Archive for Apr 29, 2010

Zo Personal subwoofer promises 12-inch sub performance in an iPod nano-size package

Zo Personal subwoofer promises 12-inch sub performance in an iPod nano-size package

I think that most people who listen to music on their iPod, notebook, or netbook will agree that most devices lack seriously in the bass department. Notebooks and netbooks are often worse than the iPod and other MP3 players.

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Sony TVs with Intel tech and Google software coming next month

Sony TVs with Intel tech and Google software coming next month

Sony is one of the larger companies in the electronics world and it has close ties with other major tech firms like Intel and Google. These three firms are working together according to reports and the fruit of the labor will be thrust onto the market next month according to Bloomberg.

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Acer MID set for May

Acer MID set for May

Remember that patent app with the lovely line art that turned up back in January from Acer? You know, the one that shows the tablet looking MID and was only for the design, not for any new fangled tech inside the device.

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Time Warner Cable launches 4G service in select areas

Time Warner Cable launches 4G service in select areas

Last summer we mentioned that Time Warner Cable was going to be launching WiMax 4G mobile broadband in select markets. The company at the time said that WiMax would be coming last fall, but that never happened.

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Sanyo PLV-Z4000 projector sports 65,000:1 contrast

Sanyo PLV-Z4000 projector sports 65,000:1 contrast

Home theater projectors are the way to go if you want a big image without having to cough up huge money for a LCD or plasma HDTV that has similar screen size. The only drawback is that you need a large room to get a big picture with a projector.

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MSI offers new 16-inch GE600 gaming notebook

MSI offers new 16-inch GE600 gaming notebook

MSI has pulled a new gaming notebook out of its bag of tricks called the GE600 that it says is the lightest 16-inch gaming rig it has ever offered. The machine is packed with some nice features that mobile gamers will like.

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PadRacer iPad game with iPhone controllers already in App Store [Video]

PadRacer iPad game with iPhone controllers already in App Store [Video]

So, while we were heaping praise onto Chopper 2 yesterday, it turns out they won't be the first racing game into the App Store using an iPad for the playing field and numerous iPhone or iPod touch handhelds for controllers.  That's because PadRacer [iTunes link] is already in there, using WiFi or Bluetooth connected touchscreen controllers to guide classic race cars around the track.

Video demo after the cut

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Polaroid brings instant photo printing back with 300 Instant Camera

Polaroid brings instant photo printing back with 300 Instant Camera

When I was a kid, all my relatives had those big Polaroid cameras that shot normal size prints out the font as soon as you took the pic. We have photo albums stuffed with the pictures and my dad used his until the film stopped being made.

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Flash Player 10 Gala gets OS X GPU H.264 acceleration

Flash Player 10 Gala gets OS X GPU H.264 acceleration

Only the other day we were talking about Apple's new video acceleration API in OS X 10.6.2 and what difference it might make to Adobe's Flash technology; now we know.  The company have pushed out a new beta version of Flash Player called "Gala" which supports GPU acceleration of H.264 content on Macs and MacBooks using NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M or GeForce GT 330M video chipsets.

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Canon AE-1 Digital mod rejuvenates classic SLR [Video]

Canon AE-1 Digital mod rejuvenates classic SLR [Video]

As gorgeous camera mods go, this one will take some beating.  An original Canon AE-1 film camera body has been given a new lease of life, after some careful modder injected the guts of a modern 9-megapixel digital camera into the classic chassis.  Paired with a pancake 10mm f/1.4 lens and as many of the original controls left in place as possible, it's a good reminder as to why camera manufacturers keep coming back to retro designs: it seems we just can't get enough of them.

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HP Compaq Airlife 100 arrives in Spain for €230

HP Compaq Airlife 100 arrives in Spain for €230

We've been waiting for pricing details of the HP Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook since the 3G-enabled, Android based ultraportable was first announced back in February, and carrier Telefonica has just now delivered.  According to Telecompaper the carrier's Spanish arm, Movistar, has priced the Airlife 100 - which is based on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and has a 10.1-inch touchscreen - at €230 ($304) presuming you're willing to sign up to a €49 ($65) per month data plan.

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ASUS Eee PC 1218 all-aluminum notebook emerges

ASUS Eee PC 1218 all-aluminum notebook emerges

News of a new ASUS Eee PC netbook has emerged, the ASUS Eee PC 1218, though so far specifications are currently unknown.  Previewed in the company's new ASUSDESIGN site, the Eee PC 1218 has apparently already won a reddot 2010 design award and is a 12-inch ultraportable with a full aluminum chassis.

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