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A Sexy Desktop, Christina Milian on the Cover of 50th KING Magazine, Toshiba Tecra A10 and M10, Killzone 2 in Dubai

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There's nothing much to say about his desktop. It just looks amazing. It may not be RAM-favourable, but it looks good and that's all that matters. The creator explains how he made this desktop on Lifehacker.

The beautiful Christina Milian is the cover girl for KING magazine's 50th issue. What more is there to say? A beautiful girl on the magazine. Christina Milian used to be my number one until the likes of Jessica Alba, Meagan Good, Meagan Fox, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Cassie and Erin Perey came around. Cassie is now my number one, even though she's not exactly the most famous singer in the world. Oh yeah, my newest girlfriend on that list is Erin Perey, who is half of the group Rinontherox on YouTube . Let's move along.

The Toshiba A10 and M10 laptops are now available. Both laptops have a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 processor, "2GB DDR2 SDRAM, 160GB HDD, built-in webcam, WiFi, Bluetooth, Toshiba's EasyGuard technology, a Li-on battery that's expected to last just under 3 hours per charge, and Windows Vista Business with media to downgrade it to XP Professional." It's fairly disappointing that both laptops only have under 3 hours of battery life, but that's just how it is. The A10 has a 15.4-inch WSXGA+ display, the NVIDIA's Quadro NVS, a 7200rpm disk speed and a price of $1,249 USD. The M10, on the other hand, has a 14.1-inch WXGA display, "an Intel GM45 integrated graphics chip, a 5400rpm disk speed" and a price of $1,100 USD. The differences are slim, but i think the $150 price difference shouldn't be too much for you to handle. I recommend that step-up.

Killzone 2 has a scheduled release date later this month, but that doesn't stop "77slr77" from having his own copy. There is a video of him opening the case of the game, but that's about it. I wish i had a copy of Killzone 2, but then i'd also need the console to play it. I want myself a Playstation 3! I won't post the video on my site, but you can go to it here, via YouTube.

The Sexy Desktop (and picture): http://lifehacker.com/5150951/the-heavenly-desktop
Christina Milian on the Cover of 50th KING Magazine (and picture): http://nahright.com/news/2009/02/10/kings-50th-issue-cover-christina-milian/
Toshiba Tecra A10 and M10 (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/10/toshiba-unveils-tecra-a10-m10-laptops/
Killzone 2 in Dubai (and picture): http://ps3.qj.net/Killzone-2-street-date-broken-in-Dubai/pg/49/aid/128785

The Economy, Skype Growing, Asus N81Vg, LG Arena KM900, gScreen's Dual-Screen Laptop

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This is a scary chart of what our economy has become. Job losses galore. I can't even get a job, so this doesn't affect me too much. Maybe the economy will make its turn like the other 2 years did. Then again, maybe not.

Skype's users are continually growing. Apparently, Skype is growing at a 330,000 user per day pace. Skype is owned by Ebay currently, but there were rumours of Google acquiring them over a month ago. I remember the days when i used to hate Skype. It would be unreliable when making calls and that's why i ended up choosing Ventrilo over Skype. A couple of years pass and my girlfriend ends up being on residence for university, so she tells me to try Skype out so that we'd be able to keep-in-touch. I was hesitant at first, since i remembered my first experiences. Skype came through for me and i thank them for such a good service. Without Skype, me and my girlfriend would hardly see each other. I also congratulate them on their success. Skype raked in $550 million USD last year in revenue, which was a 44% increase over the previous year.

My friend uses his Asus laptop for gaming, so i thought i'd talk about the new Asus N81Vg. This 14-inch laptop will be the first to have NVIDIA's GeForce GT 120M graphics card. This laptop will let you choose from numerous Core 2 Duo processors, will have: "up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM, upwards of 500GB of hard drive space, an optional Blu-ray burner, 1.3 megapixel webcam and a battery good for three to four hours." Asus hasn't released a specific price for this laptop, so i'll tell you that information when i find out. This looks like an amazing gaming laptop, from my point of view.

