Microsoft has decided to more than double its Hotmail service capacity and will now store up to 5 GB of e-mail messages and images. They are undoubtedly hoping that this move will take them from the number 2 spot and unseat their rival Yahoo. The company also says that its performance will speed up, it will combine duplicate contacts in its address book, there will be a new “report phishing button,” and an option to log in straight to your inbox from the home page.
“We know this is going to be a big hit with a lot of you out there in blog land,” said Ellie Powers-Boyle, a program manager for Windows Live Hotmail.
It certainly is a big hit with those of us who like our Hotmail and have stuck with it despite the mini-storage for all these years.
Read More | Post-Bulletin
We love the effect of 360º panoramic photos, but unless you are a professional that can afford the large and sometimes overpriced equipment, you just have to be content seeing the work of others’ efforts. Designer Hye-Jeong Yang has come up with the Sony Panoramic Digital Concept Camera that you set on a flat surface at the angle you want and, as it rotates, it takes in the whole view in a single image or video. You can then save it on a memory card. Still at the prototype stage, we suspect it will not be long before it comes to a retailer near you.
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So, now that all three of the new iPods are available for mass consumption, we figured we would put all three next to each other to truly show the sizes of the three brothers iPod. We took an iPod with video, a second generation iPod nano, and the second generation iPod shuffle, forced them to lay all over each other, and took images of the affair. Click on to check out the gallery.
Read More | iPod Size Comparison Gallery
We just got our hands on the new Motorola KRZR, and went to work immediately to get an unboxing gallery up for those of you who swing that way. Head on over and check out the KRZR Unboxing Gallery to see 17 great images of the device, and feel free to leave comments on any of those pictures. Anyone else pick one of these up yet? Any impressions?
Interestingly enough, we unboxed the Motorola KRZR phone without a box. Weird, we know, however the phone arrived from Motorola in a FedEx shipping back. Loose. Accessories were sealed, and the KRZR phone itself was in a neat little pouch - but there was no box to be seen. We figured we wouldn’t let that stop us from sharing the KRZR image love, so click on to head over to our MotoKRZR unboxing gallery.
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It seems the internets just can’t get enough Wii information - and with the launch a little over a month away, tasty pics and rumomrs are springing up all over the place. Just so you don’t have to go anywhere else, we’ve compiled all of this week’s major Wii stories into one meaty, juicy post.
See more after the jump, including pics of the first Wii accessories, launch date rumors, and other tidbits.
Famitsu released a bunch of detailed images from the Playstation 3 20GB and 60GB model, including some comparisons with the original Playstation 2. The 20GB and 60GB models look very similar, of course, with a different bezel color across the front. The 60GB model also adds the various flash media slots under the front flap. A long string of logos adorns the console, with all the multimedia options it supports, including Blu-Ray, DVD-ROM, Super Audio CD, and Dolby TRUEHD. The new SIXAXIS controller is also compared with the old Dual Shock, and some other changes have been made beyond wireless support and the lack of rumble. Famitsu highlights changes to the L2 and R2 triggers; it looks like these are shaped slightly differently and have a larger range of motion than the Dual Shock.
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GoNintendo managed to score a bunch of Wii nunchuck pictures, including an apparent autopsy shot showing the controller disassembled. The image watermarks indicate that they come from a site called ChinaGBA, which appears to be completely broken under load at this time. Still, GoNintendo is hosting a good portion of the images locally, so gamers can get a look at some close-ups of the nunchuck controller while they wait for the original site to recover.
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We just picked up one of the new 2G iPod nanos for your unboxing pleasure. The little bugger is definitely sexy, and the brighter screen helps out quite a bit. Jump on over to our 2G nano unboxing gallery for a bunch of images, and feel free to let us know what you think. Oh, and why the pink nano? We can’t explain it, but while perusing the new models at the Apple Store, this one kept calling our name. Go figure.
Read More | Pink iPod nano Unboxing Gallery
Hitachi’s new DZ-GX3100E Camcorder was previewed at the IFA in Berlin. Utilizing what they refer to as “Movie Master Technology”, this DVD Cam with a 1.3 Megapixel CCD records straight onto DVD disk and SD Memory Card. Using a USB 2.0, you can connect it to your PC to download your videos.
- Utilizes 8cm DVD-RAM/-R/-RW/+RW Disc Media
- 1 Second Quick Start Function
- True 16:9 Wide Screen Recording
- High Quality MPEG2 Video Recording
- SD Multimedia Card Slot
- Digital Stereo Sound
- Recording Time: - 36 mins (Extra Fine Quality Mode) - 60 mins (Fine Quality Mode) - 120 mins (Standard Quality Mode)
- 2.7” Colour TFT LCD Monitor Screen
- Digital Still Photo Mode: Stores 1998 Digital Still Images
- Recording Mode: Moving (MPEG2) / Still (JPEG) / Audio (Digital Stereo)
- Disc can be used to playback on most DVD Players & DVD-ROM Drives
- Photo Capture Function
The DX has a MSRP of £349.99 (~$659). Check with Hitachi for U.S. availability date. I’m ready for my close-up now, Mr. DeMille.
Read More | Hitachi Product Page