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Pixel Qi conjuring up black magic technology for 40-hour laptops 29 November 2008 at 3:40 pm by

Sure, you can go out and get yourself a laptop right now that’ll go 12.5-hours strong, but what if your portable computer could nearly outlast your Aigo A215? While L’s mythical quad core lappie came close in theory, Mary Lou Jepsen’s (the former CTO at OLPC) startup is hoping to eventually create a machine that can last between 20 and 40-hours between charges. Pixel Qi is being pretty closelipped right now (and understandably so) about what exactly it has going on, but we get the idea the secret sauce is in a highly efficient display that will require far less power than traditional LCDs. The best part? We could see one of these longevous notebooks in the pipeline as early as 2H 2009, so we’d probably start stocking up on Red Bull right about now.

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SanDisk slashes some prices for the weekend, heading into world’s worst-named Monday By 29 November 2008 at 1:48 pm and have No Comments

“Cyber Monday.” You probably couldn’t pick a worse name for a day of conspicuous, retailer-defined consumerism, but you’re welcome to try. SanDisk decided to forgo the Black Friday insanity and instead run with three days of Cyber Monday sales, with up to 60% off those boring, ever-necessary flash memory products it’s so well known for — and Sansa players aplenty.

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How would you change Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9? By 26 September 2008 at 6:30 pm and have No Comments

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Once we all understood that the netbook was more than just a craze to be dominated by ASUS and its Eee brand, it was inevitable that Dell would join in. Sure enough, out popped the Inspiron Mini 9, priced competitively and loaded with hardware good enough to satisfy most in the market. Now that the first wave of machines have hit doorsteps (and subsequently, office desks, airplane tray tables and bathroom ledges), we’re curious to see if Dell’s foray into the already crowded netbook market was a play well made. Are you happy you chose Dell’s option over the others? Are you pleased with the value? Is the keyboard comfortable enough? Satisfied with the battery life? There’s too much competition in this space to let someone get away with a halfhearted effort, so feel free to really spill your guts on this one.

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