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Chargers on the go - Motorola P790 vs. Exspect ReCharge4

Review Are you one of those people who live and die by your mobile phone? Or your PDA? Or your PSP? Does the world collapse around you when it runs out of power? Fret not, as from now on this is only a distant memory. Both Motorola and Exspect are now shipping mobile battery chargers, but are they all they're cracked up to be... …

Mobiboo UTstarcom F3000 Wi-Fi VoIP phone

Review Most Wi-Fi VoIP phones on the market today are designed to work with Skype, and almost all of them a candybar handsets. Not so the UTstarcom F3000, which UK VoIP company Mobiboo is pitching as the Mobiboo 3000. It not only works with the standard SIP VoIP protocol but it's also a clamshell handset... Mobiboo_F3000 If you …
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Netgear SPH101 Wi-Fi Skype phone

Review To date you've been very much PC-bound if you wanted to use Skype for making VoIP calls, something that has limited its appeal to a degree. Not so any more, as the first set of Wi-Fi phones for Skype has hit the market and Netgear was the first to submit one to Reg Hardware for review... Netgear_sph101_left The not so …

Ageia preps PCI Express games physics card

Physics processor chip specialist Ageia is about to launch a PCI Express version of its PhysX card, the company told Reg Hardware today. Considering that Ageia had PCI-E and PCI production samples in March, it's a wonder it has taken them this long to announce product. Ageia admitted there won't be any performance benefits …
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Sony Ericsson and Fossil launch Bluetooth watches

Today Sony Ericsson announced its MBW-100 Bluetooth 2.0 watch which it has developed together with Fossil. The watch features analogue dials and a small OLED screen. With the MBW-100 you can accept incoming calls and control the MP3 playback features of your Sony Ericsson Bluetooth-equipped mobile phone. Sony_Ericsson_MBW- …

T-Mobile launches Motorola KRZR in the UK

T-Mobile is the first network in the UK to announce the new Motorloa KRZR - or the K1 as it's also known. Just 4.2cm wide, this slimmed down version of the RAZR offers superior features such as a two megapixel camera and Bluetooth wireless stereo. motorola_krzr_open At a mere 10.3 x 42 x 1.6cm, the KRZR is a dinky phone, …
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Nokia opens up on N75 multimedia flipper

In addition to the phones announced earlier today, Nokia also unveiled the N75 in New York. This S60 phone has front mounted music controls and an external 1.36 in (160 x 128 pixel) display which allows you to control your music playback without having to open the flip. The N75 will play back MP3, M4A, AAC, eAAC+ and WMA files …

Nokia to integrate satnav into N-series devices

Nokia last week kicked off its plan to build GPS-based satellite navigation technology onto its N-series "multimedia computer" handsets with the acquisition of German route-planning software developer Gate5. Gate5 has produced route-planning software since the late 1990s and has developed software for several platforms …

ATI shows Dell XPS 700 with X1950 XTX CrossFire

IFA 06 Reg Hardware spotted a Dell XPS 700 powered by an ATI X1950 XTX CrossFire setup on ATI’s stand at IFA. Rather interestingly this configuration is not as yet available from Dell and indicates the use of a different motherboard than the Nvidia one in the current XPS 700 systems. Dell_XPS_CrossFire Current models of the XPS …
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LG shows off 32in 3D display

IFA 06 3D displays have been long coming, but the models so far have been fairly small in size and have been fairly unimpressive. However, LG showed of a 32in 3D display at IFA in Berlin which did quite a good job of adding to the depth of field. LG_3D_TV The only downside was the 4m ideal viewing distance, although this shouldn' …
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Sandisk unveils V-mate MPEG-4 recorder

IFA 06 Sandisk_V-mate Sandisk has launched its new V-mate MPEG-4 video recorder for mobile devices this weekend at IFA. It allows you to record your favourite TV programs or any other kind of video straight onto a memory card, much like the Neuros MPEG-4 recorder. The V-mate offers the ability to select the playback device and will …

LG shows off skinny HSDPA clamshell

IFA 06 LG has presented its upcoming 'super 3G' clamshell handset - a slimline phone that may ship as part of the company's Chocolate line - at a sneak peek event it the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. LG_U830 The U830 is a very thin clamshell model with HSDPA support. It may well be Chocolate-branded by the time it …
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VIA socket-479 CPU appears in Japan

