September 20, 2008

Windows 7 Hits Milestone 3, on Schedule For 2010 Release

Mary-Jo Foley of All About Microsoft blog got a look at the latest build of Windows 7. The latest build is called the Windows 7 Milestone 3 (Build 6780) and according to Foley, it’s already in the hands of testers outside the company. She was not allowed to take any screenshots of the OS, but she has posted information about the latest Windows OS from the quick glimpse she got. Read More

September 19, 2008

PlayStation 3 Software Update Adds Weather and Google News

Sony has released software update for PlayStation 3 that adds a new channel called Life with PlayStation. The new channel brings news feeds, weather forecasts and live webcams of various places via a world map. Sony has also updated the Folding@Home application for PS3. The new Life channel figures out where you are and automatically jumps to your city based on the clock settings and shows you news pulled from Google News fee. Read More and Watch Video

Apple Recalls iPhone 3G Power Adapters

Apple today announced the Apple Ultracompact USB Power Adapter Exchange program. Apple has determined that under certain conditions then new ultracompact Apple USB power adapters metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating risk of electric shock. The power adapters sold in US Japan Canada, Mexico and several Latin American countries may have this problem and should be exchanged for new, redesigned ultracompact adapter. Read More

Motorola Introduces Two Bluetooth Headsets

Motorola has introduced two new Bluetooth handsets, noise-cancelling MOTOPURE H15 and stylish H780. The Motorola claims that MOTOPURE H15 has the best background noise cancellation performance among all dial-mic Bluetooth headsets. The H15 automatically adjusts volume and noise-cancelling levels as the ambient noise level rises. The headset has a folding design for easy carrying. Read More

Microsoft Airs “I’m a PC” Ad; How Desperate is Microsoft?

Microsoft has started phase two or three of their $300 million ad campaign. The new ad starts with a poor imitation of John Hodgman that says, “Hello, I’m a PC, and I’ve been made into a stereotype.” After that various people from different walks of life announce, “I’m a PC”. Microsoft has released three different versions of the ad online. Read More and Watch Two other Versions of the Ad.

September 18, 2008

Is This The New Apple MacBook Pro?

German retailer T-Systems has posted an image of what it claims is the MacBook Pro on it website. The image shows a new model of MacBook Pro that Apple has not show or announced. The model has glossy screen with a black border just like the iMac. The surprising thing is that the configuration of the laptop is same as present generation MacBook Pro. The laptop uses the same 2.5GHz or 2.6GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics card. Read More

T-Mobile to Expand Its 3G Network to Eight More Cities by Mid-October

T-Mobile announced that it would expand its 3G network to 21 markets by mid-October. T-Mobile said that its 3G network already covers 13 areas including Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio and San Diego. The company will add eight new markets to its 3G coverage by mid of October. Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle will benefit from this move. Read More

LG Producing 17-inch Notebook LCD with RGB LED Backlighting

LG today revealed that it has started mass production of 17-inch notebook displays with RGB LED backlighting. LG claims that the new displays are truly color-accurate and they will reproduce up to 105 percent of color gamut. That’s 40 percent more than a typical notebook display with fluorescent backlight available today. The new LCD will have WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution and will boast contrast ratio by at least 30 percent compared to a typical notebook LCD. This will give deeper blacks resulting in more vivid image quality. Read More

September 17, 2008

Kodak Unveils $1,000 OLED Photo Frame

Kodak today unveiled a high-end wireless OLED photo frame that has 30,000:1 contrast ratio and 180 degrees viewing angle. The 7.6-inch OLED screen has 800 x 480 resolution and supports video playback. The Music support is also built-in, but Kodak hasn’t provided any details about it. The photo frame supports WiFi b/g that allows it to access images both locally and over the Internet. Read More

Canon Rolls Out PowerShot G10, Ultra Zoom PowerShot SX10 IS and PowerShot SX1 IS

Along with 5D Mark II, Canon also announced three new prosumer digital cameras. The first camera is top of the line PowerShot G10 that comes with a 14.7-megapixel 1/1.7” CCD sensor and Digic IV image processor. Other features on the camera are 3” LCD screen, 5x wide-angle optical zoom, ISO sensitivity of 80 to 1600, image stabilization, motion detection, face recognition and 26 shooting modes. For storage the camera supports SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus and HC MMCplus. Read More

Canton Announces Flagship 3.2 DC Loudspeakers

Canton, the well-known German speaker maker announced that it has started shipping its flagship reference series 3.2DC floor standing speakers. The speaker’s three-way bass reflex system produces outstanding deep bass response and ceramic dome tweeter manages the higher frequencies. This gives the speaker smooth high frequency response that is linear to 38.5KHz. Read More

