Archive for Feb 25, 2010

Philips SoundSphere with free-floating tweeters

Philips SoundSphere with free-floating tweeters

Philips is heading into the hi-fi game, with its new SoundSphere home stereo lineup.  The MCi900 and MCD900, will both set sail with two speakers, 100 watts of ample amplification, and “free floating” tweeters that are physically outside of the speaker enclosure, for better acoustics.

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Synology DS710+ NAS Review

Synology DS710+ NAS Review

Synology have made a name for themselves in the network-attached storage segment for sturdy hardware, comprehensive software and decent performance, the the company are hoping to deliver all three once again with the DiskStation DS710+. A dual-drive RAID array with some ambitious throughput promises, the DS710+ also gets a fairly premium price tag too; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Apple “Explicit” App Store category spotted

Apple “Explicit” App Store category spotted

After the ongoing arguments about Apple's decision to yank titillating applications from the App Store, it now looks like the Cupertino company have a new category in mind to corral anything with a vaguely adult theme.  Cult of Mac heard from a developer that a new category has been added to iTunesConnect, the system through which new software is submitted for inclusion in the download store, called "Explicit".

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Creative Zii building steam? New 3G Dev board & peripherals; Android support by March

Creative Zii building steam? New 3G Dev board & peripherals; Android support by March

Creative have been talking up their Zii platform for quite some time now - the HD-capable system first showed up at CES 2009, and then more recently sprouted a smartphone reference design in December last year - but beyond the initial developer device there's little to show from the whole project.  Over at epiZENter, however, they've spotted what could be some movement: the Creative site has gained a few new peripherals, including a development kit supporting 3G modules, and an insider has tipped Android customization for Zii as being on track for a March 2010 completion.

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Buzz-kill

Buzz-kill

Recently Google entered the world of social media with their own service called Buzz. Buzz put Google directly in the real-time and social spaces, combined with a strong mobile component. Their approach is tied directly into Gmail on the desktop with a mobile website, and integration into various flavors of Google Maps. It would seem like a no-brainer and a success. Except I stopped using it almost immediately. Here's why.

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