Archive for February, 2011

Samsung 9 Series Laptop Has a Release Date

Samsung 9 Series Laptop Has a Release Date

The Samsung 9 Series laptop, which according to Samsung is "a durable, ultra premium, lightweight laptop...equally suited for work and entertainment", now has an official price and release date. The 9 Series was unveiled at CES back in January. Samsung's 9 Series is a super slim 13 inch notebook, measuring just 16.3mm at the thickest point. All right, so how much? And when can we get one?

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Google Cooks Up A New Recipe Search

Google Cooks Up A New Recipe Search

Being one that aspires to cook well and beyond my current staple of instant ramen, I'm really excited about Google's latest search feature. Google announced today that it will be implementing a new Recipe View to help you more easily find recipes online and it includes a whole slew of filtering options to really help you narrow down what's for dinner.

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NYC Leading the Way In Hydrogen Powered Buildings

NYC Leading the Way In Hydrogen Powered Buildings

According to a new report on TreeHugger.com, more hydrogen powered buildings have gone up in New York City since 2005 than anywhere else in the world. These include two of the world's largest hydrogen-powered mixed use buildings, and the first residential hydrogen-powered homes. And a residential building is being planned across the Hudson that will be the largest hydrogen powered residential tower in the world. The cost per square foot is not as high as you might think, so hydrogen power (probably in combination with solar) may become increasingly common.

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Room 77 Finds You The Best Hotel Room, Not Just Best Hotel

Room 77 Finds You The Best Hotel Room, Not Just Best Hotel

Travel planning is being kicked up a notch. Instead of just searching for the best hotel, you can now search for the best hotel room. A startup by the name Room 77 is building a database of more than 425,000 hotel rooms at 2500 properties with information such as room category, square footage, bed type, and even proximity to an elevator. But most interestingly, is its tie in with Google Earth to bring you Room View, which simulates the actual view you would see from a particular hotel room.

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HTC Incredible S Available for Pre-Order, Ships on 26th

HTC Incredible S Available for Pre-Order, Ships on 26th

We've just received word that pre-orders have just begun for the HTC Incredible S, a phone that's available exclusively through Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy in the UK, via their webpage at CarphoneWarehouse.com. With this pre-order starting up instantly, we can't help but wonder how long it'll take Best Buy to start up theirs - or perhaps there wont be a pre-order at Best Buy? Either way, you'll be able to start picking up your phone on Saturday - of course, that's only if you DID get a pre-order in. Shipping for everyone else starts on Thursday, March 3, 2011.

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New MacBook Pro: Dumped NVIDIA is the Biggest News

New MacBook Pro: Dumped NVIDIA is the Biggest News

The new MacBook Pro range certainly doesn't hold back when it comes to specifications, but in some respects it's what's missing from the updated notebooks that's more interesting than what made the cut. I met with Apple this morning for a hands-on briefing with the new MacBook Pro line-up - stand by for some first impressions of the maxed-out 15-inch model - and one of the most conspicuous changes is the shift to AMD Radeon HD graphics on the 15- and 17-inchers.

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Roku get Rdio streaming radio support

Roku get Rdio streaming radio support

Roku continues to add content to its media streamer range, with the latest deal bringing Rdio streaming radio to the compact STBs. A $9.99 monthly subscription, the new Rdio Channel on Roku offers over 8 million tracks and social playlist support, as well as integration with Sonos, Windows Phone, iOS, Android and other apps.

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iPad 2 Thunderbolt rumors reignite: More than just raw throughput

iPad 2 Thunderbolt rumors reignite: More than just raw throughput

Apple's confirmation of Thunderbolt on the newly refreshed MacBook Pro range this morning could lend weight to speculation earlier that the new iPad 2 will have a Light Peak connection of its own. Examination of the various batches of leaked iPad 2 cases had led to suggestions that the mysterious opening on the top edge could be for a smaller-than-USB connector; that would certainly fit in with the Mini DisplayPort connection Thunderbolt has been confirmed to use.

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