Archive for March, 2011

Lady Gaga and “Little Monsters” Donate $1.5 Million to Japan Relief

Lady Gaga and “Little Monsters” Donate $1.5 Million to Japan Relief

Lady Gaga, has donated $1.5 million total to the Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund and The American Red Cross. The money was raised through sales of the artist's Japan Prayer Bracelets. The bracelets sell for $5 each on her website. All proceeds from the purchase of the bracelets go to relief efforts, and buyers can also add an additional donation amount when purchasing.

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How Tablets Can Connect the Disconnected

How Tablets Can Connect the Disconnected

Many of us have heard stories about tablets being more accessible for those who have trouble dealing with PCs. Grandmothers, for example, who have never used a computer, get hold of an iPad and start tapping away like an old pro. What is it about tablets that make them so engaging, and make them so much more appealing than using a PC for some people? Let's face it, PCs can be complicated. If you know nothing about using one, setting up a PC could be an insurmountable task. You have software to install, inexplicable error messages, antivirus notifications always popping up...

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iPad 2 StealthArmor Orange and Tungsten Unboxing and Hands-On

iPad 2 StealthArmor Orange and Tungsten Unboxing and Hands-On

We've received our very own duo of iPad 2 armors from Fusion of Ideas - that's right, it's time again for SteathArmor! What we've got here is one skin set from their Colors series with Orange, and one skin set from their Metal series with Tungsten. Both are quite epic, precision cut to fit the iPad 2, and if I may so myself, colored to an absolutely perfect couple of shades of their respective color names. Take a peek here at what these armors, wraps, skins, whatever you'd like to call them as they arrive at our doorstep and yours truly unpacks them.

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Nokia E6-00 leaks in full: Video, Specs, More

Nokia E6-00 leaks in full: Video, Specs, More

We've been gradually building a picture of the Nokia E6-00 over the past few months, but the unannounced Symbian smartphone has just seen its biggest leak to-date. A prototype has apparently found its way to the NokioTeca forums and been thoroughly snapped, tested and detailed. On the confirmed list, a VGA resolution capacitive touchscreen, paired with a physical keyboard, and an 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording.

Videos after the cut

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JBL OnBeat speaker dock supports iPad 2

JBL OnBeat speaker dock supports iPad 2

JBL's latest iPod speaker dock has broken cover, and the JBL OnBeat joins the rare group of those units that support the iPad as well. Thanks to a range of docking clamps - which rotate to support iPhone and iPod touch landscape orientation - the OnBeat will accept your iPad or iPad 2, along with a 3.5mm aux-in for using other PMPs.

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AMD Radeon HD 6790 tipped to bring mid-range battle to GeForce GTX 550 Ti

AMD Radeon HD 6790 tipped to bring mid-range battle to GeForce GTX 550 Ti

AMD may have got a spanking with NVIDIA's GTX 590 - on paper at least - eclipsing their own Radeon HD 6990, but the company isn't wasting time weeping and applying cooling balm. Instead it's apparently readying the AMD Radeon HD 6790, according to NordicHardware, set to take on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 550 Ti in the lucrative mid-range segment, with a Barts LE core based on the GPUs used in the Radeon HD 6800 series.

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HP exec slaps Apple for “absurd” philosophy toward partners

HP exec slaps Apple for “absurd” philosophy toward partners

We've always been told that it's better to talk up your abilities than criticize those of your rivals, but it seems HP couldn't bottle up its Apple resentment any longer. HP exec Stephen DeWitt told CRN that Apple's poor commitment to its partners is their biggest weakness, describing its philosophy as "absurd" and suggesting that HP would be looking to create the equivalent of an "Elite" line in its webOS-based mobility products.

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