Archive for April, 2010

Toshiba unveils Camileo SX900 super zoom HD camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2010

Toshiba has announced that it will release the Toshiba Camileo SX900 camcorder in July 2010. This super zoom camcorder supports Full HD 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second. The Camileo SX900 also features an HDMI port, so you can connect it to your HDTV to enjoy your favorite videos huge.

Some other features include a 2.7-inch fold out LCD display, 9x optical zoom and supports the SDXC memory card format. That’s not all. The Toshiba Camileo SX900 can also capture still images with its 14-megapixel CMOS sensor.

Another Android HDTV debuts

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2010

From mobile handsets to Tablet PCs, Android is everywhere, even in TVs. Here’s the latest Android (v1.5 this time) powered LED TV, designed by Korean company NCPG. This one is packing an ARM processor running at 833MHz Cortex 8A and features HDMI, and supports ATSC / DVB-T / DVB-C / DVB-T HD Analog.

Connectivity features include USB, S-Video port, D-Sub, DVI, and Component connectors. It’ll be available in three sizes: 42-inch, 55-inch and 47-inches.

Ping lets you wear Facebook

Posted in Facebook by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2010

Sure, that’s a nice picture. Now look down. Are you with me yet? Okay. Jennifer Darmour is a designer from Seattle who has incorporated gesture technology into clothing. Called Ping, this clothing can hook up to your Facebook account and with simple gestures you can do all kinds of Facebook things.

For instance, if you tie the waist bow, you can accept friend requests. Or receive vibrations on your shoulders when a new notification hits your account. It’s certainly a unique way to stay connected. Users can even customize gestures to certain groups of friends.

Samsung issues health warning for its 3D TVs

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2010

Samsung’s common sense has finally caught up with their desire to make as much 3D money as possible. So they have decided to out some health issues that come packed with their 3D entertainment systems. No I-told-you-so. Not from us. We won’t say it.

But let me ask you this? Would you have bought a regular TV that told you it was dangerous to use when drunk, tired or pregnant? Probably not. Samsung says that their 3D televisions can cause confusion, nausea, convulsions, altered vision, lightheadedness, dizziness, and muscle twitching. You would think that the crappy quality of the plot in most movies these days is enough to bring on such symptoms alone.

Dell’s 7-inch and 10-inch Streak tablets

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2010

Leaks from an internal Dell announcement reveal that Dell is getting ready to unveil its Streak line of tablets. Yeah, that isn’t a great name. The tablet will come in two different sizes. There’s the larger 10-inch Streak that will compete with the iPad, and a smaller 7-inch version for folks who want it more portable.

That’s about all we know. The smaller Streak could arrive as early as later this year, with the large and in charge version arriving in 2011.

G-mate Gun Overlord wireless gaming gun

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2010

This thing looks like a gun straight out of Tron, but you won’t find it in that world. It exists in ours. The G-mate Gun Overlord magnetic dynamic gun is supposed to be much more sensitive than its competitors. All you have to do is plug the wireless receiver into a USB port. You don’t need to install drivers. The G-Mate will move the control cursor freely just like a standard computer mouse.

It works with any new FPS game and has a range of about 10 meters, using 2.4GHz wireless technology to prevent signal delay.

Pig faced Winnie the Pooh phone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2010

Attention all pig loving, mutant Winnie the Pooh loving types out there. We have a phone for you.The black dot on the nose of the pig face is a 0.3 mega-pixel camera. The eyes and mouth light up. Lights flash when you listen to music on the phone and it will blink in different colors all the time.

This pig phone is actually supposed to be Winnie the Pooh. But because they really have no legal right to make this Pooh phone, it looks like a pig-Pooh instead. Though for some reason they did put a Walt Disney logo on the back.

SmallHD DP-SLR field monitor

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on April 17th, 2010

SmallHD is taking pre-orders for the $1,199 DP-SLR field monitor attachment, which gives you superior viewing space if you love shooting video on your DSLR in the field for long periods of time.

It connects via HDMI and sits above the camera, making long shoots much easier. The price is a bit steep though at $1199, but it will make things easier on your neck and eyes if not your wallet.

iFrogz The Bomb speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on April 17th, 2010

We aren’t sure if these speakers really are “The Bomb”, but that’s what iFrogz has decided to call them. They can be joined together to form a ball or “bomb” shaped device. The 50mm speakers are 2W each and will take audio inputs from almost any device that uses a 3.5mm audio jack.

They run on three AAA batteries or a USB connection. The Bomb will leave a $39.99 crater in your bank account. Why not check it out and let us know how it is?

Hands On: Fretlight Guitar makes it easy to learn guitar

Posted in Review by Conner Flynn on April 16th, 2010

The folks who make the Fretlight guitar learning system wanted us to check it out and see for ourselves how easy it is to learn guitar with their system. The basic idea is that the frets of the guitar light up. That, along with an interactive learning system which includes videos and tutorials are supposed to make it easy.

Since my son has been learning how to play guitar by more or less teaching himself, I figured he was the perfect candidate. So they sent us the whole kit and my son checked it out. How good is it at teaching you to play the guitar? His review follows:

10-year-old makes his own iPad stand

Posted in DIY,iPad accessories by Shane McGlaun on April 16th, 2010

It’s nice to see geeky parents starting their little geeklings off early on tech. My kids really like my iPad but agree it’s a pain to look down at the screen. One 10-year-old boy from Jersey decided to make his own iPad stand.

The stand is made from a couple chunks of wood, a hinge, and a couple drawer knobs. All of the materials are said to cost about $13.

AMD posts record Q1 revenue

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on April 16th, 2010

Q1 2010 has come and gone and financials for many tech companies are starting to come out. So far, Intel and Google have both posted strong financials for the quarter.

AMD has now offered up its financials and the company reports that it has had record Q1 revenue. Revenue for the quarter was $1.57 billion with net income of $257 million. Operating income was $182 million with a gross margin of $130 million.

iSkin offers antimicrobial armband case for iPod nano 5G

Posted in Accessories,iPod Accessories by Shane McGlaun on April 16th, 2010

Lots of users take their iPod to the gym and keep them on their arm in one of those strap cases. The problem is that when you exercise sweat and odor can get into the band and make your gear extra smelly.

iSkin has announced a new case for the 5th generation iPod nano that has Microban antimicrobial protection built-in. The Microban protection promises to reduce odors and stains on the armband.

Pics of Leica V-Lux 20 digi cam surface

Posted in Cameras by Shane McGlaun on April 16th, 2010

Leica makes some of the more expensive digital camera on the market. The company has a new camera coming soon called the V-Lux 20 and the first image of the new digital camera set to launch next month have surfaced.

The new camera will be officially unveiled on April 20. It is based on the Panasonic ZS-7 and features integrated GPS and a HD movie recording mode. The rear LCD is a 3-inch unit.

T-Mobile getting White BlackBerry Bold 9700 on May 5th?

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on April 16th, 2010

There’s no official confirmation on this one yet, but a leaked screenshot would seem to indicate that T-Mobile subscribers will be able to pick up the elusive white version of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 on May 5th.

The color is albino, but the specifications are still the same. You only have to worry about whether you want it in white or black. Choose wisely.