Gateway Outs New NV Series Laptop With Built-In WiMAX

This is a pretty standard laptop; you get options for a Core i3 or Core i5 processors, AMD Athlon Turion chips, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM (upgradeable to 8GB), hard drive capacities up to 500GB, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and optional Blu-Ray or DVD drives. The main difference with this laptop is that the $699.99 model has a built-in WiMAX card. The service has to come from carriers across the country though, but you can still buy it today.

Press release is after the break.

Nintendo 3DS Launch, Final Design, And Launch Games Are Revealed

In a press conference in Japan, Nintendo has finalized the Nintendo 3DS design, specs, launch dates across the world and games currently available for it.

Starting off, the 3DS will cost ¥25,000 in Japan ($299 converted) and will launch in February 26 of 2011, while the U.S and Europe get their models in March, for yet-to-be-disclosed prices. Each 3DS will come a charger stand, an AC adapter, a 10cm Nintendo 3DS touch pen, a 2GB SD card, six augmented reality cards as well as instruction booklets. Dimensions are 134mm by 74mm. It is 21mm thick and weighs 230 grams and has a top screen of 3.53 inches and with an liquid crystal display of 800 x 240 pixels, while the button screen is 3.02 inches with another LCD of 320 x 240 pixels.

The 3DS also will have its own built-in emulator, so it can play games from Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance systems by downloading the titles.

The design aspectis very nice; the stylus is now more shall we say, sexy, and the two colors available will be blue and black, to start. Bundled software in the 3DS are “Nintendo 3DS cameras,” “Nintendo 3DS sound,” Mii Studio,” “Chance Encounter Mii Plaza,” “AR Games” and “Book” (an eBook readers, perhaps?). The hardware also allows you to exchange data with other 3DS users (tag mode) and auto-download files via Wi-Fi in sleep mode (nice!).

At this link, you can see a video with all games currently in development, like Ocarina of Time 3D and other extremely well-known franchises.

On the Editor’s Note I’m very much liking the 3DS so far. I’ll buy one,or even get a review unit, then buy one after I’ve assured both the guys and gals reading this, and myself that the 3DS is truly awesome as Nintendo is marketing it.

HP Slate 500 Seen (Again) In Leaked Photos

Does this ever get tiring? In a way, yes, in another way, no. The HP Slate 500 that was seen on YouTube without its makeup on was just sent to CNET, in the form of spy shots. According to their source, the Slate will be released in the end of October, with a full version of plain-old Windows 7.  As an acknowledgement of the readers here that have no idea of what the HP Slate 500 is, here’s a full page of content all about it.

Toshiba’s Shiny New External Hard Drives Can Speak Fluent USB 3.0

Today, Toshiba has outed some news hard drives that are entirely portable and use USB 3.0 connections, have pre-loaded backup software and 256-bit data encryption, and come in 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB storage sizes, that carry the manufacture’s suggested retail price of $119, $129, and $179, respectively. Also the entire line is available in hippy-geek designs as seen above this blob of text and will be available at all major gadget stores.

AOL Might Just Buy TechCrunch (Update: They Have)

AOL, a York-based online media company that you’ve all probably heard of several years ago and don’t even hear of now, is on the verge of buying Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch. A deal like this with so much media attention might cause it to fall apart, but at the moment I don’t deem it very possible. AOL and Arrington are obviously not responding to comment, and the deal has yet to be made official. There’s heavy speculation though that it might be at the SF TechCrunch Disrupt going on now and that AOL’s CEO Tim Armstrong might make an appearance.

However it may go, congrats to Arrington and his team.

Updated: It’s official. AOL’s Armstrong has already posted it on TechCrunch, and I give hats off to Arrington and his team. Well done.

Sponsored Post: Recycle Phones For The Environment

Recycling is an important action that we all must take in order to ensure that our environment stays in a tolerable balance, so we don’t experience harsher global warming then we already are witnessing (and it’s happening, fast). That includes the gadgets you read about everyday on LaptopMemo. If you ask yourself where are you going to put that old phone away for example, or if you don’t have anyone to give it to, or don’t want to sell it, then you could make good use of mobile phone recycling sites (besides all of the above). SellYourMobile is one I’ve heard of and that works (Disclaimer: they are a sponsor of LaptopMemo) and it’s a place where you can sell your mobile for cash.  They’ll compare the best mobile phone recycling sites for you, and then you pick from the suggestions, and obviously, you should pick the best one you can find.

Also stay clear of the scams out there, because just like eBay and Craigslist, there are always those who just want to mess around with your time. And to those guys: please find something better to do, because we all consider you to be douches.

Another cool feature on the site is the Mobile Phone Recycling Price Comparison Tool, which asks for the model/make of your phone, and targets the most rewarding recycling site for you (in terms of how much green they’ll fork over to you).

So, that’s that. If you want to sell phones for cash, and even if you’re in the UK, then give SellYourMobile a try. And hey, they might just sell my phone.

The New iPod Nano Only Costs $45.10 To Make, But It’s Priced At $149

I’ve heard of profit margin, but Apple has taken it to a new level. The production costs for the new iPod Nano, which is now sans a camera and clickwheel, are $43.73 in materials and $1.37 in total manufacturing costs. The most expensive components on the watch0like MP3 player are the 8GB of NAND Flash memory ($14.40), the display ($11.50), and the Samsung processor ($4.95). Also keep in mind each iPod Nano comes with its own headset and USB cable. But still those items are probably super-cheap as well, so we can only draw this to one conclusion: Apple is charging you for the iPod Nano because they can and want to.

And what about the $49 iPod Shuffle? It must cost like what, 20 dollars to make?

Via: TGDaily