HTC Max 4G, world’s first Wi-MAX + GSM phone

November 21, 2008 – 1:40 pm | by Steve HTC Max 4G, world’s first Wi-MAX + GSM phone

The HTC Max 4G is a cellphone/PDA based on Windows Mobile 6.1, that and it is the world’s first Wi-Max and GSM combo phone. This means that you could essentially get transfer rates of up to 70 Mb/s on a Wi-Max network. This beats all the hyped up phones that have been released. Unfortunately, if you live outside Russia you will have to miss out on this one.

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Extreme FFS, SuperSpeed USB: High speeds, high expectations

November 7, 2008 – 12:15 pm | by Steve Extreme FFS, SuperSpeed USB: High speeds, high expectations

SanDisk recently announced that it could make SSDs (Solid State Drives) up to a hundred times faster (in certain situations, probably means it will still be significantly faster in all other situations). In other news, the long awaited USB 3.0 specs will finally be unveiled at the USB implementers forum on November 17th 2008. No further delays, fingers crossed.

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The Canon 5D Mark II in action

November 5, 2008 – 1:44 pm | by Steve The Canon 5D Mark II in action

Photographic and camera enthusiasts would be familiar with Canon’s 5D Mark II camera simply because it is one of the first few HD camera’s commercially available. And now we have seen a glimpse of its capabilities and we find it simply stunning. This 720p HD video of the subway and some other scenic/picturesque spots is worth the wait for it to load.

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Windows 7 to have improved SSD support, Firefox debuts privacy mode

November 5, 2008 – 1:18 pm | by Steve Windows 7 to have improved SSD support, Firefox debuts privacy mode

Microsoft aims to provide better implementation of SSD (Solid State Drives) in Windows 7 and intends to discuss how they will make this happen at the upcoming Windows HEC (Hardware Engineering Conference) 2008. Also worthy of news is Mozilla finally implementing a privacy mode in the 3.1 version of their now relatively well known internet browser, Firefox.

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Blackberry ups the ante: Plans to Storm rivals

November 4, 2008 – 1:01 pm | by Steve Blackberry ups the ante: Plans to Storm rivals

According to the rumor mill, Blackberry is going to launch their next big device on November 14th. This is not an unexpected move and most people are still looking to see how things will play out before making a decision on which phone/pay-plan/mobile service provider to go with. This could well turn into an all out brawl between the iPhone, T-Mobile G1 and the Storm.

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LED Cinema Display by Apple, OLED prototype by Samsung

November 4, 2008 – 12:41 pm | by Steve LED Cinema Display by Apple, OLED prototype by Samsung

In recent weeks we learned that the prices for LCD display devices would start falling by the end of this year. We also got to see some demos of OLED devices, which promise to be the next big step forward in display tech. And just recently Apple decided to go even greener in their campaign to be environmentally friendly by launching the LED Cinema Display.

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New Expressionist BASS desktop speakers by Altec Lansing

November 3, 2008 – 12:33 pm | by Steve New Expressionist BASS desktop speakers by Altec Lansing

Seems to us that you never have space for that pesky subwoofer, and you can’t get decent bass without it. Well Altec Lansing has always been a leading name in the PC audio solutions market, and once again they have shown exactly why they are so. For you see, this pair of desktop speakers actually has the subwoofers built right in. Problem solved.

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Updates for Google Chrome, Ubuntu OS

November 3, 2008 – 11:42 am | by Steve Updates for Google Chrome, Ubuntu OS

Yes, this past week has seen the release of updates for Google Chrome (still in beta) and Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex version 8.10. Both of these softwares are relatively unknown to the general public but are much appreciated by the computing population because they are open source projects and also because they are completely free. Read on for more details.

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Cooling Heating keyboard by Thanko

October 31, 2008 – 11:21 am | by Steve Cooling Heating keyboard by Thanko

Got cold and clammy hands? Perhaps your hands are really sweaty? Whether the problem stems from heat or cold, this one keyboard will cure them all. Thanko, a Japanese company, recently updated their Cooling Keyboard line to also include heaters! Now everyone who does not live in a region that has the same weather all year round can do with one keyboard too.

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$7000, no wait $6999 for a TV

October 31, 2008 – 1:51 am | by Steve $7000, no wait $6999 for a TV

No we are not crazy and this is USD and not some other currency either. Clearly there has to be a good reason for such a price. Well so think Mitsubishi having launched the world’s first laser powered television. Although a bit late (originally slated for 3rd quarter of 2008 release), it still comes in as the world’s first. There are quite a few features that make this interesting, shall we say.

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