Archive for Aug 21, 2006

Samsung Announced 70-inch HDTV

Samsung Announced 70-inch HDTV

We’ve seen 100” HDTV that Mark Cuban willing to shot out greens to get it, now Samsung will announced the new 70-inch LCD HDTV to the consumer market at the International Meeting on Information Display 2006 in Daegu, Korea on August 23rd and it will be going into production on the first half of 2007. The 70-inch LCD panel will feature 1080p, a full high-definition resolution with video signal higher than the conventional HDTV at 120Hz and 180 degrees viewing angle.

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TomTom announced The One Navigation System in North America

TomTom announced The One Navigation System in North America

Those who live In USA and Canada will be able to purchase TomTom One later this month. TomTom One is a user-friendly navigation system that does not require user to install or download anything, just unpack it and you are good to go. The shipping unit for the North America releases will comes with the most up-to-date maps for US and Canada. TomTom one will cost $499 MSRP.

via [gadgetell]

Synaptics and Pilotfish Collaborate to Develop Next Generation Mobile Phone Concept

Synaptics and Pilotfish Collaborate to Develop Next Generation Mobile Phone Concept

After Apple's drearily uninteresting Bumnote, sorry, Keynote earlier this month, I've been waiting for my electronic twiddly bits to get perked up by some exciting tech news. I think today might be the day...

SlashGear has received a press release and an internal document about Onyx, a collaborative cellphone project by touch-sensor specialists Synaptics and industrial design wizards Pilotfish. Unlike many concepts, where a sleek, headline grabbing shell either runs standard software or nothing at all, or a new platform runs on bland reference hardware, part of the charm of Onyx comes from the harmony of the software/hardware interface. In fact it's this interface - and your interaction with it - that potentially makes Onyx the product of 2006.

Synaptics and Pilotfish Collaborate to Develop Next Generation Mobile Phone Concept
"The real meaning of this product is about opening up the channels between hand, eyes, and device, and giving people access to actions and information in a way not possible with conventional buttons" [Brian Conner, Pilotfish]

SIRIUS Official Announcement of Stiletto 100 and 10

SIRIUS Official Announcement of Stiletto 100 and 10

The new Stiletto 100 and 10 will ship in September and October, respectively. These two portable players are capable of playing live Sirius broadcasts. Both models offer the same touch-sensitive wheel that’s located below the large, easy-to-read color display screen. The Stiletto 100 storage has the capacity to how up to 100 hours of MP3 and WMA files. It features WiFi, includes a unique antenna headphone for improving signal quality. Other accessory includes two lithium-ion batteries, one large and a slimmer version. The full-size battery allows four hours of live satellite radio listening and up to 20 hours of pre-stored-content listening, while the slim battery has only half the listening time. Also included in the package is the AC charger, earbuds, and a PC cable.

The Stiletto 10 will only have 10 hours of storage and doesn’t have WiFi – priced at $249.

Asus R1F – A 64-Bit Tablet PC

Asus R1F – A 64-Bit Tablet PC

ASUSTek, one of the top tier motherboard makers has announced a new Tablet PC product called R1F. Some of the Asus R1F will be powered by Core 2 Duo cpu (Merom) that support 64-bit processing and there will be also models that uses Core Duo cpus (does not have 64-bit processing support). The Core 2 Duo based model will help this product to have a better battery life compared to the Core Duo models (Yonah). The R1F is equipped with a spill-proof keyboard, which is a feature I would like to see in all tablet pc or laptop as I’m pretty sloppy with my drinks. If you are security paranoia, you will love the Finger Print security system on R1F that pretty much similar to the one you can find on certain Lenovo ThinkPad models.

Tokyoflash Retrofit Watch

Tokyoflash Retrofit Watch

Time and tide waits for no man, they say.  Well, I can't help you with the tide - ever since my grandmother was swallowed practically whole by some quicksand during a holiday on the East coast of Scotland I've been petrified of the sea - but time, yes, I am your wristwatch saviour.

Run, don't walk, to Tokyoflash and snap up this chunkily gorgeous retro-styled timepiece.  Slick with bargain juice at a paltry $128, it's a great two-fingered salute to the drably predictable "waterproof to 100m" multi-dial divers' watches men are supposed to like.

