First Windows Mobile 6.5 beta ROM leaks

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Wmpoweruser is reporting that the first Windows Mobile 6.5 ROM has leaked and is available for Blue Angel (O2 XDA IIs, Qtek 9090, T-Mobile MDA III) devices. The ROM has leaked at XDA-developers, an enthusiast...

First Office 14 screenshot unveiled?

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Microsoft enthusiast and blogger Stephen Chapman sends word that he has discovered an early concept Office 14 screenshot from a PowerPoint presentation hosted on Microsoft.com. The screenshot itself appears to be from a slide deck...

Clear, first 4G network launched

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Clearwire and Intel have teamed up to produce the world's first 4G network that launched on January 6, 2009, in Portland, Oregon. The network called Clear allows consumers and businesses the chance to connect...

First Impulse Weekend Sale is On!

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The first ever "Impulse Buy" sale is going on in the  Impulse Store!  Several games are available and you will be able to download them immediately via the Impulse digital distribution system.  Pick up games...

World First OLED Wireless Photo Frame

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Kodak's wireless photo frame is the first to use Organic Light Emitting Diodes, the new technology expected to replace LCDs soon. The 7.6 inch frame sports a 800x480 resolution with a touch-sensitive frame (not...

Asus Eee Box - First Look

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As a brand name, Eee is a phenomenon. Scarily reminiscent of a console counterpart with which it rhymes, the Nintendo Wii, Asus' new Eee Box range has as much potential in the desktop sector. Of...

First flip-phone BlackBerry launched

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Research In Motion is launching a flip version of its popular BlackBerry Pearl smartphone, a move that reasserts its push into the consumer market. Like RIM's original Pearl model, the first-ever flip BlackBerry comes loaded...

First Impressions of Firefox 3

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Firefox 3 is finally here. I've been testing the betas and release candidates off and on and there's no doubt it's an improvement on Firefox 2, probably a big improvement. I'm moving over to it....

i'm Initiative donates $1.3M in its first year.

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The i'm Initiative, where every time someone who has chosen to participate in the i'm Initiative has a conversation using Messenger, Microsoft shares a portion of our advertising revenue with the organization selected by the...

Lukewarm reaction to first IE8 beta

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Yesterday at the MIX '08 session, Microsoft employees Ray Ozzie, Dean Hachamovitch and a host of Microsoft partners touted the new Silverlight and IE8 betas to what could be seen (from my perspective) as a...

Canada's First Mobile Education Research Centre

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A University of Guelph professor is establishing Canada's first mobile education research centre, with the support of a $620,000 grant from Research in Motion (RIM). The Centre for Mobile Education Research (CMER) will be...

Happy first birthday Windows Vista!

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365 days and 100 million licenses later, enthusiasm for a safe, reliable and engaging Windows Vista experience is high. Since the worldwide release of Windows Vista one year ago today, people are doing more and...

ASUS World's First Onboard Dual RV670XT with EAH3870X2

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ASUS, producer of top quality graphic solutions, has today unveiled the latest generation of AMD GPUs – the world´s first on-board dual RV670XT, with the ASUS EAH3870X2/G/3DHTI/1G and EAH3870X2/G/HTDI/1G. The EAH3870X2/G/3DHTI/1G comes equipped with the...

Sears First US Retailer to Use 2D Bar Codes

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Efforts to implement retail 2D bar codes in stores are accelerating: Sears, in conjuction with vendor ScanBuy, became the first U.S. retailer to begin a public trial that started in mid-December at a store in...

First Nvidia GeForce 9800GX2 Pics

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The first pictures of what seems to be the GeForce 9800GX2 have just popped up on the web. We now have a good idea of what the card looks like. We know that the 9800GX2...

Apple Trades at $200 for the First Time

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On Wednesday, shares of Apple Incorporated peaked at the $200 mark for the first time ever; they now stand at $198.95. Apple shares have traded between $76.77 and $199.33 in the past year, rising steadily...

First Russian BitTorrent User Sentenced

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With rampant piracy across much of Russia, one could be forgiven for thinking they don’t care about copyright there. That assertion is now up for debate as the first BitTorrent user in Russia is sentenced...

The First Year of IE7

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It's been a little over a year since we released IE7 on Windows XP and for Windows Vista, so I thought it would be worthwhile to talk about where we are after the year. According...

Microsoft First Office Up for Sale

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I sense a Neowin member with a lot of cash donating us a piece of history with our newly crowned Neowin HQ in the US. According to property retailers Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico,...

First look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 1

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I noticed that the Beta 1 for Firefox 3.0 was made available sometime yesterday. I've been curious as to whether the Firefox dev team would do a serious revamp for this release or just...

First Halo 3 Map Pack Arrives December 11

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Beginning December 11, three new multiplayer maps will be available for players of Bungie's Halo 3 (X360). Titled the Heroic Map Pack, its three maps--Foundry, Rat's Nest, and Standoff--will be downloadable from the online Xbox...

First Tests: AMD's New Phenom CPU Won't Scare Intel

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After months of anticipation, AMD is launching its Phenom desktop processor and "Spider" platform for desktop PCs. Its new Phenom chips feature a native quad-core design, a 65-nanometer manfufacturing process, and enhanced power management technology....

Apple releases first Leopard update

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Apple has released an update (10.5.1) for Leopard, which debuted just three weeks ago, that fixes, among other things, three issues with the Application Firewall that could lead network services to be exposed. The company...

Uruguay buys first '$100 laptops'

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The first official order for the so-called "$100 laptop" has been placed by the government of Uruguay. The South American country has bought 100,000 of the machines for schoolchildren aged six to 12. A further...

Blu-ray outsells HD-DVD in U.S. for first 9 months

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Home Media Research, a division of Home Media Magazine, has found that from January 1 through September 30, total U.S. sales of Sony's Blu-ray discs amounted to 2.6 million units compared with Toshiba's 1.4 million...

UWB group certifies first products

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The industry group behind UWB (ultrawideband) high-speed wireless has certified the first UWB chipsets, a move that helps usher in technologies including wireless USB and the next generation of Bluetooth. UWB is the radio technology...

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