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TECHGEEK Weekly 27: CES is driving us GaGa

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And we’re back officially. CES was in full swing, and we saw a lot of tablets, 4G phones and 3D from Sony. We also had crazy Harvey Norman trying to put GST on our purchases online, Facebook being valued at $50 billion and the Mac App Store launch – and hack. And yes, it is the first hour long podcast – and the only one as it seems. But, hey, […]

Acer’s 2011 notebook lineup unveiled at CES

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Acer Aspire AS8950G Laptop (Image: Acer) Featuring Intel and AMD’s latest advancements, Acer has unveiled its new laptop lineup for the new year at CES 2011. And, since we love being nice, we have piled up the entire list of laptop announcements into one blog post for you to scan and ease your gadget craving.

50 Cent to launch headphones line with Sleek

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Rapper and business mogul 50 Cent is partnering with Sleek Audio, a headphones maker, to create a new like of wireless hybrid headphones – where you can attach or detach cables to make it wired or not – and tunable headphones. The Sleek by 50 Cent headphones will also allow the user to listen to lossless, 16-bit sound quality within 60 feet via a 2.4GHz singal. As well, 4 headphones […]

Razer’s new mobile PC gaming laptop concept – the Switchblade

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Razer has partnered up with Intel to bring a brand new concept – something we love to see at CES. Called the Switchblade, it is an Atom-powered laptop that not only redefines the keyboard for laptops, but also redefines gaming on laptops. The laptop concept’s changes how gameplay is done on laptops – with a multitouch display and a keyboard that changes every single time when you play a certain […]

Sennheiser expand noise-cancelling headphones with the CXC 700

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Sennheiser, who are known for their top quality audio gear, have added another addition to there noise-cancelling headphone range, the CXC 700’s. The CXC 700’s feature Sennheiser’s exclusive NoiseGard™ digital noise cancelling technology which allows the users to select one of three modes designed to reduce low, medium and high frequency noise. The first mode eliminates low-frequency noise, in particular 100 to 300 Hertz noise like that from engines of […]

WSJ: Verizon iPhone being announced Wednesday

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Rumours don’t get much more solid than this. While having no importance to Australians, Verizon getting the iPhone is a huge step for Apple and the USA. On Tuesday, (or Wednesday in Australia), Verizon is holding a mysterious event. And the Wall Street Journal says that “a source familiar with the matter” confirms that it’s for the iPhone. Sure, we don’t really care, but at least now we might be […]

HTC launches three 4G phones for Verizon

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HTC ThunderBolt smartphone (Image: HTC/Verizon) Motorola isn’t the only phone maker pushing 4G, Taiwan-based company HTC is also creating phones for the 4G network, and just like Motorola, creating one each for the 4G networks in the US – Verizon, Sprint and AT&T, with the HTC ThunderBolt, EVO Shift 4G and the Inspire 4G (respectively). The ThunderBolt was showed off at Verizon’s press conference and will feature a 1GHz processor […]

Xi3 Unleashes Their Z3RO Modular Device

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When we speak of computers today, you picture a massive box, with 3 to many optical drive spaces and enough intakes to cool a hall. Well that was not what the people from Xi3 pictured, because they have produced something that it totally opposite. The Z3RO, pronounced ‘zero’, is a low-profile, low-cost modular device that allows those of us who aren’t power users to dramatically reduce the energy consumption by allowing up to […]

HP’s CES 2011 Laptop and PC Announcements

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HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr (Image: HP/Verizon) While we covered the HP Pavilion dm1 already in a separate post, the company has released plenty of other laptops that should get some mention at CES. PAVILION DM1-3010NR & COMPAQ CQ10-688NR While having names that are very unpronounceable, the company is touting these two computers as the first notebook PCs to be on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Pavilion dm1-3010nr will be less than […]

Polaroid launches the Grey Label with Lady Gaga

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After hiring Lady Gaga as their creative director, the entire tech industry was wondering in their heads, “Um, what?” Well, it’s a year and now Polaroid have decided to use CES to launch the end results with their partnership with the pop singer – the Grey Label. The Grey Label will feature three parts, which Polaroid claim that they are “truly expressive of Lady Gaga’s artistic vision” – a printer, […]

Toshiba to bring AMD-powered budget notebook

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Toshiba Satellite C655 Series Laptop (Image: Toshiba) Toshiba is to bring out the Satellite C650 Series Laptop, that will target those who wish to get a cheap laptop but with reasonable features without sacrificing in quality. The company will use the new AMD E Series Accelerated Processing Unit with on-die graphics that include DirectX 11 support. The screen is a 15.6-inch display and the keyboard also features a 10-pad keypad […]

Audio-Technica brings out prosumer microphones for podcasters

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While the Blue Yeti remains to be one of the best microphones for podcasters, Audio-Technica is trying to get its foothold by releasing two new USB microphones at CES, both designed for music recording at home and podcasting – the ATR2100-USB handheld microphone and the ATR2500-USB and side-address microphone. Both have been designed for those who are beginners in microphones, but want to record in excellent audio quality – and […]

Skype brings group video calling to users

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Users will now be able to have video conferences on Skype – but for a fee. (Image: Skype) Skype has announced that it will turn on Group Video Conferences to both consumer and business customers, allowing the entire group conversation able to see each other and show items rather than using the traditional voice group conversations. The company, however, will make it a premium feature as part of its new […]

Dell goes 3D with new desktops and laptops

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Dell XPS 17 – The first 3D laptop from Dell (Image: Dell) Dell is about to join the long list of computer makers to have added 3D to their desktops and laptops, as it plans to have three desktops and laptops to allow customers to view their 3D content on their screen. And yes, you will need to wear the glasses.

Dell adds 7-inch tablet to Streak line, adds 4G

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Dell’s press conference also unveiled the Dell Streak 7, its new tablet offering as part of its Streak line. Now running Android 2.2, the tablet will take advantage of US carrier T-Mobile’s 4G network, allowing users to download content at near-broadband speeds. The Streak 7 is, obviously, a 7-inch tablet that also features a NVIDIA Tegra dual-core processor, and the screen is protected with Gorilla Glass. It also features Wi-Fi, […]


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