Sony Starts Marketing Its BRAVIA NX Series HDTV

March 25th, 2010 |

sony-starts-marketing-its-bravia-nx-series-hdtvDesigned to create a remarkable sense of space, the BRAVIA NX800 HDTV features a stunning monolithic design and innovative six-degree tilt, so you can position your TV at lower levels for a more comfortable and enjoyable viewing experience.

An Edge LED backlight and BRAVIA Engine 3 video processor delivers superior, life-like image with amazing contrast and color. Fast moving images will never look smoother either with incredible 240hz Motion Flow technology, which delivers an unbelievably smooth, crisp and fluid picture.

Furthermore, break away from the norm with attractive features such as integrated BRAVIA Internet Video and widgets, built-in Wi-Fi, a USB input, LightSensor technology and Energy Saving Switch round out the feature set. Read More »

Thermaltake V5 Black Edition – Created For LAN Party People

March 25th, 2010 |

thermaltake-v5-black-edition-e28093-created-for-lan-party-peopleThe Thermaltake V5 Black Edition is specifically designed to the needs of LAN party enthusiasts and people on the move, who frequently have to schlep their PC along. An extra large and reinforced handle on top of the V5 Black Edition guarantees for a firm and comfortable grip.

The stealth black color coating inside and outside in combination with the blue exhaust LED-fan on top and a transparent window on the left side panel, lend this chassis its stylish and characteristic looks.

Despite the V5 Black Edition being very portable, it still offers all the advantages and conveniences of a regular mid-tower.

Overall there is room for up to 9 drives, in different combinations of 5.25”, 3.5” or 2.5” sized devices. The removable drive bay cage for three 3.5” drives at the bottom makes installation even easier. Read More »

Sony Lowers Price of Its Reader Pocket Edition

March 25th, 2010 |

sony-lowers-price-of-its-reader-pocket-editionSony today quietly slashed the price of the Reader Pocket Edition to $169. The $30 discount is rare for the e-reader line and should last until April 4th, until just a day after the launch of the iPad.

Sony’s digital reading head Steve Haber claimed the price drop was intended to drive the popularity of the devices as a whole and that this sort of sale “occurs naturally” in the industry.

The timing of the sale is nonetheless unusual as it comes well after releases or price cuts for conventional readers that are much more likely to compete in its class, such as the $259 Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook.

However, the $169 price helps bring attention to the Pocket Edition at a point when it’s likely to be overshadowed and helps widen the price gap between itself and Apple’s reader, which while $499 is likely to hurt sales of rivals closer to its price. Read More »

IMM Living Presents Hand Sign USB Drives

March 25th, 2010 |

imm-living-presents-hand-sign-usb-drivesThe IMM Living’s Hand Sign USB Drives ($35) include pop culture hand signs (peace, Vulcan, gun, Westside, Eastside, Fist, rocker-horn).

“Live long and prosper.” This phrase, widely recognized beyond sci-fi circles, is accompanied by a hand gesture made by raising the hand palm forward, parting the fingers between the ring and middle finger and extending the thumb.

This gesture is known as the Vulcan salute. — likecool.com Read More »

Dane-Elec Launches myDitto NAS Home Network Server

March 25th, 2010 |

dane-elec-launches-myditto-nas-home-network-serverTechnology can be difficult to use, particularly things like home servers. Dane-Elec plans to make setting up your own home NAS easy, using their myDitto home network server.

Installation is intended to be quick and painless, utilizing USB keys to set up the drive rather then the standard CD.

Honestly, I don’t see NAS devices as being that difficult to set up, but my experiences may be different from most users.

The myDitto is a pretty standard NAS, with two drive bays, one of which is populated with a 1TB drive when the unit is purchased.

The intention behind the myDitto is that you don’t have to install software to use it, just plug in one of the two included USB keys, and the software will start up and allow you to back up and restore files as needed. Read More »

Samsung to Launch New M250 Projector

March 25th, 2010 |

samsung-to-launch-new-m250-projectorSamsung is proud to announce a new projector that is ideal for classrooms, the M250.

This light weight device features a bright display with 2500 ANSI lumens.

It also features a 500:1 contrast ratio and a native XGA (1024 x 768) resolution.

The M250 only weighs 5.3 lbs, which means it can travel from room to room with out a problem.

Samsung has also given this projector an extra long lasting lamp that can run for up to 5000 hours before needing replaced.

The only concern is the 36 dB fan noise, which might be disrupting to some.

The connection panel is small but helpful, including an HDMI port, composite, and a VGA connection. Read More »

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Phone to Be Relaunched

March 25th, 2010 |

t-mobile-mytouch-3g-fender-phone-to-be-relaunchedBelieve it or not, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender edition was so popular that it is sold out everywhere. Who would have thought, right?

If you missed your chance to grab one, fret not. Our trusted source at T-Mobile says that it will relaunch some time in mid-April.

That’s just a few weeks away before it starts hitting store shelves.

We didn’t get an exact date or info on potential pricing changes, but we expect it to be the same as what the first batch sold for.

Meanwhile, we’re hearing that the HTC HD2 is going to be getting a “charge shell.” Read More »

New P4 Robot from Honda – New Specs

March 25th, 2010 |

new-p4-robot-from-honda-e28093-new-specsMedia of Honda’s previously undocumented ASIMO prototype, the P4, continues to trickle out from the Motegi Twin Ring Exhibition Hall, though we have some new details about its specs.

The P4 is said to be roughly the same height as the P3 at 160cm (5′3″), but the weight went from 130kg (306 lbs) down to 80kg (176 lbs).

Along with this weight reduction, the P4’s overall body looks considerably slimmer and features blue covers on its upper torso and feet, which was also seen on some models of the P3 and ASIMO.

The P4 has 34 degrees of freedom, 4 more than the P3 (two more per hand). However it was more adept at walking thanks to its flexible waist, allowing it to perform dance moves (unfortunately no video – yet). Read More »

LG Unveils 15-inch OLED TV in UK

March 25th, 2010 |

lg-unveils-15-inch-oled-tv-in-ukAmazon.co.uk is now listing LG’s EL9500 OLED TV. It costs £1970 (around $3000).

This is rather strange as LG has announced that it’ll start shipping the TV in europe in May. Perhaps this one is actually shipping from Korea.

In any case, a great opportunity for brits to get that cool 15″ OLED TV…

The LG EL9500 has a 15″ OLED panel with 1366×768 resolution, 100,000:1 contrast and a response time that is lower than 0.01msec. It’s only 1.7mm thick. — www.oled-info.com Read More »

Chinavasion Presents Bluetooth Landline Phone Adapter

March 25th, 2010 |

chinavasion-presents-bluetooth-landline-phone-adapterThose professional telephone headsets that you see being worn by high-powered office types are well and good but pretty darn pricey, especially if they’re wireless.

Chinavasion can help out with its Bluetooth Landline Phone Adapter.

Just hook it up to the back of your telephone, pair it up with a Bluetooth headset (you can store 8 pairings) and roam.

It works up to 100 metres away, and you can answer and hang up via your headset. You can even hook up the adapter to your PC via 3.5mm cables and switch your headset between the PC and the Phone, for VoIP, chat or whatever.

Now that’s nifty. Powered by USB or AC mains. ~US$40. Read More »