Archive for October, 2009

GM offers Wi-Fi on select vehicle models

GM offers Wi-Fi on select vehicle models

We are slowly getting to the point in America where we can be connected to the Internet and reams of data everywhere we go. We can stay connected on commercial air flights commonly now and internet access is coming to our cars. GM has announced that it will be offering in-vehicle WiFi on select models very soon as a dealer installed option.

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Sony recalls 69K VGP-AC19V17 VAIO power adapters

Sony recalls 69K VGP-AC19V17 VAIO power adapters

The last few week shave seen several large product recalls with the most recent from Belkin due to a risk of electrical shock. Today Sony has announced a large product recall that will affect the owners of several VAIO computers. The recall has to do with the AC adapters the machines use rather than the batteries this time around.

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ZAGG offers details on ZAGGbox set for Q1 2010

ZAGG offers details on ZAGGbox set for Q1 2010

Zagg has been around for a while and makes some of the best protective coatings out there for a myriad of gadgets from smartphones to full computers. I use ZAGG invisibleSHIELD film on my iPhone to keep the scratches away. The company has announced a few details on its upcoming new product called the ZAGGbox.

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Wistron confirmed as Polymer Vision buyer: foldable e-paper in development

Wistron confirmed as Polymer Vision buyer: foldable e-paper in development

The unnamed Asian company which acquired ailing foldable e-paper startup Polymer Vision has been outed as Wistron.  Polymer Vision declared bankruptcy back in July, and were acquired in early September; the deal is now known to have been worth €12m ($17.75m).  Integration of the two companies actually began taking place last month, but right now it's still unclear whether the Polymer Vision brand will be maintained.

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No Android-based HD2 says HTC CEO Peter Chou

No Android-based HD2 says HTC CEO Peter Chou

Has Peter Chou just crushed our HTC Dragon dreams?  In an interview with Forbes, the HTC CEO has stated that there will be no Android-based HD2: "technically, we could make the HD2 an Android phone," Chou explained, "but I have to take care of Windows Mobile."  It's all part of rejuvenating interest in Windows Phones, Chou reckons: "We're working hard on these kinds of products to get excitement about Windows Mobile back."

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Google Discover Music search launches: previews & MP3 downloads [Video]

Google Discover Music search launches: previews & MP3 downloads [Video]

Google's rumored push into music has panned out into an new search function with integrated playback.  Thanks to a deal with MySpace (who have acquired media playback firm iLike) and Lala, searches for songs, artists or albums will also produce links to audio previews and places you can actually buy the track.  Meanwhile partnerships with Pandora, Rhapsody and imeem will offer suggestions of similar artists and music.

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Ericsson Spider Computer projection-packed concept [Video]

Ericsson Spider Computer projection-packed concept [Video]

The wisdom of designing gadgets that look like spiders when so many people find the many-legged bugs creepy is arguably lacking, but that hasn't stopped Ericsson.  The company's latest concept is the so-called Ericsson Spider Computer, a tripod design that will incorporate a full PC, pico-projector, laser keyboard and integrated 3G, and offer the people of 2020 an easily transported computing setup.

Video demo after the cut

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