Author Archives: Paul Fang


Flat input system Cool Leaf, a mirror-like surface devoid of keys

Flat input system Cool Leaf, a mirror-like surface devoid of keys

Cool Leaf is an input system that’s one hundred percent flat, and keyless at that.  Created by Japanese company Minebea, the technology debuts as a series of input devices, ranging from a keyboard, a remote control, and a calculator.

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BlackBerry slider live photos leaked

BlackBerry slider live photos leaked

Live images of what seems to be like a BlackBerry slider phone have just surfaced online, and while source BlackBerry Leaks hasn’t been able to verify the authenticity of the images, this looks to be very much from maker RIM.

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Free motion stationary cycling, DIYed [Video]

Free motion stationary cycling, DIYed [Video]

Cycling workouts are difficult to actually execute when you’re living in a highly urbanized area like downtown New York or Los Angeles, or on those dark, rainy days.  For those who don’t feel like falling to the stationary bike as a last resort, there are these remarkable DIY-able free motion bicycle rollers.

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Sony Reader Daily Edition reviewed, mixed response to interface

Sony Reader Daily Edition reviewed, mixed response to interface

The Sony Reader Daily Edition combines a 3G wireless connection with a 7-inch touchscreen display larger than that on Amazon’s Kindle 2 or Barnes & Noble Nook ereaders.  It has been put up to the test by Laptop Magazine, and its interface has been praised as “well-designed”, although giving a somewhat “sluggish performance”.

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Hands-on with TiVo Premiere [Video]

Hands-on with TiVo Premiere [Video]

So we’ve just seen the launch of the TiVo Premiere series today; we’ve also spotted some first looks at the new TiVo models, and their visually-impressive UIs.  As we mentioned before, it’s based on Flash, which will undoubtedly open up all sorts of goodness and opportunities for future development.

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TiVo Premiere & Premiere XL officially announced, with new Flash-based interface

TiVo Premiere & Premiere XL officially announced, with new Flash-based interface

TiVo has officially announced its Series4, the TiVo Premiere and Premiere XL, which sports an all-new sleeker hardware design, and, hear this, a completely revamped high-def interface based on the Flash platform.  TiVo’s pitch?  “This is a one-box solution to combine all your content; cable programming, movies, web videos, and music “.

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Facebook app for Zune HD falls short on debut

Facebook app for Zune HD falls short on debut

Zune HD owners may have been given a nice treat yesterday with the newly released Facebook app, but the launch has been plagued with problems.  Microsoft has discovered a “technical issue with the application” and has partnered together with Facebook to identify the matter and provide a solution.

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Microsoft’s Mobile Surface in the works [Video]

Microsoft’s Mobile Surface in the works [Video]

Microsoft’s multi-touch Surface technology has garnered much attention since its preliminary release in 2008, but was called to be too cumbersome and pricey by some.  The tech giant has a new interaction project in the works, and what apparently seems to be a revamped mobile version of its tabletop-only Surface.

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iBuyPower Battalion Touch laptop deals battle wound

iBuyPower Battalion Touch laptop deals battle wound

iBuyPower surely didn’t expect a name could really be so, well, striking.  One of the brave reviewers at Laptop Magazine has been left a nasty cut by the company’s Battalion laptop, (the Touch CZ-10), due to the peeling off of the computer’s sharp-edged aluminum logo.

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Chilean quake will result in shorter days on Earth

Chilean quake will result in shorter days on Earth

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have used computer models to predict that the cataclysmic Chilean earthquake may have shifted the Earth’s axis by three inches, which will ultimately result in shorter days.

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Update from Sony: Playstation Network back online

Update from Sony: Playstation Network back online

After Sony warned PS3 owners today to step away from their consoles lest permanent data loss from issues plaguing the Playstation Network, The PlayStation Blog has been updated with a post that confirms that all services have been restored, and all PS3s good to go for the next round of gaming.

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Facebook app for Zune HD debuts

Facebook app for Zune HD debuts

We've just been informed that Microsoft has launched the Facebook app for its Zune HD platform, fulfilling a promise for many users who visit the social-networking site.  Facebook on Zune HD allows users to be constantly connected via the device’s built-in Wi-Fi, and allows status updates with personalized music with a simple touch.

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