We have talked about SGI before when it unveiled the Octane III desk side supercomputer back in September. SGI is back with the unveiling of what it claims to be the world's fastest supercomputer called the Altix UV.
Friday is Black Friday meaning that there will be hoards of people out shopping and some of the best deals of the Christmas season. TomTom has announced that Walmart will be offering deals on two new and exclusive GPS devices in the store on Black Friday starting at 5am.
Unusually-shaped peripherals are always good to see, and this wireless combo trackpad and mini QWERTY thumbboard looks to be a nifty addition to an HTPC setup. Boasting a roughly 30ft range using the included 2.4GHz wireless USB dongle, you get both mousing control with a 2.8-inch trackpad and text-entry with a backlit keyboard.
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LG's first Android smartphone, the GW620, was initially spotted in some unearthed HTML lurking in the company's website; now some further user agent diving has turned up another Android smartphone, the LG GT540. Full specifications of the GT540 are unknown, but it's expected to have a 320 x 480 touchscreen together with GSM/EDGE/HSPA connectivity.
We've marvelled at the prodigious size of the Nintendo DSi LL, freshly released in Japan this past weekend, but PC Watch took things one step further and broke open their gaming handheld. Their teardown does sadly confirm that Nintendo didn't take advantage of the extra room to squeeze in anything especially exciting.
Think back over the last 24 hours or so - did you feel a shimmer in the fabric of the universe? If not, you're obviously not tuned into CERN, who powered up the Large Hadron Collider and fired two proton beams simultaneously for the first time yesterday. While the first collisions have already been spotted, it's still early days for Higgs boson spotting overall: the scientists in charge of the LHC still have to ramp up the proton speed, with a target of 1.2 trillion electron volts (TeV) by Christmas.
As if the HTC HD2 needed any more hyperbole, it's now emerged that the Windows Phone can actually be coaxed to use WiFi 802.11n networks rather than just the advertised b/g support. The tweak was identified over at xda-developers and requires a registry hack; however some users have reported significant increases in battery consumption when the higher-speed wireless is switched on.
Apple's 27-inch iMac did the Cupertino company proud when we reviewed the Core 2 Duo model last month, but trouble is afoot with the freshly-shipping Core i7 models. Various Apple support forum threads are suggesting that not only are some Core i7 iMacs turning up DOA and refusing to power on, others have hit desktops only for their eager buyers to discover the glass screen has cracked.
Creative's latest point-and-shoot camcorder has emerged, and though the feature list isn't exactly overwhelming it's a decent update over the second-gen version. The new Creative Vado HD still grabs 720p high-definition footage but now the company are claiming improved low-light and bright-light performance together with out-of-the-box compatibility with both PCs and Macs.
Nokia UK have finally announced launch and pricing details for the Nokia X6, the company's new Comes With Music flagship media phone. Packing a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, 32GB of integrated storage and a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, the Nokia X6 will arrive at UK retailer Phones4U on Friday November 27th, free with a £35 ($58) per month agreement.
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