Archive for Jun 30, 2011

HP TouchPad teardown finds it is easy to repair

HP TouchPad teardown finds it is easy to repair

We have already put up or review of the HP TouchPad tablet and found it wanting as far as hardware goes. I have also already mentioned that Vince reviewed the WebOS operating system separately and liked it well enough. If you are the sort of geek that likes to see your own flavor of gadget porn with teardowns of the new gadgets this is for you. TechRepublic has posted up its teardown the HP TouchPad for us to gander at.

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Samsung launches new Class 10 microSDHC cards for 4G smartphones

Samsung launches new Class 10 microSDHC cards for 4G smartphones

If you have a 4G smartphone and happen to live in a 4G coverage area you are very lucky. You get to enjoy the blazing fast 4G speeds that the rest of us wish for. I would be happy right now with a 3G network that was faster than dial up. If you have a fast new 4G phone the last thing you need is a microSD card that is slow and holds up your device when reading or writing data to and from the memory card.

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Olasonic TW-S7 speakers offer egg-ceptional sound and USB power

Olasonic TW-S7 speakers offer egg-ceptional sound and USB power

Generally when you have a set of speakers powered by the USB port on your computer you can’t expect much in the way of sound. Often the sound quality is directly related to the amount of power a set of speakers has per channel. The USB port being a low power port can’t deliver much to the speakers connected to it making them sound worse than speakers that need an AC outlet generally. A company called Olasonic has a new set of USB speakers with impressive power.

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HP TouchPad official pricing and launch date for UK confirmed

HP TouchPad official pricing and launch date for UK confirmed

Vince reviewed the HP TouchPad today and in the end, he figures the hardware in the tablet is uninspiring. That seems to be a recurring theme with many of the tablets that hit the market recently. I bet a lot of people hoping that HP would knock it out of the park are disappointed today. We also posted up our review of WebOS and found that it was actually pretty good, just hampered by the hardware inside the TouchPad.

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Acer Aspire One Happy 2 netbooks lose Android dual-boot option

Acer Aspire One Happy 2 netbooks lose Android dual-boot option

Netbook popularity may be fading the face of the tablet onslaught, but Acer knows what's needed to keep the segment afloat: fancy colors and endearing names. The new Acer Aspire One Happy 2 series offers Intel's dual-core N570 processor wrapped up in one of four bright colors - namely "Papaya Milk", "Strawberry Yoghurt", "Blueberry Shake" and "Banana Cream" - along with a 10.1-inch display and an 8hr battery.

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Haptic belts steer soldiers in the right direction

Haptic belts steer soldiers in the right direction

All I know of communication on the battlefield when you can't talk is what I see in the movies. It apparently involves many hand signals from what I can tell. A new system that uses belts loaded with sensors and feedback from vibrating motors may replace those hand gestures in the future. It sounds like some of the tech that is in video games today. The solider would wear the haptic feedback belt and it could guide them along a route without the fighter having to look down to follow a GPS or map.

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Geeks find a way to get Netflix app on HTC Evo 3D

Geeks find a way to get Netflix app on HTC Evo 3D

Netflix is one of the best ways to get your streaming video and TV fill online today. There are hoards of people that use the streaming service on computers, phones, and other devices to watch wherever they are. Netflix was one of the most desired apps for Android users. When the app finally landed, there were more than a few disappointed Android fans that found their smartphone would not run the app.

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Aerospace consulting firm creates tsunami escape capsule

Aerospace consulting firm creates tsunami escape capsule

I've never really thought much about tsunamis until the last few years. The horrific tsunami that hit Japan after the earthquakes this year has many people all around the world scrambling to figure out a better way to protect people that live in areas where a tsunami is possible and to predict when the massive waves might occur. In some instances, even knowing that the tsunami is coming might not give people time to get to safety.

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Skype adds video calling support to Android app

Skype adds video calling support to Android app

If you are an Android packing Skype fan, a new update for the Android app is available now. The update adds in a key feature that a lot of people have been wanting for a while now. The new feature is video calling. The app will let Android smartphone users make video calls between Android devices, between Android and iPhone users, and directly to PCs, Macs, and TVs. The app also supports all the other features you expect from Skype.

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A Google+ Guide from Top to Bottom

A Google+ Guide from Top to Bottom

What Google has just yesterday announced, (yesterday, that is, if you're reading this the day we post it,) is Google+, a social ecosystem based in the Google world, where your G-Mail account, more than likely, will be your portal into the Google social sharing future. But it's not just sharing, it's all about connections. What Google has set up here is both a mobile sector and a web-based sector so that you'll never have to be without your Google+ connections. All of this begins this week with a beta invitation to the program and an application called, simply Google+. What we're going to do here is explore the web-based side with a dash of mobile.

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Pic3D sheets turn your 2D smartphones and displays into 3D screens

Pic3D sheets turn your 2D smartphones and displays into 3D screens

I like 3D content. If I have the choice of a movie in 2D or a flick in 3D, I will take the 3D offering. My son also has a 3DS and I think the 3D makes the little portable much cooler than it would be if it were only 2D. One day I will move up to a 3D TV for my house, but I am waiting until we can watch 3D content with no glasses from all angles that a normal TV supports before I buy. In the interim a company from Japan called Global Wave has an interesting new film that sticks to your computer screen, tablet, or smartphone and makes the display 3D.

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webOS 3.0 Review

webOS 3.0 Review

July 1 2011 marks the one-year anniversary of HP buying Palm, and it's celebrating with the launch of webOS 3.0. Making its debut on the HP TouchPad, the company's big push for the consumer tablet market, but then headed to HP smartphones too, webOS 3.0 promises to take the simplicity, elegance and flexibility we've been praising in previous iterations of the platform, and bring it bang up to speed when compared to Android Honeycomb and the imminent iOS 5. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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