Wednesday, October 22, 2008

FirstStreet USB Turntable


This unique USB turntable allows you to convert your old vinyl collection directly to CD or MP3 quickly and easily. It plugs directly into your computer using the included USB cable. In addition, it comes complete with dustcover, and all cables are included.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Personalized Flash Drives

The pendrives are getting more sassy day by day. Now Pexagon has launched cool custom pen drives for users. These are available in various capacity ranging from 512 Mb to 16 Gb. The most interesting feature of these pen drives are the laser engravings of your personal messages or any logo for both sides.

Here are Top 10 Reasons to Give a Personalized Thumb Drive

1. The New Brag Book
2. Organization Is The Key To Success
3. Share Music
4. Be A Corporate Big Shot
5. Multi-Media Love
6. The New Mix CD
7. Portable Library
8. Build Customer Loyalty
9. Network And Be Remembered
10. For The Person Who Has Everything

In this

* Your choice of 14 colors
* FREE Laser engraving on BOTH sides!
* Choose from one of our 32 exciting Themes such as "#1 Teacher", "Sports" or "Butterflies"
* Personalize the back with two lines of text
* Available in 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities
* Hi-Speed USB 2.0
* One piece, standard shipping only $4.65! 20 cents each additional drive.

512MB - $9.99 | 1GB - $11.99 | 2GB - $16.99 | 4GB - $24.99 | 8GB - $34.99 | 16GB - $69.99



Go get your customised pen drives today from pexagon.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Intel to Launch SSDs

Intel announced this week it has begun shipping the X18-M and X25-M Mainstream SATA Solid-State Drives for laptop and desktop computers.

The 1.8-inch X18-M and 2.5-inch X25-M are based on multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash technology and are available in 80GB capacities. Their read and write speeds are up to 250MB per second and up to 70MB/s respectively. Samples of upcoming 160GB versions will be available in the fourth quarter of this year.

The SSDs offer “several advantages over hard drives including faster overall system response and boot and resume times”.

“With no moving parts, SSDs run cooler and quieter and are a more reliable option than hard drives. In addition, SSDs remove input/output (I/O) performance bottlenecks associated with hard disk drives that help maximize the efficiency of Intel processors”, the chip maker says, adding that lab tests show the Intel X18-M and X25M increase storage system performance nine times over traditional hard disk drive performance.

The Intel X18-M and X25-M are priced at $595 for quantities up to 1,000.

Best Laptops- Top Rated

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By combining experts’ reviews with users’ ratings we can create interesting and informative product tops like the one I’ll present to you today and which is called Best Rated Computer Laptops. It’s not like a top 10 because instead of showing you a fixed number of models, we have a list with 5 laptop models picked from each of the top 5 brands with the highest ratings on 4 reviews websites - CNET, Epinions, reevoo, and alaTest.

The first in alaTest’s top is Asus Eee PC 900, a 9-inch model with a screen large enough for watching videos and work on the go, long battery life, multi-touch trackpad compatible with Windows XP, while the bad aspects include small storage capacity, no 3G, too small keyboard for some, and no optical drive among others.

Reevoo has the Asus X51RL T2310 in the top 5 brands, a 10-rated laptop recommended by all reviewers for its long battery life, durability, design, performance and value for money.

ASUS Eee PC 4G on Epinions scored 5 stars for its overall design and ultra-portability, while the bad aspects are related to the keyboard size, monitor casing getting hot too quickly, too small memory and no disk drive. I’d like to ask these guys what did they expect from a $350 laptop?!
On CNET, the same laptop has a Very Good rating for having Windows XP installed for the same price as Linux, while the Bad includes low hard drive space and low screen resolution. Still, it is considered one of the best rated computer laptops worldwide.

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Sony Vaio VGN AR11S from reevoo has a 17-inch display, long battery life, several software utilities pre-installed, and no bad reviews yet.

Acer Aspire One has a score of 99 out of 100 and people like it because it is elegant, in a slim form factor, with a large keyboard, and at an affordable price. Some say it’s limited in RAM memory, battery life and helpful features such as the Bluetooth.

On Epinions, the same laptop is among best rated with maximum of 5 stars accumulated for the price, performance, design, web camera and microphone. Some didn’t like the fact that it has no Bluetooth, but small keyboard and short battery life.

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One of the lightest and thinnest laptop models available on the market is the Lenovo ThinkPad X300. In addition to these main positive aspects it provides a built-in DVD burner, WWAN, GPS and wireless USB connectivity. The thing that seems to bother many on alaTest is the price of about $1,830, which is a bit high.

