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Slimmer, smaller, sleeker... better. That's the going mantra in consumer electronics, with storage always aiming to be smaller and yet bigger than in the past. The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) has just announced it has finalized a new version of its Universal Storage Module (USM) standard that enables consumers to simply and easily increase the storage capacity of their mobile devices. The USM Slim specification defines a thinner, 9mm dimension, making it an ideal storage solution for ultrabooks, tablets and other portable devices. And as you can imagine, with those very segments... Read more...
Thin is in, playa, and everywhere you turn someone's touting an ultra-slim notebook. That includes MSI, which just announced its new X370 laptop with a super thin profile and long 10-hour battery life. This thing measures a scant 324 (W) x 227 (D) x 22.8 (H) millimeters, or for those of you who shake an angry fist at the metric system, that's roughly 12.76 x 8.94 x 0.89 inches. With battery, the X370 weighs just 1.4kg (3.08 pounds). Not bad for a Windows-based, 13.4-inch notebook that dances the line between a netbook and a full-sized notebook. Powering the X370 is AMD's dual-core E350 processor... Read more...
It was just a matter of time, but the defective Nvidia mobile GPUs that keep coming to light in a growing number of laptops models have finally made the unfortunate leap to desktops. Hewlett-Packard (HP) is reporting that 38 different models in its Slimline Desktop PC line are potentially affected by possibly defective Nvidia-based GPUs. HP reports that the affected models "may not boot or may not display video," and has implemented a "Limited Warranty Service Enhancement" that "provides for a motherboard replacement at no charge for 12 months from the date your one-year Hardware Limited Warranty... Read more...
Those of us who try to make excuses for not jogging or working out at the gym because we "are always active during the day" will either be proved or disproved by the Seiko SlimStick.  More than just a pedometer, it keeps track of your every movement and determines exactly how many calories are burned.The exercise monitor is about the size of a pack of gum and utilizes dual-axis accelerometers to track the magnitude of your movements. The SlimStick counts burned calories, the amount of time you were active for, and the number of steps walked.  All of this data will be processed to create... Read more...
At Taiwan's Computex expo, Toshiba took the wraps off its Dynabook SS RX1, which they assert is one of the slimmest complete notebooks ever. The notebook includes an ultra-slim DVD RW optical drive whose internal organs have been trimmed down, but without compromising strength. At its thinnest, it stands at just 0.77 inches (1.96 cm for those of us who use the metric system). "The company also notes that the use of a 64GB solid-state hard drive option -- also a first for notebooks -- brings the weight down to as little as 1.86 pounds with every feature intact."" The 12-inch widescreen... Read more...
Toshiba is offering what they tout as the world's first slim form factor HD DVD-RW ( rewriteable) drive suitable for laptop PCs. It will read and write both single and dual layer HD DVD disks, as well as DVDs  and CDs.  It might help the HD DVD format a little in its battle with Blu-Ray to become the standard format for large media files. ...the single- and double-layer HD DVD discs are already available in capacities of 15GB and 30GB respectively, while triple- layer HD DVD Rom discs, to offer up to 51GB, are presently under development, and will be available later this year.... Read more...
 Samsung's new display is just 0.82mm thick Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world's largest provider of thin-film transistor, liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels announced today that it has developed the thinnest reported LCD panel, one no thicker than a credit card at 0.82mm, which is 0.07mm thinner than the panel previously reported to be the world's slimmest. The company also announced that it has developed a new mobile technology, which it is calling, "i-Lens", for integrating the entire panel assembly, including a protective layer, into a single, thinner module that is more... Read more...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cingular Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. wireless service, said on Monday it would sell a slim cell phone from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. with a computer-like keyboard and a music and video player aimed at attracting both business and consumer customers. The BlackJack, the latest device with both entertainment and business features such as e-mail, follows the footsteps of the "Q" phone from Motorola Inc. and the Pearl from Research In Motion Ltd., both launched earlier this year. Cingular, a venture of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp., said the phone, which runs software... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces New Ultra-Slim Mini-Kart USB Flash Drives Thin Enough to Store in Your Wallet OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the second addition to their reputable flash product line-the OCZ Mini-Kart USB 2.0 Flash Drive series. The ultra-slim design of the Mini-Kart makes data storage and transferring easier and more portable than ever. The OCZ Mini-Kart is the ideal solution for anyone seeking ultimate portability with their personal USB flash drive; The lightweight Mini-Kart housing is 2.8mm... Read more...
Network media players have been making huge waves in the mainstream community, and ThinkCE.net got their hands on a slick little player called the Slim Devices Squeezebox. This handy little device allows you enjoy music from the comfort of your living room, even when your computer is off!Media, over the past few years all different types have been flooding our lives, from music to video we see it everyday. There are services to download music and video now. We have MP3 players and media players. This past year we have seen the introduction of network media players. These players are very big and... Read more...
Good morning friends, I am glad to see you are back :)  Things around the HH lab are shaping up to be a busy day.  With most of the team grinding away on their respective reviews I am sure the Mr. Coffee is going to get a through workout today.  Speaking of which, go grab a cup of joe and settle in.  Here is your AM shot...  ABIT AV8Pro Motherboard Review @ HardOCP.com "ABIT did a masterful job in designing and implementing the AV8, making a very solid foundational board with which to launch their socket 939 based offerings. The board's stability and performance was... Read more...