Archive for October, 2009

inPulse BlackBerry Bluetooth watch up for preorder; won’t ship until Feb 2010

inPulse BlackBerry Bluetooth watch up for preorder; won’t ship until Feb 2010

The leaked inPulse Bluetooth watch for BlackBerry smartphones spotted earlier this month has been officially launched, with manufacturer Allerta offering the wireless timepiece for preorder.  $149 gets you a 1.3-inch OLED display that can show previews of emails, SMS and other messages, together with incoming call details and alarms, helping you to decide whether or not to whip your BlackBerry out of your pocket.

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Vioguard UVKB50 keyboard sanitizes itself with UV light

Vioguard UVKB50 keyboard sanitizes itself with UV light

Among the many benefits of working from home is that you don’t have to worry about nasty coworkers getting you sick with their cold and flu germs. Still, with any shared computer in the home or office, you run the chance of contaminating each other. The keyboard is one of those places in the home where germs lurk because most keyboards simply can’t stand up to sanitation.

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NEC Tele Scouter wearable computer goes on sale in 2010

NEC Tele Scouter wearable computer goes on sale in 2010

Wearable computer concepts aren't new, and we've even seen the odd DIY effort, but NEC are hoping to drive the idea into the mainstream market.  The NEC Tele Scouter also attempts to solve one of the fundamental issues wearables suffer: sufficient processing power for real-time functionality while ensuring the end result is light and compact enough to be carried and doesn't guzzle its way through batteries.

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iPhone concept borrows iMac style

iPhone concept borrows iMac style

With the MacBook now brought smack up to date with unibody styling, and the fully metal-clad iMac causing a stir on desktops, it seems like about the right sort of time to ask what the iPhone could learn from the new designs?  Happily Isamu Sanada - who you might recall from these fair pages in previous months - is one step ahead of us, and he's put together some concept art of what an iMac-inspired fourth-gen iPhone might look like.

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HTC confirm Android 2.0 smartphones incoming

HTC confirm Android 2.0 smartphones incoming

When HTC aren't commissioning new ad campaigns they're making smartphones, and while we would hate to put words in their collective mouth it seems highly likely that the HTC Dragon will end up packing Android 2.0.  While Motorola may have beaten HTC to the jump with announcing the first Android 2.0 smartphone, albeit briefly, Gearlog have confirmed that the company is indeed already playing with the next-gen version of Google's open-source platform.

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