Archive for Dec 24, 2008

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.

Tokyoflash Radio Active Watch Giveaway!

Tokyoflash Radio Active Watch Giveaway!

The Sleek Audio and Plantronics Giveaways may be closed to new entries - we'll be announcing the winners later on today - but that doesn't mean there are no more opportunities to win prizes.  Tokyoflash have given us a piece of history from their watch museum, in the shape of the classic Radio Active Active Reactor.  No longer available to buy, we're giving one reader the opportunity to win what's perhaps the most iconic timepiece Tokyoflash have produced.  In addition, a further two people will win their choice of watch from the current Tokyoflash collection.

Find out how to enter after the cut!

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TG Sambo LLUON B2 all-in-one PC

TG Sambo LLUON B2 all-in-one PC

TG Sambo have unveiled their latest all-in-one PC, and they've done a damned good job making it look just like a standalone TV or monitor.  The LLUON B2 is centered around a 26-inch windscreen display, behind which hides a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 processor, 320GB hard-drive and dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS 256MB graphics, making it the interesting proposition of a fashionable PC that can actually back that up with honest grunt.

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Gigabyte M528 MID unboxed

Gigabyte M528 MID unboxed

Gigabyte's M528 MID has been flitting around the pages of SlashGear for so long now, it was hard to believe we'd never seen an unboxing for the touchscreen handheld.  Thankfully the guys at UMPCFever have sorted that, showing the mobile internet device taken from box, to SIM and battery slotting in, to boot and then even flirting with its aigo counterpart.

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Psion Netbook trademark holder target fan sites with C&D notices

Psion Netbook trademark holder target fan sites with C&D notices

Some netbook enthusiast sites have apparently received cease and desist (C&D) letters, demanding that they remove the term "netbook" from their pages before March 2009, else face legal action.  The letters, which until now have been sent to UK-based sites, claim that the netbook and netbook pro trademarks are owned by the company responsible for the Psion Netbook, a larger version of the company's PDAs that has not been in production for some years now.

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UltimateKeys OLED Keyboard reviewed: little glamor, but plenty of productivity

UltimateKeys OLED Keyboard reviewed: little glamor, but plenty of productivity

While it might not share the eye-catching splendor of the Optimus Maximus, UnitedKeys OLED Keyboard does at least avoid its full-color rival's jaw-dropping price tag.  OLED-Info have been test-driving the UnitedKeys offering, and while it's still early days - the accompanying software seems to be chief culprit for poor usability here, and there's a marked absence of pre-created icons - they're still positive about it.

Check out the video demo after the cut

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