Ubuntu 11.04 to Include Unity as the Default Desktop Interface (Look Out Mac OS X Lion)

I hinted to this yesterday with our post on uTouch atop Ubuntu's new Unity interface for notebooks. It turns out that Ubuntu will include, according to Ubuntu founder, Mark Shuttleworth, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit going on this week (video coverage), its custom Unity interface as the default UI on top of GNOME for [...]

FaceTime Arrives on the Mac

Apple today unveiled FaceTime for Mac (previously only available to iPhone 4 and iPod touch devices). It's a free download and, as the name suggests, it's Mac-only. As you can see from the image above, FaceTime keeps the same portrait mode dimensions while  iPhone-to-Mac video conferencing. Weird thing... portrait mode is also used with Mac-to-Mac [...]

ExoPC Cranks Up the Buzz Machine for Its 11.6-inch Windows 7 Tablet

It appears that the ExoPC team has been hard at work not only prepping their ExoPC Slate device for launch in the next month or two, but they've been creating demo videos for potential buyers and the media. The videos showcase ExoPC's innovative custom tablet UI, media functionality, and the hardware itself, which looks impressive — [...]

Leaked Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410 Specs Dull Some of the New Mac Mini’s Luster

If you've been thinking of picking up a unibody Mac mini to use as an HTPC, you may want to hold off. Leaked specs of the upcoming Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410 have surfaced that shows it's quite the capable device. Highlights: Quad-core AMD processor (dual-core Intel processor on the Mac mini), up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, [...]

eMachines Jumps into the HTPC Game with the $299 Mini-e Home Entertainment Center

eMachines has pulled a new trick out of its computer bag, the $299.99 Mini-e Home Entertainment Center. The new pint size computer (9lbs., 7.1" L x 1.2" W x 7.1" H) has all the features you'd expect from a device of its kind, like HDMI, 802.11n, Gigabit Ethernet, S/PDIF, NVIDIA GeForce 9200 graphics, 2GB of [...]

JooJoo Reloaded – Now Running Windows 7, Mac OS X, Android, Jolicloud, and Other OSes

We knew it was going to happen. People have started leveraging JooJoo's recent USB update to install third-party OSes of their choosing on the $499, 12-inch tablet (specs). If you're interested in following along, The JooJoo Forum has a section dedicated to Custom Operating Systems. Members have already started documenting their success installing Windows 7 Embedded, Mac [...]

Apple Refreshes the Mac mini – Now Only 1.4-inches Thick, Unibody Construction

Chalk up another win for Apple's design team. Today Apple is unveiling its first HDMI, SD card reader equipped Mac mini with an aluminum unibody enclosure. The new Mac mini is just 7.7-inches wide and 1.4-inches thick. Inside is a 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, 320GB HDD, a slot-loading DVD drive, and [...]

Elgato EyeTV HD – First Mac DVR Solution for Cable/Satellite TV

Apple fans will happy to learn that Elgato's new EyeTV HD (MSRP $199.95) is the world's only DVR solution for Macs that's capable of recording premium cable/satellite TV in HD via a set-top's component output and leveraging an IR blaster. In addition, EyeTV HD's dual-format capture mode can record and stream content in iPhone and [...]