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Cotton Candy puts Android in an HDMI dongle

Cotton Candy puts Android in an HDMI dongle

Tiny computers you can fit in your pocket aren't new - they're called smartphones - but FXI Tech reckons there's also a place for its PC-in-a-thumb-drive, the "Cotton Candy" stick. Toting an HDMI plug on one end and a USB on the other, with an ARM Cortex A9 dual-core CPU, ARM Mali-400MP GPU, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and a microSD slot sandwiched in-between, the Cotton Candy hooks up to displays and other computers and loads up its own Android OS for easy cloud access.

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HP Folio Ultrabook revealed, 13 inches of ultra-ruggedness [UPDATE: press photos added]

HP Folio Ultrabook revealed, 13 inches of ultra-ruggedness [UPDATE: press photos added]

It appears this week that HP is set to release the next entry into the Ultrabook classification of notebook PCs with the Folio, a 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop made to be rough. Mister Ritchie Djamhur, retail buyer and trainer as well as host of the lovely blog Ritchie's Room has the exclusive first look at this device in a set of photos complete with details that include an ever so slightly re-branded Pavilion dm3 chassis, lovely silver exterior, and two choices on innards. Is this your first Ultrabook, you HP loving users you?

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Kingston Wi-Drive Hands-on with iPod Touch and iPad [Video]

Kingston Wi-Drive Hands-on with iPod Touch and iPad [Video]

For those of you looking to set up a media center in your living room, your options are ever expanding. What we got a chance to take a bit of a closer look at this week at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular 2011 was no less than Kingston's latest effort in external harddrive technology, this being the Wi-Drive wireless flash storage device. You'll be able to add a whole 16 or 32GB to your harddrive completely wirelessly and, what's better than that, share the content with any compatible device in the room.

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InstaPrevue promises an end to HDMI roulette

InstaPrevue promises an end to HDMI roulette

Silicon Image first gave us HDMI connections that switched quicker; now it wants to preview exactly what's plugged into each of those ports. The company - whose InstaPort technology is found in Samsung sets among others - has outed InstaPrevue, offering a live, picture-in-picture glimpse of what's playing through each HDMI input.

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ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Android Tablet Hands-On [Video]

ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Android Tablet Hands-On [Video]

This week we've been getting a look at a whole handful of Android tablets at IFA 2011, one of the most inexpensive of which being the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e. The "e" in the name here stands for "Entry" aka "Entry-Level" meaning that it'll certainly be ViewSonic's least expensive tablet on the market for the time being. We got the opportunity to take a close look at this lovely white-bordered Android tablet and we'd just love to show you what it's all about.

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Samsung Galaxy S II USA Launch Upgrades Rundown [Video]

Samsung Galaxy S II USA Launch Upgrades Rundown [Video]

We have Samsung's Vice President of Consumer & Enterprise Services Gavin Kim to thank for the full rundown of the Samsung Galaxy S II's full new features rundown, all of it presented by him on his very own Galaxy S II device through its MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) port made capable of sending out a mirrored-display through a normal, everyday HDMI cable. You may remember the same functionality from the Infuse 4G, a device which was in many ways the herald of the Samsung Galaxy S II as it's officially announced today. What Kim has for us on stage in NYC at the GSII big reveal event is a look at everything you should expect from the three announced devices today as they compare to the original GSII released a few months ago internationally.

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Sewell InjectIR piggy-backs remote control signals over HDMI [Video]

Sewell InjectIR piggy-backs remote control signals over HDMI [Video]

While IR emitters aren't exactly new, neither have they traditionally been either discrete or attractively designed. Sewell's InjectIR kit isn't exactly pretty, but - by squirting an IR repeater signal down the generally unused CEC channel of your HDMI cable - it's easily hidden, meaning wall-mounted HDTV installations can be cleaner than ever.

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MicroVision SHOWWX+ HDMI pico-projector adds HDMI input

MicroVision SHOWWX+ HDMI pico-projector adds HDMI input

Pico-projectors are relatively commonplace now, but one with an HDMI input is still something of a rarity. MicroVision's latest model takes last year's SHOWWX+ and adds in the digital input to make the MicroVision SHOWWX+ HDMI, perfect for easy hook-ups with your laptop or tablet.

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HDMI to Mini DisplayPort Cables Declared Illegal

HDMI to Mini DisplayPort Cables Declared Illegal

The fine folks at HDMI.org, aka the group responsible for keeping the HDMI Specifications in check, have declared that the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable to be unlicensed and that ALL UNITS must be withdrawn. This may very well deal a mighty blow to groups already manufacturing said cords en masse as well as to Apple who is one of only a few manufacturers who use the DisplayPort in their devices - another of these groups being Toshiba. This notification to manufacturers of said cable means they must both stop production immediately and recall all units already distributed or they'll legal action.

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DROID 3 previewed in video tutorial leak: 8MP, 1080p, HDMI

DROID 3 previewed in video tutorial leak: 8MP, 1080p, HDMI

Motorola's DROID 3 may not have been officially announced yet, but it has been previewed in a trio of new tutorial videos. The clips, uploaded by PhonePads, show the DROID 3's 8-megapixel camera with Full HD video capture, and its slide-out QWERTY keyboard, though not the rumored dual-core processor.

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Acer HS274H NVIDIA 3D Vision monitor claims world’s first title

Acer HS274H NVIDIA 3D Vision monitor claims world’s first title

The Aspire Z5763 isn't Acer's only piece of 3D kit today; the company has also outed what it's claiming is the world's first 27-inch FHD 3D monitor, the Acer HD274H. Relying on NVIDIA's 3D Vision tech - and having an integrated IR emitter to keep things clean - the HD274H offers three HDMI inputs along with VGA and DVI, and runs at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

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Apple Digital AV Adapter will work with iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 4G

Apple Digital AV Adapter will work with iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 4G

If you follow the launch of the iPad 2 yesterday, you may have seen a few of the new accessories as well. One of these new accessories is the Apple Digital AV Adapter that is able to shoot what you see on the screen out to your TV. The adapter has an HDMI port and the port you see right beside is for connecting your charge and sync cable to keep your gadget going while using it on the big screen.

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