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Iain Sinclair Poco Pro camera promises the works: 1080p HD, 14MP in a tiny form-factor

Iain Sinclair Poco Pro camera promises the works: 1080p HD, 14MP in a tiny form-factor

With cellphone cameras improving all the time, point-and-shoots have to aim high if they want to stand out of the crowd. Iain Sinclair's Poco Pro certainly makes plenty of promises; tipped to launch in Q2 2011 for a bargain £200 ($308) or thereabouts, there's a 14.6-megapixel sensor, 1080p HD video capture, a 2.4-inch AMOLED preview display and a microUSB 3.0 port for data and option HDMI output, all in a credit-card sized black-anodized magnesium chassis.

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HTC Media Link unboxing [Video]

HTC Media Link unboxing [Video]

It's been a long time since we first caught sight of HTC's Media Link, squeezed into an HTC Sense presentation back at the launch of the Desire HD and Desire Z. The two phones have launched and gone on sale, but it's taken longer for the compact DLNA wireless streaming box to arrive. Patience has served us well, though, and now the Media Link is fresh on the SlashGear test bench.

Unboxing video after the cut

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JVC LSI 2D/3D camcorder chip promises Full HD 60fps 3D, 4K2K & more at CES 2011

JVC LSI 2D/3D camcorder chip promises Full HD 60fps 3D, 4K2K & more at CES 2011

JVC's 3D projector technology is among the best around, but until now the company hasn't offered a straightforward way to record high-definition 3D content for it. All that could change at CES 2011; JVC is promising a new HD camcorder in January next year, using the world's first LSI chip for high-speed image processing. The new JVC LSI chip is capable of recording Full HD, including both 2D and 3D images, and also 4K2K images that are roughly 4x Full HD resolution.

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LG Optimus 2X official: Tegra 2, HDMI & 1080p HD

LG Optimus 2X official: Tegra 2, HDMI & 1080p HD

One of the first Tegra 2 powered smartphones has been made official, the LG Optimus 2X, with the 4-inch Android handset set to hit the Korean market in January 2011 and Europe and Asia after that. Built around NVIDIA's dual-core 1GHz processor, a WVGA touchscreen and an 8-megapixel camera, the Optimus 2X promises 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording.

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Time To Buy a Blu-Ray

Time To Buy a Blu-Ray

Consider this my official holiday gift guide column. I'm not going to do a round-up of all my favorite gift ideas. I'm not going to recommend which phone you should buy, which laptop, which Lexus, or whatever. There are plenty of great gift guides to tell you all that (and I've even worked on some of those, myself). I'm not even going to recommend a specific product. I'm just going to tell you to buy a Blu-Ray player. I don't really know which one to buy, and I don't even have one myself. But it's become the number one item on my list, and it should be for you, too.

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TI OMAP4440 processor debuts: 1.5GHz dualcore, 3D 1080p and more

TI OMAP4440 processor debuts: 1.5GHz dualcore, 3D 1080p and more

Texas Instruments has announced its latest mobile processor, the TI OMAP4440, a SoC packaging a pair of 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore CPUs along with two ARM Cortex-M3 cores to power-efficiently offload time-critical and control tasks. Coupled with the POWERVR 3D graphics engine, that provides a quoted 1.25x increase in graphics performance (including 2x faster HD video playback, with support for 1080p60 and 3D stereoscopic 1080p) and a 30-percent cut in webpage loading times.

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