Archive for May 31, 2010

Memorial Day & a Giveaway Reminder!

Memorial Day & a Giveaway Reminder!

It's Memorial Day in the US today - as well as a public holiday elsewhere around the globe - so the SlashGear team will be taking a break from shiny toys.  Regular service will resume tomorrow, but don't forget to enter our Warpia Wireless USB A/V Adapter Set Giveaway - the closing date for entries is tonight at midnight Pacific time!

Two Million iPads sold in under 60 days

Two Million iPads sold in under 60 days

Apple have announced their latest iPad sales figures, and the tablet's international debut last week has helped topple another milestone figure.  Two million iPads have been sold in under 60 days, since the slate's launch in the US on April 3rd.

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Hitachi-LG Data Storage shows off HyDrive optical disc drive with SSD inside

Hitachi-LG Data Storage shows off HyDrive optical disc drive with SSD inside

Hitachi-LG Data Storage has unveiled a strange new product called the HyDrive that combines an optical drive with a SSD. The device is the first product of its type and will ship in August. The idea behind the HyDrive is to add storage to a notebook or other PC without needing more space.

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Sanyo unveils new DMX-CA100 waterproof full HD camcorder

Sanyo unveils new DMX-CA100 waterproof full HD camcorder

Sanyo has unveiled what it calls the world's first waterproof full HD camcorder that is capable of recording full 1080p resolution video underwater. That would make for a great camera for that snorkeling vacation this summer.

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iPhone DIY revolver case will get you shot

iPhone DIY revolver case will get you shot

I would hope that no one here in the US or really anywhere would try to carry this iPhone case out in public and actually use it. I can see you being shot by the police as you try to answer your phone. The case has the handle that looks like a revolver.

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Nokia to use ARM chip in first MeeGo device

Nokia to use ARM chip in first MeeGo device

We have already talked about Nokia's MeeGo OS on a few occasions. Last week we learned that MeeGo v1.0 for netbooks and the Nokia N900 smartphone had launched. Nokia is expecting MeeGo to be adopted by other manufactures wince the OS is offered as an open source option for devices.

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ARM Eagle next generation core at Computex 2010

ARM Eagle next generation core at Computex 2010

Back in February 2010 we spied a leaked roadmap from ARM that had something called Eagle listed. The processor roadmap showed Eagle to be a new CPU from ARM that would be aimed at the smartphone, mobile computing, and DTV markets among others.

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DOJ inquiry into Apple to extend into video and music

DOJ inquiry into Apple to extend into video and music

Apple leaving Flash out of the show when it comes to the iPhone and iPad devices was enough to get the DOJ interested in the practices of the electronics company. Reports are now coming in that the DOJ inquiry into Apple is extending beyond a look at the music practices of Apple and looking at the video practices of the company as well.

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Awesome Strand Craft 122 yacht has super car garage built-in

Awesome Strand Craft 122 yacht has super car garage built-in

I am a landlubber; I have never felt the call of the ocean. I haven’t even been on a cruise. Even if I were filthy rich, I can’t see myself buying a yacht to cruise the world in. If you are the yachting type and like the thought of a ship to carrying across the world's oceans, the Strand Craft 122 is the most awesome yacht I have ever seen.

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Silicon Power Armor A80 USB 3.0 portable hard drive unveiled

Silicon Power Armor A80 USB 3.0 portable hard drive unveiled

Silicon Power has unveiled a new external portable hard drive called the Armor A80. The new HDD uses a USB 3.0 interface and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 as well. The HDD is rugged, meets US military standards for drop survivability, and is water resistant to IPX7 standards.

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NVIDIA asks for patience in Tegra 2 tablet wait

NVIDIA asks for patience in Tegra 2 tablet wait

I remember when NVIDIA first started talking about its Ion platform. The graphics giant was big on talking the platform up, but had no products for us to see when the platform first debuted. The talk at the NVIDIA press conference about the Tegra 2 platform for tablets is very similar to that first Ion unveiling.

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MSI WindPad 100 and 110 tablets surface at Computex 2010

MSI WindPad 100 and 110 tablets surface at Computex 2010

Computex 2010 is running full steam ahead today and there have already been some cool new gadgets debuted at the show. The MSI WindPad 100 and 110 tablets have surfaced. The WindPad 100 is a Windows 7 tablet that runs on an Atom Z530 CPU. The rig runs Windows 7 Ultimate, but MSI uses a custom UI over the top of the OS.

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