Archive for February, 2011

Nikon D4 Thunderbolt rumor suggests high-speed tethered video

Nikon D4 Thunderbolt rumor suggests high-speed tethered video

Intel name-checked a number of storage and A/V companies on board with Thunderbolt and expecting to release products using the new 10Gbps port found on the early 2011 MacBook Pro, but we're already hearing other rumors about potential adopters currently flying under the radar. According to Nikon Rumors's source, the Nikon D4 will be the first DSLR to offer Thunderbolt as a connection option.

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ASUS Eee Note sub-$200 when it hits US imminently

ASUS Eee Note sub-$200 when it hits US imminently

ASUS has confirmed US pricing for the Eee Note EA800 digital note-taking tablet, and if the active stylus input of the HTC Flyer appealed (but the considerable price tag doesn't) then the Eee Pad could make for a very affordable - albeit monochrome - alternative. Tipped to be "coming soon," the EA800 will be under $200 in the US, despite packing WiFi b/g, a 2-megapixel camera and a battery good for up to 13.5hrs runtime.

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NEC shows off world’s first contactless hybrid fingerprint/finger vein scanner

NEC shows off world’s first contactless hybrid fingerprint/finger vein scanner

Years ago I had a notebook that used a fingerprint scanner to log me into the machine rather than having to type. The problem was that the swipe never grabbed the fingerprint the first time out and I always ended up having to swipe repeatedly until I gave up and typed my password. Fingerprint scanners have come a long way since those early offerings and one of the more interesting new fingerprint scanners is the HS100-10.

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Space Shuttle launched yesterday with experiment to boil water in zero-gravity onboard

Space Shuttle launched yesterday with experiment to boil water in zero-gravity onboard

Scientists have been hard at work trying to find safe and easy ways to do things in no gravity in space that are taken for granted here on Earth. One of the things that has been studied is how to boil water safely while in orbit. The space shuttle lifted off yesterday and one of the experiments on board was a system that allows the boiling of water in no gravity.

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Samsung Galaxy S II ships in March

Samsung Galaxy S II ships in March

We have already spent a bit of hands on time and filmed it for you to enjoy with the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. This should be a very cool device for Android fans looking for a new smartphone to enjoy. We know all there is to know leaving one of the few tidbits remaining for us to glean being the ship date.

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Google subscription movie streaming plans tipped for European trials

Google subscription movie streaming plans tipped for European trials

Google is reportedly considering taking on Netflix and Amazon with a subscription-based streaming movie service, kicking off trials in Europe where rivals are less well established. According to the NYPost, the scheme would turn YouTube into an entertainment hub, with the search giant supposedly earmarking $100m to grease the palms of content providers. Previous rumors have suggested a pay-per-view system is in development.

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