Archive for Dec 31, 2009

OWEN E1 adds a little fun to E-Readers

OWEN E1 adds a little fun to E-Readers

If you take a look at the current E-Book reader offerings I'm sure you will notice that almost all of them are some shade of  unexciting and generally uninteresting white.  White was clean and fun a few years ago but its days are over, even Apple - the company that made white electronics cool - has almost entirely abandoned it. The newest comer to the E-Reader scene, the Owen E1 adds a little bit of excitement and interest to an otherwise bland segment.

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Google Nexus One already rooted with Superboot

Google Nexus One already rooted with Superboot

Googles revolutionary new phone the Nexus One has yet to be released and yet has already been hacked by a user over at the Android @ MoDaCo forums. A user named Paul has released a boot.img that, when flashed, will root your device the first time it is started up, entirely eliminating the need to flash your  system partition or mess with over writing the preinstalled ROM on your device. That eliminates much of the hassle that was involved with rooting Google's first Android device, the G1.

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Logic Wireless presents new Logic Bolt V 1.5 projector phone

Logic Wireless presents new Logic Bolt V 1.5 projector phone

Logic Wireless has unveiled the Logic Bolt V 1.5, the company’s second generation projector phone. Back in January of this year, Logic Wireless debuted the Logic Bolt V 1.0 at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, which contained the first ever phone-integrated projector capable of projecting phone media content on any surface up to 60 inches. The newly revamped Logic Bolt V 1.5 produces images of native 640×480 resolution up to 64-inches in screen size.

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Nokia N900 PS3 controller [Video]

Nokia N900 PS3 controller [Video]

In today's day and age controlling one device with another is pretty common place. You can control your thermostat with a SMS message, arm your alarm system or even use your Blackberry to control your home theater. Of course using your Blackberry as a remote requires a stand alone device and a $100 piece of software.  For those of us lucky enough to own a Nokia N900 there is a new app called BlueMaemo which allows you to control a host of Bluetooth devices from your phone. Interestingly enough one of those devices in the Sony PlayStation 3.

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Sony VAIO TT back from the dead as CULV notebook

Sony VAIO TT back from the dead as CULV notebook

A few months back the Vaio T series notebooks were phased out due to increasing competition from other CULV notebook manufacturers. They have resurfaced again on Sony Japan's wesbite, now they are sporting CULV processors and a slew of other features. While they look the same as ever there is a lot of new stuff under the hood. For starters new processor options: the Celeron SU 2300 (1.2GHz, dual-core), Core 2 Duo SU9400 (1.4GHz, dual-core) and Core 2 Duo SU9600 (1.6GHz) are all available.  The new T series supports up to 8GB of memory and new storage options  include a 500GB HDD or a 512GB SSD.

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Chariot Skates: half rollerblade, half chariot

Chariot Skates: half rollerblade, half chariot

Australian designer Michael Jenkins is shaking up the world of outdoor activity with his new Chariot skates. Half Rollerblade and half chariot, these fun looking skates are bound to catch on.  They strap onto your feet very much like traditional skates. There is a large diameter front wheel constructed of carbon fiber and a smaller wheel in the rear of the skate for stability. To move while wearing the skates one must essentially "ski" down the road which is exactly what Michael Jenkins had in mind. The combination of skiing and bicycling.

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