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Phosphor debuts World Time Watch with E-ink display

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Wed, Nov 10 2010 1:04 PM CST

Very few of the people I know wear a watch any more. Most of us just use a mobile phone to tell what time it is when we need to. I do know a few folks that wear a wristwatch, but these guys are the fancy types that like fashion watches to show off. You have probably heard of E-Ink displays before, the tech is huge in the eReader market and other markets as well.

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The big benefit of E-ink tech is that the screens are very easy to read in direct sunlight and use very little power. I have had one of the Phosphor E-Ink watches in my hands before and the coolest thing about them is that you can choose the way the screen looks with different arrangements for the time and either black or white backgrounds. The numbers are easy to read the watches are really cool.

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New Xbox 360 Wireless Controller works with Windows 7

Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Wed, Nov 10 2010 12:08 PM CST

When it comes to gaming, some genres simply aren't good for use with game pads and controllers like the Xbox 360 uses from the perspective of PC gamers. Sure console gamers will argue that the gamepad on their Xbox 360 rocks for Call of Duty and some will even claim they will pwn PC gamers using a mouse and keyboard. The PC gamers out there know the score though.

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That said there are some games that many PC gamers like to play that plain suck on the keyboard and mouse control system. Games like racing sims and flying games are perfect examples. If you have one of the new Xbox 360 wireless controllers and you have a hankering to play a game on your Windows 7 PC that needs a controller you can use the Xbox wireless controller on your rig.

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Samsung crams tons of new display techs into FPD 2010 booth

Shane McGlaun | Displays & Projectors | Wed, Nov 10 2010 10:21 AM CST

Each year there are a number of tech shows that go on all around the world to highlight specific types of gear. We all tend to focus on CES mostly here in the states, but over in Japan, one of the more interesting shows is usually FPD and this year's show is going now. The FPD show focuses on display tech and Samsung had some interesting displays inside its booth as the show.

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The Samsung booth had a 7-inch AMOLED screen that is expected to land in a table next year. The thing has a 1024 x 600 resolution with 16.7M colors and lots more. A dual screen clamshell device was spied in the booth that looks interesting with a couple 4.5-inch AMOLED screens inside with high contrast at 100K:1 and 300CD/m2 brightness. One of the coolest screens was the foldable display measuring 5.3-inches that folds in the middle and still packs nice specs.

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Zowie Gear outs new gaming keyboard called Celeritas

Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Wed, Nov 10 2010 10:00 AM CST

Not all keyboards are up to the rigors of gaming. If you have ever tried to play a FPS or other game with a junk keyboard that shipped with a cheap PC you have seen more ghosting than most haunted houses and know exactly what I mean. When it comes to gaming keyboards, not all of them are created equal either. Many gamers lust after a gaming keyboard with mechanical keys more than one packed with macros and other features many won't use.

Zowie Gear outs new gaming keyboard called Celeritas | TweakTown.com

A company called Zowie Gear has unveiled a new gaming keyboard with mechanical keys called the Celeritas. The company says that the keyboard is the perfect weapon for competition where response time and the ability to move freely are essential. The Celeritas is designed specifically for competitive gamers. The keyboard has 18K gold plated brown mechanical switched for increased durability and better feel.

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TRENDnet Launches World's Smallest Wireless N USB Adapter

Anthony Garreffa | Networking | Tue, Nov 9 2010 9:04 PM CST

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the world's smallest 150Mbps Micro Wireless N USB Adapter, model TEW-648UBM. The ultra compact form factor measures a remarkable 0.59 x 0.74 x 0.28 inches (1.5 x 1.9 x 0.7 cm).

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When plugged into a USB port, the adapter extends a scant 0.3 inches (0.8 cm) from the edge of the computer. The adapter is so small that users can stow a laptop with the adapter plugged in, without worrying about damaging the laptop or the adapter.

