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2010 MacBook Refresh Q1 and Q3 | Light Peak?

Earlier today, AppleInsider posted an image from an internal Intel email that was sent to all employees as part of their internal rewards structure.  The image stated that they had a chance to win a new MacBook Pro “with the accelerated response of an Intel Core i5 processor.”  This leads us all to believe that [...]
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Musical heaven with Audioengine A2 speakers

I went on vacation this weekend to musical heaven thanks to my new Audioengine A2 speakers. There was a bit of a shipping delay, but let me tell you – the sound is well worth the wait! First impressions: On receiving the package I noticed that there was an inspection sticker on the box, stating that [...]
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CES announces HP Slate

HPs new Slate advertisement: There are a few more images over at Engadget. There seem to be a lot of tablet announcements coming out this year at CES 2010, hopefully this doesn’t steal any thunder from the announcement Apple is bound to make at the end of this month.
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Logitech Anywhere MX mouse review

One of the first things that always grabs my attention about a mouse is the physical appearance, and this mouse looks awesome.  I think it’s the low wide body wedge shape that captures my attention.  It almost seems shaped like a sports car, like a Lotus Exige, for example.  Maybe that’s a bit of a [...]
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Wishlist | AudioEngine A2 Speakers

I’ve been speakerless in my Apartment for 2 years now.  My Altec Lansing 4.1 speakers finally died.  Just the bass actually, which is larger than my desktop machine so I threw it away.  My 690 sq ft. apartment doesn’t have room for that garbage unless it works! Anyway.  I threw them out and have been [...]
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Apple Media Pad rumor… again

In Apple’s most recent earnings report (Q309) they again squashed any hopes of coming out with a netbook computer saying that they’re not going to make a piece of junk. Rumors have been flying around nevertheless about an “Apple Media Pad.”  The rumors are complete with pictures of course.  Above is the most recent concept. [...]
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Toshiba TG01 – another one bites the dust…

Toshiba just announced it’s upcoming mobile phone, the TG01.  It looks promising aesthetically, and the hardware sounds pretty good (minus the touchscreen), but the OS on the phone (Windows Mobile 6) sort of ruins the whole experience.  The user interaction is TERRIBLE.  Little quirks about the phone’s interface ultimately gave this phone a bad review. [...]
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Jailbreak tutorial for iPhone 3G: 3.0 OS

I just jailbroke my phone last night, but the experience was far from smooth.  I jailbroke my phone 3 times, and the first 2 times my phone couldn’t get any service form AT&T.  I’m posting this tutorial thread to help others overcome any of the same issues that I had. Step 1 Download PwnageTool from [...]
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Project Natal gets the couch off your butt

Project Natal is a “controller free gaming and entertainment experience” by Microsoft.  Natal is being created for the Xbox 360 game platform and is based on an add-on for the console that will enable you to interact via gestures, spoken commands, or other physical objects.  In case that doesn’t sound extremely exciting, take a look [...]
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43 inch curved screen released today

Got $8000 dollars lying around?  Check out this curved screen.  It actually looks like it’s the same as this alienware curved monitor.  It’s got the same specs and, honestly, how many curved screens have you seen on the market. The biggest downfall to me is the resolution.  at 2880×900, it’s hardly a very high resolution.
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2009 New 13″ MacBook Pro

There was a new 13″ MacBook Pro announced at WWDC 2009 yesterday.  They’re available starting today.  New features include: built-in (non-removable) 7 hour battery new Display (has better color, etc…) SD Card slot Firewire port up to 8Gb of memory up to 500Gb hard drive and a backlit keyboard. They also start at a lower [...]
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WWDC 2009 | Highlights | new iPhone release: iPhone 3GS date and information

Highlights from WWDC 2009 Keynote: iPhone OS 3.0 available worldwide June 17th My weapon of choice this year for the Keynote stream was http://www.macrumorslive.com.  They have a good stream text feed, and an even better streaming pictures feed.  The pictures updated more often than the text, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they caught every [...]
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Multitouch Interface on a budget

If you don’t have enough money to buy a Surface, why not make one yourself?  For 3% of the price.  Yes.  Instead of a $12,000 Surface you can build your own multitouch machine for $350.  Sounds like a great deal to me.  I think this would be a great solution for people that want to [...]
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Best explanation of Apple’s 10-inch screen purchase

Admittedly, I haven’t really payed much attention to everybody’s theories about why Apple purchased so many 10 inch screens, but of those that I have payed attention to, this one caught my eye the most: Almost overnight Apple became a dominate player in the music business. The next night they completely changed the mobile phone [...]
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Teaching Microsoft on a Mac

I was watching a session from MIX09 this morning titled “Deep Dive into Microsoft Silverlight Graphics.” The session was hosted by Seema Ramchandani and surprisingly (though, not too surprisingly) she was conducting the session from her 17″ MacBook Pro. She’s teaching the intricacies of a Microsoft product from the comfort of Mac. Wonderfully ironic! The [...]
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