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Ubuntu for tablets? Canonical is on it

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 11, 2010 2:10 am

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Apple fans have the iPad; Android and Windows 7 fans have a ton of tablets coming down the pipe, but what about the open-source Linux fans? The folks at Canonical are working to sate your thirst for this open source OS with a tablet version of Ubuntu. Canonical has every intention of having ablets shipped with this OS, not just having it available for post-purchase installation.

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Vivitek D795WT extreme short throw projector unveiled

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 6:06 pm

Projectors are a great way to get a huge image in your home without having to shell out tons of cash on a LCD or plasma screen. The downside to a projector is that the size of the image you can get varies depending on how far from the screen you can get the projector.

 

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In a small room you might not be able to get an image that is too large. Vivitek has unveiled a new projector called the D795WT that is 3D ready and can throw a huge 95-inch image from only 1.3 feet from the screen.

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LG debuts new Executive Video Conferencing System

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 5:08 pm

Video conferencing has been on TV for a while now, it seems like every show on the air today has video conferencing that they use at one point or another. Many businesses are using video conferencing to save money rather than flying people in for meetings.

 

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LG and LifeSize have teamed up on the new LG Executive Video Conferencing System that was unveiled today. The system uses LifeSize's HD communications suite and LG hardware. The screen of the system is a 24-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution screen.

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Logitech unveils new HD webcams and Logitech Vid HD software

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 4:08 pm

Logitech makes some of the best peripherals on the market for gamers and general computer users ranging from mice to keyboards and speakers. The company is well known for its webcams as well. Today Logitech has announced some new HD resolution webcams.

 

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The new cams include the HD Pro Webcam C910 ($99.99) with the ability to record in 1080p resolution and to make 720p video calls. The device has two mics for clarity with one on each side of the lens and is 25mm deep. The HD Webcam C510 ($59.99) is a foldable device designed for use on the go that can rotate 360-degrees. Logitech also unveiled affordable C310 ($49.99) and C270 ($39.99) models.

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Asus whips out Eee 1201K packing AMD Geode NX1750 power

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 3:06 pm

Asus has more netbooks that just about any other company. The firm has a netbook for every need or want that a consumer could have and it's hard to tell many of them apart. Asus has added a new Eee to its line today called the Eee 1201K.

 

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This little netbook is notable for two big reasons. First, it has a 12.1-inch screen making it much larger than the typical Eee. The second thing is that the machine has an AMD Geode NX1750 CPU. That 12.1-inch screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768.

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Trendnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps router ships

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Networking | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 2:38 pm

Back in March I talked a bit about the new Trendnet 450Mbps router that had just been unveiled. The thing is one of the fastest routers on the market and Trendnet has now announced that the device is ready to ship.

 

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In case you forgot, the router has three external antennas that use 2.4GHz spectrum. It can send three spatial streams per antenna to get the 450Mbps of theoretical bandwidth. The antenna tech also boosts coverage and signal strength.

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OCZ release second-gen StealthXStream PSU family

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 10:54 am

OCZ has re-worked its previous StealthXStream line-up of power supplies and brought the StealthXStream 2 series to market as of this week.

 

The new series comprises 400W, 500W, 600W and 700W models, of which are 80Plus certified and compliant with ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V standards. These are non-modular power supplies aimed at the home user, gamer and also quite capable for the majority of enthusiast PCs.

 

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Lite-On shipping fastest Blu-ray writer to Euro market

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 10:44 am

Europe will soon be getting Lite-On's iHBS212 internal Blu-Ray writer which can burn to BD-R discs at the fastest possible rate to date; 12x speed.

 

The new drive uses the SATA interface along with an 8MB buffer, as well as featuring LightScribe technology for use with supporting discs.

 

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Addonics intro new CFast cards + SATA adapters

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 10:39 am

Storage peripherals maker Addonics has just dished up a couple new CFast memory cards and some adapters that give PC users the ability to connect the new cards via a SATA port for some extra solid state storage, giving read and write rates of up to 100MB/sec and 40MB/sec, respectively.

 

The two new CFast cards use MLC NAND Flash and are CF Type 1 compliant. The 8GB one will set you back $98.40 and the 32GB one $189.60.

 

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There are three adapters which differ for the purposes of different mountings. One is designed to be an internal bridge that will work either inside notebooks or desktops, while the other two differ in that one is designed to take up a PCI slot and one fitting into a 3.5-inch drive bay.

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Toshiba releases super fast 10k RPM 2.5-inch enterprise HDDs

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 10:26 am

Toshiba has begun shipping a new Enterprise level series of 2.5-inch hard drives dubbed MBF which include the largest capacity SFF Enterprise HDD offerings available on the market at this time.

 

Being enterprise level, the MBF series use the SAS 6Gbps interface and spin at a rate of 10,025RPM. They carry a 16MB buffer and can be purchased in capacities of 300, 450 and 600GB.

 

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