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Kingston adds new SSDNow V100 drive to line up

Shane McGlaun | Storage | Tue, Nov 9 2010 2:02 PM CST

Kingston makes a ton of different products that are used inside computers all around the world. The company has tons of RAM for enthusiasts, flash drives, and a full line of SSDs for any user group. Kingston announced today that it has added a new family of SSDs to its line called the SSDNow V100. The new SSDs are offered in several capacities and come in OEM or retail kits.

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The SSD can be had in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities. All of them use NAND flash memory and have a 2.5-inch form factor. The SSD comes in a retail box kit that includes the SSD, cloning software, mounting brackets and more. A notebook bundle is also offered that includes a 2.5-inch external housing that lets you reuse the drive you replace for external storage.

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Isabella Products outs new kids tablet called Fable

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Tue, Nov 9 2010 1:00 PM CST

Having technology in the classroom can make learning more effective and more fun for kids all around the world. The problem with giving kids tech is that they often don't understand just how careful they have to be with the hardware to prevent any damage so stuff for the classroom has to be designed just for kids and be durable. A new tablet specifically designed for kids will be hitting the market soon called the Fable.

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The tablet is made by Isabella Products and it has an intuitive interface and a 7-inch high-resolution screen. The screen is touch sensitive and the Fable has a patent pending interface called the carousel navigation interface. The device will also come pre-loaded with children's content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The Fable tablet will allow the users to do a bunch of different tasks.

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Entourage Pocket Edge gets fondled by CNET

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Tue, Nov 9 2010 12:06 PM CST

Android powered tablets and eReaders are something that there are lots of folks looking forward to out there. You might recognize the Entourage name as the company that offered up the dual screen Edge tablet earlier this year. That thing has an e-ink screen on one side and a LCD on the other. The big issue for some users was that the thing was so large and bulky.

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The company has come back with another product called the Entourage Pocket Edge. The new Pocket version has the same dual screen and runs the Android OS, but it is smaller. The left side of the tablet has a 6-inch e-ink screen and the right has a 7-inch resistive touch LCD. That LCD has a resolution of 800 x 480. The smaller screens will make the device easier to handle for many users and make it more portable.

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Lenovo slips IdeaPad U260 into line with little pomp

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Tue, Nov 9 2010 11:04 AM CST

Lenovo has been making computers for a long time and after years of making sturdy looking machines that were little changed visually from when the IBM name was on the lid, the company has finally taken to making their machines look good over the last year or so. The latest new notebook from Lenovo is the new IdeaPad U260. The machine has quietly been added to the IdeaPad line and while we are short of the full specs at this time, we do have enough to know that the little ultraportable sounds good.

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The machine has a 12.5-inch matte finish HD resolution LCD. I loathe the glossy and glare prone screens most notebooks so the matte screen is a great feature for me and other folks that need to work in bright environments. The notebook lacks an optical drive, which is common in the ultraportable market today and it has no ExpressCard slot either. The machine will offer both ULV Intel Core i3 and i5 processors and has a 4-cell battery.

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Gigabyte unveils GTX 580 graphics cards

Shane McGlaun | Video Cards | Tue, Nov 9 2010 10:06 AM CST

Gigabyte provides some of the most important pieces of hardware inside your computer system. The company is huge in the mainboard and video card markets with parts covering the range from high to low priced and everything in between. Gigabyte has today announced that it is set to toss a new NVIDIA video card onto the market.

Gigabyte unveils GTX 580 graphics cards | TweakTown.com

The new card is the NVIDIA GTX 580 and with this card, NVIDIA lays claim to the title of world's fastest DirectX 11 GPU. The Gigabyte card is part number GV-N580D5-15I-B and naturally has the GTX 580 GPU onboard with GDDR5 RAM. This is the new video card that uses the NVIDIA vapor chamber cooling tech that surfaced last week. The cooling tech promises to cool better and produce less noise, which is a win/win for gamers and enthusiasts.

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