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The latest happenings from around the web - August 25th, 2010
- Adata Supreme DDR2-800 2Gb SODIMM @ Funkykit
- GeIL EVO TWO DDR3-1600 CL7 @ Pureoverclock
- AMD's Bulldozer and Bobcat x86 Cores Overview @ HiTechLegion
- AMD Discusses Details of Next-Generation Bobcat and Bulldozer CPUs @ Hot Hardware
- AMD's Bulldozer architecture revealed @ Tech Report
- Inside the AMD Bulldozer Architecture @ Hardware Secrets
HTC is coming out with a slick Windows Phone 7 smartphone, but it's not exactly your normal slider. Engadget got a hold of the HTC T8788 and found it packs a surprise when instead of a keyboard, you find a speaker when you slide out the bottom.
This device definitely seems pointed towards media playback with the fancy speaker and a kickstand onboard to set the phone up to watch video or play your favorite tunes. Other than the obvious, it's everything you've come to expect from HTC: stylish, slick and attractive. Keep your eyes peeled for more details as they come.
Dell, following up the recent release of the Streak, has followed it up by releasing the Aero. With a 3.5" touchscreen, Dell considers this their first "true" wireless handset as the Streak is considered a "mobile Internet device with voice capabilities."
According to Dell spokesman Matthew Paretta, the Aero will hit shelves with a heavily customized version of Android 1.5 and has no exact timetable on when or if it would be upgraded to Android 2.2. This is a bit of a bummer with so many devices shipping with newer OS versions.
Looking to get the Kinect for the Xbox 360 but don't have room on the entertainment center to set it up? PDP has some solutions for you that will add a ton of flexibility to your Kinect mounting needs that will be available on launch day.
First up is the $15 Kinect wall mount, which will help out the people who have their TV mounted on a wall or somewhere else that space is tight. There is also a $40 TV mount, which pretty much explains itself. If you need your Kinect to be floor mounted, PDP has a $30 tripod for plaing the unit anywhere around the room. You don't even have to worry about keeping the Kinect close to the Xbox if you can swing $50 for a 9 foot extension cable which PDP would be happy to provide.
With all of the noise surrounding the pending drop of Windows Phone 7 devices, I know a lot of you are wondering how it stacks up against the Android and iPhone. The folks at pocketnow wondered the same thing, and fortunately had an LG Panther with a beta version of Windows Phone 7 to compare.
Considering this is only an early beta version, Windows Phone 7 seems to stack up fairly nicely against the competition; only lagging slightly behind its more polished competition in web browsing. The only thing I noticed was that the difference in screens is a bit striking, but that's not WP7's fault. Overall, it's more good news for Microsoft as they try to crash the Android/iPhone smartphone party.
With the iPad blowing up the market right now, the eReader isn't as popular as it was a few months before tie iPad was unveiled. Despite the fact that the iPad is selling better than many eReaders, there are still lots of folks out there who would rather just get a good eReader like the Kindle 2 or the Barnes & Noble Nook. If you are one of these sorts the lack of a backlight for the screen means you will need a light of some sort to read in the dark.
Periscope has been making its line of covers for various eReaders for a line time that have integrated lights. The company has announced that the latest version of its Periscope Lighted Folio is designed to work with the Kindle 2 and the Nook. The new Folio has the LED light inside powered by three AA batteries that is for reading in the dark.
I bet most of us can relate to wanting the volume to be the same for the commercials we see on TV as the show we are watching. It's irritating to when you are watching a show and then a commercial comes on that is five times as loud as the show you are watching. It's also annoying when you are watching at a reasonable volume on one channel and change channels to find the volume way louder than the previous station.
GefenTV has announced a new product that will stop that from happening. The device is called the Auto Volume Stabilizer and it connects inline between your audio source and the speaker system you are using. The rear of the Auto Volume Stabilizer has ports for analog and digital sound inputs. Once the input is connected, the output is run from the stabilizer to your speakers.
WD has a ton of storage devices on the market today ranging from external storage devices like HDDs for backing up computers and adding more space to DVRs to internal HDDs for consumer and enterprise computers. WD has unveiled its latest offering and it's not for storage. The new product is called the WD Livewire Powerline AV Networking Kit.
The kit is designed to allow the user to set up a 200Mbps high-speed network anywhere in the home using the power lines already in the walls. This sort of power line networking system is perfect for homes where WiFi networks don't work or devices lacking support for WiFi need to be connected. The new networking kit is designed with the speed needed for users to stream HD video content around the home. The device has four network ports for connecting devices.
Logitech purchased the Ultimate Ears earphone company a long while back. Ultimate Ears makes some very nice sets of earbuds that can be had in audiophile grade offerings that are expensive down to affordable sets that the normal consumer might be interested in. I have used several Ultimate Ears earphones and they generally perform well. Logitech has announced new additions to the line.
The new Ultimate Ears models are the 500, 350, 200, as well as the 500vi and 200vi offerings. The 500 is the flagship offering of the new models with a small design made to sit flush with the ears and noise isolation with a detailed sound stage. The 500vi is the same earphones with inline controls and a mic for use with music phones like the iPhone. The 350 is a set of earphones that are optimized for lots of bass and to resist sweat during workouts.