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Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announced it is first to release high performance, ultra low-latency 800MHz notebook memory. Shipping immediately in 4GB memory kits, the HyperX PC2-6400 CL4 SO-DIMMs[...]
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A Day before the press-conference unveiling the T-Mobile G1 with Google Android mobile phone, the G1 site already went life. The site does not have much content yet, which will be released after the press-conference tomorrow, which starts at 10:30am EDT...
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It's not hard to design headphones that win raves from bloggers and customers. Just give people a big, fat bassline and you can expect to be showered with praise for "phenomenal" beats, "exceptional sound quality", and "blissful, skull-vibrating pure bass". It's a much trickier proposition, though, to design headphones that give you all of the above, deservedly winning plaudits for the booming basement - while sounding just as good in every other department: Rocking the house and stomping the beats one moment, bringing out the best in fragile folk and spine-tingling sonatas the next, that's the real trick that few headphones manage to perform.
Producer Dr. Dre either felt the same way or was persuaded by a sufficiently sweet pay package to lend his name to a new contender in the high-end headphones category. "Beats by Dr. Dre" are made by premium audio brand Monster, which has so far specialized in offering oversized cables for hi-fi enthusiasts - making people believe, some critics say, that the sound must be better simply because the cables are bigger and every inch or centimeter of cord costs a relative fortune.
"We're starting to see Android get designed in on devices that extend way beyond the phone--things that might go in the automobile or things that might go in the home," (John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer at Wind River Systems). Although Google did not confirm or deny, it is quite logical to assume that Android will be used for other embedded applications such as automobile, internet mobile devices portable music players and even "instant-on" Nettops (although I'm pushing it here). However, Android has yet to prove that it could be as much of a "standard" for developers than Windows Mobile is today (Apple fans, fire at will). As for the iPhone, it's a stable platform but it runs effectively on only two devices (iPod touch + iPhone) so at the moment, it doesn't really compete outside of the phone arena. The strength of Android is that it's open: any manufacturer can change it to fit their needs. The downside is: in reality very few hardware vendors have the software resources to do it. Plus, there is a risk of fragmentation - Android being incompatible with a modified version of itself. Time will tell, but Google's best shot is to do the heavy-lifting for everyone else. (image from richd)
AT&T has announced a new device for the home phone called the AT&T HomeManager. The hardware is from Samsung and the HomeManager system is a 7-inch portable screen device that can provide one-touch access anywhere in the home to visual voice mail, ...
Memorex has a new iPod boombox for the ladies called the miniMove. Guys who donít mind that the boombox looks like a purse can get the miniMove in silver as well. The system can be powered by batteries or AC power. The iPod is charged while docked and ...
Plantronics has announced another new Bluetooth headset called the Voyager 835. The headset uses AudioIQ technology with two microphones to help remove extraneous sounds that could affect call quality. The headset also includes an in-car charger and can...
Yes, $499 is still quite expensive, but the MWg Zinc II could be found at $661 on Amazon and at $720 at welectronics.com. Expansys USA has the new $500 price. That obviously is the price for an unlocked (carrier-free), international GSM smartphone. Of course, the cheaper solution is to get a phone from AT&T or T-Mobile, let them subsidize it and ask nicely that they give you the unlock code, because you want to use an international SIM. I did three times - it usually takes one week.If you forgot what the MWg Zinc II is about, here are the specifications. We already featured the MWg Zinc II unboxing video in the past:
This subwoofer has been design to be powerful and yet invisible as it can be hidden in ceilings or walls, depending on your preferences. We have not tested it in the field, but if it works as advertised, it might be the ultimate subwoofer for those who want to benefit from a powerful sound system, without showing it off (think classic or minimalist environment). You can find more technical details at the Sonance BPS-1 homepage. When should we start the demolition party?