Archive for Aug 30, 2010

LG shows off Nano Full LED and other HDTVs at IFA

LG shows off Nano Full LED and other HDTVs at IFA

LG is showing off its new 3D and HDTV sets at IFA 2010 this week. The company is showing people at the show its new Nano Full LED set along with Plasma sets and other gear like Blu-ray players and home theater systems. LG is showing new 3D TVs including the LEX8, which is one of the highest-end TVs from the company.

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Android 2.1 for O2 Dell Streak coming Sept 1st

Android 2.1 for O2 Dell Streak coming Sept 1st

O2 has apparently confirmed that it will be releasing the Android 2.1 Eclair update for the Dell Streak later this week, with the scheduled September launch of the new firmware taking place on Wednesday 1st.  A bridging release while Dell polish their Android 2.2 Froyo build for the Streak, according to The Really Mobile Project Android 2.1 brings 720p HD video recording, live wallpaper support, native multitouch and speed boosts, among other things.

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Geek builds his own Lightsaber from spare parts

Geek builds his own Lightsaber from spare parts

When it comes to DIY stuff for geeks much of it tends to center around science fiction films or video games and the weapons that the heroes and villains in the flicks use. Last week I mentioned that one geek had made his own replica weapon from the Mass Effect game. Today we find a replica weapon made by another geek that is a version of one of the most iconic weapons ever to hit the big screen, the lightsaber.

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Awesome Dolphin Hydrofoil is the jet ski of the future

Awesome Dolphin Hydrofoil is the jet ski of the future

With summer still in full swing, I bet there are lots of you out there who head to the lake each weekend and spend it flying around the water on a personal watercraft. I have spent a bit of time on a jet ski this summer and I think most guys that ride them will tell you in rough water they can be rough on your boys.

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Brit combines Nike shoes and Wii controls to make workouts harder

Brit combines Nike shoes and Wii controls to make workouts harder

Nike issued an art-meets-innovation challenge to designers to take its shoes and use them to create an innovative product of some sort. One of the entrants to the contest came from Nick Marsh. Marsh took the Nike shoes and cobbled them together with Nintendo Wii controls.

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Cloud-based storage for realz

Cloud-based storage for realz

Design concepts are at times weird and at times interesting. This new design concept is a bit of both bringing cloud storage into the real world. The little shelves are called Shelf Cumulus and they look like puffy white clouds.

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Intel Q3 estimates reduced on soft demand for PCs

Intel Q3 estimates reduced on soft demand for PCs

After a record setting Q2 for Intel the company is warning investors that earnings for Q3 will be below expectations. That is a marked turn around in only a few months for Intel. Intel reported recently that it expects the Q3 revenue to be $11 billion plus or minus $200 million.

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Commodore lands exclusive worldwide rights to market Commodore AIO keyboard computers

Commodore lands exclusive worldwide rights to market Commodore AIO keyboard computers

Any geek who was around and of gaming age during the early 80's will remember the Commodore 64. I wanted one so bad I could hardly stand it and still remember the jingle "I adore my 64, my Commodore 64." The computer was really nothing but a keyboard that you connected to your TV to play games and do other things.

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Kodak unveils ESP 9250 AIO printer with cheap ink

Kodak unveils ESP 9250 AIO printer with cheap ink

Kodak has been in the multifunction printer business for a long time now. The big claim to fame for all of the company's printer offerings is the cheap ink. You can get the cartridges that Kodak printers use for much less money than competing printers from other makers like Epson.

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Grace Digital Audio unveils new waterproof outdoor wireless speakers

Grace Digital Audio unveils new waterproof outdoor wireless speakers

Grace Digital Audio has all manner of cool gear for fans of music that are looking to get their digital fill in multiple rooms and outside. The company has unveiled a new line of wireless speakers that are waterproof and designed to be placed outdoors. The new line includes the Rock Speaker, Schooner II, and Mini-bullets II.

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Toshiba Folio 100 Smart Pad packs Tegra 2 & Android 2.2

Toshiba Folio 100 Smart Pad packs Tegra 2 & Android 2.2

Toshiba's 10-inch Android "Smart Pad" slate has been revealed and named, with the Tegra 2 based tablet believed to be the Toshiba Folio 100.  It'll pack a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 multitouch display, according to NotebookItalia, along with Android 2.2, 16GB of internal storage, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth and 3G.

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Lucid unveils UNITY graphics board architecture

Lucid unveils UNITY graphics board architecture

Lucid has announced that it has unveiled the new UNITY graphics board architecture. The new architecture is designed to make HYDRALOGIX multi-GPU gaming accessible to more users. The HYDRALOGIX tech was previously known by the much better name Hydra.

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