Archive for September, 2008

Synaptics add new Gestures to touchpad capabilities

Synaptics add new Gestures to touchpad capabilities

Synaptics - who, if you look in your laptop's Device Manager or equivalent, you might find make your touchpad - have announced two new gestures that their hardware supports. ChiralRotate and Two-Finger Flick will be particularly useful in photo viewing and editing apps, lending themselves naturally to - in the case of the former - rotating images, and - in the latter - moving between images.

 

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T-Mobile G1 hands-on with ShopSavvy: Award-Winning Android App

T-Mobile G1 hands-on with ShopSavvy: Award-Winning Android App

Android Community got to spend some more hands-on time with the T-Mobile G1 this evening, at a special developers event held in Dallas.  Big In Japan - the company behind Google Application Challenge award winning app ShopSavvy - were there, demonstrating the software in action on a G1.  Fully operational, we were able to scan a barcode (in this case, a Logitech webcam) and compare prices both at local stores and online.

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VidaBox RoomClientHD compact 1080p home media streamer

VidaBox RoomClientHD compact 1080p home media streamer

VidaBox have announced the RoomClientHD, a compact high-definition video streamer capable of receiving full 1080p and lossless audio from any of the company's media servers.  With an optional slot-loading Blu-ray drive, the RoomClientHD measures 6 x 6 x 2-inches but still manages to pack a DVI port for HDMI/DVI/VGA output, gigabit ethernet, six USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port and audio inputs and outputs.

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WowWee Mr Personality robot features in new demo video

WowWee Mr Personality robot features in new demo video

Back when WowWee announced their impressive Rovio WiFi mobile webcam, they also showed the creepy Mr Personality robot.  Based on the same omni-directional platform as the Rovio and the Tri-Bot, Mr Personality is a gurning, giggling, wise-cracking "robot companion" with an LCD display for a face.  I was hoping WowWee had forgotten about Mr Personality - because he scares me - but sadly not; there's a new video of the monstrous beast in action in preparation for his imminent launch.

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Samsung 50nm 2GB DDR3 chips are industry’s smallest

Samsung 50nm 2GB DDR3 chips are industry’s smallest

Samsung have taken the wraps off of the industry's smallest 2GB DDR3 memory chips, built using 50nm processes, which allows for 60-percent higher productivity than DDR2 chips of an equivalent density.  It opens the door for up to 16GB RIMMS (Registered In-line Memory Modules) that save 40-percent of the power required for the same RIMM based on 1GB DDR3 chips.

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