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Archive for December, 2009

Futuremark Unveils an Online PC Performance Based Tool for DIY and PC Gamers: GIGABYTE System Builder

Posted by dillesh on December 26, 2009

Are you in dilemma while buying a new PC? You would like to find answers for various questions like what configuration to choose, keep the budget within your range, would like to know the exact price and the performance of the devices before spending your valuable bucks, but no one there to help you out to answer your queries and make your task simpler. Read the rest of this entry »


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Panasonic announces new Safer Laptop Battery Tech

Posted by dillesh on December 26, 2009

We have seen that batteries of laptops had short circuit and catch up fire while the users using it leading to a hazardous incidents and leaving them badly injured. Though the batteries were replaced by the companies as compensation, but the users are afraid to use them and a fear is strongly rooted in their minds when the device may explode again. Read the rest of this entry »

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LG announces World’s thinnest 42-inch LCD TV

Posted by dillesh on December 24, 2009

LG unveils world’s first thinner LCD TV and will be presented in a private room at the Bellagio Hotel at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in January 7-10, 2010. The TV weighs just 4KG, is only 2.6mm (.1 inch) thin, 42-inches wider with full HD 1920×1080 resolution and uses LED backlighting coupled with a 120Hz refresh rate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mobile Device Shipments will nearly Double by 2014, according to ABI Research

Posted by dillesh on December 24, 2009

Mobile devices are playing a major role in communication and have become a part of everyone’s life. One would never imagine a day without a mobile device as most of the business deals and the valuable information are dealt through these devices. ABI Research has announced a report and predicts a future business that the usage of mobile devices will nearly double by 2014. In the current year 2009, the total number of devices sold is estimated to be 1.2 billion and the report says that there will be 2.25 billion devices shipped by 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dell introduces OptiPlex 780 USFF and SFF OptiPlex 380 PCs

Posted by dillesh on December 12, 2009

The demand for desktops is always on though the Laptop market is doing quiet well. Desktops are preferred by those who work at a stationary place and love playing high-end games on a better resolution monitors. Dell adds two new SFF models to their OptiPlex line of PCs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apple Countersues Nokia, says “Companies must compete by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ours”

Posted by dillesh on December 12, 2009

Nokia had filed a lawsuit against Apple some time back in October in a U.S. District Court in Delaware stating that Apple had infringed over ten patents of them related to GSM, UMTS, wireless LAN standards, wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption. Ilkka Rahnasto, vice president of Legal & Intellectual Property at Nokia says that, “The basic principle in the mobile industry is that those companies who contribute in technology development to establish standards create intellectual property, which others then need to compensate for.” Also adds, “Apple is also expected to follow this principle. By refusing to agree appropriate terms for Nokia’s intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia’s innovation.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Microsoft introduces Windows 7 DVD to USB download tool

Posted by dillesh on December 12, 2009

Is your optical drive not working fine and you are desperately looking for a way to install Windows 7 onto your machine? Here comes the solution from Microsoft in the form of a tool, Windows 7 USB/DVD that creates a bootable USB stick from a Windows 7 DVD. The tool is open source and available for free on the Microsoft site. So, you are no more dependent on a DVD, a USB stick is enough to get your work done.

[via slashgear]

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Nokia announces 6700 classic Gold Edition with 18-carat gold

Posted by dillesh on December 10, 2009

When you place the Nokia 6700 classic and the new Nokia 6700 classic Gold Edition side by side, your eyes would easily take turn towards the shiny coated with a 18-carat gold plated Nokia 6700 classic Gold Edition. The handset is pre-loaded with the wallpapers which resemble the gold look, has almost have the same specs as of its standard handset; a 5MP camera, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, a 2.2-inch QVGA display, a GPS connectivity for Nokia maps. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nintendo DS sold 10M units in UK since launch

Posted by dillesh on December 10, 2009

The sales of Nintendo DS proves the demand for gaming consoles and clearly tells us that there is no impact of recession on gaming consoles. Nintendo DS console touches the 10 million mark in its sales since its launch from March 2005. The sales of the gaming console have past the milestone faster than the Sony PS2, says Nintendo. The most interesting thing to note here is, 1-in-6 people in the UK runs a DS console. More consoles are likely to be sold in the coming days.

[via slashgear]

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Four major Vendors set to launch Atom N450-based netbooks on January 11, 2010

Posted by dillesh on December 6, 2009

According to DigiTimes reports, Atom based netbooks are going to release in the next month from four big firms MSI, ASUS, Acer and Lenovo. The Intel’s processor which we are talking about till now is, the Atom N450 coming on January 11, 2010 before its N470 CPU which is scheduled to ship into market in the March 2010. It seems there will be a tough competition even from smaller firms such as Clevo and Malata.

Vendors are bit cautious this time that the sale of the N450 netbooks does not leave them with the stock which happened last year. So, they are looking to sale out the old stock by offering discount.

[via slashgear]

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