Phosphor World Time E-Ink Watch Review

It’s a watch and it’s a gadget. It’s an e-ink watch! That’s right; the same technology used in your Kindle, Nook, Alex, or what have you is in fact now in a decently priced digital watch with built-in date and day, world time, and a “night” mode. Jump on after the break to see what is good (or bad) about the Phosphor World Time E-Ink watch review unit that I’ve tested for a week.

Windows 7 Has Sold 240 Million Copies In One Year. That’s A Lot

Do you know what’s really selling? Windows 7. Within one year the new operating system representing Microsoft has sold 240 million copies, or licenses. While the Mac has 5% of market share, Windows 7 has 91% of it. While the execs at Microsoft jump in their seats with the outstanding success of Windows 7 and the release of Windows Phone 7 on November 8th, one thing comes to mind:  who doesn’t own a Windows PC? Via: Reuters

Dell’s New XPS Laptops Now On Sale With USB 3.0 And JBL Speakers

Talk about a premium computer. The new XPS line of laptops, have primarily Core i5 processors, 460M processors, Nvidia GeForce 420M graphics cards, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drives, which is the basic package. You can beef up the price to get Blu-Ray drives, Core i7 and such. Each lappy has a 720p HD recording webcam (zing!), USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, JBL speakers, and HDMI 1.4.

The 14-incher weighs 5.35 pounds (2.4kg), and the 17-incher is 7.57 (3.4kg). The XPS 14 is $899, the 15-inch$849 and 17-inch $949. Not bad, Dell. Via: Dell

T-Mobile HTC HD7 Launches On November 8th For $199.99

Going ‘Back To Windows Phone 7’, the Microsoft-developed mobile OS with plenty of promise will have its flagship — the HTC HD7 — debut on T-Mobile this coming November 8th, for $199.99 on a 2 year agreement. This beast has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch screen, 16GB of onboard storage, 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, Netflix and T-Mobile TV support. Mmm.

Via: T-Mobile

Call Of Duty: Black Ops PC Requirements Leak

If you’re not into all this Apple news right now and want, let’s say, a game to be in your news, have no fear. I’m pleased to say that the Call Of Duty: Black Ops specs leaked for PC today, and it’ll be available via Steam, which is also a requirement (that you have an account). Here is the list for Black Ops, coming out on November 9th (same day as CES Preview, where I’ll be):

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Download Minimum System Requirements

* OS: Windows® Vista / XP / 7
* Processor:Intel® Core™2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 or better
* Memory: 2GB
* HDD:12GB**
* Video: Shader 3.0 or better 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600GT / ATI Radeon® X1950Pro or better
* Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
* DirectX: 9.0c

I don’t know about you, but these specs are pretty decent, and I’ll run it with the M11x I unboxed earlier, on high settings. What about you? Via: Kotaku

Alienware M11x R2 Unboxing (video!)

What makes the Alienware M11x have the naming scheme “R2” next to it? It stands for Revision 2, because it includes the new Nvidia Optimus graphics switching tech based on the same discrete GeForce 335m graphics setup with Intel HD graphics. This particular unit also has a Core i7 ULV CPU running at 1.20 GHz, and can be overclocked via the BIOS to a freakish 2.26 GHz while still staying moderately warm, but not hot. The screen is the same 11.6 WLED with 1336×768 resolution, and this particular unit (again) has a matte black finish with a rubber feel The unboxing is above, available in glorious HD.

The full review comes next week, along with more unboxings and surprises.

A New Macbook Air With 11.6-inch Screen And 13″ Versions Is Now Official

The new Macbook Air is at its thickest point, .68 inches, weighs 2.9 pounds, and at its thinnest point is .10 of an inch. It uses the same Unibody constructions used in all Macbooks, a 13.3 inch screen with 1440×900 resolution, 802.11n Wi-Fi, full size multitouch trackpads and keyboard, a Facetime camera, 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo processor, Nvidia 320M Geforce graphics, and uses only 128GB or 256GB of flash storage for instant-on usage. The battery should last 7 hours in Web usage and 30 days on standby time.

Some of the same specs apply to the 11.6 screen model with a 1366×768 resolution screen and 64GB to 128GB SSD storage, 1.4 GHz Core 2 Duo model except being lighter than 2.9 pounds at 2.3 pounds and is thinner, although having 5 hours of battery life, less than the larger model. Pricing schemes are as follows: the 11.6-inch model has 64GB of flash memory for $999, and get a a faster processor for $1299. All models have the Nvidia graphics cards and 2GB of RAM. Both are available starting today.

On a personal note, I see that the new Macbook Air might make a fine addition to my laptop collection, but is it necessary? In one word: if you have $999 bucks to spare on a Mac: hell yes.