Computing

Apple releases Vista only app, to fix iTunes

Apple has just released a Windows Vista only application. Oh yeah, it’s to fix a problem. Please don’t just jump to conclusions, just read and then think. With the new version of Windows, some problems have arrisen with iTunes. These problems include bad CoverFlow animation, purchased tracks being unplayable, and some iPod corruptions. Geez, just another problem with Windows Vista ...

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Solar keyboard, oh yeah, computers are INDOORS

Solar power is going to save the world! Too bad our keyboards can’t harness it’s power. The people who made the Genius SlimStar 820 solar keyboard didn’t quite relize that we don’t use our computers outdoors. Now, you might say that your lights indoors work. No they don’t’ it’s called solar power for a reason. So now that we’ve taken ...

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Sub-$500 Vista ready laptop? More like XP compatible

Sub-$500 laptops aren’t the hardest things to find now, but how about sub-$500 laptops running Vista? That’s a deal that just calls for Walmar to be involved. The Everex Stepnote VA4101M is being sold at Walmart with some specs that don’t really call out for a new demanding OS. The 1.46GHz Celeron M processor, 512MB of RAM, and 60GB hard ...

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New quiter Xbox 360 DVD drive doesn’t sound like jet engine

While we are all waiting for the new, upgraded Xbox 360s to make their way into the market (speculation, but still fun to think about), Microsoft has quietly begun to ship a new DVD drive with the Xbox 360. This new drive is the BenQ VAD6038 drive and it’s main function is to be quiet. With the sound of the ...

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Asus Aquatank:The GeForce 8800GTX cooling solution

Asus has announced its Aquatank graphics card. A new option for cooling an overclocked GeForce 8800GTX card with a water cooling method. The new Aquatank is said to run 12 degrees cooler then a reference thermal module. The Aquatank clears out warm water from an overclocking 8800GTX, enabling the GeForce graphics to be up to 11 percent faster then when ...

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Thanko USB Wiimote Charger

Thanko Japan’s USB Wiimote Charger is something many gamers have been waiting for. Having to go out to the store to buy new batteries twice a week just isn’t cutting it for us Wii players. The USB Charger comes with a cradle, a special Nickel battery, and a battery cover compatible with the charger. The charger works on any USB ...

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Western Digital kicks USB 2.0 in the ass and brings in eSATA

The external hard drive market has done fairly well lately, but there has always been that problem of the USB 2.0 speeds. USB is fine when transfering a few photos or the likes, but what about when you want to move gigabytes of movies? USB just doesn’t cut it. The new Western Digial My Book drive integrates what is called ...

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New Nvidia cards integrate DirectX 10 for under $200

The phrase “budget gaming” has become less of an oxymoron as of late, but it is still a stretch. It all really just depends on your definition of budget. With Vista at your local BestBuy, what is there for a PC builder to do but grab the latest hardware and make the next screamer? That’s when money becomes a problem. ...

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eSommelier Wine Inventory System overdoes your cellar

Extravagance for some means a well stocked wine cellar and a reliable and expensive gadgets to keep that cellar up, moving, and organized. If you are one of those people who feels they must have the best of wine cellar inventory systems, regardless of how ridiculous we think it might be, then the eSommelier Inventory System by well known rich ...

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Transcend USB key weighs 2g, feather anyone?

Harder, Faster, Better, Stronger. That’s the title of an amazing Daft Punk song, but they should have included lighter in there. That’s the way trends are leaning right now. If your device weighs any more than your competitor’s, just forget about it. Transcend doesn’t have to worry about this right now. Their new line of JetFlash T2K USB keys only ...

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