Today, more news has surfaced about the LG Arena KM900. We all know about its 3D UI and its iPhone or Linux-like interface. The LG Arena looks like it will have multi-touch functionalities (Is Apple going to sue them?) and "web page zooming." LG will be spilling all of the Arena KM900's secrets on Monday in Barcelona for MWC. Personally, i think this phone will be decent. I think it has a chance against Samsung's flagship S8300 phone, since it has the multi-touch going for them. Although, i do still think the Samsung S8300 is a better phone overall. I guess i'm contradicting myself, but whatever.

Behold the gScreen TITAN M-1. This 15-inch dual screen behemoth may have been inspired by the Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds. The TITAN M-1 will have the Intel QX9300 CPU, which is also found in Lenovo's W700-series systems. It also has 4GB of memory and 500GB of storage. Apparently, there will also be a 13.3 and 17-inch model, which will be released later this year. No word on price or availability of this system yet.

Economy picture: http://timeswampland.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/joblosses26091.gif
Skype's Users Growing: http://www.pcworld.com/article/159279/skype_growing.html?tk=rss_news
Skype picture: http://netsecurity.about.com/b/2007/09/12/worm-spreading-through-skype-im.htm
Asus N81Vg (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/10/asus-n81vg-first-laptop-with-nvidias-geforce-gt-120m/
LG Arena KM900 (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/10/lg-arena-km900-hangs-onto-limelight-reveals-multitouch-capabili/
gScreen's Dual-Screen Laptop (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/10/gscreen-creating-rugged-dual-screen-laptop-for-animated-frogs-an/

Apple iPhone 4G Concept, Intel's Nehalem 8-Core Xeon Processor, Panasonic Says "3D Full HD" By 2010, UMID M1, Ninjas On Playstation Home, Google PowerMeter

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A new iPhone 4G concept picture was revealed to the world. It looks amazing. Very thin and sleek. The specs were not established, so you can just let your imagination come up with anything you want. Everyone looks like they're excited for the new video-conferencing that will be in the new iPhone. Until Apple releases what the next iPhone will look like, we can only create concepts of it. Hopefully, there will be a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, but i don't think Apple will implement that, since they love their touchscreens. I could be wrong though.

Remember Intel's 8-core Xeon processor? Looks like it was announced on Monday at ISSCC. The 8-core, 16-thread Xeon processor is 64-bit and is part of the Nehalem family. I actually don't know much about processors, so if you want to read it, it's right here for you, via Ars Tenchnica.

Looks like Panasonic is really going to push this 3D-business. The company is striving for the output of 3D FHD (3D Full HD) Blu-ray to the world. We saw the 3D displays at CES and it was only a matter of time until one of the companies would try to take full advantage of the technology. Panasonic looks like it will be that company. Panasonic announced the "opening of a new 3D authoring laboratory at its Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory in California." Look out for Blu-ray in 3D FHD at a theater near you. We may even see it on that 380-inch screen that was shown a couple of days ago.

This netbook reminds me of the Vaio P. It's small and, to a certain extent, 'pocketable'. The UMID M1 looks like it will weigh about 0.7 pounds, have a 4.8-inch touchscreen, and a 1.1GHz Atom processor. It will also have up to 1GB of RAM, up to 32GB of SSD, "WiBro[?] / HSDPA / WiMAX / WiFi / Bluetooth, a 1.3 megapixel camera, mini USB 2.0, and an SD/USIM card." It will come pre-installed with Linux, not Windows. Some users purchasing this, probably don't know this. They're going to be surprised and probably going to send it back and complain about it too. Pre-orders for this netbook start on February 13 and will cost around $500 USD. Oh wait, it's only available in Korea. Sorry to break your heart.

Along with the recent announcement of Street Fighter and Resident Evil stuff on Playstation Home, you will be able to dress as a ninja. This outfit will be available on February 12. In addition to the ninja outfits, on February 13 there will be an event called "I Love Ninjas" in the Gamer Lounge on Home. Winners in the event will receive SOCOM and Warhawk vouchers "to celebrate the upcoming spaces." Go Ninjas!

Google, for the 41st day in a row, has released a new service. Google PowerMeter. What will this do? You will be able to track the electricity usage in your home. Google will probably have access to this information, so you're forewarned. Google has mentioned that, by knowing this information, you will be able to cut your use of electricity, so that you save your money. There is a video about it below, enjoy. This video is from YouTube, so special thanks to them.

