Archive for Jan 31, 2013

Tobii X2-60 Eye Trackers launch aimed at the research community

Tobii X2-60 Eye Trackers launch aimed at the research community

Tobii is a company that has been creating eye-tracking technology for a long time. The company has announced the launch of its latest generation of eye tracking technology called the Tobii X2 Eye Trackers. The eye tracking technology is designed to be highly portable and more affordable for researchers to integrate into research projects.

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Research company predicts US tablet market will reach 71.6 million units by 2018

Research company predicts US tablet market will reach 71.6 million units by 2018

The tablet market is growing at an incredible rate all around the country. Many analysts and research firms have already found that more and more consumers and business users are replacing aging computers with tablets. Many of the business users that are getting tablets are getting these devices as their first mobile computing product rather than replacing a notebook computer.

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Honda and Acura to take advantage of Apple Siri Eyes Free tech

Honda and Acura to take advantage of Apple Siri Eyes Free tech

The push is on for many automakers to add new hands-free technology to their vehicles to help drivers keep their eyes on the road. Some automakers, such as Ford, have had hands-free communication systems and their vehicles allowing drivers to control certain functions using the voice for a long time. Other automakers have been slower to adopt such technology.

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iStroll Kid iPad holder connects to a stroller letting kids communicate, play, and learn

iStroll Kid iPad holder connects to a stroller letting kids communicate, play, and learn

Children love technology, especially tablets such as the iPad. The huge number of educational and entertainment apps available for kids on the Apple iPad means that parents can give their kids an early start on learning all sorts of important information while the kid thinks they're playing games. The problem for parents is that children are notoriously hard on gadgets meaning some sort of secure iPad holder is often a requirement.

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NASA launches high-tech next-generation TDRS-K communications satellite

NASA launches high-tech next-generation TDRS-K communications satellite

NASA successfully launched the next generation communications satellite called the Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, known as TDRS-K. The satellite headed into orbit atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The rocket lifted off at 8:48 PM EST on Wednesday from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Nokia’s baby Lumia 620 makes colorful debut in UK

Nokia’s baby Lumia 620 makes colorful debut in UK

Nokia's cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset, the Lumia 620, has gone on sale in the UK, with the baby of the bunch packing a budget price tag but borrowing several of the features from the more expensive Lumia 820. Arriving on O2, 3, and Virgin today, with Vodafone picking up the 620 on February 6, the new Lumia is priced from £149.99 ($237) on O2 pre-pay agreements, or free on O2 agreements of £18.50 ($29) or above.

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Inrete Automatica in-vehicle smart USB device now shipping

Inrete Automatica in-vehicle smart USB device now shipping

Back in December of 2012, we mentioned an interesting new automatic USB device designed to get all your favorite audio content into your vehicle called Automatica. At the time, the device was up for pre-order and if you were intrigued by the automatic USB gadget that automatically syncs all your favorite audio content to your car the device is now shipping. The gadget is available right now for $99.

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Mozilla to implement Click-to-Play for all Firefox plugins except Flash

Mozilla to implement Click-to-Play for all Firefox plugins except Flash

Mozilla has announced that sometime soon, it will be no longer automatically load any plugins on Firefox except the latest version of Flash, instead utilizing Click to Play, which requires users to manually authorize the use of a plugin. This is in an effort to reduce security risks that result from automatically using plugins like Java and Silverlight.

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New York Times repeatedly attacked by Chinese hackers

New York Times repeatedly attacked by Chinese hackers

The New York Times has revealed that over the last four months, Chinese hackers have repeatedly attacked the company's computer system, something it says coincides with an investigation it published on Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's relatives. With the aid of security experts, the company has stopped the attackers, but not before they managed to get data on reporters and employees.

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Olympus unveils the Stylus XZ-10 compact point-and-shoot camera

Olympus unveils the Stylus XZ-10 compact point-and-shoot camera

Olympus has unveiled its Stylus XZ-10, a compact camera with a sophisticated, classic design that is sure to appeal to many photographers. The point-and-shoot comes with fairly standard features, as well as support for FlashAir wireless image transfer, making it a solid mid-range compact model. You can check out the camera in all its colors and designs after the jump.

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Casio announces the Exilim EX-ZR700 ultra-zoom and power-sipping EX-ZR400

Casio announces the Exilim EX-ZR700 ultra-zoom and power-sipping EX-ZR400

Casio has unveiled two new Exilim digital cameras, the EX-ZR700 and the EX-ZR400. The former camera boasts ultra-zoom and high-end image stabilization, while the latter is being hailed as having the longest battery life in its series, allowing users to take 515 photos on a charge. You can check out both cameras' specs and gallery after the jump.

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evasi0n iOS 6.x jailbreak announced, tentatively planned for next week

evasi0n iOS 6.x jailbreak announced, tentatively planned for next week

The iOS 6.x jailbreak - dubbed evasi0n - has been announced, and according to a tweet from @planetbeing, one of the hackers working on it, is tentatively scheduled for release next week. The tweet advises that the jailbreak could come out earlier than that, or it could come out later. According to the official website that is now live, the jailbreak's GUI is being finalized.

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