Archive for February, 2011

Google to bring more live sports coverage to YouTube

Posted in YouTube by Conner Flynn on February 23rd, 2011

After some successful trials, streaming live cricket matches and special events, Google is now looking to expand its live coverage of sports events on YouTube. The company is currently in talks with the NBA and NHL to stream games live. Basketball and Hockey fans would be very pleased to see that.

Throughout its live streaming trials Google data showed that during the Indian Premier League live cricket coverage, users spent on average around 40 minutes watching each game. Compare that with an average of 15 minutes per user viewing videos on YouTube at other times. You can see why they are interested.

iPad 2 Apple Event confirmed for March 2nd

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on February 23rd, 2011

Well, we knew it was coming and sure enough, Apple has sent out invites for its special event on the 2nd of March, where it will unveil the iPad 2. Should be interesting to see what the iPad 2 offers that the current one does not.

We already know that the iPad 2 will feature at least one video camera in front for Apple’s FaceTime software, we have also heard that the iPad 2 will have a slimmer design.

Urbanears Bagis Earphones for $30

Posted in Earbuds by Conner Flynn on February 23rd, 2011

The Urbanears brand is known for style and color in their headphones and earphones. Now Urbanears has added a new style called the Bagis. The Bagis has earpieces that connect together for carrying around the neck. That way they are always handy and easily used.

The Bagis earphones come in eight colors and sell for just $30, with color options that include cerise, navy, orange, red, lavender, grass, white and black.

Genius Navigator 905 Vogue Wireless Mouse

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on February 23rd, 2011

It’s not often we can say that a mouse is in vogue, but Genius is offering their newest wireless mouse called the Navigator 905 Vogue. It uses BlueEye tracking technology, which means that it works on almost any surface.

It’s travel-friendly and comes with a 3-button design and a 2.4GHz radio frequency, 1200 dpi resolution and a tiny USB receiver. The Navigator 905 Vogue will cost you $45. Maybe it’s the mouse for you.

Canon Japan outs four new Printers

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on February 23rd, 2011

Canon has announced four new printers in Japan, the MX833, MX420, MP493 and iX6530. The Canon MX833 and MX420 support WiFi, Bluetooth, fax and a scanner. The Canon MX833 has a double sided scanner mode and a maximum resolution of 9600×2400 dpi, while the Canon MX420 features a maximum resolution of 4800×1200 dpi.

The Canon iX6530 is an A3 printer with scanner that features a resolution of 9600×2400 dpi, and the MP493 is a basic A4 printer with a scanner and a maximum resolution of 4800×1200 dpi.

Toshiba Dynabook Qosmio D711 All-in-one with Sandy Bridge CPU

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on February 23rd, 2011

The new Toshiba Dynabook Qosmio D711 all-in-one PC will save you some space on your desktop and comes with an Intel Core i5-2410M processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard disk drive.

Other features include a digital TV tuner, a super fast USB 3.0 port, an SDXC slot and a Combo SupersEngine with a BDXL+ drive. This all-in-one computer will be available in Japan very soon for 200,000 Yen or around $2,421.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to stream live broadcasts from Smart TVs

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on February 23rd, 2011

Owners of Samsung’s latest Smart TVs will be able to stream live TV shows to compatible tablets or mobile phones. Both the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy S II will be able to make use of the televisions’ second tuner, turning them into second sets to watch in your home.

We don’t have much in the way of specs right now, but of course the new service won’t work on every TV that the company offers , just the upcoming D7000 and D8000 ranges. We also aren’t sure if it will work with the company’s older phones.

MacBook Pro specs revealed

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on February 23rd, 2011

Looks like some Germans have gotten their hands on a blurry photograph of the new MacBook Pro specs and posted it online. Spotted in the photograph, Intel’s new Light Peak port, which will transfer files at 10Gbps, has been renamed Thunderbolt.

But if this is the real image, it’s mostly unimpressive, beyond that Thunderbolt port, Intel HD 3000 Graphics, an SDXC slot and FaceTime HD capabilities. Maybe it will feature some great design to make up for it’s unexciting specs.

