Archive for Aug 31, 2011

Google launches Gmail Offline; Calendar & Docs incoming

Google launches Gmail Offline; Calendar & Docs incoming

Google has announced offline support for Gmail, Calendar and Docs, courtesy of new Chrome Web Store apps that will cache content to your computer. Gmail Offline will be available today, allowing users of Google's free email service to read, reply to, organize and archive their messages without demanding a connection, while Calendar Offline and Docs Offline will roll out over the next week. All are HTML5 apps with various levels of functionality from their online counterparts.

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Sony Vaio S notebook series breaks cover

Sony Vaio S notebook series breaks cover

Sony has whipped out a new line of notebook computers that have all sorts of features that folks wanting a thin and portable notebook will appreciate. The new machines are the Vaio S series and the series has a 15.5-inch LCD making them interesting to those needing more space than the typical ultraportable offers. The 15.5-inch screen boasts 1920 x 1080 resolution. Sony says that the new 15.5-inch Vaio S series has all the thinness and performance of the smaller 13.3-inch notebooks.

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AT&T faces US antitrust complaint over T-Mobile merger

AT&T faces US antitrust complaint over T-Mobile merger

AT&T may be working hard insisting that it's in users' best interest for the T-Mobile acquisition to go ahead, but it's a long way from convincing regulators. The Department of Justice has filed an antitrust complaint in an attempt to block the merger, Bloomberg reports, arguing that it would "substantially lessen competition" in the US wireless market. Meanwhile, the FCC has waded in as well, with chairman Julius Genachowski revealing that the agency also has "serious concerns" about the deal.

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Panasonic Lumix 3D twin-lens camera debuts at IFA 2011

Panasonic Lumix 3D twin-lens camera debuts at IFA 2011

I mentioned a bit ago that Panasonic had a new dual-lens 3D camcorder that would be landing soon. Panasonic has also shown off a new 3D still camera at IFA 2011 called the Lumix 3D that has 3D HD video capability. The camera can shoot 2D HD video as well. The camera is compact and it uses two new lenses to be able to achieve the compact dimensions according to Panasonic.

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Panasonic unveils new HDC-Z10000 consumer camcorder that shoots 2D and 3D

Panasonic unveils new HDC-Z10000 consumer camcorder that shoots 2D and 3D

Panasonic has unveiled a new camcorder that looks like something a professional videographer would use. If you want something with a really small design, you might want to look elsewhere. If what you want is a camcorder that can do both 2D and 3D with professional image quality the HDC-Z10000 might be exactly what you need. The camera has a two lens design and has a LCD that will show that 3D recording with no glasses needed.

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Sony Tablet S Review

Sony Tablet S Review

It's been some time since Sony had a tablet on the market. Times have changed since the VAIO UX's day, though, and where once tablets were niche devices, now they're making headway into our living rooms. The Sony Tablet S is the first model of the company's new strategy, packing Android Honeycomb into a hardware design that's a little more interesting than many rivals have managed. Late to the game against the iPad, though, has the Tablet S' tardiness undermined its potential? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) Unveiled, Harry Potter Involved

Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) Unveiled, Harry Potter Involved

The folks at Sony have revealed a reader we've been getting hints on for about a month now, today letting us know that the lightest 6-inch eReader device ever has arrived. This newest look at an eReader from Sony builds on their previous successes and offers lovers of electronic reading materials a lovely sub-6-ounce piece of hardware with a 6-inch E-Ink Pearl V220 touch screen that'll be available in black, red, or white. Look like the device you'll finally take the eReader plunge with?

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Sony Tablet P Hands-On

Sony Tablet P Hands-On

The folks at Sony have created a brand new folding Android tablet by the name of Sony Tablet P, and today we've got a hands-on rundown of the device for you to get a clear view of what it will mean for you to work and play with it in the future. To understand what many of the concepts and ideas our Sony host in the video below is speaking about, you'll want to see out full Sony Tablet S Review, as this Tablet P and the Tablet S go hand-in-hand when it comes to Sony's current vision for the Android-based tablet environment as it exists for you the entertainment seeker, worker, and game player. Then continue on below to see what might be the most enticing folding two-display device we've seen since before Android was invented.

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AT&T HTC Jetstream LTE 10-inch Android tablet official

AT&T HTC Jetstream LTE 10-inch Android tablet official

AT&T has officially unveiled the HTC Jetstream, the company's 10.1-inch tablet previously known as the HTC Puccini. Packing Android 3.1 Honeycomb on an WXGA touchscreen with support for HTC's Scribe digital pen - initially bundled with the slate - the Jetstream totes both HSPA+ and 4G LTE support and will go on sale on September 4 priced at a hefty $699.99 with a new, two-year agreement.

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Antec unveils new soundscience a/v cooler to keep your home theater gear frosty

Antec unveils new soundscience a/v cooler to keep your home theater gear frosty

I have a bunch of gear stuffed into my entertainment system at home. That means that the inside of my entertainment center stays hot all year long thanks to the doors on the front. In fact, the high heat inside the entertainment center contributed to the failure of my PS3 last year. If you have a lot of gear in your entertainment center and needs a way to keep your hardware cool Antec has a new offering that might do the trick.

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