Archive for July, 2011

HP TouchPad 4G arrives Stateside via AT&T

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2011

We know that you are looking forward to the HP TouchPad 4G, so we have some news, It will be available only via AT&T. You can expect the TouchPad 4G to pack in a 1.5GHz processor 32GB of internal memory, built-in GPS and AT&T wireless mobile broadband connectivity.

AT&T has their DataConnect Plans for Tablets, so you can get either prepaid or postpaid mobile broadband data service and as an added bonus HP TouchPad 4G owners also have unlimited access to AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots around the country. Nothing on pricing yet, but we will know soon.

Xbox 360 references discovered in Windows 8 kernel

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2011

We know that Microsoft is currently working on building Xbox LIVE support into Windows 8, but it looks like the company could also be building in support for Xbox 360 games on the PC. Microsoft has already confirmed that the company plans to build Xbox LIVE into the PC and into Windows 8, but the latest rumor is that Xbox 360 games will be playable on Windows 8 PCs.

The rumors may be true if references to the Xbox 360 in Windows 8 are anything to go by. Italian site win8italia has discovered several strings that mention the Xbox 360 system inside the Windows 8 kernel. “XBOX_360_SYSTEM_CRASH” and “XBOX_360_SYSTEM_CRASH_RESERVED” are present in ntoskrnl.exe, part of the Windows NT kernel. The strings hint at much tighter integration between Xbox 360 systems and Windows 8.

Rollei Bullet HD Action Camera

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2011

Rollei has unveiled an action camera that looks like a bullet, so it is naturally called the Bullet HD. And like a bullet it is rugged, but the casing here is made from aluminum. The camera features a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor, and a 170 degree wide angle lens.

This bullet can also record HD video in 720p, and features a built in microSD card slot which can take up to 32GB cards.

Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens

Posted in Nikon by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2011

Nikon is offering a new prime lens to its Nikon DX-format range of lenses with the new Nikon AF-S-DX-Micro-NIKKOR-40mm-f-2.8G-Lens. It has a minimum focusing distance of just 0.53 feet (6.4 inches) allowing you to take extreme close-up photographs along with HD video in a life-size 1:1 reproduction ratio.

The Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens weighs just 9 ounces and has a natural focal length of 35mm viewing angle – 60mm optic and large f/2.8 aperture. It will hit stores next month for about $279.

New Samsung Wave 725 with Bada 2.0 leaked

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2011

There were two unnamed Bada smartphones making the rounds back in April alongside the Wave 578. One of them is apparently is the Samsung Wave 725, which was discovered recently in the Bada 2.0 SDK. The Wave 725 will likely feature a 3.65 inch HVGA (320 x 480) display, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 5MP rear camera, and a VGA front-facing camera.

Samsung plans to release the Wave 725 in September and Bada 2.0 will bring NFC support, multitasking, an improved UI, security enhancements, and more.

Netflix Offers $7.99 Per Month DVD-Only Unlimited Plan

Posted in Netflix by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2011

Looks like Netflix is offering a $7.99 per month DVD-only plan that does not include streaming. Not interested in streaming? Then this is for you. But really, how many users are interested in DVDs with no streaming option?

Anyone? Word is that Netflix is also planning on implementing a streaming only plan with no discs for $7.99, which makes more sense. What do you guys think? Do you like the idea? Or should Netflix just stay the way it is?

LG Optimus Pro Pictures Emerge

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2011

The LG Optimus Pro has been spotted and it looks like a Blackberry. The LG Optimus Pro runs Android 2.3 and has a 2.8 inch display, a 3 megapixel camera and a QWERTY keyboard. There aren’t many other details at the moment.

It should be coming to U.S. markets sometime soon, we just don’t know when right now. We do know that this device should be very popular with Blackberry lovers.

A-Data Nobility NH13 USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives

Posted in A-Data by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2011

A-Data Technology has unveiled their newest line of USB 3.0 portable hard drives, the Nobility NH13. Despite the name they aren’t just for royalty. You can get one too.

They come in both 500GB and 750GB capacities and these 2.5-inch hard drives have a scratch-resistant metallic chassis, a USB 3.0 connection and come in glossy black and lustrous silver. Pricing and release date are a mystery.

LG introduces the worlds first Glasses-Free 3D monitor with eye-tracking technology

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2011

LG Korea has announced the DX2000, a new 20” LED Backlight 3D Glasses-Free monitor that comes with an integrated Web Camera for basic Video Conference needs and it also features LG’s Eye Tracking technology.

It tracks your eyes in real-time and can fine-tune 3D images for the best experience no matter your position. LG also fitted its DX2000 with the usual 2D to 3D conversion technology and it will arrive on the market shortly in Korea.

Klipsch Mode noise cancellation headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2011

Headphones aren’t always stylish, even when the rest of the specs are great. So sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Here is a pair of stylish headphones that also features noise cancelling capabilities, so you get the best of both worlds.

The Klipsch Mode noise cancelling headphones have ear cups made from “high-grade” leather and will provide noise cancellation for up to 45 hours on a single battery charge. Other features include a 40mm woofer for deep bass and dynamic midrange with active crossover, along with 15mm tweeters.

Elecom Oppopet Mouse Has A Tail

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2011

The Elecom Oppopet mouse truly looks like a mouse since the wireless receiver plugs into the back of the mouse for storage and makes it look like a tail. There are a variety animal tails to choose from. There is a fox, dog, dolphin, cat, pig, squirrel, chameleon and rabbit.

To use the mouse, just remove the tail and plug it into your computer’s USB port, turn on the mouse, and you’re ready. This mouse has 1,000dpi and a range of up to 3m It’s powered by one AAA battery. Pretty cute.

Anonymous posts 90,000 military e-mail accounts

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on July 11th, 2011

Looks like anonymous is not finished with its hacking just yet. They are claiming responsibility for an attack that targeted US military contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. The group reportedly posted e-mail accounts from 90,000 military personnel who were associated with the consulting company.

Along with the email accounts, the hackers allegedly posted 4GB of source code from the company’s servers, along with “some related data on different servers we got access to,”. The company was said to have been targeted due to their alleged role in the SWIFT surveillance program.

400 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold

Posted in Windows by Conner Flynn on July 11th, 2011

Microsoft sure is a different company than it was a few years ago. Well now it looks like they have sold 400 million Windows 7 copies and 100 million Office 2010 copies. And now the Windows 8 public beta is set to make an appearance at CES 2012.

Those numbers make it the fastest-selling OS in history. Many of us will go ahead and spend another $100 on the newest Windows version and complete the cycle all over again. Microsoft is pretty happy about that tonight.

Acer AC700 WiFi now on sale for $350

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on July 11th, 2011

Acer’s new AC700 for $350 is an affordable entry into the world of Chrome OS even if it is WiFi-only. A 3G version is coming later this summer for a larger price if that is more your speed.

The AC700 has an Atom N570 processor, 16GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM. There’s also a 1.3MP webcam, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out, and a 6 hour battery life. Best of all, it’s available right now.

Mouse Belt Buckles

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on July 11th, 2011

A couple by the names of Holly and PJ have set up an Etsy shop in order to help pay for their wedding. So it’s simple, buy one of these dorky Mouse belt buckles and help them with their wedding. The hook mechanism is behind the mouse.

They come in both Mac and PC versions. You have to be a hardcore geek to pull these off though. If you are geek enough, they cost between $15 to $22 and it’s going to a good cause.