Apple iPhone 4G Concept (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5150375/new-iphone-4g-concept-is-son-of-macbook-air-and-ipod-touch
Intel's Nehalem 8-Core Xeon Processor: http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news/2009/02/intel-details-eight-core-xeon-cache-and-core-recovery.ars
Panasonic Says "3D Full HD" By 2010 (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/09/panasonic-sets-out-to-bring-3d-full-hd-to-blu-ray-by-2010/
UMID M1 (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/09/umid-m1-photos-definitely-surface-the-rest-were-not-so/
Playstation Home Ninjas (and picture): http://ps3.qj.net/PlayStation-Home-loves-ninjas-getting-new-ninja-outfits/pg/49/aid/128778
Google PowerMeter (and video): http://mashable.com/2009/02/10/google-powermeter/

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Did Apple Ask Google Not To Use Multi-Touch?, Sony Ericsson W395 and C903 Cybershot, Acer Apire One, Dell Latitude XT2

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The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic looks like it will be making its way to North America soon. This is the first phone that uses Nokia's S60 5th Edition. It was released in pretty much everywhere except for North America. Looks like Nokia is deciding to finally release this phone in North America for $399 USD around a scheduled February 26 date. Nokia fans, rejoice!

Someone from the Android team has revealed a secret about their touchscreen capabilities. Apparently, Apple asked Google not to use multi-touch on their T-Mobile G1 phone. It looks like Google didn't want their bond with Apple to break-up, so they agreed. I think that they [Apple] might have even asked Palm not to use multi-touch, but they [Palm] disagreed. Could this be the real reason why Apple may sue Palm for their multi-touch?

Sony Ericsson continues it's boring Walkman-branded phones. They will be releasing the (silver) W395 Walkman in Q1 of this year. The W395 will not have 3G and will have a 1GB memory card, along with a 2MP camera. Amazing. This is why Sony Ericsson is in 5th place in the mobile world. They will also be releasing the (red) C903 Cybershot afterwards. The C903 will have a much more impressive 5MP camera with face detection and all that mumbo-jumbo. The C903 will also have 3G capabilities when it releases in Q2. These phones will only sell in Canada because they all come with cheap deals, thanks to Rogers. During class, i was touching my N81's phone's screen and someone thought my phone was touchscreen. I laughed on the inside because my N81 doesn't have touchscreen capabilities. It's easy to fool little kids.

The Acer Aspire One sporting the new Atom N280 chip is now official in the United States. If you do decide to get these 10-inches of beauty, Engadget wants to remind you to "just make sure you score the good battery." I can briefly go through some of the specs for you, just in case you are too lazy to go elsewhere. It will have a 1.6GHz Intel Atom (N280) CPU, 1GB of RAM (Good enough for Windows 7), optional 3G and 3 USB ports. I guess this can be categorized as a 'netbook'.

The 12.1-inch Dell Latitude XT2 tablet notebook with multi-touch capabilities was released earlier today. It's about 3.8 pounds and has a 6-cell 11-hour battery. Keep in mind that this is 11-hours under the best conditions possible so, in reality, it's about 9.5 hours. It's got DDR3 memory on-board, so you can upgrade it to 5GB whenever you feel like. You will also be able to choose between a 1.2 or 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo CPU and an 80/120GB HDD or even a 64GB SSD. The starting price is at $2,399 USD though, so it's quite expensive.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/09/nokia-5800-launching-in-north-american-flavor-this-month-for-39/
Did Apple Ask Google Not To Use Multi-Touch?: http://www.macrumors.com/2009/02/10/apple-asked-google-not-to-use-multi-touch-in-android/
Sony Ericsson W395 and C903 Walkman (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/10/sony-ericsson-bring-more-of-the-usual-w395-walkman-and-c903-cyb/
Acer Aspire One (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/10/10-inch-acer-aspire-one-now-official-in-the-us/
Acer Aspire One Specifications: http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/23/rumor-10-inch-acer-aspire-one-to-replace-8-9-incher/
Dell Latitude XT2 (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5150288/12+inch-multitouch-tablet-convertible-dell-latitude-xt2-now-out