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Dell Optiplex line gets a refresh

Dell Optiplex line gets a refresh

Dell is keeping up with the pack as they've announced plans to refresh their Optiplex desktop line today. Most interesting is the Atom processor-based computer that's slated to be super thin.

The updated machines use less power and would be a wise investment for those with older computer models that are power hogs. That's the hope anyway, in pushing new computers out the door in the midst of a recession. But the Optiplex line up updates are compelling. Included will be more availability for Flexible Computing and Manage Desktop services.

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Plextor’s portable HDTV tuner reviewed

Plextor’s portable HDTV tuner reviewed

Portable TV tuners have reached such a low price point that one of the only ways for profit-seeking manufacturers to turn is HDTV; for the entertainment-seeking road warrior, that means a new generation of portable television that promises super-high resolution.  However, with even standard definition tuners sometimes suffering from poor quality except when used with a fixed aerial, the difficulty is not in building the USB dongle itself but an antenna capable of receiving a strong enough signal.  TabletPCReview picked up Plextor's PX-HDTV500U to see if it could manage.

 

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HD3 Complications Vulcania highly complex watch

HD3 Complications Vulcania highly complex watch

I found a list of the top 8 most complex watches in the world the other day. I am a pretty big fan of good watches, chances are I am not talking about that one your aunt got you last Christmas, and if I am, is anyone in your family adopting 21 year olds?

The one at the top of the list is made by a company called HD3 Complication. It’s called the Vulcania. It was designed with Jules Verne in mind, and with a bi axial tourbillion. I am not entirely sure what that is, but it’s in several of these watches. Anyways, the best part about this watch is that it costs 166,500 pounds, which means you can double that number to get an estimate of price in USD.

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Hubo FX-1- for those with a Napolean complex

Hubo FX-1- for those with a Napolean complex

I know there have been days where I feel like not moving, usually I just scream from bed at my girlfriend, but now there is a solution for people like me. And that solution is the Hubo-FX-1, a wheel chair with legs! Imagine walking over 6 feet tall while in a sitting position towering over your coworkers and classmates.

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Plextor PlexEraser Eco-Friendly Disc Destroyer

Plextor PlexEraser Eco-Friendly Disc Destroyer

If you normally get rid of your discs via a shredder, then you may not be aware that the leftover plastic shards can give off a chemical from the disc coating that is harmful to the environment. Well, either you didn’t know, or you simply don’t care. I’m sure for those of us that shred discs once in a blue moon, the effect is not so critical. But for industries with lots of confidential information stored on discs that must be destroyed, the eco-friendly Plextor PlexEraser PX-OE100E standalone drive will do the job leaving them ready to be recycled without any data being recoverable. Works with eight types of disc formats in both 12cm and 8cm sizes. Priced at $249.

Plextor PlexEraser Destroys Discs So You Don’t Have To [Via: CrunchGear]

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