Everything seems to be revolving around patents in the tech space these days. When companies aren’t acquiring them for large amounts of cash, they’re suing others for alleged infringement. Motorola claims that Microsoft fell foul of patent infringement thanks to the use of H.264 in Windows and on the Xbox 360, and a judge last night ruled in favor of Motorola on the issue.
It’s my firm belief that anything made by a company called the Chocolate Agency has to be worth something. The E-Paper bracelet isn’t quite a product yet, just a concept, but it’s still a great idea and it makes me very curious.
That’s right, it’s the MP4 Watch II or 2 whatever. Additions include some screen real estate, its now sitting at 1.8 inches with a res of 160x128, the first one was only 128 square.
There is also a speaker now, whereas before all you had was headphones. There is a digital watch, MP4 player (duh), music player, FM radio, voice recorder, photo album, and e-book reader all in a compact wrist watch form factor.
Introducing my favorite gadget; the MP4 watch. Made by Thanko, the MP4 watch sits comfortably on your wrist, and like the title suggest, it plays all your mp4 video files and more. An mp4 watch should come as no surprise since they've been around or mostly in concept, but this watch caught my eye because of its design. The Thanko MP4 watch has a 4 X 4 cm screen with excellent resolution and the most impressive spec is the 2gb of internal storage capacity. The 2gb storage should come in handy for those graduation videos that you value and the excursion videos we love to brag about.
For all you music lovers it also stores and plays mp3s. Additional features include voice memos, which are saved in mp3 format, so it's excellent for listing to your music files and important audio. If someone ever doubts you just say you have it on video or on audio and they will deny it. Then, flip your wrist and play your music or video file as proof. The MP4 watch is also compatible with pictures files so you can store and view your photos and did I mention the most important function; it displays the time. There are two version of Thanko's MP4 watch, the 1gb for $189.00 and the 2gb for $249.00 Does an alarm clock function matter when you have a multimedia viewer on your wrist? I don't think so.
Cor blimey, there're a whole load of new Nokia phones about to sashay their way off the electronic catwalk and into your nearest carrier's cell-tower range. Some of them are curious and new, blinking like fresh kittens in the harsh Summer sun, while others are updates of more mature phones, street-wise and cunning, but with a hint of innocence around the eyes.
Essentially a portable digital media player with Bluetooth. Now you can interact with your mobile phone, get Bluetooth headphones, and perhaps share music? Not sure on the sharing part, but this StormBlue A9+ is good for both audio and video and is compatible with most music files including MP3s, Ogg, WMA, and WMA DRM. Produced by Advanced MP3 Players (AMP3) of the UK, this player is available with either 2GB or 4GB on-board Flash memory. Costs 149 euros (approx $190 US) for the 4GB.
Well here you have them, images of the Zune in the wild. These spies risked their lives to take these images for our viewing pleasure. Sure they’re not the best quality, but do we care? Absolutely not. As blurry as the shot with the wireless setting is, it’s a gem. In the past four years, I’ve yet to see or hope to see an iPod with that menu item. Nor is there built-in radio receiver on the iPod. The last picture is the most interesting of all, revealing a docking port of some sort. So you can bet on lots of Zune accessories to come.
Neuros Technology makes an MPEG-4 Recorder that records video from the TV, DVD Player, cable box, Tivo/DVR or camcorder and allows for playback on many cell phones, PDAs and smart phones including the Motorola Q, Treo 650, Razr and Nokia N70 and N90.
With no fees, no conversion and no hassle, the Recorder 2 utilizes the screens of these devices to playback your recorded video. It records onto an S/D memory card that can be slipped into the smart phone or cell phone for instant viewing of your favorite shows.
The Recorder 2 makes TV watching more accommodating for its viewers. Other portable recorders with built-in hard drives and color screens cost $400 or more, but the Recorder 2 retails for $159.99.
SlashGear's review coming soon. Click over for demo video of the MPEG-4 Recorder and Press Release. Continue Reading