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Bluetooth 4.0 finalized: low power mode & boosted range

Bluetooth 4.0 finalized: low power mode & boosted range

Bluetooth 3.0 may still be a rarity on devices, but the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) aren't letting that stop them from whipping ahead with the next spec in line.  Bluetooth 4.0 has been finalized, and it delivers both a new low-energy mode suited to indecently frugal devices like watches, sensors and remotes, together with a boost in potential range.  While the SIG expect most devices to stick with the regular 30 foot/10m range, Bluetooth 4.0 theoretically supports up to 200 feet and beyond.

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AMD boasts record Q1 revenue

AMD boasts record Q1 revenue

It’s nice to see things looking up for the computer industry. I mentioned yesterday that Gartner has issued its report on the computer industry for Q1 2010. Intel has also announced its best quarter ever for Q1 2010. AMD is getting in on the good news action now too.

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Nokia Comes With Music gets DRM-free Chinese launch

Nokia Comes With Music gets DRM-free Chinese launch

If you were to believe the hype, China is a hotbed of counterfeit software and fake products, and now Nokia are throwing Comes With Music into the mixture.  The Finns have announced that their Comes With Music service is launching - as Yue Sui Xiang - in China, with no DRM on downloaded tracks; subscriptions range from twelve months to two years, and once that period is up you can keep any songs you've downloaded from them.  Of course, thanks to the absence of DRM this time around, you're also free to load up the tracks on other media playing devices.

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Apple drop to 5th in US sales chart; record quarter still predicted

Apple drop to 5th in US sales chart; record quarter still predicted

Apple have announced record sales successes in recent quarters, but according to two research firms the Cupertino company is still unable to keep up with budget Windows-based computers when it comes to sheer number of sales.  Both Gartner and IDC have released their estimates for the past three months, and each reckon Apple have fallen to fifth place behind HP, Dell, Acer and Toshiba.

Acer Aspire AS5470 and AS7740 pack Core i3 & i5 CPUs

Acer Aspire AS5470 and AS7740 pack Core i3 & i5 CPUs

Acer have announced a new range of Aspire notebooks packing Intel's new Core i3 and i5 Arrandale processors.  The 15.6-inch AS5740 and 17.3-inch AS7740 notebooks kick off from $599.99 and have a choice of Core i3-330M 2.13GHz or Core i5-430M 2.26GHz CPUs, optional ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 or HD 5470 graphics, and optional Blu-ray drives.

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Acer Aspire One AO532h $300 netbook gets Atom N450

Acer Aspire One AO532h $300 netbook gets Atom N450

Acer have announced their latest netbook, the Aspire One AO532h, and as you'd expect it's based on Intel's new Pine Trail processor.  The AO532h has a 1.66GHz Atom N450 CPU, 10.1-inch WSVGA display and 1GB of RAM, along with a 160GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g/n.  According to Acer, it can run for up to 10 hours on the high-density 5,600mAh 6-cell battery (or 8 hours on the regular, 4,400mAh pack).

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Acer Ferrari One ultraportable: no V12, just a 1.2GHz Athlon

Acer Ferrari One ultraportable: no V12, just a 1.2GHz Athlon

Acer's latest Ferrari-branded notebook has pulled up, and it's an 11.6-inch ultraportable.  The Acer Ferrari One has a 1.2GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor under the hood, together with 4GB of DDR2 memory, a 250GB 5,400rpm hard-drive and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 graphics.  As with other Acer Ferrari models, there's plenty of fake carbon fiber together with a one-touch shortcut key to the supercar manufacturer's website.

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IREX DR800SG gets official: 8.1″ touchscreen 3G ebook reader

IREX DR800SG gets official: 8.1″ touchscreen 3G ebook reader

As expected, IREX have just announced their latest ebook reader, the IREX DR800SG, an 8.1-inch e-ink device within integrated Qualcomm Gobi wireless.  The DR800SG will use Verizon's network in the US (and switch to GSM 3G when roaming) to allow access to Barnes & Noble's eBookstore, Newspaper Direct and LibreDigital.  Priced at $399.99, the IREX DR800SG will arrive at "select" Best Buy stores come October, followed by a European launch in the first half of 2010.

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Acer Veriton N260G nettop arrives in US for $399: No Ion, no love

Acer Veriton N260G nettop arrives in US for $399: No Ion, no love

Acer's Veriton N260G has been launched in the US, shortly after its arrival in the UK, but unfortunately the company hasn't seen fit to slot in the NVIDIA Ion GPU while it chugged across the Atlantic.  The Veriton N260G-U2802CP still packs Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N280 processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive, but unlike its Aspire Revo consumer cousin the business-focussed N260G uses Intel GMA 4500M graphics.

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