Archives for May 2009

Sharp to Launch the AQUOS SHOT 933SH 10 MPix Camera Phone

softbank-sharp-aquos-shot-933sh-10mpix-mobile-phoneSharp have announced a new phone to be launched named the AQUOS SHOT 933SH. The main feature is that it sports a 10 mega pixel camera that has an ISO 12800 sensitivity. The high quality camera and features should allow it to capture some fairly decent images although the main concern with it would be if the lens is up to scratch.

The 933SH has a 3.3 inch screen, 16GB of storage built in, bluetooth and GPS which means it also is fairly feature packed. The phone will come in various colours which include black, white, gold, pink and blue. The phone is also a clam shell style phone. [Read more…]

Asus Eee 1000HV gets Integrated ATI Graphics Chip

asus-1000hvAsus have released a lot of Eee PC’s since the range was launched a while back. Another one has recently popped up which indicates the graphics will be receiving an update. This latest Eee PC model is to sport an integrated ATI graphics card.

The Asus Eee PC 1000HV will include an Intel Atom N280 processor along with an ATI Radeon HD 3450 graphics processor that will have 256MB of memory on board. [Read more…]

Hand Crank and Solar Powered Lamp

This lamp features a bright LED light that provides bright light. It is powered by both solar power and a hand crank to allow it to be used even when no sun light is available to charge it up. As well as lighting up it also serves another purpose in that it is equipped with a mobile phone charging port. [Read more…]

Queen of England gets a Gold Plated Wii

THQ, the games company, have apparently presented the Queen of England with her very own Gold Plated Nintendo Wii. The Wii has been specially commissioned just for the Royal Family for the launch of their latest game named BIG Family Games. As well as getting a gold plated Wii the queen also received one of the first copies of the game. [Read more…]

Five Dimensional Discs to Store 1000’s of Movies

cdBlu-Ray is beginning to gain traction but maybe that’s going to be too late now as a new type of storage medium could make Blu-Ray look tiny. Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology are working on a new storage system which uses nanotechnology to create five dimensional discs which have a massive storage capacity. By using nanotechnology it allows the disc to stay the same physical size.

Discs currently have three spatial dimensions, but using nanoparticles the Swinburne researchers were able to introduce a spectral or colour dimension as well as a polarisation dimension

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Radio Controlled Mini Tank

This cool Tank is build to move around your office desk. It is named the RC Mini Tank and is a small 1:70 scale tank that measures just 8.5 x 5.0 x 4.0 CM in size. [Read more…]

Transformer Mouse – Trypticon

Yesterday we mentioned a transformer flash drive that was soon to be coming out. Today it’s time for the Transformer Mouse named Trypticon. [Read more…]

Incoming! for iPhone allows Free Calls

A new application for the iPhone has just been launched in the app store. The application is called Incoming! and what it does is allows you to make every single call that you make in to an incoming Skype call using your dataplan. This means that it gives you the full benefits of Skype but without the Wi-Fi restrictions. [Read more…]

Camera Phones to Assist the Blind

ivisit-seescanA company named iVisit who are more known for teleconferencing apps on mobile phones as well as desktops are in the process of creating a new application that assists the blind. The application uses the camera of a mobile phone to detect objects with image recognition and read out aloud what it is looking at. Handy uses for such an application could be to hold the phone over your hand while holding a bank note and have it read out to the the value of the note. [Read more…]

USB Multi Charger for Cars

usb-car-chargerThis new car charger allows you to charge more gadgets in your car then before. It features 2 USB ports and also splits the regular lighter socket in to 2 more sockets at 12 volts. With this device you have the ability to charge up to 4 gadgets at once.

Things you might want to charge at the same time are a couple of mobile phones and a Sat Nav for example. [Read more…]

Transformer USB Flash Drive

transformers-usb-driveWith the launch of the new Transformers movie coming soon it’s time we started seeing a few more gadgets themed as such. Along comes the Transformer USB Flash Drive. The flash drive is capable of transforming in to Ravage who was a pet robot of Soundwave.

Soundwave was a robot that transformed in to a cassette player and the cassettes inside also transformed in to various creatures, Ravage being one of them. The problem these days with this thinking is that nobody uses cassettes any more which makes using a USB flash drive the perfect alternative. [Read more…]

Zune and XBox 360 Might Merge

xbox-portableA rumour has been around saying that Microsoft are looking to combine the Zune with an XBox 360 making an ultimate portable handheld gaming and music machine. The image shown is just a concept fan drawn image, but could indicate what is in store in the next year or so.

Anyway, the project is codenamed ‘xYz. I am assuming the ‘X comes from the Xbox 360 and the ‘Z comes from the Zune. As for the ‘Y, the answer to that is ‘because they can, and it would make money.

Not much is known about the xYz apart from it probably having a WVGA screen that is also touchscreen… but of course, all these specs are just rumour and concept at the moment.

Not sure if the idea will be listened to by Microsoft but judging on how well the Nintendo DS does, I’d be surprised if MS didn’t have a go at the portable gaming industry.