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Archos announced six new MP3
and MP4 players in its Vision line of portable music and media devices. Archos says that they've sold over a
million of their previous music players internationally, which is no real challenge to Apple's dominance, but they hope these new players will bring that number up this year. Apple has this category all but locked down, but it's always nice to see new devices offering more choices for consumers.
The new Archos Vision players will be coming stores this Spring, with a variety of capacity and price options available.
Aimed at business customers, Dell's new
Vostro 3000 series thin, lightweight and durable
computers are now available starting at $649 and boasting the latest Intel Core processors, high-end graphics and
security. As part of the new Vostro 3000 Series, the powerful Vostro 3700 17.3-inch desktop replacement packs a Core i7 Quad Core processor, the more portable 14-inch Vostro 3400 offers up to eight hours of battery
with an optional nine-cell battery, and the
Vostro 3300 laptop is said to be the industry’s thinnest commercial 13-inch
with an integrated optical drive. Each model is equipped with an embedded webcam and
for videoconferencing, and the Vostro 3500
3700 models are also available with high definition WLED screens. The higher-end Vostro 3700 also offers up to 1GB of NVIDIA GeForce discrete
graphics, and a built-in
That slick wireless motion controller that Sony was showing off a while back was officially outed this week as the PlayStation Move motion controller for PlayStation 3. The device is scheduled launch worldwide this fall to take on Ninteno Wii and Microsoft's Project Natal wireless gaming platforms. Sony will also be releasing the new PlayStation Move sub-controller to be used along with the motion controller for intuitive navigation of in-game characters and objects.
To use the PlayStation Move Bluetooth wireless device with a PS3, gamers will also need a PlayStation Eye camera, and hopefully Sony will be shipping a bundled package when it's released. Pricing was not yet announced, but a bunch of third party game developers and publishers will support the PlayStation Move, so expect a slew of new videogames dedicated to the platform when it hits stores this Holiday season.
details from Sony:
The combination of the PS3 system and PlayStation Eye camera detects the precise movement, angle, and absolute position in 3D space of PlayStation Move motion controller, allowing users to intuitively play the game as if they themselves are within the game. PlayStation Move motion controller delivers unmatched accuracy through its advanced motion sensors, including a three-axis gyroscope, a three-axis accelerometer, and a terrestrial magnetic field sensor, as well as a color-changing sphere that is tracked by PlayStation Eye camera. Through PlayStation Move system, both fast and subtle motion can be detected, whether the user is swinging a tennis racket, or painting with a brush. With PlayStation Move motion controller, users can provide direct input through action buttons and an analog trigger, while receiving physical feedback from rumble functionality and visual feedback from the sphere's ability to display a variety of different colors. Furthermore, PlayStation Eye camera can capture the player's voice or image, enabling augmented reality experiences.
Pioneer Electronics is getting with the multi-touch craze, adding an industry first 5.8-inch multi-touch screen to the new DJM-2000 professional mixer, and giving DJs a new creative tool to keep the club pumping. You can connect Pioneer’s CDJ-2000 digital media players or any other compatible player to the DJM-2000 and get busy using multi-touch screen effects, Evolved Beat Effects, Pro DJ Link and MIDI controls. Bedroom DJs might find the $2,999 price tag over the top, but well paid superstar DJs can pick up the Pioneer DJM-2000 mixer starting in June.