I heard it through the grapevine that Carrie will be keeping with her Mac tradition in the new Sex and the City 2 film, but check out what Samantha is working with — the new HP TouchSmart 600 ($1,800). It seems like HP is everywhere fashion is these days, and I can't help but drool over this image. The computer not only looks great on set, but it's packing some serious heat under the hood as well.
The TouchSmart 600 seen here offers an Intel quad core processor, up to 8GB of RAM, up to a whopping 2TB of hard drive space, Blu-ray player, DVD burner, and an optional TV tuner so you can watch your favorite shows (and forgo buying a secondary TV) on the 23" touch-enabled, full HD 1080p display. Plus, with the included TouchSmart App program and HP Home, you can instantly launch your favorite apps — like Netflix, Hulu, Twitter, and more — with just a few taps of your finger. If that's not enough, you can connect your PC to your Xbox, Wii, or Playstation 3 to share media. What else could a geeky girl want?
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You've heard of popular Twitter clients Seesmic, TweetDeck, and Brizzly, but do you know Sobees? A new client for Windows users, the free application supports customization and multiple accounts, two important and sought-after features. Plus it supports your other favorite social networking sites, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, with many customization options to personalize your page and update all status messages at the same time.
For more on the client's impressive features, read more
If you've ever played an MMO (massively multiplayer online game), you may be familiar with the gaming headset. It's definitely the most effective way to game, as it keeps your hands free, and you don't have to worry about the rest of your apartment dwellers listening to the person on your team talking smack. However, the headsets aren't always so fashionable. Thankfully, Muse is tuned in to the geeks who want a little more than function and has released The Commander ($60) gaming headset. Coming with a noise-canceling microphone (to drown out unwanted background noise), this set is perfect for your Windows PC gaming, and even chatting it up with your pals over Skype.
I have a sudden urge for candy. Why? Well perhaps it's because Sony announced its new Vaio E Series notebooks earlier today, which come in an array of mouth-watering colors. Stocked with Windows 7, a 2.40GHz processor, and a 500GB hard drive, this portable notebook weighs in at just under six pounds. Some of the other impressive features include a 15.5 inch (HD available) screen, edge-to-edge keyboard (so you can type freely without cramping your hands), Bluetooth, and an optional Blu-ray player and HDMI output so you can watch all your HD movies on the go or on your big screen at home.
The Vaio E isn't just all brains and no beauty though. It's a looker with its customizable color combos: pick your exterior hue and customize the keyboard skin color on the inside. But if you're looking for something a little more subtle, there's matte brown, silver and gunmetal versions as well. And with a price tag of only $800 to start, the Vaio E is an affordable computing option for the geek on a budget.
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- The sleek and slim new Sony Vaios are here, priced from $800 to $1300 — CrunchGear
- That pretty white BlackBerry Bold we always see Kate Hudson using will soon be hitting shelves — Gizmodo
- Here's how you can share files between a Mac and PC — Unplggd
- These affordable and fun games are guaranteed to keep you entertained on your iPhone — Green Pixels
- There's a pretty good chance Rock Band will be coming to the iPhone — Joystiq
- It's giveaway and game time on GeekSugar! Be sure to log in and play our Best Video Game Ever bracket! — GeekSugar
Computers are totally fashionable, folks. Vivienne Tam impressed us all with her chic new HP digital clutch design at this year's Fashion Week, but HP couldn't get enough and debuted two more sleek and stylish Minis this week for you to drool over.
The HP Mini 110 (due out Sept. 23) has had a makeover by artist and designer Tord Boontje, and comes with 15 custom wallpapers, screensavers, and desktop themes all designed by Tord himself, while the Mini 311 ($329) has the classic swirls from the 10-inch Mini 1000 we all know and love, but in crisp, snowy white. The 311 got a screen and graphics boost as well, coming in with a HD 11.6 inch display and an upgraded NVIDIA ION graphics card.
The great social divide of who's a Mac and who's a PC is a complicated one (just ask the characters on Gossip Girl), but at the end of the day, you have to pick the machinery and operating system that best fits your lifestyle. If you don't have any love for Windows, there are plenty of silly ways to express your frustration. They won't alleviate the post Blue Screen pain, but they will make you giggle.
Windows Toilet Paper ($4) offers a straightforward stance you can flush away and is sure to be a conversation starter at geeky house parties. Or, if you're seeking a more subtle route, hide your Dell logo with an Apple sticker. No one will be the wiser.
Check out some other ways to wash away Windows below.