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Archos 32 Android PMP gets pictured & detailed at Amazon

Archos 32 Android PMP gets pictured & detailed at Amazon

Having made its debut at the FCC a few weeks back, the new Archos 32 Android PMP/MID is getting further pushed into the limelight with a new set of information added to the Amazon preorder page.  From the spec list, we know the Archos 32 has 8GB of onboard storage, a 3.2-inch 400 x 240 resolution display, WiFi, Archos AppLib software download access, a web-browser supporting multitouch pinch-zoom, and an integrated camera for shooting photos and videos.

There's also broad audio codec support, with the new PMP content with MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, OGG, and FLAC formats for audio (together with optional AC3 5.1 support) and MPEG-4 HD, MPEG-4, H.264 HD, WMV9/ACP, and MJPG codecs with various extensions: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, and WMV.  Under the hood is an 800MHz Cortex A8 processor with DSP, and 3D OpenGL graphics acceleration.

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11.6″ MacBook Air refresh tipped for September, plus clickwheel-free iPod nano

11.6″ MacBook Air refresh tipped for September, plus clickwheel-free iPod nano

Apple's now venerable MacBook Air currently languishes as the notebook most in need of an update, and so it comes as little surprise to hear that just such a refresh may be imminent.  According to BMO analyst Keith Bachman, Apple's supply chain is ramping up for what he believes to be a September launch; interestingly, he also expects the new MacBook Air to start off significantly cheaper than the current model's $1,499 base price.

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The New Dark Ages

The New Dark Ages

Sometimes I wonder if we're not entering a dark ages. With modern technology and storage techniques, I always assumed that our culture, our artwork, our philosophy would never disappear. It might go out of fashion, but future generations will always be able to turn on Ferris Bueller and say to themselves, "Okay, that's the 1980s. Now where's my Pearl Jam record? I want to experience the Nineties." Recently, I haven't been so sure.

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Energy Sistem 52 Touch Showcased With Plenty of Renders

Energy Sistem 52 Touch Showcased With Plenty of Renders

Here's another product line-up for the over-saturated personal media player market. Not that options are a bad thing, mind you. Energy Sistem has just pulled the curtain off their 52 Touch line-up of devices, but manages to only show off a full array of digital renders, and not the actual devices. That's better than nothing, we imagine.

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5MP iPod touch with FaceTime and HD video incoming?

5MP iPod touch with FaceTime and HD video incoming?

Apple are preparing an iPod touch refresh with a 5-megapixel camera, front-facing webcam for WiFi FaceTime video calls, and the same accelerometer and gyroscope updates as in the iPhone 4, claims UK retailer John Lewis.  The predictions - sourced, John Lewis told Electricpig, from "noises we're hearing from suppliers" - suggest that the traditional September refresh of Apple's touchscreen PMP will see it targeted as an all-round multimedia device for the youth market.

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Multifunction Devices and Teens

Multifunction Devices and Teens

Multitasking is a huge concept for devices today. The idea of a single use, single feature device is becoming increasingly rare. Today, the lines are really blurring in technology - between mobile and desktop devices, between phones and media players, between TVs and computers. Even alarm clocks have WiFi built in. And especially among teenagers, the idea of multipurpose, connected devices is becoming more and more important.

For teenagers, one of the most important concept of our lives is being connected to each other - we like being in touch with all our social circles, be it for friends around the corner from school to friends across the globe. Media, entertainment, and pictures are also huge features - consider the huge importance of music, movies, video games, and Facebook albums in today’s world. And in portable devices especially it’s become more and more critical to have these features to ensure that you appeal to teens.

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