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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.

Jawbone UP MOVE – Body tracking for the mass market

Jawbone UP MOVE – Body tracking for the mass market

Jawbone has clearly taken leave of its senses, if the new UP MOVE is anything to go by. Taking the fitness and sleep tracking that made the UP24 a hit, and then packaging it in a tiny clip-on dongle with six month battery life, the UP MOVE not only promises liberation away from the charger but at a fraction of the UP24's price. $49.99 gets you the sort of wearable tracking abilities that, not long ago, would've cost you three times the amount. I caught up with Jawbone to find out what the big idea is, and why luxury cars might represent the best explanation for the UP MOVE.

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Alpine Headphones lets you literally feel your music

Alpine Headphones lets you literally feel your music

If you know anything about Alpine Audio, it's likely in relation to the company's automotive offerings. Despite its usual focus, the company has introduced a pair of headphones with an interesting twist on tradition: technology that lets you literally feel your music. Simply called the Alpine Headphones, these cans work in conjunction with the Alpine Level Play iPhone App (sorry Android users) to add an extra sense to your music sessions. They are available now at Apple stores for $299 USD.

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IFA 2014: Best in Show

IFA 2014: Best in Show

This week we’ve seen one whole heck of a lot of new products from some of the top technology brands in the world. While many devices are unique, some products released this week will go head-to-head with their contemporaries’ devices revealed within hours of one-another. What’s are must-see, must-experience, or otherwise most awesome products we’ve gotten up close with this week? Let’s have a look!

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Peugeot Exalt hybrid concept has lots of wood inside

Peugeot Exalt hybrid concept has lots of wood inside

Peugeot has a new concept car that it has unveiled called the Exalt. The car is picking up in part where the past Peugeot concept called the Onyx left off and the two share some design similarities. Exalt is a hybrid concept car that has lots of wood on the inside. The body is a 5-door hatchback that hides the rear doors well giving the car a coupe feel with the functionality of a sedan.

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