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Digital Foci offers new white Photo Book PBK-080

Shane McGlaun | Displays & Projectors | May 18, 2010 at 12:08 pm CDT

When it comes to showing off all those digital photos you take you can put them into a digital photo frame at home for viewing or you can send them to your small smartphone for mobile viewing. Digital Foci has an alternative to showing photos on the go called the Photo Book.

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The device is now available in white color and has an 8-inch TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 800 x 600. The device has 4GB of internal storage and has a memory card reader covering major formats like CF, SD, SDHC, MS Pro, and more.

The device supports JPEG, RAW, BMP, TIFF, and GIF image formats and MP3, AAC, and WMA audio formats. Video in MJPEG, MPEG-1, and MPEG-4 SP is supported. The device is shipping this month for right under $190.

OCZ unveils 750W Fatal1ty branded PSU for gamers

Steve Dougherty | Cases, Cooling & PSU | May 18, 2010 at 11:28 am CDT

OCZ has just released a new high performance 750 watt PSU to market backed by pro gamer, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel. This Fatal1ty branded power supply is aimed primarily at gamers and sports modular, flat cabling that helps in giving superior airflow throughout the system.

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The unit features a single beefy +12v rail and is ticked with 80Plus Bronze certification thanks to 85% typical load efficiency. It is cooled by a thermally controlled 135mm double ball-bearing red-LED fan which is said to be near-silent.

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Connectors include 1 x 20/24-pin ATX, 1 x 8-pin CPU, 1 x 4+4-pin CPU, 4 x 6+2-pin PCI-E, 6 x Peripheral, 2 x Floppy and 6 x SATA.

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Apple refreshes MacBook with better CPU/GPU at same price

Steve Dougherty | Laptops | May 18, 2010 at 10:54 am CDT

With little notice Apple has just rolled out a MacBook refresh that is now available for purchase at the Apple Store in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany and a few others, with a global launch to take place very soon now.

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The new MacBook has a faster 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo in it along with NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics and a reported 10 hours of battery life, versus a maximum of 7 hours on its predecessor.

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The CPU and GPU is actually the same as what Apple is using in its entry level 13-inch MacBook Pros, but the unit is selling for a good bit less at just $999 versus $1,199 for the Pro.

Microsoft polishes off Office 2010 with GPU acceleration abilities

Steve Dougherty | Software | May 18, 2010 at 10:24 am CDT

GPU acceleration is one of the biggest talks of the town when focusing on ways to go beyond the limitations of older, traditional computational methods and we're seeing it being harnessed in more and exciting ways as time goes on.

One of the biggest software makers of all, Microsoft is now taking it on for use in their latest Office 2010 product suite with the help of AMD and their supporting Radeon HD 3000, 4000 and 5000 series graphics cards. PowerPoint users in particular will be able to benefit in several ways if running one of these graphics cards in their system. But there's also many other new capabilities and benefits across the board when making use of graphics acceleration versus earlier Office releases.

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FTC asked to investigate Google WiFi data capture issue

Shane McGlaun | Networking | May 18, 2010 at 10:10 am CDT

Google recently announced that an unknown component in the software that its Street View vehicles use to capture SSID and MAC address info from secure WiFi networks they encounter was also capturing data from open networks. Google admitted that the "payload" was being captured from the open networks but claims it did not use the data.

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Google says that the capturing of data from open and unprotected WiFi networks was discovered after a German regulatory commission asked for information on the practices of capturing information by Street View vehicles. Google says it has grounded the Street View fleet and has initiated a third party investigation.

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Seagate confirms development of 3TB hard drives

Steve Dougherty | Storage | May 18, 2010 at 9:52 am CDT

We first heard a whisper about a week ago that Seagate have apparently been working hard at pushing the capacity barrier further with the 3.5-inch form factor and are looking to bring out a new enterprise level Constellation ES series of drives later this year with a whopping 3TB capacity.

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Confirmation from Seagate themselves has now been given that the company is in fact developing 3TB drives for launch later this year. But as is the case with 2TB drives currently, being the top capacity model means a much less attractive GB per dollar ratio.

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Price the major concern for mobile devices like the Kindle and iPad

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | May 17, 2010 at 10:35 pm CDT

A new survey has shown that price drops could be the only thing holding tablets and ereaders back from really taking off in the worldwide market. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) conducted a survey of around 13,000 consumers in 14 countries to get a feel for market feelings on devices like the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle.

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73 percent of those polled that were familiar with these devices said they were planning to purchase one of these items within one to three years. However, most U.S. consumers were only polled to be willing to pay 100-150 dollars for a device like the Kindle or 130-200 dollars for a multiple usage device like the iPad; significantly below current market value.

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Verizon and AT&T have faster services and gadgets on the horizon

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | May 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm CDT

AT&T and Verizon are planning to speed up their networks and release more devices this holiday season with their partners Motorola, Samsung, and LG. AT&T plans to triple the speed of their home internet services and Verizon plans to release new high-speed phones much earlier than previously expected.

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According to John Stankey, AT&T's operations chief, companies are looking for growth in more business applications such as medical devices and security systems which could generate over $1 billion in revenue a year. "We still have a tremendous amount of opportunity in wireless," he stated in response to suggestions that the industry's days of huge growth were over.

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Price for Project Natal camera pegged at about $200

Shane McGlaun | Gaming | May 17, 2010 at 1:06 pm CDT

We have been hearing a lot about Project Natal for a while now. The device is a camera for the Xbox 360 that allows the user motion control without holding a controller. New information on the price of the tech has surfaced.

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A place holder for Project Natal has been put up on a Scandinavian website that lists the price at 1,499 SEK. That price tag breaks down to about $191 here in the US.

It is worth noting that those countries have very high markups and taxes. Games selling for $60 here go for $80 over there. Still, at least we have some idea of the price will be looking at when the device launches.