We all know what Apple has been pushing out the patents for ideas that range from being very practice and useful to just outright off the wall. The latest of patents made by Apple to be released into the world is an iSight camera that is placed behind the display screen in what is depicted as a MacBook.
Palm just won Best In Show as well as the People’s Voice Award over Sony’s new Vaio P at he Consumer Electronics Expo (CES) on Sunday with the announcement of the new Palm Pre. This new smartphone runs the new webOS operating system that Palm has been working on recently.
SanDisk just released their 16GB microSD card for double the previous storage space of the 8GB versions. We all suspected a 32GB microSD card was in the works, but it would be a while before that came to market. Who would have suspected a 2 terabyte card?
The SD association just wrote about a new SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card that still has yet to have a release date. The SDXC specification that will allow manufacturers to develop up to 2TB memory cards in the future. This would provide users with a better “digital lifestyle” with capacity ranging from 32GB up to 2TB. These cards will have read/write speeds of up to 104MB per second in 2009 with a road map to 300 MB per second.
Mojo allows users to build applications complete with gesture-based navigation, transitions and scrolling as well as use the notification system to alert users without interrupting what they are dong. Users can also leverage local storage capabilities of HTML5 so that data is available even when users are in offline mode. Developers can also use JSON-based messages to tap into a wide range of device services including location, contacts and calendars.
Remote controls have undoubtedly made the worlds population just a little bit lazier if nothing more. The Amulet Remote seems to be aimed at taking this just a little bit further. No need to be straining your fingers as you flip through channels anymore, just shout at the remote.
Why do we want to be able to play music from everything? From pillows and pants to personal massagers, we seem to have just about everything. But what would all these devices be without a MP3 playing belt buckle? After all cowboys don’t have much to play with in terms of listening to music.
We know that people are widely giving up their landlines for mobile phones these days, but we happened upon a cordless phone that was just too beautiful to pass up. The VTech LS6245 is the first cordless phone for 2009 that features the DECT 6.0 technology complete with Bluetooth capabilities.
Newber is a new iPhone application that allows users to transfer calls to a landline for instances such as the phone dying. This application acts as a second business line for those who really get a lot of use out of their phones.
Using GPS this application can determine the pre-programmed number that you are closest to and transfer the call to that number, or if you would like you may also choose another number from the list.
Coincidentally this application was submitted to Apple back on October 15th with no word on availability or even an approval. If you are interested in trying it out now you can head over toMynewber.com to sign up for a beta test.
Sharp has really been trying to bring innovation to their products over the last few years. At CES this year they introduced the new BD line of HDTVs with built-in Blu-ray players. Now Sharp has introduced the XL-DH258NH and XL-DH228NH audio systems complete with music integration (not pictured on the right).
These “music systems” come complete with and iPod dock (nothing too big their) and a USB port for “SlotMusic.” This iPod dock like many is top-mounted and allows both systems the compatibility to play music and charge all generations of Apple’s popular iPod line.
The VidaBox Room Client HD is rally a remarkable Blue-ray and DVD drive, but what sets it apart from other like devices are the features and backing of the RackServer. This setup allows you to stream your collection of Blu-ray movies, music and other media straight to your TV.