A good part of the Techtree editorial team consists of gamers, and just like the rest of this country, we all unanimously love the racing genre. If you have been a regular in the gaming section, you already know of my love for both Arcade and Simulation disciplines. A good game, however, transcends all trappings of genres, because when the developer gets the formula just right, the game is bound to leap past the barriers of sub-genres and appeal to Read Full Article
Wanted to shoot your own artsy Kinect photographs or capture pictures of wildlife at night, but didn’t have access to any infrared-sensitive cameras? While infrared cameras aren’t exactly new technology, they’re not very common and are always a novelty to have. The Magpix IR-101 Midnight/Shot is no exception. Featuring a 5 megapixel image sensor, it takes images at 2,560 x 1,920 resolution and videos at 640 x 480. With an 8x digital zoom to help you get closer to your subject, it even has a 3″ LCD display for you to preview your shots before you take them. What makes this camera special though, is its ability to take photographs in total darkness. It contains an infra red sensor that lets you take monochromatic images when it’s pitch black outdoors or indoors. It stores pictures and videos onto an SD card (supports up to 8GB) and has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 500 shots. The Magpix IR-101 Midnight/Shot is available now for $149.99.
Magpix IR-101 Midnight/Shot lets you take infrared photographs, By Ubergizmo. Top Stories : iPad 2 Review, Atrix Review,
Some of the most common devices that make use of microSD cards we use today are digital cameras and MicroSD card readers. Well some of you might argue that digital cameras can be used as microSD card readers as well, but that’s besides the point. Can your microSD card reader take photographs? I didn’t think so. Well, the folks at Fuuvi, have released a tiny microSD reader/camera and boy it sure is cute. This little camera won’t be replacing your DSLR anytime soon, but for a camera that fits on a keychain or in the coin compartment inside your purse, it doesn’t get better than this. Featuring a thin and slim profile (35 x 70 x 15mm) and a weight of only 24g, this is one camera that won’t be a hassle to bring with you everywhere you go. The 3.1 megapixel camera takes pictures at 1280 x 1024 and videos at 720 x 480 resolution (30fps) which is actually not too bad for a camera that tiny. And when the time comes for you to transfer the pictures and videos to the computer, all you have to do is remove the USB cap and plug it into a USB port. The Fuuvi digital camera is available now for $59.99.
Fuuvi camera takes pictures and reads your SD cards, By Ubergizmo. Top Stories : iPad 2 Review, Atrix Review,
If you had a large touchscreen at your disposal, the first thing you would probably think of doing is play Angry Birds on it. Well, believe it or not, touchscreen displays can be used for productive purposes as well. Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland collaborated with Multitouch Ltd to combine a giant touchscreen with a networked digital microscopy system and came up with a new breed of microscope. Instead of having to squint down an uncomfortable eyepiece, scientists will be able to make use of a giant touchscreens to intuitively manipulate the lens while observing the subject. Sounds like a great way to make use of a touchscreen. Hit the break to watch it in action:
Large multi-touch display used as a giant microscope, By Ubergizmo. Top Stories : iPad 2 Review, Atrix Review,
The Alienware M14x that was rumored about earlier this week might turn out to be the real deal after all. Chinese tech site, Zol.com.cn, posted a full review of the laptop alleged to be the M14x online, and provided some clear snapshots to go along with the details of the computer. According to the report, the Alienware M14x features an Intel Core i7-2820QM Sandy Bridge processor, 8GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics, 750GB drive and a Cougar Point HM67 chipset. No mentions of the tablet’s weight or dimensions were mentioned, but it does look like the real deal. Unfortunately we won’t know for sure and until we receive an official announcement, we should take this report with a grain of salt. Read the full report of the Alienware M14x.
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According to some reports online, it looks like Verizon is doing pretty well with the HTC ThunderBolt. The first ever 4G LTE phone on the network has been said to be outselling the iPhone 4. A technology research firm, BTIG, contacted 150 Verizon Wireless retail stores over 22 major cities in the US and asked the sales representatives whether they were selling more ThunderBolts or iPhones over the past week. Their results: 61% said they sold an equal amount of both phones, 11% said they sold more iPhones and 28% said they sold more ThunderBolts. But can these results be conclusive to how well the phone is actually doing? More…
Great news for fans of the NASA TV HD channel. The space administration has officially announced that the launch for their next space mission will be broadcast live on the NASA TV HD channel. The mission that sees the ISS crew fly out to the ISS in the Soyuz spacecraft, launching from Baikonur, Kazakhstan; will be shot in high definition for you to watch (don’t worry, if you only have standard definition, you won’t be left out). And if your thirst for more knowledge on the subject needs to be quenched, starting today, NASA will be broadcasting programs detailing the activities of the crew in Baikonur starting today at 2pm CDT. The launch however will be televised on Monday, April 4, beginning at 3.45pm CDT. Head over to the NASA website for more details on the schedule.
Today, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play launches in 11 markets, except the US. With the PlayStation smartphone comes 60 games and six classic PlayStation 1 games available for purchase on the Android Market app store. If you live in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Hong Kong and Taiwan and have been holding out for this sexy Sony Ericsson smartphone, then hurry up and head over to your local cellphone shop now! The Xperia Play is expected to roll out in other regions over the next two weeks. US owners will have to hold out for that mid-April release on Verizon. If you’re worried about good games, don’t, big franchise games including Assasin’s Creed, Need for Speed, N.O.V.A.2 and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell are available from the start. For the full list of games, hit the jump.
The Motorola Xoom was launched at CES, and we saw it again at MWC before it shipped on Feb. 24. In terms of hardware, the Motorola tablet offers some impressive features ? including Nvidia?s dual-core ?Tegra 2? processor, which delivers great performance and makes the Xoom very responsive with speedy web browsing and a fluid 3D gaming experience. It?s the first 10.1-inch tablet featuring Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb, to hit the market.