Archive for Sep 28, 2010

Jabra debuts new Go 660 Bluetooth headset

Jabra debuts new Go 660 Bluetooth headset

Jabra has a new Bluetooth headset to add to its line of hands free devices called the Go 660. The new device is designed to go from working with your mobile phone on the go to working with a soft phone on a computer or notebook when you are in the office or at a desk. The headset has a noise-cancelling mic to eliminate background noise and enhanced digital speech for clarity.

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Billionaire launches internet-based FilmOn HDTV service in US

Billionaire launches internet-based FilmOn HDTV service in US

Billionaire David Alki has announced the launch of the first internet-based HD TV service in the US called FilmOn. The FilmOn service is an internet based streaming service that can stream 30 free to air networks and is based in LA. I would assume that means that the network shows and other content are from LA affiliates.

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Scosche motorMOUTH II Bluetooth car system launches

Scosche motorMOUTH II Bluetooth car system launches

Scosche has unveiled it latest offering called the motorMOUTH II Bluetooth car kit and streaming audio device. The motorMOUTH II is shipping now and is a Bluetooth hands free kit that plugs directly into the aux input on your vehicle and allows for steaming of audio from any A2DP device on the market as well as hands free phone calls.

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Swann drops new Home Series Alarm range

Swann drops new Home Series Alarm range

Swann has all sorts of home security cameras that can help you keep your home or business safe from criminals. The last security camera from the company we talked about was the Outback camera back in August. Swann has now unveiled a new line of home security alarms that covers a range of needs called the Home Series.

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Logitech Wireless Headset F540 handles three sources

Logitech Wireless Headset F540 handles three sources

Another day, another Logitech headset, and the Logitech Wireless Headset F540 slots neatly into the company's mid-range offerings.  Still, it manages to offer a few unusual features, including an input base-station which can hook up to three analog sources simultaneously; a source button on the headset itself flips between them without you needing to climb off the couch.

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LG debuts A510 near full HD notebook

LG debuts A510 near full HD notebook

LG has unveiled a new notebook computer today called the A510 (PDF) that is billed as the world's first near full HD 3D notebook. The machine has a 15.6-inch screen that offers a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 and is LED backlit. The machine uses polarized 3D glasses for its 3D viewing rather than active glasses that cost more.

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Amazon Android app store and Android Tablet tipped

Amazon Android app store and Android Tablet tipped

Amazon is tipped to be preparing its own Android marketplace, challenging the official Android Market with their own developer offering and hoping to lure in coders with the possibility of being features on the retailer's well-trafficked site.  Meanwhile there's also talk of an Amazon tablet, produced alongside rather than replacing the Kindle, and itself running Android.

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iPhone not as cool as Aston Martin suggests research

iPhone not as cool as Aston Martin suggests research

Apple has been riding high when it comes to user satisfaction surveys of late, but has it taken a hit when it comes to "cool"?  It's a pretty nebulous metric, but according to the CoolBrands Council the iPhone has been knocked off the number one spot for "cool" by Aston Martin.  The smartphone now holds second place, above the iPod at number three and BlackBerry at number four.

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Gigabyte T1125 convertible tablet due today; iPad rival promised by early 2011

Gigabyte T1125 convertible tablet due today; iPad rival promised by early 2011

Gigabyte's renamed T1125 convertible 11.6-inch notebook PC - launched earlier this year as the Gigabyte M1125 - will apparently go on sale in Taiwan today, according to DigiTimes, though the company's more direct iPad competitor won't arrive until later in the year.  No specific details have been given, but the company says it has plans to unveil an "iPad-like" tablet at the end of 2010 or early in 2011.

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MAINGEAR SHIFT Super Stock custom gaming PC channels the hot-rod spirit

MAINGEAR SHIFT Super Stock custom gaming PC channels the hot-rod spirit

MAINGEAR has never exactly shied away from over-specifying its gaming PCs, but now the company is hoping to pull in some custom attention with their new Super Stock options.  Available on the MAINGEAR SHIFT, the new customizations will include overclocking the Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor up to 4.5GHz, together with specifying a 3-way SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 array with a total of 4.5GB of GDDR5 video memory.

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Sony Ericsson LiveView is Bluetooth mini-display for Android 2.x phones [Video] [Updated]

Sony Ericsson LiveView is Bluetooth mini-display for Android 2.x phones [Video] [Updated]

Sony Ericsson has announced a micro-display for Android 2.x smartphones, the LiveView, with a 1.3-inch 128 x 128 color OLED screen.  Hooking up to your phone via Bluetooth (with a roughly 10m range) and intended to be left on your desk, clipped to your bag strap or even worn, watch-style, on a wristband, the Sony Ericsson LiveView can show SMS, RSS, Twitter and Facebook updates, and be used to control music playback.

Video demo after the cut, plus Updated with phone compatibility information

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Pixel Qi wired/wireless d-screen-Qi10 companion displays outed

Pixel Qi wired/wireless d-screen-Qi10 companion displays outed

Pixel Qi already offer their 3qi multi-mode display as a bare panel for those wanting to upgrade their 10-inch ultraportables, but now the company has confirmed that Display Solutions AG have used their panels for a range of USB and wireless USB companion displays.  The Display Solutions d-screen-Qi10 pairs a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 3qi display with the company's own d-screen-HYBRID driver board, which can be hooked up via USB, wireless USB or ethernet.

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