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Superspeed USB Coming to a Computer Near You



Superspeed USB (or USB 3.0) is currently in the last stages of its development and should start being integrated into computers and peripherals within the next 12 months.

This new technology promises speeds that are up to 10 times faster than current USB 2.0 we all know and love. Superspeed USB will be a welcomed upgrade for consumers that own high definition camcorders and are transferring huge files to portable hard drives using USB.

As an example, the developpers of the technology were able to transfer a 6GB video file at 320MB/s in less than 30 seconds! With current USB 2.0 technology, the same file would transfer in about 4 or 5 minutes.

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I don’t really see the point in this product but here it is: The iKIT by IMOVIO. It’s a super small portable “laptop” that has a small 2.8 inch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard.

This “computer” is to be used as a mobile messaging device. Features and specifications are not very impressive compared to the iPhone or current mobile devices such as some HTC phones and BlackBerry devices.

It will run a proprietary Linux version using a 312MHz Marvell CPU, 64MB of RAM, and 128MB of ROM (storage, applications, etc.). Expansion will be available through a MicroSD card slot.

Connectivity include Bluetooth, WiFi, USB (via optional cable). It measures only 95mm (L) x 65mm (W) x 15.5mm (H) and weighs in at 113g with the battery.


Nintendo DSi Officially Announced

Nintendo DSi

Nintendo DSi

In Tokyo this morning, Nintendo was announcing the launch of a new portable gaming console (the DSi) that would be available in November in Japan.

The new unit will be 2.6mm thick which is 12% less than the previous version due in part to the absence of a GBA cartridge slot. The DSi will feature two 3.25 inch screens and will be equipped with two 3MPix cameras; one inside and the other one outside of the unit. It will also feature an SD card reader, better WiFi, a web browser, and will come in either black or white.

Expect a price between $179 and $199.