Archive for Jan 27, 2010

Apple tablet casing leaks?

Apple tablet casing leaks?

There's a little over an hour until Apple's Steve Jobs takes to the stage to - we're presuming - announce the new Apple tablet, but to tide you over how about some purported leaked images of the slate's casing.  Briefly showing up on a Chinese messageboard, and then promptly deleted, these shots show an indecently thin chassis together with several cut-outs and notches presumably for charging, buttons and headphones.

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Nokia Ovi maps for N97 released

Having surprised at least a few people (and no doubt upset TomTom and Garmin) last week by making Ovi Maps with turn-by-turn directions free for select S60 users, Nokia have now added N97 support.  The new version is available directly through the N97 itself, by navigating to the software update client in the applications folder; we’d recommend doing that over WiFi simply for the speed benefits.

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MvixUSA ULTIO Pro MX-880HD home-theater box and PVR

MvixUSA ULTIO Pro MX-880HD home-theater box and PVR

MvixUSA have launched their latest PVR-capable media player, the ULTIO Pro MX-880HD.  The new set-top box supports Full HD 1080p via HDMI, and can play back H.264, MKV, DivX HD, MPEG 2-TS, VC-1 and WMV video formats; inside there's a 3.5-inch hard-drive bay happy with up to 2TB disks.

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Emotiv Epoq brain-control headset gets reviewed: frustrating

Emotiv Epoq brain-control headset gets reviewed: frustrating

Emotiv's brain-reading Epoq gaming headset has been floating around for a while now, but it's only recently that customers finally received their orders.  One such early adopter is Rick Dakan over at Joystiq, who slapped down $299 for an Epoq of his own.  Unfortunately, while the theory may be great, the implementation is sadly lacking.

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Samsung SRT746AWTN WiFi refrigerator with digital photo frame tipped

Samsung SRT746AWTN WiFi refrigerator with digital photo frame tipped

WiFi isn't the sort of thing you'll usually find in a refrigerator - an old jar of mayo, perhaps, and a shrivelled looking tomato - but Samsung want to change that.  Fresh through WiFi certification [pdf link] is the Samsung SRT746AWTN, a refrigerator with an integrated digital photo frame.

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DIY Vicacopter is open source and autonomous

DIY Vicacopter is open source and autonomous

We have seen several interesting helicopter or quadcopter devices turn up recently. One of the coolest was the Parrot AR.Drone that we played with a bit at CES. If you are into making your own gizmos, a DIY project to make one has been posted at Make.

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Apple granted patent on iChat and tablet tech ahead of expected tablet launch

Apple granted patent on iChat and tablet tech ahead of expected tablet launch

The world is anxiously waiting for the Apple event to kick off and the anticipation is that Apple will finally reveal its long rumored tablet to the world. Word is coming in ahead of the launch of the tablet officially that Apple has been granted important patents on tech used in iChat and the tablet expected to launch today.

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ColorWare offers custom colors for Nexus One

ColorWare offers custom colors for Nexus One

ColorWare has been around for a long time and in the beginning, the company mostly offered custom painting services for notebooks and other computers. The company now also offers coloring solutions for all sorts of gadgets today including smartphones.

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Archos 7 Android tablet details surface in full

Archos 7 Android tablet details surface in full

If you have had your eye on an Android-powered MID, the Archos 7 has surfaced. The device is a larger version of the Archos 5 that has been around for a while. The new MID has a larger 7-inch color LCD touch screen than the Archos 5 sports.

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Oldest and most expensive camera in the world up for auction

Oldest and most expensive camera in the world up for auction

One of the first predecessors to modern cameras was invented in the 1800's and were known as Daguerreotype's, named after the inventor Jacques Mande Daguerre . One of first and most pristine examples of a Daguerreotype has surfaced in a private collection that was previously not known to exist. The camera is called the world's oldest and most expensive.

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Aircell ATG 5000 high-speed in-flight internet system debuts

Aircell ATG 5000 high-speed in-flight internet system debuts

Last year the addition of internet connectivity on commercial flights boomed with all major US airlines offering internet connectivity on some flights. In-flight internet access is so mainstream now that it was featured on NCIS this week. Aircell is one of the major suppliers of hardware for internet in the sky and the company has unveiled its latest system.

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Texas Instruments offers DLP LightCommander and Pico Projector Dev Kit v2

Texas Instruments offers DLP LightCommander and Pico Projector Dev Kit v2

Texas Instruments is the company behind the massively successful DLP technology that is found in all sorts of TVs and projectors in the electronics world. Today TI has announced a new product aimed at developers that are incorporating DLP technology into light processing applications. The new dev kit is called the DLP LightCommander.

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