Author Archives: Steven Grady


Philips shows off Lumiblade, new OLED applications

Philips shows off Lumiblade, new OLED applications

Philips may be out of the TV Game in North America, but they're busy finding new and crazy ways to manipulate OLED's into awesomes designs and shapes. The experiments by Philips demonstrates the wide application of OLED's and possibilities for future products. Given their lightweight and thin nature, OLED's are capable of being utilized in many different ways, not just televisions.

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Apple researching movement aware iPhones; Is that a front facing camera?

Apple researching movement aware iPhones; Is that a front facing camera?

A new Apple patent filing for movement-aware interfaces on the iPhone also depicts a front facing camera. Apple is known for filing patents that it never intends to build (why make money on a product when you can make it through licensing?) though this particular filing appears that it might make its way into a new iPhone. If it happens to get into the one expected this summer, well I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.

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Nikon announces D5000

Nikon announces D5000

We've seen the leaked photos of the D5000's in the wild, but the official announcement came through from Nikon about the D5000. The D5000 features a 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD monitor that allows you to shoot easily from any angle you can work your way into.

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Gamer Supreme 928i soon to be available through NewEgg

Gamer Supreme 928i soon to be available through NewEgg

Hardcore gamers out there might be interested to know that the Gamer Supreme 928i from iBUYPOWER will soon be available through NewEgg exclusively for $1,299. The rig is positioned for gamers who need the performance, and have a bit of spending money. The specs are pretty nice, so make sure you check those out below.

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Pogoplug iPhone app makes external HD’s accessible from anywhere

Pogoplug iPhone app makes external HD’s accessible from anywhere

A new application application for the iPhone called Pogoplug allows users to access their computer's external hard drives from anywhere through the Pogoplug, a $99 personal cloud storage device. Accessing the hard drives isn't the only trick this app can do: it can stream music, video and view office files. If users don't have space on their iPhone for a movie, they can simply elect to stream it from their external storage over the air.

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Zer01 Communications doesn’t like data caps; prefers all-you-can-eat for $70

Zer01 Communications doesn’t like data caps; prefers all-you-can-eat for $70

A new cellular carrier based out of Las Vegas has started up their new service featuring an unlimited calling and unlimited data plan. Zer01 Communications is giving customers the chance, starting in June, to utilize their data and cellular services as much as they want for $70 a month. $69.95 will buy you uncapped data and unlimited calling, meaning you can surf the internet all you want on an available WinMo device, or a bring-your-own unlocked GSM BlackBerry or Android phone. I'm assuming you'll be able to tether those devices and use the data with your laptop too.

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T-Mobile announces new 3G Sidekick LX

T-Mobile announces new 3G Sidekick LX

Starting today, the Sidekick LX is available for pre-order from Sidekick.com for pre-existing T-Mobile customers. The phone will retain its iconic swivel design, but now coming in two colors -orchid and carbon- and adds features such as GPS-enabled LiveSearch. The Sidekick LX will also feature a 3.2" TFT display, and a 3.2 MP camera. The new Sidekick also features a notably thinner design.

The new Sidekick will also take advantage of T-Mobile's developing 3G network, offering much faster browsing speeds than the previous generation Sidekick. This will come in handy for the social-network loving users who will advantage from the "Communities" section of the LX, which will feature one-click links to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter via an optimized application screen. These applications will also push notifications directly on the homescreen of the Sidekick, letting the user know if they have any events from their friends on their networks.

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HP dv2 and Blu-ray preview

HP dv2 and Blu-ray preview

SlashGear was lucky enough to get sent a brand new HP dv2 and accompanying Blu-ray drive. The ultra-portable features a 12.1 inch screen, up to a 500GB hard drive, up to 4GB of RAM, and up to a 512MB ATI graphics card to work that Blu-ray magic. The dv2 is running on AMD's new Yukon platform, a new design from AMD competing with Intel's ULV single core processors (Celeron and the like). The dv2 comes out at .93 inches thin, and will be very affordable for the offered features.

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