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 has a lower price of $750 for having fewer features, but its durable design and long battery life allowed it to score 5 stars on sites like Epinions.

From HP, the Compaq Presario V4332EA 15.4-inch laptop is one of the few highly recommended models on reevoo, while on Epinions you can find the HP Pavilion dv6000z with 5 stars, lowest price displayed of $1099, and some Cons including short battery life, small hard drive and overheating.

HP Pavilion dv5-1000us entertainment system was reviewed on CNET and there people liked the expandable RAM memory which reaches 8GB, its design line, high processing speed, wireless draft N support and others. What they liked less includes the material used for building the housing on the exterior. It attracts fingerprints. Besides this, it is not that easy to use and users need a better user guide in order to learn how to access all its features.

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From Apple there is the MacBook 2008 Edition, a great portable computing system with fast operating speed, large hard drive, high-quality built-in web camera for video conferences, as well as many security layers. There are no negative reviews, just that it seems a bit pricey for some on CNET.

Apple MacBook Air, the thinnest notebook, has 158 user reviews on alaTest and 81 expert reviews. From what I read there, it is considered too expensive for having a non-replaceable battery, small storage on Solid State Drive, limited connectivity, and slower operating speed compared to other laptops from the same category.

Advent appears in the top 5 best rated computer laptops on both reevoo and alaTest, but with different models. While Advent 4211 is appreciated for screen quality and value for money, and disliked for not having 3G connectivity and a longer battery life, the Advent 8109 on reevoo has a score of 10 for all categories: size/weight, design, value for money, battery life and performance.

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I have to recognize I don’t know much about Everex products’ quality but after taking a look at the reviews on Epinions and CNET, I can say that the Everex StepNote SA2053T has a good design at under 4 lbs, costs under $600, but supports maximum 2GB of RAM memory and has no web camera. Let’s say it’s a mid-level laptop. On CNET, Everex StepNote XT5000T shows that users are satisfied for the graphics quality and all other stuff, excepting the fact that it overheats from time to time and the battery life tends to shorten.

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What brand do you think is missing from the picture till now? – Toshiba probably, as it scored 10 on reevoo with the Toshiba Satellite Pro L40-15A and almost 5 stars on CNET with the Toshiba Satellite M65-S809 model. The latter has a noisy hard disk, low sound, and gets hot quickly, these in addition to being kinda heavy. You might like at it the display quality and the overall design.

Fancy Hard Disks


Obtainable in a range of colors across in offer are the My Passport Essential and My Passport Elite range. Western Digital has proclaimed the initiation of the novel 500GB & 400GB capability My Passport Essential & My Passport Elite Portable USB Hard Drives. Analogous to existing proffering (320GB being the flagship until now), new-fangled copies let you store up to half a terabyte of music, videos and additional stuff in the palm of your hand. These USB 2.0 bus influenced hard drives weigh 7 ounces and feature built-in 128-bit encryption. They're also similar in temperament with PlayStation3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 game consoles.

Dell Renames 1420 and 1525 to Inspiron 14, 15

Dell has renamed select models in the Inspiron laptop lineup, giving them simpler names.

The 14.1-inch Inspiron 1420 is now Inspiron 14, while the 15.4-inch 1525 is now Inspiron 15. The Inspiron notebook series also includes a recently released 13.3-incher - the 13 - and the Mini 9. The 17-inch models are currently unavailable.

According to product pages, specifications of the laptops remained the same.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Portable USB Hard Drive for MacBook Air

Because of the fact that the MacBook Air has only 80GB P-ATA 4,200rpm hard disk drive storage capacity, with optional 64GB Solid State Drive, Iomega comes with a great solution for the world’s thinnest laptop, in a ultra-thin and ultra-light form factor measuring just 0.63 inches thick at 7 ounces. It is called the Iomega eGo Helium and is a portable hard drive matching Apple’s MacBook Air from all points of view, starting with the design and ending with its functionality.
In it you can store all your media and carry it with you wherever you go, while to use it you have to connect the external hard drive to the laptop’s USB port.
The 2.5-inch Iomega eGo Helium has 320GB space and comes with the Mozy online backup service starting October.

The company is known for its data protection and security solutions, and by adding this new product to its line it delivers both a portable storage solution and the online possibility via the Mozy service, which allows you to securely store your media online, like 850,000 users and 23,000 business customers do it currently.

