[CES 2011] NEC continues their march on the Android bandwagon with this notebook (which frankly, in our opinion, seems to be more of a netbook than anything else). This notebook will obviously be powered by the Android operating system alongside NVIDIA?s Tegra processor ? thus guaranteeing its performance when it comes to graphics. Just in case the 7? WVGA LCD touchscreen display is not good enough for you, there is always the keyboard for you to hammer in all those important data. If only NEC would be able to divulge essential information like pricing and availability Stateside, and we would gladly report on it straightaway.
[CES 2011] Are you looking for an e-book reader or a tablet device? Why not get both in a single device? That is possible with the NEC LT-W dual screen cloud communicator, where it boasts two 7? LCD displays that is packaged as a paperback book form factor. It ain?t too heavy either at 530 grams, while the wide viewing angle LCD displays make it easy on your eyes to read even when you hold up the LT-W like a book. Best of all is, there is zero startup time ? just open it up, and you?re good to go. Since it runs off the Android operating system, a lot of its usefulness will really depend on the service providers who want to deliver their services to the masses using the LT-W as their mode of transport.
Other hardware specifications of the LT-W include an SDHC memory card slot, GPS support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and optional 3G right out of the box. You can view it vertically or horizontally, and with a 5 hour battery life, it does seem to be a pretty good bargain ? if NEC would actually let us know whether they are going to release the LT-W in the US or not.
Barnes & Noble’s NOOKcolor won the “People’s Choice Award” at the Last Gadget Standing competition in Las Vegas at CES 2011. With over 60% of total votes and 5,000 votes by consumers and technology lovers online, the NOOKcolor won in a landslide.In addition to winning the “People’s Choice Award”, the gadget was selected [...]
Read The Full Article:
[CES 2011] Here is a wrap up of today’s CES coverage, with other interesting stories slotted in between. Cars, cables, lamps and tablets ? we’ve got it all. Is there anything you’d like us to check out and feature tomorrow? Just drop us a comment and we’ll do our best to include it in the next day’s coverage.
BlackBerry PlayBook Video
Qualcomm says ?Let there be light!? with Mirasol Display
The Reycom REC 7 is a Windows-powered smart TV box
HTC EVO 4G saves a man?s life
Verizon iPhone to be available around the end of January?
Yantouch Jelly lamps help to set the mood of your room
Bio Degradable Cables from eCoustic
TCL brings Android-powered TV you can control without a remote
Audi R8 e-tron wows the crowd
Audi A1 e-tron goes the distance
MakerBot 3D printer looks like a win
Lady Gaga?s Polaroid GL20 glasses
Hyundai Nuvis hails from outer space
iSONIC cane for the virtually impaired
Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform makes driving dumber
[CES 2011] Yeah, you read that right ? the Blue Link telematics platform from Hyundai is definitely a new idea that might just change the way we drive our cars, but it might make driving much more enjoyable as well. Strangely enough, we do think it might end up like some sort of video game (since it looks like that in the video), and that might just cause some of the more immature drivers to treat pedestrians as such. This new telematics platform is exclusive to Hyundai models at the moment, offering over 30 unique connectivity features on future models.
It will play nice with your smartphone (iOS or Android platforms, it doesn?t matter), where the Blue Link app will allow you to have full control of the entire Blue Link interface. This means you need not upgrade your car as often as your smartphone, which is a good thing for your bank account. Imagine driving through town while having a glowing blue force field surround a pedestrian to alert you to his presence, or a glowing red car if you end up too close for comfort right behind. A video of the Blue Link system is available after the jump, as well as additional information.
Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform makes driving dumber, By Ubergizmo, 09 Jan 2011. Top Stories : NVIDIA Tegra 2 Overview, Toshiba Android Tablet, Hands-On, Olympus XZ1 With OLED Screen,
[CES 2011] So the iSONIC cane might use ultrasonic sensors to detect whatever?s around you within a 7-foot radius, it won?t turn you into Daredevil just yet. As mentioned, it will use the two ultrasonic sensors located on the handle of the iSONIC which is capable of detecting obstacles within a 2 meter distance, 55 degrees vertically, and 25 degrees horizontally, where it will let you know how close you are to the particular obstacle based on the strength of the vibration.
To make it more interesting, the iSONIC cane is even capable of detecting the color of a certain object by speaking it out including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white and black. Apart from that, it might also help you avoid more shady areas in town as it can obtain the brightness level around you in bright, dark and medium, now how about that?
As for battery life, the iSONIC cane is on standby for up to 72 hours, although it will last up to just 11 hours if it was vibrating constantly. This isn?t going to come cheap though, costing from $800 to $900 as Primpo (the company who churned out the iSONIC) is currently looking for a local distributor for the iSONIC cane.
[CES 2011] This is another conceptual vehicle from Hyundai that seem to hail from some sort of alien planet, what with its organic looking insides and blue curved lines all over. Check out the gullwing style door, sporting breakthrough lithium polymer battery technology to help Hyundai fulfill their pledge to lead all brands in US fuel economy in four years? time. The Nuvis concept will feature a proprietary parallel hybrid drive system that will work in tandem with a 2.4 liter Theta II engine alongside a 6-speed automatic transmission. Doesn’t look as though this prototype concept is going to hit the streets anytime soon, but it is a platform to showcase Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics platform.
[CES 2011] Aren?t these the coolest pair of glasses ever? Yup, Lady Gaga?s very own pair of eyewear by Polaroid features individual 1.5? OLED displays on each eye, so you don?t need to wear a bacon inspired dress to a social function nor be scantily clad to have people look your way. Just put on a pair of these and you?re good to go. Of course, they not only draw attention to your face instead of the hot little number you?re wearing that particular evening that tends to have roaming eyes go below the neckline. Inside the GL20 glasses lie an SD memory card slot to store your 5-megapixel photos, and there is a shutter button located on one side of the GL20 to snap photos discreetly. Out this holiday seasons, you might want to start saving up for something different this Christmas.
[CES 2011] Are you the creative type who hoped that you have a 3D printer in order to realize your designs from paper to an actual device/toy? Well, that dream can now be realized with the MakerBot, a highly affordable open source 3D printer. It works great with churning out just about anything as long as it remains within the 100mm x 100mm x 100mm boundaries. MakerBots will print on ABS, HDPE or PLA plastic ? and before you wonder whether the raw material required is going to break the bank or not, fret not ? it will come in 1 pound and 5 pound coils at $10/pound. The entire MakerBot will ship to your doorstep for a self-assembly process before it can get up and running, which is a project worth undertaking by DIY enthusiasts. At $1,225 a pop, you can bet your future toys that this is a whole lot cheaper than an industrial class 3D printer. If you feel the need to share your ideas with others, you can always head on to Thingiverse and do so. A video of the MakerBot in action is available right after the jump.
[CES 2011] This is one prototype that we wish it would enter production, but according to the Audi showfloor people, this model is set to remain in the prototype stage forever. Bummer! We were extremely interested in the full LCD display dashboard that is simply stunning to the eyes, where it will change dynamically depending on what mode the A1 e-tron is in. This four seater will hopefully be the platform for future soccer moms who want a functional and practical electric car, and if it looks that good, then we?re sold. Bear in mind that this is a hybrid car, and it will consume a mere 1.9 liters per 100 km ? that translates to a whopping 123.8 miles per gallon, now how about that? No idea on why this will not make it to the mass market eventually, but we do look forward to the day when Audi changes their mind.
Check out the video of the prototype LCD display on the dashboard after the jump.