Archive for Jan 27, 2010

New Apple Tablet photo adds iPhone for scale

New Apple Tablet photo adds iPhone for scale

After the first batch of supposedly leaked live Apple tablet images earlier on today, along comes a second purported to show the imminent touchscreen device cavorting with an iPhone.  The same tipster sent the heavily-masked image to Engadget, though we're thinking this new shot is slightly out of proportion given the apparent aspect of the display.

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Green Element LED task light – The New Look of Green

Green Element LED task light – The New Look of Green

Humanscale makes all sorts of gear for the office from chairs to desks. I have one of the company's chairs and it was all kinds of expensive, but very comfortable making it money well spent in my book. Humanscale has unveiled a new task light that it green called the Element LED task light.

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GM to be first major US automaker to make own electric engines

GM to be first major US automaker to make own electric engines

There are lots of components that go into making electric and hybrid vehicles. Two of the most important are the battery packs and the electric motors. For a while now US automakers have been tying up with battery companies to construct their own battery packs.

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Zvox unveils 575 HSD, 550 HSD, and 430 HSD sound bars

Zvox unveils 575 HSD, 550 HSD, and 430 HSD sound bars

The last time I talked about Zvox was back in September 2009 when the company introduced its slick 575 sound bar. Today Zvox has announced that it is updating several of its sound bar models with new digital inputs.

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Olympus digicam teaser: new Micro 4/3 on the way?

Olympus digicam teaser: new Micro 4/3 on the way?

"You can't hide innovation" says Olympus, and then promptly proves themselves wrong by obscuring their latest digital camera behind an unfortunately-placed hand. The company's newest teaser has already got tongues wagging, with the rumor forerunner being a fresh micro 4/3rds camera.

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Plen Android-controlled robot [Video]

Plen Android-controlled robot [Video]

When you're an android that's remotely controlled by Android, the puns practically write themselves; happily Plen, the dapper little chap shown here, isn't quite at that level, as we'd all be out of jobs.  Instead, he can be remotely-controlled via a Bluetooth connection with your Android smartphone, walking, dancing and skating.

Video demo after the cut

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Nokia Research develop cellphone radar [Video]

Nokia Research develop cellphone radar [Video]

From projected touchscreens to cellphone radar; it's obviously trendy right now to develop non-traditional interface methods.  Nokia's Research bods have been playing with a new system of electromagnetic waves, which can be used to track movement around a specially adapted N95 even when there's an obstacle in the way.

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Light Touch projected touchscreen gets daylight demo [Video]

Light Touch projected touchscreen gets daylight demo [Video]

Light Blue Optics launched their Light Touch projected display technology back at CES 2010, but the majority of the video demos we saw were performed in relatively low-light environments.  Obviously the team are braver now, since they've taken their prototype - which uses a laser projector to create an image, and sensors to track finger-movement around that image - over to show to Robert Scoble.

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Sanyo XACTI CG110 1080p 14.4MP camcorder outed

Sanyo XACTI CG110 1080p 14.4MP camcorder outed

Sanyo Japan have outed another new XACTI high-definition camcorder, the DMX-CG110.  Capable of 1080i 60fps/1080p 30fps video capture together with 14.4-megapixel still images, the GC110 has the familiar pistol-grip form factor Sanyo have become known for, and squeezes in 16GB of onboard memory.

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Apple Tablet hype continues: Calacanis “beta tester” says 2-3hr battery

Apple Tablet hype continues: Calacanis “beta tester” says 2-3hr battery

With the Apple event kicking off in a matter of hours and - all things expected - the iPad tablet issue finally put to rest, do we have time for a few more quick rumors?  Jason Calacanis, a guy with a pretty solid tech reputation, has been tweeting about his hands-on experience as an Apple tablet beta-tester; Calacanis claims to have been playing with the tablet for two weeks now, that it has an integrated HDTV tuner and PVR, wireless keyboard and monitor connectivity, front and rear camera functionality and integrated 3G with support for both Verizon and AT&T.  Unfortunately there's also a sting in the tail: the apparent battery life of the tablet.

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Windows Mobile 7 looks set for MWC 2010; Dev training in March

Windows Mobile 7 looks set for MWC 2010; Dev training in March

Last week DigiTimes, this week CNET; the likelihood of Microsoft making at least some demonstration of Windows Mobile 7 at Mobile World Congress 2010 looks ever more probable.  The latest sources reckon Microsoft will be previewing the latest build of the smartphone OS next month, with plans in place to finalize the platform's code by the summer.  Meanwhile, they're also saying that Microsoft's consumer phone range - tipped to be the fruits of the Pink project - is well underway, and should beat WM7 devices to market.

Samsung WB2000 10MP digicam tipped for May launch

Samsung WB2000 10MP digicam tipped for May launch

Amazon have tipped an incoming Samsung digital camera that will continue the company's use of OLED preview displays. The Samsung WB2000 is apparently set to arrive in the UK on May 24th 2010, and while full specifications are not yet available, it's expected to have a 10-megapixel sensor and a 5x optical zoom.

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