When you think of the phrase "app store," Apple will no doubt instantly come to mind. But why? Isn't that just a phrase to describe a place where applications are sold? That's what Microsoft is...
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Do you remember how last year you?ve been told that active-shutter glasses* where fundamentally the best thing in the world and that passive-glasses were terrible? Well, this year, a number of companies have flipped and now say that passive glasses are the new hot thing. (*active shutter glasses are battery-operated, and use an infra-red signal from your TV to alternatively block images from going to your left or right eye)
We?ve known all along that active glasses were expensive, bulky, ugly and incompatible among brands, but the magnitude of the flip was impressive at CES. While no-one would openly say this, the economics of 3D based on active glasses simply doesn?t work: early adopters might not mind, but we won’t see any mass adoption of a technology that requires spending $150 per pair of glasses – which probably does not work with another 3D system, even one using the same basic technology. More…
3D TV Schizophrenia @ CES, By Ubergizmo, 12 Jan 2011. Top Stories : Contact lenses of the future projects images onto eyeballs, Verizon iPhone announced, CES Trends That You Should Not Miss,
The best-selling Galaxy S phone from Samsung is one that runs exclusively on T-Mobile, and now the manufacturer wants to continue injecting the carrier with a powerful dose of mobile, bringing its...
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Earlier this week I stopped by the iTablet booth at CES 2011 for a brief demo of "the hardest working tablet" in the world. They had two versions of the slate on display- one running Windows 7 and...
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So this SkyWalker bicycle that was created by Brad Graham has nothing to do with the Star Wars franchise, but we really could not resist the dig against using a force power on it – after all, you need to “force push” its pedals to have you get going. This really, really tall bicycle (hence its name) will sport stuff that most normal bikes have – a fixed-gear, a seat, pedals, steering, and a couple of wheels. Needless to say, you will need to perform some acts of climbing to get into the saddle, but nice to know that the incorporated ladder functions as passenger space. It is supposedly capable of supporting up to a quartet of riders simultaneously, although we’re not too sure on whether this is road-worthy or not. Good luck when you take a tumble from the top of this!
SkyWalker bicycle relies on Force Push, By Ubergizmo, 12 Jan 2011. Top Stories : Contact lenses of the future projects images onto eyeballs, Verizon iPhone announced, CES Trends That You Should Not Miss,
We do know that Verizon dropped the price point of their Galaxy Tab last week because they have a new LTE-enabled model in the offing, and Sprint has decided to follow suit, listing the Galaxy Tab at just $299 with a new contract, but if you decide to bring it home without a contract, it will cost $499 outright. This price drop might be in vain, since there is a slew of other tablets which we deem far more capable (on paper, at least) that were announced at the recently concluded CES, among them include Motorola’s Xoom at the LG G Slate. Perhaps the Galaxy Tab was just an experiment by Samsung in the beginning to see how the market would react, and hopefully future iterations of the Tab family will see vast improvements.
Sprint lowers Samsung Galaxy Tab price, By Ubergizmo, 12 Jan 2011. Top Stories : Contact lenses of the future projects images onto eyeballs, Verizon iPhone announced, CES Trends That You Should Not Miss,
Virgin Mobile decided to be a party pooper by stopping its all-inclusive, $40 monthly 3G Broadband 2Go data plan. In place of that, they will enforce a soft data cap whenever users hit 5GB worth of data use during their monthly use, throttlign your speed after that. According to Virgin Mobile, this is to ensure a fair playing field for all their users for a more optimal experience. Hey Virgin Mobile – let’s say you do not provide the speeds as advertised before we even hit the 5GB limit, can we then pay you in part as well? Sarcasm aside, this is a similar game plan that T-Mobile and Cricket are currently doing, where the scheme will fall into place a day after Valentine’s to coincide with users’ billing dates. Virgin Mobile believes that this will affect only a small minority since most folks won’t consume 5GB worth of data monthly – do you want to prove them wrong?
Virgin Mobile caps data speed after 5GB, By Ubergizmo, 12 Jan 2011. Top Stories : Contact lenses of the future projects images onto eyeballs, Verizon iPhone announced, CES Trends That You Should Not Miss,
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The economy has been looking really bleak for some time already, even though official figures suggest otherwise. Well, those people working in a CD manufacturing plant at New Jersey will probably be dealt with another harsh hand as word trickles out that Sony will close down that major plant after 50 years in operation. The main reason behind that has had a pretty colorful history – digital music downloads. This means 300 workers will need to look elsewhere for their jobs, and certainly collecting tolls at the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco isn’t going to cut the mustard since they too, will be out of a job soon if the electronic tolling system comes to pass. Good luck guys, and perhaps Sony can make a quick buck out of this closure by numbering the final few CDs that roll off its production line as a collector’s item?
Sony shuts down CD manufacturing plant in NJ, By Ubergizmo, 12 Jan 2011. Top Stories : Contact lenses of the future projects images onto eyeballs, Verizon iPhone announced, CES Trends That You Should Not Miss,
Slap me silly and call me Betty – this could very well be the smallest 256GB SSD in the world, thanks to Victorinox. Known as the Victorinox Secure SSD, it will not only carry all of your vital information, it will also cram in a pair of scissors, a straight blade, a nail/file screwdriver combo which most people hardly use, and the coup de grace – a 256GB SSD. Of course, the fairy tale doesn’t end here since Victorinox is working on a 512GB model later in the year, sporting USB 2.0/eSATA II SSD to boot. Boasting a 32-bit processor with hardware error correction, built-in encryption, and an e-ink display that will let you know the files that the drive holds as well as the amount of space remaining, those on an obviously tighter budget can always choose from 64GB and 128GB capacities. All it is missing? A laser cutter…
Victorinox Secure SSD crams in 256GB of storage space, By Ubergizmo, 12 Jan 2011. Top Stories : Contact lenses of the future projects images onto eyeballs, Verizon iPhone announced, CES Trends That You Should Not Miss,