Archive for Feb 23, 2010

Samsung C7000, C8000, and C9000 3D LED TVs landing in Europe this March

Samsung C7000, C8000, and C9000 3D LED TVs landing in Europe this March

I mentioned earlier this morning that the new line of Samsung LED 3D TVs would be landing in Sears stores here in the US this March. Samsung is also set to offer up similar 3D LED TVs in Europe starting in March. The electronics giant will bring three 3D models to Europe.

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iPhone takes 3rd in smartphone sales for 2009

iPhone takes 3rd in smartphone sales for 2009

The technology market had one of its worst years ever in 2009 with the global economy being so poor. There were a few bright spots in the industry though like netbooks and smartphones. Sales of both netbooks and smartphones grew despite the poor economy.

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Jaybird SB1 Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones review

Jaybird SB1 Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones review

Announced last month, Jaybird's SB1 Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones may be intended for gym-goers - in fact they come with a lifetime guarantee against sweat - but with discrete styling and a reasonably budget $89 MRSP are likely to appeal to those nowhere near the treadmills. Are the Jaybird's cheap and cheerful, or does audio quality let them down? Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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NuTera HD7000 nanopatterning solution for HDD makers set to usher in terabit era for storage

NuTera HD7000 nanopatterning solution for HDD makers set to usher in terabit era for storage

When it comes to storage for our computers and other devices consumers and manufacturers are always looking for higher capacities and more speed. To add more storage capacity to hard drives, drive makers need new construction methods that allow for increased areal densities.

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Shuttle debuts snazzy new XPC SG41J1 SFF barebone computer

Shuttle debuts snazzy new XPC SG41J1 SFF barebone computer

The big name in small form factor computers is Shuttle. The company has been making smallish SFF machines for gamers and home theater PC enthusiasts for a long time now. Shuttle has unveiled its latest SFF system called the XPC Barebone SG41J1 using a new J1 chassis.

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Samsung 3D TVs landing at Sears locations in March with demo systems in stores

Samsung 3D TVs landing at Sears locations in March with demo systems in stores

The 3D TV boom is coming in 2010 with a huge amount of 3D content coming to satellite and cable providers. 3D Blu-ray movies are also coming along with a bunch of new 3D Blu-ray players and an update for the PS3 to support 3D is coming as well. The part that home theater fans will need is a new TV that is 3D ready.

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CompactFlash Association announces CF5.0 specifications now available

CompactFlash Association announces CF5.0 specifications now available

Many DSLR cameras and some camcorders on the market today store images and video to CompactFlash or CF cards. The higher-end cameras tend to use CF cards as do many pro-level camcorders. The big benefit of CF cards over SD cards for the most part has been storage capacity. The CompactFlash Association has announced that the new CF5.0 specs are now available.

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Belkin reveals full line of USB 3.0 gear including add-in cards and cables

Belkin reveals full line of USB 3.0 gear including add-in cards and cables

Belkin has a full line of accessories and gear for all sorts of devices ranging from cases for mobile phones to FM transmitters for music phones and more. Belkin has announced its new line of USB 3.0 gear that includes cables and add-in cards for desktop and laptop computers.

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Seagate offers industry’s first 2TB 6Gb/s SAS HDD

Seagate offers industry’s first 2TB 6Gb/s SAS HDD

Seagate is one of the biggest makers of storage products on the planet. The company has a full range of external solutions for consumers as well as internal HDDs for notebooks, desktops, and enterprise storage. The company has a new SAS 3.5-inch HDD for enterprise use that it claims to be the first for the industry.

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Viewsonic unveils VNB131 ViewBook Pro ULV notebook

Viewsonic unveils VNB131 ViewBook Pro ULV notebook

Viewsonic has been around for a long time and has traditionally been huge in the PC LCD and LCD TV markets. The company branched out into digital photo frames and with the netbook segment, booming the company started making netbooks and notebooks as well. Viewsonic has unveiled its latest notebook called the ViewBook VNB131.

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T-Mobile Sidekicks pulled: the end is nigh?

T-Mobile Sidekicks pulled: the end is nigh?

As predicted late last month, T-Mobile USA have apparently retired the Sidekick.  All models of Sidekick - bar the Sidekick LX 2009 Carbon - have been pulled from the company's site, and the sole remaining model is listed as "temporarily out of stock".

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Apple A4 SoC in iPad could have cost $1bn to develop

Apple A4 SoC in iPad could have cost $1bn to develop

How much does creating a new chip cost?  If your guess was "a whole lot" then you're right; according to the NYT this week, Apple could have spent $1bn in developing the Apple A4 that powers the iPad, and that's not even counting the investment in building a factory, which can add another $3bn to the bill.

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