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TRENDnet ships dual-band 802.11n router

07/31, 5:05pm

TRENDnet Dual-Band N Ships

TRENDnet today shipped its own take on advanced wireless with the Dual Band Wireless N Gigabit Router. Like recent competition, the new networking device gives users the option of running 802.11n Wi-Fi either on the faster but less compatible 5GHz band or on the more ubiquitous 2.4GHz band. A three-antenna MIMO (Multiple In, Multiple Out) array gets connection speeds up to a theoretical 300Mbps peak while extending range up to six times that of a typical 802.11g network.

ASUS Eee PC 701SD photos show revived design

07/31, 4:30pm

ASUS Eee PC 701SD Leak

ASUS' Eee PC 701SD will not only upgrade the internal specs of the 7-inch notebook but improve on the mini notebook design itself, say a new set of photos and leaked details. The entry-level Eee PC notebook will now resemble a sharper-edged version of the 8.9-inch Eee PC 901 with refined trackpad buttons and the stylized Eee PC logo. At least one version is now known to contain a 30GB hard drive in place of the solid-state flash drive that has been the only option for past 7-inch models.

Xbox 360 with 60GB HDD on Amazon ahead of schedule

07/31, 4:25pm

Xbox 360 60GB on Amazon

The anticipated 60GB version of the Xbox 360 is now on sale at Amazon.com, ahead of its earlier promised August 4 ship date. While reports were coming in from various stores already having the higher capacity console in stock, Amazon will ship the gaming system anywhere in the country within a few days. The 20GB version of the gaming console is being phased out, with prices dropping to $299 in order to help clear out stock.

ASUS to add Ultimate and Pro Fashion lines to Eee PCs

07/31, 4:20pm

ASUS to add two Eee PCs

ASUS plans to add two more lines to the current 11 Eee PC models to address other market segments, Thursday's reports allege, also supporting earlier speculations. ASUS president Jerry Shen shares Intel's beliefs that the netbook and mobile Internet device (MID) markets will grow significantly in the future, to as much as one billion units. The new Ultimate and Pro Fashion Eee PCs will use dual-core Atom processors along with larger storage devices likely to include a 120GB HDD or 32GB SSD.

Activision, Logitech to make Guitar Hero instruments

07/31, 4:15pm

Logitech does Guitar Hero

Software publisher Activision and peripheral maker Logitech today announced a joint venture to make premium controllers shaped like instruments for the next installment in the popular video game franchise, dubbed Guitar Hero World Tour. The game is expected to debut this fall, and will be available for the all the popular gaming consoles, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and 3, as well as the Nintendo Wii.

Leaf tops line with 56-megapixel AFi 10

07/31, 3:40pm

Leaf AFi 10 Med Format Cam

Leaf made its bid to regain the performance lead in medium format cameras on Thursday by introducing the AFi 10. At 56 megapixels, the multi-piece camera system has a higher resolution than the previous champion, the Hasselblad H3DII-50, and produces images nearly 70 percent larger than the 33-megapixel AFi 7. The new imager is also labeled a True Wide-frame Sensor and maintains the same resolution across the entire photo area, guaranteeing a sharper image for subjects at the edge of the frame. Photographers can also rotate the sensor inside the AFi 10 to compose different-ratio shots without having to tilt the whole camera.

AT&T: YouTube, other legit videos reduce P2P

07/31, 2:50pm

YouTube Reduces P2P Use

Customers with legitimate options for video are triggering a large-scale drop in the amount of peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic, according to a published study of AT&T's network. The DSL Internet provider found that while P2P traffic did ultimately increase in the past year, legal streaming video services such as Hulu and YouTube have largely flattened the growth in demand for P2P versus its rapid growth in recent years. In one circumstance, AT&T's core network saw P2P traffic drop substantially.

Nokia said slashing media phone prices

07/31, 1:45pm

Nokia Cuts Phone Prices

Nokia has been cutting the prices of its media phones in a bid to stay competitive with rivals, according to sources speaking to Reuters. The news organization points to industry and market research leads which say that Finland-based Nokia is dropping prices across much of its lineup but is making the most substantial cuts to music- and video-friendly phones, including the N81 8GB smartphone as well as mid-range devices like the 5310 and 5610 XpressMusic. These devices will allegedly see price reductions as steep as 10 percent.

Nikon offers D3 memory upgrade

07/31, 1:15pm

Nikon D3 Memory Upgrade

Nikon today catered to the very top range of its customers through its D3 Buffer Memory Expansion Service. The option gives the 12-megapixel pro DSLR more than twice as much capacity and is geared towards sports photographers and others who need long continuous shooting without sacrificing camera resolution. The camera maker estimates that a stock D3 shoots up to 16 images in 14-bit, full-frame RAW before running out of memory; an enhanced model shoots up to 36.

