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Logitech offers new speaker options for laptops

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on September 1st, 2010

Of all the notebooks I have tired over the years it’s safe to say that 99.99% of the have crap sound systems. They sound flat, lack volume so you can actually hear what’s going on and have no bass. This is the reason there are some any different external speakers and headphone options around.

Logitech has announced a couple new laptop offerings called the Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305 and the Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515. Both speakers are aimed at notebook users with Mac or Windows machines. The Z515 is a wireless offering with a USB transmitter that uses 2.4GHz tech for 50-foot range. The speaker can also connect to the iPad or iPhone wirelessly as well.

Creative rocks out with its rock out

Posted in Creative by Shane McGlaun on September 1st, 2010

Creative has been around for a long time and I first knew them as the company that made sound cards for gaming PCs and other computers. Today Creative has all sorts of gear from MP3 players to speakers and still makes those sound cards too.

Creative has announced a new speaker for outdoor use called the Sound Blaster Wireless Rock. The speaker is one of those outside jobs that looks like a granite stone sitting there. It gets power from a lithium ion battery pack that is removable for charging.

Archos announces 5 new Android Devices

Posted in Archos by Conner Flynn on September 1st, 2010

Archos has unveiled five new Android-powered devices. All are powered by Android 2.2 and sport microphones and accelerometers. However there is no access to Google’s Android Market, just Archos’ AppsLib.

The $100 Archos 28 has a 2.8-inch 320 x 240 pixel display, a resistive touchscreen, 4GB of storage, Wi-Fi, and an 800MHz Cortex A8 processor. The $150 Archos 32 has similar specifications but with a 3.2-inch display, 8GB of storage and a camera at the back that can capture 720p video. Both will be available in September.

Motorola unveils rugged Motorola Defy

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on September 1st, 2010

Motorola has just outed another rugged Android-powered phone in the form of the Motorola Defy. How rugged is it? Well, it sports 3.7-inches of Gorilla Glass for one thing.

There’s also its IP67 compliance, which means it is good in up to a meter of water for up to half an hour. That’s pretty tough. The Defy will launch across Europe in Q4. Some other specs include an 800MHz processor, Android 2.1, Swype keyboard and a 5-megapixel camera with flash.

Motorola Milestone 2 gets official in Europe

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on September 1st, 2010

The European version of the Motorola Droid is called the Motorola Milestone, so no one will be shocked to learn that Motorola has officially announced the European version of the Motorola Droid 2, called the Motorola Milestone 2.

Both devices offer identical features, though the Milestone 2 features 720p video recording. The Milestone 2 is expected to be launched in Europe in Q4 and will offer the following specs: A 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera, MOTOBLUR user interface, 8GB internal storage and Android 2.2 Froyo.

PS3 Jailbreak released to the public

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on September 1st, 2010

I’m sure Sony isn’t too happy about this news. The PSJailbreak claimed to allow users to backup their games to a hard drive recently, and now a hack called PSGroove has surfaced, which claims to be an open source PSjailbreak.

This time the code has to be downloaded and installed on an AT90USBkey or Teensy++ USB development board, then you homebrew sorts will be able to execute unsigned third-party apps and games on the PS3. The ability to boot ISO files is disabled for now, but we are sure that a workaround will be available soon.