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LCD Prices Show no Sign of Dropping

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Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2005, 19:18
Category: Hardware

ExtremeTech: “Although LCD panel manufacturers have invested billions in bringing up new LCD fabs, the market for LCD televisions and monitors continues to rage unabated. That will in turn consume the increasing supply of panels, which is expected to increase by 7.4 percent in the second quarter, 12.5 percent in the third quarter and 20 percent in the fourth quarter.”
Gizmodo: This claim is a stark contrast to Ars Technica‘s piece from last month which stated that “LCD prices have nowhere to go but down.”


BT510: Bluetooth Mouse of the Gods

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Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2005, 09:02
Category: Peripheral

RadTech BT510 Bluetooth MouseI have been using the new RadTech BT510 Bluetooth mouse (US$59.95) for a few days now and totally dig it. It’s a little larger than the BT500 making it more suited for day-to-day use on the desktop, whereas the smaller BT500 is more suited for your gear bag. The BT510 has one of the most brilliant features one could think of in a wireless mouse – a removable USB cable that keeps you in action where your batteries get drained. Read More about an undocumented feature that you’ve got to know about this great BT mouse…


PowerPage Wishlist: iTunes (Mega Update)

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Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2005, 08:07
Category: iTunes, Software

iPod Feature RequestLet’s face it. iTunes 4 is getting a little long in the tooth and is in desperate need of an update. The industry-standard application for syncing the iPod and for buying music online is beginning to show signs of old age. If Apple is going to continue its domination it needs to revise iTunes pretty soon. Don’t rest on your laurels Cupertino!
Updated with over 40 of your tips. Read on…


Why the iTunes Phone is Doomed Before Liftoff

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Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2005, 08:59
Category: Mobile Phone

iPodLounge: “BusinessWeek reports that Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and Cingular will introduce new services for downloading digital music directly to mobile phones later this year, and that the first two companies have already turned down carrying the Motorola iTunes phone because of their upcoming offerings.” Read More…