Archive for Feb 25, 2010

Honda 3R-C concept electric personal mobility vehicle debuts in Geneva

Honda 3R-C concept electric personal mobility vehicle debuts in Geneva

Why is it that most personal mobility vehicles tend to look extra geeky? We have seen the Segway and the GoPet both aimed at helping urbanites get around without polluting the environment and without the need for buying gas.

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Tritton announces MWS300 USB thin client for Microsoft Multipoint Server 2010

Tritton announces MWS300 USB thin client for Microsoft Multipoint Server 2010

Virtualization is a great thing in many instances. In the office or school, it can allow multiple workers to use a single computer saving money and time setting up a network. Microsoft recently announced its Multipoint Server 2010 OS that is specifically designed to allow multiple users to work from one computer at the same time.

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Why buy a DSLR when you can build your own SLR?

Why buy a DSLR when you can build your own SLR?

I have a DSLR camera and if I am to be honest, I don’t know how to use the darn thing. I have to break out the manual every time I need to change lenses and if I get into manual modes, all bets are off. I mostly bought the thing so I could take pictures of my always in motion kids and actually get them not just their elbow or the side of their head thanks to slow shutters on point and shoot cameras.

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Philips OLED MirrorWall available for purchase, if you are loaded

Philips OLED MirrorWall available for purchase, if you are loaded

The number of uses that can be found for OLED items is impressive. OLED tech is used in screens for smartphones and other devices as well as lighting. One of the most interesting, and expensive uses for OLED tech has to be the slick MirrorWall by Philips.

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Bluetrek Crescendo Bluetooth headset is world’s first to support apps

Bluetrek Crescendo Bluetooth headset is world’s first to support apps

We are all familiar with apps for our smartphones and with Bluetooth headsets for hands free talking separately. What we are not very familiar with is a Bluetooth headset that has its own app store. Bluetrek has unveiled a new headset called the Crescendo that is the world's first to support online app store uploads.

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Bluetooth SIG working to get low-power BT tech into Smart Grids

Bluetooth SIG working to get low-power BT tech into Smart Grids

Bluetooth technology is in a wide array of technology products on the market today. Millions of Americans use Bluetooth every day and rely on it for entertainment, productivity, and safety. The Bluetooth SIG is looking to get Bluetooth tech embedded into the new Smart Grid devices set to be deployed in homes around the country.

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netTalk TK6000 hardware adapter provides for free phone calls

netTalk TK6000 hardware adapter provides for free phone calls

There are lots of people looking to save money on phone bills by going with VoIP services like magicJack. With magicJack's reputation hurt by the loss of a defamation case it filed against a tech site, some may be looking for an alternative service. netTalk is a competitor with a service very similar to magicJack and the company has a hardware device called the TK6000.

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Virgin Media will offer 100Mbps broadband to all customers in UK by mid-2011

Virgin Media will offer 100Mbps broadband to all customers in UK by mid-2011

The FCC here in the US is hard at work drafting our new national broadband plan to bring broadband connectivity to more Americans. Millions of Americans don’t have broadband because they can't afford it, don’t want it, or don’t have access to it. Our broadband speeds in America are also pathetic compared to many other countries

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Lomo LC-A Instant Back+ adds instant gratification

Lomo LC-A Instant Back+ adds instant gratification

Lomo have carved a niche for themselves by purposefully introducing some unpredictability to the images their cameras take, and now they're catering to our collective need for instant gratification.  The Lomo LC-A Instant Back+ is a Polaroid-style attachment that fixes to the back of a regular Lomo LC-A camera and spits out instant prints on Fuji Instax film.

Video demo after the cut

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Pentax Optio W90 waterproof digital camera breaks cover

Pentax Optio W90 waterproof digital camera breaks cover

We have already talked about the Pentax X90 megazoom digital camera this morning. Pentax also unveiled another new digital cam today in the Optio line called the W90. The Optio W90 is a ruggedized digital camera that can stand up to extreme use.

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Nokia Ovi Maps Android/WinMo port rumor seems entirely unlikely [Update: yep, false]

Stand by for some confusion this Thursday morning, as a Nokia exec apparently confirms that Ovi Maps will be ported to Android or Windows Mobile.  The company launched the latest version of Ovi Maps - with free turn-by-turn navigation and other hitherto premium functionality - back in January, but Nokia's general manager for the Alps and South East Europe, Greig Williams, told Austrian paper Die Presse that porting the app "will be the next step."

Update: Apparently Williams was misquoted; more details after the cut.

Wii refresh “when the time is right” but not “any time soon” repeats Nintendo exec

You'd think after all the questions Nintendo would realise that we'd really like some updated Wii hardware, but their execs continue to downplay any need for a console refresh.  Speaking at the recent Nintendo Summit, Nintendo of America executive VP of sales and marketing Cammie Dunaway insisted that "Even though our installed base it, at this point, 5 million households larger than the PS2 was at the same point in its lifecycle, [Wii] still has a lot of room to grow."

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