The portable device is an anodized aluminum shell looking stylish and elegant, but with string elements for protecting the data. These include Drop Guard formatted with Apple's HFS+ file system and meant to keep the information safe even in case of drops of up to 51 inches height. It powers via your laptop’s USB port and can store up to 1,280,000 photos, 5,920 hours of music, or 480 hours of video.
Iomega delivers the eGo Helium with 2 Mac OS X backup software applications - EMC Retrospect Express for Macintosh 6.1 software and MozyHome online backup software with 2GB free storage or unlimited online storage for $4.95/month.

"Iomega's eGo portable hard drives have garnered tremendous attention
in the beige world of external storage by offering consumers a choice of several different vibrant colors as well as a camouflage print and genuine leather," said Peter Wharton, vice president of marketing, Iomega Corporation. "The eGo Helium extends that strong commitment to delivering style with substance. What makes eGo Helium such an effective piece of industrial design is the way it dresses up a highly functional 320GB hard drive device into a durable and sleek package with plenty of storage
capability, making it an easy-to-use 'eye-catcher' that's small enough to go anywhere."

The portable hard drive comes at a retail price of $149.99

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Review: Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave Pro


Once again, all of Logitech's promises have lived up to the marketing hype with their latest Wave keyboard and mouse. As I said previously, two of our editorial staff members (including yours truly) have been using Logitech Wave keyboards since last year and I'm a big believer in this ergonomic design. While the keyboard itself hasn't really changed in the last year, everything works as it should. The new MX 1100 cordless laser mouse is the main reason the new Cordless Desktop Wave Pro is so appealing over last year's model. Again, the new mouse is exceptional and nearly perfect ... as long as you're willing to install SetPoint and you aren't a southpaw.

Overall, I doubt there's a more comfortable cordless keyboard and mouse set on the market. However, for the full MSRP of $129, this wireless bundle might give you sticker shock since it costs $50 more than last year's Wave keyboard and mouse set.


  • Ergonomic keyboard design is etremely comfortable and easy to use
  • Great mouse (for right-handed users)
  • Fantastic advertised battery life


  • "Stealth" thumb button completely useless without installing bloated SetPoint software
  • USB receiver is a little large, but not too bad
  • Palm rest shows wear almost instantly
  • More expensive than last year's model

Pricing and availability

The Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave Pro keyboard and mouse set will be available soon in retail stores everywhere and has an MSRP of $129. Visit the Logitech website for more information about features and availability.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sony recalls select VAIO TZ notebook PCs

 recalled yesterday select VAIO TZ notebook PCs, due to potential overheating.

Recalled ultraportable laptops belong to the VAIO VGN-TZ100, VGN-TZ200, VGN-TZ300, and VGN-TZ2000 series.

Sony advises VAIO TZ owners to visit to find out if their notebooks are affected.

The company says it will provide an inspection and, if necessary, on-site repair at customers’ home or office at no charge. Alternatively, users can ship the affected notebook to Sony’s service center.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Intel Confirms 12 New Laptop CPUs

Intel has confirmed this week the release of 12 new laptop processors, including two quad core models.

Along with the Core 2 Extreme QX9300 and Q9100 quad core CPUs for high-performance and gaming laptops, the chip maker unveiled the new Core 2 chips, designed for use in thin-and-light and ultraportable notebooks.

These processors are the dual core Core 2 Duo SP9400, SP9300, LV (low voltage) SL9400, LV SL9300, ULV (ultra low voltage) SU9400, and ULV SU9300, as well as the single core Core 2 Solo ULV SU3300.

The company also launched the new lower-end mobile processors - the Celeron 585, 575, and Celeron ULV 723.

The prices of the new CPUs range from $86 to $1,038.

Model Clock (GHz) L2 Cache FSB (MHz) Process Price
Core 2 Extreme QX9300 2.53 12MB 1066 45nm $1,038
Core 2 Quad Q9100 2.26 12MB 1066 45nm $851
Core 2 Duo SP9400 2.40 6MB 1066 45nm $316
Core 2 Duo SP9300 2.26 6MB 1066 45nm $284
Core 2 Duo LV SL9400 1.86 6MB 1066 45nm $316
Core 2 Duo LV SL9300 1.60 6MB 1066 45nm $284
Core 2 Duo ULV SU9400 1.40 3MB 800 45nm $289
Core 2 Duo ULV SU9300 1.20 3MB 800 45nm $262
Core 2 Solo ULV SU3300 1.20 3MB 800 45nm $262
Celeron 585 2.66 1MB 667 65nm $107
Celeron 575 2.00 1MB 667 65nm $86
Celeron M ULV 723 1.20 1MB 667 65nm $161



