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Man Dies Playing Wii Fit; Confirms It Is A Dangerous Game

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After Nicole Cahill used the Wii Fit to walk again after being paralyzed, people though that the Wii was miraculous - okay I made that last part up. Tim Eves, "a 25-year-old scoutmaster and fisherman from Yarmouth, Norfolk in the UK, died while running in place on the Wii Fit." Apparently, he could have died doing almost thing because he died of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, but since he died using the Wii, it makes it a terrible console to own. I'm just kidding around and I know I shouldn't be, but I dislike the Wii so I'm going to be a bit biased. He is going to be missed and his family mentioned that, "We all love him so much." It's a sad, sad day for the Eves family, I send my condolences.

[Crunch Gear]

BMW And HP's New Workstation Has 196GB of RAM

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Sorry Dell, but 192GB of RAM just isn't enough anymore. The fairly slim workstation you see above is from HP and was designed by BMW DesignWorksUSA. I don't know who was in charge of making this workstatation look fairly ugly, but it's not that important. The HP z800 workstation has: "Nehalem quad-core Xeon 5500 processors, two Nvidia Quadro 5800 graphics cards, and room for 196GB of RAM." Yes, it beats out the - already massive - 192GB of RAM that the Dell T7500 workstation has room for. Kudos for being so damn thin for a workstation; it makes the Dell T7500 look massive.


Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Has New HD 720p Option

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The Dell Inspiron Mini 10, that came out last month, now has the option to go HD. If you want the new HD 720p screen, it will be available for just $35 USD more than the old 10.1-inch widescreen Anti-Glare display with a 1,024 x 576 resolution. The new 1,366 x 768 resolution Anti-Glare 10.1-inch screen is now available, but it's optional so make sure you don't forget to check it off or else you'll be stuck with the non-HD display, which sucks.


Google Latitude For The iPhone

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Google Latitude will be coming to the iPhone and Google just wanted to remind all the iPhone users. This would be useful for Americans since everyone has the iPhone by now. Google Latitude makes it much, much easier to stalk all of your friends. Gizmodo points out that it will probably be released after the iPhone 3.0 update. On a side note, "it won't be released as a separate app, but integrated into the current Maps app." Google did say it was going to be released "soon" but we'll see when it will actually be released.


AT&T's 6 New QWERTY Phones: Nokia E71x, Samsung Propel Pro, Impression, Magnet, LG Xenon, Neon

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With CTIA Wireless starting in 2 days (April 1), it's no surprise we're receiving lots of new and announced phones. AT&T has just announced their newest 6 handsets: The Nokia E71x, Samsung Propel Pro, Samsung Impression (A877), Samsung Magnet, LG Xenon, and the LG Neon. They all pack a QWERTY keyboard / keypad, so if that's what you like then this is great news for you.

The Nokia E71x has a nice black finish along with a QWERTY keypad. The BlackBerry rival is "the slimmest smartphone to date" and has a 2.36-inch screen. It also has GPS, a 3MP camera with auto focus, HSDPA, WiFi, and a microSD card slot. The E71x will be available in a couple of weeks through AT&T for $150 USD on a 2-year contract.

The Samsung Propel Pro is a slider smartphone with a QWERTY keypad. It has: a 2.55-inch screen with a 320 x 320 resolution, a 3MP camera with auto focus, WiFi, GPS, a 528MHz processor, 128MB of RAM, 3G, HSDPA, a microSD slot, Bluetooth, and a USB 2.0 slot. The specs aren't bad but it might turn you off to know that the phone is running on Windows Mobile 6.1. It will be available on April 14 through AT&T for $150 USD on a 2-year contract.

The Samsung Impression A877 has a 3.2-inch AMOLED (first AMOLED screen to hit the US) touchscreen with a WQVGA resolution and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It has quad-band GSM / dual-band UMTS with HSDPA support, Bluetooth, a 3MP camera with video recording, and a microSD card slot. This phone will be available on April 7 - later than the supposed March 29th release date - through AT&T for $200 on a 2-year contract.

The Samsung Magnet  has a QWERTY keypad and is nothing fancy. Its spec sheet is not available, but it should be the least expensive out of the 6 handsets. It will be available through AT&T in a couple of weeks, but there is no word on the price.

The LG Neon has an ugly colour scheme, but it does have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It packs a 2.4-inch screen, Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, a 2MP camera, FM radio, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot to expand the on-board memory, of course. It will be available shortly through AT&T for $100 USD on a 2-year contract.

The LG Xenon is the nicest looking phone out of the 6, in my opinion. It has a 2.8-inch touchscreen display with a 480 x 240 resolution and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It has quad-band GSM, dual-band UMTS with HSDPA support, a 2 (or possibly 3) MP camera, Bluetooth, a USB 2.0 slot, a microSD card slot, and WiFi. It should be available on April 9 through AT&T, but the price has not been announced yet.

Thank you GSM Arena for all these details!!

[GSM Arena]

Last.fm Delaying Mandatory Paid Subscriptions


Last week, Last.fm announced that they would soon start charging a mandatory fee for its users outside of the United States, UK, and Germany. Well, Last.fm's latest blog post (which was today) talked about how they are delaying the mandatory €3.00 fee because of a bunch of negative feedback from its users. Again, they cleared up the fact that they're not making enough money with the advertisements, hence the move to a mandatory payment. If you want to know what the whole blog post was about - including paying via your cell phone bill - click on the link below.


