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TECHGEEK Weekly 33: It’s Raining Tablets

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This week saw Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the number of tablets have expanded with Samsung, LG and HTC getting in the mix; while publishers are angry with Apple and Telstra gains some love with us with its announcement over 4G. We also get into a shouting match over the fact that processors are different – with Tom on one side and the rest of us on the other. […]

Panasonic goes crazy with 3D, Plasma and LCD televisions

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VIERA TC-L42U30 LCD-LED HDTV (Image: Panasonic) Panasonic is going crazy with televisions, despite the fact we haven’t seen those announcements of the largest plasma televisions in the entire world. But with 14 3D televisions with HD, 7 plasma televisions, 6 LCD-LED HDTVs and 5 LCD HDTVs, Samsung is also pushing 3D television – like many other television producers (i.e. Sony). It’s LCD and LCD-LED lineup will feature In Plane Switching […]

Review : Logitech MK710 Wireless Desktop

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Logitech, one of the leading computer peripheral companies, has brought out their new MK710 Wireless Desktop. This combo features Logitech’s new Incurve Keys (TM), has a three year battery life and we have been given it to test and use with our up and coming Computer. Our full review is below, after the jump.

Plantronics releases BackBeat 903+ for those on the go

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Ever thought that you have to be tethered to a wire when you receive a call? Well, no longer. Plantronics has announced a new product joining its massive list of headphones and headsets with the BackBeat 903+. The wireless headphones are designed to be used for those with active lifestyles, with a rugged design and sweat-resistant materials. It also features two microphones in order for you to be heard when […]

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 […]

Organs status sent to cellphones wirelessly

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A Dutch research facility has found a way to send organ status updates with a new wireless technology called a Body Area Network (BAN) so that they can be forwarded to doctors via a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. Yes, this means that your liver is getting its own IP address – not that IP addresses are scarce. IMEC, the organisation, has used its own ultra-low-powered electrocardiogram sensors to perform the […]

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 […]

Mobile operators unite to bring global apps store

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Twenty-four telecom operators – including Vodafone, SingTel, China Unicom, China Telecom, Telenor, TeleSonera, Sprint, T-Mobile, Orange , AT&T and Verizon Wireless – have announced that they will form together a group known as the Wholesale Applications Community. The group will have the backing of the GSMA consortium and will be backed by LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. The group was founded on a goal to “establish a simple route […]

Netgear’s new way to connect your laptop to your TV – wireless?

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Looks like Wireless is making a big impact this year (along with Tablets, 4G phones [possibly], e-books and 3D TV) as new pictures show Netgear’s next product – a wireless way of connecting your laptop to the television? The PTV1000 Push 2 TV adapter recently hit the FCC database, and is expected to use an upcoming Intel standard known as Wireless Display that can be found within Core i3, i5 […]

WiFi a/b/g/n and introducing WiFi Direct

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There it is folks – a new Wi-Fi type that will be officially support by the Wi-Fi Alliance and is aimed to do one thing – create a devices-to-deivces network without a base station or ad-hoc nonsense. From the Wi-Fi Alliance website press release: The specification, previously code-named “Wi-Fi peer-to-peer,” can be implemented in any Wi-Fi device, from mobile phones, cameras, printers, and notebook computers, to human interface devices such […]

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