A Japanese delivery service provider is selling the Asus EEE 701 laptops for a mere 100 yen with publication data plan. Since Intel not take no for an answers on profession the novel wave of ultra-portable laptops 'Net books', they might as well live up to the forename. A Japanese delivery service is now proffering the novel EEE 701 laptop for 100 yen (about .95 cents), throwing in a 4G modem, in revisit for a bulletin data plan. The preparation is tagged sandwiched between $30 and $65 every month. I'm authoritatively covetous. Being talented to admittance the Internet somewhere with my ultra-compatible would be in good health attraction for the monthly price.

How to make your Laptop new ?


ALL you need:

• One scratched laptop
• Buff up (Novus 3 Step Plastic Polish, Meguiars Scratch-X)
• Unsoiled spongy cloth (one for each step)
• Serenity

Launch off with the Novus #3 or Novus #2 based on how appalling the scratches are. If you encompass an extremely meek scratch that you lingo sense with your fingernail, initiate with the #2 fine scratch remover. If it is profound enough to grasp your fingernail, you will require beginning with the #3 grave scratch removers. Apply the buff up to a spotless cloth and softly massage the surface of the laptop. Carry on rubbing the polish onto the exterior until it begins to dry and suck up into your cloth. When barely something is left on the exterior, wipe the dehydrated polish bits off the laptop and examine the surface.

Don't be worried if you observe many fine scratches. If you ongoing with the number 3 cleaner, it will put down a mild haze. The significant thing are the unusual blemishes on the laptop, and if they have been detached or greatly narrowed. Deep scratches will be impracticable to entirely eliminate except you polish away a superior arrangement of the plastic layer. I desire to just level off the rough edges and let them unify into the laptop surface.

Move onto the improved polish once you discover the original imperfection to be satisfactory. Apply it in the similar manner, it might acquire a few reapplications prior to all of the haze and fine scratches are vanished.

MSI's gaming laptops

MSI has unveiled three new gaming notebooks - the GX400, GX630, and GT735.

The 14.1-inch GX400 and 15.4-inch GX630 are based on Intel’s Centrino 2 mobile platform and feature Core 2 Duo processors and the Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT video cards. On the other side, the 17-inch GT735 is powered by AMD “Puma” technology, Turion X2 Ultra CPUs, and the ATi Mobility Radeon HD3850 dedicated graphics card.

The notebooks come with up to 4GB of DDR2 memory, up to 500GB of hard drive space, a DVD burner or Blu-Ray drive, built-in web camera, and HDMI output.

The GX400, GX630, and GT735 feature Turbo Drive Engine Technology, which enables users to increase the speed of the CPU when the laptop is in AC mode by pushing the turbo button.

There is also ECO Engine power management function that enables switching among 5 different operation modes – Gaming mode, Movie mode, Presentation mode, Office mode, and power saving Turbo Battery mode.

There is no information on pricing and availability of the new MSI gaming notebooks.



Four new variants - 1000HD XP, 904HD XP, 901 XP and 900 XP construct their way in Taiwanese marketplace. ASUS has revealed additional updates to its EEE PC arrangement and we've got no less than 4 new variants to account about. Launched for the Taiwanese bazaar only (for now), each of the 4 new variants come pre-loaded with Windows XP.

Here's a quick look at all the models:

EEE PC 1000HD XP - 10"; 80GB HDD; Intel Mobile; $542 approx.
EEE PC 904HG XP - 9"; 80GB HDD; Intel Mobile; $479 approx.
EEE PC 901 XP - 9"; 12GB SSD; 1.6GHz Atom; $542 approx.
EEE PC 900 XP - 9"; 16GB SSD; Intel Mobile; $447 approx.



The Data Traveler Mini Slim ($19 MSRP) is Kingston's most recent stab to generate a mini-sized USB Flash drive with multicolored options at a low down price for end users. The DT Mini Slim obtains its name from the excellent slim storage space design. Rather than make use of a characteristic USB plug, the DT Mini Slim utilizes a low-profile USB plug (fundamentally just the inferior half of the USB plug) that works with in the least standard USB port on your computer. Accessible in black, pink and blue with a grey bottom covering, Data Traveler Mini Slim is packed together and uncomplicated to use. It also approaches with Kingston's 2-year warranty and 24/7 tech customer support. Of course, the major reason that you'll desire to buy this drive is for the reason that it's so small.

