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JVC Everio GZ-HM200 Review

The JVC Everio GZ-HD200 is the least expensive member of the 2009 Everio HD line and doesn't come with a built in hard drive like the other more expensive members of the line. It has dual SD/SDHC card slots instead of a built in hard drive. It supports Face Detection Technology, which automatically detects faces in the video and adjusts exposure and focus to get the best out of the picture. The JVC Everio GZ-HD200 comes in three different colors: Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue and Garnet Red. All members of the HD line feature a new AVCHD UXP mode that has... more here


Samsung Plasma Series 8 Review

The 2009 Plasma 8 Series is Samsung's 2009 expansion to their plasma display line-up, introducing this new flagship line that distinguishes itself with its ultra-thin design. Coming in at just over an inch thick (1.1") Samsung claims that these sets are the thinnest plasmas for the first half of 2009 that contain a built-in TV tuner. Outside of cabinet thickness the features and specifications are nearly identical to the lower end and lesser expensive 2009 Series 6 Plasmas: featuring the same expanded Internet@TV connectivity that offers video streaming and Yahoo widgets, alongside a new glass filter that Samsung claims enhances picture quality while reducing... read more

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Jabra BT2040 Review

The Jabra BT2040 is a compact over-the ear Bluetooth headset with in-ear earbud. It features auto-pairing technology making it easy to pair with Bluetooth devices and an incoming call LED alert. Instead of having a rechargeable lithium-ion battery like most Bluetooth headsets, the BT2040 runs on one AAAA battery that gives a battery life of up to 8 hours talk time and 6 months standby. The headset has one primary multi-function button, +/- volume controls, and can be worn on either ear. It's call handling features include incoming call alerts, voice dialing, call waiting, and call hold. Features Auto-pairing technology Optimized with Bluetooth 2.0 and eSCO Incoming call alert,... read more


Garmin Nuvi 265WT Review

Garmin’s Nuvi 265WT is a multi-featured GPS navigation system designed to provide drivers and travelers with precise turn-by-turn directions. While very similar to the Nuvi 265T, this device features a 4.3” widescreen display, an SD Card slot (opposed to microSD), and the choice of a QWERTY or ABC keyboard. The device’s 2D and 3D mapping system is complimented by an integrated text-to-speech system, allowing motorists to keep their focus on the road instead of the GPS receiver. Released in late 2008, this GPS has been designed to improve upon the 200-series predecessors, by adding free (ad supported) real-time traffic updates as... more here


Samsung N310 Review

Introduced in late March 2009 for launch sometime in May, the N310 is a netbook from Samsung. Featuring a standard 10.1-inch screen, Intel Atom processor, 1GB of memory and a 160GB hard disk for storage, the only true improvements over the device compared to the older NC10 appear to be an upgraded chicklet keyboard (a la 1000HE) and a slightly ruggedized and more shapely enclosure. No official launch date or MSRP has been announced for North America. Features CPU / RAM: unspecified Intel Atom processor, 1GB DDR2 memory Screen: 10.1" LED backlit Storage: 160GB HDD Network: Ethernet, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth optional Extras /... read more


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Sony STR-DH100 Review

The Sony STR-DH100 is a modest 2 channel receiver at 100 watts/channel announced by Sony in March 2009 at $150 price point. This piece is targeted for the soft core music listeners who have no appetite for shelling $400 for a whole home theater experience. it also includes the Digital Media Port input that allows you to extend your music selection from an iPod®, Walkman® digital music player, Bluetooth® device or from a PC (accessories sold separately). This machine would compete with the Onkyo TX-8255 with 2 100 watt channels and priced at $199. Features Dimensions (Approx.): 17" x 5.25" x 11" (430 x... read more


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Yamaha RX-V665 Review

The Yamaha RX-V665 (also called the Yamaha HTR-6260) is a 7.2 channel digital home theater receiver offered by Yamaha. It supports HD audio and video featuring HD audio encoding and 1080p HDMI, with four inputs and one output with video upscaling as well as other features such as Digital ToP-ART, YPAO, Cinema DSP 3D and custom installation features. Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) is the philosophy used by Yamaha to maximize digital quality with minimal analog circuitry. The YPAO automatic system calibration uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no... more here


