Computing

PSP firmware 3.30 upgrade finally surfaces after seven weeks

After almost 2 monthes without a firmware upgrade, the PSP finally decided to release 3.30, an upgrade from the previous 3.11. Speculation for the long wait has been pointed at several reasons. One being that 3.11 kept the PSP handheld console secure through the long time period, despite the quick decryption, and also that compatibility issues weren’t popping up over ...

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Panasonic 8x DVD burner, only the size of a CD case

Panasonic is releasing its new ultra compact LF-P968C DVD burner which is as small as a typical CD case. While most American made computers contain an integrated optical drive, many people in Japan who are using ultra portables rely on external devices for their burning needs. The newest Panasonic ultra slim DVD burner is capable of burning dual-sided DVD’s at ...

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Skip-Away your DVD scratches for good

There’s nothing worse than throwing in your favorite movie and watching it half way through only to have it skip and freeze at the most critical point. At this point you would go and try to clean the disc, only to find deep scratches that could only be repaired by buying a new one. VenMill believes they have found the ...

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Microsoft “Ringcam” Roundtable preparing for public trial

Uh oh, we all know how Microsoft loves to be in control of everything. And in VoIP and Internet telephony, Microsoft has lagged behind the likes of Skype. When it was rumored that Microsoft was working on a VoIP phone, it wasn’t a surprise, and seemed rather uneventful. Now that details are starting to appear of the Microsoft Roundtable phone, ...

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Feature: Are desktop PC’s becoming obsolete?

Desktop PC’s have been a foundation of everyday life for most people for over a decade now. If you were to do a case study of computers and their hardware history, one fact remains a constant. Hardware just keeps increasing work capacity, while also decreasing in physical size. With the ever growing explosion of laptop sales and the ever shrinking ...

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DIY: Laptop battery hack

[ev type=”flashvideo”” width=”400″ height=”345″ data=”http://lln-videos.metacafe.com/ItemFiles/%5BFrom%20www.metacafe.com%5D%20479447.3299353.11.flv” image=”http://www.uberreview.com/wp-content/uploads/battery-hack.jpg” clicktext=”Click here to Watch!”][/ev] Don’t feel like shelling out the extra money for a new laptop battery? This video tutorial shows you how to hack your notebook battery to keep the bad boy working. Very cool for the more frugal of the bunch. So, come on fellow readers, get out your tools. Happy hacking! ...

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Chinese mouse is also a tablet device

Chinese company Hanwang has created this intuitive gadget that is a classic case of a mash up device. It combines the pointing device feature of a mouse, and a tablet feature which can be controlled through a stylus and recognizes handwriting. Chinese characters can be written directly onto the dragon pad using a stylus hidden in the mouse. This mouse ...

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DIY Mod: Transform a retro toaster into a mini PC

While the computer has come a long way since its rise, the last two decades have proven to be rather uninteresting concerning the case design of most computers. The same old rectangular tower is still the norm for most PC’s. A company named Slipperyskip Computers has been experimenting by putting small motherboards into some interesting cases. Including coolest of all, ...

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RUMOR: Mac Leopard, eight-core Mac Pros launching at NAB

Sources are saying that at next month’s upcoming NAB event, a mere 25 days away, Apple will launch its release of the Mac Leopard operating system, along with eight-core Mac Pros. Leopard has been rumored as having a release in late-March to mid-April, and sources say that its release at NAB is all but officially confirmed. The timing of a ...

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