Data Traveler Mini Slim drives requirements:

• Capacities: 2GB and 4GB
• Mass: 0.064 oz
• measurements: 1.529" x 06.45" x 0.253" (38.85mm x 16.40mm x 6.44mm)
• Working Temperature: 32° F to 140° F (0° C to 60° C)
• Storage Temperature: -4° F to 185° F (-20° C to 85° C)
• Assured: 2-year warranty
• Shade alternatives: black, blue, pink with grey bottom casing

Friday, August 29, 2008

NVIDIA'S Quadro FX 2700M GPU


NVIDIA has revealed a new-fangled series of NVIDIA Quadro FX mobile GPUs featuring CUDA Parallel Computing Processor. Stressing the flagship manufactured goods of the series is the Quadro FX 3700M, with 128 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, which proffers an unparalleled 1GB of devoted graphics memory. Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, HP and Lenovo are will almost immediately roll out new-fangled mobile terminals in the market proffering the novel series of Quadro FX mobile GPUs. Some of the significant technical specs of the flagship sculpt are listed below:

• Up to 1 GB GDDR3 memory
• Up to 256-bit memory crossing point
• Up to 51.2 GBps graphic memory bandwidth
• OpenGL 2.1, Shader Model 4.0, and DirectX 10
• Powermizer 8.0 adaptive power management tools

In adding together, the Quadro FX 2700M GPU, with 48 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores and 512 MB of GDDR3 reminiscence, is an idyllic graphics answer for 17-inch laptop platforms targeting high-end intend and content-creation applications. The Quadro FX 1700M GPU with 32 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, the Quadro FX 770M GPU with 32 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, and the Quadro FX 370M GPU with 8 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, are premeditated for 15.4-inch and 14.1-inch laptops, which facilitate round out the innovative Intel Centrino II-based podiums.

Logitech V550 Nano

Before we take a closer look at what the Logitech V550 Nano has to offer, below are the key features and specs for this cordless laser mouse:

  • PC (Windows XP or Vista) and MAC compatible
  • Cordless/storable USB 2.4 GHz receiver
  • Left and Right hand usage
  • MicroGear precision scroll wheel
  • Laser technology
  • Clip-and-Go dock
  • Estimated 18-month battery life
  • Low battery life warning
  • 3-year warranty
  • Price: $59.99


The Logitech V550 Nano packs impressive performance and convenience into a tiny mouse. Although there are smaller mouse designs on the market, none of the smaller mice have such a convenient way to store your mouse with the notebook.

Size does matter for notebook users. The V550 cordless mouse and receiver combo is easy to live with and works extremely well. While I would have liked some tougher plastics and paint, the V550 is an excellent mouse. As of this writing, I think it's safe to say that Logitech has given us yet another great mouse for notebook users.


  • "The world's smallest USB receiver"
  • Excellent scroll wheel
  • Great laser sensitivity
  • Glide feet help the mouse move smooth
  • Auto-off feature when mouse is clipped to notebook
  • Auto-on feature when mouse isremoved from notebook


  • Plastic base of mouse is easily scratched
  • Clip-and-Go dock seems to hold firm ... but for how long?
  • Silver paint is easily scratched
  • More color options would be nice (black rather than silver or gray?)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


One of the design entries from the 2007-2008 NextGen PC Design Competition we wrote about on is very similar with the idea that stays at the base of another laptop concept that you love, called Vaio Zoom Holographic from Eno Setiawan. You can see some pictures in the Top 10 Coolest Laptop Concepts article.

The Eternal Life/Flex Life Laptop, as Cristina Chigusa Matsushita and João Diego Schimansky liked to call it, sports a glass monitor with transparent properties when the laptop is idle or turned Off, which comes to live at a touch of your finger.
Eternal Life/Flex Life Laptop has wireless module, touch-sensitive technology for both the screen and keyboard, and you’d be able to assign different functions to the keys, as well as change languages or eliminate some characters.

On the screen you’d see holographic images looking like real 3D objects, which would be helpful for creative professionals who work with graphic design software. There won’t be any computer mouse, as the laptop features motion sensor to detect the movement of your hand. Like this you’d control your own computer by waving your finger in the air.
For the restructurability process the designers thought in using recyclable materials and a green battery to improve energy efficiency.

