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Acer Aspire One on sale in US from $379

Acer Aspire One on sale in US from $379

As promised, Acer's Aspire One budget ultraportable is now officially available in the US.  The notebook, intended to rival ASUS' wildly popular Eee PC, uses Intel's 1.6GHz Atom CPU, an 8GB SSD (or 120GB standard HDD) for storage and runs the Linpus Lite Linux OS (with Windows XP Home as an option).  It weighs 2.17 pounds and measures 9.8 x 6.7 x 1.14-inches, and will be available at first in sapphire blue or seashell white before golden brown and diamond black arrive later in the year.

InGrid DIY monitored security gets IP cameras & GPRS backup

InGrid DIY monitored security gets IP cameras & GPRS backup

In the months since we last wrote about InGrid's DIY monitored security system, I've neither been burgled nor vigorously fleeced across the cobbles; however home security does remain close to my anxious heart.  The company has now updated their range with a number of accessory units ideal for the perpetually paranoid, spanning from live-view IP cameras, through flood detectors and all the way to cellular gateways should felons cut your ADSL.

Hands on with the Toshiba Satellite Pro U400

Hands on with the Toshiba Satellite Pro U400

This past week we've been able to take a closer look and get a hands-on with the Toshiba Satellite Pro U400.  Having already shown you the unboxing, it was time to see just how usable the U400 was in practice. We had high hopes for portability, and we weren't disappointed; this small laptop hasn't been hard to carry around, weighing only 4.6lbs.

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Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro webcam first for Mac from company

Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro webcam first for Mac from company

Mac-owners, cease your ongoing protests against the cold-shoulder of Logitech.  The peripheral company has announced its latest webcam, the Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro webcam for Mac, and while it may resemble just about any other recent model from Logitech's range, in actual fact it's the first they've made that's Apple-compatible. 

Remote-controlled whiteboard hack

Remote-controlled whiteboard hack

A remotely-controlled whiteboard is one of those hacks that seem vaguely pointless at first but, as you think about them, you start coming up with plenty of uses. Leaving messages or reminders for people at home or in other offices, perhaps, or teleworking with distant colleagues. After watching Jeroen Domburg's video of his hacked whiteboard in action - that uses a webcam and the mangled entrails of an old scanner to accomplish remote sight and local control, respectively - I've decided that my life isn't complete without one.

New Intel Classmate PC

New Intel Classmate PC

In competition with the OLPC project, Intel is finally going to start selling their notebook for prices ranging from $300 to $500. Some of the newer models will have fewer features and thus require less power, but they are also pushing out models with both a 7 and a 9 inch screen, a 30GB HDD and a webcam.

ECS G10IL is officially a go – on sale sometime in April

ECS G10IL is officially a go – on sale sometime in April

This Eee competitor is more inline with ASUS’ newest offerings, but this notebook will be available a bit sooner than the new Eee. It has 3G, choice of SSD or HDD, and choice of 8.9 or 10.2 inch displays.

The 3G comes in the form of a tri-band HSPA modem that works in the US, Asia, and Europe. You also get a 1.3MB webcam and your choice of 4 of 6 cell batteries.

LucidTouch – now your other fingers get to do something too!

LucidTouch – now your other fingers get to do something too!

LucidTouch is an interesting concept that just seems like it would have a pass or fail type of learning spike. Essentially you get the touchscreen on the front you are used to, the one you use your thumbs on, and then via either a rear mounted camera or some other sort of touch sensor, your other fingers get to help out from the back.

Boynq Alibi Review – Cute and Fun Webcam-Speaker Combo

Boynq Alibi Review – Cute and Fun Webcam-Speaker Combo

When they can fit a webcam into a milimeter-depth notch in a laptop's screen bezel, a manufacturer would have to be offering something pretty impressive to sell one standing eight inches tall on your desktop. But Boynq are positioning their Alibi unit as something more interesting than a simple way to video chat with your parents; it may be a 1.3-megapixel webcam with integrated speakers and microphone, but what you're really paying for is the design. Like some monstrous limb cinched in with the brushed-finish silver volume band, the Alibi's selling point is its pop-up, twist & rotate camera. SlashGear braved vague and unsettling memories of War of the Worlds and put the Alibi through its very purple paces.

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