CeBIT 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 10 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 10 2009

As busy weeks go, this one has certainly been something to write home about (or at least a Week in Review about), with CeBIT, PMA and an Apple mega-announcement all taking place. ASUS arguably stole the former show in Germany, with the Eee PC 1008HA "Shell" once again proving that netbooks needn't be the ugly cousins to expensive ultraportable notebooks. For our full CeBIT 2009 coverage, hit the tag.

CeBIT raids seize pirate iGO software at multiple booths

CeBIT raids seize pirate iGO software at multiple booths

Everyone likes a bit of excitement at a tradeshow, and CeBIT's came from a raid by anti-counterfeiting agents investigating three different booths for offering pirated NNG iGO My way navigation software.  The three companies involved have not been named, but one was apparently showing cracked iGO software just meters away from the official NNG booth.

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MSI Funtoro FunStar ICE system

MSI Funtoro FunStar ICE system

MSI have announced an in-car entertainment system, the Funtoro FunStar ST100, which they're claiming is the pioneer for all-in-one systems.  Comprising a core processing and distribution unit, together with a 2-DIN DVD player and front display, the BD765, the system can support up to three separate zones each with touchscreen control.

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A-DATA 512GB SSD with mini-USB & shaky claims

A-DATA 512GB SSD with mini-USB & shaky claims

A-DATA have unveiled what they're saying is the highest-capacity SSD to-date at CeBIT this week, in the shape of the A-DATA 512GB XPG 2.5-inch SSD.  The SATA-II drive supports read and write speeds of 230MB/s and 160MB/s respectively.  Problem is, they're not the only company with such a claim; SlashGear tracked down A-DATA to find out what makes the 512GB XPG different.

 

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