Archive for September, 2009

Acer AspireRevo now available for $199.99

Acer AspireRevo now available for $199.99

The Acer AspireRevo AR1600-U910H nettop is one of those slick little systems that offers all the performance you need for general computing needs in a tiny form factor that is easy to hide inside your entertainment system or on a desk. The little machine is now available for purchase on Newegg.

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Project Natal unlikely to be backward-compatible with existing 360 games

Project Natal unlikely to be backward-compatible with existing 360 games

Microsoft has confirmed that it's unlikely existing games will be compatible with their upcoming Project Natal motion-controller for the Xbox 360, suggesting that developers would in effect need to push out fully reworked versions of titles rather than merely issue a compatibility patch.  The news came courtesy of Microsoft Games' Kudo Tsunoda, speaking at the Tokyo Game Show, who confirmed that the company had been forced to significantly alter code in the games they used to demonstrate Project Natal.

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Palm Pre still en-route to Verizon says insider

Palm Pre still en-route to Verizon says insider

After rumors late last week that Verizon had turned their collective noses up at the Palm Pre, put off by poor sales performance and a preference for RIM and Android, BGR is now reporting that the CDMA carrier will indeed be offering the webOS smartphone.  Their unnamed source has apparently confirmed that the Pre is indeed headed to Verizon, though there's no word of an actual release date.

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Philips Lumiblade OLED lighting concepts get demo’d [Video]

Philips Lumiblade OLED lighting concepts get demo’d [Video]

Philips have been showing off their latest efforts in OLED lighting at the "100% Design Fair" in London recently, and while they're still concepts we're hoping someone at the company realizes that there's likely a paying audience out there somewhere - at the very least the Mathmos-loving crowd - and decides to, you know, release some of the darned things.  The Philips Lumiblade concepts [pdf link] range from home to commercial in their application, but all promise low power consumption.

Video demo after the cut

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