The traditional big desktop is still around and is alive and kicking especially in markets like gaming computers and high-end workstations. Lots of other categories are increasingly dominated by notebooks. Small form factor desktops are still popular and Dell has announced two new SFF models for its OptiPlex series.
We can blame cases for tipping off the iPod nano 5G's camera, and now that Apple have made the PMP official the accessory manufacturers can go to town. Scosche are one of the first with the kickBACK n5, a nifty polycarbonate shell with rubber edges and a flip-out kick-stand for enjoying tiny videos on the nano 5G's 2.2-inch display.
If you’ve paying attention to the HDMI gimmick, you probably heard of HDMI CEC that promises to operate basic controls of your home audio video components connected via HDMI cables with just one remote. Some of those are known as Sony BRAVIA’s Theatre Sync, LG’s SimpLink or EZ Sync from Panasonic; much like some manufacturer advertises the IEEE link with Denon link or Sony's I.link. Those traditional CEC feature devices require a separate CEC controller for its HDMI transmitter but Analog Devices looks to offer CE makers with much simpler solution and industry’s first on-chip CEC from its ADV7510 HDMI transmitter.
Tokyoflash have announced another watch, and it seems the readout on the Ni is so confusing that they've actually had to annotate the LEDs. Rows of lights are embedded into the horizontally-grooved stainless steel case, and at the touch of a button the LEDs illuminate in turn from top to bottom to let you add up exactly what time it is.
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.
Xbox gamers can now book two-hour session at Cineplex theaters during times where the theaters are not in use for movies and play their games on the big screen. Each two hour session will run $179 and up to 12 people will be allowed in each session.