Ion Twin Video Camcorder features two-way/twin lens recording

Here's a novel new approach to camcorders. The Ion Twin Video features two cameras which record simultaneously in two back-to-back directions, producing a picture-in-picture recording. It looks quite a lot like the Flip, hooking up to a PC via USB,…

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Gerald LynchIon Twin Video Camcorder features two-way/twin lens recording

CES 2010: Final Thoughts

The Consumer Electronics show, the behemoth of tech, the Valhalla of gadgetry, has come and gone for yet another year. But this time, rather than arriving with a bang, it slinked into sight with something more like a whimper. CES…

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Gerald LynchCES 2010: Final Thoughts

CES 2010: Day 3 Round-Up

Another day, another Tech Digest CES 2010 round-up. Fancy Tweeting hands-free in your car or controlling your PC by breathing? Check today's top stories below and find out how. Twitter coming to Ford cars The digital equivalent of drink-driving? Motorola…

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Gerald LynchCES 2010: Day 3 Round-Up

Nvidia reveals Ion Platform which could bring high-definition and high powered gaming to netbooks

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Nvidia has unveiled its Ion Platform, based upon the GeForce 9400, claiming that if it were to be put into an Intel Atom-based netbook it could allow high definition footage and high-powered games to run with ease.

Nvidia reckons that the GeForce 9400 offers up to ten times the performance of the integrated graphics solution that comes with the Atom chip, featuring 16 processing cores and 52 GLOPS of processing power. Therein lies the problem, though: Intel’s Atom comes with its own integrated graphics, so separating it and allowing other manufacturers to sell their own GPUs along with the main processor is going to require some lobbying of Intel…

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Andy MerrettNvidia reveals Ion Platform which could bring high-definition and high powered gaming to netbooks

Novatech Ion: the ultra-cheap desktop PC with netbook innards

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That headline doesn’t sound hugely appealing, if I’m honest, but the Novatech Ion is exactly that — a very cheap desktop PC that utilises processor technology more often found in ultra-portable notebook PCs.

Claiming the Ion to be the lowest cost 17-inch widescreen PC on the UK market, Novatech uses a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 160GB hard drive, 1GB of memory, a DVD burner, 5.1-channel audio, and DirectX 9 Intel graphics…

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Andy MerrettNovatech Ion: the ultra-cheap desktop PC with netbook innards

Rock Band 2 deluxe drum kit from ION

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Do you know what? I’m pretty much past caring which rock game I buy to jump around with at home. Both Guitar Hero 4 and Rock Band 2 look bloody awesome and I’m going to grab a copy of each, but if it’s a one-or-the-other case for you, then pictures of the Rock Band 2 deluxe electronic drum kit may be just the kind of thing to sway your opinion…

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Daniel SungRock Band 2 deluxe drum kit from ION