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Panasonic brings out new camcorders

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CES 2009 : Panasonic has unveiled its new camcorder line for 2009, with the addition of two new Hard Disk Drive (HDD) models, the SDR-H80 and the SDR-H90; and one SD card model, the SDR-S26. All of them will feature the new “Optical Image Stabilisation” and a powerful (and first) 70x optical zoom. The new Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) use Gyrosensors to detect the hand shaking, and will shift the […]

Dish brings out new Terabyte HD-DVR

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CES 2009 : Dish has now brought out a new HD-DVR that will have capabilities from the Sling Player right out of the box, along with a brand new interface. This new product basically acts like a normal DVR, allowing you to schedule your recordings, etc. But what is new is that it will have 1TB of storage, and a new touchpad remote for it. This will be available from […]

CES 2009 : Windows Live Essentials gets released, new partnerships with Dell, Facebook & Verizon

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CES 2009 KEYNOTE : Microsoft has announced three brand new things for the Windows Live platform, which Steve Ballmer said it was an “essential companion” to the PC. First it announced that it will bring out the final version of the new Windows Live Essentials, which features Windows Live Messenger, Writer, Mail and Photo Gallery. This new version will be compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. It […]

CES 2009 : Microsoft Keynote Live Twitter

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TECHGEEK.com.au presents the Microsoft Keynote Live via Twitter. Please stand by while it starts – and ignore the rest of the links since we are using our main Twitter feed; until we say that our coverage has started. While we wait, what are some of the things that you are hopeful that Microsoft may announce (or showcase) in this event. This page, along with the site – is set to […]

Samsung’s new touchscreen MP3 player – the P3 8GB

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CES 2009 : Samsung has brought out a new 3-inch WQVGA TFT-LCD touchscreen “multimedia player”, dubbed the Samsung P3; which features its “EmoTrue” touch interface with true haptic feedback. It also has the new sound enhancement technology called the DNS 3.0, and a 16:9 aspect ratio screen so it doesn’t letterbox. Even though its 0.39-inches thick, it has (among the video and audio capabilities) a photo viewer, voice recorder, FM […]

Microsoft to give Hotmail users POP3 access

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RUMOUR MILL : Microsoft may be allowing people to have access to their Hotmail e-mails on different e-mail clients via POP3, according to several sites pointing to a forum posting on windowslivehelp.com, posted on December 31 last year. User cebcubs asked if the rumour “that a few of the features of Hotmail Plus (namely, POP3 feature) will be available in early 2009” was true , and a “Windows Live Isabel […]

Garmin to bring out new GPS device for motorcyclists

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CES 2009 : Garmin has launched its brand new “slim and sleek” zūmo 660 GPS device, and has said that this is made exclusively for motorcyclists. With a 4.3-inch “sunlight readable and customisable display touchscreen display, glove-friendly design with left handed controls and oversized touchscreen buttons”; it comes preloaded with detailed street maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, with locations like gas stations, attractions and restaurants marked. […]

Macworld 2009 : Even though big announcements were made, shares slide

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MACWORLD 2009 : Apple’s shares slid 1.65 percent over the “lack of news from the trade conference”, according to a chart from CNBC. Even though it announced that iTunes would be going DRM-Free, a slimmest and lightest 17-inch notebook and making geeks around the world drool over the new features; Wall Street was disappointed over the lack of CEO Steve Jobs. Also announced was the performance of the Apple Stores […]

AOL launches new SHOUTcast, ICQ iPhone apps; updates AIM app

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MACWORLD 2009 : AOL has announced today that there will be two new iPhone and iPod touch applications – one for its SHOUTcast radio directory and another one for its instant messaging service ICQ; along an update to its AIM instant messenger application. The new SHOUTcast Radio application will allow users to have access to “more than 26,000 professional and community programmed radio stations” from more than 30 genres – […]

SanDisk unveils new slotRadio player and cards

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CES 2009 : SanDisk has today unveil the new Sansa slotRadio player, along with a companion line of slotRadio music cards, based around the slotMusic idea, and will be preloaded with 1,000 songs handpicked from the Billboard charts and arranged into a variety of "genre-themed playlists”. However, unlike the slotMusic cards, you will not be able to remove the songs off the SD card and put them onto your computer. […]

US Prisoner sues Intel for $5 billion over Core 2 Duo design

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Matthew Robert Young, a man who is a “State prisoner confined in the Oregon Department of Corrections, Snake River Correctional Institution” (basically, he’s in jail), has brought a suit against Intel; claiming that he told Steve Jobs about the virtualisation technology, which Jobs then passed it on to Intel. Young is also claiming that he is being “unlawfully held and restrained of his liberty and freedom in the Snake River […]

Austar to bring 111 Hits to regional viewers

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IN BRIEF : Austar viewers will now have a chance to get one of the latest channels to join the Foxtel family, 111 Hits, after complaints from regional viewers because they missed out on getting the channel, which broadcasts “classic television” shows like Without a Trace, Friends and Will & Grace. The channel is also adding the new Australian current affairs channel A-SPAN on January 20th. 111 Hits is set […]

Macworld 2009 : Rumour Round-Up

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While Apple did do a great job with the keynote, and have Tony Bennett (or whatever his name was) performing up on stage since it was the last time Apple would be going to Macworld, like the fact that there are some impressive features in both iWork and iLife. But let’s have a look at what rumours were true and were not true. Image: iPhone Alley

Macworld 2009 : New unibody, internal battery for 17-inch MacBook Pro

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MACWORLD 2009 : Apple’s one last thing was not, unfortunately, the Mac Mini; but it was an update to the 17-inch MacBook Pro, including having the new “unibody” look which the other MacBooks and MacBook Pros had since late 2008. The new revision of the 17-inch will also see a non-removable battery, called the “Maxi Battery” – which they claim to perform up to 8 hours when using the 9400M […]

Macworld 2009 : iTunes becomes DRM-Free, new pricing structure

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MACWORLD 2009 : Apple has announced that it will introduce a brand new pricing structure on the songs, allowing the record labels to choose a price for their songs. However, what’s new is that there will three pricing points; $1.29, 0.99c and 0.69c. Also announced was iTunes plan to go to DRM-free, expanding the iTunes Plus – and a good thing is that you don’t have to pay for it […]