PSP Go! Just around the corner.

The new PSP Go! is just around the corner, will you be adding one to your list of gadgets?

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Features:

Form factor: The PSP Go has a 3.8-inch wide screen (versus 4.3-inch on all previous PSP models).  It’s said to be 43 percent lighter than the PSP 300o0 which bring the weight to about 3.8 ounces.

Storage: The Go will offer 16GB of built-in flash memory, and it’s expandable via a Memory Stick Micro (M2) slot. There is no UMD (Universal Media Disc) drive on the PSP Go. While that no doubt allows for the smaller size it also means there’s no way to play existing PSP software you might own on the PSP Go. Games will now be downloaded digitally.  For those who don’t have access to internet or WiFi connections, download kiosks will be established in popular destinations so that players can conveniently get their gaming fix.

Controls: While the layout may be different, the control scheme on the PSP Go is little changed from earlier PSP models: a four-way d-pad on the left, the standard quartet of geometrically coded Sony controls (circle, square, cross, triangle) on the right, select/start buttons in the center, and the PS “home” button to the left of the screen.

Wireless: In addition Wi-Fi support, the PSP Go adds Bluetooth capability to the Sony handheld platform for the first time. That should allow standard Bluetooth headsets (and, presumably, A2DP headphones and speakers) to pair with the PSP Go.

Digital media support: The Go boasts the same support for music, video, and photo files as earlier PSPs, so you should have no trouble transferring gigabytes of media from a PC (or via the M2 flash media card). Sony will be releasing software called Media Go to help users manage the PSP’s content on their PC. The company is also promising a feature called “Sense Me” that will analyze your music library to play music based on a mood you choose.

PS3 integration: Again, it appears the existing connection between the PS3 and the PSP line will be carried over to the PSP Go. That includes the ability to cross-load some games and media, as well as the Remote Play option (access PS3-based content from the PSP over the Internet).

Price and availability: The PSP Go will be available in North America on October 1 for $249. (The portable console will go on sale in Europe the same day for 249 euros, and availability in Japan will follow a month later.)

Should you be considering a rugged laptop?

Do you often find yourself needing to use a laptop outside, during a rainstorm or perhaps while you are dune bashing in the desert? If you answer yes to this then a rugged laptop is definitely something you should consider.

While the rugged laptops are more expensive and the specs are lower, in comparison to normal laptops,  you will be able to  work in a wider variety of environments with a rugged laptop, whether this is environments where you need a sealed keyboard to protect  your equipment against water or other liquids.

The exterior openings will have a protective covering to protect the laptop from dust, water and other materials that might otherwise make their way into the interior of the computer.

If you tend to work in locations where there is an increased risk of your laptop being dropped from heights, then the rugged laptop has been designed so that they have a much stronger casing, which not only protects the body of the laptop but also the internal components such as the CPU, hard disk drive  and other drives which would normally take damage from being dropped.

I already mentioned the dune bashing, and that’s where having a rugged laptop is a good idea, the reason lies in the vibration protection which a rugged laptop has in order to protect your internal components against shock and vibration.

If you need to use your laptop near areas that are close to radio or power transmission equipment, then you will want to go with the rugged laptop, due to the fact that ordinary laptops don’t work well in areas which are in close proximity power transmittors, and some might even be damaged. The rugged laptop on the other hand is built in a way to protect the interior components from these dangers.

If your answer is yes, then perhaps it is time to get rid of the old laptop and exchange it for a more rugged version, you could either do this by selling your old laptop, or why not try bartering, who knows perhaps someone  has the rugged laptop you are looking for.

Tips for buying a motorboat

Even if you have years of boating experience, finding the best boat can still be a tiring task. Whether you are looking for fishing boats or yachts for sale, there are still some basic things you need to look out for.

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Among the several kinds of boats for sale, you have to choose one that fits your needs best. Figure out what is the most important aspect of boating for you. Will you use it as a fishing boat or a cruising boat? How many people should your boat be able to carry? How often will you be boating? These are examples of questions you may ask yourself when looking out for the perfect boat.

The price of the boats for sale is also something you should look at. Keep in mind the added maintenance and operation costs that the boat may have.

The basic types of boats are fishing boats, power boats, sailboats, personal boats, and self powered boats. Visit your local boat trader to acquaint yourself about these types of boats.

Fishing boats have several variations, mostly because they are used in different types of water. You need a different fishing boat for shallow freshwater fishing, and another one for deep ocean fishing. Of course, most fishing boats generally have storage and specially designed holders for your fishing needs (like poles, bait, storage for live fish, etc.) Your basic all-purpose fishing boat can be made of fiberglass, wood, or aluminum. Some fishing boats are even made specifically for catching fast kinds of fish like bass.

