Archives for June 2009

New Portable NES Released

If the Nintendo DSi is not your style then you could check out the latest in portable gaming. The Portable NES was created by Mobius1ski who combined a Nintendo Entertainment System with a regular running shoe. [Read more…]

Shuttle X Vision X50 Ultra-Slim All-In-One PC

Shuttle have released their new ultra-slim all-in-one PC this week. It is named the X Vision X50 and has a 15.6 inch LCD touchscreen built in. The screen can be worked with the included stylus pen. It comes with 1GB of DDR2 memory as well as an Intel Atom 330 Dual-core processor. Those specs allow it to run either Windows XP or Windows Vista. A 160GB SATAII HDD is included that provides plenty of storage space and a 4 in 1 memory card reader is also included allowing you to quickly transfer camera photos to your PC. [Read more…]

Samsung Pixon 12 Details Released

samsung-pixon_2Samsung have announced their latest mobile phone named the Samsung Pixon 12. The Pixon 12’s main feature is it’s beast of a camera that can capture images at 12 megapixels. As well as having a large resolution camera built in, the phone also has a 3.1 inch AMOLED touchscreen and 150MB of internal memory which can be bumped up to 16GB via a MicroSD card.

Connectivity wise it has HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and an internet GPS chip is also included. The 12 megapixel camera can capture vidoe’s at 30fps with a resolution of 720 x 480 pixels. [Read more…]

Sony’s PSP Go Made Official – October 1st

The PSP Go has been made official and has received a price of $249 with a release date of October 1. The PSP Go is smaller then the original PSP and also has a smaller screen measuring 3.8″ (compared to 4.3″ screen of the older version). The PSP Go is aimed at those who lead a digital lifestyle.

Inside you will find 16GB of flash based storage that allows you to store games, music and downloaded TV programs that you get via Wi-Fi. Bluetooth is built in and the noticeable difference is the slide up screen which reveals the control pad underneath. [Read more…]

DigiLife DDV-JF1 Pocket HD Camera with Projector

projector-camThe DigiLife DDV-JF1 is a pocket HD camcorder that is unique in that it has a small LED pico sized projector built in to it. The camera can capture 720p HD at 30 frames per second. Lower resolutions can also be set such as 848 x 480 which allows you to bump up the FPS to 60. The DigiLife has a built in 2.5 inch LCD screen for viewing the images or you can opt for the projector which has a 640 x 260 pixel resolution to watch a larger picture on the wall. [Read more…]

Mossad Reappearing Ink Pen

mossad_reappearing_ink_pen-exampleIf you have the need to hide your notes then this reappearing ink pen will do the trick. You can write as normal on a sheet of paper and when the paper heats up the ink disappears. To get the disappearing ink to come back you simply need to cool the paper down and the message reappears in tact.

The pen uses special temperature sensitive ink that doesn’t just work the once. When you write on a sheet of paper it will always disappear and reappear depending on the temperature of the paper. [Read more…]

iTunes 8.2 Released in Preparation for iPhone 3

itunes_appleApple have launched iTunes 8.2 which now supports iPhone OS 3.0 and more then likely has been released in time for the rumoured announcement of the iPhone 3 that should be made official next week. Other then support for the new iPhone OS there isn’t that much else that’s new in the latest iTunes release.

The download is 85MB in size Rumoured Blu-Ray support is still missing in the 8.2 update. [Read more…]

Samsung LED TV’s Showcasing in the US

Samsung are showcasing their new lineup of LED TV’s. The new Samsung Series 6000, 7000 and 8000 LED screens will all be on display across the US.

The LED TV’s measure just 1.2″ deep and are also eco-friendly. They use 40% less power then LCD TV’s that measure a similar size and are packed full of features. Those features include [email protected] that can be found on the 7000 and 8000 models which allows you to connect them up to the web and use widgets to display photo streams from services like Flickr. The 6000 series uses InfoLink RSS service that allows you to grab news from various websites and have them sent direct to the TV. [Read more…]

Sharp to Launch a 5 Color LCD TV – 99% Reproduction of Colors

sharp-lcdLCD TV’s tend to use a 3 color setup which includes red, green and blue to reproduce an array of colors on screen. Sharp have decided to up the number of primary colors used from the traditional 3 to 5 colors. The 2 extra colors to be used are cyan and yellow which can now reproduce 99% of all visible colors on the screen. Sharp call the system Multi-Primay-Color Technology which will be integrated in to their line of LCD TV’s soon.

The reason Sharp went with a 5 color setup was because regular 3 color setups have difficulties recreating certain blues and other variations needed to make a nice picture. One problem of using more colors is that power consumption also jumps up. Sharp have managed to fix this by making the backlight more economical which has levelled consumption back to the normal range. [Read more…]

iPhone 3 Rumour Round-up

Over the last few months there have been a bunch of rumours around the internet about a possible (and probable) iPhone 3 that will be introduced at WWDC next week.

Rumours have mentioned an upgraded camera, front camera for video calls, relocated higher speaker, ability to send recorded videos, video uploading direct to Youtube, OLED screen, faster wi-fi and 3G speeds, HD Video support, improved battery life with % indicator, digital compass, Nike+ support, matt rubber backing, Adobe Flash support, 32GB of storage and improved RAM. The image above shows a few more and the colour coding represents the probability with green being a very likely down to orange being less likely.

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New HDMI Specifications Released

Details of the latest HDMI specifications have been released. The specifications numbered 1.4 indicate that Ethernet support for multiple devices will now be available. This networking capability will allow upstream audio connections as well as bi-directional communication for those connected devices.

“The HDMI Ethernet Channel will allow an Internet-enabled HDMI device to share its connection with other HDMI devices without the need for a separate Ethernet cable. The new feature will also provide the connection platform to allow HDMI-enabled devices to share content between devices,”

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Heads Up Display for your Car – The HG400

hg400-heads-up-displayThe HG400 is a Heads Up Display (HUD) that sits on the dashboard of your car and projects your speed and a compass on to the windscreen. The device is capable of showing either MPH or KPH units and also features a speed alert function to let you know when you are going over a pre-defined speed.

The HUD is powered by your cigarette lighter socked and the device costs $149.95. It’s a handy device to have that allows you to keep your eyes where they should be, on the road. The HG400 also has bluetooth built in allowing it to be connected to a smartphone, PC, laptop or PDA.

The HG400 is available from SkyMall.