What's cool about this tripod is that it can be used on just about any surface because of its ball joint legs. They can even bend so as to attach your device to a bike, a light pole or what have you.
Included with the Gorillamobile tripod is a suction-cup mount and adhesive clips. You can get the tripod by the end of the summer for $29.95.
With the successful launch of the iPhone 3GS last spring and a new version of OS X and a new crop of iPods expected this fall, one player in Apple's lineup seems to have gone missing, namely Apple TV. On Apple's financial conference call, the device that Steve Jobs once described as "a hobby" was not mentioned once. I hope Apple hasn't given up on this category as there's a lot of value and function in Apple TV that has yet to make it into other products in this space.
Microsoft's licensing system for Windows 7 has been cracked, using a leaked copy of a Lenovo OEM DVD ISO from which the product key and OEM certificate were extracted. The exploit is apparently sufficient to pass Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) validation, meaning that anybody with sufficient technical knowledge to implement the hack can get themselves a working copy of Windows 7 Ultimate months before the OS is officially launched.
A launch in the second half of 2010 for Microsoft's Project Natal looks even more likely, as THQ CEO Brian Farrell inadvertently confirmed the launch schedule during his company's recent earnings call. Asked about market changes in the upcoming cycle, Farrell told investors "With respect to the cycle itself, if you look at what's happening in the industry, the fact that we have for example, Natal from Microsoft, a platform addition coming late next year."
It's not just their Zi8 HD camcorder that Kodak have for us today; the company has also announced a new media-adapter, the Kodak Theatre HD Player. Designed to plug directly into your HDTV together with your home network - either via WiFi or ethernet - the Theatre HD Player can show images, video, podcasts, music and web content.
VUDU have announced that they have partnered with LG to put their on-demand IPTV system into the latter's HDTVs. Rather than demanding a separate VUDU box, the LG "NetCast" range of TVs will be able to access on-demand rental or purchase of HD and 1080p Full HD titles, with a system that VUDU promise will see no stuttering or buffering delays.
Onkyo have announced a pair of new 7.1-channel home theater systems, offering a relatively straightforward way to add surround sound - including Dolby ProLogic IIz - and 1080p HD switching to a media setup. The Onkyo HT-S7200 (shown here) and HT-S6200 have five and four HDMI 1.3a inputs, respectively, as well as the company's U-Port iPod charging/dock connector, and offer 130W per channel.
Sprint have announced their Q2 2009 financial results, and while there are glimmers of hope in the shape of ongoing prepaid customer growth and stable post-pay revenue, the take-away figures are a loss of 257,000 customers over the three month period and a net loss of $384m on revenues of $8.1bn. That revenue is down 1-percent from Q1 2009, and down 10-percent on Q2 2008, though Sprint did manage to pay off $700m of debt (although it still owes $16.4bn).