Archive for Jan 26, 2010

Asus set to whip out two eReaders in Q2

Asus set to whip out two eReaders in Q2

Asus has already pulled the cover off a cool new eReader this year called the DR-950 that was tipped for launch in the second half of 2009. The new eReader has a 1024 x 768 resolution display and supports HTML and most eBook file types. Asus is reportedly set to launch two eReaders this year including the DR-950.

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OLED tech takes board games to next level

OLED tech takes board games to next level

When you say board games we all immediately think of games with cardboard and lots of little pieces like Monopoly that have been around for decades. In the future board games might not be what many of us know them as with a new OLED technology that has been developed.

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Google blames T-Mobile for Nexus One 3G woes

Google blames T-Mobile for Nexus One 3G woes

Google's first direct to the customer Android phone, the Nexus One, has had its image tarnished a bit with many users reporting significant 3G woes when using the handset. Both Google and T-Mobile have been investigating the issues.

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Users report that AppleCare techs say second fix for screen flicker coming

Users report that AppleCare techs say second fix for screen flicker coming

That big and very cool 27-inch Apple iMac has had more than its share of woes since it launched. One of the most common issues with the machine is that the screen flickers. Apple issued a fix for the flicker issue about a month ago, but it apparently didn't solve the problem.

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Kingston reveals new 512GB SSDNow V+ SSD

Kingston reveals new 512GB SSDNow V+ SSD

I mentioned earlier this month that Kingston had unveiled a new version of its SSDNow V+ with support for the Windows 7 TRIM feature. The version that was shown off earlier this month was a relatively small 30GB capacity SSD.

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Rubik’s Cube turns 30

Rubik’s Cube turns 30

Any child of the 80's like me will remember the Rubik's Cube. I had one and the only way I was ever able to solve it was to pull of the stickers and put them in order. I can remember being very impressed when this Asian kid solved it in like a minute on That's Incredible.

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VTech unveils LS6325 push-to-talk DECT 6.0 cordless phone for landlines

VTech unveils LS6325 push-to-talk DECT 6.0 cordless phone for landlines

I haven't had a landline that I use for making or receiving calls in years. I have one for my DSL and only because my local cable company doesn't serve my neighborhood. However, I know lots of people that are still rocking a landline and need a decent cordless phone for use in the home.

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Cowon W2 MID spotted in wild

Cowon W2 MID spotted in wild

Cowon's W2 Windows 7 MID has finally been spotted in the wild, cavorting with a reasonably surprised looking model while in Korea.  Having been specified - and priced - earlier this month, AVING caught up with the 4.8-inch touchscreen tablet and grabbed some hands-on shots.

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Belkin TuneCast Auto Live ships in North America

Belkin TuneCast Auto Live ships in North America

Many newer cars over the last few years have started to include auxiliary inputs that will allows you to plug your MP3 player into the radio directly to listen to your digital tracks on the road. However, there are still a lot of cars on the road that do not have this feature.

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Thomson PoMMeS media tablet hits FCC with Apple wordplay

Thomson PoMMeS media tablet hits FCC with Apple wordplay

Ah, those comical French and their whimsical word-play.  Fresh to the FCC this week is the Thomson PoMMeS tablet, "pommes" of course being French for "apple", an 8-inch WVGA touchscreen slate seemingly intended for online TV consumption, VoIP, web-browsing and other generally internet related tasks.

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Nexus One “coming soon” to Walmart Wireless

Nexus One “coming soon” to Walmart Wireless

Analysts blamed Google's comparatively lackluster first-week Nexus One sales on the Android 2.1 smartphone only being available through their online store, but all that could be changing.  A Walmart Wireless product page for the Nexus One has been spotted, suggesting that the smartphone is "Coming Soon".

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Leica M9 digital range finder gets $7k Amazon preorder

Leica M9 digital range finder gets $7k Amazon preorder

It's turning into quite a morning for cameras, with the news that Leica's M9 digital range finder has gone up for preorder on Amazon.  $6,995 gets you the 18-megapixel full-frame M-mount range finder - body only, mind - which Leica announced back in September 2009.

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