We often feature some basic help for readers who have just started using their new Macs and can’t find their way around a completely new but simplier OS environment. This latest gadget from Belkin will in our opinion definitely make Macs even more attractive compared to Windows PCs because the Switch-to-Mac cable makes your file transferring process from Windows to Mac OS X as simple as… well just sitting there without doing anything, because it automatically does it all for you!

Belkin’s Switch-to-Mac cable helps you transfer not just files from your PC but also your original settings and preferences. Unlike existing products where you have to drag and drop specific files you want to transfer. The Switch-to-Mac cable has its own Migration Assistant which is compatible with Windows XP and Vista, it automatically moves your music, photos, files (and more!) and internet preferences the way you want it, this makes your transition from Windows PC to Mac OS X as trouble free as possible (not that anything ever goes wrong on Macs…).

The Switch-to-Mac cable is expected to be out soon at an affordable price of $50 USD.

[via Engadget, Belkin]

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If you’ve got some time with nothing to do on this Friday morning then I would suggest you take a look at this video. You might have seen it already somewhere else, but we’ve found it quite entertaining to watch it repeatedly! Sad I know, well if you haven’t seen it, it’s basically a neat collection of faces and combination (I believe it’s done by a French guy?). Enjoy!

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Like the Apple iMac, HP TouchSmart or Sony’s VAIO JS Series, NEC is now launching its own range of all in one PCs, two of them in fact – PowerMate P4000 and P6000. As you will have guessed, the P4000 has a more minimalistic spec compared to the P6000, though their specs don’t actually make them the best in the game of all in one PCs, I suppose this does offer consumers more options over which ones would suit them the best. The 16-inch P4000 has a 1.9GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor, NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G integrated graphics chip, 1GBof RAM, and a 250GB hard drive. The 19-inch P6000 has a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, NVIDIA GeForce 9300 graphics card, 2GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive.

[via GearCrave]

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Vertu phones are well known to be used by the rich and the famous and rightly so this phone has the most elegant design I’ve seen for a long time. The gallery below you see below is of the new Vertu called the Signature S Design and I reckon if you own the original Signature then you will definitely like this new one even more!

The handset measures 130 x 42 x 13 mm and supports quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) and dual-band 3G (850/2100MHz). The Signature S Design will also support Wi-Fi and bluetooth. Most importantly, with white gold, yellow gold or stainless steel to choose from, that OLED display will even look more stunning!

More info on the latest Vertu Signature S Design over at Vertu’s official web here

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Virgin Media which I stopped using over a month ago has always promised super fast broadband speeds of up to 50Mbps. However this has also always been subjected to certain limited areas within the UK. First just let me work out for you what that speed means, I’m sure all of you will have streamed or downloaded films at some point. If you had broadband that was capable of speeds of 50Mbps, its enough to download around 6 megabytes every second. That means a 5GB HD movie will download in less than 15 minutes, that’s stunning!

Now Virgin has decided to share their super fibre optic speeds and technology with the rest of us and to get that going they have chosen a brand new broadband modem that will be just as impressive. This new broadband modem has a gorgeous glossy black touch to its exterior and is unlike any gadget I’ve ever seen from a company that provides broadband! It’s not an all in one broadband modem plus WiFi router which explains why around the back there’s a single ethernet port, which will connect to a wireless router or direct to a PC.

We don’t know when this would be available yet, but first, we need Virgin to put us out of our misery and tell us the price!

[via Virgin]

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Video: Review of BlackBerry Storm 9500

On November 12, 2008, in Cell Phones, by KLS

We’ve talked quite abit about the new BlackBerry Storm has it was first unveiled, you will also remember we featured a hands on first look at the phone last month. This week we received an update from Tom over at Stuff.tv about their latest review of the new flagship and we highly recommend you watch it (below), it’s got great detail on some of the features which many were hoping to find out more about.

For example, RIM’s clickable touchscreen technology which really is quite something if you know how difficult it is for these to work properly. Also like we mentioned before, on the BlackBerry Storm you can create texts in the horizontal or landscape position without having the install an additional paid application, for some odd reason Steve Jobs never thought of this on the iPhone. The user interface and additional functions like GPS all seem to work pretty well, however the major downside in my view is the lack of WiFi which means you’re having to rely on HSDPA via Vodafone.

[via Stuff.tv]

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The security and surveillance company Macroswiss illustrates in the following video some of the newest and latest robotic technology which they have been working on. The little spybot with the built-in mini Uzi is neat, but also check out the Hydrobot, which is a spybot for boats taking the form of a floating seagull as a disguise to hide away it’s cameras.

Though what you see are essentially Macroswiss’ robots in its very early demo stages and are literallly concepts in the making, if you’re interested there are also a number of other videos available online via YouTube (search for Macroswiss Security Robots on FutureWeapons).

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