Hasbro Transformers Cine-Mask 3D glasses

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2011

If you somehow thought that the last Transformers movie was good, then you’ll no doubt want to see Transformers: Dark of the Moon this summer. You’ll also likely want to add $10 to the cost of each ticket, since Hasbro is offering these Transformers Cine-Mask 3D glasses.

They will be selling these in stores before the movie’s release and they are available in Optimus Prime and Bumblebee versions. The masks each have a standard set of RealD 3D glasses, which makes them suitable for most theaters out there and other 3D movies. Sadly there’s no adult sizes available.

iPhone 4 TypeTop Swivel Mini Bluetooth keyboard

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2011

If you want to turn your iPhone into a very tiny laptop, here ya go. Mobile Fun has just released the TypeTop Swivel Bluetooth Keyboard for the iPhone 4. This case for the iPhone 4 will protect your Apple phone, and also give you an additional Bluetooth keyboard for your typing needs. I’m guessing you hate touchscreens if you are digging this.

The case allows you to prop the iPhone 4 up just like a laptop and type your documents and emails. The case can also swivel and tilt in almost any direction. The keyboard features a built in battery, so it doesn’t drain your phone. The TypeTop Swivel Mini Bluetooth keyboard for iPhone 4 is $56.

iGrow promises to regrow your hair

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2011

Listen up all you George Costanzas and Captain Picards. Laser-based hair rejuvenation is your answer. Specifically the iGrow, a stylish new bit of head-gear from Apira Science. It features 21 laser diodes and 30 LED lights.

The company says that this machine matches the output of most clinical hair lasers, and it should result in “thicker, fuller and healthier” hair in just a “few short months.” You buying this? The iGrow also includes a remote that has been programmed for both men and women, and it has a built-in set of headphones that you can use with your own iPod or MP3 player. Damn. This thing is packed with features. It will cost you $695.

V-MODA offers Personalized Crossfade LP Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2011

V-MODA is introducing a personalization program for their Crossfade LP over-ear headphones, for those who like to put their own mark on their gear. With Crossfade Customs, users can now choose their headphone color, metal plate color, and an engraved design with an 8-character message.

Think of all of the messages you could have with 8 characters. As Chip Chick points out, this is a great way for DJs to advertise during a gig. Great way to just rock your own style too. The design is already pretty cool.

iTunes thinking about 24-bit music tracks

Posted in iTunes by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2011

Apple as well as others are considering upgrading the audio on tracks to get close to master-level audio quality, according to sources. The heads of Labels are negotiating to bring the underlying bit depth from 16-bit to 24-bit. This would bring the audio quality from CD-level to the same detail as the master tracks from the studio.

Interscope-Geffen-A&M head Jimmy Iovine at the HP webOS event briefly confirmed a push towards 24-bit audio through music stores and hinted that Apple and others might have to upgrade the iPhone, iPod and other devices for the extra depth.

Toshiba STOR.E ART External Color Coded Hard Drives

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2011

If you use several different capacity storage drives Toshiba has unveiled a new line of STOR.E ART external hard drives that are color coded depending on their storage capacities. The 2.5″ drives will come in 500GB (red), 640GB (green), 750GB (blue), 1TB (white) and 1.5TB (silver).

That should help you keep track of things. Each STOR.E ART drive has a USB 3.0 interface, 256-bit encryption, and comes preloaded with BackupNow EZ software for easy backups. These new drives should arrive in the first quarter of 2011, but we have no info on pricing yet from Toshiba.

HP TouchSmart 610z and 610xt All-in-one PCs

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2011

HP has introduced two new all-in-one PCs: the TouchSmart 610z and 610xt. Both come with your choice of ATI Radeon or nVidia GeForce graphics cards, up to a 1TB hard drive, a DVD SuperMulti burner, a 6-in-1 card reader and a 23-inch diagonal HD multi touch display, which can recline up to 60 degrees and tilt forward up to 5 degrees.

Both computers also support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an optional TV tuner. The HP TouchSmart 610z is powered by an AMD Athlon or Phenom processor and up to 10GB of RAM, while the HP TouchSmart 610xt is powered by an Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU with up to 12GB of memory. The HP TouchSmart 610z retails for $899.99, while the HP TouchSmart 610xt is $1,099.99.