Retrofit Product Page [Tokyoflash]

PS3 Menu System Video

PS3 Menu System Video

We’ve seen PS3 unit displayed on many conventions and shows, but no one ever seen what it looks like when you plug the console to the TV and turn it on. IGN have a video tour on the PS3 menu system. So Check it out!

Mundane dressed as Lamb – Faux Ferrari 360

Mundane dressed as Lamb – Faux Ferrari 360

That old saying "the clothes maketh the man" springs to mind here, or perhaps the somewhat crueler "you can't polish a turd" - I guess it depends on your opinion of conversion kits that transform the cars of mere mortals into luxury dreams (or at least facsimiles of them).  In this case, UK-based Extreme Cars take a Peugeot 406 Coupe and - in return for anything from £6000 upwards - supply the fibreglass body-panels required to make it look like a pretty convincing replica of a Ferrari 360.

Of course, I could put on a lace leotard, high-heels and straddle a canon, but that wouldn't make me Cher.  There's something more than a little bit desperate about fake sportscars, despite all the verbiage from owners and enthusiasts that they're "an homage to beautiful design".  If that was the case, why not design something that no mainstream car manufacturer could ever consider building?  A design so unique that it says more about you than a four-seater French wannabe sports car in drag could ever manage.  There are plenty of glass-fibre specialists out there who would happily make your imagination into reality.

For those that don't know it, there's a picture of a 406 donor car after the jump.

Extreme Cars 360 Conversion [via Autoblog]

Xbox Live Vision Spotted and Purchased at Toys R Us

Xbox Live Vision Spotted and Purchased at Toys R Us

I have no clue how this lucky owner of the new Xbox Live Vision managed to purchase on way before everyone else. As you can see, it’s sitting next to a Toys ‘R’ Us receipt (it’s possibly a fake receipt). For everyone else still waiting for the official release – it looks like you’ll be waiting a little longer; maybe it’ll be out sometime in September. Unfortunately the owner didn’t mention the price he paid for, so we can only go with the speculated price of around $20-40. It’s a small price to pay considering you get to see your friends and/or opponents face-to-face.

New THIEL SCS4 multi-channel bookshelf loudspeaker offers very high performance at an affordable price

New THIEL SCS4 multi-channel bookshelf loudspeaker offers very high performance at an affordable price

August 2006: U.S. loudspeaker company, THIEL Audio, will preview its new high performance, very affordable, Coherent Source® SCS4 at this year’s CEDIA Expo in Denver, CO, September 14-17, booth SR-18. The new SCS4 LCR (Left-Center-Right), targeted for the $1000 each price range, is part of the THIEL’s complete line of loudspeakers designed as the ultimate solution for home theater and music sound systems.

The 17.5” tall and 8.5” wide SCS4 is a versatile, two-way, bookshelf-sized speaker system uniquely suited for outstanding front, rear, or center channel use regardless of listener position or speaker location. The SCS4’s high output capability and very high 90dB efficiency perfectly meet the demands of today’s home theater systems, and its innovative, advanced driver design, based on product designer Jim Thiel’s 30 year-experience, provides extremely realistic sonic reproduction.

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Lego Version of New York City

Lego Version of New York City

The skyline replica of New York City at Legoland in Carlsbad, California is utterly amazing.  Aside from the jaw dropping details, the photos posted on BrickShelf is just as impressive!

The World Trade Center isn’t featured, but the new proposed building to be built is in its place is.  More pics after the jump.

Videos Here, Videos There, Videos Near My Crotch

Videos Here, Videos There, Videos Near My Crotch

I’ve always been told that I tend to wear my feelings on my shoulders.  With the EgoKast, I’ll be able to show people how I feel.  Instead of wearing my feelings on my shoulders, I’ll be wearing a 3.5-inch LED screen (320 x 240-pixel resolution) belt buckle blaring music videos or whatever videos representing exactly how I feel at the moment.  So look and listen to my crotch please!

The EgoKast supports standard video and audio formats such as MP3, WAV, AVI and MP4.  Self-expression has never been easier and will only cost you $289.

The EgoKast - wearable personal video player [Via Gizmag, Product Page - EgoKast]