The slip notebook would measure 250 x 370 mm, providing hardware capable of fingerprint reading, as well as wireless connectivity with all the other electronic gadgets in your home.
You’d be able to match it with any room decor because of its neutral color and shape.

I personally see it as a stylish portable computing solution that even if it looks fragile, might be constructed from the most durable materials existent in the industry today. It would fit very well style-conscious people, those that stay up to date with the latest innovations in technology, as well as persons who prefer to have an easy-to-use lightweight computer.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Canon's New Pixma Multifunction Printers

MP980_04.jpgI always look at new printer releases as the wholemeal bread in my daily gadget sandwich - sure it probably does my body (and Giz) good to add that healthy mix of natural printer fibre to the daily gadget diet, but really, it's boring - there's very little flavour.

But for whatever reason (probably the fact that I currently need a new printer), but the new Pixma MP980 looks pretty appealing to me. They've shrunk it down from the previous model, there's wireless built in, plus it scans and prints photos from negatives. And while all of those features have been around for what seems like aeons, the new environmentally friendly packaging, compact body and 2-way paper feeding have me begrudgingly reaching for my wallet.

But before I do, I'll be testing this sucker out to tell you whether it's worth the money when it launches in October.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

HP'S new and sexy 2530p- 12-inch notebook

HP has announced a 12-inch uber-thin notebook, the 2530p. I got a chance to play with this thin baby recently at the HP offices and I am very impressed with the portability of the 2530p. The 2530p features Centrino 2 technology so it's got really good performance and is available with either the ULV or LV processor option giving you the choice of performance or battery life. The 12-inch screen displays at 1280x800 and you can outfit the 2530p with either a 3-cell, 6-cell or 9-cell battery. I was extremely impressed with how light and thin this baby is and I would love to get my hands on an evaluation. The 2530p can be configured with an internal optical drive which is pretty cool for such a small notebook.



GameRigs, the North American company focused on building and designing unique custom built gaming computers using their own design ideas and technologies, has announced the introduction of a new series of desktop and laptop PCs themed on the QUAKE Wars and QUAKE 4 popular video games.
Licensed by id Software video game developer and publisher, the new Enemy Territory QUAKE Wars and QUAKE 4 laptop systems feature Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 15.4-inch or 17-inch display options, the Nvidia GeForce graphics technology, high-quality sound, and soft keyboard and touch sensitive command bar for fast reaction time, in addition to several personalization options.

"The GameRigs team is proud to be delivering the Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars and QUAKE 4 lineup alongside our fleet of gaming desktops, laptops and accessories," said Darren Healy, Director of Business Development at GameRigs. "In partnership with NVIDIA, Intel, and Crucial, GameRigs is focused on function, design and aesthetics - and with the powerful excellence of our systems, gamers get hardware power to match the superior demand of next-gen gaming".

These custom built gaming computers are full-equipped with gaming accessories such as the video game, a gaming mouse pad, and others, while you can configure them with your desired components choosing from 2 levels, CORE and EPIC, at a starting price of $1,999.

CORE’s basic configuration brings a 15.4-inch display of 1280 x 800 pixels, an Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, the Intel GM45 + ICH9-M chipset, 160GB SATA 5400rpm hard drive upgradeable to 7200rpm, Crucial 1GB DDR2 memory, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics card, a super-multi drive for burning CDs and DVDs, Bluetooth, a 2MP web camera, and durable metal chassis themed on Enemy Territory QUAKE Wars or Quake 4.

At $2,699, the EPIC system has a larger display of 17 inches and 1680 x 1050 resolution, an Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 CPU at 2.6GHz speeds, Intel GM45 + ICH9-M chipset, Crucial 2GB DDR2-667 memory, 250GB SATA 5400rpm hard drive upgradeable to 7200rpm, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics card, a DVD burner, Bluetooth, a built-in 1.3MP web camera and the themed encasing.
The NVIDIA graphics card model enables 3D imaging, intense video, DirectX 10 enhancements, and comes with
PureVideo HD technology, Hybrid SLI technology with HybridPower technology and GeForce Boost, CUDA support and NVIDIA PhysX-ready.


UrbanMax is a mobile computer prototype measuring just 1 inch thick, looking like a tablet PC but with a sliding keyboard and a 11.1-inch touch-sensitive wide display that tilts up to a laptop screen level.
It will feature the N-trig's DuoSense digitizer technology, characterized by a battery-free pen, 0 pressure capacitive touch, multi-touch functionality, and low power consumption.

