[CES 2010] Intel Research was showing an interactive (and real-time) news visualizer. It consists of almost 200 rotating cubes that each represents one piece of news from an array of media sources. Each cube has one photo originating from the article it represents. Users can use the touch screen to select a cube to get more information about the content, although we could not actually read the article in this demo. It’s just a concept, so don’t expect a product out of it, but it’s really nice to look at. We’ll try to snap a video later.
Samsung has announced its line of stylish and rugged hard drives at CES 2010. You’ll be able to pick them up in 3 different physical sizes, 1.8”, 2.5” and 3.5”. The drive should be tough enough for it to survive drops and also getting liquids spilt on top of it. The G2 portable will be offering hard drive sizes from 250GB to 640GB, whilst the G3 station will be offering 1-2TB capacities. One of the nicer features of the G3 is that it will switch itself off when the computer is off and it’s not in use. Will this be your next portable hard drive? Press release.
Samsung has announced several new models that will be part of its R-Series range of notebooks, which are the the R780, R580, R730, R530 and R430. The displays will be ranging from 14-inches to 17.3 inches, and will all offer 16:9 a ratio HD LED display, boasting Samsung’s Touch of Color crystal finish. The R780 and R580 will be getting Intel’s powerful Core i5-520M processors, along with a numeric keypad. The high end models will sport an Nvidia GeForce graphics card, with the option of a Blu-ray drive, 500GB hard disk and even a 1.3-megapixel camera. The Samsung R-Series notebooks will be available in the UK in January 2010, with the pricing and full specification to follow.
The Gateway EC14 ultraportable line was introduced months ago and has been around for a while. The company has announced a new addition to the EC14D line that adds an optical drive to the mix. The lack of an optical drive can be a big problem for many user...
Have you been dreaming of converting your library of old cassette tapes, vinyl albums and such into CDs? Well, now you can do it, with the Crosley Songwriter, which looks real nostalgic, but will be able to do the job of playing the music from your old media, and recording them to a CD. The Songwriter has a three-speed turntable, cassette player, AM/FM radio, and a CD playback/recording unit and will be going for $399. Do you think it’s a better option than buying all your music again from iTunes?
Want to find a coffee store near you? Well, if it’s related to search, you can be sure that Google wants a piece of the pie, and now Google has introduced local search for the iPhone and Android phones. When you’re at Google’s page on your mobile browser, just hit the “near me now” link to bring up search results that are nearby you. It looks like with this, we shouldn’t have trouble looking for the closest ATM or coffee joint anymore. Will we lose our sense of adventure over time, especially since we’re getting more and more pampered by electronic devices.
Do you remember the Vega from Innovative Converged Devices that we mentioned to you a short while ago? Well, more information on the device has surfaced, and it certainly doesn’t look too bad. T-Mobile is said to be positioning the device as a “family hub tablet”, where it can be positioned and used in the family kitchen or something similar. It offers you easy access to a household calendar, and can be accessed remotely over a wireless connection and be set to automatically send SMS alerts to mobile phones. The device will also sport a T-Mobile SIM Card, and you’ll be able to make hands free calls from the device, set up 1080p video playback, Wi-Fi browsing, on-demand TV, video chat and even FM radio. The Vega will be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 250 mobile web processor, and should be powered by Google’s Android 2.0.
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Do you want to do some James Bond work over the weekend? Well, Thanko’s Super Slim Video Pen 2 has been announced, and aside from being a spy camera, it’s capable of shooting video in HD (1,280 x 960) at 30fps. It’s 14cm long, and weighs 30g. With microSD card support, it can support up to a 16GB card, and also store 1.5 hours of video on its internal memory. You just need to push the button at the top of the pen to start recording. Recorded video files can then be transferred to your computer via its USB 2.0 connection. It’ll set you back $65, but it does seem like a nice thing to carry around with you, wouldn’t it?
USB 3.0 is certainly one of the highly anticipated technologies, and while USB 3.0 has found its way to external hard drives, and also motherboards, you don’t seem to be able to find them on USB flash drives. Fortunately SuperTalent has come to the rescue, with its USB 3.0 RAIDDRIVE. As its name implies, it utilizes a pair of drives that are crammed into a single case, and set up with a RAID 0 configuration. We’re certainly looking forward to the influx of USB 3.0 flash drives, after all, who wouldn’t want to be able to transfer data faster, right? While there isn’t any official price tag on this item just yet, you can safely expect it to be more than a little expensive until it becomes more mainstream.
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