Archive for Feb 26, 2010

AMD hexacore “Thuban” CPUs getting April 26th launch?

AMD's hexacore "Thuban" processor range, the so-called AMD Phenom II X6, could make a surprise appearance at CeBIT 2010 next week, ahead of a full launch on April 26th.  That's the word from OCWorkbench, whose sources also go on to suggest that AMD are working on a rival system to Intel's Turbo Boost, which will allow the CPU to disable select cores and overclock those remaining active for bursts of speed.

Corsair Reactor and Nova SSDs outed

Corsair Reactor and Nova SSDs outed

Corsair have outed two new SSD ranges, the Reactor and Nova series.  The Corsair Reactor drives, available in 60GB (up to 250MB/s read and 110MB/s write) and 120GB (up to 250MB/s read and 170MB/s write) capacities, while the Corsair Nova drives come in 64GB (up to 270MB/s read and 130MB/s write) and 128GB (up to 270MB/s read and 190MB/s write) capacities.

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Entourage eDGe early preorders shipping now; everyone else can wait until March

Entourage eDGe early preorders shipping now; everyone else can wait until March

Entourage's dual-display eDGe ereader went up for pre-order a while back, but if you didn't get in there early you shouldn't expect to see your device until sometime in March 2010.  According to the company, anyone who pre-ordered the eDGe before January 12th will have their ereader ship this week, and Entourage have also revealed a few more details about what sort of user experience - specifically battery runtimes - owners can expect.

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Dell Mini 5 first of “a family of tablets”

Dell's Mini 5 is just the first tablet the company are planning to release, and the Apple iPad is basically their target.  That's the message from Neeraj Choubey, general manager of Dell's tablet division, who has confirmed that the Mini 5 will be one of "a family of tablets", and he's also suggested that the company is working with carriers to push for low-cost data package plans similar to what Apple has negotiated.

Samsung active 3D glasses for LED 3D TVs get price

Samsung active 3D glasses for LED 3D TVs get price

I am really looking forward to 3D TV in my living room. I have already talked about the Samsung 3D TVs that are coming to Europe and the US soon. I also mentioned that the sets don’t come with 3D glasses; you have to buy those separately.

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If Shrek were to design earphones, Crazy Earphones are what you would get

If Shrek were to design earphones, Crazy Earphones are what you would get

SolidAlliance is well known for making some strange items. The new earphones from the company are perhaps their strangest and if attention is what you want, these are the earphones to get.

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Google gets new patent for converting print mags to digital versions automatically

Google gets new patent for converting print mags to digital versions automatically

Somewhere Rupert Murdoch is fuming right now. Google has been fighting legal pressure and pressure from some publishers with its book-scanning program for a while now. That pressure hasn't stopped the search giant from looking at other tech that will let it put more print materials online.

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Motorola open to Windows Phone 7 and MOTOBLUR on other devices

Motorola open to Windows Phone 7 and MOTOBLUR on other devices

Motorola has been struggling more than some phone makers with the poor economy. The fact that before Android Motorola hadn't had a popular device since the RAZR didn’t help things. When Android became popular Motorola pretty much abandoned WinMo and clung to Android the way a drowning man clings to a bit of driftwood.

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ATI Eyefinity gets tested and a few flaws surface

ATI Eyefinity gets tested and a few flaws surface

We heard a while back that ATI had a HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 version coming out that had six DisplayPort outputs. The gamers out there were probably drooling over the thought of gaming across six LCDs. I admit the prospect is very appealing, but I worried about the bezels making the image weird.

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Guppie is way cooler than a Leatherman tool

Guppie is way cooler than a Leatherman tool

I don’t keep a pocketknife or anything other than my wallet and my cell phone on me at any given time. My dad is the sort that thinks every guy on the planet should have a knife in their pocket and is always looking for an excuse to use his knife.

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Shuttle unveils 3.3cm thick XS35 PC

Shuttle unveils 3.3cm thick XS35 PC

Shuttle is well known for making small form factor computers for use in the home or office. The tiny systems can be used for all manner of things from gaming to HTPC rigs taking up little space. Shuttle has announced its latest SFF PC called the XS35 that will be seen at CeBIT next month.

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V-MODA Remix Remote headphones unveiled

V-MODA Remix Remote headphones unveiled

V-MODA has been around making high-end headphones for a while now. The company makes headphones that offer audiophiles more sound quality and better bass. The company is back with its latest set of headphones called the Remix Remote.

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