Archive for Jan 27, 2010

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.

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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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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.