Archive for Aug 31, 2010

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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AMD announces Opteron 6000 series servers are shipping from IBM

AMD announces Opteron 6000 series servers are shipping from IBM

AMD has announced that there are several partners that are now shipping new 4P servers using the new Opteron 6000 series processors. IBM has joined the other firms already offering 4P Opteron 6000-based servers.

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Sena Keyboard Folio for iPad gets official

Sena Keyboard Folio for iPad gets official

Remember last week when that cool looking Bluetooth keyboard packing iPad case surfaced at the FCC? We learned that it was already on sale in the UK and figured it wouldn’t be long before it turned up here in the US after hitting the FCC. We were right; it didn’t take long to surface for pre-order in America.

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ViewSonic Viewpad 7 gets official: sub-£350 Android 2.2 tablet

ViewSonic Viewpad 7 gets official: sub-£350 Android 2.2 tablet

ViewSonic has come clean on its first Android tablet, the 7-inch ViewSonic Viewpad 7.  Running Android 2.2 on a capacitive touchscreen, the Viewpad 7 has an integrated GSM/3G modem for phone and data connectivity, a front-facing VGA webcam and a 3-megapixel rear camera.  It can be used as a regular Android phone - albeit a big one - but of course it's really intended to replace your iPad.

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2011 Lincoln MKX gets new THX audio system

2011 Lincoln MKX gets new THX audio system

Ford has been killing off its brands that don’t make the grade on today's market. Brands that have been around for a very long time like Mercury are no more, but the upscale Ford luxury division known as Lincoln is still carrying on with new products that are starting to appeal to more than just our grandparents.

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Jedi Mind changes name after suit by Lucasfilm

Jedi Mind changes name after suit by Lucasfilm

George Lucas is very serious about protecting his copyrights and trademarks when it comes to his epic Star Wars universe. He protects those trademarks with the verve of a Sith overlord at times suing willy-nilly for all manner of things.

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DLP Cinema unveils new enhanced 4K chip for big screens

DLP Cinema unveils new enhanced 4K chip for big screens

When it comes to projectors many of them use DLP chips inside to produce the images we see on the screen. The DLP tech is used in a wide range of projectors from the ones we watch in the theater to the ones we see at home and in the office.

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