Archives for December 2009

ASUS Eee PC 1001P Available in Germany for Pre-Order

Over in Germany the ASUS Eee PC 1001P has just been made available for pre-order costing ‚¬249 which is the equivalent of about $357 USD.

The netbook runs Windows XP rather than Windows 7 which we would have expected. It also has a smaller standard battery capacity than other models which will probably restrict usage to below 10 hours. What it does come with is a new Intel Atom N450 processor that is due to launch January 6 which is also the official launch of the Eee 1001P netbook. [Read more…]

HTC HD2 to get Windows Mobile 7 Update in Russia

Back in November we came across a rumour that the HTC HD2 was to get a Windows Mobile 7 upgrade sometime in 2010. Although nothing is set in stone yet HTC in Russia have posted on Twitter that the HD2 will get a WM7 update sometime in the future. The tweet also says that only the HD2 will get the update.

What it doesn’t mention is if the update is for all HD2’s world wide, or just relating to those within Russia.

No release dates are known at the moment for WM7 that I know of so it’s unclear when the firmware update will be made available. [Read more…]

RC Star Trek Enterprise Hacked in to a Sub

This USS Enterprise from the famous Star Trek has been hacked and modded in to a fully working RC submarine. The Enterprise model used is the NCC-1701-A and as can be seen in the video below it actually works quite well under water.

The Enterprise Sub was created by a specialist team of modders called aqua modelers who meet up yearly to show of their latest underwater hackery. [Read more…]

Tekken 3 runs on HTC HD2

The HTC HD2 is capable of running the FPSECE which is a Playstation emulator for pocket PC’s and Windows Mobile devices. As the HD2 is a Windows Mobile device the emulator fully functions quite well.

The video below shows Tekken 3 running on the HD2 and from what I see it runs very smoothly. Some excellent updates have been created for the FPSECE emulator which allow Bluetooth controllers to function with the HD2 as well as it utilizing the multi-touch features of the phone. [Read more…]

Google Nexus One to cost $179.99 on Contract

Some screenshots were sent in to Gizmodo yesterday showing pricing plans for the Google Nexus One mobile phone. The web page (picture above and below) shows that the phone will cost $179.99 on a two year contract that will provide 500 talk minutes per month with unlimited messaging which includes SMS, MMS and IM as well as unlimited web browsing for $79.99 per month.

The other option shows the phone costing $529.99 unlocked where you can use your own SIM card. The unlocked version will be un-subsidized. [Read more…]

Mag Pix 1080p Mini Camcorder

The Mag Pix is a full HD camcorder that can capture video at full 1080p HD resolution. The camera captures 1920 x 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second with H.264 encoding. The Mag Pix 1080p it’s self measures 120 x 61 x 20 mm making it very portable too.

The camcorder has a 2.4 inch LCD display and the camera also can be tilted to make recording video more versatile. As well as being able to capture full HD video the Mag Pix 1080p camcorder can capture still images with resolutions up to 3264 x 2448 pixels. A built in LED flash can be used also to light subjects. [Read more…]

String Treo App Lets you use an iPhone as an Air Violin

If you fancy your chances as an air violinist then check out the String Treo app that lets you play the Violin, Viola or Cello just like you’d play the air guitar.

The application has 20 classical and folk songs for you to play along to and the application is capable of detecting the angle and movement of the iPhone and convert the movement in to string sounds familiar to the said instruments. [Read more…]

Google Android Press Event January 5

A number of sites have received a press invitation to be held by Google [GOOG] on January 5th 2010. The press invitation says…

With the launch of the first Android-powered device just over a year ago, we’ve seen how a powerful, open platform can spur mobile product innovation. And this is just the beginning of what’s possible.

[Read more…]

Google Nexus One Sold only by Google on T-Mobile Network

BGR found details of the Google Nexus One and how it will be sold today. The Nexus One (N1) will only be sold by Google [GOOG] direct to consumers via the web.

Google, with support from T-Mobile, is scheduled to launch a new Android device in early January. The Google Android phone will be sold directly by Google via the Web.

Support for the device including troubleshooting and exchanges will be managed by Google and HTC. T-Mobile will offer service support including billing, coverage, features, and rate plans. Additional details Streamline content regarding the launch of Google’s Android phone will be coming in early January.

[Read more…]

Concept: Rambler Socket has Built in Extension Cord

This concept idea shows a regular wall socket with an extension cable hidden behind. With the extension cable wound up in the wall the user can simply detach the socket front and pull the socket out further lengthening the amount of cord available.

The cord inside is designed to be 1.5 meters in length. To use the cord extension you simply pinch the sides of the socket and drag it out of the wall to the desired length. [Read more…]

24 Port USB Hub

If you lack USB ports on your computer due to having a camera or two, MP3 player, mouse, keyboard, modem, USB flash drive and a plethora of other gadgets then this 24 port USB hub could answer the problem. As the name suggests, it allows you to connect up to 24 USB devices to it. The hub is powered by an AC adapter allowing you to loose no power when connecting up devices. Also there is plenty of power to keep compatible gadgets charging too. [Read more…]

GSM Encryption Hacked

An algorithm designed back in 1988 and still used today has finally been cracked and published online by hackers. The A5/1 privacy algorithm is currently used on about 3.5 billion GSM connections.

The algorithm was cracked open by brute force where a team of hackers fed in strings of numbers until they managed to solve it. The old key is 64-bit, but there is a newer key called A5/3 that is a 128-bit key that has been available since 2007 which is not widely used at the moment although the phone operators could make a few changes on their end to start using this code. The problem here though is that the 128-bit, although it would take longer, could be cracked the same way. [Read more…]