Archive for June, 2011

TAG Heuer LINK Released as Swiss Luxury $6700 Android Handset

TAG Heuer LINK Released as Swiss Luxury $6700 Android Handset

There comes a time in every mobile OS's life when someone makes a device for it that's so luxurious that only Kanye West will own one. You've got your Galaxy S II our there right now for over $600 if you want it in the USA right this moment, but how about if you want to drop over $6k? How about speaking with Swiss watchmakers TAG Heuer? They've got a device coming out that's called the LINK - made of 316L Stainless steel, Gold, Diamonds, Black PVD, Titanium, Rubber, Calfskin leather, Carbon leather, Alligator and Lizard skin, ringing in at 4700€, aka $6700 USD.

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Alienware M18x crams new NVIDIA GTX 580M GPU inside

Alienware M18x crams new NVIDIA GTX 580M GPU inside

Alienware and NVIDIA have a long history of unveiling new computers that use the latest NVIDIA hardware inside. Alienware has announced a new notebook computer called the M18x that uses what NVIDIA claims to be the fastest notebook GPU ever. NVIDIA also says that the new GPU will come in the M17x notebooks soon too. The M18x is the first notebook to use the new GPU.

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Promise Technology ships Thunderbolt Storage System

Promise Technology ships Thunderbolt Storage System

There are a few storage systems that will work with the new Apple and Intel designed Thunderbolt port for more bandwidth for devices. Promise has announced that it is now shipping a new storage device that uses the Thunderbolt port. The new storage device is called the Pegasus RAID solution. The Pegasus comes in 4-bay and 6-bay flavors depending on the needs of the user. The storage arrays support from 4TB to 12TB.

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Boingo now offers users access to Gogo internet in flight

Boingo now offers users access to Gogo internet in flight

Boingo has announced that it has teamed up with Gogo to offer the users of the Boingo extended roaming network access to Gogo internet service on select commercial airlines. The access will be available on over 1,100 aircraft with nine different carriers with internet access available above 10,000 feet altitude. Gogo is the premier in-flight WiFi access provider on commercial flights today.

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New Nokia leaks detail phones named after girls

New Nokia leaks detail phones named after girls

Some details have leaked on phones that are supposed to be coming later this year. The details are in the rumor department for now but there is a wealth of details so the rumor probably has a bit of fact to it at least. The first is the Nokia C7-01 Helen set for a Q3 launch at 300 euro. The device will pack a 3.5-inch ClearBlack LCD, 8MP camera with autofocus, and Symbian Belle along with a 1GHz CPU. The Cindy handset has a 3.2-inch AMOLED, 1GHz CPU, 5MP camera, NFC tech, FM tuner, and a price of 260 euro for Q3.

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Nikon shows off wild looking prototype and concept cameras

Nikon shows off wild looking prototype and concept cameras

Nikon isn’t exactly a company I associate with out there designs and concept devices. The company does design some though and has several concepts and prototypes on display in France at the Hello Demain exhibition. The first of the concepts in the photo below is a very interesting looking camera that has more than just interchangeable lenses. Apparently the camera has interchangeable LCD, lens, and grips to customize the camera to your needs. That is a cool idea, we can customize the lens to our needs with a DSLR, why not the rest of the camera too.

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Intel Cloverview to hit at same time as Windows 8, Intel vs. ARM matchup coming

Intel Cloverview to hit at same time as Windows 8, Intel vs. ARM matchup coming

It seems like Windows 7 from Microsoft just hit the market and already we are talking about Windows 8. Generally when Microsoft launches a new OS you can count on it being tied firmly to Intel processors and other x86 offerings on the market. With Windows 8, Microsoft is breaking away from its past of putting the bulk of its weight behind Intel platforms and will make Windows 8 work with other platforms like ARM-powered tablets and laptops.

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Sunglasses made from human hair are GROSS!

Sunglasses made from human hair are GROSS!

There are few things in the world more irritating to me than having a wayward strand of my wife's or daughter's hair end up on my face or clothing. The long strand inevitably sways back and forth brushing against my face or neck driving me crazy because I can't find the cause. I also find cut hair of the type that ends up on the floor at the hair cutting place gross too. I certainly wouldn't want to wear anything with a stranger's hair on it.

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Over 500,000 Android devices activated daily tweets Rubin

Over 500,000 Android devices activated daily tweets Rubin

Fans of Android will recognize the name Andy Rubin as the father of Android. Rubin cooked up Android and then sold the OS to Google back in 2005. Google was slow to catch on but today the OS is booming and is the most popular for mobile devices in many areas. Rubin has taken to twitter to share some information on just how good Android is doing today and the information is very impressive to say the least. Rubin has offered details on how many Android devices are activated daily.

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