Samsung seems obsessed to be cramming in the best cameras in its line of cellphones, and the latest would be the a photo leak of the M8920 that purportedly shows a 3X optical zoom lens is tipped to come with both LED and xenon flashes - talk about overkill! This isn't a smartphone per se, but that doesn't mean it will skimp on features with 3G connectivity, 8GB of internal memory, GPS navigation and Wi-Fi support all built in to make sure you remain connected and are at your productive best no matter where you go.
Programmable cooling fans on display at Computex have brought sexy back to traditional cooling systems for computers, and this time round users won't have to rely on some liquid cooling setup to be labeled as cool. This model works pretty much like a tachometer in your car, except that it lights up in a pleasant blue color and a red needle that is made up of LEDs, showing the current RPM speed. There's no red line to break here, eh?
Guess there won't be a shortage of e-book readers anytime soon with the IAC Prodigy joining an ever growing line of such devices. What makes this a true prodigy is its ability to support a quartet of connectivity that most people can't do without these days - Wi-Fi, CDMA/EVDO, WCDMA/HSPA and WiMax. Apart from the fact that it will be out in Taiwan sometime in Q4 this year with 2GB of internal memory, we don't know nuts about the IAC Prodigy. Anyone else has further information to shed light on it?
Cost of PG4 for the Xbox 360 at the Microsoft Company Store: probably less than retail. Cost of same copy of PG4 purchased at the Microsoft store, now on the shelf of your local video game store that sells used games: $17.99. Not removing the sticker with your Microsoft employee number still on it? Priceless. Thanks anonymous tipster! Copy...
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Nintendo is releasing a new gadget for the Wii, the Wii MotionPlus, which will plug into the Wii and uses sensors to more closely represent players’ motions making for more precise gameplay.“Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10″ will be bundled with the MotionPlus. There are only a few games announced that will use the new functionality [...]
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The FCC will be getting their hands on the HTC Touch Pro2, also known as Fortress, and this smartphone looks set to wind their way to AT&T store shelves in the near future. We just can't wait for pricing and availability details - let's hope the Touch Pro2 passes all of the FCC's tests with flying colors.
Mad Catz will be rolling out its Power Up Charging Station in due time that allows it to juice up your Wii Balance Board in an upright position, and the stand itself will come bundled with a special, contact-charging battery which will do away with the standard AA battery setup. All you need to do is load the battery into the board, fit the board onto the stand and you're good to go. The stand's body itself will hold a couple of USB 2.0 ports which are always handy to juice up any other available gear. Don't hurt your back getting this out of its charging stand as there is a foot pedal included for easy release.Mad Catz will sell ths Power Up Charging Stand for $40 this coming August.
Check out this tricycle - it definitely isn't meant for kids, as it was specially built to be an all-terrain, mountain-bike style recumbent vehicle that boasts its very own solar panel on top to power the onboard motor that offers electric assist riding whenever your legs feel like they're about to give up the ghost. The Hauler can move a 136+ kg concrete tub at approximately 20mph, and on a full solar charge, it has a maximum range of 32km without requiring you to cycle even one bit. When translated in 'fuel' efficiency terms, this amounts up to a whopping 900 miles per gallon!
Garmin is a trusted name when it comes to GPS technology, and their latest device, the Garmin Rino 120 GPS is both waterproof and rugged to suit your rough-and-tumble lifestyle outdoors - boasting a FRS/GMRS radio plus GPS navigator alongside a built-in basemap. This device can also help you keep tabs on others within your group, where it features a Position Reporting ability that lets you send your current location to the rest of your mates - useful if you tell them that you want some alone time out there for an afternoon, at least they know where you've wandered off to should you fail to return before dusk. When you're hunting, there is always the vibrate mode that alerts you without scaring the game away. The Rino 120 has enough memory to store up to 500 waypoints, and will retail for $267.84.
SID Display Week 2009 saw Toshiba unveil 3D displays that ought to usher in a new way to view entertainment content. One of them will feature an "integral imaging system" which will use the lens array in such a way that viewers can see 3D images with the naked eye, doing away with the need for wearing dorky glasses. As for the other two displays, they will rely on the OCB (optically compensated bend) technology that will be used in small LCD panels that boast a moving picture response time (MPRT) as short as 3ms. We can't wait for such technology to become mainstream - it will definitely redefine many things we've taken for granted, and the world of video games too will be ushered into a new era.