Dell Vostro 2510 now live online

07/31, 12:40pm

Dell Vostro 2510 Launches

In a surprise move just after a flyer confirmed the introduction, Dell today quickly but quietly rolled out the Vostro 2510. The 15.4-inch system marks a few key changes from the outgoing 1510 and comes in a two-tone black and red body instead of the more conservative exterior of the old system. It also switches to a slot-load drive like that of the Studio 15 and uses a new cooling system that vents heat away from the bottom of the notebook to make it more comfortable on its owner's lap.

Verizon picks up Blitz messaging phone

07/31, 12:15pm

Verizon picks up Blitz

Verizon Wireless has picked up a new UTStarcom phone, reports say. Previously unavailable in the US, and known elsewhere as the TXT8010, it is being imported by Verizon and renamed the Blitz, with an initial launch scheduled through Wal-Mart stores on August 8th. People wanting to avoid Wal-Mart for whatever reason may have to wait until September 28th, when it should become available through Best Buy stores. Pricing is unannounced but should be relatively low, as it is set to be an INpulse prepaid phone.

Dell Vostro 2510 leaked through flyer

07/31, 10:55am

Dell Vostro 2510 Leaked

The second generation of Dell's Vostro small business notebooks has already been revealed and will likely appear very soon, according to a flyer discovered by a member of the Notebook Review forums. The Vostro 2510 appears to be a slimmer replacement for the 15.4-inch Vostro 1510 that also crosses into the home user field: customers will have the option of buying the notebook with different-colored rear lids and side panels rather than the all-black design of the existing models.

DISH first to broadcast live 1080p TV

07/31, 10:35am

DISH 1080p TV

Satellite TV provider DISH Network today became the first known TV broadcaster to put out video in a full 1080p (1920x1080 progressive) resolution. Starting with an August 1st Video On Demand option for the movie I Am Legend, DISH says it will start offering 1080p whenever the content is available rather than the lower-resolution 1080i (interlaced) or 720p HD normally aired on DISH and other TV services. Using VOD effectively gives the image quality of Blu-ray but at a lower price than renting a disc, the satellite firm claims.

IEEE approves FireWire 3200 spec

07/31, 9:35am

IEEE Approves FW 3200

The IEEE standards organization today approved the next generation of FireWire. Officially known as IEEE 1394-2008 but also referred to as S3200 or FireWire 3200, the connection specification operates at up to four times the speed of FireWire 800 (S800) with up to 3.2 gigabits per second of data while preserving the energy properties that allow it to power some devices without needing a direct power supply. The extra speed is believed to be useful for multi-disk hard drive arrays and other devices where earlier FireWire would be inadequate.

Fujifilm gives Z200fd camera its US launch

07/31, 8:45am

Fujifilm Z200fd in US

Fujifilm today revealed its previously Europe-oriented FinePix Z200fd a US launch. The pocket camera effectively replaces the Z100fd with a sharper 10-megapixel sensor but stands out for its unique Couple and Group Timers, which wait until a certain number of faces are visible in a shot before taking the photo. The Couple Timer can also be set to trigger a shot only when the pair is particularly close.

LG rivals Apple TV, PS3 with Netflix Blu-ray player

07/31, 8:15am

LG BD300 with Netflix

LG on Thursday fulfilled early promises and unveiled its long-anticipated Blu-ray player with Netflix support. The BD300 lets users with a wired connection to the Internet navigate their instant queues on a Netflix subscription and stream either movies or TV shows directly from the device itself, turning the device into a networked media hub. Titles are presently capped at standard definition but start playing in as little as 30 seconds and give users full control, including the ability to skip through the video and rate the title.

Motorola ships 28.1m phones, holds on to share

07/31, 7:45am

Moto Q2 2008 Results

Motorola today reported surprising results for the company's spring quarter, including stronger than expected cellphone results. The electronics firm says its net earnings were break-even but that it had positive practical cash flow of $204 million following multiple quarters of losses. The Mobile Devices group says it shipped about 28.1 million phones in the three-month span and says it successfully held on to its market share despite increasing competition.

T-Mobile to launch 3G network October 1st

07/31, 12:50am

T-Mobile launching 3G

After trials in New York, T-Mobile is preparing to unveil its nation-wide 3G network on October 1st, according to a poster that reveals a selection of major US cities to first receive the service. While members of the community previously tossed around the date, the poster confirms that users in Los Angeles, as Vegas, Dallas, New Jersey, Washington, and 21 other cities will be able to use 3G-capable T-Mobile devices with the network's faster transfer rates and superior call quality.

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