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Utilite – This ARM Based Computer from Compulite is only $99

Utilite-640x266Utilite, the newest ARM based computer from Compulite, runs either Android or Ubuntu. This thin, sleek looking device packs up to a quad-core Cortex-A9 processor, with up to 512GB of SSD storage.

An awesome step forward for those looking for a smaller “pc-like” device that can control their media, speakers, and much more. For only $99 bucks, this ARM based computer, and other similar devices, definitely have the potential to even further erode desktop PC sales. It might not replace workstations, but today’s average users are leaning more and more towards smaller, faster, multi-function devices than ever before.

To see detailed specs and read the full review click here.

Microsoft’s Secret Tablet Revealed

This beautifully designed tablet features dual 7-inch screens and a multi-touch interface. Sounds like a dream list of the long rumored Apple Tablet, but it’s not. These are just some of the features of the Courier, Microsoft’s new secret tablet.

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The most stunning feature is the dual 7-inch screens, making this more a Booklet than a Tablet. They are multi-touch, designed for writing, drawing, and flicking with a finger or a stylus. They are connected with a single home button. (more…)

Archos Announces New Android Powered Internet Tablet

Having been only two weeks since we posted the best alternatives to the iPod, Archos, one of the frontrunners, had to go and release their new Archos 5 Internet Tablet. It is a pretty amazing device that promises incredible possibilities.

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So what makes this new device so special? Several reasons, but the first standout is Android. (more…)

The BookArc Turns Your Macbook into a Desktop

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A few weeks ago, we told you about the Backpack shelf for you iMac. Now we bring you the BookArc, a sleek and aesthetically pleasing product acts as a desktop stand for your Macbook.

Apart from freeing up valuable desk space, the BoookArc turns your Macbook into a mini-desktop tower. (more…)

Win a Free 1 Terabyte Hard Drive from The Social Network for Computer Enthusiasts

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SpeedingComputer.com, the social network for computer enthusiasts, is giving away some cool prizes including a free 1 Terabyte hard drive.  At Speeding Computer, “people come together to share, discuss and even show off the latest hardware, software and technology.” It is the hot new destination for all things computer related, and they have been creating quite a bit of buzz online.

Check out the social network for computers yourself, or click here to enter to win a free 1TB Hard Drive.

What to Expect at the September 9th Apple Event

Apple’s annual event was recently confirmed, and with the 9th less than a week away, I thought it would be wise to give a run-down of rumors and predictions to what will be released. A flurry of information will surely be leaked as the days continue, but here’s what’s going on right now.

  • iPodiPod
    Seeing as this has historically been when the iPods are updated, and the invite gives no indication to being any different, there are loads of rumors involving the iPods. Some believe that the iPod Classic will be discontinued. I think it will receive the standard upgrade of a hard drive boost (to 160 GB), while remaining the same price.
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    As for the iPod Touch, the rumors abound that it will receive a camera. I’m hesitant to agree because it is one of the few features that separates it from the iPhone, but I believe we will see it added. I also think it will receive a storage boost to 64 GB.
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    From leaked images of new iPod Nano cases, many also believe they will receive cameras. I don’t particularly understand the reasoning of the addition, but I could definitely see it happening. They should also see a storage bump to 32 GB, though the 8 GB model may remain at a lower price point, say just under that psychological barrier of $100.
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    With the iPod Shuffle having been updated just last March, it is doubtful that we will see any changes to it. If there are, it would probably be only a price decrease.
  • Apple TV
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    The Apple TV is long overdue for an update and the current rumors are that the 40 GB version will be phased out and the 160 GB version will receive a lower price. I could see that happening. But, I can also see them not even mentioning it at the event and just making the change when the Apple Store is back up.
  • iTunes
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    It is very likely that we will see iTunes updated to version 9. What features it heralds are still debated though. The most likely are Blu-ray media support and visual organization of iPhone and iPod Touch apps. There is also speculation of some form of social integration, and while I would not put it past them I am hesitant to believe it.
  • iPad (Aka Apple Tablet)
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    The big kahuna is the Apple Tablet, or iPad or Macbook Touch, whatever you want to call it. In my mind, I believe that we will one day see this device, but not on the 9th. This seems more like a MacWorld announcement. Yes, yes, I know they are no longer attending MacWorld, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have their own event around that time. I say we won’t see this until January at the earliest.
  • Mac
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    Because it is an iPod event, I doubt we will see any changes to any Macs. However, there are rumors that the MacBook line, which currently only contains one model, will be fleshed out and receive some new models, perhaps under the $999 entry-level price, to compete with budget PC notebooks.
  • Beatles
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    Every year people ask and with all the press around The Beatles Rock Band being released the same day, now is as good as time as ever. So, will we finally see the Beatles added to the iTunes Store? Probably not. Does anyone really care anymore? After all these years of waiting, is there anyone who doesn’t already have some digital copy of their library?
  • Steve Jobs
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    With him having been back since June, I think it is very likely that he will if not lead the event, at least make an appearance. Don’t expect him to say anything about his absence, except perhaps a one or two-line joke.

