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Review: Parallels Desktop 6 Switch to Mac Edition

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Parallels Desktop 6 is the latest consumer virtualisation platform for Mac from the company Parallels. It allows you to virtualise any operating system including Mac OS X itself. Other features include launching Windows apps from the dock, sharing files between operating systems and 3D graphics performance. Also included with the “Switch to Mac” Edition we received to review, is a high-speed USB transfer cable. Check out the full review after […]

Review: Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305

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The Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305 is a small compact speaker system powered by USB that attaches to your laptops screen. It has it’s own inbuilt sound card which allows you to simply plug the speakers into your computer. The speakers are surround sound capable, so they are also great for watching movies. Check out the full review after the break.

Concept merges USB drive with AA battery

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Ever needed a battery at the last minute? Well, one can now be in your pocket at all times. A new concept found by Yanko Design has merged the AA battery and a USB drive, allowing you to power your devices and store files with ease. What’s even great is that it is a rechargeable battery, via its USB port, meaning that you can keep constantly using the battery/USB drive, […]

The Year in Review 2010: The Top 10 Posts

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Of course, I think this has to be a yearly tradition. We go back through our analytics information to find out what were the top 10 posts you have read through this entire year. We’re going to do things a bit differently than last year, however, as we post the overall list – but we will also post separate lists for the top articles over at Pwnage, Gadgetlyst and Cupertino […]

BigPond Ultimate USB Modem launches for consumers

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Back in late August, Telstra announced their new Mobile Broadband that could reach up to 20Mbps. The same speed that ADSL2+ can reach. It was firstly only available to Business customers in major CBD areas. However, it was announced today that the BigPond Ultimate USB Modem has launched and is available for consumers. The modem is available for $0 upfront on a 24 month plan and prices start at $29.95 […]

LaCie brings out XtremKey, resistant to almost any thing

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You can place it on a flame that is 200°C, take it on a -50°C day or even drop it from five metres – and no, it’s not a brick. Turns out, it is a USB – in particular, the newly announced LaCie XtremKey. Offering industrial-strength protection, it literally is a USB inside a metal tube. According to LaCie, it is constructed with a metal alloy that is composed of […]

LG launches LED HD 3D TV – and yes, you still need to wear those glasses

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LG has announced a brand new 3D television, the LX9500, which is built using LED technology – not like the LCD screens many other 3D screens are using. The television is also super thin – measuring 16mm thin – and is said to allow you to watch any movie from any direction because of its “Multi Picture Format”, unlike many others which are limited sitting directly at the screen. You […]

Review : Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5K

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Who would have thought that a HD camera could be so small these days? First the Flip does it and now many other competitors are lining up trying to take a stake in that market; and Sony is no exception with its Bloggie camera line – the model we got is the MHS-PM5K, and we did a piece on it during our CES 2010 coverage. Now it has landed in […]

The USB device that make you scream (when it cuts your foot off)

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Despite it’s name, the i.Saw is not a product from Apple (that could be why there is a dot in the name), but is actually a potential hazard to drop on your foot. You see, this product is a USB-powered chainsaw. Yes, you read that correctly – a USB powered chainsaw. The good thing, since it’s on a USB, it works on PCs and Macs – something that the Zune […]

Firewire goes fast, just not as fast as USB 3.0

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The IEEE 1394 working group, the group behind FireWire’s development in its 400Mbps and 800Mbps configurations, have approved the new S1600 and S3200 standards. The new standards are built around the already established ecosystem of FireWire, but just increases the speed to 1.6Gbps and 3.2Gbps – and all should be backwards compatible with the older 800 series. There are also plans for a 6.4Gbps spec, but that is not going […]