Monthly Archives: October 2005

Apple announces new Powerbooks

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Apple released an update this week to its Powerbook line of notebooks. The new 15″ and 17″ version will feature a higher resolution screen than the previous models. The 15″ will feature 1440 x 960 and the 17″ will featue 1680 x 1050. For you non nerds out there, that...

Nokia announces three new phones: 7360, 7370, and 7380

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Nokia announced three new phones today for the “style-conscious”. These new phones, the 7360, 7370, and 7380, are parts of its “L’Amour Collection” and will be available in the first quarter of 2006. The 7380 is designed with enhanced voice commands, and includes a 2-megapixel camera and an MP3 player....

Google loses the Gmail name in UK

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Google has been forced to change the name of its free web mail service, Gmail, in the UK. Google has been battling Independent International Investment Research (IIIR) who runs a webmail service known as G-Mail. However, since Google failed to secure a trademark for Gmail and IIIR is asking for...

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 Review

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The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 is a 6 megapixel, 12x optical zoom digital camera. If you’re in the market for a high optical zoom camera, you should head over to DigitalCameraReview.com to check out this review. Their findings? The camera has good autofocus, anti-shake, battery life, and of course, optical...

Apple Releasing Digital Camera

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It continues to be Apple news and more Apple news. Spotted this one over at GadgetsOnTheGo.net. They picked up a story from MacDailyNews which purports that Apple will be releasing its own digital camera tomorrow. It only seems fitting considering the PhotoPlus Expo is this week. There are also rumors...

The iPod Tax

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Although Apple’s new iPod licensing deal may not affect consumers immediately, it may eventually drive the price of some iPod accessories up. Apple is now charging iPod aftermarket accessory manufactures a royalty for placing a ‘Made For iPod’ symbol on its product. Until recently, Apple had not made the symbol...

Intel Notebook Starts Up Instantaneously

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Intel has developed a technology that enables a Notebook computer to almost instantaneously startup. Notebooks lacking the technology called Robson, take many more seconds to boot up. According to Intel the speedy up time is accomplished through the use of NAND flash memory. Instead of booting up via the hard...

Cobra NAV 4500: Real Time Traffic Reports

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Cobra has released the NAV 4500, a portable navigation device that offers real time traffic reports that can help you avoid those traffic jams on the way home. Thanks to a deal set up with Clear Channel Radio, the device will receive traffic updates over FM radio using Clear Channel’s...

Get Tivo Shows on your iPod Video

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So I was just doing some reading (go figure, a blogger reading) and came across an article stating discontent for Apple’s iTunes Music Store’s $1.99 cost per TV episode. So my mind immediately jumped back to the Dish Network AV700E, a PVP that allowed you to take your recorded content...

Motorola PEBL Now Available

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Available if you live in Hong Kong that is. Motorola today announced the release of their double hinge (opens in one smooth motion) clamshell phone The Pebl. The phone is pretty feature boring as it only sports a VGA camera and 5MB of memory. Motorola expects the allure of the...