Archive for September, 2009

Apple TV touchscreen remote leaks?

Apple TV touchscreen remote leaks?

Salt at the ready - and you'll need a pretty big handful this time around - because according to the Boy Genius Reports' tipster you're looking at a "product mockup that may coincide with the launch of a revised Apple TV".  If you reckon it looks like a touchscreen remote control then you're not alone.

The device - about which little is known - does show a Safari option, which has led to suggestions that it could be a WiFi tablet in its own right.  Alternatively, if it really is a true companion device to the refreshed Apple TV, it could be a trigger to loading Safari on the mediaplayer, with the remote then working as a touchscreen keyboard and mouse pad to control browsing on your HDTV.

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Microsoft Courier leaks again: your “infinite journal” [Video]

Microsoft Courier leaks again: your “infinite journal” [Video]

A second video and more details on Microsoft's Courier notebook-tablet project have arrived, again courtesy of Gizmodo's sources, and in spite of the shift toward finger-entry of text seen in smartphones over recent years, it looks as though Microsoft are pushing forward with pen-input.  At Courier's heart is the "infinite journal", an ongoing - and thankfully searchable - document that can be used to collect together snippets of text, diagrams, webpages and more, and that integrates with a PIM and contacts system.

Video after the cut

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ODROID Android handheld up for preorder; full release December

ODROID Android handheld up for preorder; full release December

We've been keeping an eye on the ODROID Android-based portable entertainment device over the past few months, and today our source at the company let us know that the developer version is going up for pre-order from today.  Priced at the equivalent of around $320, and with deliveries expected to begin from November 5th, the ODROID developer edition has the same 833MHz Samsung S5PC100 processor as in the iPhone 3GS, 512MB of RAM and a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen.

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Sharp LX-Series HDTVs with 2m:1 contrast

Sharp LX-Series HDTVs with 2m:1 contrast

Sharp Japan have outed four new LX-series HDTVs, each boasting massive 2,000,000:1 contrast ratios.  The range starts from the 40-inch LC-40LX1 and tops out at the 60-inch LC-60LX1, with 46- and 52-inch models in-between; each offers Full HD 1920p resolution, "industry's lowest" power consumption, and a six-speaker integrated sound system with dual sub-woofers on all but the smallest.

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