Archive for Mar 29, 2011

Onkyo and Spotify team up for streaming on home theater receivers

Onkyo and Spotify team up for streaming on home theater receivers

Onkyo is a big name in the home theater and audio world. The company has a wide range of receivers for home theater fans and they run the gamut from affordable entry-level devices up to high-end receivers costing thousands of dollars. Onkyo and Spotify has teamed up for a first in the industry.

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Fujitsu LifeBook AH572 15.6-inch 3D laptop ships

Fujitsu LifeBook AH572 15.6-inch 3D laptop ships

If you are in the market for a new laptop and like the idea of 3D capability, Fujitsu is now shipping its latest notebook that might pique your interest. The machine is called the LifeBook AH572 and it has some really nice specs. The biggest feature is probably the 3D capability.

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Alienware M14x details surface

Alienware M14x details surface

Say the name Alienware to me and I automatically think of expensive and big gaming notebooks crammed full of tons of hardware. Alienware is still certainly making machines that fit that image, but the company also has smaller and more portable offerings for the computer user that needs portability.

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Olympus touchscreen PEN Pro tipped in incoming range refresh

Olympus touchscreen PEN Pro tipped in incoming range refresh

Fans of the Olympus PEN camera range have something to be excited about today. Three new cameras have been tipped for the range. A rumor points to three new camera models set to land. The rumor originated with PhotoRadar and claims that one of the new cams will have a touchscreen on the back.

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QNAP unveils TS-X59 Pro II Turbo NAS

QNAP unveils TS-X59 Pro II Turbo NAS

QNAP has unveiled a new storage device that is aimed at the business and enterprise user called the TS-559 II Turbo NAS. This device is a storage platform that will work with just about any platform including Windows, Mac, Linux, and Unix operating systems. It acts as a centralized backup point and allows for printer sharing, FTP download, and video surveillance recording.

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Samsung SCH-LC11 4G LTE Mobile hotspot now shipping

Samsung SCH-LC11 4G LTE Mobile hotspot now shipping

If you have a bunch of gadgets that you want to get onto a speedy 4G LTE network at the same time what you need is a mobile hotspot like the new Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot. This gadget is model number SCH-LC11 and the little device is now shipping directly from Verizon. The hotspot promises to give you 10x the speed of a 3G hotspot.

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Europe edits some episodes of The Simpsons

Europe edits some episodes of The Simpsons

The tragedy in Japan is no laughing matter and to be sure that no jokes are made that might be seen to poke fun at the nuclear crisis in Japan after the earthquake and resulting tsunami, episodes of the Simpsons are being editing in some parts of Europe. Censors are removing references to any nuclear disasters or radiation from episodes and simply keeping some episodes from airing.

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Kindle NY Times subscribers to get paywall pass

Kindle NY Times subscribers to get paywall pass

Amazon has confirmed that digital subscribers to the New York Times Kindle edition will get free access to the newspaper's website as part of their bundled content.  The NY Times paywall - announced earlier this month and in operation since yesterday - is priced from $15 per month for web and smartphone access, but if you have a $19.99 per month Kindle subscription you'll also be able to access the main site.

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Sony Ericsson to release Android bootloader unlock tool (but not for everybody)

Sony Ericsson to release Android bootloader unlock tool (but not for everybody)

Sony Ericsson has confirmed that it will be offering an official bootloader unlock for certain Android handsets in its 2011 range, following developer and owner requests for more flexible access to third-party ROMs and modifications. According to the company, only SIM-unlocked handsets will be eligible (as well as certain other limitations based on market and phone pre-configuration) but the XPERIA Play, Arc, Neo and Pro will all be included in at least some form.

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Acer Iconia Touchbook dual-display notebook gets North American pricing

Acer Iconia Touchbook dual-display notebook gets North American pricing

Acer has officially confirmed pricing and availability for the Acer Iconia Touchbook, its dual-display 14-inch touchscreen notebook. The Windows 7 based twin-tablet will hit the US and Canada in April, priced at $1,199.99 US (or $1,199 CAD), packing an Intel Core i5 processor, USB 3.0, HDMI, WiFi b/g/n and a customized software suite.

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HTC EVO 3D European launch confirmed

HTC EVO 3D European launch confirmed

A GSM version of the HTC EVO 3D has been confirmed by HTC France, bringing the glasses-free Android smartphone to Europe. Announced last week at CTIA 2011 for Sprint, according to HTC the EVO 3D will launch with the same name in Europe, though they can't tell us exactly when.

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WWDC 2011 tickets sold out

WWDC 2011 tickets sold out

WWDC 2011 looks unlikely to bring any new Apple hardware to the table, but that hasn't stopped loyal iOS and OS X developers from flocking to the annual coding bash. Tickets to the conference have already sold out, and in fact did so less than 12 hours after going on sale (and despite being $1,599 apiece).

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