Archive for Jan 30, 2009

Sony debuts trio of HDD touchscreen camcorders

Sony debuts trio of HDD touchscreen camcorders

Sony Korea have announced a trio of new hard-drive based ultra-compact camcorders.  The DCR-SR47, with a 60GB hard-drive, and the DCR-SR67 and DCR-SR87, both with 80GB hard-drives, each weigh around 300g, and are intended as entry-level models with an "Easy mode" suitable for beginner users.

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NasdaqQ3 Home Trading Terminal concept

NasdaqQ3 Home Trading Terminal concept

Given how well (yes, sarcasm) many fund managers have been doing in handling investment portfolios lately, plenty of people are thinking it might be a better idea to decide their own stock-market dalliances.  And since any new venture demands a slick, shiny new piece of hardware to go with it, here's Allen Liu's NasdaqQ3 Home Trading Terminal concept, designed especially to cater to those trading from their kitchen table.

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Plastic Logic content partner announcement Feb 9th: up against Kindle 2?

Plastic Logic content partner announcement Feb 9th: up against Kindle 2?

After playing with the Plastic Logic Reader at CES earlier this month, even though just a prototype, we're still excited about what's possibly the first aesthetically-pleasing ebook reader.  However with any device of this nature, appealing hardware is only half of the story: Plastic Logic have been teasing us regarding the identity of their first publishing partners since the Reader's first announcement, and now they're promising to tell all come the O'Reilly conference on February 9th.

Further Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots leak: IE mobile gets new controls

Further Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots leak: IE mobile gets new controls

More leaked screenshots of the new Windows Mobile 6.5 GUI have emerged, courtesy of the XDA-Developers forum, again showing the new honeycomb interface and, bizarrely, a huge scary bird wallpaper.  Ill-advised backgrounds aside, the shots look slightly less polished than the previous round of leaks, although its been claimed that those images were actually concept pictures rather than true screenshots.

More screenshots after the cut

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ClarionMiND GPS MID gets unboxed, played with: Video Demo

ClarionMiND GPS MID gets unboxed, played with: Video Demo

Clarion's navigation MID launched last November, but it's taken a while for hands-on experience with the GPS-enabled touchscreen device to emerge.  Clarion have also tweaked the name slightly, to ClarionMiND (with no space) over apparent "legal issues".  Steve Paine has been playing with the ClarionMiND for the MID Moves project, and despite some obvious drawbacks - a pitiful battery good for at most an hours standalone use, and the lack of 3G - Clarion have actually done what other MID manufacturers struggle to achieve.

Check out the ClarionMiND demo video after the cut

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Virgin Mobile Helio Ocean 2 gets unboxed; coming Feb 12th?

Virgin Mobile Helio Ocean 2 gets unboxed; coming Feb 12th?

Late, and still luminous orange, the handset formerly known as the Helio Ocean 2 and now as the Virgin Mobile Helio Ocean 2 has showed up for a pre-release unboxing.  While a precise launch date for the dual-sliding smartphone is unclear, given the apparently production-ready state of the device and packaging pictured, plus Virgin Mobile's announcement that the phone will be going with Britney Spears on her Circus tour, it's expected by the time that kicks off in March at the latest.

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Acer Aspire One 10-inch gets US pre-order: 6-cell N270 for $349.99

Acer Aspire One 10-inch gets US pre-order: 6-cell N270 for $349.99

Acer's 10-inch Aspire One has gone up for pre-order on US site J&R, ahead of its presumed February release.  The model listed is the Acer Aspire One AOD150, with four color versions available: black, white, red and blue.  Each has the Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard-drive, together with the 6-cell battery.

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Philips 56-inch 21:9 aspect LCD breaks cover

Philips 56-inch 21:9 aspect LCD breaks cover

Couple weeks ago, Philips teased us with the world’s first ultra wide 21:9 cinema aspect 56-inch LCD, and launched a promote web site to prove its existence. Today, they have unveiled the much-secret display in UK, but once again, technical details were left out.

[demo video after the cut]

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MAINGEAR intros Remix, powerful Workstations for professionals

MAINGEAR intros Remix, powerful Workstations for professionals

The custom PC maker known to built powerful gaming gig for PC enthusiasts, has announced a new breed of next generation workstations for professional graphic and image designers, or the likes of advanced audio and video specialists in needs of a durable and high performance tool.

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Sensor-based fluorescent lamp reduces power by 60 percent

Sensor-based fluorescent lamp reduces power by 60 percent

We’ve seen Bravia Eco TV with sensor-based practice to adjust LED backlit in real time, the similar trick is now being used in a Panasonic produced home-user fluorescent lamp to exhibit its effectiveness in cutting down your power bill.

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Projectiondesign launches Trio of F32 DLP projectors

Projectiondesign launches Trio of F32 DLP projectors

The Norwegian high performance projector maker, projectiondesign, dishes out a trio of new F32 lineup projectors range from SVGA +, Full HD to WUXGA TI’ BrilliantColor DLP technology panels, and are designed with an in-house patented DuArch dual illumination architecture and the RealColor management suite.

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Samsung’s 50 nanomater pushes unprecedented DDR3 8GB laptop memory

Samsung’s 50 nanomater pushes unprecedented DDR3 8GB laptop memory

Samsung Electronics have put 50 nanometer’s memory technology and manufacturing processes in good uses. Developed from the new technology, higher density and more power efficient chipsets were achieved to fabricate a single stick 4GB DDR3 SDRAM chip.

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