Archive for August, 2011

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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Scosche unveils RDTX pro portable radiation detector for iPhone

Scosche unveils RDTX pro portable radiation detector for iPhone

This may be one of the strangest accessories for the iPhone and iPod touch I have seen in a very long time. Scosche has rolled out a new accessory called the RDTX pro portable radiation detector. The detector needs no calibration and claims to accurately detect gamma radiation above 60keV with plus or minus 5% accuracy. It plugs into the iPhone or touch via the charge and sync port.

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Light Field photo tech promises true HD upscaling

Light Field photo tech promises true HD upscaling

One of the things that delays photos that you take with a point and shoot camera between when you press the shutter button and the image is actually recorded is the time needed to focus. We have already talked about a camera before called the Lytro light field camera that could shoot a photo and then focus later that would eliminate that delay. Fraunhofer is now presenting a similar solution at IBC 2011 convention in Amsterdam that will allow photographers to use a special lens and software after the photo is snapped to change focus, angle, and depth of field.

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Financial Times app pulled from App Store

Financial Times app pulled from App Store

I don’t think any of the companies with apps that sold monthly subscriptions on the App Store were happy in the least when Apple instituted its new method of subscription payments where it took 30% of the monthly fees. The requirement was that all subscription payments in apps must go through the iTunes store. Many companies are getting around that by offering access via the web using a web browser rather than an app.

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Apple MacBook 3G prototype called back home

Apple MacBook 3G prototype called back home

When a geek happens across something early or really weird that was not meant to leave the inner workings of a company like Apple, they tend to throw it on eBay looking to make some loot off the deal. Such was the case when an eBay seller put a prototype MacBook Pro up on eBay earlier this month. The prototype was notable because it had a 3G antenna and a SIM card slot inside. That 3G connectivity is an option that many people have wanted for a long time on a MacBook.

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Java creator James Gosling ditches Google for robotics firm after less than 6 months on the job

Java creator James Gosling ditches Google for robotics firm after less than 6 months on the job

In March of 2011, Google hired James Gosling, the father of Java for an unspecified position. We naturally assumed that Gosling was going to work on Android in some capacity. Strangely, at the time Gosling landed at Google, it and Oracle were in a legal battle over the alleged use of some Java code in Android. Gosling is no longer working at Google and the reason for leaving isn’t noted. I wonder if it had anything to do with the Google/Oracle fight over Java.

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