Archive for April, 2010

The Daily Slash: April 28th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 28th 2010

Middle of the week again, so we've got enough news to get you through the rest of your night, before you rest your eyes and hit the tail-end of the work week. We're happy to have you here with us for another edition of the Daily Slash, and we hope we can keep you awake long enough to reach the end. First up, in the Best of R3, the HTC Desire's been rooted, looks like a certain online publication is going on the offensive, and does Windows Phone 8 already exist? In the Dredge 'Net, we've got a temperature-sensitive coffee cup, the BlackBerry Partners need Super Apps, and a touch-sensitive faucet that needs to be seen to be believed.

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Shuttle J3 to be Unveiled at Computex 2010

Shuttle J3 to be Unveiled at Computex 2010

Shuttle has made a name for itself for manufacturing of high-performance small form factor PCs, along with creating the XPC, and they've gone ahead and announced their Computex 2010 exhibition booth. The event is Asia's largest trade show for computers and the industry, which is held in Taipei, Taiwan. Shuttle wants to make sure they make a mark at this year's event, and therefore have a nice ace up their sleeve: the J3.

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Intel Core i7 1.46Ghz ULV Due in the Fall

Intel Core i7 1.46Ghz ULV Due in the Fall

Of course, this is a rumor. A leak of a rumor. Or a rumor of a leak, however you want to think about it. But, according to those rumors, leaks, and whatever else, it looks like Intel is planning not only a 1.33GHz update to their Core i7 chips in the Summer, but also a bit more power later in the year. We're always a fan of more power, especially if these leaks are anywhere near true.

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PowerV Quad Charger for Nintendo Wii Uses Inductive Charging

PowerV Quad Charger for Nintendo Wii Uses Inductive Charging

Ah, wireless. We love it. Even the sound of it. It just makes us feel and warm and fuzzy inside. So, when we see something like this, where inductive charging is the norm, we can't help but want one. Maybe even two. Then again, if we bought two of these, we'd need a reason for having 8 Wiimotes, and we can't come up with anything right now. But, if you're normal and have only four controllers, the PowerV Quad Charger is perfect for you.

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HP: Investing Heavily in webOS R&D, Looking Into Tablets

HP: Investing Heavily in webOS R&D, Looking Into Tablets

We're still reeling from the news that Palm has just been bought by HP. It's a bold move by both companies, but one that we're sure is going to take off well. HP wanted to clarify their position on the purchase, along with shine a light on a few of the reasons why they thought buying the house that built webOS would be a good idea. To do that, they had Todd Bradley of HP take the reigns of a live webcast and go over some of the major points, along with some of the finer details. You can find a Q&A session after the break, which does a good job of bringing it all together.

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Clickfree C2N Review

Clickfree C2N Review

Backup - we've called it an ugly, boring chore before and it remains a necessary evil. We've also called Clickfree's products an ideal way to address that chore before too, and with their latest drive - the Clickfree C2N - the company reckon they've managed to make running backups on all your home or small office systems even more straightforward. At the risk of sounding like a bad X-Files plot, that's something we want to believe; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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HP buy Palm for $1.2bn

HP buy Palm for $1.2bn

In a move that frankly none of us were expecting, HP have announced that they are buying Palm for $1.2bn.  Announced today, the deal will see HP produce devices using Palm's webOS platform; current Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein is "expected" to remain with the company.

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Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC Edition Boasts 900MHz Clock Speeds

Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC Edition Boasts 900MHz Clock Speeds

Customizing your computer can be a costly thing. Anyone who does it knows that. And, if you're a gamer, or someone who needs their computer to be the best on the planet, it can be downright ridiculous. Take, for example, the Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC Edition, which is surely going to cost you somewhere in the ballpark of $700. But, at least it's the fastest video card on planet Earth. So, you get what you pay for.

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Polaroid Plans Leap Into Gaming Market With Accessories

Polaroid Plans Leap Into Gaming Market With Accessories

When you think gaming, you think Polaroid, right? Or, is that something else? Like cameras. Yeah, that's probably a bit more comfortable for most people. Well, get ready to get thrown right out of your comfort zone, because it looks like Polaroid is all set to turn things on their nose. With a few accessories in the works, Polaroid wants back into the gaming scene.

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