If you’re looking for a power boat instead of a fishing boat, there are also varied choices for you. You can have a bow rider, which allows people to sit in front (known as forward access), or even inflatable dinghies that are easily transported. Just because you don’t have a fishing boat, it doesn’t mean that you can’t fish with a power boat. Several powerboats have fishing and water-skiing modifications available.

Whether you buy a fishing boat, sailboat, or power boat, the financing and purchase agreements you go through will be very similar for all kinds of boats for sale. Make sure that your purchasing contract allows you to get your money back or replace the boat if it is not performing as promised. Get all warranties in writing in order to make the most out of your boat purchase.

Visit your marine supplies store or boat traders for other accessories and modifications you may want to add to your boat. Be sure to find a marine supplies store or a boat trader with gracious and informed staff so that your trip will not be a waste. Ask your boating friends for recommendations.

It may also help you to do a lot of research online or to hire a good surveyor when it comes to choosing the best boat for you. The bottom line is that the boat should meet your needs in terms of its use and performance. Happy boating!

The new Audi A1

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You are looking at the new 2010 Audi A1 that will be in production this October and will be launch in March 2010. This car was first seen in 2007 Tokyo Motor Show as a concept car. This car will be available with the latest 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre TSI petrol. Not to forget that the Quatro four wheel drive will also be available.

This will be a direct competition with the BMW Mini.

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What to wear beneath – Men’s newest Trends:

Men’s underwear and men’s swimwear used to be one of the most ignored segments of the clothing segment. Men did not have much choice in what they would wear at the beach or what they would wear to bed. But now, things have really turned around and there are a lot of designers that are looking actively in to the segment. This has resulted in a positive deluge of new designs for both men’s underwear and men’s swimwear. While some of them may be considered as bold and daring, many of them are quite practical and useful

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We can start with looking at what we have to men’s underwear now. Famous makers of men’s underwear are now concentrating on dividing the market in to several niches and then making products for them. There are new fabrics coming in, like the micro-weave that give the underwear a whole new level of comfort. Newer materials also enhance the elasticity of the underwear without taking away from the comfort. So now we have specialized underwear that support better. There are also underwear that sculpts to make your body looks its best in any dress.

However, the major change has really happened in the designer section of the underwear, where the man now faces things like thongs and g-strings for men. This was unheard of only recently, but now they are in wide availability and it really goes to show how differently manufacturers and designers are treating men’s underwear right now. The same goes for men’s swimwear. Before this new wave had appeared, men’s swimwear was only limited to the swimming trunks and the specialized sports swimwear. Neither of the two categories has been known to be very appealing. But now, we have an explosion of colors, designs and styles in that area as well.

So now we have things like the bikini swimwear for men. This is really a huge step forward in to making the man a sexier and more stylish creature on the beach and beside the pool. It is often highlighted that women take a lot of pain to look good wherever they are and whatever they wear. The same holds true for a lot of men these days. Men maintain their diets, watch their weights and work out regularly to get that well-sculpted physique that would get them the right looks. But their efforts were never so highlighted as they are being now.

These designer swimwear styles contain thongs, stringed thongs, g-strings, stringed pouches for men that are absolutely geared towards showing off the male body. Thus men’s swimwear is getting a whole new definition. And when it comes to colors and fabric, bold is definitely the flavor of the day. So you have spandex, nylon, etc. lining the shelves of men’s swimwear everywhere. And colors like bold red and yellow have come into high fashion for men. The amazing patterns, designs and textures that are available are just more indicators to show that designers are really working hard to make the man look his best.

How to get what you want without spending money…Barter!

While I was searching through the web, I stumbled upon a website called BarterQuest.com
which provides a nice amount of consumer electronics. It’s a trading platform, where you can post what you have and swap it for whatever you want. In my case IPods and apple accessories :) It’s a pretty cool site, where you can directly browse through the categories you are interested in, like
consumer electronics
cars
sporting goods
video/computer games
& much more

so if you want to save money and still get what you want, I can really recommend this website:
BarterQuest.com

BQ

iPod Touch Camera?

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The upcoming upgrade to the iPhone firmware promises to bring a host of new features to Apple’s smartphone and its sister device, the iPod touch. We also know that Apple will likely release an upgrade to the iPhone itself, with more memory and other enhancements this summer. But what about the iPhone touch’s hardware? Does Apple plan to give it a boost as well? Well, if the Internet rumor mill is correct, the answer is yes. According to reports, Apple may add a built-in camera to the iPod touch. This jibes with Apple’s supposed plans for a better camera with video-taking capabilities (at last) for the iPhone.

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