Sony launch third generation blu-ray recorder

September 24, 2008

Sony have launched their third generation internal Blu-ray Disc recorder model BWU-300S. It can burn 25GB in 15 minutes and 50GB in just 30 minutes, which should make backups faster for sure! Ships next month with the price at $400, can be pre-ordered now from the Sony site.

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Packard Bell “dot” 8.9-inch netbook announced

September 23, 2008

Packard Bell have followed the latest trend and have announced their the “dot” netbook. It features a Atom processor, 1 GB if RAM, 160GB HD space, web cam, 3g module and a 6-cell battery for improved battery life. Its priced at £315 and due for release in November this year! Its been a while since I’ve heard the name “Packard Bell”, whatever happened to them?

Latest MotorStorm Pacific Rift Screens

September 23, 2008

Over at kotaku, they’ve posted some new screenshots of the upcoming racer for the Playstation 3! The visuals look very impressive! jump for more screens.

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Samsung Armani Night Effect Mobile Pictured

September 22, 2008

Samsung and Armani have joined forced to release a sleek looking candybar phone called Samsung Armani Night Effect! reminds me of a Sony Ericsson phone, can’t remember which model though. Anyway, It should get a release around November priced at €300 ($439).

Key Features of Armani Night Effect:

  • a 2.2-inch OLED display
  • HSDPA support
  • 3.2-megapixel camera
  • multimedia player
  • FM radio tuner
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • USB 2.0
  • 120MB of internal memory
  • a microSD expansion slot

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LG launches W2271TC 22 inch webcam monitor

September 22, 2008

Today, LG announced their latest monitor the “LG W2271TC”, its pretty looking monitor with a in-built webcam, microphone and speakers, which helps to reduces wire clutter! The screen has black glossy frame and electric blue power button, nice huh!

LG W2271TC Webcam Monitor

The monitor has a contrast ratio of 20,000:1, which should offer gamers and film viewers improved viewing experience. NOT only that you can use the webcam for video conferencing or just to mess around on MSN video messenger.

Key specifications of the W2271TC monitor:

  • DFC ratio: 20,000:1
  • 5ms response time
  • High resolution: 1680 x 1050
  • Brightness: 300 nits
  • 170 degree viewing angle

This definitely is a space saver and looks pretty, don’t you think? oh nearly forgot to mention, its been announced for the UK only, pricing and availability to be confirmed.

LittleBigPlanet to lack online create mode on release

September 22, 2008

Well, what a disappointment! The LittleBigPlanet create mode which allows up to four users to create at the same time will only be available in off-line mode, with the online version becoming available via a patch sometime in the future.

I’ve already had a chance to play the game at the LittleBigPlanet store in Manchester UK, which only made me want it more!!! can’t wait for the release!!!!

The ability to create with your friends online will come as part of the first major update after the game is released,” Sam wrote. “Offline creating with up to 4 people on one PlayStation 3 however is available right from the get go.”

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New Optimus Aux shots posted

September 20, 2008

The new Optimus Aux keypad looks prtty sweeeet! but no doubt will come at a high price, then again if you have money to burn why not?! jump for more shots!

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Shuttle D10 desktop PC to be released this week

September 20, 2008

Shuttle will be launching their Shuttle D10 desktop PC this week. It should be available for under $500 but only in Japan and will come in a variety of configuration options. The design doesnt look quite right, the LCD seems out of place! don’t you think?

Shuttle D10

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Averatec Buddy 10.2 Inch netbook announced

September 19, 2008

Following the current trend, Averatec have announced their latest netbook “Averatec Buddy”. The specs favour portability more than anything else which means low specs! It should be priced at $449.99 on release.

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Playstation Home release date set for October?

September 19, 2008

Well, its not confirmed or anything but its a good possibility! Playstation Home Manager who goes by the alias “TedtheDog” writes in a post “2.5 is what we’re waiting for and ‘October’ is what I’ve heard, later October is my guess.”, now you might be wondering 2.5? well that should be the next firmware version.

It also looks like the Playstation Home Beta has been extended again with more users receiving an invite.

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