August 23, 2008

Silver-Zinc Batteries With High Capacity Coming in 2009

ZPower has developed silver-zinc batteries for use in notebooks and mobile devices. It is showcasing the new battery technology at Intel Developer Forum. The company says that the silver-zinc chemistry offers 40 percent more runtime than traditional lithium-ion batteries, along with environmental and safety advantages. Read More

Apple MacBook Air to Get Intel Centrino 2 Update

Rumors about MacBook and MacBook Pro updates coming in September have been around for past few months. But if you consider the latest small footprint Centrino 2 CPUs announced by Intel at the Developer Forum, it is very likely that we will see MacBook Air updates very soon. Read More

Kevin Rose Posts Information About Upcoming iPods

Kevin Rose the founder of Digg has posted on his blog image of upcoming iPod nano and a video with information about the upcoming iPods and Mac OS X update 10.5.6. Kevin has been source of many Apple rumors with varying accuracy. But his claims about the iPod nano are consistent with the claims made by iLounge few days ago. Read More and Video

August 22, 2008

Canon 50D Almost Confirmed by Leaked Info on Canon’s Chinese Website

Canon’s Chinese website has posted complete details about rumored Canon 50D DSLR camera, almost confirming its existence. The web pages and Google cache related to 50D’s specifications have been replaced now with an error page from Canon Chinese website. The screenshot of the Google cache page can be seen here. Based on the information posted on Canon’s website, the camera will come with 15.1-megapixel COS sensor, new DIGIC 4 image processor, 1.6x crop, ISO range of 100 to 12,800, 9 point auto focus, auto brightness processing, 3-inch LCD screen and 100,00 cycle shutter. Read More

August 21, 2008

Analyst: Apple to Ship Record Breaking 3 Million Macs This Quarter

Royal Bank of Canada’s analyst Mike Abramsky said today that Apple’s back-to-school promotion is showing signs that it will drive the company to a record breaking quarter in which sales of Mac could exceed 3 million. Mike quotes data from recent IQ / ChangeWave survey which shows massive back-to-school sales. This increase in sales could lead to 44 percent year-over-year growth resulting in 3.04 million Mac sales for the quarter ending in September. Read More

Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld will Feature in Windows Vista Ads

Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates and famous comedian Jerry Seinfeld will feature in ad campaign designed to mend Windows Vista’s image. Wall Street Journal claims that Microsoft has paid Seinfeld $10 million to appear in ads along with Bill as a part of the highly talked about $300 million advertising campaign for improving and clearing up Windows Vista’s reputation. The new campaign will be called “Windows not Walls” and it will take a shot at Mac OS X closed environment. Apple doesn’t allow installation of its OS on any other computer except those manufactured by the company itself. Read More

Hynix Showcases 16GB DDR3 Memory Module at Intel Developer Forum

At Intel Developer Forum currently being held in San Francisco, Hynix Semiconductor introduced world’s first 16GB 2-rank DIMM DDR3 memory module. The 16GB capacity was made possible by using MetaRAM’s new DDR3 technology for Registered Dual Inline Memory Modules (R-DIMM). Hynix also announced a 8GB model using the same technology. Read More

iPhone 3G Review Roundup

Apple launched the iPhone 3G in 22 countries on July 11th 2008 and it will launch iPhone in 20 more countries on August 22nd 2008. The new iPhone 3G comes with a 3.5” multitouch screen, 8GB or 16GB storage capacity, 2.0-megapixel camera and earphones with built-in microphones. The cellular and wireless radios supported are GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz), UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100MHz), WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 and Assisted GPS. Below is the list of some of the best iPhone reviews present online. Click on the links below to read the reviews. Read More

Xbox 360 will Receive $50 Price Cut in September

Joystiq has posted that Xbox 360 will receive a $50 price drop by September 7th. This drop will make the 60GB model $299 and the Elite $399. The Xbox Arcade will receive a more substantial price drop of $80 and the new price will be $199. Joystiq’s price drop report is further confirmed by a leaked Radio Shack flyer for week of September 7th that shows Xbox Elite for $399 and Arcade for $199. Read More

August 19, 2008

Nokia Announces 8800 Carbon Arte Luxury Mobile Phone

Nokia announced their new luxurious handset, 8800 Carbon Arte. The casing of the handset is made using high-end materials like carbon fiber and titanium. The phone has a 2-inch 16.7 million color OLED screen with 240 x 320 resolution and a 3.2-megapixel camera. It measure 4.3” x 1.8” x 0.6” and weighs 5.3oz. The new 8800 supports tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900MHz) and UMTS (2100MHz only) for European 3G networks. Bluetooth with A2DP profile support and 4GB of internal memory are also present on the phone. Read More

August 18, 2008

Lenovo Launches ThinkPad X301

Lenovo updates its ThinkPad X300 series of thin and light laptops. The new ThinkPad X301 series adopts the Centrino 2 platform and uses the ultra-low voltage Core 2 Duo processors. The X301 will be available with 1.2GHz U9300 and 1.4GHz U9400 processors; both the CPUs will have 6MB L2 cache and 1066MHz front side bus. The 64GB SSD on X300 will be replaced with 80GB SSD or an option of 128GB SSD. Read More