Archive for December, 2008

Happy New Year from all of us at SlashGear!

Happy New Year from all of us at SlashGear!

The year 2008 is coming to a close and everyone is getting ready to ring in the New Year. The SlashGear team is going to spend this time with close friends and family. We would like to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year! We hope that everyone out there will be safe and make the best decisions. Unfortunately there will be no news on New Years day, see all of you back here on Friday!

TDVision to demo 2D/3D HD Stereoscopic Broadcast and Blu-Ray format system at CES 2009

TDVision to demo 2D/3D HD Stereoscopic Broadcast and Blu-Ray format system at CES 2009

It seems like ages ago we last bumped into TDVision at CES, not much have changed since then; they are still in Third Dimensional HD business utilizing its proprietary TDVCodec technology and TDVirtualCam algorithm 3D emulation content. But in the short couple years, they’ve managed to improve its 3D digital infrastructures and visualization systems that’s now capable of a true 3D stereoscopic broadcast, supports Blu-ray Format and backward compatible with 2D HD.

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SayType may or may not effectively translate speech to text on your phone

SayType may or may not effectively translate speech to text on your phone

We have all run into the text while you drive drivers on the freeway that just don’t seem to see where the lines are. I must admit that I have been that person a time or two, but some of these people might as well be watching TV or reading the newspaper while driving.

Luckily for us SayType aims to end this problem with their voice to text services. The service allows you to compose text messages or email without even touching your device.  Just sign up for this service, phone the company and you have 120 second to say what you need to say. But just how well does this service work?

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Apple to announce a tablet iPod Touch HD?

Apple to announce a tablet iPod Touch HD?

The latest rumor regarding what Apple will announce as their next breaking product. According to sources close to Apple, we can expect to see a large screen iPod Touch device to be released sometime in the fall of 2009. This device is said to have a 7 or 9-inch touchscreen.

The source said that they have had their hands on prototypes and Apple is now talking with OEMs in Asia about producing this device. Sources say that Apple has been experimenting wit a large form tablet device for years, but have reportedly been concerned that users would not like such a device.

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Pass Lab audiophile-grade SR1 Loudspeaker set for CES 2009

Pass Lab audiophile-grade SR1 Loudspeaker set for CES 2009

Not every golden ears live in an area with opportunity to experience a ear hand-on audition on high-end speakers. Audio freaks thrive for high fidelity loudspeakers, and have serious mad cash around, will get their chances to try out Guy Nelson Pass's second gen floorstanding at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Replacing its audiophile-beloved Rushmore series active Loudspeakers, Pass Labs SR1 is a passive designed four-way loudspeaker enclosed in a dual separate cabinet, which houses four different drives fabricated from Nextel-coated cones and Crescendo tweeter in different sizes. The staggeringly large lower enclosure houses a 10-inch and a 8-inch drivers while the top takes care of the mid-bass driver and SEAS Crescendo tweeter.

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Samsung Instinct shows up on Best Buy website costing a pretty penny

Samsung Instinct shows up on Best Buy website costing a pretty penny

We recently saw leaked photos of Best Buy’s inventory sheets showing that the Instinct was in fact coming to store shelves early next year in pink. Best Buy’s website has now listed it as “Coming Soon,” confirming that these rumors were in fact true.

What we didn’t know was that this older touchscreen handset was going to cost you a pretty penny. Never would we guess that is would be selling for $599.99. I guess women who have to have this phone are willing to shell out whatever it takes to have the finer things in life.

We are surprised to see the toned down soft pink color that Samsung decided to go with. Honestly we imagined seeing a bright pink obnoxious device that would embarrass anyone within 15 feet of the thing. If Samsung kept it up with other more neutral colors we can definitely see them selling pretty well. Pink was such a bold color to go with, as it does not appeal to the entire market.

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