Archive for Oct 30, 2009

Nintendo DSi LL size comparison video with DSi & DS Lite

Nintendo DSi LL size comparison video with DSi & DS Lite

We already know that US and European gamers will have to wait until early next year before they can pick up a new Nintendo DSi XL, but with the Japanese launch of the DSi LL imminent the handheld has already had its first TV appearance.  In the video you can see after the cut, TV Osaka demonstrate the new DSi LL and compare it against the existing Nintendo DSi.  The outcome?  Yep, it's bigger.

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Sprint has blocked phone use as a modem angering users

Sprint has blocked phone use as a modem angering users

One of the things that many users of 3G enabled smartphones buy their devices for is so they can use them as modems for their notebooks and netbooks for Internet access on the go. Most mobile phone providers frown on this and some like AT&T outright block the capability for high-end devices like the iPhone.

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Motorola unveils LS700, LS420 Duo, LS 720D Duo, LS1000, and LS1000W digital picture frames

Motorola unveils LS700, LS420 Duo, LS 720D Duo, LS1000, and LS1000W digital picture frames

Each year when the holiday season rolls around there are a glut of new digital photo frames that are introduced for holiday shopping. Digital frames are very popular gifts and this year Motorola has unveiled a completely new line of digital frames including the LS700, LS420 Duo, LS720D Duo, LS1000, and LS1000W.

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Best Buy taking pre-orders on Motorola DROID now

Best Buy taking pre-orders on Motorola DROID now

If you are a fan of Android-powered smartphones, you have probably been following the new Motorola DROID with interest. We got all hands on with the DROID earlier this week and the handset is very cool. Best Buy has announced that it is now taking pre-orders for the DROID in its stores at Best Buy Mobile kiosks.

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iLuv unveils the iMM183 Hi-Fi dual dock iPod alarm clock

iLuv unveils the iMM183 Hi-Fi dual dock iPod alarm clock

If you have more than one dockable iPod or iPhone in use in your house, charging them up at the bedside can be a challenge without having two charging docks sitting around. If you want to dock the device in one of the cool alarm clock docks, available most lack enough room for two devices. iLuv has unveiled a new dual dock alarm clock called the iMM183 that promises Hi-Fi sound.

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Thrustmaster offers T-Charge Stand Contactless+ NW and T-Charge Quattro+ NW

Thrustmaster offers T-Charge Stand Contactless+ NW and T-Charge Quattro+ NW

Thrustmaster is really big in the accessory and controller world for the Wii and other game consoles. The last time we talked about Thrustmaster products it was a new accessory kit for the Wii Fit. Thrustmaster has unveiled a new line of Wii remote charging stands to keep that remotes ready to play at all times.

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MSI set to release Big Bang gaming series motherboard soon

MSI set to release Big Bang gaming series motherboard soon

MSI teased us with a few tidbits on that awesome Big Bang mainboard at the end of September, and I really want one. MSI has issued a new press release that gives more details on the mainboard and promises that it will launch soon, but MSI gives no specific date for the board to hit market.

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Nintendo DSi XL confirmed for US & Europe in Q1 2010

Nintendo DSi XL confirmed for US & Europe in Q1 2010

Nintendo have confirmed that the DSi XL (aka the DSi LL in Japan) will launch in the US and across Europe come Q1 2010, just as we predicted earlier this week.  The company's UK arm had already confirmed that the console - which has larger, 4.25-inch displays than the DSi - would arrive in the UK on that timescale.

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AUO 14-inch OLED production imminent; LG Display 40-inch AMOLED in 2012

AUO 14-inch OLED production imminent; LG Display 40-inch AMOLED in 2012

Could we soon be looking at large(ish) scale, reasonably priced OLED and AMOLED displays?  Probably not, at least when it comes to the pricing part, but both LG Display and AUO have announced mass production plans for their OLED and AMOLED panels, LG expecting to kick-start production in 2011 while AUO claims to be ready to start now.

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Cisco FlipShareTV streamer system outed by FCC

Cisco FlipShareTV streamer system outed by FCC

The FCC has kindly outed Cisco's latest device, the FlipShareTV, seemingly a companion media streamer for the company's Flip range of point-and-shoot camcorders.  The three-part FlipShareTV consists of a remote control, USB dongle for your computer, and a set-top box, with a basic folder-based browsing structure that can be used to view recorded video that has been transferred from the camcorders.

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ASUS Eee Smartbook dropping Q1 2010 for around $180

Bargain hunters looking for a new ultraportable this Christmas could do well to hold off until the new year, as ASUS CEO Jerry Shen has announced the company plans to launch an Android-based Smartbook in Q1 2010 that could be priced at around $180.  ASUS were among the companies demonstrating Smartbook prototypes – based on Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor – back in June, but since then have downplayed their involvement with the format.

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Android 2.0 on T-Mobile G1 (aka HTC Dream) [Video]

Android 2.0 on T-Mobile G1 (aka HTC Dream) [Video]

Android 2.0 may only have been officially announced last week, but don't underestimate the speed of the open-source community.  They've already got a basic install of the new OS running on the original HTC Dream (aka the T-Mobile G1); it's not optimized yet, which means the handset chugs along rather than whipping through the pages like we're finding on the Verizon DROID by Motorola, but it's certainly working.

Video demo after the cut

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