Kodak Zx1 Review

Introduced at CES 2009, the Kodak Zx1 is the follow up to Kodak's earlier 720p capable camcorder - the 6 month old Zi6. Featuring a 2" LCD screen, the ability to capture 720p at 60fps, an easy YouTube upload option and IP43-certified weather resistant enclosure, the Zx1 will use SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB to store up to 10 hours of HD video. Running on AA batteries, the unit will come with 2 rechargable batteries, and a bundled HDMI cable for easy playback with any recent HD A/V equipment. Planned for a launch in April for an affordable 149.95, the unit... read more

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Onkyo TX-SR607 Review

The Onkyo TX-SR607 is a 7.2-channel AV receiver released in late March 2009 to supercede of the Onkyo TX-SR606. Most notably, it is the first receiver to feature the Dolby ProLogic IIz sound processing format. A step up from the Onkyo TX-SR507, the Onkyo TX-SR607 home theater AV receiver adds ProLogic IIz , and Faroudja DCDI Edge for 1080i upscaling from analog to HDMI. The Onkyo TX-SR607 retails for $600.00 and comes with a 2 year limited warranty. In addition, the TX-SR607 AV receiver can receive up to six 1080p-resolution sources via HDMI (Blu-ray, Playstation, HD, etc) and then deliver it to a... more here


Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i Review

Leaked accidentally on March 24th 2009, and realeased officially a day later, the EOS Digital Rebel T1 - known as the 500D everywhere else in the world - i is a digital SLR camera from Canon. Featuring the same body as the XSi, the T1i includes a sensor that matches that found in the 50D, allowing for 15.1MP images and full 1080p video recording. The device will cost $800 for the body only, or $900 for a kit which includes the default XSi 18-55 IS EF-S lens. Features 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor Digic 4 processor Canon lens mount 3" LCD (920,000... read more

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Nokia N95 Review

The Nokia N95 is Nokia's flagship smartphone in their Nseries, and is a direct competitor to the Apple iPhone. According to Nokia, the N95 is "an all-in-one multimedia computer." It features an non-QWERTY alphanumeric keypad and belongs to the same family as the QWERTY version Nokia N800. The Nokia N95 runs on a Symbian S60 3rd Edition O/S that includes a web browser, email client, multimedia capabilities (photo/video/music), and GPS mapping. It features a 2.6" or 2.8" display (depending on version), integrated GPS, and a 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss digital camera. It is packaged in a slick slider design, with the... read more


Asus N10 Review

The N10 is a higher quality netbook from Asus, for those who desire more than what the current EEE line has to offer. The N10 has a 10.2" screen with a larger vertical resolution than the current 9-10" offerings (1024 x 768px vs 1024 x 600px) , a more luxurious enclosure, higher quality speakers, a fingerprint scanner, and an HDMI out. Launched to relatively little fanfare, there are currently 3 models of the N10 - ranging from $600 to $800. The amount of RAM, drive space and graphics are used to distinguish these different models. Currently the two higher priced versions utilize both... more here


Ricoh CX1 Review

The Ricoh CX1 is a compact digital camera designed to deliver photographs with deeper color and greater contrast than the average camera. It boasts a 9-megapixel CMOS sensor with a 7.1x wide-angle optical zoom lens, and a 3.0” transparent LCD monitor. In addition, the Ricoh CX1 renders JPEG images at up to 3456x2592 resolution, and AVI movies at 640x480 (@120fps) resolution. The Ricoh CX1 digital camera also sports a pixel output interpolation algorithm that minimizes whiteout in high-contrast situations, multi-pattern auto white balance for scenes that mix both flash & natural (or flourescent) light, and a multi-target AF that does high-speed... read more