Canon Officially Unveils 5D Mark II Digital SLR

Well, after many rumors and ">Canon’s SLR teaser website (which now shows the complete camera), the company finally announced their successor to 5D today. The new Canon EOS 5D Mark II is based on 21-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor and features 1080p video mode. The specifications for the new camera include new 14-bit Digic IV image processor. Read More

September 16, 2008

T-Mobile sends Invitations for September 23rd Android Phone Launch

Crunch Gear is reporting that T-Mobile has sent out invitations for press conference to launch the new Google Android based phone on September 23rd. Today, Wall Street Journal reported that T-Mobile will launch the phone of 23rd September but will ship it in late October. Read More

Microsoft Releases Zune 3.0 Software Update

Microsoft today released free Zune 3.0 software update that will allow Zune users to wirelessly stream and download music from Zune market place, tag and purchase songs directly from built-in FM radio and Tap into new, personalized music recommendations and programming. To take full advantage of the new features you will need to be connected to a WiFi hotspot and on the go that can be a problem. Read More

Casio Unveils EXILIM EX-FH20 Digital Camera

Casio has unveiled successor to its EXILIM Pro EX-F1 camera with a smaller body, 9.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, 20x optical zoom and lower price. With the increase in megapixel count the burst speed of the camera has decreased from 60 fps in EX-F1 to 40 fps in EX-FH20. Movie mode frame rate has also dropped from 1200 to 1000. But still it is a very fast camera for just £399 ($715). Read More

HP Launches Their First 16:9 Ratio HDX Line of Laptops

HP today launched their new HDX line of media focused notebooks. HP has introduced two models, 16-inch HDX16 and 18.4-inch HDX18; both laptops will feature a 16:9 aspect ratio display suited for watching movies and gaming. The other features that are aimed towards multimedia are built-in subwoofer, a remote and HDMI port. Each laptop will at least have Intel’s 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo processor and NVIDIA's GeForce 9600M GT graphics card with 256MB video memory. Read More

September 15, 2008

Apple Designing ARM Processor in House For Next Gen iPhone

New York Times’ Ashlee Vance is reporting that Wei-han Lien, a senior manager of Apple’s chip team has posted on his LinkedIn profile that he is busy at work crafting an ARM processor for the next generation iPhone. Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs has previously said in an interview that Apple bought PA Semi to work on designing processors for future iPhones and iPods. So, it’s no surprise that one of the top PA Semi engineer is working on ARM processor design for iPhone. Read More

Verizon Slips Out Details About Blackberry Storm (Thunder)

Engadget has posted image of internal talking points provided by Verizon to its store reps. The document not only provides talking points but also details about the new device from Blackberry. According to the document the new touchscreen phone from BlackBerry will be Verizon exclusive only (like the iPhone for AT&T). It is BlackBerry’s first touch screen phone with highest resolution screen ever used on a RIM device. The phone will have both CDMA and GSM (quad-band) network antenna to support world roaming. Read More

Citigroup’s Analyst Says New Macbook Already Shipping

In a research note issued today by Citigroup’s Richard Gardner, he said that based on his field checks the shipments of new MacBooks have begun; he says the most distinctive features of the new MacBooks are “very thin aluminum casing, an LED-backlit display and an aggressive entry-level price point.”

HTC Posts Product Page for Touch HD Smartphone

HTC has posted the product page for their rumored Touch HD smartphone revealing complete details about the new phone. On the Overview page HTC says “Prepare yourself for the ultimate visual experience. Watch movies, surf the web and take hold of your communication in high-definition, widescreen for mobile. Prepare yourself for Touch in HD.” Read More

Leica Announces Three New Digital Cameras M8.2, D-Lux 4 and C-Lux 3

Leica known for its high-end compact digital cameras today launched three new digital cameras M8.2 Digital Rangefinder, D-Lux 4 and C-Lux 3. The first camera is an update to Leica’s highly successful M8 line-up, the new M8.2 Digital Rangefinder uses the same 10.3 Megapixel CDD 18 x 27mm sensor but has more discreet and rugged design, intuitive features and support for up to 32GB SDHC memory card. The camera is the first ever digital camera to use an ultra scratch-resistant sapphire crystal as cover glass for the camera LCD monitor. Read More

September 14, 2008

Concert Level Sounding Speakers by L. Paul Hales

Speaker designer L. Paul Hales has designed new SCR-12 speakers that will produce concert-level sound in your home. Professional Home Cinema, a company known for their excellent audio products, is manufacturing the speakers. Each speaker comes with a 12-inch, 1400W woofer with 4-inch voice coil and a 1-inch compression driver on elliptical constant directivity horn (tweeter). Read More