Practice safe mobile computing this Christmas

Subject: Mobile | December 14, 2009 - 11:14 AM |
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Thieves are always looking for an easy target, but the following two stories show that law-enforcement's efforts in prevention and tracking stolen laptops is getting equally crafty.

In the UK, a woman has been sentenced to jail for stealing a laptop thanks to evidence provided by a keylogger that was loaded and running while the thief was using the stolen goods. This in itself isn't newsworthy since we've heard about keyloggers catching thieves before.

Source: TG Daily

ASUS looks to beat Apple to the punch on a tablet PC

Subject: Mobile | December 10, 2009 - 01:44 PM |
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Yes, the Apple tablet doesn't really exist yet, but can't we all just assume that it will in the not too distant future?  Even if that "distant" is like 2011?  And even though a non-item has been making the world of tablets exciting again, at least there is something new cooking up.  The JooJoo tablet (ugh) seems to be making a big splash after ripping of the TechCrunch guys and we at PC Perspective are all for innovative new mobile designs. 

Source: engadget

Tablet PCs - the next mobile PC battleground

Subject: Mobile | December 10, 2009 - 10:15 AM |
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Netbook weary consumers take note, the next war in the mobile PC market is likely the tablet PC. With inexpensive OS alternatives, cheaper LCDs, proliferation of multi-touch components, and a recovering economy, you'll likely find manufacturers looking to expand their budget offerings.

Source: Pocket Lint

Give some sugar this Holiday!

Subject: Mobile | December 9, 2009 - 11:10 AM |
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Sugar Labs, the makers of the Sugar OS for the OLPC project, has released their OS bootable from a USB drive - or "Sugar on a Stick". The real potential of this is the ability to load a fool-proof OS onto a system without having to create an alternative boot partition.

Dell Vostro V13 Announced

Subject: Mobile | December 8, 2009 - 12:08 PM |
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It almost seemed like a fact of life: if you wanted a corporate laptop you’d have to settle for ugly and boring. Ironically, laptops have become a kind of status symbol – so what does your laptop say about your company? Today, Dell is announcing the new Vostro V13 laptop aimed squarely at the small-medium business segment.

Source: Dell

Pown your phone

Subject: Mobile | December 7, 2009 - 03:50 PM |
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The Nokia N900 is not your average cell phone, for one thing it is running Maemo 5, a flavour of Debian and it has a prominent X Terminal
icon that gives you access to a fully functional command line.  The apps are not only developed by you, the people of Nokia are working on programs for kite aerial photography, an Etch-A-Sketch, light graffiti, a wearable compass, and skateboarding.

Source: Extremetech

PCPer PSA: Protect yourself and your laptop this season

Subject: Mobile | December 7, 2009 - 02:30 PM |
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Not exactly your typical tech news, but one that's important to highlight. On December 4th, a man in Manchester was shot and killed for his laptop and cash.
This story is tragic and could happen to anyone given the current economic climate and the holiday season - you can bet crooks will be out looking for an easy mark.

Ready for 16TB SDXC cards? Intel has you covered, even if you're not!

Subject: Mobile | December 4, 2009 - 02:00 PM |
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With mobile devices gaining downloadable content, full-HD video recording, and digital cameras crossing the 20 MP mark, it's no wonder that once massive 16GB SDHC card suddenly feels inadequate. Thankfully Intel has you covered in the upcoming Arrandale mobile chipset which will support the new SDXC standard. SDXC has a whopping 16TB capacity (on paper), but at 300 MB/s you will be waiting a long time to transfer a high capacity card. I suspect we'll see a new standard before this maximum is reached.

Source: Daily Tech

Coming soon to a lap near you; in life like 3D!

Subject: Mobile | December 2, 2009 - 06:27 PM |
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The lyrically named Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165
sports an interesting feature you might not twig on to from the name, 3D vision.  Not the active kind that involves funky active shutter glasses, but the laid back passive 3D night at the movies type glasses.  You don't need anything special apart from the glasses either, Acer purports that this will turn any DVD into a 3D version of its self.  Drop by I4U to see the rest of its specs.

Source: I4U News

Travelling out of the Yukon and into the Congo

Subject: Mobile | November 27, 2009 - 02:10 PM |
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The new ultramobile CPU from AMD, codenamed Congo, has appeared in a new MSI Wind.  A 1.6GHz Athlon Neo X2 L335
processor along with the new 780M + SB710
chipset and a DX10 compatible ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200
power the 12.1" MSI Wind 12 U230.  HEXUS snagged this laptop just a hair over a month in advance of its release, to see if the lowered battery life is worth the performance increase from the dual core Athlon.

Source: Hexus