VIA has been very quiet recently, especially in the UK. Although it had a stand at Computex this year, there was really very little in terms of new products on display. Then, out of nowhere, this socket-479 processor appears on a Japanese website, without any mention of it from VIA. Admittedly, VIA seems to have been …
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Sony unveils world's smallest projector

We're still a while away from a pocket projector, but Sony's new pint sized offering isn't far off the mark. At 410cc it fits easily in the palm of your hand and would tuck away into most brief cases or handbags. The projector uses 14 LEDs as its light source, which means it will draw a fairly small amount of power compared to …
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Watercooled motherboard from Asus

Computex 2006 Asus has managed to find a cooling solution for its next generation high-end motherboards, using a very small integrated pump and water reservior. The rather large radiator also works as a heatsink for the MOSFETs, which are part of the power regulation on the motherboard and generally get very hot. asus_watercooled_chipset …
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AverMedia shows Mac USB TV-tuner

Computex 2006 AverMedia is one of the first companies to pick up on the increasing ease of making Mac-compatible products, and announced it will soon have drivers ready for one of its USB TV tuners to allow it to work with Macs. avermedia_mac_tv_tuner AverMedia claimed the product is the smallest USB TV-tuner to date. It looks much like …
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Adata shows solar powered USB memory key

Computex 2006 So you'd thought there wouldn't be any new ideas for USB memory keys...think again. Adata showed off a solar powered model at Computex, though the solar cells only power the small LCD display - but as this only draws tiny amounts of power to show you how much capacity you've got left, there's no need for a battery. …
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Working dual X1600XT from GeCube

Computex 2006 GeCube joined Asus in showing a dual X1600XT at Computex, but says its card could hit the streets as soon as next month. Reg Hardware was informed that GeCube's design (which differs to that used by Asus) means the card can actually work in CrossFire mode, something the Asus card currently can't do. Interestingly, the GeCube …
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Nvidia talks Purevideo HD

Computex 2006 Nvidia was talking up Purevideo HD at Computex last week, saying you can now purchase machines that support the Purevideo HD technology. Nvidia's GeForce 7950GX2 seems to be its first product that is universally enabled for HDCP. The reason for this is quite simple. Nvidia has had HDCP compliant GPUs for some time and most …
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DVB-H on display

Computex 2006 Philips ran live DVB-H demos during Computex, showing just how close the technology is to entering at least a test phase with operators. The picture quality on the devices was impressive, but far more interesting was the fact that Philips has an SDIO solution for devices without a built-in tuner. philips_dvb-h The SDIO …
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PC-less VoIP Wi-Fi phone

Computex 2006 A little-known company called BCM used Computex to show a multi-format VoIP Wi-Fi phone based on the Windows CE kernel. The WLAN800I is compatible with Skype, SIP services, MSN Talk and MSN Messenger. WLAN800 There’s no need for a PC for it to function, all you need is an 802.11b/g wireless access point connected to the …

Shuttle readies CrossFire XPC

Computex 2006 Shuttle's new XPC SD37P2 with CrossFire support - the follow-up to last year's SLI-enabled XPC - was shown up and running at Computex this week. It’s built in the new P2 series of chassis. it’s based on the i975X chipset and it features dual x16 PCI Express slots. There are also four DIMM slots for DDR 2 memory, it’s Core 2 …

Intel does HD with G965 chipset

Computex 2006 Although Intel officially announced the P965 chipset yesterday, today's press briefing contained some further information about the other chipsets in the 965 family, aka 'Broadwater'. Intel talked about the G965 for Viiv and Q965 for vPro. As we reported earlier, the integrated graphics core will indeed be known as GMA X3000 for …

Leadtek rebuts Foxconn handover claim

Computex 2006 Leadtek has denied claims it is to quit the graphics card market in favour of manufacturing partner Foxconn, which yesterday used the Computex 2006 show in Taipei to announce it will begin selling Nvidia-based cards under its own name. In an email sent out by a Leadtek today, the company quoted a message posted on a DailyTech …

Nvidia nForce 590 mobos shown by ECS and DFI

Computex 2006 ECS and DFI were the first motherboard manufacturers to have Intel-oriented nForce 590 SLI-based boards on display at Computex. ECS has one board mounted on the wall together with an array of other motherboards, but it was clear that this was not an ECS motherboard due to the colour scheme. ECS openly admitted that it was indeed …

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