Archive for April, 2009

Drool-worthy MID concept stops us in our tracks

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We see plenty of semi-yawn-inducing MIDs around the office here, and concepts are certainly a dime a dozen in this racket, but Jan Rytirs concept gave us pause. The hyper-hip look of the design makes it startling in a field not generally known for its sexiness, and the bottom rainbow colored tabs are just icing [...]

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Routon previews its Android MIDs

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Android on netbooks might be the fad du jour, but it sounds like Routons still working the MID angle the company just dropped word of two devices in the pipeline. The P760 and P730 are said to be in the research phase, so we dont know too much about em, but they certainly look [...]

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Acer: Windows 7 coming October 23rd pre-loaded on Z5600 AIO

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If all this talk of Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 has thoroughly piqued your interests, heres something to tickle your fancy even more. Acer UK marketing director Bobby Waltkins has told Pocket-Init that the Z5600 all-in-one PC is due out October 23rd along with and heres the kicker a genuine copy of [...]

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Switched On: Windows 7, Non-Starter Edition

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Ross Rubin (@rossrubin) contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.

Microsoft is making many well-received improvements in Windows 7, but may be in for a black eye on its Starter Edition because of growing misconceptions that it has optimized and recommended the limited Starter Edition for netbooks. For instance, the ad copy for the Apple [...]

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Phoenix Motorcars undergoing restructuring, still committed to EV space

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With proven success stories like Tesla struggling to keep those electric car dreams alive in todays economy, its no shock to hear that at least one little guy (thatd be Phoenix Motorcars) has caved to the pressures. After reviving itself once already late last year by nailing down a partnership with the absolutely stunning state [...]

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iPod nano GPS hack ensures that you and your MP3s make it home safely

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Weve seen iPod hacks run the gamut, from the useful to the just plain absurd, but no matter how rough around the edges such a project may seem, we always get a kick out of the ingenuity and hard work involved. Todays DIY wonder comes from a cat named Benjamin Kokes, whos using his engineering [...]

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Keepin it real fake, part CCIV: Nokla beats Nokia to the touchscreen N98 punch

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Good ol Nokla, with its punny branding and utter shameless, has taken upon itself to build the touchscreen N98, based on a sketchy Nokia concept that was making the rounds last year and never materialized. Theres a 3-inch QVGA screen and dual-sim support, but things lean into the realm of Nokia parody with the complete [...]

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Audyssey DSX surround sound takes the speaker-count war to 11

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You might think the future of surround audio lies in sophisticated DSP-driven single-box soundbars or even crazy wireless headphones, but Audyssey Labs knows the truth: what you really need is more speakers. Up to 12 of em, to be exact, as part of the companys new Dynamic Surround Expansion system. Like the 9.1 channel Dolby [...]

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Archos 2 gets official in US, new color leaks out

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Oh sure, you could already get your paws around the Archos 2 flash-based PMP if you really, really wanted to, but were still thrilled to see the company come clean and begin offering it up on its own website. As of now, prospective buyers in the United States of America can soon select the 8GB [...]

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Fujitsu gets official with M2010 netbook, Engadget Chinese goes hands-on

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We already caught sight of Fujitsus new 10.1-inch LOOX M netbook in Japan earlier this month, and it looks like the company has now gotten official with the seemingly identical M2010 model for some other markets, although it still hasnt made it all the way over here. The netbook itself is about as standard as [...]

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