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BluOnyx Mobile Content Server

BluOnyx Mobile Content Server

On a day where many were expecting Apple's long-awaited cellphone to launch (don't think we've finished with you yet, Brian Lam!) there is in fact a far more interesting product breaking cover.  Agere Systems, primarily known as a semiconductor specialist, launched their BluOnyx Mobile Content Server; SlashGear sat down with them for a pre-CES'07 briefing.

To over-simplify, BluOnyx is a highly compact, portable hard-drive with initial capacities that start from 1GB and max out at 40GB.  At approximately 85mm by 54mm it's the same size as a credit card, and it ranges from 6mm to 15mm in thickness depending on its internal storage.  What makes it special is its connectivity and the sharing software Agere have developed.  BluOnyx v.1 will have Bluetooth as well as USB and SD options, while v.2 is expected to add WiFi to the mix.  Link up wirelessly from your cellphone and, once you've paired, BluOnyx's menu can be browsed remotely as can its stored content.

Synaptics Onyx Concept: Live Demo Captured on Video!

Synaptics Onyx Concept: Live Demo Captured on Video!

Twiddling your memory knobs back to August this year you might remember SlashGear's coverage of the Onyx concept phone, designed and crafted by bespoke hardware and interface designers Synaptics and Pilotfish. With no physical controls such as the keypad, joystick or scroll wheels found on traditional phones, Onyx instead relies on a system of touch, proximity and gesture.

Built around a high-resolution LCD screen and Synaptics' ClearPad touchscreen technology, a transparent touch-sensitive capacitive sensor, Onyx can discriminate between one and two finger use and can even tell when it is being held against a cheek. This opens up whole new avenues of interface design: pop-up onscreen scrollwheels for volume and moving through contact and media lists, "flicking away" text messages to send them, dragging photos and files from screen to screen.

SlashGear has been lucky enough to visit Synaptics and get a live demonstration of Onyx, from none other than their Human Interface Architect, John M. Feland. Under the ever watchful eye of Clark Foy, the company's marketing VP, we filmed some exclusive footage of the prototype in action. The ethos of Onyx is "All About Fun", about using technology in a humanistic way; hopefully you'll have fun looking at what might just be the phone of the future.

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Apple Hand-Held Patent leans further towards Onyx

Apple Hand-Held Patent leans further towards Onyx

If you can stomach reading something a little more in-depth than the usual ephemeral internet dross, and you're interested (is there anybody who isn't?) in the prospect of an Apple-made cellphone, it's worth taking a look at Neo's summary of recent Apple touchscreen-related patents over at MacNN.com. 

Regular SlashGear readers might find most interesting the similarities between some of Apple's patents and the promised functionality of the Onyx concept phone.  Okay, so "Touchscreen" and "Multi-functionality" could apply to any old Treo or Windows Mobile PDA-phone, but when they throw in "differentiating between light and hard touches", "motion activated input device" and "3-D spatial gestures" they're obviously talking about a pretty unique hand-held. 

Onyx, Coral Pink DS Lites Announced

Onyx, Coral Pink DS Lites Announced

If you're an early Nintendo DS Lite adopter, like me, this announcement is probably going to make you very, very angry. Nintendo has announced that, starting September 13th, the DS Lite will be available to US buyers in both black (hereby known as "Onyx") and pink (referred to as "Coral Pink") in addition to the already-available Polar White DS Lite. So, now your DS Lite can look as good (if not better) than your PlayStation Portable AND have a better game library to boot.

Basis Peak launches limited edition Titanium model, new leather straps

Basis Peak launches limited edition Titanium model, new leather straps

The Intel-owned Basis has one of the highest regarded wearables on the market right now with its Peak fitness tracker. The device is accurate and tracks just about everything you'd want a fitness device to, but it doesn't try be an ultimate do-everything smartwatch. The standard model is fairly priced at $200, but today they announced a limited edition Titanium Peak for $300 that brings a bit more style, and some new leather straps, to your wrist.

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T-Mobile drops Xperia Z3 — is Xperia Z4 closer than we think?

T-Mobile drops Xperia Z3 — is Xperia Z4 closer than we think?

As we start to see Xperia Z4 leaks rolling in, we’re left to assume the handset is on its way. Sony hasn’t sent out invitations to an event, though, so it’s left in limbo. Benchmarks and product shots give us an idea of what’s going on with Sony’s newest, but we still don’t have it. We’re also running out of ways to get an Xperia Z3, as T-Mobile has confirmed they’re no longer carrying the handset. That leaves Verizon as the only US carrier that is currently offering the Xperia Z3.

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Volkswagen at New York Auto Show: four Beetles, SportWagen Alltrack

Volkswagen at New York Auto Show: four Beetles, SportWagen Alltrack

The New York International Auto Show 2015 kicks into high gear this week, and Volkswagen is ready not with one nor two but five models to show off. Granted, four of them are concepts, but considering they're legacy, they are more than noteworthy. In time for the 60th anniversary of the Beetle line, the car maker is announcing four Beetle concepts, two of which are convertibles: the Beetle Convertible Denim, the Bettle Convertible Wave, the Beetle R-Line, and the pink, yes pink, Beetle Pink Color Edition. Plus, the Golf SportsWagen gets an all-terrain brother.

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Lenovo A7000 hands-on: bringing Dolby ATMOS to mobile

Lenovo A7000 hands-on: bringing Dolby ATMOS to mobile

Lenovo has introduced one of its new smartphones, the A7000. It joins the maker's other wares being shown off at Mobile World Congress, and we recently went hands-on with the device, getting all the details ahead of its launch later this month. The A7000 will feel familiar to those who have used other Lenovo smartphones, resembling some of its other mid-tier handsets while still offering features that make it distinctly its own. Read our full hands-on to find out more!

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Sony to unveil new Xperia Z4 tablet at MWC 2015

Sony to unveil new Xperia Z4 tablet at MWC 2015

Sony just teased their Xperia Z4 tablet ahead of the Mobile World Conference 2015 on March 2nd. Sony posted this new photo of the ultra slim device to their Google+ account. The other day we clued you in on Sony's accidental leak of the new Xperia Z4 on their Xperia Lounge app. We surmised that this was ahead of a big announcement at the Mobile World Conference 2015. It looks like we were on track because Sony tagged their latest photo post to Google+ with #SonyMWC.

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Sony Xperia E4g revealed in black and white

Sony Xperia E4g revealed in black and white

This week Sony has revealed their newest Xperia smartphone - and it's not a Z4. This device will be aimed at markets where low-price smartphones are taking over. Preparing to take this market with a smartphone that both looks and acts the part of a high-end smartphone, Sony is releasing the Sony Xperia E4g this April. There will be a single-SIM version and a dual-SIM version available this Spring in several regions throughout the world - except in the United States, of course.

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