Archive for Aug 26, 2008

Canon Selphy ES3 & ES30 portable digital photo printers

Canon has announced two new portable digital photo printers in their Selphy range, the ES3 and the cheaper ES30.  Each has a built-in 15-in-1 memory card reader, are PictBridge compatible, use integrated ink & paper cartridges and have an LCD preview screen: 3.5-inches with wide-angle viewing on the ES3, 3-inches on the ES30.  The ES3 also gains 1GB of onboard storage, to allow regularly accessed images to be kept on the printer itself.

Panasonic 103-inch Plasma HDTV: yours for $50k

Panasonic will be bringing their latest super-sized plasma TV to IFA 2008, in the shape of the 103-inch VIERA TH-103PZ800.  This is no prototype or demo model, though; stump up $50,000 and you can take the HDTV home, complete with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 24p playback, Deep Color and x.v.Color support.

Lexar 16GB USB JumpDrives with optional encryption

Lexar has rolled out a pair of 16GB USB flash drives in its JumpDrive range, the FireFly and Secure II Plus.  The FireFly is the more basic of the two, with a simple blue LED indicator to show drive activity and red colored casing.  The Secure II, meanwhile, has a built-in capacity meter indicating how much storage space remains.  It also includes 256-bit AES encryption software to secure whatever data is on it.

Navigon 7200T GPS with 3D landmarks & lane guidance

Navigon have announced their latest GPS, the 7200T, with real-time Clear Channel Total Traffic updates (and a lifetime subscription), "Reality View Pro", which instantly creates on-screen lane and sign information to guide you through intersections, and "Landmark View 3D", which displays 3D landmarks across the US and Canada. The 7200T also accepts voice entry destination setting, has text-to-speech for reading out street names, and can be used as a Bluetooth hands-free kit with your cellphone.

Use your treadmill to play WOW

If you play a lot of World of Warcraft on your PC then chances are you’re not doing a lot of physical activity in the process. A few industrious WOW players created a way to hook up treadmills to the game so they could simulate the running done by their avatars in WOW.

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HTC Unveils the HTC S740 in Europe

The S740 smartphone is a distant cousin of the HTC Diamond, featuring a similar sleek front and faceted back along with a similar feature set.  Unlike the Diamond, the S740 does not sport a touchscreen and powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard.

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Pure Evoke Flow puts Internet radio stations in your pocket

PURE has just announced that they'll be releasing an Internet radio device that makes listening to your favorite stations a breeze. And get this: you don't have to be near a computer to enjoy them.

The Pure Evoke Flow radio will be released in the UK next month. The radio works by connecting wirelessly to a website that was just created specifically for the device called Pure Lounge. Once connected, you can stream a variety of stations. FM stations are also available for streaming on either traditional FM or digital audio broadcasts. This is not available in all areas, however.

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