"N-trig's DuoSense technology allows OEMs and ODMs to produce innovative new mobile and wireless computing devices that are not currently available on the market today," said Amihai Ben-David, CEO of N-trig. "We are excited to be collaborating with Intel and other Tier 1 players who are recognizing our breakthrough and innovative technology."

The touch and pen digitizer is located in front of any size LCD display, and is thin, lightweight and transparent, supporting Windows XP Tablet and Windows Vista operating systems support, with on-board upgradeable firmware. N-trig created the battery-free electrostatic stylus providing the power source from the magnetic energy produced by the excitation coil located in the digitizer, while the user can access the tablet either using finger touch or this stylus. The surface is a capacitive sensing system featuring fast response time, drag and drop, scroll, flicks and select.

The precise input is accomplished using palm rejection capability, which differentiates between unwanted contact and intentional input.
You can also use multiple fingers to manipulate files, thanks to the multi-touch support, which allows for zooming, panning, rotate and double-tap via the Hands-on Gestures technology.
This is the information we have at the moment about the Intel UrbanMax high-end tablet and we can conclude that when it’ll be available on the market it will be the top model of its kind featuring the latest computer technology.

Dell's Ming Laptops

In May Dell made available some nice laptop cover designs based on the 15.4-inch Inspiron 1525 model. They were created by the designer Michael Miyahira from Brooklin, and the notebook design line was called Mike Ming Extreme Edition. It featured Sea Sky theme and Bunch O Surfers covers.
Now, the same designer came up with other cool creations for the Studio 15 and Studio 17 Dell laptops, to offer the customers the possibility to personalize their new acquisitions.

"The technology behind creating Dell's Art House series of laptops allows me to share my visual creations with people who are inspired by art and who want to express their own individually unique sense of style," says Michael Miyahira.

These Special Art Edition urban designs for Dell Mike Ming line have a fluid organic style and you can choose from Red Swirl, Seaweed or Sunburst. Dell Inspiron 1525 is again the base laptop configuration and it starts at a price of $799.

Characteristics of the laptops include built-in web camera, capacitive touch media control buttons, slot load drives, optional mercury-free LED displays, backlit keyboards, built-in mobile broadband for high-speed transfers, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 3GB memory and 320GB hard drive.

"It's exciting and fun discovering new artists around the world who can create emotional ties, uniqueness and personalization with individuals' personal technology," said Michael Tatelman, vice president of global consumer sales and marketing at Dell. "The Special Art Edition designs reflect our customers' desires to add another level of individuality to everyday life."

Friday, August 22, 2008

AMazing invisible shield for gadgets

Invisible Shield isn't anything new - it's been available in the US for years. What is new is that these military-grade clear casings for your gadgets are now available down under.

Prices start at $19.95, and there's literally thousands of designs for different gadgets, with everything from phones and PDAs to laptops included.

The local website doesn't seem to be up and running yet, but when it is you should be able to order directly from them online.

Acer Aspire Predator Gaming PC launched

Aspire_7700_02.jpgThis is quite possibly one of the meanest looking computers you will ever lay your eyes on. The Aspire Predator from Acer is their top of the line gaming machine, meant to aid you in your quest to destroy anything and everything that stands in your way, from Alien hordes to Danny Glover.

The front panel mechanically rotates up to expose the glorious innards, from hot-swappable HDDs to USB ports. Behind the connections (in the belly of the beast, perhaps?) you're inundated with the highest possible tech available, from the 4TB of hard disk space to the 8GB of RAM. The entire thing is powered by an Intel Core2 Extreme quad-core processor with 1333MHz FSB, while a two-way enabled NVIDIA SLI takes care of the graphics.

There's also liquid cooling and dual Gigabit LAN technology to completely eradicate lag from your fragfests.

Needless to say, all this tech will cost a pretty penny, and that pretty panny adds up to be $4,500. But if you're serious about your PC gaming, how can you really afford to not own one of these machines?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Panasonic Upgrades Toughbook CF-52, CF-74 with Centrino 2

Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

Panasonic has announced recently upgrades to its semi-rugged Toughbook CF-52 15.4-inch laptop and 13.3-inch Toughbook CF-74 ultraportable.

“Both the Toughbook CF-52 and Toughbook CF-74 now incorporate the new Intel Centrino 2 processor technology. In addition, video and graphics capabilities have been significantly enhanced, hard drive capacity has been increased to 160GB, and Wi-Fi performance expanded to include 802.11 Draft N,” the press release says.

