Archive for May 27, 2010

Shuttle SX58J3 SFF PC supports Core i7-980X Extreme

Shuttle SX58J3 SFF PC supports Core i7-980X Extreme

Just because you're small, doesn't mean you can't be powerful; that's pretty much the tagline for Shuttle's new flagship SFF mini-PC.  The Shuttle SX57J3 is a mere 33 x 21.5 x 19 cm in size, but is designed to swallow up Intel's hexacore Core i7-980X Extreme processor (or indeed any socket 1366 Core i7 chips), together with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory.

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Palm webOS UI chief taking new role in Android team? [Update: Confirmed!]

Palm webOS UI chief taking new role in Android team? [Update: Confirmed!]

The man responsible for the Palm webOS UI, Matias Duarte, has apparently jumped ship and taken a new job at Google, most likely in the search giant's Android team.  That's according to AllThingsD's sources; Palm have confirmed Duarte's resignation, but neither they nor Google will confirm exactly where he's headed.  As Senior Director of Human Interface and User Experience at Palm, Duarte took the lead in developing the distinctive and flexible webOS interface, one of the things many - us included - believe will make the platform so ideal for the upcoming HP webOS tablet.

Update: It's confirmed, Duarte will be Google's new "User Experience Director for Android"

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OLPC adopt Marvell Moby tablet platform for XO-3

OLPC adopt Marvell Moby tablet platform for XO-3

OLPC have polarised opinion with their approach to computer systems for developing nations, and now the organisation has partnered with Marvell to try to deliver on their latest XO-3 tablet.  The new slates will be based on Marvell's Moby platform - as demonstrated back in March - and are unlikely to look like OLPC's ambitious, eye-catching renders.

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NEC Valuestar N VN790/BS 3D all-in-one hits Japan in June

NEC Valuestar N VN790/BS 3D all-in-one hits Japan in June

The sales message is clear: buy NEC's new Valuestar N VN790/BS 3D all-in-one, freshly launched in Japan, and get a gobful of whale.  Initially promised last month - though a little earlier than expected - the 20-inch desktop has a 1,600 x 900 2D/3D capable display, Blu-ray drive and a CPU from Intel's mobile line-up.

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AMtek iTablet Speed-Lite Tegra 2 tablet brings four touchscreen friends to Computex

AMtek iTablet Speed-Lite Tegra 2 tablet brings four touchscreen friends to Computex

The tablet market is gathering momentum, and AMtek has just announced all five of the models they'll be bringing to Computex next month.  The slates range in processor prowess from a simple 800MHz Freescale chip, through NVIDIA's Tegra 2, and then into the realms of Intel's Menlow and Montevina platforms.  Touchscreen technology, meanwhile, includes active digitizers and multitouch-capable capacitive screens.

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USB flash drive cufflinks for the well-dressed geek

USB flash drive cufflinks for the well-dressed geek

There are lots of geeks out there that revel in their geekdom. This is the sort of person who buys all their shirts at ThinkGeek and normal folk go to when their computer needs fixed. Sometimes a geek has to leave the t-shirt behind and get fancied up for events like weddings or court dates for trying to hack your hot neighbors Facebook page.

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Gym worker who found the Motorola Droid Shadow gets canned

Gym worker who found the Motorola Droid Shadow gets canned

On Tuesday, we mentioned that a dude who works at a Verizon Wireless corporate gym found an unreleased Motorola Droid Shadow smartphone in the gym that a Verizon employee had left behind after a workout. Naturally, the guy and his pal poked around in the handset found that I was unreleased, and offered the images to Gizmodo.

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DARPA gives Lockheed Martin $3.9M to develop new scope for soldiers

DARPA gives Lockheed Martin $3.9M to develop new scope for soldiers

Lockheed Martin is one of the biggest arms contractors that supplies all manner of high tech gear for the military. The name is most closely associated with aircraft, but the company is much more than that. Lockheed Martin has announced that it has won a new DARPA contract to develop a scope for soldiers.

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Lensbaby Control Freak lens now shipping for DSLRs

Lensbaby Control Freak lens now shipping for DSLRs

One of the big reasons that amateur and pro photographers go with a DSLR camera is so they can have more control over their photos. This control comes in the from of adjustments and having the perfect lens for any need. Lensbaby has announced that it is now shipping its Control Freak lens for DSLR cameras.

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Nokia N8 Sims 3, Need For Speed & Monopoly gaming get video demos

Nokia N8 Sims 3, Need For Speed & Monopoly gaming get video demos

The Open Mobile Summit is currently taking place in overcast London, and Nokia have been rolling out some hitherto-unseen Nokia N8 goodies to tide us over until the smartphone launches in August.  Most eye-catching are EA Games demos of Sims 3, Need For Speed and Monopoly for the handset, and MyNokiaBlog grabbed some demo video of the three in action.

Video demo after the cut

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V-MODA drops high-end Crossfade LP headphones

V-MODA drops high-end Crossfade LP headphones

When it comes to headphones, there are a bunch of different styles that you can choose from to meet your individual needs and tastes. V-MODA makes some very nice headphones that offer good sound quality and look really cool as well. The latest offering from V-MODA is the Crossfade LP headphones.

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Acer offers up Revo family of media streamer and storage devices

Acer offers up Revo family of media streamer and storage devices

Network media players for the home are becoming more and more popular as the average consumer migrates from physical media to digital media for home movies and other content. As we grow these digital media collections, we need a device to play all that media back easily and a device that is capable of storing that media safely.

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