Archive for September, 2008

Aigo P8860 MID gets worldwide availability; XP drivers coming October

Aigo P8860 MID gets worldwide availability; XP drivers coming October

If half the problem with MIDs and UMPCs is explaining to would-be buyers why they really ought to consider one, the other is actually finding them for sale.  Aigo's P8860 MID is a case in point; on sale since August in Hong Kong, trying to find one elsewhere will force you onto eBay.  Now, finally, an official reseller has been nominated, Direct From Japan, who will happily ship you the P8860 anywhere worldwide.

JL Audio Fathom F212 subwoofer gets official

JL Audio Fathom F212 subwoofer gets official

Meet Fathom F212, a more affordable version of $12,000 Githom G213 with newest design and heart-stopping bass. The new F212 packs dual massive 12-inch drivers – a newer generation 12W7 subwoofer with more powerful and refined moto systems said to deliver performance better than a pair of JL Audio F112.

Sigma Design SOC’s SMP8644, good candidate for Tivo S4?

Sigma Design SOC’s SMP8644, good candidate for Tivo S4?

Robust interactivity and powerful multimedia processing System-On-Chip will soon feature on next generation IPTV set-top boxes, IP cable set-top boxes, and Blu-ray players thanks to the availability of Sigma Design's SMP8644. The company has announced its highest performance SOC yet promised to deliver feature-rich SOC at CEATEC show this week. Tru2Way, BR Profile 2.0, Dual SATA-2, USB, Ethernet controller, NAND and NOR flash module controllers are among many features integrated in SMP8644 SOC.

Palm Pistol offers ergonomically alternative way to shoot someone

Palm Pistol offers ergonomically alternative way to shoot someone

I naively thought this was one of those DSLR lens cleaning bellows at first, but it's actually a gun.  The Palm Pistol is an "ergonomically innovative" single-shot pistol intended for those with manual dexterity issues, such as arthritis, by using the thumb rather than the index finger to fire.  That apparently reduces muzzle drift, so you're more likely to hit a target first time (which, considering there's only one bullet, is probably a good thing).

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Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC with 3G, SSD and rear-mounted camera

Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC with 3G, SSD and rear-mounted camera

Details of a new Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet PC have emerged, in the shape of the ST6012.  A slate-format tablet (i.e. no keyboard or convertible hinge), the ST6012 has quietly appeared on Fujitsu's site complete with a PDF of system specs.  Running a 1.40GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ULV SU9400 (3MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB) processor with a 12.1-inch WXGA active touchscreen, the ST6012 has optional integrated 3G UMTS WWAN.

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LG X110 with 3G HSPA WWAN option confirmed

LG X110 with 3G HSPA WWAN option confirmed

LG's netbook - which we played with back at IFA 2008 - has now got a product page and a full name - X110 Momo - together with confirmation of the 3G WWAN connectivity.  According to the LG people we spoke to back in August, 3G HSPA and GPS would be optional additions for the X110 Momo; only one version of the netbook is currently shown on the product page, including "3G embedded", but the full specifications seem to suggest that multiple models will be available, with and without WWAN.

Apple TV, not MacBook, behind latest rumor hype?

Apple TV, not MacBook, behind latest rumor hype?

Could the new MacBook rumor, that everyone has been getting so worked up over, actually be about a completely different device?  That's one theory: that Apple are preparing to make yet another assault on the living room in the shape of a new Apple TV.  According to GigaOM, a new - probably PVR-equipped and media streaming - Apple TV would enable the company to push back against TiVo and Slingbox while further taking advantage of their iTunes distribution partnerships with major networks.

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Three Pioneer Blu-Ray Players stamped Divx Certified

Three Pioneer Blu-Ray Players stamped Divx Certified

Divx is positioned to become a standard feature on Blu-ray devices. The company and Pioneer have collaborated to enable DivX video support on three Pioneer Blu-Ray players, namely the BDP-LX71, BDP-LX08 and BDP-51FD. Joining PS3 and twenty others Divx approved Blu-ray players already in the markets, the trio of Hi-Def players allow consumers to playback DivX video burned on CDs or DVDs.

Netgear WiFi-N Routers announced: WRN2000 & DGN2000

Netgear WiFi-N Routers announced: WRN2000 & DGN2000

Netgear has pushed out a heap of new 802.11n networking devices today, including routers, modem routers and USB adapters.  The WNR2000 and DGN2000 routers are both backward-compatible with WiFi b/g, have four ethernet ports and differ only in that the DGN2000 has a built-in ADSL2+ modem.  Each has Netgear's Push 'N' Connect setup system, which allows you to add new wireless devices to the network with a button press rather than remembering a password.

 

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Samsung Pixon 8MP touchscreen camera-phone announced

Samsung Pixon 8MP touchscreen camera-phone announced

Samsung have announced their latest touchscreen 3G cellphone, the Pixon, complete with a 3.2-inch 240 x 400 WQVGA touchscreen, 7.2Mbps HSDPA (2100MHz) and an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus.  Measuring 13.8mm thick, Samsung have proclaimed the Pixon to be "the world's slimmest full-touch 8-megapixel camera phone", which unless I'm mistaken is a pretty sparsely populated niche to begin with.

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