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PDP announces accessories for your Kinect to place it nine feet away

August 30th, 2010

PDP announces accessories for your Kinect to place it nine feet away

PDP would seem not a stranger for some, but for many others, they are. Some might think that they are somewhat related to PDF files, but they’re more hippy than that. PDP develops accessories for your game consoles, and it’s obvious that they do not wish to fall back into dinosaur age if they don’t release an accessory for the upcoming Microsoft Kinect. Their latest offer is a mount for your Kinect. Something like tripod. Read more…

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Internet Explorer 9 leaked in Microsoft’s own website.

August 30th, 2010

Internet Explorer 9 leaked in Microsoft’s own website.

Perhaps it’s the fault of some Russian undergraduate who’s high on weeds, or someone who linked a wrong picture. Bad timing indeed, as they’ve been screenshot by Mary-Jo Foley. What Mary screenshot is a picture of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 on its Russian site. Read more…

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Mili PowerSpring 4 doubles the play time of your iPhone 4

August 30th, 2010

Mili PowerSpring 4 doubles the play time of your iPhone 4

I bet many would have loved their iPhone except for one thing, the permanent battery that cannot be removed. A somewhat perennial phone that has spawned a huge industry of specific ‘aesthetic’ accessories especially for itself, all these have somehow killed the ‘aesthetic’ form of the pocket-friendly phone.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab getting spoiled with accessories

August 30th, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab getting spoiled with accessories

It seemed that Samsung is no longer interested to keep their Android tablet’s details a secret, and is letting the whole world gasp in amaze about its latest ‘iPad-killer’. Accessories for its upcoming 7-inch Android tablet have been spotted on one of Samsung’s many online portals, complete with pricing. It seemed that the Korean electronics giant is dead serious of its latest marvel.

The headline act here will be that “table charging station” on the top left, which happens to have a neat set of HDMI and audio output ports, making the Galaxy Tab a quirky but viable choice for pumping movies into your HDTV. It’s said to be priced at €54 ($69), which seemed like a overprice accessory for this lucrative market. But then we have an even bizarre option of a hundred bucks keyboard (€82, or $105 if you’re from the States). The only bargain around here seemed to be a leather case that doubles as a stand, which will cost you ‘only’ €41 ($52). Sounds like ‘cutthroat’ to me. But the world ‘is’ a crazy place, when you see people ‘forking’ out as much as $1,200 for an AP-unit of the iPhone 4.

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Garmin rolls out touchscreen-based Edge 800 cycling GPS

August 30th, 2010

Garmin rolls out touchscreen-based Edge 800 cycling GPS

Cycling has become an exotic sport for those high-income folks. You’ll wonder what’s wrong with the world, when some people fork out around one grand just for a bicycle. Just because the manufacturers throw in some words like Shimano, and carbon fibre, and people will go crazy in awe and drool over these bicycles. That’s pretty much enough reason for Garmin to heavily invest products in these bicycles, which will mostly go tarmac and off roads too, in places where your iPhone will quite impossibly get any reception (it can barely get any reception in the lift, what’s more in the jungle).

“Whether you’re on the road, in the mountains or around the city, Garmin’s touchscreen Edge 800 puts the most important information of your ride at your fingertips,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Thanks to its simple mounting system, improved mapping and route-planning capabilities, and the GPS-based features that make wires and calibration obsolete, we can easily say that one Edge fits all.”

When you’re cycling in the jungle, and can’t get any reception for help when you face a grizzly bear, you can still fool around with this new touchscreen GPS navigator from Garmin. Their latest Edge GPS devices are like iPhone-wannabe, as the Edge-800 is equipped with a 2.6-inch color display, Garmin’s BaseCamp route planning system, and BirdsEye satellite imagery, with the “HotFix” GPS technology to quickly acquire and maintain a signal, and support for a wide range of heart rate monitors, cadence sensors, and other ANT+ devices, to name a few features. Crazy features I’d say, but expected when you’re marketing for a bicycle platform that may cost around a grand.

“At Garmin-Transitions, we’re going to be on the cutting edge of technology, in everything we do,” said Team Garmin sprinting sensation Tyler Farrar. “Edge 800 can track all of our performance data, and it also keeps things interesting on training rides because we can use it anywhere in the world to plan and follow new routes – on and off road – and always find our way back to the start.”

