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Vulkano place-shifting DVR hits preorder

Vulkano place-shifting DVR hits preorder

Monsoon Multimedia are taking preorders for their Vulkano set-top box, which the company reckons can replace not only your TiVo but your Slingbox and Roku too.  Basically a place-shifting streamer with optional DVR functionality and various smartphone clients for remote use over 3G/WiFi, the Vulkano also promises to keep pace with new STBs; the company has said they'll be releasing updates to add Google TV compatibility, among other things.

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New Toradex Colibri module squeezes Tegra 2 computer onto SODIMM-sized board

New Toradex Colibri module squeezes Tegra 2 computer onto SODIMM-sized board

We might still be waiting for the first Tegra 2 tablets to arrive, but computer module specialist Toradex are looking to put NVIDIA's next-gen chipset into even smaller packages.  Having graced these pages before with an ultra-compact Atom based system on a credit-card sized 'board, Toradex are now promoting their Colibri Tegra T20 Module [pdf link], which does the same thing only with a dual-core 1GHz Cortex A9.

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Panasonic Lumix FZ100, FZ40, FX700, LX5 and TS10 all get official

Panasonic Lumix FZ100, FZ40, FX700, LX5 and TS10 all get official

Panasonic has outed a full five new digital cameras in its Lumix range, including rugged models, HD-video capable shooters and the company's first full hybrid.  The Panasonic Lumix FZ100 kicks things off, with a 14.1-megapixel sensor, Full HD video recording, 24x optical zoom and 11fps burst rates, while the Lumix DMC-FZ40 gets the same sensor and can shoot 720p HD AVCHD Lite video.

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No 1080p 3D PS3 gaming confirms Sony

No 1080p 3D PS3 gaming confirms Sony

Sony has confirmed that 3D gaming on the PS3 will be limited to 720p HD, rather than full 1080p HD, by virtue of the nature of the 3D system the company is using.  Speaking at the Develop conference, Sony's Simon Benson said that while 1080p 3D movies would play on the PS3, the need for high framerates - in the region of 60fps - for 3D gaming meant that resolution would have to suffer if gameplay wasn't to be jerky.

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Sony NEX-VG10 interchangeable lens HD camcorder throws off concept shackles

Sony NEX-VG10 interchangeable lens HD camcorder throws off concept shackles

Having teased us with a concept of their ideas for a camcorder version of their interchangeable-lens NEX cameras, Sony has now unveiled the production version of that dream.  The Sony NEX-VG10 Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder is, the company reckons, the first consumer model to support switchable optics of this sort, sharing the same E-mount lens interface together with support for regular A-mount lenses with a suitable adapter.  Thanks to the comapny's Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, the NEX-VG10 can shoot Full HD video at 24Mbps or 14.2-megapixel stills.

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5MP iPod touch with FaceTime and HD video incoming?

5MP iPod touch with FaceTime and HD video incoming?

Apple are preparing an iPod touch refresh with a 5-megapixel camera, front-facing webcam for WiFi FaceTime video calls, and the same accelerometer and gyroscope updates as in the iPhone 4, claims UK retailer John Lewis.  The predictions - sourced, John Lewis told Electricpig, from "noises we're hearing from suppliers" - suggest that the traditional September refresh of Apple's touchscreen PMP will see it targeted as an all-round multimedia device for the youth market.

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Steve Jobs: Blu-ray will be beaten by internet downloads

Steve Jobs: Blu-ray will be beaten by internet downloads

While the new Mac mini may have brought the HDMI output many were clamouring for, its position as the HTPC of choice was slightly undermined by the continued absence of a Blu-ray drive.  According to the latest email exchange with Steve Jobs, we shouldn't hold our breath for any Blu-ray on an Apple machine; a MacRumors reader asked the CEO about the optical drive's absence, only to be told by Jobs that "Bluray is looking more and more like one of the high end audio formats that appeared as the successor to the CD - like it will be beaten by Internet downloadable formats."

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SurfaceInk 12.1-inch Ubuntu tablet design gets video demo

SurfaceInk 12.1-inch Ubuntu tablet design gets video demo

SurfaceInk may not be a name you're familiar with, but the product development firm may well have a tablet you want.  They've been showing off their latest prototype, a 12.1-inch 1280 x 1024 capacitive slate running Ubuntu on Freescale's i.MX51 800MHz Cortex A8 chipset, and which they're currently trying to persuade manufacturing partners to adopt.  ARMDevices caught up with the company recently, grabbed some footage of the unnamed reference design, and also found out about SurfaceInk's future plans for smaller versions.

Video demo after the cut

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