Garmin has outed its latest PND, and the Edge 800 is targeted at cyclists either prone to getting lost or wanting to track their performance. A compact unit with a 2.6-inch color touchscreen, the Edge 800 comes with a simple twist-on handlebar mount and can track not only position but speed, distance, time, elevation, calories burned, climb and descent. Pair it with an ANT+ compliant monitor, meanwhile, and you can also record heartrate and speed/cadence (sensor depending).
Using Garmin's Custom Maps software, owners can manage their own topographical data or load on preconfigured packages, such as City Navigator maps, stored on a microSD card. The Edge 800 also supports satellite imagery, and requires no calibration if moved between bikes: the company says you can simply twist it off the mount and snap it onto a different cycle.
We can't all be living in a video game. (Even if some of us wish we were.) And, because we can't just go hopping around dark worlds with brightly lit contours, we have to make due with what we have. And thanks to a British-based company called Night Bright Tyre, we can finally be one step closer to having our very own lightbikes. No, they may not be as streamlined as those from the TRON films, but hey, beggars can't be choosers.
Remember how NZXT said they weren't going out of business? Looks like they were telling the truth, because the company has just announced a brand new full tower chassis for all you power PC gamers out there. It's definitely one of the more interesting looking chassis we've seen in awhile, and it comes in a few color choices, too. NZXT's saying that this is their most elegant and intelligent chassis designed ever constructed, and considering their plethora of previous models released over the years, that's a pretty bold statement.
If you're someone who likes to run, whether for fun or exercise (or both), then you know that while headphones are currently the best way to take your music, or whatever it is your listen to, with you, there's always got to be options. And, thanks to this new concept, we can safely say that someone out there will probably be super excited about this. No, it's definitely not as light weight as, say, an MP3 player, or even as unobtrusive as headphones (like these were giving away, right now!), but this shoulder-pad looking device has its endearing features, too.
The controllers of video game consoles get themed all the time. It's pretty much an every day occurrence, so you'll have to forgive us if we seem a bit jaded when we talk about them. But, one look at these beauties from the guys handling the TRON remake, and we're willing to take it all back. Even as we write this up, we're still staring at them, probably drooling. We can't tell.
Samsung has outed a pair of new Android-powered smartphones, the Galaxy 3 I5800 and the Galaxy 5 I5500. The Galaxy 5 has a compact 2.8-inch QVGA display, making for one of the smallest Android devices around, with dualband 3G (900/2100), a 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera with LED flash, WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Meanwhile the Galaxy 3 has a 3.2-inch WQVGA display, 3G, a 3-megapixel autofocus camera, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.
Garmin has taken the wraps off of their GPSMAP 62 series, an update to the popular GPSMAP 60 series. The new GPS handheld has a 2.6-inch sunlight-readable LCD display, high-sensitivity chipset with quad helix antenna, and up to 20hrs battery life; three variants will be on offer, ranging from the basic GPSMAP 62 with worldwide shaded-relief mapping, the GPSMAP 62s with a 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, a barometric altimeter and wireless connectivity, and the GPSMAP 62st with preloaded 100K topographic maps for the entire US.
It's usually pretty straightforward: an 11.6-inch notebook will deliver battery life but lack grunt, while a larger machine is more likely to pack performance at the expense of liberty from a power point. The Alienware M11x promises to change all that; while it may have the diminutive dimensions of a CULV notebook, its overclocked processor and switchable discrete graphics claim to make it a gamer's machine where longevity is a choice. Is the M11x really the best of both worlds? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.