Archive for Nov 25, 2010

Sony going President shopping as Howard Stringer scales down responsibilities?

Sony going President shopping as Howard Stringer scales down responsibilities?

Sony is apparently shopping around for a new president, initially expected to support Howard Stringer in his roles as chairman and CEO, but eventually replace him. The speculation, tipped to Bloomberg by internal sources, suggests either Kazuo Hirai or Hiroshi Yoshioka - in charge of Sony's gaming and TV/cameras/chips divisions respectively - are most likely to replace Stringer.

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PlayStation Move shortages until Feb 2011 warns Sony

PlayStation Move shortages until Feb 2011 warns Sony

Sony has warned of worldwide stock shortages of its Move controller for PS3, with senior marketing VP Peter Dille claiming that the shortfall will likely last into Q1 2011. "We have a catch-up problem in all three territories that will last until January or February" the exec told VentureBeat, admitting that Sony misjudged potential demand for the Move controllers.

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Libratone Beat wireless speakers arrive at Apple December 2010

Libratone Beat wireless speakers arrive at Apple December 2010

Danish wireless audio start-up Libratone brought their Beat speakers along to IFA 2010 a few months back and promised a January 2011 release; now it seems they've gone one better, and will have them on sale in December instead. Using a proprietary wireless transmitter, the cashmere-clad speaker has a 30ft range and promises 360-degree "FullRoom" sound despite only being a single unit.

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Acer Windows 7 tablet to use AMD Bobcat APU confirm insiders

Acer Windows 7 tablet to use AMD Bobcat APU confirm insiders

Acer was pretty miserly with hardware details for their 10.1-inch Windows 7 tablet earlier this week, but that hasn't stopped specifications being pieced together. According to manufacturing sources talking to DigiTimes, the so-far unnamed Acer slate runs AMD's C-50 Ontario APU, aka the dual-core Bobcat CPU, with integrated Radeon HD 6250 graphics.

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Moshi Moshi MM03i Bluetooth handset packs iPhone dock

Moshi Moshi MM03i Bluetooth handset packs iPhone dock

Native Union won't give up on the idea of traditional handsets for modern smartphones, and their new Moshi Moshi MM03i even gives you somewhere to dock your iPhone. The new model has a MultiPoint Bluetooth-enabled handset and a special charge/sync cradle with a charging bay and an iPhone dock.

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Richard Branson Virgin “Project” iPad magazine in works

Richard Branson Virgin “Project” iPad magazine in works

One-word iPad periodicals seem to be the fashion right now, with News Corp's incoming "Daily" and now talk of a new digital magazine, "Project", helmed by British billionaire Richard Branson. The part Virgin Airways owner has apparently sent out invitations for a NYC launch of Project, covering such themes as entertainment, travel, business, design and international culture.

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Angry Birds headed to Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii

Angry Birds headed to Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii

Angry Birds may be a staple for most smartphones, but developers Rovio are now looking to traditional consoles for the next stage of the game's expansion. Studio CEO Peter Vesterbacka has confirmed that Angry Birds for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii are all in development, though there's no timescale for its release. Meanwhile, Angry Birds 2 is also in the works.

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3,000 Windows Phone 7 apps and 15k developers boasts Microsoft

3,000 Windows Phone 7 apps and 15k developers boasts Microsoft

Microsoft has confirmed that it is on track to 3,000 apps available in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace by the end of this week, with more than 15,000 developers signed up. "Clearly we’re just getting warmed up" Microsoft's Todd Brix claims, pointing to the almost 80-percent increase in the number of registered developers since September 2010 as evidence. However, the platform still lags significantly behind its key rivals, iOS and Android, in terms of sheer number of apps.

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Google TVs from Toshiba and Vizio at CES 2011?

Google TVs from Toshiba and Vizio at CES 2011?

Toshiba and Vizio are tipped to be next aboard the Google TV train, with products supporting the smart TV platform expected to debut at CES 2011 in January. The news, leaked to Bloomberg by unnamed sources, could see Google TV reach a new, lower price point thanks to Vizio's work at the budget end of the HDTV spectrum.

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Nexus S Photos Revealed

Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Nexus S Photos Revealed

XDA Developers, you've done it again. In a Thanksgiving treat we can all appreciate, here's some anonymously submitted images given over to XDA Developers Forum displaying no less than some screenshots and photos of what mister anonymous tells us is a Nexus S toting Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Specs include an ArmV7 CPU (which could be dual-core), support for Open GL ES, something like 512 or 328MB RAM (not confirmed), 1 or 2GB internal memory (again, not confirmed), 800 x 480 screen resolution, 4" screen with possible SuperAmoled2, and 720p HD video.

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L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector Revealed by AAXA

L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector Revealed by AAXA

The folks at AAXA Technologies presents a version 2 of the world's first laser powered pocket projector. This AAXA L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector improves upon the first by increating thermal efficiency of its PCOS laser light engine. Now only do you get color, this device's three-color laser light source enables it to procude images with fabulous color saturation, always in focus. Sounds pretty neat, yes? Sounds pretty fantastic. This pocket projector combines a "revolutionary" laser light source, proprietary despeckling technology, and an LCoS imager to produce 800 x 600 resolution and 20 lumen output with no pixelation problems.

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TUAW Hacks Apple TV – Now iOS Devices Can Play 3rd Party Video Over AirPlay

TUAW Hacks Apple TV – Now iOS Devices Can Play 3rd Party Video Over AirPlay

Apple just announced a sassy little update for their iDevices by the name of iOS 4.2. One of the neat things this update brought with it was the ability to use AirPlay to play media from your iDevice wirelessly to a screen connected to an Apple TV device. Neat, right? Not so neat when you consider the fact that it'd play video ONLY if you were playing it from an Apple-approved application (aka no VLC or YouTube allowed!) What Erica Sadun / Steven Troughton-Smith have done is to... well.. hack and fix this with some codes and such.

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