Archive for Aug 31, 2010

RemotePC Lite lets the iPad access PC and Mac computers over WiFi

RemotePC Lite lets the iPad access PC and Mac computers over WiFi

Being able to access files from your computer at work or home while you are mobile can be a lifesaver in some instances. For the business users it means that you can allows get files you might need whenever you are and the personal user can access their media. Remote access software has been around for a long time for PC to PC access.

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Finis Swimsense is the swimmers version of Nike Plus

Finis Swimsense is the swimmers version of Nike Plus

If you like to swim Finis has a new gadget that will land in time for Christmas that you will find interesting. The device reminds me of a Nike Plus system for swimmers in that it can track all manner of information about your swimming workout. It won’t turn you into Michael Phelps, but it will help you track your workouts and other details.

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Sapphire ships cheap single link adapter for ATI Eyefinity on HD 5000 series video cards

Sapphire ships cheap single link adapter for ATI Eyefinity on HD 5000 series video cards

Sapphire lays claim to the title of world's number one maker of ATI/AMD video cards. The company has a huge catalog of offerings using ATI GPUs that runs the gamut of just about everything that AMD offers in ATI GPUs. Many of the cards in the Radeon 5000 line have support for DVI, VGA, and DisplayPort monitors.

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PhotoFast debuts epic iPADock with room for multiple Apple gadgets

PhotoFast debuts epic iPADock with room for multiple Apple gadgets

I have complained before about the lack of AC outlets in my office and other rooms of my house. I have surge protectors plugged into surge protectors to get all my gadgets plugged in. With the fact that we have an iPod touch, two iPhones, and an iPad floating around my house at any given time needing juice it's not uncommon to find Apple gear laying all over the place.

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Olympus PEN E-P2 black-on-black kit debuts alongside new zoom lenses

Olympus PEN E-P2 black-on-black kit debuts alongside new zoom lenses

The tipped Olympus PEN E-P2 black-on-black kit has made its official debut, a black-clad P2 Micro Four Thirds camera complete with matching M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm pancake lens and FL-14 flash, priced at $999.99 when it drops in October 2010.  Meanwhile a second version - which switches the black FL-14 flash for a black VF-2 electronic viewfinder - will also be launched, at €1,079.  There are also two new lenses to choose between.

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Canon unveils CMOS sensor capable of 60fps video in near darkness

Canon unveils CMOS sensor capable of 60fps video in near darkness

Canon has announced a new CMOS sensor that may not have the 120MP rating that the sensor it unveiled last week offers, but the new sensor is better at video in low light conditions. The new CMOS sensor is geared towards shooting video in low light conditions with fast and fluid frame rates.

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Philips GoGear Connect Android PMP gets official

Philips GoGear Connect Android PMP gets official

Philips has officially confirmed that the GoGear Connect Android-based PMP will be making its official debut at IFA 2010 this week.  The 3.2-inch touchscreen media player has WiFi, a camera and access to the Android Market, but Philips has also included its FullSound DSP to boost audio quality.

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Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors are pro-tuned $999 customs

Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors are pro-tuned $999 customs

$999 burning a hole in your pocket and a taste for high-end in-ear monitors just like the music mixing pros use?  Head over to Ultimate Ears, where Logitech has roped in Capitol Studios to help them develop the Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors.  Custom molded and delivering up to -32dB noise isolation, the new monitors promise to put you in the musical sweet-spot where the producer was originally sitting.

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ASUS Eee PC 1215N gets reviewed: bargain 12-inches

ASUS Eee PC 1215N gets reviewed: bargain 12-inches

When is a netbook not really a netbook?  Why, when it gets a desktop version of Intel's Atom CPU, has notebook-style Optimus graphics, and - arguably - a larger display than 10.1-inches.  By those counts, ASUS should be calling their Eee PC 1215N a 12.1-inch ultraportable not a netbook, but then they might put the price up from $499 and, according to Laptop, then we'd be missing out on something of a bargain.

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Rydeen gPad GCOM701 7-inch Android slate due November

Rydeen gPad GCOM701 7-inch Android slate due November

Another day, another Android tablet.  Today's is the Rydeen gPad GCOM701, a 7-inch slate based around Marvell's 800MHz ARMADA 166 chipset and promising between 6 and 8 hours of battery life.  Connectivity includes WiFi b/g, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot and USB, while there's also GPS with Navteq software for using the gPad as a PND.

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Chumby Hacker Board makes widget gadget more mod-friendly

Chumby Hacker Board makes widget gadget more mod-friendly

When it comes to hacking, chumby has always had a magnanimous attitude towards opening up its widget-based information displays and adding new functionality, in fact they even encourage it.  Now the gates to hack-heaven are open even wider, with the launch of the Chumby Hacker Board: basically the guts of a regular chumby One that has been tweaked to make it more useful for developers.  That includes boosted connectivity and a composite video output.

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Gmail Priority Inbox auto-promotes important email [Video]

Gmail Priority Inbox auto-promotes important email [Video]

Google has updated their free Gmail service with what's in effect the reverse of their spam filter.  Gmail Priority Inbox is an optional service that, using the same technology that powers the spam catcher, predicts which messages will be of most interest to the user and pushes them up to the top of the list.  There they sit on top of any starred messages, with the remainder of the inbox underneath.

Video demo after the cut

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