Archive for Mar 29, 2010

DaVinci Audio Labs UniSon MK II turntable: heavy build, heavy price

DaVinci Audio Labs UniSon MK II turntable: heavy build, heavy price

Still listening to vinyl?  Got some spare cash lying around, or a credit card you don't mind maxing out?  Have some suitably reinforced shelves?  Then head on over to DaVinci Audio Labs, whose new UniSon MK II turntable promises to scythe out noise or vibration from your audio pleasure, separating the motor and its control unit from the platter, and coming in at a massive 160lbs.

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Nokia N8 confirmed in N8-00 XML file

Nokia N8 confirmed in N8-00 XML file

Follow this link and you'll get to lots and lots of text, but before you close the tab and move on to shinier, prettier things, check out exactly what that text is seemingly referring to.  The document, hosted on Nokia's site, is apparently an XML file for the Nokia N8, the high-end smartphone tipped to arrive sometime this year.  According to the document - which refers to the N8 by its presumed prototype name, the N8-00, the handset will have an nHD display and run Symbian^3.

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iPhone 4th-Gen LCD/digitizer leaks on video?

iPhone 4th-Gen LCD/digitizer leaks on video?

There's something about supposedly-leaked iPhone HD components that make us instantly suspicious, so forgive us if we seem unnaturally sceptical of this purported fourth-generation iPhone display.  Spotted on a video from SmartPhoneMedia, who claim to have received the component from a "very reliable source", the display is slightly longer than the current iPhone 3GS panel but also narrower.

Video after the cut

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HTC Desire Review

HTC Desire Review

The HTC Desire is the company's second-strike in what they hope will be a one-two sucker punch for the Android competition. Following on from the excellent HTC Legend, the Desire borrows plenty from Google's Nexus One but packages it with HTC Sense for arguably better out-of-the-box usability. It makes for a tricky argument, however; HTC manufacture both smartphones, and have been accused by some of purposefully building the Desire to a price by snipping away at the spec sheet. We've got two questions, then: is the HTC Desire any good, and does it hold its own against the Google Nexus One? To find out, check the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Apple detail iPad launch: 9am April 3rd & in Best Buy too

Apple detail iPad launch: 9am April 3rd & in Best Buy too

The iPad preorders are already shipping out, and now Apple has clarified exactly what you can expect if you'd rather pick up the tablet in-store after playing with it a little first.  All of Apple's US stores will apparently have stock of the iPad for walk-in customers, and will open at 9am on Saturday April 3rd.  Meanwhile Apple has also confirmed that "most" Best Buy stores will carry the iPad too.

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MSI Wind U250 with dual-core CPU tipped incoming

MSI Wind U250 with dual-core CPU tipped incoming

Word of a new MSI netbook packing a dual-core processor has emerged, courtesy not of the company themselves but of their EnergyStar listing.  The MSI Wind U250 has a 1.3GHz AMD Athlon II Neo dual core K325 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard-drive; while the specific GPU isn't mentioned, it will get 512MB of dedicated memory.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will never have multitouch

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will never have multitouch

I mentioned earlier this morning that the Sony Ericsson X10 is up for pre-order on the Vodafone network in the UK. We have also posted our own review of the X10 here at SlashGear. Sony Ericsson is running a consumer research program centered on the handset, and one of the first questions they've had to field is exactly what happened to multitouch support.  The answer doesn't bode well, either; apparently the X10 lacks support both at the software and hardware level.

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Crazy Samsung SMX-C20UN camcorder has 25-degree angled lens

Crazy Samsung SMX-C20UN camcorder has 25-degree angled lens

Camcorders come in all sorts of shapes and sizes on today's market from tiny camcorders designed to slip into a pocket to massive prosumer units that look like the beta cams from my youth in size. Samsung has unveiled a new camcorder that has a strange lens orientation intended to make using the camera more comfortable.

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1/4 watch can be yours for $85

1/4 watch can be yours for $85

Typically when we talk about watches that turn up on Yanko Design they are concepts that might be cool, but aren’t likely to make it to production so you can actually buy them. The Maze of Time watch is a good example of an interesting watch that you can’t buy.

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Maingear SHIFT gets Fermi video card option

Maingear SHIFT gets Fermi video card option

Earlier this month Maingear announced that its suitably awesome SHIFT personal super computer was getting the new and wonderful Intel Core i7-980X CPU. The SHIFT computer is now getting another new and powerful option to choose from.

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Google received over 1,100 community responses for fiber optic network proposal

Google received over 1,100 community responses for fiber optic network proposal

Back in February Google announced that it was looking for communities that would be interested in participating with the search giant on a plan to introduce high-speed fiber optic networks into communities to deliver faster broadband speeds. Google was looking for communities that would be interested in being part of the pilot program.

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iPad more likely to be purchased by current Apple owners

iPad more likely to be purchased by current Apple owners

The iPad is set to launch within the week and the device will be the first time that many non-AT&T customers have been able to get their hands on anything closely resembling the iPhone. Research group NPD has unveiled some new statistics about the consumers most aware of the iPad and hence more likely to purchase the iPad.

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