Archive for Jul 27, 2010

Chinavision Abyss watch don’t need no stinkin’ hands

Chinavision Abyss watch don’t need no stinkin’ hands

We like our weird and strange watches around there, even if most of us don’t wear watches. I haven’t had a watch on my wrist in nearly half a decade and don't miss them. If you like to collect strange and interesting watches Chinavision has a new one called the Abyss for you.

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AAXA M1 Limited micro projector hits pre-order

AAXA M1 Limited micro projector hits pre-order

In December of 2009, we talked about the AAXA M1 micro projector with its paltry 66 lumens of brightness and $359 price tag. The thing was a bit larger than some of the small pico projectors on the market when it debuted. AAXA has announced that pre-orders are being taken on the next version of the M1.

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Engineers burn off sewage using rocket science

Engineers burn off sewage using rocket science

I think that most of us tend to expect rocket science to be used on things like rockets. The science behind the tech has many other applications that have nothing to do with rockets and space travel. A good example is a team of engineers who have applied rocket science to treating wastewater.

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Thumbplay Music offers offline play for Android and Blackberry

Thumbplay Music offers offline play for Android and Blackberry

Thumbplay is a cloud-based music service for smartphones like the Blackberry and Android devices. The service allows the user to save albums and playlists and gives access to that music when they are offline.

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HTC offers handsets in China under its own brand

HTC offers handsets in China under its own brand

HTC in the grand scheme of things in the smartphone world hasn't been offering handsets under its own brand here in the US for that long. The company started out making handsets that were branded by other firms and then started selling directly under its own name.

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Acer debuts new Aspire Predator AG7750 gaming desktop in Canada

Acer debuts new Aspire Predator AG7750 gaming desktop in Canada

Acer has been peddling its black and orange Predator gaming desktops for a while now. The cases tend to have wild designs that look cool and inside the machines pack in some very nice hardware. The latest Predator gaming rig is the new AG7750.

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Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint EV residential charging stations now available

Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint EV residential charging stations now available

A while back, I mentioned that 4400 buyers of the Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle would have the chance to get a free residential charger. One of the chargers that will be available to those early buyers comes from Coulomb Technologies. The company has announced that its residential home charging station is now available to purchase.

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Apple Store is down: new Mac Pro, iMac and Magic Trackpad incoming?

Apple Store is down: new Mac Pro, iMac and Magic Trackpad incoming?

We've been keeping an eye on the Apple Store all morning, and sure enough it's been taken offline for "updating".  There's been no shortage of rumors and leaks regarding what we can expect to see lining the shelves later on today, but most likely are updates for the Mac Pro and iMac.

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Acer S1 ultra-thin displays debut

Acer S1 ultra-thin displays debut

Acer has debuted a new line of displays for computers that are ultra-thin and have green features to save power and take up less space on the desk. The new line of displays use LED backlights and are very slim with profiles 13mm to 15mm thick.

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Toshiba tosses new SFF HDDs at high-end markets

Toshiba tosses new SFF HDDs at high-end markets

Toshiba has announced a new line of small form factor HDDs that are aimed at different high-end markets. Three new HDD series were unveiled specifically for high-end computing, high-availability markets, and security sensitive needs.

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Virgin Media wires Welsh village for fiber optic broadband using electric poles

Virgin Media wires Welsh village for fiber optic broadband using electric poles

Virgin Media has made a bold promise in the UK of offering 100Mbps broadband speeds to half the homes in the UK by the middle of 2011. To facilitate this goal Virgin Media has announced a new innovative fiber optic broadband network has been deployed to a Welsh village called Crumlin, Caerphilly.

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Canada’s unlocked iPhone 4 gets priced

Canada’s unlocked iPhone 4 gets priced

With Canada one of the seventeen additional countries set to get the iPhone 4 this coming Friday, Apple has confirmed that eager buyers won't actually have to sign a contract in order to pick up the fourth-generation smartphone.  Instead, alongside Bell, Rogers and TELUS handsets, Apple will be offering the iPhone 4 unlocked and SIM-free, as they have been doing in the UK.  Unfortunately, the downside is the expense.

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