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Logitech S715i iPod speaker dock promises 8hr battery [Video]

Logitech S715i iPod speaker dock promises 8hr battery [Video]

Logitech's latest iPod and iPhone speaker dock has been unveiled, and the company reckons you'll see up to eight hours of battery life from it - an hour, in fact, for every speaker squeezed inside.  The Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i has a universal dock connector, IR remote control and a 3.5mm aux-in socket, and has a curvy, swoopy chassis that comes with asoft carry-case.

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Logitech Alert 750i & 750e network video security systems revealed [Video]

Logitech Alert 750i & 750e network video security systems revealed [Video]

Logitech has been pushing their webcams' potential for home security for a while now, and with the new Logitech Alert cameras they've now got security-specific models to choose from.  The new Logitech Alert 750i and 750e Master Systems both record and stream 960 x 720 video, and can be motion-triggered as well as monitored via a web interface, smartphone app (for iPhone, BlackBerry or Android) and eventually via Google TV.

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Dell Streak meets Logitech DiNovo Mini keyboard in perfect peripheral pairing

Dell Streak meets Logitech DiNovo Mini keyboard in perfect peripheral pairing

If ever there was a pairing just crying out for a loving mod, this is it.  StreakSmart - who, as the name suggests, are singularly obsessed with the Dell Streak - discovered that the Android MID plays perfectly with Logitech's DiNovo Mini Wireless Keyboard, including full functionality of the touchpad and several of the specialized buttons.

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Wireless charging to see 65x growth by 2014 claims iSuppli; Nokia & RIM tipped as cutting their cords

Wireless charging to see 65x growth by 2014 claims iSuppli; Nokia & RIM tipped as cutting their cords

Wireless charging solutions like the Palm Touchstone are likely to increase in shipments by a factor of 65x by 2014, iSuppli are predicting, suggesting that cordless power will spread from mobile phones to "portable media players, digital still cameras and mobile PCs."  They also predict the rise of a common standard which all manufacturers could promote cooperatively.  Current wireless charging shipments are believed to be around 3.6m units in 2010, though iSuppli expect that to rise to 234.9m in just four years time.

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Logitech Harmony Link Offers Seamless Experience for Google TV Thanks to Infrared

Logitech Harmony Link Offers Seamless Experience for Google TV Thanks to Infrared

Google's new endeavor, Google TV (appropriately named, right?), went official just a few weeks ago, and we already know quite a bit about what's going to make the experience the next best thing for your living room. However, what we are missing are a few key details about the partners Google's teaming up with. In the case of Logitech, who is working on those accessories we'll need so badly, we've been wondering what's going to be so special about their companion box, which will bring Google TV to our TVs. Well, almost as if on cue, Logitech's come forward and put a sneak peek of what's under the hood. Meet Harmony Link, and all of its infrared goodness.

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Google TV: Good Idea, Poor Initial Execution

Google TV: Good Idea, Poor Initial Execution

At last week’s Google I/O conference, the search giant revealed plans for new web video technologies, an update to Android, and Google TV. Before we get into what Google TV is, it’s worth noting something that it isn’t – a tablet. (You’re probably thinking, “I don’t need a fancy analyst guy to tell me that Google TV isn’t a tablet, it’s sort of self-evident.” Bear with me.) Apple’s unbelievable early success with the iPad is due in large part to the fact that the iPad isn’t an entirely new product – it’s a sibling to the iPod touch. However, in addition to extending the iPhone/iPod/iTunes ecosystem to include the iPad, Apple rewrote its apps for the larger form factor and encouraged developers to specifically target the iPad with a segmented app store. Google is now targeting all three screens, the PC, TV, and phone, but missed the opportunity at its annual developer event to promote its vision for things that fit in between the phone and PC. There will be dozens of Android tablets out this year, and none of them will have an optimized experience. I think this is a major missed opportunity.

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