Nokia's N96 has now begun shipping

Word has come in from Nokia that they have now begun shipping their latest flagship phone, the N96. Nokia refer to it as more of a "multimedia computer" with Carl Zeiss optics 5 mega-pixel camera, 16GB internal memory (expandable to 24GB using microSD cards - a big plus), live TV, WLAN and HSDPA support, GPS, 2.8" display, built-in stereo speakers, MPEG-4, Windows Media Video and Flash Video playback, N-gage gaming; the list goes on and on.

Nokia N96 now shipping

You can find a full listing of its features here and the official announcement here.

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Buy a VIA ARTIGO and you could win a HP Mini

Steve Dougherty | | Sep 3, 2008 4:24 AM CDT

Just giving a quick heads up that VIA are now running their Autumn Sweepstake competition whereby a lucky participant may just score him/herself a HP 2133 Mini-Note PC.

Win a HP 2133 Mini-Note PC

The requirement is that you purchase a VIA ARTIGO A1000 Pico-ITX Builder Kit prior to the 10th of October in order to enter. Then you simply input your details on the ARTIGO competition website and your name will be added into a lucky draw with a chance to score the classy little HP 2133 Mini-Note PC.

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Google will launch its first web browser tomorrow

Cameron Wilmot | | Sep 1, 2008 10:04 PM CDT

Google will tomorrow launch a beta version of its new Chrome web browser tomorrow to users in over 100 countries.

Google will launch its first web browser tomorrow

Chrome will put heat on Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox web browsers with a promise that Chrome will offer a much faster and more stable Internet browsing experience. It seems like Google's philosophy behind Chrome is that today's browsers is much more than that - we use browsers not only to view websites but also to run web applications and much more.

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DFI DK P45-T2RS Plus sets WR Super PI 1M

Steve Dougherty | | Sep 1, 2008 12:33 AM CDT

After having already seen evidence of the incredible overclocking capabilities behind DFI's new DK P45-T2RS PLUS motherboard, no less than a 693MHz FSB in fact, now we see another result shared with the masses which matches an ultra high FSB with an ultra ULTRA high CPU clockspeed.

DFI DK P45-T2RS Plus back in OC limelight

As you can see in the above screenshot, the result is quite astonishing with a clockrate of 6562MHz from the E8600 processor thanks to the 656MHz FSB, x10 multi and LN2 cooling on tap. Though, this wasn't possible without the voltage needing a huge boost to 1.97v.

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ASUS out with world's thinnest 22-inch LCD monitor

Cameron Wilmot | Displays & Projectors | Aug 29, 2008 1:41 AM CDT

It would not be a normal day without ASUS launching a few new products and one of them today is the rather attractive looking LS221H widescreen LCD.

ASUS out with world's thinnest 22-inch widescreen LCD

It is a 22-inch monitor capable of a resolution of 1680x1050 WSXGA+ which ASUS is claiming is the world's thinnest with the bezel measuring just 45mm thick. It's no OLED monitor which when they start hitting retail will have a bezel thickness of around 10mm but this is nevertheless quite impressive. It also features diamond cut corners and glass edges fused with a glossy black piano finish and the bottom front of the monitor also gets a layer of genuine leather.

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Samsung take aim at Macbook Air with X360 notebook

Cameron Wilmot | | Aug 28, 2008 11:27 PM CDT

Samsung has just announced its new X360 notebook which claims to be lighter than air - lighter than the Macbook Air maybe.

Samsung take aim at Macbook Air with X360 notebook

The X360 weighs in at just 2.8 pounds and measures as thin as 0.66 inches. It is based on Intel's Centrino 2 ULV processor platform and comes with 1GB of memory as standard but will fit up to 4GB if required. As far as storage goes, you have the choice between a 64GB or 128GB SSD or if that's asking a little too much from your wallet, you can go for a regular 5400RPM 120GB HDD.

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Sony out with yet another Cyber-shot, welcome T500

Cameron Wilmot | | Aug 28, 2008 10:50 PM CDT

Sony has been super busy with its Cyber-shot range of small digital camera over the past year or so. It seems like only yesterday that I picked up the DSC-T200, but that was soon replaced by the T300 and now today Sony has taken the covers off its Cyber-shot DSC-T500 model.

Sony out with yet another Cyber-shot, welcome T500

The T500 carries a similar look and feel as the T200 and T300 with some slight visual changes on the outside but inside is where the big changes occur. It now is able to take photos at a massive 10.1 megapixels and probably the biggest selling point of this camera is that it can shoot 720p video at 30 frames per second for up to 10 minutes per video. You can record hours of video using a Memory Stick media card which are now sold separately up to 16GB in size.

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NVIDIA give into pressure, allow native SLI on X58

Cameron Wilmot | Video Cards & GPUs | Aug 28, 2008 12:22 AM CDT

From what we have seen, heard and observed over the past few weeks or so and even much longer actually, it was clear one of two things was going to happen to NVIDIA's SLI technology when we came to a cross roads like it is at now.

We once heard from a certain NVIDIA employee two years ago who sits quite high up in the company after quite a few a lot of drinks at a certain Taipei hang-out that and we quote, "Intel will only get SLI on its chipsets in exchange for allowing us (NVIDIA) to make chipsets without any licensing fees". That chances of that happening were obviously really slim. That didn't happen, so...

NVIDIA give into pressure, allow native SLI on X58

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Internet Explorer 8 reaches Beta 2 status

Steve Dougherty | | Aug 27, 2008 8:16 PM CDT

Today brings us a bit of an update on how things are coming along with Internet Explorer 8. It has just reached Beta 2 status and unlike Beta 1 which was soley for developers, this one's a public Beta.

Internet Explorer 8 reaches Beta 2 status

Some of the new features added to Beta 2 include tab groups, accelerators and compatibility view which helps display web pages in a more orderly fashion which were designed for older browsers.

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