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The Daily Engadget: Palm's Pre Reviewed, iPod Competitor Admits Defeat

The Daily Engadget: Palm's Pre Reviewed, iPod Competitor Admits Defeat
Our friends over at Engadget obsessively cover everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics, which is why we compile this daily roundup of their top stuff (or, at least, what we think is tops). For more details on any of these stories, click on the Engadget links in each story below.

Engadget's Exhaustive Palm Pre Review
Wondering if Palm's soon-to-be-released Pre smartphone is the right one for you? You don't have to live in mystery any longer, thanks to Engadget's comprehensive review. They've covered every detail you could imagine -- and plenty you never would have.

Sandisk CEO Admits Defeat to Apple
With Palm about to make an attempt to grab the iPhone's smartphone dominance, it's interesting to see SanDisk CEO Eli Harari admitting defeat to Apple in the MP3 player race. His company is a distant second in device sales, and he's now admitting that there's nothing SanDisk can do to even shoot for the number one spot. Hey, at least he's humble.

Retina-Tracking Eyeglasses Could Control Computers

If you're like us, you wish your PC would just keep up with your eyes while you're surfing the Web or perusing an RSS reader. Naturally it doesn't, but auto-detection and window selection could be one potential feature offered by these new retinal-tracking glasses (conceived at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft), designed to tell where you're looking.

Microsoft Hates the Term 'Netbook'
There have been some legal wranglings surrounding the term "netbook" of late. Since those have been resolved, though, we thought we were free and clear to universally refer to the slim, small laptops as such. Microsoft, however, would rather we didn't. Apparently, the company prefers the term "low cost small notebook PC." Right.

NEC's 43-Inch Curved LCD on Sale Next Month
LCD displays are getting bigger and bigger, and that's a fact. In an attempt to make them a little easier on the eyes, NEC is launching the CRV43, a ridiculously wide monitor that has a subtle panoramic curve. It's the ultimate desktop accessory, but, at an expected price of $6,499, it sure won't come cheap.

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