Archive for Jul 27, 2010

US Dell Streak on sale July 28th [Update: pre-sale is back]

US Dell Streak on sale July 28th [Update: pre-sale is back]

We were only talking about the US version of the Dell Streak this morning, and now comes news that the 5-inch Android tablet will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday July 28th.  The company's presales page has been updated, ending the registration process and announcing that would-be owners should "visit www.dell.com/streak tomorrow to purchase".

Updated with Dell comment after the cut

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Apple Magic Trackpad official: $69 multitouch peripheral

Apple Magic Trackpad official: $69 multitouch peripheral

Apple's new Magic Trackpad brings to desktop users something they've been enviously eyeing up from their mobile counterparts for some time now: multitouch gestures.  Basically a larger version of the multitouch trackpad from a MacBook Pro, the glass-topped slab hooks up to your Mac via Bluetooth and promises "months" of battery life and up to 33ft range.

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Apple Battery Charger claims lowest “vampire draw”

Apple Battery Charger claims lowest “vampire draw”

Looks like we spoke too soon when we said the new 27-inch LED Cinema Display was Apple's last new product of the morning; they've also slipped out a new Apple Battery Charger, intended for use with battery-powered peripherals like the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad.  The Cupertino company reckons their new charger is "optimized" for their own batteries, though of course it'll rejuice any AA-sized NiMH cells you slot in.

In the box is the charger itself and six batteries, with Apple claiming up to a 10-year lifespan for them.  Also making the whole thing a little more earth-friendly is the fact that it apparently has the lowest "vampire draw" (or standby power consumption) of "any similar charger on the market": just 30 milliwatts, in fact.

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Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display official: $999 from August

Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display official: $999 from August

Apple's last update of the day is a new 27-inch LED Cinema Display, the bigger sibling to the existing 24-inch model.  Packing 2560 x 1440 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio, the new Cinema Display uses an IPS LCD panel that offers 178-degree viewing angles; there are also 49W speakers (plus a subwoofer) and an integrated iSight webcam.

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USB-powered UVmini toothbrush sanitizer for the mobile germ freak

USB-powered UVmini toothbrush sanitizer for the mobile germ freak

There is nothing hokey about killing germs and bacteria using UV light. This technique is used in hospitals all around the world to kill airborne germs and germs on other items. We all know that germs can get on your toothbrush, which is a big deal if you have the flu and forget to replace your toothbrush when you start to feel better.

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Synaptics 10.1-inch ClearPad 7200 Series multitouch panels target Win7 & Android slates

Synaptics 10.1-inch ClearPad 7200 Series multitouch panels target Win7 & Android slates

Synaptics has announced its play for the tablet touchscreen market, with the new ClearPad 7200 Series of capacitive touch-panels.  Available in sizes up to 10.1-inches, the ClearPad 7200 Series supports up to ten simultaneous points of contact together with the usual multitouch gestures like pinch-zoom and chiral-rotate.

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Mac Pro gets dual-hexacore Intel Xeon upgrade

Mac Pro gets dual-hexacore Intel Xeon upgrade

It's not just new iMacs that Apple have outed this morning; the company has also announced updates to its Mac Pro range with the much-anticipated quad- and hexacore Intel Xeon processors.  While the basic configurations include quad-core CPUs as standard, up to two 2.93GHz 6-core Intel Xeon X5670 processors can be specified, along with up to four 512GB SSDs, an ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB of memory, and up to 32GB of DDR3 memory.  Meanwhile there are now two Mini DisplayPort ports as standard.

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Canon offers firmware update to v1.2.2 for EOS 7D

Canon offers firmware update to v1.2.2 for EOS 7D

Late last year we reviewed the cool Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera and liked the cam quite a bit. If you have your own 7D, you may have noticed a couple issues with the camera. The good news is that Canon has released a new firmware that fixes those issues.

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Rambus wins patent infringement ruling and kicks NVIDIA in the GPUs

Rambus wins patent infringement ruling and kicks NVIDIA in the GPUs

Rambus doesn't really build much these days, the company is more a tech firm specializing in patents and suing people to get them to pay licensing fees for their litany of patented tech. The latest company to fall afoul of Rambus patents is GPU maker NVIDIA.

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iMac gets Core i3, i5 & i7 update, new Apple Magic Trackpad

iMac gets Core i3, i5 & i7 update, new Apple Magic Trackpad

As expected, Apple has updated its iMac line to include Intel's Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors, and they've also outed their Magic Trackpad too.  As before there are 21.5- and 27-inch versions of the iMac, now kicking off from $1,199 with a 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory and ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics; $1,699 gets you a 27-inch 3.20 GHz Intel Core i3 machine with ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics.

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Juicy Couture Mini Bear Speakers for your MP3 player

Juicy Couture Mini Bear Speakers for your MP3 player

I have seen some strange speakers for your MP3 player and iPod over the years. The new Mini Bear Speakers from Juicy Couture are among the strangest though. I think the only people who can get away with using these in public without ridicule will be young girls and the ridiculously hot women out there.

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HyperMac stand holds your iPad and gives it more run time

HyperMac stand holds your iPad and gives it more run time

If you like to use your iPad a lot while sitting at a desk or table you have undoubtedly realized that looking down at the thing laying on the surface is uncomfortable. Many people are opting for a stand of some sort to make viewing the iPad more comfortable. HyperMac has a new stand that holds the iPad and more.

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