Archive for Mar 30, 2011

iPad 2 WiFi + 3G gets teardown treatment

iPad 2 WiFi + 3G gets teardown treatment

With the iPad 2 WiFi having bared its secrets already, it only seems fair that the WiFi + 3G model should have the same treatment. iFixit wasn't going to let a little thing like scarcity stop them from ripping asunder the WWAN-enabled tablet and peering at its cellular guts, and we can't say we blame them.

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Nexus makes a mouse that has no noisy click

Nexus makes a mouse that has no noisy click

If you work in an office where you have lots of people sitting very close to you it may drive you crazy that most mice and keyboards are so noisy. If you want a mouse that makes no noise at all, that can be hard to find. Every mouse I have ever used has made clicking sounds when you hit a button or scroll the mouse wheel.

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Slate EP121 officially priced & dated

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Slate EP121 officially priced & dated

ASUS has confirmed availability and pricing of the Eee Pad Transformer and the Eee Slate EP121, the company's two new tablets. The Tegra 2 based Android 3.0 Honeycomb Transformer will drop on April 6 - pre-orders will kick off today - priced at £379 ($608) for the 16GB version and £429 ($688) for the 32GB version. Throwing in the optional keyboard - which also has an integrated battery that boosts runtimes to 16hrs - bumps the 16GB model to £429. A 3G model will follow on in around two months time.

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Lucasfilm taps Prime Focus to convert Phantom Menace to 3D

Lucasfilm taps Prime Focus to convert Phantom Menace to 3D

By now, any fan of Star Wars will know that Lucasfilm is getting ready to start releasing the films again in theaters, but this time around, they will be in 3D. A company called Prime Focus has announced that Lucasfilm has tapped it to turn the flicks into 3D.

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Knowles Acoustics unveils new low-power digital MEMS joystick for handhelds

Knowles Acoustics unveils new low-power digital MEMS joystick for handhelds

One of the things that most mobile phones that are used for gaming and a lot of the portable game consoles lack is a joystick. I for one would like to see joysticks get integrated into consumer devices to replace tilt sensors and virtual d-pads.

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Lenovo ThinkStation E30 and ThinkCenter M81 computers announced

Lenovo ThinkStation E30 and ThinkCenter M81 computers announced

Lenovo has announced a pair of new computers for business users called the ThinkStation E30 and the ThinkCenter M81 desktop. Both of the machines are designed for created, engineering, and financial pros. Both of the machines are packed with some powerful hardware including Intel Core processors.

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Four-player Pong coffee table

Four-player Pong coffee table

A bunch of the kids of the 80's like me started out gaming on Pong. It was boring then and it is still boring to me. If you want to relive some of your childhood memories of Pong glory, you need this coffee table in your living room. The only catch is you have to build it and need some parts from an old Atari.

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Keyglove wearable input device is a keyboard and mouse with one hand

Keyglove wearable input device is a keyboard and mouse with one hand

Sometimes a computer user only has one hand that they can work with be it due to standing up or some sort of physical limitation. A new project has landed on Kickstarter that is very interesting called Keyglove Wearable Input Device. The glove combines the functions of a mouse and a keyboard.

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Thanko mouse pad with USB heater looks like a cats head

Thanko mouse pad with USB heater looks like a cats head

We have seen some really weird gadgets come out of Japan over the years and many of the odd items have to do with cats. I still feel sorry for the guy that had to pose for the pictures of that cat USB mask I posted back in February. I can understand folks that get cold when they are working, I know if my hands get too cold I can't type that well. Thanko has a long line of USB gear for keeping computer users toasty.

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Knock on Wood stickers for iPhone and more

Knock on Wood stickers for iPhone and more

I think we have all said "knock on wood" before after bragging that we have done this or that and had no problems. It's just an expression for me and I never really think about truly knocking on wood. Some superstitious types take the saying literally and need to have some wood around to knock on.

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Jolicloud Desktop gets Google Docs access

Jolicloud Desktop gets Google Docs access

Back in November of 2010 Jolicould launched its firm's netbook running its Jolicloud OS. We haven't really heard much from the company since then. Today Jolicloud has announced that it's Jolicloud Desktop now has access to Google Docs. That means you can work on your documents stored on the cloud service from wherever you are.

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Retailer sends staff on 3DS “mission” to snag Nintendo stock from rival

Retailer sends staff on 3DS “mission” to snag Nintendo stock from rival

UK retailer GAME has been caught dispatching staff on a secret "mission" to buy up cheap Nintendo 3DS stock from supermarket Tesco using store money, which was then sold on as "mint" quality pre-owned stock. According to an internal GAME document, acquired by Eurogamer, staff could take £209.90 from the cash register and use it to take advantage of Tesco's 3DS launch deal, which offered the console and a game for less than the £219.99 GAME price for the 3DS alone.

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