Archive for Aug 30, 2012

Fathead Star Trek lineup debuts

Fathead Star Trek lineup debuts

Fathead has been around for a long time with its giant wall stickers to decorate your home. The company started offering sports themed wall decorations with giant helmets and life-size athletes to stick on the wall. Over time the company added more and more categories to its lineup, including cars and entertainment decorations.

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Samsung shows off ES9500 OLED TV and ES9000 Smart TV

Samsung shows off ES9500 OLED TV and ES9000 Smart TV

Samsung is on hand at IFA in Germany this week and is showing off some of its interesting products such as TVs. Two of the TVs that Samsung is showing off at the show include the 55-inch ES9500 OLED TV and the ES9000 smart TV. The show is first time either of these TVs has been shown off in Europe. Both of the TVs promise high-quality images and interactive experiences.

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Dell XPS One 27 Hands-on

Dell XPS One 27 Hands-on

The Dell XPS One 27 isn't a new all-in-one PC, but with Windows 8 and full multitouch it really comes into its own. Fronted by a huge 27-inch Quad HD LCD - that's 2560 x 1440 - and mounted on an adjustable stand, it's an interesting alternative approach to all-in-ones to what we've seen from the other big name in the marketplace, Apple's iMac.

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AT&T U-Verse customers can now get Facebook TV app

AT&T U-Verse customers can now get Facebook TV app

In some areas, fans of TV can get access to their favorite shows via AT&T U-Verse. Sadly, my area isn't one of the served U-Verse areas so from outside using satellite or small-town cable networks, U-Verse sounds very interesting. Customers not only the get TV shows via a cable box, AT&T also allows access via other devices such as the Xbox 360.

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Dell XPS Duo 12 eyes-on

Dell XPS Duo 12 eyes-on

Dell's XPS Duo 12 has some lineage, but it's not really the sort of ancestry you'd want to talk about too loudly. The original Inspiron Duo was a case of good in theory, poor in practice: a notebook with a rotating touchscreen that could turn it into a slate, let down by an underperforming CPU, clunky build and Windows 7's lack of finger-friendliness. Now, with the XPS Duo 12, Dell has brought some of its ultrabook knowledge to the concept, and from what we've seen today it's with good result.

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Sony adds Access subscription plan to Music Unlimited service

Sony adds Access subscription plan to Music Unlimited service

People who really like music and download a lot of digital tracks might prefer a subscription plan rather than purchasing all the music they want by the individual Apple track. The downside to a subscription plan is that you never actually own the music, and you have to continue paying a monthly fee to access it. However, paying a monthly subscription fee can be cheaper than purchasing all the individual tracks you might want.

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Dell XPS 10 tablet eyes-on

Dell XPS 10 tablet eyes-on

Dell is playing things coy with the XPS 10 tablet, keeping things behind glass for the most part, but we managed to coax the 10-inch slate out for some hands-off photography. Actually playing with the Windows RT tablet isn't an option here at its IFA launch, unfortunately, but we've at least seen how slick Dell's industrial design is for the metal slate.

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Dell XPS One 27 gets Windows 8 and multitouch

Dell XPS One 27 gets Windows 8 and multitouch

Dell has launched its latest XPS all-in-one desktop, refreshing the XPS One 27 and including a touchscreen for navigating Windows 8. Targeted both at domestic and business users, the One 27 runs at Quad HD 2560 x 1440 resolution with 3.7m pixels, and - with Dell disagreeing strongly with Apple's hands-on approach for AIOs - allows you to page through Windows without using a keyboard or mouse.

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HTC Desire X hands-on

HTC Desire X hands-on

HTC has a low profile at IFA this year, with only one new smartphone - the HTC Desire X - and a midrange one at that. More compact than the One X and One S (and likely to be cheaper, too), the Desire X resurrects a familiar name with an eye firmly on the mass market. We caught up with HTC to find out whether it strikes the all-important balance between affordability and performance.

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Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac priced and dated for Mountain Lion and Windows 8

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac priced and dated for Mountain Lion and Windows 8

This week Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac has been revealed with the power to integrate OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8 like a boss. With features that take into account the most integral features of both systems, you'll be working on the Mac computer of your choice with all the greatness of the most advanced operating systems from both Apple and Microsoft. Both Parallels Desktop 8 Switch to Mac Edition and standard Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac are ready to make your next-generation operating system cross-use easy as pie.

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