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SanDisk announces slotMusic albums, new Sansa players

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Sansa will be bringing out a new Sansa player that will be used specifically for its new slotMusic microSD card slot that hopes to replace CDs. It will cost US$19.99, it can also play any DRM-free MP3 and WMA music on any microSD card. There will be a branded version of these players, each having a single slotMusic microSD album, and these will cost extra. The players are almost like [...]

MacBook gets update as well – same as MacBook Pro, with changes

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The MacBook, as we mentioned, got an upgrade as well. It is all similar to the MacBook Pro, but now only comes in a 13″ model, adds an NVIDIA GeForce 6400M graphics processor and limits the RAM to 2GB. The 13″ inch model for the new ones comes in 2 versions, one for AU$2,099 that has a 160GB and has a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and another one [...]

MacBook Pro gets revamp, a bit cheaper?

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There you have it, the MacBook Pro has gotten an update (along with its sister product, the MacBook). A brand new, sleek design; has the same bezel display design as the iMac and it now ditches the click button in favour of touch-pad gestures, introduced in the MacBook Air. Along with the changes, it comes with a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics card with 256MB or 512MB, depending on the [...]

Floppy disk turned into USB – relive the 80s!

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Relive the 80s with the new Floppy Disk USB drive. No, we are not kidding. Basically, it has just been retrofitted to have a stand and some flash memory. As well, it has LED lights so you can actually tell if its working or not. The creator has even made a mock-up of it (see above). The good thing is that it recycles those old, ancient floppy disks and gives [...]

Last minute Apple rumour: MacBook pricing and part numbers leaked?

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According to several reports, including the Boy Genius Report and MacRumors, we could be seeing a whole new MacBook at a brand new price. Since the announcement is tomorrow, we couldn’t help ourselves but put this up. So, the new pricing and part numbers are: K29, MB382LL/A – $899 MacBook? M97, MB466LL/A – $1,299.00 MacBook M97, MB467LL/A – $1,599.00 MacBook M96, MB543LL/A – $1,799.00 MacBook Air M96, MB940LL/A – $2,499.00 [...]

Silverlight 2 gets Windows, Mac, Linux support; adds more partners to use it

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Microsoft’s Silverlight 2 has been released, with Microsoft saying that it has made it easier for developers and designers to make accessible and secure user interfaces with Silverlight. It will also add several built-in controls, and will allow you to program it with a wide range of programming languages, like Visual Basic, C#, JavaScript, IronPython and IronRuby. Silverlight 2 will also be supported on Windows, Mac and Linux; and will [...]

Windows 7 is to be … Windows 7?

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Microsoft has announced in a blog post that the successor of Windows Vista, which was known as Windows 7, will be known as Windows 7. Confusing? I know. Windows 7 is expected to be given out at PDC and WinHEC as a “pre-beta developer release”, giving those attending the conferences a preview of what Windows 7 will be. According to several screenshots, much of the interface will remain from Vista’s [...]

LG releases second version of Prada phone, now has QWERTY keyboard

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LG Electronics has announced that it will create a second PRADA phone, with the help of the PRADA Group, and will release it before the end of this year. The new phone is almost identical, but it now comes with a QWERTY keybord, meaning that you can actually use a keyboard and not touching keys to write emails. The phone will also support 3G and HSDPA networks, has a full [...]

Hudson brings three iPhone games for free – limited time only

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For a limited time only, Hudson has made three iPhone/iPod Touch games for free during the Tokyo Game Show. This means that this deal ends on October 12 (Japan Time). The games are: Aqua Forest, Neo Same Game and Catch the Egg. So download them now from the App Store. Both apps will work on the iPhone and the iPod touch.

Silverlight 2 to be released on Monday?

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CNET News.com is reporting that Microsoft will be announcing that it has finishing developing the next version of its Adobe Flash competitor, Silverlight, on Monday after scheduling a conference call for 9am (PDT). In June, it offered up the beta version of Silverlight 2.0, and a release candidate was released to developers last month.

3AW misses news bulletin for Facebook

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Last Sunday at 4PM, the Australian radio station 3AW missed the “on-the-dot” news bulletin because the news reader was too busy on the computer. The news theme was broadcast but a series of advertisements followed it. According to NEWS.com.au, the producer ran to the studio to see that the news reader was on the computer. By the time the news reader annouced the news, her time was up. The news [...]

In Nigeria – HIV means “I Luv U” in SMS?

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You hear a beep from your mobile phone, saying that you have a new text message. You open it up and it begins with “I swear, I will make sure I give you HIV”. Not to sound insensitive, but HIV (in this story) does not mean what you think it means, and it is not an threat. The BBC is reporting that the message is a ‘romantic’ text message in [...]

Spotlight turns to notebooks – new Apple event on October 14

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Apple is staging an invite-only Town Hall event in Cupertino next Tuesday at 10AM (LA Time). It is rumoured that they will be releasing some new laptops, hinted by the tagline “The spotlight turns to notebooks”. It is also more likely that Apple will be refreshing its lineup by adding some new processors. Reuters is also quoting analysts by saying there will be a drop in pricing from its starting [...]

Vodafone 3G network upgrade delayed

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The $500 million 3G network upgrade from Vodafone Australia, with self-imposed deadline of Christmas to complete the upgrades, has been delayed as its supplier, Ericsson, has said that it needs more time to finish building the upgrade. It originally announced the plans in December of last year, hoping to extend its 3G network coverage to 95 percent of the country. It is now expected that the upgrades are to be [...]

NT man said hacking was over “bad office seat” revenge

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A Northern Territory hacker that caused millions of dollars worth of damage to government computers has told a court that he did it to just get revenge at his boss for making him the “newbie” at work and giving him a bad office seat, according to the Northern Territory News. David Anthony McIntosh, a 28-year-old computer engineer, said that he felt alone and isolated from his colleagues at CSG Services, [...]