Looks like the folks over at News Corp decided that they could use their own e-reader, as it has announced the purchase of the 3G-connected Skiff e-reader from Hearst and also invested in Journalism Online. The Skiff platform is touted as specializing in delivering visually appealing layouts for newspaper and magazine content, along with high-resolution graphics, rich typography and dynamic updates. In case you missed it the last time, the Skiff is an 11.5-inch 1200 x 1600 pixel resolution e-reader that focuses on displaying magazines in their native format, and sports 3G data access courtesy of Sprint. Do you think such a move would worry Apple and its iPad?
The large display on Apple's iPad is a beautiful thing, and while it's very suited to watching movies and browsing the web, you can be sure that many folks out there want to be able to fiddle with the popular Google Earth app on it too. The good news is that Google has just updated its Google Earth app, giving it native iPad support, allowing you to enjoy full-resolution imagery, not to mention that it uses the native iPad popover menus to let you access the settings and layers. As usual, it's available for free, and is already in the App Store as you read this.
Father's Day is June 20th so now is the time to get dad that perfect gift. One thing that most dads would love to get is a universal remote....
With the preorder date for the iPhone 4 just around the corner, a little bit of disappointing news has surfaced, especially if you care what color your iPhone 4 comes in. According to a leaked document, seems that only the black version of the iPhone 4 will be available during the launch, with the white iPhone 4 listed as "available later this summer". Would the color scheme of the iPhone 4 matter to you, or are you willing to take whatever color is offered in order to get the latest iPhone?
Despite many folks rushing out to get 1TB and 2TB hard drives, there is still a significant demand for lower capacity hard drives, probably because not everybody needs that much storage space. Samsung should be looking to capitalize on this as the Korean company has just introduced a new high-speed desktop drive to its Spinpoint F series of drives. This drive, the Spinpoint F4, is estimated to sport a 10 percent increase in read/write performance and a 7 percent lower power consumption than the Spinpoint F1. It spins at 7,200RPM, boasts an 8MB/16MB buffer and is available in 320GB capacities to key OEMs now. Hopefully as technology improves, we'll be presented with faster and more reliable hard drives, minimizing the risk of data loss.
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Microsoft dropped a bomb yesterday at the E3 2010 media event with the announcement of a new Xbox 360 console. The new Xbox 360 250GB Elite is released today (June 15th) and is available for pre-order on Amazon for $299.99. If the new Xbox 360 already...
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Samsung Electronics's SP-H03, is a new a self-contained personal media device.
The palm-sized pico projector features a bright, high resolution LED output and integrated multimedia player for the user on-the-go. The SP-H03's 1 GB of internal memory allows users to load content directly to the device with seamless, built-in multimedia playback without being tethered to a computer making it ideal for easily sharing images, videos, music, and documents on a variety on surfaces in business or personal settings.
"With portable design, high quality projection, and built-in multimedia playback features, the SP-H03 is an expansion of Samsung's expertise in LED technology and mobile productivity," said Tom Grau, senior manager of projector marketing at Samsung Electronics Information Technology Division. "The H03's robust and intuitive features make it an easy, efficient and affordable choice for everyone from tech-savvy travelers to mobile presenters, professionals and educators."
The new ultra-portable SP-H03 offers a small, well-balanced industrial design that weighs only 6 oz. ., allowing it to easily fit into a pocket, backpack, purse or briefcase. The solid-state LEDs and DLP® technology heighten performance with a picture output of up to 80 inches, ensuring everyone enjoys the show.
The use of an energy-efficient LED light source also highlights Samsung's continued dedication to creating eco-sensitive products. Designed to last for the life of the product, solid-state LEDs maintain their brightness and eliminate traditional lamp replacement, contributing to a more-affordable total cost of ownership.
EXCLUSIVE SAMSUNG DESIGN INNOVATIONS
Not only does the SP-H03 boast a computer-free experience, but it also allows users to project their content on-the-go via external memory or entertainment devices like USB storage devices, microSD memory cards or MP3 players. For added versatility, users can enjoy audio playback through the SP-H03's integrated 1W speaker or utilize the output connectors for personal headphones or external speakers.
For business and education applications, Samsung's built-in Document & Media Viewers enable PC-free projection of Microsoft® Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) documents, Adobe® PDF, movie, image, and audio files, in their native file formats.
The SP-H03 will be available through Samsung authorized retailers, including Best Buy, beginning in June 2010 for $299.99 MSRP.
SP-H03 KEY SPECS
? Unparalleled brightness in pico category with 30 ANSI lumens
? LED light source rated at 30,000 (max) hours of life
? WVGA (854x480) native resolution
? Image size ranging from nine to 80 inches
? 1 GB internal memory, expansion available via microSD card (up to 16 GB) or with input from a USB storage device
? Computer-free Document Viewer allows for content playback for Microsoft® Office Suite and Adobe® PDF documents and movie, image and audio files in native formats, including:
Movie: AVI, MP4, ASF, MPG, RM, FLV, WMV
Image: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
Music: MP3, MP2, WAV, WMA, FLAC, APE, RA
? Supports standard VGA signals (PC), composite video (smart-phones, DVD players), and USB storage devices with included or optional adaptor cables
? Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery: 2 hour (max) battery life
? Dimensions: 2.5 W x 1.5 H x 2.5 D inch
? Weight: 6 oz.