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Mac mini clone uses Intel Atom processor

07/23, 11:20pm

Ripple's newest Mini clone

Korean OEM manufacturer Ripple has introduced an updated version of its Mac Mini clone using a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor in the Mini-ITX form factor. The Ripple Mini Chocolate uses the 45nm i945GC-Northbridge and ICH7Ssouthbridge chipsets, and supports up to 2GB of RAM. Intel specs show the low-cost motherboard with 2 USB ports, a pair of 3.0GBs SATA conntectors and single IDE socket.

HP absorbs Voodoo PCs into product line

07/23, 11:05pm

HP absorbs Voodoo PCs

HP's Voodoo PC business has been merged into its main business division and may discontinue the use of the Voodoo brand name as the company tries push the products through its mainstream and worldwide channels. HP said it would likely retain Voodoo as a brand name, but had not reached a final decision yet. Until now, HP had operated the Voodoo PC division as a standalone business unit and sold its PCs independently. Following the announcement, the Voodoo-branded products will be sold alongside HP's consumer Compaq Presario and Pavilion PC lines, HP told PC World.

Kingston adds 16GB DataTraveler drives, intros 101

07/23, 4:50pm

Kingston ups USB capacity

Kingston Technologies on Wednesday announced its release of 16GB versions of two of its DataTraveler USB drives, the DT400 and DT100. At the same time, the company released a new drive, the DT101, available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities. The new flagship of the range, the 16GB DT400 with MigoSync, lets users recreate the email and Internet browser settings on computers other than their own while doubling its storage capacity.

Vizio shows low-cost wireless sound bar and sub

07/23, 4:45pm

Vizio intros sound bar

Low-cost flat panel HDTV maker VIZIO recently said it will enter the home audio market with its simulated surround sound system comprised of a slim speaker and a wireless subwoofer. Earlier this year, the company's only other attempt to make a sound system came in the form of the wireless speaker Jive SV5.1 upgrade kit for its Black Tie- and XVT-series of HDTVs.

E Ink supplies electronic paper display for phones

07/23, 4:20pm

E Ink displays in phones

E Ink Corporation announced on Wednesday that both Casio and Hitachi will use its E Ink Vixplex Imaging Film for the outside displays of their upcoming clamshell cellular phones. The company specializes in electronic paper display technologies, and promises its technology will decrease the energy used by the devices. While the Hitachi W61 was previewed back in January, the Casio Model G'zOne is all new.

Oppenheimer: iPhone rivals do pose threat to Apple

07/23, 4:20pm

iPhone rivals vs. Apple

The various iPhone rivals on sale or in development may in fact prove serious competition for Apple, writes analyst Yair Reiner of Oppenheimer. In commenting on the performance of Synaptics, a key maker of touchscreens, Reiner previously suggested that the relatively low cost of the iPhone 3G ($199) would harm Apple's competitors, and thus Synaptics' potential market. That view was "wrong," says Reiner, who has once again given the company an "outperform" rating.

BlackBerry Kickstart gets early review

07/23, 4:05pm

BBerry Kickstart Early Rev

Research in Motion's BlackBerry Kickstart flip phone today received a pre-announcement review today courtesy of CrackBerry that also reveals new information. The device will be split into several models as with the Pearl candybar depending on features: while the 8220 in the review is a Wi-Fi version destined for T-Mobile and its HotSpot@Home Internet calling service, an 8210 version (nicknamed the Seawolf) swaps the wireless for GPS navigation and will likely appear with AT&T.

Well-known Zune tattoo fan gives up on MS

07/23, 3:10pm

Zune Tattoo Fan Gives Up

Microsoft's most ardent supporter of the Zune is giving up on the player despite having gone to the extent of receiving three Zune-themed tattoos, according to a statement by the fan himself. Having earned a reputation as one of the most avid early adopters, Steven Smith now says he will hide the tattoos and largely exit the community after disappointment at the lack of changes both to the Zune itself as well as to integration between the Microsoft-designed player and to integration with the Xbox 360, which shares the same points system but doesn't let users share videos between formats.

Verizon ups FIOS routers to give 175Mbps, more

07/23, 2:20pm

Verizon FIOS Router Boost

Verizon today said it has upgraded the custom-modified routers for its FIOS fiber-optic Internet service to prep them for the future as well as to give users more control over their home networks. The new versions of the firm's Actiontec and Westell routers support local connection speeds of as much as 175Mbps (up from 75Mbps) that makes sure devices inside the house can make the most of the connection. Each device also supports as many as four Wi-Fi access points at the same time that can be used for public or private networks.