Dell's New Colourful Inspirons

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If you want to pick up one of the above 8 colours, the Dell Inspiron starts at a base price of $299 USD and will be available worldwide this Spring. You have a wide range of upgrades so that you can make the Inspiron PC fit to your own needs. It has your choice of a slim tower or mini-tower, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 750GB HDD (on the slim tower) or up to 1TB (on the mini-tower),optional HDMI connectivity, optional 19-in-1 media card reader, 6 USB 2.0 ports, and has dual optical drive options on the mini-tower with a Blu-ray. For the processor you have your choice of: Intel's Celeron, Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad; you can also go for AMD's Sempron, Athlon X2 or the Phenom X4 processors. It will also have your choice of integrated Intel or ATI Radeon graphics cards. It has a nice, slim factor so that you can place it just about anywhere you want vertically or horizontally. It has a nice, cheap base price so that it should be in anyone's budget. Don't forget - $299 USD in the Spring.

[Crunch Gear]

MacWorld Expo 2010 On February 9-13

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Looks like MacWorld Expo 2009 wasn't Apple's last MacWorld. There will be a MacWorld Expo 2010 and it will be held on February 9-13, 2010. It will be held at the Moscone Center in San Franciso. An e-mail has been circulating to previous attendees recently confirming MacWorld 2010.

[Mac Rumors]

Motorola Evoke QA4 Is Now Available

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One of Motorola's better looking phone (somewhat) is now available. The Evoke QA4 showed up on Motorola's site earlier this month, but it's now official. The latest Motorola handset is a slider that has a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, the regular numeric keypad, 3G, a 2MP camera, GPS, and a microSD slot. On its HTML browser, it has a landscape on-screen QWERTY keyboard and shortcuts to MySpace and YouTube. There is no word on what carriers will be holding the phone, but it is "likely" to be either Sprint or Verizon. Update: (Thanks to Boy Genius) Cricket will be the carrier of this phone and it will be released in Q2 2009.

[Electronista, Boy Genius]

LG GD900 To Have Multitouch And 3D S-Class UI

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I've loved the LG GD900 ever since I spotted the transparent keypad. One bad thing with the keypad is that you can barely see the numbers on the damn thing (pictured below). I also don't think they double as glasses, so that's a thumbs down (above). All problems aside, I'm still in love with it, design-wise only though. I wouldn't get it because it doesn't have my desired slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Anyways, let's move on to what I'm supposed to be talking about. CTIA Wireless is almost here, in Las Vegas I mean, and the LG GD900 will be rocking LG's new 3D S-Class UI at the event. Another interesting thing about the GD900 is that it will use the keypad as a touchpad (similar to what laptop's have) to control your mouse when you're mobile browsing. Apparently, it will also have multi-touch to zoom in on your pictures and stuff. The LG GD900 has a gorgeous 3-inch display and is expected to launch in Europe and Asia this May. Unfortunately, there has still been no word of a release in the US, maybe it'll be announced at CTIA Wireless. It's a nice looking phone, definitely.


Samung Music Phones M2710 and M2310 Leak

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First up we have the Samsung M2710 which is evidently a slider phone. This music phone doesn't have a full spec sheet listed, but so far we know that it has a 3.5mm headphone jack, an accelerometer, Bluetooth, and a mere 2MP camera. Of course, there will also be a memory card slot, and FM radio.

Next up is the Samsung M2310. This is another music phone but this time, it's a flipper. The specs on this phone are even more unknown than the M2710. It has EDGE, Bluetooth, FM radio, a memory card slot, and a camera but the megapixel count is unknown right now.

This is Samsung's latest leak, which consists of 2 music phones: the Samsung M2710 and the M2310. Unfortunately, the release date and pricing is unknown at this time. For more photos, click on the link below.

[GSM Arena]

Google Chome Beta For Mac Could Drop This Fall

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Yes, you heard it! Mac users are going to have wait until probably Fall for the Google Chrome for Mac beta. It sucks and you're probably all disappointed, but oh well. I have a Windows PC and you can hate me all you want. Mac's are still proving to be overpriced for me, with or without this economic meltdown. Basically, all of you Mac users are going to have to wait about a year after us Windows PC users got it. Nevertheless, I hope it overtakes Safari and Firefox's market share on Mac's when it is released. The first build could also have extensions, so it'll be interesting to see how Google plays this out.


It's Official! Skype For The iPhone Tomorrow; BlackBerry In May

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It's official! Skype is coming to the iPhone, via App Store tomorrow (Tuesday)! In addition to this news, the BlackBerry will also be getting Skype, but they're going to have to wait a couple of months, more specifically May. Obviously, for Skype to work you're going to have to be connected to the Internet via WiFi. Skype will also be usable with the iPod Touch 2G, if you have an external mic, again with the help of WiFi. So, Skype will be available tomorrow, thanks to the App Store. I don't know how much it will be sold for though, so I'll inform you about that tomorrow.