Category Archives: Misc. Hardware

2.5-inch Hard Drive Shortage in 3Q 2008?

Could the rise in popularity of netbooks / sub-notebooks such as the HP 2133 Mini-Note cause an overal shortage in the global supply of 2.5-inch hard drives later this year? That’s what DigiTimes is reporting – with the increase in … Continue reading

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Netflix Player by Roku

Quite a few of us have Netflix accounts (Netflix is a online DVD rental company – they mail DVDs out to you, you watch them, send them back in the pre-paid mailer and then get a new one). Netflix and … Continue reading

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VIA and Nvidia: Ultramobile VN Platform

NVidia and VIA Technologies are working on a new platform, the VN Platform, targeted towards smaller laptops and UMPCs, and competing against Intel’s nettop, netbook and Mobile Internet Device (MID) initiatives. It will use VIA’s existing C7 CPUs, as well … Continue reading

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Laptop Batteries: Safer, 30% More Energy?

Within the near future, a new development in Lithium-Ion batteries could improve battery life for laptops, or it could create a situation where batteries are smaller. The researchers are talking about a 30% increase in energy, not to mention safer, … Continue reading

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Fujitsu Q2010 – Better Microphone For Better Calls

Interesting article over at CNET News – Fujitsu is one of the first to put a “high performance digital microphone” in their new ultraportable notebook, the LifeBook Q2010. Continue reading

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