Archive for August, 2009

Nokias 32GB Alvin RM-559 hits FCC, Simon 561 and Theodore 563 nowhere to be found

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Nokias latest mystery device to hit the FCC, the RM-550 Alvin, holds itself in some good company given the known specs. Its 32GB internal memory is matched only by Espoos other flagship devices N97 and N900, and its also got the same BL-5J battery as the aforementioned pseudo-MID. Throw in quad-band GSM, tri-band WCDMA, Bluetooth, [...]

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Leica to announce new cameras on September 9th, absolute best day to stand out in the headlines

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We know Leicas target demographic is decidedly less consumer and more devoted professional photography, but even still, September 9th isnt exactly the most apt timing to maximize press coverage on a next generation camera lineup when your competition of the day will be Apples annual iPod event and the release of Beatles Rock Band. Still, [...]

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Sony unveils waterproof universal remotes for deep-sea TV addicts

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If youre very clumsy (or you love watching TV in the bathtub) Sony Japan has just the thing for you. The Rimotokomanda RM-PZ3SD universal remote comes in a palette of soothing colors, works with a wide variety of sets (including those by Panasonic / National, Toshiba, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Victor / JVC, Sanyo, Aiwa, Sharp, Funai [...]

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Netbook sales growth doubles laptops in Q2 09

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While it shouldnt come as too much of a surprise given the fairly steady growth netbooks have seen since their inception as a product category, its still pretty notable that theyve apparently now managed to nearly double traditional laptops in sales growth during the second quarter of this year. That word comes from market research [...]

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BlackBerry Essex to bring WiFi on Tour?

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Were starting to get the feeling they just didnt know about WiFi in Waterloo until now, because almost every BlackBerry hardware rumor were hearing lately is all about how RIMs adding the wireless networking spec and everyones oh-so-happy. Case in point: today weve got word of a new BlackBerry Essex, which is essentially the Tour [...]

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Toyota develops breathalyzer ignition-interlock, BJ McKay promises to hack it

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Shoving breathalyzers into MIDs and PNDs has been all the rage overseas for quite a while, and now it looks like Toyota itself is getting in on the act. The breath-alcohol ignition-interlock system features a handset that detects alcohol on your breath (if any) and snaps your mug with a digital camera. Depending on your [...]

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Samsung Rogue Recap: Price, specs, images and release date

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We already know the release date and pricing of the new Samsung Rogue, so do you want ? Yes of course you do and we’ve got it here for you.
One thing that has been talked about a lot recently is Verizon’s upcoming messaging monster. The specs will give you every last detail that you [...]

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Is BlackBerry Storm 2 Piezo Electronics Touchscreen Technology good?

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RIM’s first foray into touchscreen technology was the BlackBerry Storm, mainly to keep up the pace with other touchscreen devices such as Apple’s iPhone.
Windows Mobile Professional from Microsoft was met with mixed reviews. Rim is on its way back and there have been a number of leaks regarding the next generation Storm. The [...]

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English scientists set out to build first biological robot using mold

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Researchers at the University of the West of England have snagged a grant to fund the building of a whole new type of robot a non-silicon, biological plasmobot, built using plasmodium, a vegetative type of slime mold. The mold, which is commonly found living in forests and gardens, is, according to researcher Andy Adamatzky, [...]

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Wall of Fame - Rough Rider v Vanessas Lunchbox

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Suzi and Jason duke it out for a place on the Wall of Fame for their choices of remote controlled car. Watch Wall of Fame Rough Rider v Vanessas Lunchbox on FiveFWD

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