70U-W CD/DVD burner

Many netbook users will agree that one of the biggest shortcomings of the small and portable computer systems is that they lack optical drives. The lack of an optical drive is most noticeable for many business users who still get data on CD or DVD frequently. Sony has announced a new slim external USB CD burner called the DRX-S70U-W that is specifically for notebook and netbook users.

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QNAP NMP-1000 HD network media player also does backup [Video]

QNAP NMP-1000 HD network media player also does backup [Video]

Networked media players are, if not quite ten-a-penny, then at least increasingly common these days, so it takes more than an ethernet port and an HDMI output to impress us.  QNAP are hoping their NMP-1000 will do just that, however, thanks to its onboard 3.5-inch hard-drive (up to 2TB), Full HD 1080p output, YouTube and Flickr support, automatic NAS backup functionality and UPnP streaming.

Video overview after the cut

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Intel Classmate PC orders cancelled as recession bites

Intel Classmate PC orders cancelled as recession bites

Intel's Classmate PC was heralded as the way that children in emerging markets would avoid getting left behind in the silicon revolution; now it seems that lifeline may have been cut.  DigiTimes is claiming that various governments and OEM partners have cancelled their orders for the low-powered netbook, having been forced to reprioritize their budgets in the wake of the ongoing economic downturn.

Patchy and delayed networking infrastructure has also been blamed for the cancellations, which have not been made publically but leaked out via Taiwanese component manufacturers.

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LG GD510 “Pop”: style & solar charging, but short on specs

LG GD510 “Pop”: style & solar charging, but short on specs

Sometimes a gadget comes along that is so pretty that, when you realise it has a spec-sheet more barren than the Sahara, you can't help but tear at your chest and roar.  LG's GD510 "Pop" isn't quite so bad as all that, but it's a handsome 3-inch touchscreen phone - the most compact ever with such a screen-size, they say - with a brushed aluminum body that throws out most of the things we take for granted in today's handsets.  WiFi we can live without, but a handset lacking 3G?  For shame!

Video demo after the cut

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