Archive for July, 2009

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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Ferrari 458 Italia unveiled: 4.5L 200+mph sportscar

Ferrari 458 Italia unveiled: 4.5L 200+mph sportscar

Ferrari have unveiled their latest supercar, the frankly delicious 458 Italia, a slippery wedge of V8-powered insanity that will replace the F430.  The combination of a freshly-fettled 4.5-liter 562 horsepower V8 and carefully engineered aerodynamics means the 458 Italia not only makes the o-60mph dash in under 3.4 seconds but does so with the lowest emissions and fuel consumption in its class.

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MiFi 2372 with AT&T and Rogers-friendly HSPA gets official

MiFi 2372 with AT&T and Rogers-friendly HSPA gets official

Hot on the heels of yesterday's MiFi 2352 HSPA launch in Spain, together with the release of the MiFi SDK, comes the official announcement of the much-anticipated Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372, the North America -optimized HSPA model.  As with the other MiFi devices, the MiFi 2372 allows the sharing of a single GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA connection with up to five WiFi-connected clients; what makes it different is its support for North American 3G networks.

 

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GP2X Wiz retrogaming handheld gets reviewed: expensive but brilliant

GP2X Wiz retrogaming handheld gets reviewed: expensive but brilliant

It's been almost three years since we last mentioned a review of one of GamePark's GP2X open-source handhelds, and as you might expect the company has made a few changes since then.  The latest-gen GP2X Wiz has a 2.8-inch 320 x 240 AMOLED touchscreen, customized Linux OS with 15-second boot and is available for $180; according to Boing Boing Gadgets, if you can stomach the price it's the best retro-gaming handheld around.

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