Archive for June, 2010

Microsoft Surface Goes Touchless Thanks to Cameras and Transparent OLED

Microsoft Surface Goes Touchless Thanks to Cameras and Transparent OLED

There has to be something said about the progression of technology. When Surface from Microsoft was first unveiled, we were all expecting Minority Report to be the next thing to happen. But, Surface still isn't everywhere, and now we're just looking for the next-best-thing. We may have it, and sure enough, Microsoft's Surface has something to do with it. Thanks to Microsoft's Applied Science Group, utilizing cameras and transparent OLED, we've now got something we want even more.

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David Reeves, Former Sony Europe Boss, Says New Sony & Microsoft Consoles Coming 2012-2013

David Reeves, Former Sony Europe Boss, Says New Sony & Microsoft Consoles Coming 2012-2013

We know that Sony's gung-ho about 3D, and Microsoft's obviously knee-deep in the motion-controller market now, but according to the former Boss of Sony Europe, David Reeves (who now works at Capcom), all of those new things are just stopgaps to what's actually coming. Speaking with GameIndustry.biz, Reeves suggests that both Sony and Microsoft are already looking at the future of their next console, even as they both prepare to launch the next big thing in the coming months.

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Optimus Popularis Images Make an Appearance Online

Optimus Popularis Images Make an Appearance Online

We've been covering the Optimus Popularis for what seems like forever, but there's a good reason for that. Even before it got delayed, and ultimately changed, it was a great keyboard. And now that it has been altered, slimmed down, and the keys made to work a bit more adeptly with a user's hands, we can safely say that it's going to be a great keyboard. And now that we get to see the first images of the keyboard, and not in a drawn-up fashion, we're even more excited.

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Quirky Pivot Power Makes Power Strips Look Strangely Good [Video]

Quirky Pivot Power Makes Power Strips Look Strangely Good [Video]

Power strips are good things. They can be downright lifesavers if you've only got two wall outlets, and you need to plug in your 10 gadgets. But, sometimes they can be just too bulky, and if you've got a cramped space, they don't do much for your space requirements. Well, there's always imaginative people out there, and thanks to a company called Quirky, we get to see the Pivot Power in action.

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Hulu Plus Officially Announced

Hulu Plus Officially Announced

Rumor after rumor, all of which were pointed at a paid version of one of the Internet's favorite media-streaming sites. And today marks the day you can put a big red 'X' on your calendar, because Hulu Plus is finally official. There's plenty of details to be had at the moment, and yet they're all dangerously scarce at the same time. Some of the rumors have turned out to be true, while still others are surprises.

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Cisco Cius Tablet Announced, Runs Android on 7-Inch Display

Cisco Cius Tablet Announced, Runs Android on 7-Inch Display

This wouldn't be the first tablet device to be announced that wasn't meant for the mass market. The Cius tablet is specifically manufactured for the business market, even if it has features that plenty of "non-business" oriented customers would love to get their hands on. Basically, the Cius looks like it's an HD tablet with video conferencing at the forefront of its feature set.

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Stamp.y Digital Camera Lets You Stamp Your Pictures Into the World

Stamp.y Digital Camera Lets You Stamp Your Pictures Into the World

In today's world, images are usually stored on some digital format or another. Just the way things have changed over time. It's definitely not a bad thing, but it does make us wish we could sit around with the family and go through some old-school photobooks. While the Stamp.y won't help you do that, at least not in the sense we mean, we do have to give the designer credit for doing something remarkably original.

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iPhone 4 Review

iPhone 4 Review

Block-circling queues, midnight campers and stores with all the stock wrung out of them: it can only be a new iPhone. Apple's iPhone 4 has landed and it's taking no prisoners. Packing the freshly-released iOS4 with a slimmed-down, powered-up hardware, as ever the promise is not so much ticks on the spec sheet but a superlative user experience. Is the iPhone 4 another home run, or - in a market of rivals it helped motivate - has Apple lost its edge? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Early Retirement

Early Retirement

Over dinner my father looks at me and says, with a straight face: "I hear Google might start building its own phone." I'm trying to figure out which direction to take the conversation. Condescension would be too aggressive, no matter how much my inner troll wants to bait him. Do I explain that Google is not only making a phone OS, but that they will soon rival Microsoft in the netbook space with a new desktop OS? Too technical.

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