¬† A limited number of Dell Vostro 1310 and 1510 laptops with the wrong keyboard layout were shipped in Europe in the middle of April. The flaw was noticed by a Dell customer in UK. In¬† Dell Vostro 1310 the bottom row of letters on the keyboard was shifted to the right. That’s because the left Shift key is over sized and a new key, \, is placed between the Shift and Z keys, moving the entire row so that it doesn’t comply with a traditional keyboard layout. Dell will replace the keyboards for customers who have received the laptops with faulty keyboards. The laptops haven’t shipped in other parts of the world, so other regions aren’t affected by the glitch.(Continue reading)
Skype, is introducing its first plan for unlimited calls to overseas phones. For $9.95 per month the plan will allow unlimited calls to land-line phones in 34 countries. The countries encompassed include most of Europe, plus Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Malaysia. Skype is a subsidiary of eBay. Inc. Skype is available in 27 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. According to Skype,subscribers called phones for 1.7 billion minutes in the first three months of the year.
Hop-on Inc’s new disposable cellphone HOP2001 is to be released on Europe soon. The GSM/CDMA Dual Mode PDA HOP2001 model features Wi-Fi support, Windows Mobile 6(R), built-in GPS for use with Telenav GPS Navigator(TM) and a sleek, lightweight design. The price of the phone will be around 14 Euros.
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Sony claims to have released the world‚Äôs first pair of digital noise-canceling headphones. The innovative MDR-NC500D headphones use digital technology to more accurately reduce stress-inducing noise from planes, trains and buses. The Headphones are capable of 99% reduction of noise at 160 Hz. It has an internal Lithium-ion battery which can last for up to 16 hours. They are available online now for $400.(Continue reading)
It’s Science Fiction Month at Amazon.com, and you can save up to 50% on hundreds of DVDs.(Continue reading)
In Japan, an iPod Nano shoots out sparks when being plugged into a charger. The incident will be investigated by the Japan Trade Ministry. Apple has already claimed that they are looking into the cause of it and whether or not there have been any similar cases that may warrant a recall.(Continue reading)
The first commercially released personal music player capable of handling MP3 files MPMan F10 was launched in March 1998 by Korea’s Saehan. The first player has a 32MB of Flash storage, and stored songs encoded at 128Kb/s. After 10 years today’s iPod comes with almost 1 000 times larger storage.(Continue reading)
Japan gives visually impaired people an extra consideration by putting braille labels on beer cans. Japanese brewers stamp patterns of raised dots on top of their beer cans in Braille, the dots read “alcohol”.
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Apple Introduces New MacBook and MacBook Pro Models. The new MacBook Pro features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo technology with up to a 2.6 GHz processor with 6MB of shared L2 cache; up to 4GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory and up to a 300GB hard drive, plus NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with up to 512MB of video memory. Every MacBook and MacBook Pro includes a built-in iSight video camera which can be used for video-conferencing.
Price for new MacBookPro starts from $1 999(US)