Archive for May, 2009

Pixel Qi demo 3Qi indoor/outdoor/e-ink netbook display

Pixel Qi demo 3Qi indoor/outdoor/e-ink netbook display

Pixel Qi have finally demonstrated their clever 3Qi screen, which mixes together indoor and outdoor readability together with an e-paper mode.  The same panel is used in both halves of this picture: on the left, it's set to full color saturation with its backlight on, while on the right the backlight is off and the panel is in e-paper mode.  The latter will be incredibly power-frugal, as e-paper only draws power when changing the display, not to maintain an image.

After the cut, outdoor readability demonstrated

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Hulu Desktop app reminds people how good Boxee made it

Hulu Desktop app reminds people how good Boxee made it

Hulu have announced a new desktop app, the imaginatively titled Hulu Desktop, which brings "lean-back viewing" to PC and Mac.  The app allows the Hulu catalog to be browsed and titles played, either with a standard keyboard and mouse or with a remote control.  However the news has come as something of a slap in the face to Boxee, who are still forced to use workaround fixes to access Hulu content on their multimedia platform.

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Android 1.5 Cupcake rolling out OTA

Android 1.5 Cupcake rolling out OTA

It looks like G1 owners in the U.S. are getting the Cupcake update for their G1's pushed down over the air. The update should appear on devices soon, and there have been many reports of the update across the country. Looks like most everyone should get it today. The update brings some improved UI features, an onscreen keyboard, some widget features, and more improvements. Hit up Android Community for more information!

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Sony Ericsson Satio hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson Satio hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson's Satio has seen a few changes since its last MWC appearance (as the Idou), most of which have taken place on the inside.  Running the latest version of Symbian S60, complete with UI fettling from Sony Ericsson themselves, it's now a harmonious and consistent OS with no glaring leftovers of its non-touchscreen past.

Video demo and full SE Satio gallery after the cut

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Microsoft Xbox 360 hits 30 million mark

Microsoft Xbox 360 hits 30 million mark

Microsoft has something to be happy about today. They just announced that their Xbox 360 video game console has sold over 30 million units since the device was released several years go.

Sales of the Xbox 360 have actually increased 28 percent this year, and over 20 million people are signed up to the Xbox Live network. Supposedly, an announcement will be made about Xbox Live on June 1st at a press event, so we'll just have to wait and see what that's all about.

It seems the announcement will have something to do with integrating further entertainment means into the system. Currently, the Xbox 360 is the second-best selling console in the U.S. though it's often surpassed by the Wii....

Sony Ericsson Yari and Aino hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson Yari and Aino hands-on [Video]

SlashGear were at Sony Ericsson's London launch event for the Yari and Aino cellphones today, and we grabbed the chance to get some hands-on time with the pair.  According to Sony Ericsson, the aim of the new devices - plus their flagship Satia sibling - is to blend entertainment and communication.  With that in mind, the Aino (seen here) can stream content from a PlayStation 3 via the Sony Remote Play system, while the Yari is packed with motion-sensitive games.

Hands-on video and gallery of the Aino and Yari after the cut

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