Archive for Sep 29, 2010

NewerTechnolgoy reveals line of iPhone 4 cases

NewerTechnolgoy reveals line of iPhone 4 cases

NewerTechnology has stepped into the iPhone 4 case market with several interesting new cases for the smartphone. The coolest of the new offerings is the NuGuard Carbon Fiber Style case. The cases aren’t made from real carbon fiber, but they look like they are. You can get it in black, blue, and pink colors for $24.99.

Continue Reading

Patriot Convoy series storage devices break cover

Patriot Convoy series storage devices break cover

Patriot is known for its memory products for computer enthusiasts and for other storage devices. The company has now unveiled a new storage device called the Convoy series that uses 2.5-inch HDDs and fits into a 5.25-inch drive bay on a desktop computer.

Continue Reading

Cisco home telepresence tipped for Comcast/Verizon reveal next week

Cisco home telepresence tipped for Comcast/Verizon reveal next week

Cisco is tipped to be readying a telepresence device for home use, with partnerships with Verizon and Comcast suggested, according to sources talking to BoomTown.  The exact nature of the device is unclear, but it's believed to cost as low as $200 when "heavily subsidized" or $500 with fewer commitments.  Most importantly, Cisco is expected to be pushing their higher quality video than that of arch rival Skype.

Continue Reading

Toshiba outs new Satellite A665-3D notebook series

Toshiba outs new Satellite A665-3D notebook series

Toshiba has unveiled a new notebook series that supports 3D movies and more. The series is the A665 3D family. The machine can be had with several options with all the versions of the machine supporting 3D content with NVIDIA 3D Vision technology using active glasses.

Continue Reading

Augmented reality app lets users try on clothes in virtual dressing room

Augmented reality app lets users try on clothes in virtual dressing room

I'm not one of the people that hate to shop. I will go shopping with the wife, but I draw the line at sitting in the guy chair in the ladies store while she tries on clothes for an hour. A cool new augmented reality app is being shown off by a company called immediaC that lets people try on clothes in a virtual dressing room.

Continue Reading

Dell 7-inch Android tablet imminent; 10-inch slate in 6-12 months

Dell 7-inch Android tablet imminent; 10-inch slate in 6-12 months

Dell's larger tablet plans have been confirmed, with Dell Greater China President Amit Midha revealing that the company's 7-inch slate will drop "in the next few weeks" while a 10-inch Dell tablet will follow on in 6-12 months.  According to the WSJ, Midha revealed in an interview that Dell has "a whole slew" of new products for release in the next twelve months, including 3-, 4- and 10-inch devices.

Continue Reading

Amazon Android app store T&Cs leak

Amazon Android app store T&Cs leak

Amazon still aren't talking about the rumored Android app store they're tipped to be working on - which would sit alongside the official Android Market and offer users an alternative source for software - but the App Store Distribution Agreement participating developers would be expected to abide by has just dropped in the SlashGear inbox.  Among the T&Cs are confirmation on the developer royalties - "equal to the greater of (i) 70% of the purchase price or (ii) 20% of the List Price" - together with the rumored $99 annual fee and the fact that Amazon retains the right to modify your binaries and add in their own DRM.

Continue Reading

iOS 4.2 beta 2 and iTunes 10.1 beta released

iOS 4.2 beta 2 and iTunes 10.1 beta released

Apple has pushed out new developer betas for iOS 4.2 and iTunes 10.1, the former coming two weeks after the initial beta, and the early impressions are apparently far more positive.  The software adds multitasking support to the Apple slate, as well as wireless printing and homescreen folders; however more importantly it's said to be much more stable than the first beta.

Continue Reading

Nintendo 3DS Mii Studio, Super Street Fighter IV 3D & more get video demos

Nintendo 3DS Mii Studio, Super Street Fighter IV 3D & more get video demos

More details on the Nintendo 3DS are filtering out after the company's 2010 conference, and while the headline is obviously the confirmed Japanese price and release date there are also some tidbits about functionality.  An official demo video shows the integrated Mii Studio app and how it can use the 3DS' external cameras to take a snapshot of you - or your grinning father - and then create a Mii from that photo.

Video demos after the cut

Continue Reading

NASA Droidrover project uses Android remote control [Video]

NASA Droidrover project uses Android remote control [Video]

Is there anything a humble Nexus One can't do?  Well, yes, probably - its track record at damson picking is pretty poor - but the Android smartphone has found favor over at the NASA Ames research labs where they're using it to remotely-control a Senseta rover as part of their Droidrover project.  According to the team there, the Nexus One - paired over Bluetooth with an Arduino - makes for a smaller, lighter and cheaper setup than their existing microcontroller and router, and that adds up to a rover with reduced power consumption, better performance and improved manoeuvrability.

Continue Reading

Gateway One ZX4951 and ZX6951 touchscreen AIOs for under $1k

Gateway One ZX4951 and ZX6951 touchscreen AIOs for under $1k

Gateway has updated its all-in-one PC range, adding the distinctively designed Gateway One ZX4951 and One ZX6951 models that will sit alongside the company's existing premium machines.  Sized at 21.5- and 23-inches respectively, the ZX4951 and ZX6951 both support Full HD, have touchscreen displays and are VESA mountable.

Continue Reading

Samsung NX100 mirrorless APS-C camera on sale now

Samsung NX100 mirrorless APS-C camera on sale now

Samsung's unusual NX100 camera - with its mirrorless APS-C sensor and 3-inch AMOLED display - has gone up for sale a little earlier than expected.  TigerDirect are offering the NX100 through Amazon Marketplace, priced at $599.99 and apparently in stock now.

Continue Reading