This week on SlashGear, we had some great articles, taking a look at some exciting new products, and one of us got to experience Beverly Hills pampering during his trip to visit DreamWorks and HP. I had the chance to review Apple’s newest button-less wonder, the iPod Shuffle 3rd Generation. It’s a great sounding mp3 player with some quirks that may take some time to get used to.
Headlines this week were a tussle between Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 announcement and the launch of the Dell Adamo luxury ultraportable. We were pleased to see SlashGear readers in their thousands join us for our Apple liveblog and, while there may have been no new hardware, the features hitting the iPhone over the Summer - MMS, A2DP Bluetooth, copy & paste, and Spotlight, to name but a few - could keep the smartphone well ahead of the competition. That's not what Palm wanted to hear; we ran through the key differences between the iPhone OS 3.0 and Palm Pre at our sibling-site My Pre.
With power consumption at 34W, Dell's M109S DLP Micro Projector is never going to end up squashed inside a cellphone, but for the mobile presenter the 0.8lb device could be a godsend. Capable of throwing a 858 x 600 SVGA image from either composite or VGA, Popular Mechanics have been putting a prototype of the M109S through its paces, and despite some color concerns come away impressed.
Epson can forgive you if your first thought when you hear augmented reality is Google Glass, even though you're wrong. Google may never had actually described its wearable as an AR device, but a combination of the over-promising original concept video and a general naivety about the segment overall led many would-be Glass wearers to be surprised at what the headset really is: a convenient notifications pane in the corner of your vision. If you're looking for true AR, though, Epson might have the answer. We caught up with the company to check out its latest headset, the Moverio BT-200, and find out why it's confident it can become the de-facto choice for augmented reality.
Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today we found out that nightly builds to CyanogenMod 10.1 are ready to go for the Nexus 10, which comes just a short time after nightlies started rolling out for the Nexus 4. IDC said today that Android will likely stay on top in the battle for mobile dominance until 2016, with iOS placing in second throughout, so it looks like the mobile landscape won't be changing all that much in the coming years. Verizon is set to begin rolling out targeted ad campaigns this week, but you'll only see those ads if you give Verizon permission.
Pico and pocket projectors have continued to evolve and improve and are become increasingly popular. While just a few short years ago the thought of having 50 lumens of brightness on a battery powered device seemed out of reach. 3M has continued to bring the latest and greatest in projectors to the table. It might not be the brightest, or last the longest but they've found a great happy medium with the MP220.
Tablets that can respond not only to touchscreen contact but taps and motions in the area around them could deliver a combination of Microsoft Surface-style expansive gestures in a portable form-factor, if researchers have their way. Portico, the handiwork of three computer scientists at Intel, Microsoft Research and the University of Washington, uses a pair of pull-out webcams to track movement on the table the slate is resting on. That way, objects in the periphery of the tablet can interact with what's being shown on-screen.
Pacific Media Partners has announced the numbers for the pico projector market for Q4 2010. The numbers look pretty good for the small projectors with the shipments of the little devices doubling compared to Q4 2009. PMA's numbers show that in Q5 2009 there were 134,000 units shipped.
First, it's WAR over on Android Community as a Moto PR representative basically tells ROM developers to STAY AWAY. Then come back to SlashGear and swallow a submarine for science! Over on Android Community, see an Android Explode an Apple Logo, a Nexus S clad man get crushed by a vending machine, and take a close peek at the Android Chinese God of Wealth! Back on SlashGear, check out a couple of fabulous new Samsung clickers: Samsung ST95, ST90 and ST65, and Samsung ST30 and ST6500. Finally check out on Android Community one of the most helpful Android apps of all time, now a reality: MasterCard's "ATM Hunter." All this and MORE on The Daily Slash.
What's all going on in the tech and gadget world today? Let's have a look, shall we? First, take a look with yours truly at a hands-on and unboxing of the Lenovo IdeaPad U260, again with yours truly in a final installment in a "Week With" series on the L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector (iDevices and Wrap-Up), and one more by Vincent Nguyen: a review of the OCZ Vertex 2 SSD. Got yourself a new Android phone for the holidays? Take a look at our brand new What to Get for my Android Phone or Tablet: 2010 Holiday Gifts Edition on Android Community. Take a trip down a Anti-Tech Resolutions for the New Year column with Philip Berne, a column In Praise of Anticipation (or, A Geek’s Christmas) by Chris Davies, see Evan Selleck ask the question: When Should a Developer Step In?, and Philip again with the cutest column EVER: Baby’s First iPad. See! The Samsung Vibrant and Fascinate get Android 2.2 in Canada before the rest! See! What might very well be the first whispers of a very big deal, Android TV, with a Vidtonic Android TV Build-Your-Own Kit and an Android TV Black Box Unit Spotted in Australia! See! All this and more on The Daily Slash!
Behold the advertised use: connecting this projector to an iPod (or an iPhone, iPad, etc.) This is the AAXA L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector "Week With" review, an extended look at this lovely little device and how it fares in the hands of your humble narrator. Today's entry is the final of several posts, this one both showing how nice the device works with Apple products (an iPod Touch 2nd generation, to be exact,) and finally what our final verdict is on if you should get one for yourself.