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65nm processors for the Xbox 360 pushed to mid-2007

If you were waiting for the Xbox 360 to drop in price, don’t hold your breath. One way that manufacturers are able to make their consoles less expensive is by reducing the size of the CPU die. Why does this allow for them to lower prices? Because they are able to fit more processors on a manufacturing run. Another small ...

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Hit the road (hard) with the Python XM Bianco laptop bag

When Booqbags came out with the Python XM Bianco laptop bag they were thinking about the egotistical adventurers who like taking their gadgets on the go and showing them off at the same time. This bag makes a statement with its white exterior and orange highlights; however it can back it all up with its spacious guts. Booqbags say that ...

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DigitalXtractions creates Ultimate Outdoor Webcam

Webcams can now join the list of gadgets that can be solar-powered. DigitalXtractions just came out with the Ultimate Outdoor Webcam, also called SCIRC t1, which comes with solar-power and internet connection capabilities. There are optional solar panels you can buy to get your energy from the sun, so you can webcam and tan at the same time; you know ...

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Vista shows to have bugs: Surprise, surprise

With Microsoft’s sterling reputation as being bug-free and invincible to vulnerabilities, who would of thought that Vista would show signs of being buggy. We hope you hear the sarcasm in our voices. We’re laying it on pretty thick. One serious error of concern is a mile wide hole in IE7’s coding, which leaves web users vulnerable to malicious software just ...

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Look bossy with the small Brother MW-260 printer

Brother announced today (Christmas day) a follow up for their ultra thin ultra funk portable printers released years ago. Adding Bluetooth, Infrared and USB2.0 support, the Brother MPrint can now print pages up to A6 size, and keeping it’s thickness at 18.5mm. Apparently this is going to be uber useful when you need to print receipts on the go off ...

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Oki Electric Industry Co. unveils worlds smallest stereo speaker amplifier

With phones and other consumer electronics getting smaller and smaller as the days progress, the hardware inside must also keep up to date. Oki Electric Industry Co. recognized this trend and so set out to make a smaller stereo speaker amplifier; they succeeded with ML2611. This single chip contains stereo-playback capable DAC (Digital Audio Converter), 3D surround functionality, and a ...

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Shuttle SDXI series definately not for n00bs

It’s the quote from the Shuttle web site that best wraps up what this blazing hot computer is: This isnt your mothers XPC… Only the 1337 apply. Intimidating? A bit, but you can handle it. This small form factor machine boasts an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor, two AMD ATI Radeon X1950 Pro CrossFire graphics cards, two 10,000RPM Western ...

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Home webcam 3D image scanning, because you can’t trust the mirror

We are sick and tired about hearing our girlfriends complain about how the mirror at our houses make them look fat. We are also sick of not being able to accurately create ourselves in video and pc games that should be more personalized. We soon might have an answer for both. The Institute of Robotics and Process Control, has created ...

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