Archive for August, 2010

LG Optimus Pad Unveiled, Super Thin and Running Android

LG Optimus Pad Unveiled, Super Thin and Running Android

LG, at this year's Dealer Days, has officially pulled the curtain off their tablet device. In the same vein as their Optimus line-up of Android-powered smartphones, they've just confirmed to the world that there is, indeed, an Optimus Pad. The tablet device is primed to take on the likes of Apple's iPad, and Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab, even if the specifications are few and far between.

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Apple Liveblog reminder & rumor round-up

Apple Liveblog reminder & rumor round-up

Apple's annual iPod event is 24 hours away, and we're counting off the minutes before the traditional SlashGear liveblog.  We'll be firing up the servers over at http://live.slashgear.com/ in time for the event to begin at 10am Pacific, but if you believe the rumors it's not just iPods that we can expect.  In addition to talk of a new, much smaller iPod nano, plus a camera-toting iPod touch, we've also heard about a possible new online iTunes service.

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Canon XF100 and XF105 Announced, Due Early 2011

Canon XF100 and XF105 Announced, Due Early 2011

As far as cameras and camcorders go, there seems to be a hard push for the consumer market. Of course, consumers buy things, so if you can shove all your HD recording into a small package, why not market it to the mainstream market, right? Canon doesn't want to forget about the "prosumer," let alone the professional market, and that's exactly why they've brought the XF100 and XF105 into the limelight for a few minutes here. All of the great tech found in a big, shoulder camera, but without all of that big, shoulder mounted necessity.

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Pogoplug Now Supports Cloud Printing with New Firmware, Wireless Adapter and Biz Model Now Shipping

Pogoplug Now Supports Cloud Printing with New Firmware, Wireless Adapter and Biz Model Now Shipping

The Pogoplug keeps getting updated, and there's not a single bad spot in sight. This time around, with a brand new firmware that's being pushed out to the devices right now, the pink box will officially support plenty of features that the company previously made official over the last few months. One of the most exciting ones: cloud printing!

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Hitachi Creates Projected Capacitive Touchscreen That Supports Fingers, Pens, and Insulating Materials

Hitachi Creates Projected Capacitive Touchscreen That Supports Fingers, Pens, and Insulating Materials

Hitachi has grown to be one of those companies that's focusing a lot on technology of the future lately, and we don't have a problem with that at all. Especially when they're making movies like Minority Report come to life. This time around, though, they've managed to create the same kind of touch panel that devices like the iPad and iPhone use, but with a bit of a twist.

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Aluratek Libre and Kobo eReader Finally Get a Price Drop Thanks to Borders

Aluratek Libre and Kobo eReader Finally Get a Price Drop Thanks to Borders

Back in June, things got pretty exciting in the eReader market. There were price drops happening all over the place, especially as some major players in the market started showing off new hardware at cheaper price points. And then in July, Amazon managed to throw in a new model of the Kindle into the mix, and successfully kept both models under the $200 mark. But back in June, when the price wars were getting under way, a couple eReaders were left in the dust. Primarily, the Kobo eReader and the Aluratek Libre.

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Microsoft Launching a New and Improved Xbox 360 Controller This Holiday Season [Updated]

Microsoft Launching a New and Improved Xbox 360 Controller This Holiday Season [Updated]

If you have a favorite console, one aspect of that favoritism usually has something to do with the controller you have to use every day. People love their PS3 controllers, Wii remotes, or Xbox 360 controllers. If you're a fan of the latter, but find yourself playing a lot of the 2D fighting games that are available in Microsoft's LIVE Arcade, then you've probably noticed that the D-pad could still use a little bit of work. According to a reliable source talking to Joystiq, apparently you're about to get your wish.

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Corsair debuts HS1 USB gaming headset

Corsair debuts HS1 USB gaming headset

When I think of the name Corsair computer memory and liquid cooling gear comes to mind. Corsair also has a ton of flash drives that are available for a myriad of uses from basic storage to secure and rugged offerings. Corsair has added a new gaming headset to its line today.

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