What do you want to see updated at the event? Let us know in the comments.

The New Nokia “Booklet 3G” Netbook Coming this September

Nokia Booklet 3GThere was a rumor about this a few months back. Now it is here! Nokia officially unveiled its newest product – a laptop! It goes by with the name Booklet 3G, with over 12 hours of battery life.

Yes, this laptop, which is supposed to be different when compared to the other netbooks in the market, has features better than many netbooks. It has a 10.1 inch display, with high resolution, powered by an Atom processor, integrated 3G wireless system, and get this: a hot-swappable SIM card. The 2 cm, 1.25kg aluminum body also houses common features such as Bluetooth, WiFi, A-GPS, HDMI output, and a nice 12 hour battery life. (more…)

Backpack Gives You Shelf Storage for Your iMac

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With Apple even approving to carry this gadget on their online and brick-and-mortar stores, it is a given that even the revered company sees the usefulness of this product. This peripheral is cleverly called the BackPack. It is a simple solution for your other gadgets that connects to your iMac like external hard drives, USB hubs, your favorite plastic toys, or pretty much just about anything that you wish to put on the back of your iMac.

BackPack is a dead-simple solutions that fastens tot he back of the new Cinema Displays and iMac’s aluminum stem through non-scratch clips. It costs $30 for a single shelf and $150 for a pack of six. (more…)

Netbook Roundup: 5 of The Best Netbooks On the Market

Netbooks are an emerging market of laptops that focus primarily on Internet access such as browsing, e-mailing, and cloud computing. In a sea of sameness, it becomes the minute details that make one Netbook better or worse than another. When looking for a new netbook it is important to take into consideration the less advertised features: keyboard size and feel, camera megapixels, and battery size.

The specs listed below are just the base models and they can be widely customized—for example, some come with Windows XP, some can be installed with Ubuntu, some with SUSE Linux; most also have solid-state drive versions; and most come in a wide variety of colors.

We’ve done the reasearch, and here is a look 5 of the best notebooks on the market.

  1. Acer Aspire One – $349Acer Aspire OneThe Aspire One from Acer comes standard with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1 GB RAM (upgradable to 2 GB), 10.1″ 1024 × 600 display, an 89% of full-size keyboard, a 160 GB HDD, only a .3 megapixel camera, Windows XP or Linpus Linux Lite, 3 USB ports, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth, a 5-in-1 card reader, and a 3-cell battery (upgradable to a 6-cell.) Configured with the 3-cell battery it weighs 1.33 kg.
  2. Asus EEEPC - $329EEEPC 1000haASUS was the leader of the market with the EEEPC. Their 1000H netbook features a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM (again upgradable to 2GB), a 10.1″ 1024 × 600 display, a 160GB HDD, a 1.3 megapixel camera, Windows XP, a 92% sized keyboard, Bluetooth, 802.11n, and a 6-cell battery which the claim offers 9.5 hours. With the 6-cell battery it weighs 1.45 kg and measures 26.6 × 19.12 × 2.85 cm.
  3. Dell Mini – $299Dell MiniThe Dell Mini comes standard with a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, a 10.1″ 1024 × 576 display, HDMI port, a 160GB HDD, WiFi b/g, a 3-cell battery, Windows XP or Ubuntu, and a 1.3 megapixel camera. It can be vastly improved and customized, at a premium, by Dell, upgrading to a faster 1.6GHz processor, 2GB RAM, adding Bluetooth, a 6-cell battery, 802.11 n, and 3G connectability through Verizon’s EVDO network. One of the lighter netbooks, the Dell Mini weighs in at 1.2 kg. A side note, the Dell Mini is a favorite of those attempting to make a “Hackintosh”—a netbook running Mac OS X. (more…)

High-Tech Meets High Fashion: 13 Gadgets By Brand Name Designers

Fashion and Technology both commonly focus on innovation. Luckily for us consumers, these two worlds have been on constant dialogue these days – giving us innovative products but with design aesthetics. In what is called a blend of the ‘commercial and fantastical’, collaboration between top electronic firms and high fashion connoisseurs have proven to be an upside in both industry. We will be looking at 13 of the sought-after fashion-electronic-gadget collaborations currently available in the market.


1.  USB Sunglasses by Calvin Klein

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Want to look chic while keeping your personal data safe and sound? These new sunglasses from Calvin Klein have a USB drive hidden in the arm, letting you store info and protect your eyes from UV rays at the same time.

Calvin Klein are justifying the price of these cool shades by upping it with a feature that you would otherwise find hard to even think of. A USB drive lodges in one of the arms of the frame of these cool glares. Adding to the spice are the cool lenses that can safely keep your eyes out of harms way and assure that you have 4GB of memory with you whenever the sun shines bright. There’s nothing as cool as taking your glares off and connecting them to your computer to download your songs. With 4GB storage capacity, this eyewear, which is priced at $199, is definitely a sure treat. (more…)