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More than an alarm clock, XtremeMac touts their X2 as a high-performance room audio system. And with an auxiliary line-in jack, two full-range speakers and a hi-dynamic power amplifier, this description might stick. With a functional remote control and its aesthetically pleasing looks, we look forward to hearing what the X2 sounds like.
The Luna X2 is available for pre-order from XtremeMac direct, for $119.95US.
When you delete a file from your computer, is it really gone? Information theft is getting more coverage in mainstream media in recent times, most of us would be aware of potential loss of personal information if you lose a mobile device such as a notebook, iPod or mobile phone.
Or imagine this scenario. You have just bought a state of the art new computer. All your data has been copied over to the new machine and deleted from the old machine. You then sell it to another party for a tidy sum and it is the end of that story. Or is it?
Thoroughly erasing data beyond recovery on a hard disk is a time and resource consuming task. It is one that is not performed as often as necessary given the number of stories you read in which deleted personal data has been retrieved from hard disks. The WiebeTech Drive eRazer (Drive eRazer) is a dedicated piece of hardware that can clean a hard disk to US Department of Defence standard (non-classified data) without the need for a host machine.
The oddly named, Popcorn Hour A-100 is a network media player which allows you to playback more video formats than you can poke a stick at. And critically all those new HD varieties you’ve been dying to play back are on the list.
The A-100 also has an internal PATA connector to add a harddisk but is equally happy to grab videos over your network, over the internet (Youtube, Google Video, etc.) or from your external drives via its two USB 2.0 ports.
Add to this HDMI and component video out (up to 1080p) and S/PDIF coax digital audio for Dolby Digital/DTS pass through and we might just have the perfect network media player. Apple, are you paying attention?
Read on for full specifications including the incredible list of supported audio/video formats.
Does Area 51 pique your interest?
The other week a most unusual book landed on my desk called The Nephilim Imperatives, by Terry James.
This book purports to give a reason behind these sightings and it comes from a perspective that you may not have expected.
It gives credence to the existence of UFO phenomena and is an interesting read.
Okay, I’ll admit it - If the G-TECH/Pro EGS was just a big rev counter that would be okay too, but it turns out that the EGS is G-TECH’s latest update to its line of car performance meters.
The Expandable Gauge System (EGS) aims to provide the driver with all the information he/she could ever want in a single - aesthetically awesome - gauge. Along with the shift lights and massive rev counter, the high resolution LCD is used to display coolant temperatures, digital rev counter, performance graphs and even accelerometer data, etc.
The EGS also has a detachable control unit which can be placed closer to your hands for easy access.
Stay tuned as we try to get our hands on one of these to put it through its paces. Until then, you can head on over to GTECH’s website to get more information.
Ulead has updated its excellent image editing software with the release of PhotoImpact X3.
Along with the cornucopia of image manipulation features present in previous versions, X3 features a bunch of new features, including enhanced ExpressFix, comic strip and collage creation, unique cloud pen tool and as a result of Ulead's new affiliation with Corel, the inclusion of two Corel applications: Corel Painter Essentials 3 and Corel Media One media management software.
And at $99AU, PhotoImpact seems incredible value.
While we try to secure a copy for review, you can find out more (and even download a 30 day trial copy) from Ulead's international website.
The Cue r1 is an elegant iPod clock/radio with features a plenty and an audiophile pedigree.
Like most modern clock/radios, the r1 has an auto dimming LCD, along with dual alarms and an enhanced AM/FM tuner. Unlike most clock radios however, it features what Cue Acoustics calls, "touch sensitive" tuning which is some sort of tactile feedback mechanism.
The sound is handled by a bi-amplified 3.5 inch high-power woofer/mid-range speaker and a 3/4 inch silk dome tweeter.
The r1's dimensions are smaller than a US "Letter" sized piece of paper and it will ship with a full featured remote.
The r1 should be available in the third quarter with a retail price of $399US, but interested parties can sign up for information updates at the Cue Acoustics website today.
Let's not pretend otherwise: Routers are normally pretty boring devices. The best routers tend to quietly do their job in anonymity amongst the Rat king of cables hidden away from view.
If you do happen to intentionally glance at your router, it usually coincides with the words, Why are you not working? Expletives optional.
The Belkin N1 Vision takes this truth and attempts to turns it on its head. Here is a router that wants to be looked at.
Read on to find out why..