Sennheiser MX 460 Review

The MX 460 are powerful, bass driven earphones featuring Sennheiser’s innovative “Basswind” system, offering the best sound for your ears. The asymmetrical cable design offers a high wearing comfort. Features Ideal for use with all MP3, CD, DVD players and portable gaming systems Best sound experience Powerful bass-driven, stereo sound High-performance dynamic driver system with Sennheiser “Basswind” system for a superior sound experience Outstanding wearing and handling comfort on the go Asymmetrical cable design ensures a high wearing comfort 2-year warranty Delivery Includes 1 MX 460 1 pair of earpads... more here


Google Chrome Review

Google Chrome is a web-browser from Google released on September 2nd, 2008. There are three main areas on which Google intends to improve the browsing experience compared to its more entrenched counterparts: security, anonymity, performance. Under the hood there are new browser models implemented that separate the rendering from the program itself, what this means is that individual pages won't slow down or completely crash the entire browser program. On the performance side Google has implemented their own Javascript rendering engine, called V8 that is reported to be 100 times faster than IE7's. On December 11, 2008 Google removed the "beta"... read more

Microsoft Zune 80 Review

The Zune 80 is part of Microsoft's second generation of media players that compete with Apple's iPods; the Zune 80 competing directly with the iPod Classic. With the second generation of products Microsoft is refining the Zune experience expanding the WiFi sharing capabilities, and file format support. The hardware is also updated with a larger screen and a touch sensitive pad that can be used for quickly scrolling through menus. Microsoft's previous generation, renamed the Zune 30, will not be discontinued and is instead being updated with the latest features through a new firmware. Features 3.2 inch screen with a 320x240... more here


Canon LV8300 Review

The Canon LV8300 is a mid-grade video projector designed to provide increased mobility to users always on the go that are in need of a display. The LV8300 is a higher end model of the LV7375; and both models will be released simultaneously. The LV8300 features a 1280 x 800 native resolution combined with a 500:1 contrast ratio to ensure a good quality picture display. With a 3000 lumens brightness the 8300 ensures a bright and fully visible picture even in the darkest of rooms. Canon claims in the official press release that the LV8300 is capable of projecting a total... read more

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Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Review

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS photos A discussion of the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS design. Though it disappointingly only offers VGA video capture, the SX10 IS does retain the separated stereo mics from previous models. The camera also has a wind filter for them... read more

Samsung Instinct Review

The Samsung Instinct is a Sprint-specific mobile device that aims to compete with Apple's iPhone. The interface is touchscreen (no keyboard and no stylus) with 3 additional navigation keys. A web browser is included with built-in web apps for weather, news and sports. It uses Sprint's 3G EV-DO Rev. A network and has built-in GPS navigation using Telenav software. The Instinct comes with 2 batteries, each with a battery life of 5.75 hours, allowing you to swap one for the other if one runs out. Features 3.1" touchscreen Web browser 2MP camera Removable batteries 5.75 hours battery life (talk) 2GB microSD... more here


JVC KW-AVX820 Multimedia Receiver Review

The JVC KD-AVX820 is an in-dash CD/DVD/USB car-multimedia receiver outfitted with a 7.0” widescreen touch panel display, a proximity sensor, and a detachable face. The second of two JVC KW-AVX A/V head units, the JVC KW-AVX820 is an upgrade from the JVC KW-AVX720 in that it isn’t just HD Radio Ready, Satellite Radio Ready, and Bluetooth compatible. In fact, the KW-AVX820 comes equipped with a USB Bluetooth adapter (receiver, transmitter, antenna) and a high-quality external wired microphone for hands-free phone calling and wireless audio streaming. In addition, the KW-AVX820 sports a CD/DVD player that supports WAV/MP3/WMA audio files, DivX/MPEG1/MPEG2 video files,... read more


