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Podium 1 Speakers : One Inch Thick and Six Feet Tall

The ultra slim Podium Model 1 pair of speakers are only one-inch thick, and radiate sound from the front and back. Cnet's Guttenberg says that it may not be for all audio nuts: "The large sound is unlike any box speaker I've ever heard, much more like live music." But he says that the distributor, Sam Laufer, intends to use their thinness as a selling point for caterers and others who want a big yet portable sound. At $8,000 (BDT 560,000) a pair, it sure has some outrageous pricing!



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Nokia 3110 goes Green!

Nokia, the Finnish phone giant has 'evolved' its 3110 model to become greener. The Nokia 3110 Evolve has "bio-covers" made from more than 50% renewable material, its packaging has been reduced in size and comes from 60% recycled content. It also comes with Nokia's most efficient charger, using 94% less energy than Energy Star requirements dictate. As green as it can possibly get!

Pentax K20D and K200D Digital SLRs Rumoured

Rumors fly about a couple of shiny new Pentax digital SLRs, possibly rolling out on January 24th next year. The Pentax K20D will allegedly replace and look a lot like the $799 K10D (pictured here) that shipped over a year ago, and the K200D is due to replace the aging K100D. If the rumours are true, this is going to be good.

The K20D is said to have a 14-megapixel CMOS sensor instead of the K10D's 10.2 megapixel sensor, along with a 14-bit RAW A/D Processor and our favorite, a 3-inch live view LCD. There will be improved image stabilization inside the virtually unchanged camera body, a shake reduction system Pentax has traditionally approached by moving the CCD rather than shifting lens elements.

The K200D will have a 10-megapixel sensor manufactured by Sony, and a PRIME 12-bit image processor. It will be able to dish out three frames per second, and also may have that larger 3-inch LCD.


Compiled by : Mahdin Mahboob

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