Norhtec Xcore Gecko Edubook Review — Runs on AA Batteries

ShareBy Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews
 
Sometimes the real surprising things in life come in small packages.  Particularly when they combine innovation, usefulness and amazing value for money.
 
I’m talking about the Norhtec Gecko Edubook.  This is a netbook aimed at a specific market: the same market as the OLPC which aims to bring a laptop to every [...]

This is Colossal News: OCZ Technology Announces 3.5″ 1TB Colossus SSDs

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Contributing Writer, RealTechNews
We love a scoop and they don’t come much bigger than this Ben Hur of SSD drives: OCZ huge 1 Terabyte Colossus. We’ve been promised a review unit within the next couple of weeks — the first one in Australia.
We’re cleaning out our biggest test machine to make room for this [...]

Axus FiT RAID Chassis – a review

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Contributing Writer, RealTechNews
Kevin Cheng reports:
From time to time DigitalReviews is approached to review products because of our reputation for unbiased, no holds barred reviews.  I have to admit that I never heard of Axus in my travels, but they have kindly provided two of their FiT RAID Series chassis for our reviewing [...]

Intel® Solid-State Drive (SSD)

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
As promised, Intel has released firmware for its second-generation 34nm solid-state drives (SSDs). TRIM is a feature of Windows 7 (and of course, that OS just launched) that will (hopefully) prevent SSDs from seeing performance degradation over time.
At the same time, the new firmware (02HA) gives Intel 160 GB SSDs a [...]

Flip Adds HDMI, More Recording Time to the MinoHD

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Some have labeled the unveiling of the new iPod nano with video recording as the “death knell” for Cisco’s Flip Video line of camcorders, which seemingly redefined handheld camcorders and has cemented a spot amongst the top sellers of video recorders. If so, Flip is not going down easily. [...]

AT&T Corrects Microcell Service Costs: Free for “Standard” Service

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
An AT&T sales rep in Charlotte, NC, where their MicroCell trial is taking place, has corrected the pricing numbers for AT&T’s femtocell device, designed to fix issues with holes in AT&T coverage. While initial reports showed a somewhat egregious $19.95 service fee for monthly service, it now appears that’s only if someone [...]

Very First Apple Macintosh Plus, Owned by Gene Roddenberry, to Be Auctioned

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
The website Profiles in History has announced that it will be auctioning off the very first Apple Macintosh Plus computer, one that was given to Gene Roddenberry as a gift by the company. The full serial number of the computer is F4200NUM0001.
Here’s how the item is described:
This is the very first [...]

Wireless-N Finally Gets Official

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
After years of consumers being able to buy “draft” wireless-N routers, the 802.11n standard has finally been approved. Yes, it’s admittedly hard to believe, and one cynically had to begin wondering if the standard would ever be approved.
It only took seven years after the ratification process began for the standard to be [...]