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Dell Streak 7 releasing February 2nd?

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

The guys over at TmoNews have some news about Dell’s 7″ Android tablet. The Dell Streak 7, which is T-Mobile’s first 4G tablet, may arrive on February 2. The Dell Streak 7 runs Android 2.2 as an OS on a dual-core Tegra 2 processor.

There’s also a 7″ touchscreen, a rear camera, a 1.3 megapixel front camera, 32GB of internal storage, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Sadly there’s no info about pricing yet, but we should know soon since that date isn’t far off.

$40 PlayStation 3 removed from Target’s website

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

Apparently some lucky folks may be getting a PlayStation 3 for just $39.99. We think. Of course word spread quickly about this promotion and thousands of orders must have been made while it was up. However, some 8 hours later, it was removed from the internet, replaced by an Error 404 page. It’s unclear if this was a mistake or a promotion, since Target and Amazon both listed the PlayStation 3 console for sale at $40. Our guess is a mistake, since $40 for a PS3 is just ridiculous.

But if you bought one, the PlayStation 3 console was legally purchased, so Target is bound to ship the console. And if that is accurate, the company is going to have some heavy losses because of this snafu.

The Millennium Table with 60 Classic Arcade Games

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

This tabletop arcade machine comes from Europe and was designed to be a coffee table/ arcade system. That’s what makes it a millennium table I guess. We need games in our tables in this millennium, otherwise it’s just a “so last century” table.

The arcade system holds 60 classic games including Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Asteroids etc. It features a 19″ LCD, fire buttons and a joy stick on both sides of the table for two player games. The Millennium Table retails for £1900.00 (or about $3010).

Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC Card

Posted in SanDisk by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

Sandisk has added another SDHC card to its roster, the SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card, which features read and write speeds of up to 45MB/s. The new SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card uses Ultra High Speed (UHS) technology from the newly released SD 3.0 specification.

If you feel the need for this kind of speed, the Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC Card will be available in sizes ranging from 8GB to 32GB. The 8GB model will cost $109.99 while the 32GB model will retail for $349.99.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Specs

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Ace (S5830), was previously thought to be called the Samsung Galaxy S Mini. As it turns out, it will have different names depending on which country it is sold in. According to MXphone, it will be called the Samsung Galaxy Cooper in India, and we now have a full list of specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Ace/Cooper.

It packs Google Android 2.2 Froyo, Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 UI, plus a 3.5 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. There is also HSDPA (7.2Mbps), 900/2100 MHz, EDGE/GPRS, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA and A-GPS.

Eton Mobius iPhone Juice Pack

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

Eton Corporation has just announced the new Eton Mobius iPhone 4 battery pack, which will give you extra juice while you are out and about. The Eton Mobius can be charged via a USB port, but it is also equipped with a large enhanced Monocrystal solar panel on the back which is almost as big as the iPhone itself. Solar powered charging usually doesn’t look this good.

The Eton Mobius has a 1800mAh battery and will add about 20mm to your iPhone’s thickness, while doubling your iPhone’s battery life. It will charge your iPhone directly from the sun at a rate of 20minutes of talk time for every hour in the sun.

Han Solo and Greedo Bookends

Posted in Star Wars by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

At last the dispute over whether Han shot first is laid to rest. It no longer matters, with these bookends, since, whoever shot first obviously shot some DVDs. You’ll also notice that the prequels aren’t there. Good call.

These are made out of poly-resin and each stands 6″ tall by 10″ wide when together. They are a limited number of 3500 pieces worldwide so you better hurry before these are gone. They will cost you $500.

iRiver U100 media player

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

iRiver’s next generation portable media players has been unveiled. Made for the Korean market, the U100 features a 3.1-inch, 320×480 touch screen, and built-in memory from 4GB, 8GB and 16GB sizes. The device comes in a several colors, including black, green, pink, black with pink accents and black with green accents.

Other features include Wi-Fi, a microSDHC slot, an FM Tuner and broad file format support for audio, photos and video. It also supports playing 720p video, though as you might expect, the display limits the output. It is sure to be trendy in Korea.

Steve Jobs takes medical leave from Apple

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs has just announced that the Apple Board has granted him a medical leave of absence. This leaves Tim Cook to be responsible for the day to day running of Apple while Jobs is away. We don’t have any details about what the medical leave relates too specifically, or how long he will be gone for.

The email that was sent out by Steve Jobs to Apple employees is below, and it does say that he will continue to be involved in Apple’s major decisions, which is great news for everyone.

Fujifilm FinePix X100 available for Pre-Order

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

Remember the Fujifilm FinePix X100? You know, the one with the retro looks that was announced back in September? Well, your wait is over. It is now available to pre-order if you have a spare $1,200.

To refresh your memory, the Fujifilm FinePix X100 features a 12.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, an EXR processor and it comes with a 23mm F2 Fujinon lens as well as Fujifilm’s new hybrid viewfinder, which works in optical and electronic modes.

Disney announces smartphones

Posted in Disney by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

Disney Mobile will be unveiling a new range of Disney smartphones that your kids will definitely want. They will actually be rebranded Sharp Galapagos 003SH phones, that have 3D screens that don’t require special glasses, not brand new models.

Some features of these kid friendly phones include 3.8″ 3D-displays, a 9.6 megapixel camera, and Android 2.2. They will also come with a special @disney.ne.jp MMS address, Disney home screens, apps, widgets, emoticons and specially designed covers. No info on pricing yet, but they will be available in February.

Check your temperature with a mirror

Posted in Health by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

NEC Avio Infrared Technologies have just released a new thermometer that can tell your temperature without you even having to touch it. No more sticking a thermometer into your mouth. The Thermo Mirror SX-01 will easily spot people who have a fever. As an example, if an office is worried about the spread of flu in the building, this device can quickly and easily check the temperature of a person before they enter the building. If they have a high temperature, they may not be allowed in, thus keeping the office healthier.

Just look into the mirror, and it will automatically measure the person’s temperature using infrared thermography. The Thermo Mirror will cost about $1,200.

Motorola R331 remote control finder

Posted in Remotes by Conner Flynn on January 16th, 2011

Are you always losing your remote only to find it stuffed in the couch cushions a minute later? Too bad you don’t have a call button for your remote. Motorola is here to help with this charging station that has a button that will allow you and your remote to be reunited.

Just press the button and your remote will light up and make noise. This works through radio frequency “find” functionality. It can be charged in wall sockets or USB. There’s also a clock on the front of the charger.

Jabba The Hutt iPad Docking Station

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on January 16th, 2011

We already know that Jabba likes to decorate his palace with things like, oh I don’t know, smugglers frozen in carbonite and whatnot. But what you may not have known is that he also loves to have a huge iPad docked right in front of him. Probably helps him sleep or something.

This natural wood dock will sync up your iPad, iPhone and iPod in style. Jabba’s style. Which is grabbing a toad out of your bong water and eating it up, while laughing at the Jedi who has come to collect his friend and is about to kill you.

Next iPad, iPhone expected to use dual-core graphics

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on January 16th, 2011

We knew that Apple wanted faster mobile graphics for the next iPad and iPhone and we have some more details about its choice. The company is now said to be using the SGX543MP2, specifically the dual-core version. The new video is estimated to have about four times the performance of the current SGX535.

This speed increase would be welcomed along with the rumored 2048×1536 display resolution of the next iPad and could enable the kind of higher quality movie playback that would keep Apple competitive against it’s foes. It would most likely support 1080p video decoding in hardware.