I don’t think we have ever come across something as tough and rugged as this. The new ioSafe Solo external hard drives are not only just waterproof (something that many external HDDs are now claiming to be able to do) but also fire proof! If you’ve ever lost photos or videos from a defective memory card, you will know what that aching feeling is like.

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Say you had some confidential data or valuble photos / videos that you want to keep safe but you’re worried about when your old PC hard drive might suddenly just not boot up again – in this case you might just consider any branded external HDD, however the problem with these are that they’re not safe from physical abuse, in other words disaster protection. This is where the Solo excels above others we’ve seen in the past.

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Just last week we reported about Nokia’s next big plan to entering the portable netbook computing arena and now we have further specs and info for those who have been fascinated. The Nokia Booklet 3G has been claimed to pack 12 hours of battery life with a whole host of impressive hardware.

Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of DDR2 533 MHz RAM, a 120GB 1.8 inch 4200 RPM SATA hard drive with 8MB of cache, and a 10.1 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720…

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Looks like the prayers of many PlayStation fans have been answered. As some of you may have noticed, it has not been without a treacherous journey of leaked images, rumors and debates. The latest PlayStation or PS3 Slim game console will boast a 120GB hard drive. At a press conference ahead of the 2009 games convention – Games Com – in Cologne, Sony Entertainment has announced it is to reduce the price of its PlayStation 3 games consoles, this will apply to all consoles in stock effective immediately.

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Stealth Computers has launched their latest addition to the rugged portable computer line up. The NW-2000 (NW stands for Notebook Warrior by the way) is one special rugged laptop, not only has it been well equipped with plenty of protection but on board is actually a convertible tablet notebook with a resistive, 13.3-inch touchscreen display.

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Running on Intel’s 1.06GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, the NW-2000 has 2GB of RAM (4GB maximum), a 160GB shock-mounted hard-drive (or optional SSD), WiFi a/g/n, Bluetooth, gigabit ethernet and GPS, optional HSDPA, a standard DVD burner, PC card slot and fingerprint scanner.

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In terms of how tough this tablet laptop actually is, the NW-2000 has a spill-resistant keyboard and can cope with being dropped 91cm onto a wood-covered concrete surface 26 times in succession without suffering any impairments to its functionality.

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Sony has announced the upcoming release of the VAIO NW series PC notebooks. The new VAIO NW series is only 1.2-inch thick, making it a direct competitor against thin laptops such as the Macbook Air.

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The new VAIO NW series notebook computer features a quick web access button so you can get online without fully loading up your PC. It is also designed with unique tactile features such as a subtle textured surface applied across the cover and inside, and has an HDMI output for easy HD entertainment. Its environmental credentials are hard to miss with a one-touch “DISPLAY OFF” button and compliancy to the stringent ENERGY STAR 5.0 standard.

Gallery and more details after the break.

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Apart from the iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3.0 which were showcased at the WWDC yesterday, there is also now a new MacBook Pro lineup. Aluminum unibody as you will probably have guessed, the MacBook Pro family will include 13-inch, 15-inch and 17 inch.

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Improved features include 40% extended battery life, thanks to their lithium polymer built-in battery technology that can gest out a minimum of seven hours of work on a single charge. LED backlit displays will give better colour, multi-touch trackpad, an illuminated keyboard and guess what a new SD card (13 and 15-inch) or ExpressCard slot (17-inch), FireWire 800 port and new NVIDIA graphics display.

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Having achieved the world’s smallest PC title with the first generation Fit-PC, CompuLab have been making good progress with its second gen Fit-PC2. This time, the Fit-PC2 has been boasted with Intel’s Atom processor, making it another Acer Aspire Revo competitor. As you can imagine, the latest Fit-PC2 carries on with its predeccesor’s tiny build. Equipped with Atom Z530 1.6GHz or Z510 1.1GHz processor and Intel’s US15W SCH chipset as well as GMA500 integrated graphics.

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The Fit-PC2 has 1GB of RAM, a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive bay and a miniSD card slot. Also included is a HDMI HD output port. Connectivity wise, the Fit-PC2 isn’t bad at all. In addition to ethernet LAN, there is also built-in WiFi 802.11g which is exactly what we all like in a proper nettop. There is no doubt CompuLab have created yet another thoughtfully designed Fit-PC.

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