Archive for Jun 29, 2010

iWork for iPhone tipped in new leak on Apple site

iWork for iPhone tipped in new leak on Apple site

Remember back early in the month when the iPhone 4 was unveiled and one of the slides in the keynote showed an option to send something to iWork? That slide was quickly replaced by a different one, but not before it made its rounds and got folks excited about iWork on the iPhone.

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Acer Aspire AS1551-5448 laptop lands at Amazon

Acer Aspire AS1551-5448 laptop lands at Amazon

If you are in the market for laptop that has a screen larger than the average netbook and is still priced in the netbook realm the Acer Aspire AS1551-5448 has landed at Amazon for purchase. The little notebook has an 11.6-inch screen and is powered by an AMD Athlon II Neo CPU.

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VIA unveils new EPIA-M840 embedded board for industrial applications

VIA unveils new EPIA-M840 embedded board for industrial applications

Via has announced a new mainboard packed with a Nano E-Series CPU and lots more for industrial applications called the EPIA-M840. The board is surprisingly feature packed and is aimed at the industrial automation, kiosk, POI, and HMI markets.

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invisibleSHIELD Dry to be AT&T Store exclusive

invisibleSHIELD Dry to be AT&T Store exclusive

If you have the new iPhone 4 you know that with both the front and back of the device being glass you can get scratches all around. You will want to do something to keep your shiny new gadget looking good and safe. The fact of the matter is that you will need a case and probably scratch resistant films as well as a case.

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Oklahoma State University to Use iPad in fall 2010 for Media and Strategic Communications schools

Oklahoma State University to Use iPad in fall 2010 for Media and Strategic Communications schools

You might recall that when some schools started trying to pilot digital readers like the Kindle instead of text books some advocates for the blind fought the pilot programs. This was based on accessibility of the digital readers to the visually impaired.

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JayBird unveils new SB2 Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones

JayBird unveils new SB2 Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones

Back in February we got our hands on the JayBird SB1 Bluetooth headphones and found that they were decent enough, if not the best for call and audio quality. JayBird has announced a new set of headphones called the SB2 that promise CD quality audio.

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iPhone 4 reception issues could prompt class-action suit

iPhone 4 reception issues could prompt class-action suit

Nothing like a whiff of Apple controversy to drum up a quick class-action suit, and with more and more iPhone 4 owners discovering their new handset can be fussy about how it's held, the lawyers are already circling.  Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff Legal - known for their frequent class-action litigation - are apparently "investigating potential problems" with the new Apple smartphone, and are calling for owner feedback on "poor reception quality, dropped calls and weak signals".

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Corsair Padlock 2 flash drive security glitch surfaces

Corsair Padlock 2 flash drive security glitch surfaces

Back in February Corsair unveiled its new Padlock 2 flash drive. The drive has a keypad on the front that won't allow access to any of the data on the drive until the correct PIN number is entered. Corsair has reported that an issue with the security on the drive has been discovered.

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Hitachi unveils 2010 line of LED and CCFL HDTVs

Hitachi unveils 2010 line of LED and CCFL HDTVs

Hitachi has been making HDTVs for a long time and many of its offerings are very good. The company has announced its new 2010 line of HDTVs with new LED backlit models and CCFL models as well. The new LED TVs are very thin at under 2-inches thick.

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PlayStation Plus launches: game trial, freebies & beta access

PlayStation Plus launches: game trial, freebies & beta access

Sony's v3.40 update for the PlayStation 3 brings with it support for PlayStation Plus, but what exactly is the new subscription-based service?  Priced at $49.99 for a full year (or $17.99 for three months), PlayStation Plus allows for up to one-hour of free trial gameplay of new titles, automatic downloads of new demos, patches and firmware updates, discounts of up to 50-percent on PlayStation Store purchases and early access to Sony's upcoming beta launches.

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Cirago CDD2000 USB 3.0 HDD docking station breaks cover

Cirago CDD2000 USB 3.0 HDD docking station breaks cover

A while back I talked about the Cirago Bluetooth adapters that were tiny and added new Bluetooth features to your notebook or desktop computer. Cirago is back with a new HDD dock that lets you use your old HDDs as USB 3.0 drives without having to mount them inside a chassis of some sort.

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Two Toshiba ARM tablets & Lenovo smartbook 1.5GHz resurrection tipped

Two Toshiba ARM tablets & Lenovo smartbook 1.5GHz resurrection tipped

Smartbook rumors a-plenty this morning, as Toshiba and Lenovo's plans for the rest of 2010 seep out of Taipei.  According to DigiTimes' sources, while Toshiba has already shown its first smartbook - which it insists on calling a MID - the Tegra 250 based AC100, the company is also apparently preparing two ARM-based tablet PCs for launch by the end of the year.  Meanwhile, Lenovo's mysterious plans for their own smartbooks have been linked with faster Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

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