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15” Giganto Digital Photo Frame Released

Submitted by lalit on August 3, 2007 - 2:57am.

This 15” photo frame looks and works like a monster. The Gigantor has a shape screen with 1024x768 resolution, built-in speaker, MPEG Video and MP3 playback, Different media card support and USB drive support as well. The frame includes IR remote control and can play slide shows with multiple transition effects and MP3 music. The best thing about this frame is its cost that’s just $249 only.

Victum Tablet 8 Full-ruggedized Outdoor Tablet PC

Submitted by lalit on August 3, 2007 - 2:54am.

For those outdoor people who need a small PC handy everywhere they go, Victum has released its Tablet 8 Full-ruggedized industrial and outdoor PC. The Tablet has an 8.4” TFT touch screen, which can be easily read in sunlight. This Tablet can work in the temperature range of -20 to +60 degree Celsius and humidity of up to 90% and is certified for military standard. The configuration of the system is Intel Pentium M 1.2GHz, Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth (option), GPS receiver (option), 40Gb hard drive, 256MB of RAM and 7 hours of battery life.

GameStop Prepping For Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Price Cut Announcement

Submitted by lalit on August 3, 2007 - 2:50am.

Well everyone on planet earth knows or have heard the rumors, about the upcoming Xbox 360 price cuts. But who is going to stop Microsoft from announcing it as a big surprise for everyone on 8th, when they announce the price break with GameStop. Many sources have already confirmed that Circuit City catalog prices are true and GameStop will match those prices. According to Engadget, the biggest news is that in the future Xbox 360 Premium will come with HDMI.

Toshiba Will be Releasing Three New Third Generation HD DVD Player on October 1st

Submitted by lalit on August 2, 2007 - 9:58pm.

The debate is on about who is winning the format war, but Toshiba is leaving nothing to chance. Amazon has posted few details about the three upcoming Toshiba HD DVD players. There will be three new models HD-A3, HD-A30 and HD-A35 priced $299, $399 and $499 respectively. The HD-A3 will be able to support up to 1080i only where as the higher end HD-A30 and HD-A35 will be 1080p players. You can preorder them now on Amazon.

Timex unveils Ironman iControl watches

Submitted by lalit on August 2, 2007 - 9:57pm.

Timex today unveiled the iControl watches that can wirelessly operate Apple’s iPod and it also works with iPhone when the phone is in airplane mode. According to Vice President of Sports Marketing Timex “iControl offers cutting edge technology and contemporary design, in addition to the functional quality and durability people have come to expect from Timex”. The main features of iControl watch are iPod controls, 50 lap memory, training log, Multi-mode countdown timer, 3 alarms, INDIGLO, 100m water resistance and 3 years of battery life. The watch is offered for $125 in gray, black, blue, pink, orange and green colors.

Intel Plans to Launch 45nm Processor in Q4 2007

Submitted by lalit on August 2, 2007 - 9:55pm.

Intel plans to launch its 45nm quad-core chips few months early, to take out steam from AMD’s recent roadmap announcement. Most likely the new top-of-the-range extreme processor will be clocked at 3.33GHz and will come with 1333MHz front side bus and 12MB of level two cache. Initially only about 2% to 3% of Intel’s desktop chip will be based on 45nm, Intel plans to make this number reach 30% by end of 2008. These new Intel chips will be competing against AMD’s Phenom processors, which will also be released by that time.

iPhone Update Brings along few new Features

Submitted by lalit on August 2, 2007 - 9:54pm.

Though Apple has never mentioned about enhancements to the iPhone in its documentation ,they have added new features to the iPhone. The first feature is BCC option in mail previously there was just CC option and you had no option to send yourself a copy of the outgoing mail. The other feature is that iPhone now offers up to 1 hour of idle time before asking for Passcode whereas earlier it was up to a minute. The issue of iPhone battery not fully charging has also been solved.

Sony Recalls Cyber Shot DSC-T5

Submitted by lalit on August 2, 2007 - 9:51pm.

Sony issued a Public Notice to owners of Cyber-shot DSC-T5 camera stating that Sony will offer a free replacement service for the bottom casing of this particular camera. According to Sony, the metal plating on the bottom of the camera unit may warp, causing slight cut or scratch to the skin of the user when it is directly touched.  Totally 416,000 cameras are affected by this recall, out of which 350,000 were sold in United States and 66,000 in rest of the world.

You can check the Public Notice here: Sony's Recall Notice

Apple Applies for Audio Interface Patent for Handheld Devices

Submitted by lalit on August 2, 2007 - 9:48pm.

In a patent filing titled “Audio User Interface for Computing Devices” the iPhone maker said that sometimes using the small screen on handheld devices can cause distractions from critical tasks such as driving and for others it may be difficult to use the small screen for regular everyday use . To end this problem, Apple recommends an audio user interface that generates audio prompts to help a user navigate through different features on the handheld devices. The audio prompt will help the user focus his attention on the critical task on hand. Apple also notes that using the handheld device for text-to-speech conversion gives poor results but if the system is used with a host computer and all the conversions are handled by the host computer the performance of such systems can be improved.

You can read the complete report on: AppleInsider

Walt Mossberg Reviews VMWare Fusion

Submitted by lalit on August 2, 2007 - 7:43pm.

In the past two years virtualization has been a very strong reason for increased popularity of Intel Macs. First it was Parallels Desktop program that let you run Windows on your Mac and then there was Apple’s Boot Camp. The biggest problem with Boot Camp was that you had to restart the computer to switch into Windows. VMWare will be releasing their Virtualization software named Fusion next week. Like Parallels, Fusion is a virtualization program that will let you run Windows and Windows programs within the Mac operating system. Walt Mossberg compares Parallels and Fusion in his reviews of Fusion. According to Mossberg, Fusion was less system intrinsic program and overall performance was faster than Parallels but Parallels has more features then fusion. So ultimately Mossberg came to the conclusion “You won’t go wrong with either program. Both give the Macintosh a level of versatility that can’t be matched by Windows-only machines”.
You can read the Complete Review here: Fusion Review