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Nokia N8 gets official with 12MP Camera and 720p Video Recording

Posted in Nokia by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2010

Nokia has now announced the N8. It has a 12MP camera with Xenon flash, and runs the Symbian^3 platform. In fact it’s Nokia’s first Symbian^3 phone. The camera has Carl Zeiss optics and the Xenon flash most Nokias are equipped with. It can also record video in 720p and with it’s HDMI output, can play footage on your HDTV.

Some other specs include a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, 16GB of storage, expandable up to 48GB with a microSD memory card and free Ovi Maps is included.

3D Motorola “Ming” clamshell

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2010

Motorola’s 3D “Ming” clamshell is 3D capable. We know that because of a patent that appeared a few weeks ago, showing a clamshell that displays 2D content on each screen, but when closed the two screens together turn 3D.

We can’t be completely sure that this is the exact same phone as the one in the patent, but word on the street says it is. If Motorola is using the same parallax barrier technology that Nintendo’s said to be using in its 3DS handheld, could Moto be focusing more on games?

Police investigating lost iPhone prototype raid Gizmodo editor’s home

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

The saga of the lost fourth-gen iPhone prototype acquired by Gizmodo last week continues and it has just got even more dramatic. Gizmodo editor Jason Chen’s house was raided by California’s REACT computer crimes task force, who had a search warrant on Friday night.

His computers and other items were seized and taken away by truck. The warrant was signed by a Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo. According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant to remove the computers was invalid under section 1524(g) of the California Penal Code.

Lego Star Wars Alarm Clock

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

Lego and Star Wars. Two things that go great together. The latest Lego/Star Wars item is this new Lego Star Wars Alarm Clock.

This alarm clock is really created with Lego pieces. There are 21 pieces all together, along with Chewbacca and Stormtrooper mini figures. Plus you can put your own lego stuff on it as well any way you like. Put several figs on top if you want. Or all droids.

LG Cookie Gig GM570 Touch Phone

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

LG is offering another Cookie in the form of the LG Cookie Gig GM570 that’s geared toward music. It packs in some good specs like a 3 inch WQVGA display, resistive touch-screen, 5MP camera, 3.5mm headphones, microSD card slot, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA support and Bluetooth.

Right now, we have no idea about the price and availability on this one. AT&T? Hopefully they put it in the cookie jar soon with some more detailed info.

New MacBook Pros running hot

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

Macs never have problems. Or so I have heard. They run perfectly and they are pretty. The end. If only that were the case. According to reviewers at PC Authority, that new Core i7 processor inside is heating up. I mean really heating up. In a bad way. Like, reaching 100°C.

If you have one of these on your lap, your nads will be fried pretty quickly, or it will at least prevent you from having children. Ouch!

Tweet Sleeve lets you wear your “mood”

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

Wearable technology and social networking is just getting started. The other day we told you about Ping, the hoodie designed to keep your Facebook profile updated. Today we have the Tweet Sleeve.

It was designed by Vanessa Sorenson and visually displays the moods of your twitter stream on your sweatshirt. The Tweet Sleeve tracks your mood and emotions by scanning your tweets, lighting up LEDs on the sleeve display.

Lamptop concept uses Ctrl Alt Del to turn it off

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

You know the drill for what to do when you run into computer trouble. Just hit Ctrl Alt Del to reboot or turn it off through Task Manager in Windows. Well, the Lamptop concept puts this into practice to turn off your lamp.

A regular Power symbol switch is used to turn it on. The device also comes with RAM and a display so that it can double as an electronic picture frame to display uploaded images. It was designed by Alex Nesterenko and we hope to see the Lamptop become a reality some day soon.

Portable N64 looks awesome

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

Modder Bacteria is back with this super small iNto64, his rescaled version of Nintendo’s classic N64 console. So, it looks like it came from Fisher Price. So what? The project took four months to complete, but in the end it was well worth it. It features built-in speakers, a five-inch LCD screen, will deliver about three hours of playtime and even has a rumble ability.

You can even make one for yourself since the modder has provided step-by-step instructions and video tutorials here. Go on, give it a try.

Alienware M17x now shipping with dual 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 GPUs

Posted in Alienware by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

Twin GPUs in a single laptop isn’t new. Alienware’s M17x has been offered in that way since last year, but until now having this machine with a pair of ATI’s Mobility Radeon HD 5870s has been impossible. The earliest buyers are now reporting that their dual 1GB HD 5870-equipped M17x machines are finally arriving at their doorstep.

If you ordered one, then chances are you have a shipping notification waiting in your inbox. Already get yours? Let us know how it is.

Elements Water Powered Clock

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

If you want to go green, but aren’t sure where to start, maybe you can start with this alarm clock. It doesn’t use any electricity and it’s not solar powered. Instead, it runs on the power of water.

In fact, this clock runs on water for 1.5 weeks without having to refill the water tubes. It would make a great conversation piece and you’ll know that you are doing your part for the environment. Just in case you forget to water it, it also has a backup cell battery.

Thanko’s full-size USB keyboard folds down to wallet size

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I want a keyboard that’s truly portable. Something I can fit in my pocket. Well, Thanko has the answer with this full size USB keyboard which starts large, but folds down small enough to fit in your pocket.

Perfect for those who carry around netbooks. It weighs just over 8 ounces and the keyboard plays nice with both Windows and Mac platforms.

BlackBerry Pearl 3G is the smallest ever, packs Wireless N

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

The Blackberry Pearl 3G is just two-inches wide, with a 3.3 ounce body, making it the smallest BlackBerry yet. And this one comes with 802.11n wireless support. Say what? You read that right. The device offers UMTS/HSDPA and Wi-Fi (b/g/n) support along with GPS, a 3.2MP camera, optical trackpad, microSD/SDHD memory card slot, and all the other good stuff that you are used to with your BB.

The Pearl 3G will be available in two models: The 9100 which has a 20-key condensed QWERTY keyboard and the 9105 which has a 14-key T9 phone keyboard.

Sprint gets BlackBerry Bold 9650: $200, ships May 23

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

If you, like many of us, suspected that both Sprint and Verizon Wireless would pick up RIM’s BlackBerry Bold 9650, well, the former has already released a press release stating the fact. Starting on May 23rd, Sprint fans can pick up this smartphone for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and 2-year contract.

Apparently it will be available in “all Sprint sale channels,” with a 480 x 360 resolution display, BB OS 5, Wi-Fi module and 3.2 megapixel camera. We’re expecting Verizon’s announcement any time now.

Samsung’s 1TB / 2TB external Story hard drive gets USB 3.0

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

Samsung’s Story hard drive has just made the leap to SuperSpeed. It was introduced today as the fastest Story of all time and aside from USB 3.0, not much else has changed.

The enclosure remains the same, the capacity choices (1TB or 2TB) are also unchanged. The removal of eSATA may disappoint some, but the USB 2.0 + eSATA version should still be around in some places.