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New Walkman MP3 players from Sony

They have Bluetooth, noise cancellation, a healthy-sized screen, and a 33 hour battery life at the bottom, 36 at the top. For video you get the 320×240 LCD display that can play video at up to 30 frames per second for up to 10 hours, or at the least 9.5 hours.

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Axiotron ModBook Review Part 1

So, I’ve had this thing for a few hours short of a full day, and I’ve got some stuff to report, but I don’t want to call this the end of the review, I am going to give it a few more days and then give the final part of the review. So far, I am not sold on it, but, my sister, who is taking classes in college for photography and the various digital arts got her hands on it and wouldn’t let go until I took it away to charge it.

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DSLR Movie Mode patent allows video capture on your high end camera

Mr. Terada is apparently a genius, and of all the things he likely could have done with his mind, he chose to bring us all video capture capabilities on our DSLR cameras. In case you don’t know, DSLR’s are the high end digital cameras that everyone and their brother is carrying around these days, other than the fact that they have changeable lenses, most people that have them after this past Christmas season probably have no clue why they have them.

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Spring Ace by Samsung reviewed

Look at the glory that is the Sprint Ace, really it’s just a BlackJack that looks a little different and uses CDMA and EVDO instead of whatever AT&T uses. Sure, I know, it looks a little different too, and that kind of makes since, they have managed to fit all the same features in a slightly smaller package with a slightly larger screen (2.3 inches compared to the BlackJack’s 2.25).

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Apple TV software update finally available

The new Apple TV update is now available for download. In case you missed our coverage of MacWorld where the update was announced, the major features in this update are PC-less access to the iTunes store, and both SD and HD movie rentals.

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Clear Channel, FCC, XM, and Sirius in massive pile up, but there may be an end in sight

So ever since XM and Sirius even mentioned the possibility that they might be merging they have had to battle the FCC, the NAB, and Clear Channel to the death. Well apparently they got past the FCC (sort of) and past the NAB and now their last opponent is Clear Channel.

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N78, 6220, 6210, and new Nokia Maps Version 2.0 all from Nokia

Other than the new N96, Nokia is dropping the N78, 6220, and 6210 devices and the new Version 2.0 of their Nokia Maps application. They all have their intended audience, the N78 is for the professional who is also into photography, the 6220 is intended for those not looking for something as full-featured as the N-Series, but want some nice functionality in a fairly basic phone, and the 6210 is aimed at those that need direction, as in GPS direction.

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W980i Walkman clamshell by Sony Ericsson has 8GB of space built in

This phone is amazing, at least from my point of view, music is my drug of choice so the 8GB of built in storage and the integrated FM transmitter are two features of this phone I love. Add to that the TrackID service that can help you figure out what you are listening to and the PlayNow online music store and I am hooked.

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G700 and G900 by Sony Ericsson are touchscreen phones for the masses

They are kind of being billed as digital organizers, which sounds like code for “just short of a smartphone” but they are pretty nice phones, and if they have a reasonable price their features and cheap price should make them appeal to the public. Both phones have a 2.4-inch touchscreen and a numeric keypad and are in a candy-bar form factor.

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Sony Ericsson MBS-100 Bluetooth speaker has to be the best looking one I’ve seen

I have no idea how well this spherical Bluetooth speaker sounds, but it is by far way better looking than any other Bluetooth speaker I’ve seen, and these things were pretty popular on the CES show floor. Usually Bluetooth speakers are bland, competing on the fronts of thinness, battery power, and then overall sound seemingly the 3rd most important feature.

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Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo review

So I met with Buffalo at CES, and then shortly after they were kind enough to send me their LinkStation Pro Duo for review. I must say I am impressed, it is quite squarely aimed at business users, but for home users, it has some fairly useful features as well.

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Satellite U305 and X205 – Toshiba’s newest Penryn notebooks

Satellite U305 and X205 – Toshiba’s newest Penryn notebooks

Toshiba Satellite U305-S2816 is the full model number for the new thin and light notebook with Penryn. The other notebook is a mobile gaming rig dubbed the X205-SLI, and obviously, it has SLI inside as well as the new Penryn chip.

The U305 is using the T8100 Penryn chip. The X205 has a couple of different configurations both of which also use the T8100 chips and have SLI with a pair of nVidia 8600M GT cards with 512MB GDDR3 each.

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