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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The Second coming of Microsoft Surface

October 30, 2008 – 10:28 am | by Steve The Second coming of Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Secondlight is a prototype based on the currently slated for release Microsoft Surface (but only available for purchase by large companies and retailers). Secondlight is fairly similar to Surface in that you get a tabletop display that is touch or pressure responsive but the new feature is that it has a second additional display that is not visible on the surface itself.

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Good times for graphics cards buyers/sellers

October 29, 2008 – 7:36 am | by Steve Good times for graphics cards buyers/sellers

Well they are getting better, honest! JPR (Jon Peddie Research) has calculated that there has been about a 22% rise in shipments of GPUs over the previous year for the third quarter of 2008. This is in spite of recessionary fears that have been haunting consumers for some time now. In other news, ATI finally seems to be giving Nvidia something to worry about.

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Mice with in-built fans

October 26, 2008 – 8:50 pm | by Steve Mice with in-built fans

I’m sure you’ve heard of these things before  (the Nyko Air Flow Mouse for example) but this is different, seriously! These USB Air Flow Mice are different (and special too) because you can also use them to display messages on an in-built LED message scroller! The best part is you even get a remote control! The possibilities are endless…

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Critical update for Windows

October 24, 2008 – 5:56 am | by Steve Critical update for Windows

If you keep track of these things you would know that Microsoft does scheduled releases of its updates for Windows. Recently however, they released a critical update for all versions of Windows at an unscheduled time. This is because they found a major loophole for a security risk and they believe it is serious enough that it must be remedied instantly.

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