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Fujitsu PalmSecure mouse: palm vein authentication system

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] We already published about the Fujitsu PalmSecure technology in July 2006. At that time, it was meant to be an enterprise technology for ATMs. Fujitsu told us that they are showing the mouse for the first time in the USA at CES. The scanner...

Asus Eee with WiMax – Hands-On

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] Asus has announced that it will put its weight (alongside Intel and Sprint) behind WiMax and is committed to support WiMax by offering WiMax enabled computers at affordable price. For most Asus computers, “affordable” means...

LG 4.8-inch UMPC – Wow!

01/08/2008, This 4.8” Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) from LG is quite interesting. It looks a little like the OQO. It connects using HSDPA (or WiFi), runs Windows Vista and it is reasonably fast for productivity apps like email and web browsing. It is built on...

Toshiba Satellite P205D 17-inch Desktop Replacement

01/07/2008, The Satellite P205D is beefy enough to replace desktop machines for a large number of PC users. Its 17” display is comfortable enough for productivity tasks or photo-editing. There is ample RAM memory and the hard drive has a decent size. The price...

Toshiba Satellite U305 Thin and Light Notebook

01/07/2008, [CES 2008] The Toshiba Satellite U305 offers a good compromise between (relative) performance and price. It has a weight and feature set that would make it comparable with variants of the Sony Vaio SZ. However, the Satellite U305 sells for a much lower...

NVIDIA Announces Hybrid SLI, Increases Performance, Saves Power

01/07/2008, [CES 2008] A number of computers have two types of graphics processors: a fast one (or more), in a discrete graphics card and a more basic one, in the chipset that is soldered on the motherboard (called integrated GPU). Most of the time, the integrated...

Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] The Qosmio line of portable computer has been synonymous of high performance and great design ever since it came out. The Qosmio G45-AV690 is no different: it pushes the boundary of the media center laptop. We particularly liked the Rewritable...

Logitech diNovo Mini – First Hands-On!

01/05/2008, [CES 2008] The Logitech diNovo Mini is a Media Center remote control that features a full QWERTY keyboard and looks good on the coffee table. (Ubergizmo’s photo gallery. Official photo gallery) When we got to play with the Logitech diNovo Mini, it was...

Logitech Harmony One – First Hands-On!

01/05/2008, [CES 2008] Today, Logitech is launching its ultimate universal remote, saying that it tooks 2 years of research and over 1000 participants in focus groups. The key feature of this elegant remote is the online database of 225,000 devices from more than...

Logitech Z Cinema Advanced Surround Sound System

01/05/2008, [CES 2008] Film buffs who are walking the budget tightrope can look forward to the Logitech Z Cinema Advanced Surround Sound System which claims to reproduce dialogue, symphonic film soundtracks, explosive gaming audio and subtle ambient sound accurately....

Genius Traveler 350

01/04/2008, I wonder how many people still use trackballs these days when it comes to computing – other than the industrial environment where the use of a mouse wastes space, there is very little need for a trackball in the home or at the office. Still, that...

Garmin unleash Mobile PC

01/03/2008, [CES 2008] Garmin has just announced the Garmin Mobile PC navigation package that automatically endows your notebooks with powerful navigation capability. Not only does Mobile PC provide a cheap avenue to extend the capability of your existing notebook,...

Lenovo Ideapad Y510, Y710

01/03/2008, [CES 2008] Lenovo (ex-IBM) is usually synonymous with very good quality business laptops with a boring (but efficient) design. Lenovo wants to change that and the “Idea” brand is how the company intends to enter the consumer market (which is...

HP MediaSmart TV

01/02/2008, HP plans to use its computer background to get an edge over the competing HDTV manufacturers: it plans to make its TV smarter, something that Samsung or LG might have hard time to do, due to a lack of software expertise. Only time will tell if that...