Archive for Aug 30, 2011

Dish Network Tailgater lets you throw a tailgate party in style

Dish Network Tailgater lets you throw a tailgate party in style

I am not the sort to throw a tailgate party. I prefer to watch sporting events from home because the seats that are always in the price range I am willing to spend at a live venue suck. If you like to have the real event ambiance, but don’t want to cough up the money for the tickets to a football game or a baseball game the Dish Network Tailgater will let you throw a party in style.

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Dolphin Browser heads to the iPhone

Dolphin Browser heads to the iPhone

The Dolphin Browser has been one of the most popular third-party web browsers for the Android platform and now it's making its way to the iPhone. The browser is developed by MoboTap, which has just released a free iOS version of Dolphin that's built to work on top of Safari.

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$25 Raspberry Pi computer runs Quake III

$25 Raspberry Pi computer runs Quake III

When I hear cheap computer I think $300 or so. When talking about the Raspberry Pi computer cheap means REALLY cheap at about $25. That $25 price is obviously the goal of the project that aims at delivering the really cheap computers to the emerging markets. The company producing the little computer has unveiled a prototype and offered up a shot of the machine along with a video of it running a game.

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Motorola Pro+ Android smartphone with portrait QWERTY announced for October

Motorola Pro+ Android smartphone with portrait QWERTY announced for October

Motorola has just announced a new Android smartphone called the Motorola Pro+. This handset runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and sports a portrait QWERTY---a form factor that says it's going after the BlackBerry-toting business crowd. The device is set to launch in Europe and Asia in October and could land on T-Mobile here in the states.

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Boxee Box adds MOG music streaming

Boxee Box adds MOG music streaming

Boxee is now adding the MOG music streaming service to their lineup of available apps on its set-top box. The Boxee Box has recently seen the addition of Grooveshark as well as new support for AirPlay along with an iPad app, giving owners many options when it comes to consuming TV, movies, and music.

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Klipsch Image S4A Headphones for Android up for pre-order

Klipsch Image S4A Headphones for Android up for pre-order

Android users have a new set of headphones that will be shipping soon that are made specifically for Android devices. Many of the headphones out there that sport an in-line remote control only work with iOS devices. These Klipsch headphones are made specifically for the Android platform. They pair with the Klipsch Control App to allow the customization of call functionality.

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iTunes Match Beta released to developers

iTunes Match Beta released to developers

As part of Apple's new iCloud service is a feature called iTunes Match, which was first announced back at WWDC 2011. This feature will set Apple's cloud music service apart from competitors and has just been released in the latest iTunes 10.5 Beta 6.1 update to developers. The service should launch alongside iOS 5 and the iPhone 5 and/or 4S, both rumored for a September-October time frame.

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Photographer spends hundreds of thousands on massive 10MP image sensor

Photographer spends hundreds of thousands on massive 10MP image sensor

If you are a photographer that takes product shots for high-end magazines and advertising campaigns your equipment is on a completely different level that what most of us have access too. Take Mitchell Feinberg for instance this guy is a specialist in shooting photos of expensive wares from cars to watches and he takes his job seriously. Apparently, Feinberg was tired of shooting test shots with an instant 8x10 Polaroid camera to check exposure and focus.

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WikiLeaks documents show Apple’s battle with Chinese piracy

WikiLeaks documents show Apple’s battle with Chinese piracy

It's been a long time since we heard anything from WikiLeaks. Some recently leaked documents have outlined some of the methods that Apple has taken to stomp out piracy over the years in China. The document is a cable from the Beijing embassy that shows Apple formed a team in March 2008 to fight piracy inside the country. The sheer scale of the piracy has only come to light recently when it was noted that entire Apple Stores were being pirated.

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Switchblade controller for gamers with handicaps debuts and it’s not from Razer

Switchblade controller for gamers with handicaps debuts and it’s not from Razer

There has been talk lately of the Switchblade, the gaming notebook from Razer that looks really cool. This Switchblade I am talking about isn't a gaming notebook or from Razer. This is a concept controller that is made just for gamers that have some sort of disability. The controlled looks very complex, is from the company called AbleGamers, and is in the Adroit line.

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Polymer Vision shows off flexible display in extreme weight drop test

Polymer Vision shows off flexible display in extreme weight drop test

We have talked about Polymer Vision before. This company makes the flexible polymer displays that can be rolled up and are very durable. The company has posted up a new video that shows its flexible screen side by side with a normal LCD covered in glass. The test puts what appears to be a pool ball in a tube over each screen.

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ICON HD and The NERD Review

ICON HD and The NERD Review

Jawbone's ICON was our consumer Bluetooth headset pick back in early 2010, but more than 18 months later it's perhaps overdue a refresh. Along, then, comes the replacement, the Jawbone ICON HD and its new Bluetooth dongle accessory, The NERD. It might have a geeky name, but the promise is complete simplicity. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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