While the device won’t be available until this October (for $449 or $649 depending on the bundle), it’s already received a few early reviews that paint a pretty positive picture — DC Rainmaker has even go so far as to say that the device “rocks,” and that “it’s everything that most cyclists have been asking for.”

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Zotac's Zboxes are small, Ion-ed, and somewhat cheap

August 30th, 2010

Zotac's Zboxes are small, Ion-ed, and somewhat cheap

Zotac would be a familiar name if you’re constantly hunting for your perfect small system as your HTPC. They don’t make perfect products, but their products are always rather interesting to say the least, as Zotac is such a company that always strive to give the best product that your greens can get. They’re no Mac Mini when it comes to form factor, but their latest Zboxes do seem like a good contender to those like Shuttle, and Asus Eeebox.

Their latest offering is of kush Ion-ed by Nvidia, with the new Ion chipset married to Intel’s CULV CPUs, making them a power saving machine that can push out some decent Full-HD movies for your huge LCD TV in your living room. All of the packages are loaded with some variation of Intel’s Celeron processors. The HD series (the NS21 and ND22) pack a Celeron 743 or SU2300 CULV (respectively), DDR3 RAM slots, a 2.5-inch hard drive slot, HDMI and DVI-I ports, along with NVIDIA’s Ion GPU. There’s also an ITX series, all sporting those same CPUs, a single PCI Express x16 slot, a handful of SATA / eSATA hookups, and HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA connections. All the systems have a slew of USB ports, the boxes can be mounted in four different positions (including on the back of a monitor), and though retail pricing hasn’t been announced, it looks like at least the ND22 should list for around $270.

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Dual SIM iPhone 4 case lets you clean up your scandal easily, obviously

August 30th, 2010

Dual SIM iPhone 4 case lets you clean up your scandal easily, obviously

I’ve seen a fair share of dual SIM phones, which mostly are manufactured by China companies, and a few from CSL Groups. Hardly do we see them lurking around in the European market. Shows quite a lot about the Asian cultures don’t it? Used for work, or scandals? Anyway, following up to their iPhone 3G version, USBFever has refreshed their solution towards the iPhone 4 market yet again, with a new $30 case that can host dual full size SIM cards on the back of an iPhone 4, while running an adapter to the iPhone 4’s micro SIM slot. The case is obviously made in some classy clear plastic to keep the aesthetic looks.

You can then switch between the two SIMs from the iPhone’s own settings menu, though unfortunately you can’t rock both SIMs simultaneously. Somehow this seemed to be a simple and somewhat pricey solution to those AP iPhone owners that doesn’t want to cut their full size SIM into a micro SIM.

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HP bringing dual-core Atom N550 to Mini 5103, other netbooks expected to follow

August 30th, 2010

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

HP’s latest business-class netbook Mini 5103 may have been launched early this month, but barely a month later, it seemed to be getting an update from HP to join in the bandwagon of Intel’s latest Atom processor, the N550. A newly discovered support document on HP’s own site clearly lists the new dual-core Atom H550 processor to be soon tagging along the current lineup of Atom N445 and N475 options. Besides this discovery, CNET seemed to be rather confident to see a full refresh of HP’s consumer level netbooks next month.

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1.8-Meter Runner Gundam from Chara Hobby 2010

August 30th, 2010

1.8-Meter Runner Gundam from Chara Hobby 2010

I supposed many gunpla should try to do this. Somehow bring ‘recycling’ to a new level of ‘fun-ness’. Spotted at the recent Chara Hobby 2010, was a 1/10 scale, 1.8 meter tall “Runner Gundam”, constructed entirely from used runners of Gunpla kits. Read more…

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Get real cash by planting virtual plants

August 30th, 2010

Get real cash by planting virtual plants

You’ll know how serious virtual farm business is, when you hear that even celebrities are using alarm clocks to wake up at ‘4 in the morning’ just to harvest their crops to prevent those virtual farm thieves from stealing their hard-earn revenues. The new-age online games, mostly flash-based or html-based are becoming million-dollar business. No wonder Google buys Zynga. Read more…

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