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Sony Vaio P Clone Can’t Compete with the Original [Clones]

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So, the Sony Vaio P has a clone. Congrats, Sony! Too bad the mimicry ends with the aesthetics: The appearance is spot on, but the insides are decidedly sub-par. The Atom processor is a less powerful than the processor offered in the Vaio P, and the memory maxes out at 1GB. If you’re comparing, that’s a full GB short of the original

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Nokia Teases, Heavily, That C-Series Phones Are Launching at CeBIT [Nokia]

by on Feb.28, 2010, under 1d, 7d, Ads, age, Announcements, app, AR, Ati, Blockquote, C5, CeBIT, Cellphone, Cellphones, clear, Comment, Display, Ds, E3, Ea, engadget, Eu, Fcc, Gadget, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Ion, Isp, Leak, Leaks, Led, Lock, Make, Men, mobile, Mod, News, next, Nokia, One, Os, oss, Pack, phone, Phones, Pr, pre, Pro, Rc, Rf, Style, TI, Ui, War, what, Wise

Remember Nokia? They make cellphones (still!), and at CeBIT they’re hinting hard that two more, possibly the C5 and C6, are about to join their ranks. The hint was packaged in the Nokia Conversations newsletter. C if you can figure out what it is: “Of course, we don’t comment on rumours or leaks, but we are looking forward to C BIT for the next series of Nokia announcements

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Growin’ Up Speaker System Design Rooted in Trees [Speakers]

by on Feb.28, 2010, under 7d, Ads, age, AR, audio, Audiophiles, Birds, clear, design, Display, Ds, Ea, Eu, Face, Fun, Gadget, Gadgets, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home, Home Automation, Hp, Ion, Isp, Men, mid, Mod, One, Os, ps, PSP, Rc, Real, Red, Rf, Rim, S1, Sound, speaker, Speakers, Style, TI, tweet, Ui, Up, Ups, Via, Wood

“Larry, your new speakers look great, really they do. But…something’s off. I can’t put my finger on it, but they just sound, I dunno, kind of wooden . You know?” Because they’re inspired by trees! Haha

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UK Bill Would Outlaw Open Public Wifi Hotspots [WiFi]

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If passed, something called the Digital Economy Bill over in the U.K. could do the unthinkable in this, the digital age: Ban open wifi spots. The ban comes as part of a bill that seeks to limit copyright infringement, or something. In summary, schools, small businesses and even libraries would have to effectively become their own ISP and manage the wifi hotspot—or face hefty fines.

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ASUS Eee PC T101MT Convertible Struggles in Hands-On Preview [Asus Eee PC]

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When we previewed the Asus Eee PC T101MT convertible netbook/tablet earlier this month, it was just on paper. The plucky little netbook looked promising, for an Eee PC , but this latest string of hands-on previews is just plain ugly. The 10.1-inch touchscreen tablet portion, for example, struggles with basic tasks, touch recognition and responsiveness

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Motorized Lego Technic Avatar Helicopter is Grounded—For Now [Lego]

by on Feb.28, 2010, under 3D, 7d, Ads, age, ANT, app, AR, Avatar, clear, Display, Ds, E3, Ea, Eu, Ge, Gear, Gizmo, Hd, Helicopter, Helicopters, Hell, Home Automation, Isp, Lego, Light, Mic, Mod, One, power, Pr, pre, Rc, Red, Rf, Style, Technic, TI, Ui, Via, Video

Give this Lego Avatar helicopter a few aerodynamic tweaks, a slightly more powerful engine and a pilot spouting off canned, predictable dialogue, and I could easily see it taking flight, literally, to fight the Na’Vi. I mean, the rotors appear to be spinning at quite a clip in that video don’t they? Enough to sting a stray finger, in any event. Looks pretty sturdy too, which is incredibly important should the pilot happen to have a James Cameron-sized ego

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Naysayers Begin to Poo-Poo On Bloom Box’s Lofty Claims [Bloom Box]

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Well, that didn’t take long. Already analysts are crawling out of the woodwork to put the seemingly miraculous Bloom Box fuel cell in its place as yet another energy saving technology that won’t perform as advertised. This week it was IDC Energy Insights analyst Sam Jaffe, who said that while the fuel cell developed by Bloom Energy CEO K.R Sridhar and his team was definitely “not bogus,” it just doesn’t differentiate itself well enough from already available fuel cell technologies—especially as it pertains to price. And the device’s supposedly unique “fuel-switching” ability

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Apple Threatened Me With Legal Action For Selling a Broken Step From Their New York Store On eBay [Apple]

by on Feb.28, 2010, under 7d, Ads, age, Ai, Air, ANT, Ants, app, apple, Apple step ebay, Apple Store, AR, Art, Ati, broken, Broken stair, Broken step, Cases, Cia, clear, Clock, court, D3, dash, dev, development, Display, down, Ds, e1, Ea, ebay auction, Email, Eu, Face, Folding, Free, game, Ge, Gizmo, hal, hand, Hd, Home, Home Automation, Ion, Isp, ISS, Law, Led, Legal, Lock, Make, Mark burstiner, media, Men, Mit, Mlb, Mod, money, Ms, next, Nyt, One, Opera, operation, Os, oss, Oven, Ovi, phone, player, Pr, pre, price, Pro, Project m, ps, question, Rc, Real, Red, Rf, rtm, sage, security, sense, Sim, snap, Sound, sounds, stair, star, step, store, Stores, Style, Tat, ted, Tent, third, TI, time, Tip, Ui, Up, Via, War, Watch, what, Wise, woman

Last week we posted an eBay auction where the seller—an ex-employee of Apple—was selling a broken step from the Fifth Ave New York Apple store. Threatened with legal action, he was forced to remove it. Here’s his story. Hi.

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The World Cup Goes High-Tech [World Cup]

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From the ball to special uniforms that make you jump higher, this year’s World Cup could very well be the most techie soccer tournament the world’s ever seen. The ball, for example (called the Jabulani, fyi), isn’t stitched together—it’s thermally bonded. It’s also the roundest ball ever created for a World Cup

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Sprint Cuts Palm Pixi’s Price to $50 [PalmPixi]

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Capitalism! Sprint was cool offering Palm Pixi for $100, until Verizon’s Palm Pixi Plus slid in underneath at $79. Well Sprint’s having none of that, slashing the original Palm Pixi’s price to a mere $50 for new customers, after all of the rebates and contracts and what have you. Remember , the candybar Pixi doesn’t have Wi-Fi and has a slightly smaller screen than the Pre, but if you or someone you know isn’t quite ready for a big boy phone, a $50 Pixi could be hard to resist. Also remember , hard times ahead for Palm.

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