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Anthology Solutions Yellow Machine Review

Anthology Solutions Yellow Machine Review

We firmly believe in the importance of keeping your important files backed up, and we also think you can never have too much storage space, so we were pleased to get our hands on the Yellow Machine from Anthology Solutions which boasts a massive 1000 Gigabytes (1 Terabyte) of storage space (and is also available in a 1.6 Terabyte version).

The Yellow Machine is more than just a network storage device though: it also can act as the entry point to your home or small office network with a built-in 8 port Ethernet hub, firewall and proxy server.

And did we mention that it looks nice?

Read on for the rest of the review......

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Posted October 27, 2005

Archos Gmini XS 100 3GB MP3 Player

Archos Gmini XS 100 3GB MP3 Player

Archos have announced their new 3GB MP3 player: the Gmini XS 100.

The Gmini XS 100 has a 3GB hard drive in a package comparable in size to the ipod mini: 3.6" x 1.7" x 0.5” and 2.8oz, and is very competitively pticed at $179.

Other features of the Gmini XS 100 are 4 colors (blue, pink, black, and silver), USB 2.0, support for MP3 WMA and WAVEm 1.5" greyscale 128 x 128 LCD, and 14hr battery life.

If you are looking for an inexpensive MP3 player but need more space than a flash based player this could be a good choice.

(more from Archos)

Posted May 11, 2005

Xbox 360 Leaks

xbox 360 leaks

Lots of leaks concerning the Xbox 360 and Gaming Horizon has summarized them well:

16:9 HD Game Play
3 USB 2.0 Ports
Support for 4 Wireless Controllers
Detachable 20GB Hard-drive
Wi-Fi Ready
3 PowerPC CPUs at 3.2GHz
500 Mhz ATI GPU
512 MB GDDR3 Ram

(lots more at Gaming Horizon)

Posted May 10, 2005

Gateway 6GB MP3 Photo Jukebox

Gateway 6GB MP3 Photo Jukebox

Gateway have tried firing a shot across the bows of apple and the ipod mini by launching the Gateway 6GB MP3 Photo Jukebox, unfortunately the shot appears to have misfired.

Technically the Photo Jukebox is nice with a 6gb hard drive, 1.6" 128 x 128 pixel color LCD, USB 2.0, sync with Microsoft Media Player 10, and 8 to 10 hr battery life, all in a 3.8 x 2.3 x 0.7 inch 3.4oz $249 package.

Visually though the Photo Jukebox just doesn't do it for me, the screen is to small to see anything and the controls look fiddly. Gateway should have stuck with the all metal look of their 4GB model.

(more at Gateway)

Posted May 9, 2005

Creative Muvo Mix (iPod Shuffle Competitor)

Creative Muvo Mix (iPod Shuffle Competitor)

Creative have come out with a competitor to the iPod Shuffle, trying to grab some of the shuffles reported 50+% market share of the flash MP3 market.

The Muvo Mix comes in 4 flavors: 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, and 512MB, is 2.87" x 1.38" x 0.63" and weighs 1.39oz.

Posted May 9, 2005

Xbox 360 First Photo

Xbox 360 First Photo

Engadget has scored a coup with the first photo of the Xbox 360, apprently taken by someone with a cameraphone at the Xbox 360 Revealed launch party in Los Angeles.

Looks vaguely mac-like to us.

(via Engadget)

Posted May 8, 2005

PalmOne LifeDrive on Amazon

PalmOne LifeDrive on Amazon

The PalmOne LifeDrive has shwon up on amazon with the following description:

The LifeDrive mobile manager from palmOne is the perfect companion for your digital lifestyle. With a 4 GB hard drive, extra-sharp high-resolution color display and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, you can easily manage, access and share your documents and media files. Includes email support, plus MP3 player and photo viewer.Drag and drop thousands of files from your PC. LifeDrive Manager does the synchronizing for you, preserving your PC's directory structure and ensuring you always have the most recent versions of your documents safely with you. You can store and access years of email, thousands of documents, presentations and photos, hundreds of songs and hours of video... The non-volatile memory keeps your information safe.Stay connected via your mobile phone or at public Wi-Fi hotspots. Access your POP, IMAP and Exchange email accounts and browse the web. Or, use Bluetooth to connect to compatible devices nearby.View photos and videos with the palmOne Media application. And enjoy all the songs in your personal music collection with on-board support for MP3 files. Rehearse your PowerPoint presentation, on your way to a meeting. Keep all of your important Word and Excel documents at your fingertips. Synchronize and view an Acrobat file.

Posted May 8, 2005

Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 Dual Core Processor

Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 Dual Core Processor

Tech Report has reviewed the first dual-core processor from Intel: the Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 Dual Core Processor.

The 840 is Intel's current flagship desktop processor featuring a pair of Prescott 3.2GHz Pentium 4 cores each with 1MB of L2 cache, and buying one will hit your wallet for a hefty $999.

Is it worth that major moolah?, the answer is yes if you need speed and your applications support threading, but try running older non-threading applications and you will be left in the dust compared to a good Athlon 64.

(Full Review at Tech Report)

Posted May 7, 2005

PalmOne LifeDrive

PalmOne LifeDrive

Looks like Brighthand got the scoop on the PalmOne LifeDrive, Palm's new high-end handheld that is the first handheld with a built-in hard drive (come on Microsoft: where are the Pocket PCs with this hardware??).

The current rumored spec is as follows: 415Mhz Xscale processor, PalmOS Garnet, 32 or 64MB RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, SD card slot, 320 x 480 pixel display, and a 4GB Hitachi hard drive.

The LifeDrive is expected to be 4.7 x 2.8 x 0.8 inches in size, will weigh in at 6.8oz, and will cost around $500.

No word yet on the hit the battery life takes from the hard drive.

(via Brighthand)

Posted May 6, 2005

LG Plasma HDTV with DVR

LG Plasma HDTV with DVR

LG has introduced a couple of new plasma HDTVs with built in DVR (digital video recorders).

While these look pretty we don't think this is a step in the right direction as there will always be problems with the cable and satellite providers trying to control everyone's TV experience.

These TV work with the "industry standard" CableCARD, the same CableCARD system that nearly every US cable and satellite provider is ignoring. A perfect example of this is Time Warner Cable who have a webpage devoted to proving how limited CableCARD is and how you are better off with their set-top box. The main downside of CableCARD is that it is one-way only so you can't get Pay-Per-View or your cable companies program guide.

Other downsides to these TVs are their cost ($15k for 60-inch and $8k for 50-inch) and small storage capacity (just 12 hrs of HDTV).

We think this is convergence gone wrong and that for the same amount of money you could get a great LCD TV along with a terabyte sized storage solution and a media center PC.

(via Gear Live)

Posted May 5, 2005
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