Archive for Oct 27, 2010

Sceptre E420BV-F120 42-inch LED TV breaks cover

Sceptre E420BV-F120 42-inch LED TV breaks cover

Sceptre has been making some interesting and unique smaller TVs for a while now. The company has unveiled a new TV with a screen much larger than we typically see from the company measuring in at 42-inches. The new TV is called the E420BV-F120 and it is LED backlit.

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Google Magnify concept is like a translating magnifying glass

Google Magnify concept is like a translating magnifying glass

We like a good concept around here and the Google Magnify has caught our attention. When we are online surfing the web and run across something we can't read because it is written in a foreign language we just hit the Google translate button and read away.

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Loopt update integrates Facebook Places mapping

Loopt update integrates Facebook Places mapping

Android fans that live on Facebook can now get a new version of Loopt that integrates the new Facebook Places feature. The new Places feature allows the user to find their friends on an interactive map so they can see who is nearby.

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Novatel MiFi 3352 and MiFi 3372 3G mobile hotspots spotted in testing

Novatel MiFi 3352 and MiFi 3372 3G mobile hotspots spotted in testing

Novatel Wireless' next-gen MiFi mobile hotspots have been caught passing through GCF certification.  The MiFi 3352 and MiFi 3372 each support quadband GSM/EDGE and the 1900/2100 UMTS/HSDPA bands, with the 3352 throwing in 900MHz UMTS/HSDPA support and the 3372 having 850MHz UMTS/HSDPA support.

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iBUYPOWER tosses three new AMD Radeon 6800 powered desktops for gamers into limelight

iBUYPOWER tosses three new AMD Radeon 6800 powered desktops for gamers into limelight

When it comes to gaming computers more choice is always a good thing. Gaming PC maker iBUYPOWER has announced three new gaming desktops for gamers of all varieties that are interesting in the new AMD Radeon 6800 series video cards that launched last week.

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HP Slate 500 ships November 17

HP Slate 500 ships November 17

Back at the launch of HP's Slate 500 last week, the company wasn't saying exactly when the $799 Windows 7 tablet would arrive on the market.  Keen pre-order customers, however, have spotted a ship date of November 17 2010 on their orders, suggesting the 8.9-inch Slate 500 is just three weeks out.

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AOC 12.9mm-thick LCD displays look slick [Updated]

AOC 12.9mm-thick LCD displays look slick [Updated]

Apple isn't the only company that can manage slick design; AOC has been putting pen to paper and come up with a new range of four LCD displays that we'd quite like on our desk.  The 18.5-inch AOC e943Fws, 20-inch e2043Fs, 21.5-inch e2243Fws/e2243Fw and 23-inch e2343F/e2343Fs all have 16:9 widescreen LCD panels and measure 12.9mm thick.

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Office for Mac 2011 on sale now, but Outlook underwhelms

Office for Mac 2011 on sale now, but Outlook underwhelms

The latest version of Microsoft's Office series for OS X has finally been released.  Office for Mac 2011 is priced from $199.99 upwards from Apple direct with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint as standard, though there's an Outlook-free Home and Student version for $149.95 (which also gives you three licenses of each).

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Liquavista flexible color display prototypes unveiled [Video]

Liquavista flexible color display prototypes unveiled [Video]

Liquavista has taken its color e-paper displays to the next level, by producing what the company is calling the first flexible electrowetting displays.  The new prototypes are still video capable, but now use flexible substrates rather than the typical glass layer.  The obvious application once commercially ready is rollable or bendable ereaders.

Video demo after the cut

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Google Nexus Two tipped for Carphone Warehouse UK release

Google Nexus Two tipped for Carphone Warehouse UK release

Google and UK retailer Carphone Warehouse are tipped to be collaborating on a second-gen Google-branded Android smartphone, currently known as the Google Nexus Two, scheduled for a holiday release.  The news comes via UK business paper City AM, whose source suggests that Google is attempting to use the retailer's broad sales network to bypass customer-reluctance encountered in web-only sales of the Google Nexus One.

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Apple China launch online store; Chinese language App Store

Apple China launch online store; Chinese language App Store

Chinese Apple addicts have already got a couple of eye-catching physical stores to buy their Jobs-blessed goods in; now the company has thrown open the virtual doors on an online store. Found at Apple.com.cn, the new store Apple's full range of devices as far as we can tell, with the iPod shuffle kicking off at RMB 398 ($60), the iPhone 4 from RMB 3999 ($598) and the new MacBook Air from RMB 7998 ($1,196).

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ASUS snap up Tegra 2 chips for March 2011 Eee Pad EP90 launch

ASUS snap up Tegra 2 chips for March 2011 Eee Pad EP90 launch

Further evidence for ASUS' leaked Eee Pad EP90 tablet has emerged, with the word coming out of Taipei that the company has ordered 200k to 300k NVIDIA Tegra 2 chips.  According to the source, ASUS will initially use the second-gen Tegra in the EP90, which supposedly runs Windows 7 Embedded on an 8.9-inch touchscreen, and then on smartphones capable of 3D gaming and Full HD media playback.

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