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Vogel TwistDock for PS3 surfaces

By: Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 @ 14:06 CDT

I have had my PS3 for years and it is one of the first generation devices with WiFi and the 60GB HDD. The machine runs very hot and the clutter of cables drives me crazy. A new dock for the PS3 called the TwistDock has surfaced.


The dock lifts the PS3 off the surface and holds it on its side at an angle. It looks like the stand would let more air get to the bottom of the PS3 making it run cooler too.

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sOccket soccer ball generates power as it is kicked around

By: Shane McGlaun | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 @ 13:06 CDT

When it comes to electricity most of us in the well established countries of the world take our electric power for granted. In some countries like Africa, electricity is still not stable and often simply not available.


A cool green gadget called the sOccket looks like a soccer ball and is able to generate power from being kicked around. The company behind the device wants to give it to kids in Africa.

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Toshiba debuts new dynabook series notebooks

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 @ 12:08 CDT

Toshiba has unveiled several new notebook computers today in the dynabook line. The machines all use Windows 7 and have LED backlit monitors. Most of the machines will launch this month. Among the new machines is the SpursEngine packing Qosmio V65. The machine has a special video engine for performance.


The V65 also has a Blu-ray player and can record to Blu-ray media. It uses a 15.6-inch screen and an Intel Core i5 CPU and has 500GB of storage. Toshiba has also unveiled the 16-inch Dynabook TX with a Core i5 CPU and Blu-ray.

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Dell unveils official Streak accessories

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 @ 11:10 CDT

Dell has been talking up its Android powered Streak MID for a while now and admittedly, the device is pretty cool. Most users who buy a Streak will want to get their hands on some accessories as well. For these folks the official line of Streak accessories are now available.


Among the official accessories ranging from £24 to £54.99 are extra batteries for the device, a Car Dock kit, and an International Travel kit. The Car Dock Kit includes a windshield mount, DC lighter adapter, and a sync/charge cable.

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eviGroup Paddle Tablet now shipping

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 @ 10:06 CDT

If you want a tablet that is more like a netbook without a keyboard the eviGroup Paddle may be for you. This thing is much thicker than the iPad, but offers the performance of a netbook with connectivity options too.


The Paddle has a 10.6-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600. The machine has a HDD with 160GB of storage and uses a 1.6GHz Atom processor.

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Super Talent dishes up TeraDrive CT SF powered SSDs

By: Steve Dougherty | Storage | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 @ 6:36 CDT

Jumping in with the trend, Super Talent has brought out its new TeraDrive CT series of solid state drives to play that also use the proven SandForce SF-1200 series controller.

This new series comprises the Extended level variants with slightly larger capacities across the board at 60, 120, 240 and 480GB.


Super Talent gives comparable read and write rates to other SSD makers SF line-ups of 285MB/sec and 275MB/sec, respectively.

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Thermaltake introduces V9 BlacX Edition with built-in HDD docking station

By: Steve Dougherty | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 @ 5:36 CDT

Thermaltake has added a nice touch to its existing V9 mid-tower chassis with the release of a new BlacX Edition. This is the first mid-tower on the market that includes a built-in dual-bay docking station for easy access to both 2.5 and 3.5-inch sized HDDs/SSDs.


Much of the case is unchanged from the original V9 except for this convenient additional feature nestled on top of the case. With that said, you do also get USB 3.0 support on the front I/O and there are pre-drilled holes at the rear for allocation of water cooling tubes.


In stock form, you get a 120mm 1000RPM blue-LED fan located at the front, a 120mm 1400RPM TurboFan at the rear and a large 230mm 800RPM Silent fan positioned at the top rear.

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Can't make it to E3? No problem - YouTube's giving uninterrupted coverage

By: Steve Dougherty | Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 @ 4:54 CDT

In collaboration with gaming partner IGN, YouTube will be giving full live streaming coverage of E3 across all four days at the official E3 Channel, ensuring you won't miss a thing; be it press conferences, product demos, developer interviews and everything else in between.

Not able to watch it live? No problem, there will be playlists made available with all the event highlights thanks to IGN's heavy involvement and lots of hot-from-the-floor E3 reports by games-media partners like Machinima.

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Some time with Microsoft's Kinect (Project Natal) up close

By: Steve Dougherty | Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 @ 4:16 CDT

The lucky folks at Gizmodo got a chance to go back stage after the opening E3 party last night where Microsoft officially lifted the curtain on Project Natal, now known to be finalised as "Kinect". It was whilst backstage they were able to get up close to Kinect and take some nice shots as well as trying out some of the initial release titles to support the new technology.


Looks like it would be better suited to the Sony camp, but at least it will match up with most plasma and LCD TVs.


You can check out Gizmodo's full gallery of pics at the source link.

First sighting of Microsoft's Slim Xbox 360

By: Steve Dougherty | Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 @ 3:28 CDT

In hastily fashion, 2 days prior to E3, Microsoft has already let loose some of its tricks it plans to reveal at the show through several posts and video advertisements.

This short advertisement below, posted up by an international gaming site gives everyone a first look at a new Slim Xbox 360 console coming out.

This upcoming model won't only be smaller, but is also shaped differently with a more angular design on the front and back to give more of an X shape. Not only this, but it's said to come with WiFi built-in, saving people from buying a costly adapter for what should have been a standard feature to begin with. The internal HDD capacity will also be larger at 250GB as standard.

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