Archive for Jan 31, 2012

Kuel H10 H12 stylus pens review

Kuel H10 H12 stylus pens review

There are so very many stylus pens out there in this digital world of ours that it's difficult not to get lost in the fray, finding yourself picking up a pen that's just not going to get the job done once you're home and painting away. What Kuel has done here is to relieve you of the burden of finding your favorite pen by providing two options, both of them fabulously simple and high quality. The H10 pen is one that comes in a handful of different colors and utilizes a lovely top with strap plug so that you'll have it on hand while you're drawing, and the H12 pen resembles a real ink pen so it'll fit right in with the rest of your writing utensils.

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Apple faces “Cost of iPhone” attention after worker mistreatment petition [Updated]

Apple faces “Cost of iPhone” attention after worker mistreatment petition [Updated]

Apple CEO Tim Cook's outrage at allegations the company knowingly overlooked labor mistreatment among its suppliers may have satisfied some, but that hasn't stopped an online petition of near 150,000 Apple fans demanding the company take further steps in protecting workers. Accruing nearly 150,000 signatures within 48 hours, the campaign was started by Mark Shields on Change.org and demands greater transparency on suppliers found to have committed rights violations.

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Windows 8 Office 15 apps to have fake Metro skin say insiders

Windows 8 Office 15 apps to have fake Metro skin say insiders

Windows 8 will lack a Metro UI version of Office 15, it's been suggested, with insufficient time blamed for what will amount to merely "interface tweaks" to better suit the pared-down menus. Although a Metro version of Office has been tipped for some time, the practicalities involved in rebuilding the software using WebRT in time for the OS' launch later this year mean the actual app will be a halfway house between traditional and Metro, The Verge's sources say.

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Toshiba 4k2k glasses-free 3D TV hits volume production ahead of Q1 US debut

Toshiba 4k2k glasses-free 3D TV hits volume production ahead of Q1 US debut

Mass production of Toshiba's 55-inch glasses-free 4k2k 3D TV has already begun, according to supply chain tipsters, with the pixel-plentiful panels at the heart of the oversized sets already winging their way from display specialists AUO. The new TV is expected to launch sometime this quarter, Toshiba has said, and it's AU Optronics supplying the panel rather than a homegrown Toshiba LCD, according to Chinese language press as DigiTimes reports.

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Google responds to US Congress privacy concerns

Google responds to US Congress privacy concerns

Google has responded to US Congress demands for information on the search giants recent privacy policy changes, detailing the amendments in a 13-page letter that attempts to hammer home that Google's "approach to privacy has not changed." The new policy - which streamlines the majority of Google's existing privacy policies into a single document - actually saves on 85-percent of the previous reading required, Google's director of public policy, Pablo Chavez, wrote today on the company's Public Policy Blog.

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HTC Ville caught on video with Sense 4.0

HTC Ville caught on video with Sense 4.0

The HTC Ville has been caught on video ahead of its expected MWC 2012 debut, showing off both its slimline form-factor as well as a glimpse of HTC Sense 4.0. According to the Android 4.0 smartphone's hardware info page, it runs a 1.5GHz dualcore processor with 1GB of RAM and a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen. There's also WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and an 8-megapixel main camera.

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Targus outs HD dual-head USB 3.0 video card

Targus outs HD dual-head USB 3.0 video card

If you have a notebook or desktop computer that has a USB 3.0 port, and you need something to fill that port and would like an extra display or two check out this new product from Targus. The device is called the Targus USB 3.0 Dual Video Card and it has both an HDMI output and a DVI output for connecting to more monitors with a single USB 3.0 port.

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Final Cut Pro X upgraded: 64 angle Multicam, Thunderbolt, more

Final Cut Pro X upgraded: 64 angle Multicam, Thunderbolt, more

Apple has pushed out a "significant" update to its Final Cut Pro X video editing app for OS X, adding multicam support for up to 64 angles, boosted chroma-keying, enhanced XML for better third-party integration, and Thunderbolt support for peripherals. Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 - a free update for existing owners of the $299.99 software - can automatically synchronize up to 64 video clips or photos using audio waveforms, time/date or timecode, even if the formats and frame sizes/rates are different. Then, the Angle Editor allows users to quickly jump between angles in the resultant Multicam Clip, cutting as they go.

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Scientists create the world’s first atomic x-ray laser

Scientists create the world’s first atomic x-ray laser

Dr. Evil will really like this new development by team of scientists at the Menlo Park SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The team has created the world's first atomic x-ray laser. The project resulted in the shortest, purest x-ray laser pulses ever achieved. These x-ray laser pulses were created when the researchers aimed the SLAC Linac Coherent Light Source at a capsule filled with neon gas.

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Windows 8 Kinect leaks again: Power hungry but plenty of potential

Windows 8 Kinect leaks again: Power hungry but plenty of potential

Microsoft's experiments with Kinect-style motion tracking technology for Windows 8 laptops could streamline the login experience as well as be used for games, though battery concerns might initially see the camera system offered as a self-powered add-on rather than fully integrated. After prototypes were reportedly caught in the wild earlier this month, sources inside Microsoft tell The Daily that the company is indeed readying a motion control licensing push, though there are hurdles to be overcome before that can happen.

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Shuttle XPC SZ68R5 packs super-fast Core i7 into tiny footprint

Shuttle XPC SZ68R5 packs super-fast Core i7 into tiny footprint

Compact PC manufacturer Shuttle has outed its latest barebones computer, the Shuttle XPC SZ68R5, featuring Intel's Z68 high-performance chipset along with SSD caching for super-fast boot times and app loading. The 33 x 21.5 x 19 cm chassis can accommodate up to 32GB of DDR3 memory, Core i3/i5/i7 processors and up to four add-on cards, since it has slots for PCIe-x16-2.0, PCIe-x4-2.0, Mini-PCIe-x1-2.0 and mSATA. HTPC duty is made easier thanks to both HDMI and DVI-I ports.

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