Author Archives: Evan Selleck

Evan Selleck has an innate love for technology, gadgets, and shiny things. He's a father, which is the only thing that out-classes his love for writing. He's been writing about technology for three years.

MSI Tablet with Built-In Projector is Just a Prototype

MSI Tablet with Built-In Projector is Just a Prototype

Not too long ago, it looked like projectors were picking up speed and heading into the mainstream market. They were even being built into phones. But then that phase seemed to get passed over relatively quickly. One market that seems to have shied away from the projector, is the tablet market. To some, a projector and a tablet would make the perfect bed fellows. MSI apparently agrees with those folks, and have created a prototype device that, at least right now, runs Windows 7 and is powered by Intel.

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New Study Shows Kids Are Losing Touch with Reality, Focusing on a Virtual Existence

New Study Shows Kids Are Losing Touch with Reality, Focusing on a Virtual Existence

Yesterday, we reported that 7,000 students in Florida were currently enrolled in an e-learning classroom, where a teacher wasn't required, if not needed at all, and learned core lessons from a computer. We've seen how education departments trying to save money have turned to robots to help in any way they can. And, further back, we've seen how the iPad was being made part of lesson plans in some schools. The "negatives" of these changes are obvious, but new research may show us, bluntly, why this future may not be the best for our kids.

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India’s $35 Tablet Loses Primary Contractor, Could Face Delays

India’s $35 Tablet Loses Primary Contractor, Could Face Delays

The $35 tablet from India has fallen out of the spotlight since its debut back in July, 2010. The last time the device managed to rise above the water, was the allegations that the device wasn't manufactured in India at all, but had been outsourced to China. Before that, it was rumored that the specifications for the device had found their way onto the 'net, thanks to the similarities it held with another tablet device. But the tablet has popped up again, but with more disappointing news. It looks like the device could be facing a delay.

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Sony PSP Firmware Update to v6.37 Coming Soon

Sony PSP Firmware Update to v6.37 Coming Soon

Despite the rumors swirling around that the next version of the PlayStation Portable (PSP) will be announced on January 27th, Sony has announced on their official blog that they're not forgetting about the current generation of PSP out there in the wild. Unfortunately, Sony's being pretty tight-lipped about the update, providing a bare minimum of information on their site to announce the firmware update.

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iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Released

iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Released

It's been only a week since Apple unveiled the initial Beta release for iOS 4.3, but the Cupertino-based company keeps moving right along. They've just released the second Beta for the latest version of their mobile Operating System (OS), and if it's anything like the first Beta, the second version will probably hide a few key surprises to keep us tantalized for the final, official release.

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Microsoft Discovers Third-Party Source for “Phantom Data” Issue

Microsoft Discovers Third-Party Source for “Phantom Data” Issue

Whether Microsoft thought the "phantom data" situation was news worthy enough or not, it seems the Redmond-based company has chosen a low-key method of fixing the situation. Answering a question by Nick Eaton from Seattle PI, which asked the company directly about the situation, the company actually told him that they've not only figured out what's causing it, but that they're currently working on a fix for the problem.

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iPad 2 May Feature a Proximity Sensor

iPad 2 May Feature a Proximity Sensor

Thanks to BlogDoiPhone, another little detail about the second generation iPad may have just been discovered. While it's not as breathtaking as some other leaks, or rumors, this new snippet is a sure sign that Apple is continuing their focus on the details. Surely, adding a proximity sensor to the iPad 2 can't be seen as revolutionary or futuristic, but if it helps with battery life in a case, we can't argue with its implementation.

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Retailers Shed Some Light on Nintendo 3DS Game Prices

Retailers Shed Some Light on Nintendo 3DS Game Prices

The Nintendo 3DS is official, now in Japan, the United States, and Europe -- with pricing finally uncovered. Nintendo also announced that they will have upwards of 30 games available after the 3D gaming unit's launch, leading up to E3. However, the company is being quite on which titles are actually going to be considered "launch titles." Furthermore, Nintendo isn't opening up on pricing for those titles, either. But, a quick search over videogame retailers may provide a pretty clear answer.

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Ocean Empire Super Yacht is Self-Sustainable, Costs $17 Million

Ocean Empire Super Yacht is Self-Sustainable, Costs $17 Million

$17 million for a self-sustainable super yacht may seem like a steal to some people. But, as many yachts have proven in the past, it's all about the features on board that make the price make more sense. For the Ocean Empire, being called the first-ever zero carbon life support vessel isn't good enough. No, the designers wanted to make sure that there's plenty of eco-friendly elements, along with plenty of room for people to live their day-to-day lives on board.

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Best Buy Shying Away from the Verizon iPhone 4?

Best Buy Shying Away from the Verizon iPhone 4?

A leaked document from an internal Best Buy training manual may put the national retailer in some hot water, if it turns out to be true in any capacity. According to GearLive, who managed to get a snapshot of the internal document, it looks like Best Buy will be not only shying away from the Verizon iPhone 4, but going as far as to not recommend it to would-be customers.

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7,000 Students in Florida Public School District Enrolled in Virtual Classrooms

7,000 Students in Florida Public School District Enrolled in Virtual Classrooms

Trying to save costs is part of a business. No matter the business, saving money, so that money can be spent in other key areas, is the way the world turns. For teachers, unfortunately, it usually means that something gets cut. We've already seen other countries try to use telepresence robots to cut back costs, and now here in the United States it seems that children are being enrolled in virtual classrooms at a pretty staggering rate.

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