Archive for Nov 26, 2010

Optoma 3D-XL converter box to ship in December

Optoma 3D-XL converter box to ship in December

If you are a home theater fan looking to get into 3D movies and gaming you may be expecting some cool gear for Christmas. Optoma has an interesting converter box that will connect your HDMI 1.4a gear like your Blu-ray player, PS3 and other stuff to the 3D ready Optoma projectors or to any other 3D ready projector.

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ASUS 12-inch Eee Note due Jan 2011; Eee Note EA800 priced sub-$293

ASUS 12-inch Eee Note due Jan 2011; Eee Note EA800 priced sub-$293

ASUS' 8-inch Eee Note EA800 ereader/tablet hybrid will launch in December with a roughly $261 to $293 price tag in Taiwan, and be followed by a larger, 12-inch version hitting the market in January 2011. The 12-inch Eee Note - which will be officially announced next month, DigiTimes claims - will presumably also use a grayscale LCD display and have an active digitizer and camera for digital notetaking.

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ThinkGeek ships TK-421 iPhone keyboard case

ThinkGeek ships TK-421 iPhone keyboard case

Back in September ThinkGeek unveiled its cool TK-421 iPhone case that had a Bluetooth keyboard inside to let you type on your iPhone Blackberry style. If you were intrigued by that case, ThinkGeek is now shipping the TK-421.

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Evolyte offers $100 off 32GB iPad WiFi

Evolyte offers $100 off 32GB iPad WiFi

Most geeks are familiar with Woot and the deals the site offers where you can save big if you are paying attention. I bet a lot of you are familiar with Groupon as well. A new site called Evolyte has surfaced that is similar to Woot and Groupon. Evolyte describes itself as, "Imagine if Groupon and Woot had a superhero baby that never cried."

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ISS Astronauts come home aboard Soyuz capping a decade of ISS operation

ISS Astronauts come home aboard Soyuz capping a decade of ISS operation

NASA has announced that the return of three astronauts including two Americans and one Russian aboard a Soyuz capsule has market the ISS' first decade of expeditions. The three astronauts included Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin. All three of the people were in space for five months.

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Microsoft offers up festive Christmas Windows 7 themes

Microsoft offers up festive Christmas Windows 7 themes

With Thanksgiving come and gone it's time to start dragging out all those Christmas lights and decorations at home and in the office. I bet at least a few of you guys are the sorts who decorate their home and their office cubicle or desk with all sorts of lights and other stuff to make things look festive.

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Mitsubishi electric unveils new 9-inch HD resolution screen for mobile TV

Mitsubishi electric unveils new 9-inch HD resolution screen for mobile TV

Mitsubishi Electric has pulled the wraps off a new TFT LCD screen that is aimed at the mobile TV market and more. The screen is compact and has a HD resolution making it ideal for video screens in cars and in other uses. The 9-inch screen is set to land on December 1 and as of now, no products that will use the screen have been revealed.

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Google “Mario” and “Andretti” Chrome OS netbooks in internal speed testing?

Google “Mario” and “Andretti” Chrome OS netbooks in internal speed testing?

Google is tipped to be "dogfooding" two own-brand Chrome OS netbooks, internally codenamed "Andretti" and "Mario", with frequent mentions of the two computer types showing up in bug reports online. The models appear to be named after IndyCar driver Mario Andretti, known for being a particularly fast driver, and would suggest that Google is prioritizing netbook performance with its first self-branded models.

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Verizon wireless offers Jawbone Icon free with select phones today

Verizon wireless offers Jawbone Icon free with select phones today

The Turkey is eaten and the pies are gone, that means Black Friday is here and retail workers all across the country are besieged with people trying to save money on stuff they don’t need. Verizon Wireless has announced a special deal for today with certain mobile devices that will give you a free Bluetooth headset that is one of the better offerings on the market.

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Zediva go basic with movie streaming service: stacks of DVD players

Zediva go basic with movie streaming service: stacks of DVD players

Winning today's "Credit For Trying" award is Zediva, a company which has taken a somewhat off-the-wall approach to streaming rentals. Rather than sign deals with studios and try to find as many customers to watch content at once as possible, Zediva is working on a more one-to-one basis: you rent not only a DVD but a DVD player that lives at their data center, and tune in via an internet stream.

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Sony Reader relaunch in Japan due December 10

Sony Reader relaunch in Japan due December 10

Sony is having a second stab at their domestic ereader market, with the WSJ reporting that as of December 10 two models from the company's latest line-up will go on sale in Japan. The Sony PRS-350 Pocket Edition and PRS-650 Touch Edition will be priced at around 20,000 yen and 25,000 yen ($239 and $299) respectively, and is in the midst of negotiations with Japanese publishers.

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NEC Smartia gives Cloud Communicator tablet an expensive consumer focus

NEC Smartia gives Cloud Communicator tablet an expensive consumer focus

NEC's tablet plans have crossed over into their consumer line-up, with the 7-inch Cloud Communicator getting a rebrand as the NEC Smartia. Specifications for the Smartia are unchanged - you still get Android 2.1 on a WVGA resistive touchscreen, for instance - but the UI has been tweaked and there's the Andronavi app store. Unfortunately, NEC is being rather too ambitious with their pricing.

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