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DVR
 
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DirecTV HDPC-20 Media Center Box

DirecTV, which has a Tivo HD in the works, is going all in on the DVR tip.  In short, the HDPC-20 is supposed to make it a snap to get hi-def content on your PC with DVR functionality and presumably an EPG.  The additional valu...
 
 
Computers
 
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CompuLab’s Fit-PC Slim is Tiny, Fanless, and Tiny

CompuLab's Fit-PC slim is fanless, wi-fi enabled, and did I mention really, really tiny? Measuring a mere 4.3 x 3.9 x 1.2 inches, this wonder of a mini PC features a 500MHz AMD Geode LX800, 256 or 512MB RAM, Audio I/O, serial p...
 
 
 
Computers
 
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HP Updates Their Touch Screen PCs, Enter The TouchSmart IQ800

The HP Touchsmart PCs have been lurking around in the shadows for sometime now.  From what I can tell they haven't gained mass appeal - Costco has or had them - but for some reason HP has decided to introduce a newer and improv...
 
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Apple
 
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EFi-X Dongle Hacks Your PC To Run Mac OS X With No Fuss Or Mess

I've been a lifetime Apple user, so I totally sympathize with those envious PC users longing for some Mac OS X love.  Until recently, any noncovert had to depend on their hacking skills to get the slick OS installed.  Not any m...
 
 
 
Camera
 
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Gadgets At A Glance: Powershot SD990 and SD880 IS

What is it: Canon's latest point and shoot digital cameras Features: DIGIC 4 image processing for advanced face detection and motion technology, self timer, Servo AF, and self adjusting 3-inch (2.7-inch for the 990) Purecolor L...
 
 
Speakers
 
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Griffin Technology Intros AirCurve iPhone Accessory

Griffin Technology introduced their AirCurve iPhone accessory today, which acoustically amplifies the iPhone's preexisting speaker using no additional electronics.  It utilizes a 'coiled waveguide' and is so amazing, according ...
 

 
 
Storage
 
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Transcend V95C Swarovski Crystal 8GB Flash Drive

Transends newest flash drive, the V95C, might just be holiday gift guide worthy.  Encased in chrome, the drive is accented with a solitary rose-cut crystal black panel and features a retractable USB connector. The 4GB version i...
 
 
GPS
 
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Gadgets At A Glace: Sanyo NVM-4370

What is it: A 4.3-inch touchscreen GPS with features slightly beyond the norm Features: 4.3-inch color touchscreen, text-to-speech, Bluetooth for handsfree with built-in mic, FM transmitter to get your MP3s to the car's stereo,...
 
 
 
Laptops
 

Raon Everun Note For Under $900 Shipped

Raon announced their mini-notebook earlier this month, the Everun Note carrying 1024x600 7" touchscreen display and a 1920x1200 resolution. The tech specs show off just how much technology we can fit these days into such small ...
 

 
Autos
 
chevy volt gps

Chevy Volt Uses GPS To Adjust Engine Use

The new Chevy Volt communicates with the GPS to determine gas use. Say you're 30 miles from home and your Volt battery doesn't have enough charge to get you there. The integrated GPS relays this information to the system and tu...
 
 
 
Security
 
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New York Driver Licenses Go RFID

RFID still isn't a sound technology, at least from security standpoint, so I'm surprised to see New York state adopting the technology.  Fortunately, the NY RFID licenses only contain an encrypted identification number, or so t...
 
 
Speakers
 
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Harman Kardon GLA-55 Speakers Look Glacier Tasty

The GLA-55s most certainly strike a 'note' visually, and let's just hope they sound crystal clear. Ok, that's enough puns for one day.  The GLA-55s are self powered, 56 watts each, achieve a 60Hz - 20kHz range and include a tou...