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Intel Medfield smartphone prototype gets brief preview

Intel Medfield smartphone prototype gets brief preview

Squint, or you'll miss it. The tiny slab of shininess clutched in the hands of Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group, is apparently a Medfield based smartphone that, according to the Maemo forums, was shown off at an Intel sales conference last week.

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Double USB – It goes both ways

Double USB – It goes both ways

Inserting a USB connector is generally a fairly simple task. But there's always that little pesky split second you spend checking which side is on top. Now considering how many devices these days rely on us plugging and unplugging their USB connectors, we are possibly wasting loads of time each day. This problem may now be solved should the Double USB design from Yanko be adopted as a standard.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play gets pre-release preview [Video]

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play gets pre-release preview [Video]

Sony Ericsson's MWC 2011 announcements keep getting chipped away; first the Hallon got an in-depth preview, and now it's the turn of the XPERIA Play to get the same. A PlayStation Phone prototype turned up at Engadget and they did the only sensible thing and put it through its paces, coming away reasonable impressed with what functionality is working so far.

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Turnstyle record player concept only glow-wire away from Tron

Turnstyle record player concept only glow-wire away from Tron

Slap some EL wire on this, and you could be looking at the best Tron-themed record player around. In fact it's the handiwork of designer R.D. Silver, who set himself the task of stripping a turntable down to its bare essentials and ended up with Turnstyle.

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MSI Tablet with Built-In Projector is Just a Prototype

MSI Tablet with Built-In Projector is Just a Prototype

Not too long ago, it looked like projectors were picking up speed and heading into the mainstream market. They were even being built into phones. But then that phase seemed to get passed over relatively quickly. One market that seems to have shied away from the projector, is the tablet market. To some, a projector and a tablet would make the perfect bed fellows. MSI apparently agrees with those folks, and have created a prototype device that, at least right now, runs Windows 7 and is powered by Intel.

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HP Ready to Ship a Dick Tracy Wristwatch to the US Army Later This Year

HP Ready to Ship a Dick Tracy Wristwatch to the US Army Later This Year

While we've seen plenty of devices that look like a small wristwatch with technology that's certainly not limited to just a watch, it's still not that infamous Dick Tracy watch that so many people want on their wrist. According to a new report from Mercury News, Hewlett-Packard (HP) is ready to move their prototype flexible display technology to the next level, and offer up a prototype "Dick Tracy wristwatch" to the United States Army.

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Pioneer Android-powered prototype cycling computer surfaces

Pioneer Android-powered prototype cycling computer surfaces

Android has really blown up since its slow initial start. You can find the OS inside hoards of smartphones and tablets today and Android is starting to show up in places you might not expect at all. One of those unexpected places is inside a new prototype cycling computer from Pioneer.

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iPad wireless charger system just as fast as AC adapter

iPad wireless charger system just as fast as AC adapter

Japanese wireless charging company Murata has demonstrated a new contactless-charging system for the iPad, though it uses an external case rather than integrating inside the Apple slate. The unnamed prototype consists of a 2mm thick plastic case, and Murata says it will recharge the iPad just as quickly as the regular mains adapter would.

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Nintendo built 3D Game Boy Advance SP prototype; GameCube is 3D-capable

Nintendo built 3D Game Boy Advance SP prototype; GameCube is 3D-capable

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that the company considered a 3D gaming handheld as far back as the Game Boy Advance SP, but axed the project at the prototype stage over concerns the stereoscopic effect was insufficient. Speaking in an interview with other Nintendo execs this week, Iwata discussed precursors to the upcoming Nintendo 3DS, as well as letting slip that the Nintendo GameCube was 3D-capable all the way back in 2001.

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Toshiba Glasses-free 3D TV eyes-on

Toshiba Glasses-free 3D TV eyes-on

Toshiba has been demonstrating its glasses-free 3D TV technology at CES 2011, though the company is at pains to point out that it'll be a while before the system makes its way into a commercial product. The 56-inch prototype 4K HDTV uses a lenticular display which, from certain angles, allows you to see a 3D picture without needing to wear polarizing or shutter glasses. We have to agree with Toshiba on this one, it's not ready for prime-time, but it does have promise.

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Apple Macintosh Portable prototype sneaks onto ebay

Apple Macintosh Portable prototype sneaks onto ebay

An ebay listing for a prototype of Apple original Macintosh Portable has been spotted, with the rare unit yet to see a single bid. Marked as a demonstration machine, the unit has at least one obvious difference from the 1989 commercial version, with its trackball shifted to the left of the keyboard.

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Sony 3D pro camcorder gets new video demo

Sony 3D pro camcorder gets new video demo

Sony has been showing off its latest professional 3D camcorder prototype, and it certainly looks like it could beat Panasonic's AG-AF100 in a fight. DigInfo caught up with the twin-lens shoulder mount camcorder in Japan recently, and while Sony are playing coy with the full specifications, they have suggested it will be ready in time for a 2011 release.

Video demo after the cut

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