Archive for Sep 28, 2011

$79 Kindle revealed

$79 Kindle revealed

Amazon has announced new Kindle models at its NYC event this morning, alongside the new Kindle Fire tablet. The range of E Ink based ereaders now kicks off at $79, well under the $100 barrier, while a touchscreen version of the Kindle, the Kindle Touch, is just $99, using an infrared display.

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Amazon Kindle Fire official: $199 7-inch iPad rival

Amazon Kindle Fire official: $199 7-inch iPad rival

Amazon's Kindle Fire has been confirmed, a $199 7-inch tablet running Android and delivering streaming video and a heavily customized interface. The Kindle Fire will be a heavily trimmed-down slate to hit that price; it will also come with a 30 day trial of Amazon Prime, the retailer's $79/year subscription service that includes unlimited two-day shipping and streaming video access.

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Sharp LC-80LE632U 80-inch LED LCD HDTV debuts at under $5,500

Sharp LC-80LE632U 80-inch LED LCD HDTV debuts at under $5,500

Sharp has unveiled a new LCD HDTV that will be launching next month that is impressive. The set is model number LC-80LE632U and it has a giant 80-inch screen. It has all the features that we expect on high-end HDTVs today like 1080p resolution, LED backlighting, and integrated WiFi. The WiFi access allows the smart TV to access apps like Netflix, VUDU, and more.

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Hercules offers cheap new XPS 2.0 80 DJ Monitor

Hercules offers cheap new XPS 2.0 80 DJ Monitor

Hercules unveiled its fall/winter line of speakers for computer users not long ago and today it has something new for the DJs out there. The new speakers are called the XPS 2.0 80 DJ Monitor. The speakers are meant for DJs that need to hear the music they are making with clarity. The monitor will pair with the DJ gear from Hercules well.

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Samsung Tab 8.9 Unboxing and hands-on [WiFi edition]

Samsung Tab 8.9 Unboxing and hands-on [WiFi edition]

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 has landed, the company's second Android Honeycomb slate, delivering more of what we've seen before: easy internet, email and multimedia access in a slimline form-factor. The latest stage of Samsung's iPad assault, the Tab 8.9 has dropped onto the SlashGear test bench today. Question is, can Samsung make a convincing argument for what's only a slightly smaller screen?

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Wood clad Steampunk gun shoots NERF bullets

Wood clad Steampunk gun shoots NERF bullets

Yep, want. We are fans of geeky steampunk gear around these parts and while this project might not be as awesome as that steampunk apartment I talked about a while back, it is much cheaper and you don’t have to move to NYC to get your own. This cool steampunk DIY gun started life as a NERF N-Strike Barricade gun.

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Samsung signs Microsoft patent licensing deal over Android

Samsung signs Microsoft patent licensing deal over Android

Microsoft and Samsung have announced a cross-patenting deal that will see the Korean firm pay royalties for every Android smartphone and tablet it sells, as well as greater collaboration on Windows Phone devices. The license agreement - which Microsoft describes as evidence of "a clear path forward" for Google and others who have complained of the impact of patents on Android's development - means that Microsoft collects cash from two of the largest Android device producers around, Samsung and HTC, leaving Motorola as the obvious missing link.

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RIM PlayBook Android app limits detailed disappointingly

RIM PlayBook Android app limits detailed disappointingly

RIM has confirmed what Android functionality BlackBerry PlayBook owners can expect from their QNX tablets after the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps is released, and it makes for disappointing reading. The list of features confirmed by RIM engineers at Droidcon 2011 in Romania this week, Thinq reports, misses out on several high-profile - and much anticipated - components, such as SIP VoIP and widgets, as well as blocking any apps that rely on Google Maps or text-to-speech.

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Kisai Rogue Touch LCD watch lights up with a touch

Kisai Rogue Touch LCD watch lights up with a touch

The nutters at Tokyoflash have another hard to read watch that has launched called the Kisai Rogue Touch. The Rogue Touch watch has a touch sensitive screen that allows you to access the watch functions like the backlight. The watch also allows you to read the time in two zones at a glance making it even more confusing than normal to read.

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Lara Croft and Guardian of Light to be an Xperia Play exclusive

Lara Croft and Guardian of Light to be an Xperia Play exclusive

If you are a mobile gamer that has the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone you will be able to get an exclusive game soon. Square Enix and SE have teamed up to offer Xperia Play users an exclusive Lara Croft game that they can download and play starting in November. The tie up between the two companies will also see more hit game titles heading to the Xperia Play in the coming months.

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Zuckerburg should’ve hired Don Draper to unveil Timeline

Zuckerburg should’ve hired Don Draper to unveil Timeline

I have never watched a single episode of Mad Men that airs on AMC. I'm more of the Walking Dead sort. I am also rather indifferent about Facebook and the changes that have landed recently like Timeline. If you are a big fan of Mad Men and are excited about Timeline you might appreciate this fan made video where Don Draper introduces Timeline.

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Avid Reader? Kindle Fire’s not for you

Avid Reader? Kindle Fire’s not for you

In just a few hours time, Amazon is expected to reveal its latest Kindle model, the Kindle Fire, a tablety-take on what the megaretailer thinks will claw iPad buyers away from Apple's clutches. To do that, it's reportedly readying every aspect of its not-inconsiderable might: multimedia, cloud storage, and the ability to squeeze margins out of content rights-holders like juice from a blood orange. Don't let the Kindle part of the name fool you, however; if you're the avid reader that has so far been Amazon's target customer, the Kindle Fire isn't the product for you.

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