FCC's Sirius/XM holdout said voting for merger

07/23, 1:30pm

FCC Tate Edges to Merger

The lone Federal Communications Commissioner that has yet to publicly decide on the merger between Sirius and XM is likely to vote in favor of the deal, claims a source of Reuters. The news agency says that Republican Deborah Tate is allegedly close to an agreement which would have her approve the union of the two satellite radio providers and give the supporting camp the necessary three of five Commissioner votes it needs to greenlight the merger.

LG X110 netbook revealed?

07/23, 12:15pm

LG X110 netbook revealed?

Korean giant LG is also planning to join the netbook field, currently occupied by computers such as ASUS' Eee PC and Acer's Aspire one, according to reports. The debut system is expected to be called the X110, and manufactured by Taiwan's Micro-Star International, though it should ship beyond Asia to regions including Europe and North America. Rather than aiming for a low cost, LG is said to be interested in high-end design and materials.

Ubuntu chief wants Linux "beyond the Mac"

07/23, 12:10pm

Ubuntu Head Asks Mac Rival

Canonical head and chief architect of Ubuntu Linux Mark Shuttleworth late Tuesday told developers at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention that Linux should go "beyond the Mac" in terms of its software experience. While not specific, he notes that the open source operating system should be at least as "crisp and clean" as Mac OS X while still offering the community benefits that come with fully opened code.

Samsung MediaLive gives TVs streaming movies

07/23, 11:15am

Samsung MediaLive

Samsung today followed up its HDTV announcements with word of its MediaLive add-on. The attachment requires one of Samsung's sets made in 2008 with CEC automation support but mostly eliminates the need for a media hub such as the Apple TV or the Roku Netflix Player; a compatible TV has direct access to movies from MovieLink and Vongo as well as shorter-form content from Fox Sports and Showtime TV. Streaming Internet radio stations from XM are also available.

Samsung intros 1,000,000:1 contrast HDTV, more

07/23, 10:45am

Samsung 9 series HDTV

Samsung today prepped its HDTV line for the second half of 2008 by introducing a new series of displays, including the company's first-ever LCD TV with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The 950 display line is the first update to the 81 series from a year ago and combines the LED backlighting of the earlier set with improvements to the panel and image processing to hit the new record. LED allows the TV to shut off lighting entirely in truly dark parts of the image and creates true blacks. The set is also the first LED-lit model from Samsung to have a 120Hz panel, which frees buyers from having to choose either between the better contrast or reducing artifacts in fast movement.

Microsoft preps OpenCL rival for Windows

07/23, 9:45am

DirectX 11 with GPGPU Tech

Microsoft's next version of DirectX will have its own alternative to the OpenCL standard proposed by Apple, the company revealed yesterday at its GamesFest conference. DirectX 11 will have support for "compute shader technology" that allows modern, more generalized video cards' effects processors to perform tasks other than rendering video, including physics calculations and other chores that would normally be handled by the main system processor.

AT&T: iPhone 3G sales "nearly double" original

07/23, 8:35am

ATT Q208 and iPhone 3G

AT&T has sold almost twice as many iPhone 3G units on launch as it did a year ago, the company has revealed today along with its results for the past quarter. The wireless carrier claims that the new handset produced "nearly double" the same amount of sales in 12 days of sales as its predecessor did for its own launch. The company also notes that the number of smartphone owners on its network has more than doubled year-over-year, with the number of customers jumping from eight percent at the end of June 2007 to 18 percent by June 2008.

Cowon unveils P5 player with new haptic UI

07/23, 8:00am

Cowon P5

Cowon on Wednesday added a new entry to its touchscreen players with the P5. Targeted more at video users, the device has a 5-inch, 800x480 touchscreen with a new customizable "shelf" interface with widgets; haptic feedback that simulates physical button presses through vibrations. A new, faster 700MHz processor gives the device both a quick interface as well as the power to decode full DVD-resolution video that includes both offline formats (AVI, DivX, MPEG-1/4, WMV, XviD) as well as digital over-the-air TV through a built-in DMB tuner.

Google to purchase Digg for $200m?

07/23, 12:35am

Google wants Digg

Google is allegedly interested in Digg again, this time to the tune of $200 million, despite numerous denials from executives at either company. TechCrunch writes that while neither Google or Digg would comment on the matter, but inside sources say that the deal, which is in its final negotiations, would see the latter company absorbed into Google's News properties. Interest in Digg has run hot and cold with Google over the past six months.


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