Gigabyte M1028 Review

The Gigabyte M1028 is a high-end netbook PC designed with a convertible top; meaning it swivels/pivots backwards so that the screen is completely facing out. This function allows the device to be used as a large size tablet PC; many similar devices include a stylus so that users can take notes in a more traditional writing style instead of typing. The M1028 features a 10.1 LCD display screen with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 600. Additional M1028 specifications include a N270 Intel Atom processor, 1 GB of ram, 160 GB hard drive, full WiFi support, and SD card and an.. more here


Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR Review

The Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR is a compact digital camera designed to deliver true image quality by vividly bringing factors like tone, hue, color fidelity, dynamic range, sharpness, and resolution to life. It boasts a revolutionary 12-megapixel Super CCD EXR sensor with a Fujinon 5.0x wide-angle optical zoom lens, and an even larger 3.0” LCD monitor. In addition, the FinePix F200EXR renders JPEG images, AVI movie recordings with monaural sound, and WAVE audio voice memos. The F200EXR digital camera are sports a plethora of features such as an EXR shooting function that chooses both scene & shooting mode based on the subject,... read more

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Microsoft Bluetrack Explorer Mouse Review

Featuring thier new Bluetrack technology, the latest Explorer is a wireless productivity mouse from Microsoft. This new technological advancement allows the mouse to track more easily on surfaces that laser and optical mice struggle with (but it still wont work on mirrored or transparent surfaces of course) - which is all a non-issue for those that use a mousepad of any kind. The explorer also features a convenient charger, and while solidly constructed, the mouse is far from perfectly designed due to poorly placed back/forward buttons and the low placement of the sensor on the body of the mouse - making... the rest of the story


Samsung BD-P3600 Blu-ray Disc player Review

The Samsung BD-P3600 is a high-end Blu-ray Disc player announced at CES 2009. The BD-P3600 is reasonably similar to Fall 2008’s Samsung BD-P2550, featuring Profile 2.0/BD Live/Bonus View compatibility, Netflix movie and Pandora music internet streaming, plus 1GB of onboard memory, required for online features. The BD-P3600 differentiates itself from 2008’s model by including a USB 802.11n Wi-Fi dongle, which is intended to compliment the integrated Ethernet port. This Blu-ray Disc player supports the highest resolution audio formats out of the box, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. For users with older AV receivers, this Samsung player can output analog... read more


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SanDisk slotRadio Review

Announced at CES 2009, the slotRadio is a new portable music player by SanDisk. Featuring a new proprietary card format that can store over 1,000 songs per card, the miniature aluminum slotRadio comes with a 1.5" OLED display, integrated FM radio and built in belt clip. Built for casual music listeners, the slotRadio retails for $99.99 with a card of 1,000 hits picked from the Billboard charts. Those that wish to attain more music can by picking up additional genre-specific 1,000-song cards for $39.99 each ... read more


Asus W90 laptop Review

Introduced at CES 2009, the W90 is a series of two large multimedia gaming laptops from Asus. Featuring a 17 or 18.4" screen, the W90 packs a top-of-the-line dual core Intel processor, up to 6GB of DDR2 memory, a discrete graphics card option (up to dual ATI Radeon HD 4870 mobile cards with 1024MB of dedicated VRAM), up to 1TB of storage (dual drives are standard), and a DVD writer or Blu-ray drive. Features CPU/Chipset/RAM: Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9600/T9400/P8600/P8400, Intel X38 + ICH10R (1066MHz FSB), DDR2 800MHz (up to 6GB) Display: 18.4" / 17" 1920 x 1200px resolution, powered... there's more here


Oppo BDP-83 Review

The Oppo BDP-83 is a high end Blu-ray player and one of the few that are SACD/DVD-A capable. Very few devices with these capabilities are available, and the ones that are are in another price range altogether. The BDP-83 features an ethernet port for BD-Live (Profile 2.0) support, and also includes 7.1 channel analog audio outputs. The device will include the award winning ABT 2010 chip, allowing for top quality de-interlacing and scaling for both Blu-Ray and DVD media, and will support Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital TrueHD, DTS High Resolution, and DTS HD-Master high-definition audio formats. A beta program was... read more


