Archive for Jan 26, 2010

Panasonic LUMIX TS2, ZS7 and ZR3 digicams debut

Panasonic LUMIX TS2, ZS7 and ZR3 digicams debut

Panasonic have outed three new digital cameras, including the rugged LUMIX DMC-TS2, the super-zooming LUMIX DMC-ZS7, and the AVCHD Lite HD-friendly LUMIX DMC-ZR3.  Of the three, the TS2 is the most visually striking thanks to its waterproof/shockproof/freezeproof casing; still, it also has a 14.1-megapixel sensor, 4.6x optical zoom and AVCHD Lite HD video recording.

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HP Slate gets video overview: 5yrs in the making

HP Slate gets video overview: 5yrs in the making

One of the more talked about tablets at CES 2010 turned out to be one the manufacturer wasn't even officially debuting; Microsoft CES Steve Ballmer took HP's unnamed slate up on stage and then proceeded to tell us very little about it.  Happily HP themselves have decided to spill some more of their touchscreen beans, and it turns out they've been working on the device for about five years and even had it ready two years ago.

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Aigo N500 Maemo phone/MID hybrid hits China

Aigo N500 Maemo phone/MID hybrid hits China

Unless you're a MID addict you may not have heard of Aigo, but with the company actually having shipped products rather than merely flaunted concepts we're liable to give them a little extra rope.  That makes this new MID - the Aigo N500 - particularly interesting, since it runs Maemo just like the Nokia N900.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U150 gets reviewed: disappointing keyboard

Lenovo IdeaPad U150 gets reviewed: disappointing keyboard

You know what could be the kiss of death for any Lenovo laptop review?  Someone saying it has a "mushy keyboard".  The Lenovo IdeaPad U150 may not be part of the company's well-esteemed ThinkPad range but buyers still expect the historic keyboard quality, and according to Laptop that's just not quite there.

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HTC Supersonic Sprint WiMAX Android phone in wild?

HTC Supersonic Sprint WiMAX Android phone in wild?

Last we heard, HTC's Supersonic was a WiMAX smartphone headed for Sprint in the US and running the Android OS.  No sign of it on the leaked 2010 HTC roadmap, but according to AndroidMobileOS you're looking at (grainy) shots of the smartphone in the wild.

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Pentax Optio I-10, H90 and E90 get official

Pentax Optio I-10, H90 and E90 get official

We'll never know whether Pentax intended to officially announce their three latest digital cameras today, or if they were pushed by yesterday's leak, but in the end we're just happy to see more details about the trio.  The Pentax Optio I-10, Optio H90 and Optio E90 will all begin shipping next month, with the former two having a 12.1-megapixel sensors and 5x wide-angle optical zooms, while the latter - rocking the sub-$100 price point - gets 10-megapixels and a 3x wide-angle zoom.

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Apple iPad rumor roundup: photos, pricing & developer support

Apple iPad rumor roundup: photos, pricing & developer support

With the countdown well underway to Wednesday's Apple iPad tablet event - which SlashGear will be liveblogging - it only seems right to look at the latest bunch of rumors.  Shiniest are these new supposedly-leaked images of the iPad in the wild; designer Dustin Curtis reckons a friend of his sent them to him with no further information.  Meanwhile a Germany retailer prematurely tweeted its thoughts on the iPad pricing, for both carrier-subsidized and contract-free models. Updated after the cut.

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Apple reports 50% surge in Q1 profits, doubling of iPhone sales, Macs up 33%

Apple reports 50% surge in Q1 profits, doubling of iPhone sales, Macs up 33%

It’s two days before Apple’s much anticipated product unveiling, and the company has already reported a surge in Q1 financial profit and revenue, soaring 50% as iPhone sales doubled and Mac sales jumped 33%.  Noted are iPod sales, which is actually down 8% from last year.  Apparently people still want, uh really want that shiny (however not so new) iPhone or Mac.

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Apple splashes color on Yerba Buena center for Jan 27th media event

Apple splashes color on Yerba Buena center for Jan 27th media event

Apple seems to have begun readying the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco by decking out the side of the building with large banners set in the vein of a similar design to the press event announcement and invitations sent out a week ago.

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Bowers & Wilkins updates high-end 800 Series speakers – diamond tweeters?

Bowers & Wilkins updates high-end 800 Series speakers – diamond tweeters?

British hi-fi legend Bowers & Wilkins has updated its 800 Series loudspeakers with a “diamond dome tweeter”.  Yes, you heard correctly, that’s diamond, as in the hardest mineral substance on the Mohs hardness scale.

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Bang & Olufsen reveals 46-inch BeoVision 10-46 LCD

Bang & Olufsen reveals 46-inch BeoVision 10-46 LCD

Danish electronics shop Bang & Olufsen seems to be on quite a roll these days, with a special edition laptop at CES, and now, a BeoVision 10-46, a 46” variant of their current Beovision 10-40.  And compared to other TV speakers, its built-in speakers will definitely blow your mind.

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PS3 finally hacked and jailbroken

PS3 finally hacked and jailbroken

After three long years on the market, the Sony Playstation 3 has finally been hacked and jailbroken - of course, by none other than iPhone hacker George Hotz, aka Geohot.  Hotz himself took five weeks to “crack open” the PS3, which he has documented on his blog, and his disfigured version of the PS3 is shown below.

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