Archive for Mar 26, 2010

PS Move and Project Natal are “great honor” to Nintendo

PS Move and Project Natal are “great honor” to Nintendo

Nintendo have Microsoft closing in on one side with Project Natal and Sony on the other with PlayStation Move, but should they be worried?  Not at all, reckons Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto; he thinks the company should be too busy being flattered by the "great honor" of Wii inspiring the rival motion-control systems.  In fact, he describes Project Natal and Move as "intensified" versions of the Wiimote.

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Samsung NX5 digicam tipped by accessory listing

Samsung NX5 digicam tipped by accessory listing

Nothing like a good digital camera rumor to set you up for the weekend, and today's promises to bring satisfaction to anybody in the market for an entry-level Samsung NX-series camera.  Over at k-rumors they spotted mention of the Samsung NX5 at a Swiss accessory retailer, suggesting the company plans a cheaper version of the NX10 announced back in January.  The sighting was followed up by some rumored specifications, tipping a 14-megapixel sensor and NX mount.

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Apple LTE iPhone job ad prompts predictable furore

Apple LTE iPhone job ad prompts predictable furore

Furore galore as eagle-eyed Apple job trackers spot an iPhone engineering post calling for someone with LTE experience, and make the obvious connection that the company is looking to develop an iPhone HD with LTE connectivity.  According to the listing, the new Cellular Technology Software Manager would be "responsible for the design, implementation and integration of layer 1-3 protocols for the iPhone", which would include managing "R&D of new protocol and standards" such as speedy cellular technologies.

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Google TV to daisy-chain existing set-top boxes?

Google TV to daisy-chain existing set-top boxes?

Google's plans for the living room with the so-called Google TV project have opened up room for plenty of Android-based speculation, but according to VideoNuze the search giant's intent is far more collaborative rather than combative when it comes to existing players in the cable/satellite game.  Based on "additional information" they've encountered (though their sources aren't detailed), VideoNuze reckon the Google TV box is intended to sit alongside, rather than replace, existing set-top boxes, daisy-chained between them and an HDTV.

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Untethered iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 2G/3G and iPad Jailbreak promised [Video]

Untethered iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 2G/3G and iPad Jailbreak promised [Video]

It's already possible to Jailbreak the current-generation iPhone 3GS and iPod touch, but so far the process requires tethering in order to work.  Geohot, arch-tinkerer and Apple-fondler extraordinaire, is now promising to change all that with a new software-based Jailbreak.  Interestingly, the hacker also reckons it should work on Apple's incoming iPad, too.

Video demo after the cut

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Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K & VSX-1120-K 7.1 receivers get iPhone remote support

Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K & VSX-1120-K 7.1 receivers get iPhone remote support

Pioneer certainly seem to love iPod touch/iPhone integration; their latest batch of A/V receivers are the third generation of models to include support for the touchscreen devices.  The Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K and VSX-1120-K each offer 7.1-channels of surround sound and can - via a USB hook-up - play back content from an attached Apple PMP; new to these models, however, is compatibility with the Pioneer's iControlAV App, that turns an iPhone or iPod touch into a touchscreen remote.  They also boast support for Bluetooth A2DP stereo audio streaming, to funnel music from any A2DP-compliant device.

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ASUS Eee PC T101MT hits US and Europe in April 2010

ASUS Eee PC T101MT hits US and Europe in April 2010

Having teased us with it for over a year, ASUS have finally announced availability for the Eee PC T101MT, their 10.1-inch convertible multitouch-capable netbook.  According to the company's Italian press release, the T101MT will arrive in Europe in April 2010 with a price tag of €499 ($663); however, Lilliputing have also heard from ASUS that the US launch of the tablet will also be in April, with a retail price of $499.

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The Daily Slash: March 25th 2010

The Daily Slash: March 25th 2010

Welcome to another edition of The Daily Slash, ladies and gentlemen. We're glad you could make it. It's just not the same without you, truth be told. We've got a strong batch of stories for you tonight. A bit of flashy gold goodness, some technological ridiculousness, and some deep space science that may just surprise you. And, as always, we've got it all bundled up for you in a nice, gift-wrapped package.

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Palm Hot Apps Gives Developers a Chance to Win $100,000

Palm Hot Apps Gives Developers a Chance to Win $100,000

Being a developer for one of the major mobile platforms on the market is one of the best ways to make some money. Well, as long as you make a good application. Palm's App Catalog isn't necessarily the cream of the crop, but that's not stopping the company from trying every single route possible to get developers to make winning apps. With that in mind, we sure hope you're a developer, because you'll like this bit of news. If you're a fan of money, anyway.

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