The Toughbook CF-52 and CF-74 incorporate optional embedded access to mobile broadband networks from major wireless carriers. These drop- and spill-resistant laptops also include magnesium alloy cases, flexible internal connectors, shock-mounted hard drives and LCDs, spill-resistant keyboards, and carrying handles.

Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-52 will be available In August in two configurations, value (estimated street price of $1,949) or premium for improved video and system performance (estimated street price of $2,849). The Toughbook CF-74 will be also available in August starting at an estimated street price of $3,199.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hidden Bluetooth Service in XP

Hidden blue tooth software in win. XP and vista

Now you don't need 2 install any software for ur blutooth device.
you don't know but u already had it in ur window xp nd vista
it can b used as:- d run command typ 'fsquirt' without quotes just select weder u want 2 send or receive any file vry easy

Monday, August 18, 2008

Lenovo ThinkPad X301 Coming This Month

Lenovo is going to launch the ThinkPad X301 13.3-inch ultraportable notebook on August 26, according to a press release.

The Lenovo Thinkpad X301, which is a successor of the X300 laptop, starts at less than three pounds and is one-inch thin. Lenovo says the ThinkPad X301 “provides on average nearly 20 percent better performance over the ThinkPad X300 notebook due to the latest DDR3 memory and the latest Intel Core 2 Duo ultra low volt processor.”

The X301 will be available with the upcoming Intel Core 2 Duo ULV U9300 (1.2GHz) and U9400 (1.4GHz) processors. Both CPUs have 6MB of L2 cache and a 1066MHz front side bus, according to Engadget.

The system supports up to 2GB of RAM, and will ship with up to 128GB of solid state drive storage (available in September), a built-in optical drive, and display with LED backlight. Other features include WiFi, mobile broadband, GPS, UltraWide Band, and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as Display Port and VGA outputs.

The ThinkPad X301 notebooks will start at $2,599.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Kingston DT Mini Slim and DT 400

DataTraveler Mini Slim drive specifications:

  • Capacities: 2GB and 4GB
  • Weight: 0.064 oz
  • Dimensions: 1.529" x 06.45" x 0.253" (38.85mm x 16.40mm x 6.44mm)
  • Operating Temperature: 32° F to 140° F (0° C to 60° C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4° F to 185° F (-20° C to 85° C)
  • Guaranteed: two-year warranty
  • Color options: black, blue, pink with grey bottom casing
DataTraveler 400 drive specifications:
  • Capacities: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
  • Dimensions: 2.58 x 0.71 x 0.41"
  • Speed: data transfer rates of 20MB/sec. read and 10MB/sec. write
  • Enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost on Vista-based systems
  • Operating Temperature: 32° to 140° F
  • Storage Temperature: -4° to 185° F
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty


The DataTraveler Mini Slim and updated DataTraveler 400 are both excellent USB flash drives that offer a number of features for different users. The low-profile design of the Mini Slim makes this drive an ideal companion for laptop users who are constantly on the move and don't have much room to spare inside their bag (or pockets). The Symantec Pocket Disaster Recovery Kit included with the new DT 400 allows accident-prone users to salvage their files and folders after a major computer error.

In short, the latest batch of Kingston USB flash drives continue to provide performance, stylish design, and helpful features at reasonable prices. While you can still find slightly cheaper drives in some stores, these drives are reasonably priced and many people will find the performance and features worth the modest price premium.


  • Both Kingston drives are reasonably fast
  • Durable, capless design of DT 400
  • Amazingly compact design of the DT Mini Slim
  • Symantec Pocket Diasaster Recovery Kit on the DT 400 is a nice extra


  • The DT 400 is a physically large flash drive ... larger than it needs to be
  • The DT Mini Slim is so small it's like a postage stamp ... maybe too small for some
  • Not the cheapest drives you can find

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Asus's new Gaming Desktop

Asus looking to capture the burgeoning gaming PC market in India has released its ARES CG6155 desktop. This desktop seeks to combine an array of top-notch components to provide gamers with performance and stability.

The ARES CG6155 desktop boasts of an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 processor, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM and up to 4TB of storage space. This powerful specification is complimented by two power supplies, 3-way SLI with GeForce GTX280s and an NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra board. The ARES CG6155 will be preloaded with Microsoft Vista Ultimate.
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