Archive for Jul 30, 2012

3-D Vision CEO Gene Dolgoff speaks on his magical 2D to 3D conversion device

3-D Vision CEO Gene Dolgoff speaks on his magical 2D to 3D conversion device

This week we got the chance to speak with Gene Dolgoff, known for his invention of the LCD projector, digital projection in general, and his new device that's up on Fundable right this minute. As he's more than ready to let you know, he's also got an incredibly fun fact up his sleeve: he inspired Gene Roddenberry to create the holodeck in Star Trek. It's from there you'll find yourself a bit intrigued with the next step in our current abilities to present 3D video and images through our own devices - with help of 3-D Vision technology that Dolgoff presents here and now.

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iPad 4 tipped to adopt mini-dock connector this year

iPad 4 tipped to adopt mini-dock connector this year

It's been tipped today that the next generation iPad mini (not yet announced by Apple, mind you), will be joined relatively silently by a 4th generation full-sized iPad. This new iPad, having been revealed then less than a year after the 3rd Generation iPad was revealed, will have the same smaller dock at the bottom of its body that the new iPhone has been tipped to have. It's also been noted by a source speaking with iLounge that this iPad will have enhancements to its back-facing camera as well.

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Major security vulnerability discovered in Ubisoft UPlay DRM

Major security vulnerability discovered in Ubisoft UPlay DRM

It's already pretty easy to hate Ubisoft's UPlay DRM, which requires PC gamers to remain connected to the Internet at all times while playing, but today hating it got a whole lot easier. As it turns out, the UPlay client has a pretty major security vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to take control of your computer. The problem stems from the browser plugin that is installed by the UPlay launcher - instead of only granting access to UPlay, the plugin could potentially give a wide range of websites privileged access to your computer.

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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note hits August 8th for three bills

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note hits August 8th for three bills

This week the folks at Samsung and T-Mobile are getting ready to unleash the Samsung Galaxy Note once again, this time on the big pink carrier. This device has already been out for several weeks on AT&T's 4G LTE network and is now ready for action with T-Mobile's HSPA+ 4G flavoring of content delivery. You'll be able to pick the device up starting on August 8th for $249.99 USD with a 2-year contract attached.

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Intel: $699 ultrabooks coming soon

Intel: $699 ultrabooks coming soon

Intel is kicking off its ultrabook symposium in Taipei tomorrow, and details have emerged of exactly what the company will be showcasing for the platform going forward. NetbookNews sat down with Navin Shenoy, the Vice President of Intel’s Architecture Group, and gleaned some information as to what to expect. As you might imagine, Intel is keen to promote ultrabooks and bring even more to market. Currently there are around 35 designs available to buy, but Intel says there are at least 140 designs for the platform.

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Gmail gets Hangouts integration for super simple video chat

Gmail gets Hangouts integration for super simple video chat

Google continues to integrate their system in an ever-tightening web of connectivity with video chat for Gmail. This video chat comes in the form of Hangouts, the same system that's currently working in their social network Google+. You'll be able to use this chat system without signing up for a Google+ account, but Google is encouraging you to do so anyway, of course, for "even more" special features than you'd get without such an account.

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Nokia gets connected with automotive futures

Nokia gets connected with automotive futures

This week the folks at Nokia are bringing on the next generation of their hardware and software integration talks with none other than their own Floris Van-De-Klashorst speaking about the future of automotive. The Connected Car, as they call it, is one which is a futuristic concept - this meaning that though we've got cars at the moment that are relatively connected, we've not yet scratched the surface. According to Nokia, it's Points of Interest (POI) search capabilities that are at the center of the future for vehicles that use what they call "Intelligent Technology."

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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Review

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Review

This week we've got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note as carried by T-Mobile in the USA - and with it we've got another home-run for the unique device team. Samsung took the time to create something unique in the Galaxy Note when it was first revealed for an international audience, and now the T-Mobile user base has the opportunity to use it on their favorite carrier. Is that the beginning and the end of it? Let's have a peek!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 30, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 30, 2012

This morning it's a torrent of magical Apple news, and it's not going to let up all day long, I guarantee it. We're just about this close to a new iPhone and perhaps a new iPad mini as well, and what you're going to find is no less than a billion stories on both coming up in the pipe. Start your journey with the Apple design chief himself talking about how they don't care about money. Check out the iPad mini tipline and factoids on how it might ship in November. Then if you're not in for the long haul with Apple, you might want to check out the relatively bad news coming from HTC on how they're pulling out. Microsoft is also staying vocal with information about Perceptive Pixel and how they're going big with giant screens.

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iPad mini may get own event, ship in November

iPad mini may get own event, ship in November

A report from iMore this morning indicated that Apple is planning to unveil the next iPhone along with the iPad mini on September 12th. The next iPhone would then ship out to customers 9 days later on September 21st, although the exact launch date for the iPad mini wasn’t quite as clear. iLounge corroborates iMore’s sources, saying that the next iPhone will launch in late September, but the site isn’t quite as confident on the prospects of the iPad mini.

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