Archive for Jul 29, 2009

Super Talent 32GB Pico USB drives are world’s smallest

Super Talent have unveiled what they're describing as the world's smallest 32GB USB drive, squeezing 32GB of NAND flash into a water-resistant casing.  In fact, six new models are on offer with the new capacity, each boasting up to 30MB/sec transfer rates.

Microsoft and Yahoo! sign revenue share deal on search ads

Microsoft and Yahoo! sign revenue share deal on search ads

Microsoft and Yahoo! have finally reached an agreement on an online search and advertising partnership, according to an internal source.  While the deal is yet to be publicly confirmed by either company - something expected within 24hrs - it's believed to involve Microsoft's Bing search engine powering Yahoo! searches, while the latter company will manage advertising sales using Microsoft technology.  The news is being positioned as the two firms' strike back against Google, who have pretty much cornered the market in both online search and advertising.

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Kodak Zi8 1080p camcorder with image stabilizer

Kodak Zi8 1080p camcorder with image stabilizer

Kodak have announced their latest point-and-shoot pocket camcorder, the HD-capable Zi8.  Intended to rival Flip's Ultra HD, the Kodak Zi8 packed 1080p recording, image stabilization and face tracking. 

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T-Mobile USA HTC Touch Pro2 coming August 12th

T-Mobile USA HTC Touch Pro2 coming August 12th

T-Mobile USA have announced that they will be offering the HTC Touch Pro2 from August 12th, HTC's impressive Windows Mobile smartphone complete with a 3.6-inch touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, WiFi b/g and AWS 3G.  We reviewed the Euro-spec version of the Touch Pro2 earlier this month, finding it a sturdy and capable business smartphone with an excellent "Straight Talk" speakerphone system.

 

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MaxLinear, Hauppauge Digital team to make netbook TV tuner

MaxLinear and Hauppauge Digital have announced they're teaming up today to create the very first TV tuner card meant entirely for the UMPC and netbook market. This may very well be a match made in tuner card heaven.

Belkin announces Headphone Adapter for iPod shuffle

Belkin announced today a brand new Headphone Adapter for the third-generation iPod shuffle that will make using more advanced types of headphones with the player possible for the first time.

AT&T Wi-Fi to be offered free at Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble is teaming up with AT&T starting today to bring free Wi-Fi to hotspots at their stores. Now patrons will be able to access the internet while browsing for books and will be encouraged to use the e-book store.

iLuv iEA15 iPod remote adapter with VoiceOver support

iLuv have officially announced the iEA15 iPod Remote Adapter, intended for owners of Apple's PMPs who want both to use their own headphones and control their music without whipping out the iPod itself.  Contrary to some premature reports, the iEA15 does not work with the iPhone; however it will support VoiceOver on the third-gen iPod shuffle.

Intel RS2BL080 RAID controller with 6Gb/s SAS drive support

Intel RS2BL080 RAID controller with 6Gb/s SAS drive support

Intel's latest RAID controller has been announced, the RS2BL080, capable of directly controlling up to eight SAS or SATA hard-drives with support for both 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s interfaces.  The RS2BL080 is a half-height card that supports RAID 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60 for mirroring, parity, double-parity and striping.

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Zeemote JS1 Bluetooth gaming controller for BlackBerry announced

Zeemote JS1 Bluetooth gaming controller for BlackBerry announced

Zeemote have launched a version of their Bluetooth mobile gaming controller for BlackBerry smartphones.  The Zeemote JS1 is compatible with all BlackBerry handsets that have a trackball, and connects wirelessly to offer over fifty hours of battery-powered gameplay.

Update: video demo after the cut

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Neuros OSD3 development kicks off: 1080p/60, eSATA and HTML5

Neuros OSD3 development kicks off: 1080p/60, eSATA and HTML5

Neuros Technology have been spilling the beans about their next-gen open-source mediaplayer, the OSD3, and while it's not set to hit shelves for at least another 18 months it's shaping up to be impressive.  The company is working with Texas Instruments regarding the OSD3's ARM-based processor, and have official support for 1080p/60 encoding and decoding.

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Creative Zii EGG Android “Stemcell Computing” developer device launched

Creative Zii EGG Android “Stemcell Computing” developer device launched

Creative have announced their Zii EGG developer platform, the test hardware for coders to get to grips with their freshly "Plaszma" branded Stemcell Computing system.  The Zii EGG runs Google's Android OS on top of Creative's ZMS-05 chipset, and promises not only WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a 3.5-inch 320 x 480 10-point multitouch display, but 1080p video output, HD playback and OpenGL ES support.

Video demo after the cut

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