Samsung Unveils 830 Series SSD

Samsung has today announced a new line of solid state drives (SSD) the Samsung 830 Series. The new Samsung 830 Series SSDs builds on the success of Samsung’s 470 Series SSDs and provide full support for SATA’s 6Gbps max throughput. Making the new 830 Series capable of transfer speeds in the region of 500MB/s high sequential reads and 350MB/s write.

Samsung’s 830 Series SSD drives are encased in a brushed metal enclosure and are available in 64, 128, 256 and 512GB storage capacities.

Samsung 830 Series SSD

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Kanex’s C247DL Dual-link DVI Adapter Connects Your Old Mac, PC Or Game Console To Apple’s LED Cinema

If you would like to connect an older Mac machine or any device equipped with a DVI, even a PC with a decent graphics card installed,  to a new Apple’s LED Cinema display, the KanexDual-link DVI Adapter C247DL can help you out.

The Kanex C247DL is a Dual-link DVI with USB to Mini DisplayPort converter allowing easy connection to Apple’s LED Cinema Display. Converting the video signal from dual-link DVI and delivering resolutions up to 2560×1600 together with integrated audio using a USB connection.

Kanex C247DL

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Sony Announces PS3 Price Drop To $249

During its GamesCom presentation in Cologne, Germany today Sony announced it would be dropping the price of both its PS3 console models across all territories.

Now the Sony 160GB PS3 system will priced at $249 in the US, €250 in Europe, with immediate effect. The PS3 price will also drop to 24,980 yen in Japan but on August 18th. The 300GB PS3 model will be priced at $300 in the US, €300 in Europe, and 29,980 yen in Japan.


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Google Maps Android App Receives “Bubble Buttons” For Easier Navigation And Calls

If you use Google Maps on your Android device you might be interested in a new feature called “Bubble Buttons” which has arrived with the latest update from Google.

Bubble Buttons, as you can see in the image below, the larger buttons have now been added to map results enabling you to make a calls and navigate with ease on your Android smartphone.

Bubble Buttons Google Maps

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New-Look Wii Unveiled, Arriving In The UK For Christmas

A new redesigned Wii console has been unveiled, that will be shipping to UK stores in the next couple of months in preparation for the upcoming holiday season, according to the The Official Nintendo Magazine website.

As you can see from the new packaging photo below the new Wii has been designed to lay flat on a surface rather than stand upright. The new design may be in preparation for the release of new Wii U console which also sits flat on surfaces. Bringing the two consoles designs inline with each other.

New Wii

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Google Photovine Application Launches, Now Available For All To Download (video)

Google’s new photo sharing application Photovine, has today now moved out of its closed beta environment, and is available to everyone for download from the Apple iTunes App Store.

Photovine has been designed by Google to provide you with a new method of sharing images and viewing images from friends and family. Watch the video after the jump to see how the Google Photovine service works and understand how “vines” can be created to share information.

Google Photovine

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Scosche boomCAN Aluminium Portable Speakers (video)

If you are looking for a set of portable media speakers and prefer a design which doesn’t clip directly to your tablet like the Logitech Tablet Speaker featured earlier today. Scosche have unveiled a new set of speakers called boomCAN constructed from aluminium and equipped with 35mm drivers.

The Scosche boomCAN speakers can provide continuous playback for up to 7 hours using their internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which when flat can be recharged by a USB connection. Watch the promo video after the jump to see the Scosche boomCAN speakers put through their motions.

Scosche boomCAN

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MSI Launches Slim X460, X460DX 14″ Notebooks

MSI has this week added a couple of new notebooks to its range in the form of the MSI X460 and X460DX. That have been designed with mobile professionals in mind, with its thin and light design. Combining both sleek brushed metallic finishes together with performance from Intel’s latest Core processors.

The high specification MSI X460 model comes complete with a Intel Core i7-2630QM processor, supported by 6GB of DDR 3 RAM and graphics supplied by the integrated Intel HD 3000 GPU. The  slightly less powerful X460DX base model is equipped with a 2.1GHz Intel Core i3-2310M processor with 4GB of DDR3 RAM. But can be upgraded with optional processor upgrades if required.

MSI X460

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Linux Then And Now, 20 Years Of Linux (Infographic)

This Summer Linux turned 20 years old, growing from a hobby coding language into a Linux operating system we all rely on today. Thanks to Linus Torvalds, who made a bold decision to share his operating system with the world, and license it under the General Public License.

As part of the Linux Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebrations, during the recent LinuxCon in July 2011. The Foundation conducted a survey of the attendees and created an interesting infographic showing the changes within Linux and detailing Linux’s growth over the years. Enjoy!

You might also be interested in the  Linux Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebration video, showing how Linux disrupted a market and begun to change the world.


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Borderlands 2 Teaser Trailer (video)

Earlier this month game developers 2K Games and Gearbox announced that a sequel to the popular game Borderlands was currently being developed with an expected launch date somewhere between April 2012 and spring 2013. Following up on that announcement the team has now released a quick teaser video confirming their intentions. Watch the Borderlands 2 teaser video after jump.

Borderlands 2

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Apple Installing LTE Equipment, Possible 4G iPhone Arriving Soon?

Its seems that a major Apple store has received some LTE equipment installed by AT&T engineers, according to a source that has leaked the information to the Engadget website.

The new equipment installed in the Apple store supports the 700 megahertz band of spectrum, the same band that AT&T plans to use to roll its LTE network out, together with AWS bands, which are used by T-Mobile. Does this LTE installation mean a new 4G iPhone is ready for immanent launch?

Apple LTE

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ADATA Launches Rugged SH14 Portable External Hard Drive

If you are in the market for a rugged external hard drive, the new ADATA SH14 rugged portable hard drive launched by ADATA this week might well be worth a look. The new SH14 hard drive is enclosed within a super-tough exterior casing  constructed using a unique silicone material and providing a smooth surface texture. Together with military specification shock-resistant structure, coupled with water-resistant and impact-damping silicone shell.


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