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Parallels Desktop 7 Hands-on [Video] – run Windows apps on your Mac, run Mac on your iPad

Parallels Desktop 7 Hands-on [Video] – run Windows apps on your Mac, run Mac on your iPad

In its most basic state, Parallels Desktop 7 is the newest edition of Parallels, software which allows you to run Windows applications on your Mac computer as if there were Mac applications. If there was ever a perfectly simple way to transition from Windows, whatever Windows you're working with*, over to the newest version of Mac, OS X 10 Lion. I've personally never seen a solution make this cross-hatching of the operating systems look so simple. And red and white with a double tower representing the parallel nature of the system is pretty nice to look at, too.

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Samsung T27A950 Monitor / TV Hands-on [Video]

Samsung T27A950 Monitor / TV Hands-on [Video]

Also simply known as the TA950, this Samsung full HD and 3D capable monitor can and will act as your do-it-all monitor and small-room TV, for real. We got the chance to take a look at this lovely piece of equipment at Pepcom this past week during their 2011 Holiday Spectacular - a lovely event with delicious amounts of similar opportunities from all ends of the tech spectrum. What we've got here is a 27-inch BLU LED ultra clear panel with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels - let me stop you right there and let you know that this is big, it's bright, it's fantastic, and you're going to get your eyes ripped out of their sockets by the clarity. Let's just put that out there and see what happens.

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Logitech Wireless Boombox Hands-on [Video]

Logitech Wireless Boombox Hands-on [Video]

The folks at Logitech have been hitting the production mill pretty hard lately with some precision-targeted products that access the gadget collectors everyday needs, and their new Wireless Boombox is no exception. Alternately branded as the "Logitech Wireless Boombox for iPad", this audio blaster has the ability to both input audio via Bluetooth or a simple 3.5 mm aux jack in the back - and yes, a cable to plug in here IS included in the package. We got the opportunity to take a look at this lovely device at the 2011 Pepcom Holiday Spectacular, an event in NYC with devices for us to get our hands-on to the max!

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Kingston Wi-Drive Hands-on with iPod Touch and iPad [Video]

Kingston Wi-Drive Hands-on with iPod Touch and iPad [Video]

For those of you looking to set up a media center in your living room, your options are ever expanding. What we got a chance to take a bit of a closer look at this week at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular 2011 was no less than Kingston's latest effort in external harddrive technology, this being the Wi-Drive wireless flash storage device. You'll be able to add a whole 16 or 32GB to your harddrive completely wirelessly and, what's better than that, share the content with any compatible device in the room.

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Samsung Central Station working with Series 7 Slate Hands-on [Video]

Samsung Central Station working with Series 7 Slate Hands-on [Video]

There is a tablet out there right now, ladies and gentlemen, that has many faces, the most recent of which was the Windows 8 developer version of the new Microsoft platform. We've seen this tablet back at IFA 2011, then we saw it again when we got the opportunity to check out the Windows 8 version of it just this week at Microsoft BUILD developers conference. Now what we're getting to see at the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular 2011 in NYC is this slate, once again using Windows 7, working flawlessly with the Samsung Central Station, a wireless display hub made to allow you the ability to mirror any device on its lovely large 27-inch screen

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ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro Hands-on [Video] – Launch Time!

ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro Hands-on [Video] – Launch Time!

What you're about to see is a video that actually contains a bit of hands-on time with three tablets, the ViewSonic ViewPad being the only one of the bunch we'd not yet gotten to see in-person before. The initial international launch of the tablet trio ViewSonic ViewPad 7X, 10pro, and 7E took place on the first of September, and this look at the set comes right beside the display-intensive company's announcement of a release here in the USA. This isn't the first time we've come across the 10pro for certain, the idea that a Windows 7 tablet would be able to also run Android being a rather enticing value proposition for developers. Have a look at what it's all about and see if it's the tablet for your dual-OS future.

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Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive Hands-on [Video]

Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive Hands-on [Video]

This week we're getting all sorts of opportunities to get our hands on some soon to be released products from various companies, the latest of which is the Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive. We spoke about this hard drive back at the beginning of August noting that its uniqueness lied in both its ability to sit perfectly nicely under the newest series of iMac Core i5 devices as well as its unique new ability to charge your iPad and other Apple devices as it worked to keep your main computer unit free from clutter.

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Sphero smartphone-controlled robotic ball Hands-on with CEO Paul Berberian [Video]

Sphero smartphone-controlled robotic ball Hands-on with CEO Paul Berberian [Video]

Remote controlled cars have come a long way in just a few short decades, and here in Orbotix' Sphero we've got the new benchmark for awesome. This device is indeed a sphere with bright lovely lights inside of it that can be controlled with a variety of smartphone-based apps that you can run on either your iPhone or your Android handset. And what's mot than that, you can use your iPad, your iPod Touch, and essentially any variety of Android device to make this ball go - all you need are the official apps and bluetooth connectivity. What we got to see this week, courtesy of the CEO of the group that's created this lovely device, Paul Berberian, is a hands-on experience with the near-final product in all its glory.

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NOOKcolor Demo

NOOKcolor Demo

Our man in the field Vincent was at PEPCOM last night and got his hands on a NOOKcolor, checking it out a bit and even having a lovely demo done in front of the camera. It was here that we got to see firsthand a working model of the NOOKcolor device and all of the lovely features available on it at the launch. This is Barnes & Noble's 7-inch "ultimate reading device" of which there is "no more iconic, thin, [or] comfortable [an] ereader." Sound pretty snappy. Our presenter went through all of the clicks, pinches, and drags in turn.

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Asus Eee PC 1015PEM Netbook Now Available in the US for $399

Asus Eee PC 1015PEM Netbook Now Available in the US for $399

Just a couple of days ago, Asus took some time at PEPCOM to announce a plethora of new hardware, ranging from netbooks to PCs. And while the announcement did well to let people know what was coming, Asus wasn't very clear on when each piece of new technology would find its way to the market, let alone where in the world they would be launching. If the Eee PC 1015PEM is any indication, then it looks like we won't have to wait long to start seeing the other announcements popping up.

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ASUS Unveils New Notebooks and PCs at Pepcom

ASUS Unveils New Notebooks and PCs at Pepcom

As the title might suggest to you, PEPCOM is happening tonight. And, while it's one way to get people to meet and greet, it's primarily just another avenue for companies to show off and announce new pieces of technology. ASUS is taking full advantage of it, and they've just gone and announced a plethora of new toys that people would want to get their hands on. The main draw is notebooks, but there's one PC in there worth mentioning.

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Lenovo S12 NVIDIA Ion netbook 1080p video demo

Lenovo S12 NVIDIA Ion netbook 1080p video demo

SlashGear stopped by the Pepcom Digital Experience in New York this week, and caught up with one of the more interesting netbooks on the horizon: Lenovo's S12.  While it may physically resemble one of the company's previous models, albeit with a larger 12.1-inch display, what makes the S12 really special is the NVIDIA Ion chipset inside.  The demonstration - which you can see after the cut - showed silky-smooth simultaneous HD encoding and playback.

Video demo of the S12 after the cut

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