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Dell Inspiron R with wireless display

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2010

Dell has upgraded its core Inspiron line with not only good looks, but also some extras never seen before with Dell. They now sport a full ‘chiclet’ keyboard and some unique color options. The underside of the keyboard can be color-matched, and HP-style imprints can sit on the palm rest.

The display has a Mini 10-style hinge that can bend further back than the previous design. They ship with 14, 15 and 17 inch displays with either Core i3 or Core i5 processors. Integrated graphics are standard, but you can upgrade to a 1GB dedicated Mobility Radeon HD graphics chipset or Intel’s Wireless Display and up to 8GB of RAM and a 640GB disk.

Jump Rope concept charges batteries

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2010

If we can harness the power of childhood energy, especially those who play jump rope, we could do very well. This concept aims to take that jump roping energy and make it useful. It’s called the E-Rope and can generate power to charge a pair of AA batteries in each handle.

According to the designer, 20 minutes of jumping would fully charge all four AA batteries. Not sure if I believe that, but anything that promotes exercise and gives you charged batteries is a good thing.

Earloomz NBA Bluetooth Headsets

Posted in Bluetooth by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2010

The NBA Championships may be officially over, but you can still show your devotion to your favorite team. You can get either the Celtics version of this Bluetooth Headset or the Lakers version. The company is offering two designs for each team, with each model costing $59.95.

Each headset will use Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR with noise cancellation and last number redial. And if you weren’t a fan of either team, they will be announcing the full line of NBA headsets on July 4th, so there will be something for everyone.

Pandora Mini Mac Nettop

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2010

If the Pandora Mini Mac nettop looks familiar it’s because this is actually a Mac mini clone that comes with a Chinese porcelain painting on the top, adding a touch of color and style to it’s fakeness.

This nettop features a 1.6Ghz dual-core Intel Atom 330 processor, nVidia Geforce 9400M Graphics, 1G RAM, a 160GB hard drive and WI-FI connectivity. Some additional features include a DVD-RW optical drive, an HDMI port and a VGA port.

Sony’s USB Power Supply keeps your gadgets charged

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2010

Here’s another alternative to keep your gadgets charged up. The new USB power supply from Sony saves you the trouble of finding a USB port or other source to charge your power hungry gadget.

It will work with multiple phones, media players and many other devices. It sports a dual module design with one input for charging and a detachable power supply that contributes to the portability of the device. All you need to get juiced up is your USB cable.

Rayqual adapters for Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2010

Rayqual has new line of adapters that will be compatible with the upcoming Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras. These adapters will let you use Nikon, Canon FD, Pentax and Leica lenses on either Sony camera. Pretty sweet huh? The cameras are good looking too.

These modern lenses were specially designed for crop sensors, with minimal changes made to the focal length since the NEX series ocameras ship with APS-C sized sensors. This should give you some cool lens options.

Apple ships 1.2 million iPads monthly, needs Samsung’s help

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2010

The iPad is a blazing success. You would think that Apple would have expected massive sales and would have been more ready for it. iPad shipments are at 1.2 million each month, which is a half a million more than at launch.

Projections have sales reaching 2.5 million shipments monthly before the year is over. So Apple has had to call on Samsung to produce additional displays for the device, which means Samsung will join LG in supplying displays for the iPad.

Pill shaped USB Flash Drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2010

For those looking for something different in a flash drive, check out Rollin Rockers’s new limited edition LP. It comes in a very unconventional form factor. A pill shape. This Pill Shaped USB flash drive will cost you $15 each.

Aside from all the songs that you get on a regular LP, the additional space on the USB flash drive features music videos, photos and exclusive Rollin Rockers content to keep fans happy.

Gigabyte T1000P tablet netbook available for pre-order

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2010

Having a hard time deciding on which tablet device or netbook to buy? Well, you can have the best of both worlds with the Gigabyte T1000P. This 10.1″ touchscreen tablet/netbook hybrid features a 1,366 x 768 resolution which is higher than other displays on devices this size.

It’s available for pre-order from Amazon at $699. Some other features include an Intel Atom N470 1.83GHz processor, 1GB RAM and a 250GB hard drive with Windows 7 Starter Edition as the operating system.

GAEMS suitcase makes your Xbox 360 portable

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2010

It isn’t very convenient to carry your Xbox 360 around for gaming on the go. However, that is about to change with the GAEMS Portable Console Gaming and Entertainment System. It carries an Xbox and a 15-inch, 720p LCD in the lid, along with speakers.

Just open your console and you’re ready to go. We aren’t sure if the power brick fits in there too. But we do know that your controllers will not fit. Sadly.

New Xbox 360 “Valhalla” chip, power use detailed

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2010

A teardown provided a closer look at the Valhalla-powered slim Xbox 360 and the biggest change compared to the outgoing Jasper platform is what looks like the integration of the CPU, GPU and eDRAM onto a single chip. If this turns out to be true, this lets Microsoft use a single heatsink and fan for these components.

The new chip helps the new Xbox be more power efficient and it now requires a smaller, less powerful 135W adapter. Compared to the Jasper-powered predecessor, the new one is about 33 percent and 20 percent more efficient at idle and when playing Gears of War 2.

Acer Aspire One 532G gets cancelled

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2010

Bad news if you have been waiting for the Acer Aspire One 532G netbook. It has been cancelled due to technical problems which made it impossible for Acer to deliver the netbook on time. NVIDIA failed to deliver on the performance front.

Right now we don’t have any other details, but it seems strange that they wouldn’t just push back the date. And a 10″ netbook is a common device that other companies roll out easily.

iPad Dummy is an iPad for dummies

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2010

Want to fool your friends? Hey check out my new iPad. Sucker! It’s a fake. Anyway, the iPad is sold out and backordered almost everywhere, so you can get this fake version and pretend that you have a real one.

The iPad Dummy looks just like the iPad, but it’s made completely of plastic, instead of aluminum and glass. Heck you can use it as a cool serving tray if you want. Or a decoy, so thieves steal the fake and not the real one.

Build your own Tablet for just $400

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2010

Don’t see any tablets on the market that you like? Liquidware has created a DIY tablet kit for just under $400 that gives you everything you need to create your own 4.3 inch touch screen tablet device. The Beagle Tablet kit from Liquidware is a portable modular open source handheld computer and is completely modular.

Everything snaps on or is mounted directly to the BeagleBoard C4. The end result is a compact handheld tablet computer. The kit contains a 4.3-inch OLED touchscreen, a single board computer from Texas Instruments that comes with a 1 GHz processor. There’s also a battery module and a 4 GB pre-formatted SD card that either Android OS or Linuxcan be installed on.

4,400 Chevrolet Volt owners to be eligible for home charging stations

Posted in Automotive by Shane McGlaun on June 18th, 2010

One of the most interesting coming electric cars is the Chevrolet Volt. The Volt has an electric drive train and runs exclusively from electric power. However, the Volt does have a gas-powered generator for making electricity to extend the cars driving range.

Chevrolet has announced that 4,400 Volt buyers will be eligible for a free 240V charge station. The 240V charge station will allow the Volt to recharge faster than the 120V cable that the car comes with. The charge stations will be paid for from Recovery Act funds.