Onkyo TX-SR307 Review

The Onkyo TX-SR307 is a 5.1-channel AV receiver designed for unprecedented levels of performance and connectivity. Released in April of 2009, the Onkyo TX-SR307 home theater AV receiver can receive up to three 1080p-resolution video sources via HDMI (Blu-ray, Playstation, HD, etc) and then deliver it to a compatible high-definition display. In addition, the TX-SR307 AV receiver comes equipped with Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey 2EQ, & Music Optimizer technologies that work to maintain an optical listening level, while also offering automatic audio calibration. The Onkyo TX-SR307 receiver also boasts a front-panel minijack input for connecting to an MP3 player, two component... more information

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The SVS PB12- Plus Subwoofer Review

The SVS PB12-Plus is a high performance 12.4" powered box subwoofer from SVS' mid-range Plus box series. The subwoofer is designed with a composite/fiberclass layered cone with a proprietary injection-molded SBR surround and gasket, 3" aluminum voice coil, and composite layered linear roll spider. It includes a flush-mounted 525-watt BASH amplifier with a Parabolic equilizer that utilizes a high efficiency linear circuit for powerful sound without cost penalties. Both the woofer and amplifier are identical to SVS' PC12-Plus cylinder subwoofer. The enclosure of the PB12-Plus is computer designed with three 3" high-flow front-firing flared ports for proper air flow and has a low center of gravity with floor mounts to keep the sub in... read more

GE X3 Digital Camera Review

The GE X3 is a 12.2 megapixel digital camera and is the first camera in GE's X Series for 2009. The camera features 12x optical zoom and 4.5x digital zoom and comes with a 116MB of internal memory with SD/SDHC expandibility up to 8GB. It is designed with a 2.7" LCD screen that automatically adjusts it's brightness based on the lighting conditions. The X3 includes optical image stabilization compared to the standard digital image stabilization in most of GE's cameras and has red-eye removal and smile, blink, and face detection technology. It records video in MPEG4 format with audio and also has a pan-capture panorama feature for taking wide-angled shots without the need of...read more

IE 8 Review

The ultimate improvement in browser performance is not making a page load faster but making it unnecessary to load the page at all. That's the guiding principle behind some of the most interesting interface changes in Internet Explorer 8. read more

IE 8 Review - MyWikiBiz, Author Your Legacy: "Test Drive Microsoft Internet Explorer 9: How to Download, Sneak ...

Microsoft Provides Early Look at Internet Explorer 9 (Review). “The Platform Preview, and the feedback loop it is part of, marks a major change from previous IE releases,” said Dean Hachamovich, the browser team's general manager, ... IE has lost approximately 8 percentage points of share as measured by NetApplications.com in the last 12 months, and now accounts for about 62% of all browsers in use. Even the introduction of IE8 a year ago hasn't stemmed the losses. ... 17 March 2010

Internet Explorer 9 Developer Preview Now Available, No XP Support

For example, Opera says they have the fastest java script engine. But they consume more memory than IE 8 in most of the site. Now you cannot say Opera better than IE 8, both has plus and minus. We need one complete review of all the ... 16 March 2010

Internet Explorer 9 Platform Review Available | kombitz.com

Microsoft has announced that the Internet Explorer 9 Platform Review is available today. The download is for Windows Vista SP2 (32bit or 64bit) or Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit). On Vista, Internet Explorer 8 and Direct 2D (D2D) are also ... 16 March 2010

Internet Explorer 9 Previewed

Internet Explorer 9 Previewed, Technology News and Reviews, Mobile Devices and gadgets. Smartphone and Pocket PC Reviews; HTC, Samsung, Touch Diamond2, HTC Hero, HTC HD2, iPhone, Windows Mobile 7 news. ... Internet Explorer 8 already delivers the best web experience on Windows offering great features, reliability and security and this next version, Internet Explorer 9, will make this even better. Microsoft is committed to rigorous testing and IE9 will be publically ... 16 March 2010"

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