Freed from the shackles of being lumped in with its ever- expanding, cheapo Eee range, Asus has whipped out a sleek, slim netbook for those folks that like a dash of style when they’re tapping away on a wee lappie.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that our office used to rattle to the deafening sound of a chunky monochrome dot matrix printer producing its highly variable printouts, but if proof were needed of the onward march of technology, check out Samsung’s new bijou colour laser printers.
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Folks keen to lose a bit of excess lard with a bit of pavement pounding, and keen walkers hungry for information about their perambulations might be interested in the latest curious USB gadget to be dreamt up by the hyperactive boffins in Brando’s ever-busy labs.
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Dell remains the King Of The Hill of PC sales in the United States, owning a hefty 29.1 percent of the market ahead of nearest rival Hewlett-Packard, at 25.7 percent.
The figures come from the latest quarterly PC shipment report from Gartner, who placed a surging Apple in third place with 8.1 percent of the US PC market (in a similar report, rival analysts IDC put Apple’s share at a smaller 6.3 percent of the U.S. market).
Continue reading Dell Remains #1 in US, Apple Hits 3rd Place – But Not For Long
We’re not sure if we’d recommend typing on one of these if you’ve just ingested some high quality magic mushrooms, but Brando’s Flexible Illuminated Full Sized Keyboard sure looks a load of fun if you like pretty lights.
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We’ve always got time for thoroughly pointless USB gadgets and they don’t come much more pointless than the Cube Collection’s USB Engine Hub.
Designed for people dissatisfied with the aesthetic experience of plugging in USB peripherals, the USB Engine Hub turns the everyday act of plugging in a printer or a scanner into a piece of high octane motorcycle performance art, complete with sound effects, a working kickstart and gears.
Continue reading The World’s First Revving Motorcycle USB Hub!
Movie big boys Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have announced that their next-generation DVDs will exclusively be in the HD DVD format, as both companies dump support for Sony’s rival format Blu-ray format.
The world still can’t get enough of computers as second quarter sales figures reveal a mighty 12 percent hike from the same time last year.
The wriggling bag o’stats from research firm Gartner and IDC put Hewlett-Packard at the front of the sales pack, grabbing the biggest share of the world’s PC market with unit shipments soaring by 37 percent.
Continue reading Worldwide PC Sales Up 12%, HP Rule
Following on from the recent upgrades to the MacBook, Apple has upgraded their Pro laptop range to run the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, otherwise known as Santa Rosa, at 2.4GHz.
Apple are claiming that it will run apps like Final Cut Pro 6 and Logic Pro 7, 50% faster that the original MacBook Pro with Core Duo – something that will be very tempting to many. With the internal graphics card now upgraded to the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, the graphics will also display 50% speed faster.
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Ramping up a ton of pressure on the Palm’s new Foleo is VIA’s new NanoBook Ultra Mobile Device, an ultraportable laptop with a claimed retail price hovering around the ‘dead cheap’ price band at just $600.
Sure, the thing looks like it grew from an ugly acorn, rose to the top of the ugly tree and then hit just about every ugly branch on the way down before landing in a pile of ugly dung, but the specs sure look pretty for such a bargain basement device.
Continue reading VIA Intros The $600 NanoBook Ultraportable Laptop