Archive for December, 2008

VuNow PoD delivers Internet videos on TV at $99

VuNow PoD delivers Internet videos on TV at $99

Set-tops with videos content displaying on your Tv are not exactly the new technology we’ve seen in the increasingly internet videos market. Zeevee’s box taps coax cables, localcasting PC content; while the everyone’s favorite Tivo DVR has recently updated many of its capabilities, delivering both the VOD and free web videos via broadband connection; straight to your TV display. Versimo networks has announced a similar service device that enables internet videos on your TV, the differences between the VuNow Pod and the rest are the sub $100 price tag and its diminutive design that fits in the palm of your hand.

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VAIO P Netbook: “It fits in a pocket”, says Sony

VAIO P Netbook: “It fits in a pocket”, says Sony

It looks like Sony is really jumping into the Netbook business.  All the teasing comes to almost a climax today when the company released specs and a picture of what they're calling the Sony P or P-series.  According to SonyStyle, the P stands for "pocket".  Whether the P fits in my pant pocket or not, I can't wait to get my hands on a unit; hopefully sooner than later.

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic ‘Tube’ Review

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic ‘Tube’ Review

Nokia’s first touchscreen handset, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, has finally found its way to our doorstep, and we've been playing with it for a week or so now. That's plenty of time to play around with all the available features, and a lot of our holiday shopping time went into this device. Codenamed the “Tube”, this handset brings a touchscreen element that Nokia has not really taken part in before. Being a mid-grade phone that is not aimed directly at Apple’s iPhone, how does it stack up?

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Happy Holidays from SlashGear!

Happy Holidays from SlashGear!

It's Christmas Eve, lights on the tree, gadgets waiting to be unwrapped and the sprouts have been simmering for the past three weeks.  The SlashGear team are headed off to spend some time with family and friends, but we'd like to wish all our readers, sponsors, friends in PR and at manufacturers, the very warmest wishes of the holiday season.  See you in a couple of days!

Plantronics Giveaway: And the winner is…

Plantronics Giveaway: And the winner is…

SlashGear's Plantronics Discovery 925 Giveaway ended this week, and we're pleased to announce the winner: Zoey Smith, of Escondido, California.  Zoey takes away six Bluetooth headsets worth almost $900, the perfect Christmas present and perfect to keep safe (and legal!) when behind the wheel.  Many thanks to Plantronics for helping out with the giveaway.

Remember, you can still win a Tokyoflash Radio Active Active Reactor watch - no longer available to buy - in our current giveaway, together with two runner-up prizes of any watch from the company's current catalog.  Head over to the competition to find out how to enter!...

Sanyo puts Xacti to good use, Full HD Networked Surveillance Cam implemented

Sanyo puts Xacti to good use, Full HD Networked Surveillance Cam implemented

In an effort to reduce development process to fabricate a much competitive and high resolution surveillance camera in the increasingly popular security-segment of digital camera industry; Sanyo turned to its company’s 4MP production camcorder, whipped out a full HD resolution networked surveillance Camera based on the goodies and image processing engine from the “Xacti” camcorder.

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Nikon unveils My Picturetown for iPhone, free app

Nikon unveils My Picturetown for iPhone, free app

Nikonians doubt the lack of Apple supports got their answer today; their favorite camera brand is on speaking term with Apple after all. Nikon has released its first “iApp” for the use of iPhone and Nikon’s photo storage and sharing site, My Picturetown online, most importantly, it’s free!

The “My Picturetown for iPhone” enables users of Nikon's My Picturetown get access to online images stored in their Picturetown account via their iPhone. Additionally, they can also view, create and upload photos as well as tagging and accessing EXIF data directly from their iPhone.

Nikon's My Picturetown is giving up 2GB of free photo storage online with the option to purchase up to 200GB through the Gold Account. The app is already up for downloading from Apple's App Store.

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