Archive for June, 2011

Commodore C64 remake shipping next week

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

Commodore has announced that it is almost finished with its first wave of production for the remake of the C64. The now dual-core Atom PC will ship next week. A Barebones version is $250, while a complete Basic version starts at $595 with a 1.8GHz Atom, NVIDIA Ion graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive and no optical drive.

For the serious buyer, the $895 ultimate model has a Blu-ray drive, 4GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and Wi-Fi. Each model has multi-format card reading and modern video out and expansion. Ubuntu Linux 10.10 as well. Not long after launch you can get a copy of Commodore OS which mimics the original C64′s environment and software support.

Star Wars Hoodies Look Great

Posted in Star Wars by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

You can’t always wear your highly detailed and expensive Star Wars costumes out in public, but these hoodies are a great option. This new line of hoodies is now available online for great prices. You can get the Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett.

The fabric is a 60/40 cotton polyester and will survive many washings. These hoodies are the kind that can cover your whole face, with netting on the eye sockets so you can see. They cost just $49.99.

Chill KB-1BT Wireless Bluetooth Micro Keyboard

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

Those still looking for an HTPC keyboard can chill now. The Chill KB-1BT wireless Bluetooth micro keyboard is perfect for HTPCs, tablets, smartphones, etc. The compact and slim micro keyboard features an integrated touchpad for easy mouse control.

Other features include backlit keys for typing in low light(Great for movies), even an integrated LED flashlight. The rechargeable Li-Polymer battery will give you up to 30 days of operation time. No info on pricing yet though.

Logitech C615HD HD Webcam

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

Logitech has a brand new Hd Webcam, the Logitech C615HD. This webcam features full 360 degree rotation, tripod-ready stand and USB extender. You can make 720p HD calls on Skype and it also has Facebook and YouTube uploading features.

It boasts a simple fold-and-go design. Oh and did we mention Full HD 1080p video recording capability? The Logitech C615 HD Web camera costs just $80.

New Dutch coins have QR codes

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

Looks like currency continues to evolve as the Royal Dutch Mint has now released two new coins for its 100th anniversary, a silver 5 EUR coin and a gold 10 EUR coin. The front of the coins look pretty cool, but are nothing noteworthy, while the back has a QR code that takes citizens to the Royal Dutch Mint website.

The Mint has also promised a “surprise” for when the money gets official and is available later this month. And no, that surprise is not free money. Probably just QR codes on something else.

Jelly Belly cases for your iPhone 4

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

Did you know that there are 53 “official” Jelly Belly flavors? I did not know that until now myself. If you are a fan of the candy, the company’s new cases are scented to smell like the stuff. It will add a candy scent to your iPhone, iPod touch, nano, or BlackBerry.

The cases cost just $15 just like the new Jelly Belly headphones. So who loves the candy enough to try these?

ASUS G74 gaming laptop available for pre-order

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

The ASUS G74 comes in two configurations, which both include a quad-core Core i7-2630QM CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics with 3GB of video memory, 12GB DDR3 RAM (out of 16GB), dual 750GB 7200RPM drives, a 1080p display, Blu-ray player, backlit keyboard, and a USB 3.0. socket (along with three 2.0).

The G74SX-A1 is $1,745. There’s also a $1,979 version with a 3D display, called the G74SX-3DE. You can pre-order them now.

OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSDs

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2011

The Mercury Electra 6G SSDs come in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB sizes. These 2.5-inch SSDs feature 2xnm MLC NAND Flash memory chips, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, a SandForce SF-2281 controller, TRIM and NCQ support and they will deliver read and write speeds of up to 556MB/s and 523MB/s.

If you like what you see the 120GB, 240GB and 480GB models are priced at $229.99, $479.99 and $929.99, depending on what size you need.

Samsung Unveils USB Adapter For Galaxy Tab 10.1

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2011

Samsung has unveiled the USB adapter for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. This dongle will provide you with a single USB port, allowing you to expand your tablet’s functionality with a USB mouse, keyboard, thumb drive and other USB accessory.

This device connects to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet via a 30-pin dock connector. The USB adapter for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is priced at just $20.

Redbox starts renting video games for $2

Posted in Games by Reuben Drake on June 17th, 2011

Right on schedule, Redbox is introducting video game rentals for $2 a day. They have a pretty good selection of titles for those wanting to not buy games at 50 and 60 dollars, or those who like to try before they buy.

About 5,000 kiosks have already been involved in the testing of this service and now Redbox is adding the other 21,000 across the US. So go on, get gaming for just $2 a title.

Panasonic unveils Android Toughbook Tablet

Posted in Panasonic by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

Are you prone to tablet abuse? Well, feel free to treat your tablet rough with Panasonic’s Android Toughbook tablet. It features a sunlight-friendly 10.1-inch multi-touch display, satellite-based GPS, full-shift battery life and optional 3G / 4G.

It’s an Android tablet built tough. We don’t have any info on pricing or a release yet, but more info is sure to trickle in. The point is, this is a tough Android tablet. It’s tough enough for you. Are you tough enough for it?

Wii U to support only one Wii U controller

Posted in Wii U by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

Nintendo hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility down the line, however comments made by Satoru Iwata make it clear that the Wii U will only support one Wii U controller. This is an odd move by the company. In all likelihood you can still play multiple player games. Maybe using Wii remotes, or passing a controller around. It comes down to money.

“Technically, it is possible for the Wii U to support multiple Wii U Controllers,” Iwata said. However, this will result in a “considerable” price increase.

According to Iwata, “We’re not planning on asking our customers to buy multiple Wii U Controllers.”

HTC Evo Shift 4G to get Android 2.3 on June 20

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

Sprint has announced that the HTC Evo Shift 4G will get an over-the-air update to Android 2.3 on Monday, June 20. The notification will be sent out in stages, or you can manually download the update beginning today if you like. When the installation process is started, the phone’s functionality will be temporarily disabled, so don’t worry.

The update brings SWYPE text entry capabilities, improved download management in the Downloads and allows the handset to stream media through applications that weren’t able to before. So these are some nice new features you can look forward to.

HP Pre 3 Now Available To Pre-Order In The UK For £360

Posted in HP by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

Folks in the Uk waiting on HP’s latest webOS smartphone the HP Pre 3, can now get the device. It is now available to pre-orderin the UK, and it will go on sale at the beginning of July for £360 SIM free including taxes.

The HP Pre 3 has a 3.58 inch touchscreen display and a slide out QWERTY keyboard, as well as a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor. There will be two models available, one with 16GB of built in storage and one with 32GB of built in storage. It also packs in 801.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

New Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Coming Soon With Dual Core 1.2GHz Processor

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

Samsung has announced two new tablets in the Galaxy Tab range, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but what about the original Samsung Galaxy Tab with its 7 inch display? There were rumors that Samsung would release a second generation version and now according to HDBlog, Samsung will be releasing it later this year.

According to them the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 will have a 7 inch WSCGA IPS LCD display, and a dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread instead of Honeycomb. It will be able to make voice calls and send SMS message like the original Galaxy Tab as well.