Android phones are starting to slowly come out of the woodwork with no official production ready models being announced yet. However there is an event in London involving HTC on May 6th, a company that vowed to release the first Android phone. They are also known for making some of the best Windows Mobile handsets that are on the market. So the question is, how does Microsoft feel about this, and more specifically, how will manufacturers like HTC keep the peace within their own companies?
It just wouldn’t make sense for mobile phone manufacturers like HTC to make the exact same phone twice just offering your choice of Android or Windows Mobile, it would kind of be nice, but exclusive handsets tipped to one OS or the other are what really moves units. For example, would the XPERIA X1 be such a big deal if it wasn’t running the next generation of Windows Mobile software? Maybe, but I’d guess not.
Its been a lot of work, but Ageia has finished porting over their technology from a stand-alone API to CUDA so it can run on NVIDIA’s GeForce 8000 series and up cards. It’s still going through Quality Assurance, but after that your NVIDIA card will double as a Physics Accelerator for your games, of which over 140 are supported or in development.
According to a Chinese-language paper, Commercial Times, there are sources that say that MSI will be launching its Wind notebook in 8.9 and/or 10 inch sizes priced between $470 and $1099. I don’t know what kind of budget PC they are marketing that is going to cap out at a little over a thousand dollars though.
Akihabra News was lucky enough to have Sony lend them one of their newest HandyCams for review, the HDR-TG1. In Europe it’s known as the TG3, but the product is the same, a thin, light, and shiny FullHD digital camcorder.
So Toshiba conceded in the Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD battle and all of their mates quickly fell with them. Since then things haven’t gotten better for the consumer. Sure your new PS3 comes with a Blu-Ray player and that makes it a nice format, but HD-DVD had affordable prices for both its players and discs, Blu-Ray players are still astronomically priced almost making the PS3 the most economical option.
This set top box doesn’t work with your cable operator, it won’t DVR the latest episodes of House for you, and it isn’t licensed to work with NetFlix to stream movies to your TV. It will however allow you to legally, or illegally, download and play any and all video content you want.
Sony’s latest TV’s not only look like giant picture frames, they can act like them too with 6 images pre-installed to display and the ability to throw up more. Now you can surround your TV with photos and artwork and not have people look at you like your crazy, of course the downside is that this isn’t exactly the greenest idea Sony has ever had.
So first the BBC iPlayer was made available on your computer. Then it was made available on your iPod Touch and iPhone, now it’s available on your Wii. The end result is its crashing the Internet.
Is it just me or does it seems like Toshiba is working hard to make it through the whole alphabet sometime soon? Regardless, Toshiba has 4 new lines of notebooks to add to the two new ones I told you about yesterday.
This nifty little gadget was created in an effort to make it possible to see who was online from across the room, or just in passing. So he took some pictures of the few people who he truly cared when they were online, put some LED lights behind them, and then did a lot of more technical stuff to make the lights light up when that person was online.