Heart Rate Device that Talks and Allows Listening to the Music

April 4th, 2010 |

heart-rate-device-that-talks-and-allows-listening-to-the-musicNow this is rather snazzy - a Talking Heart Rate MP3 player which will actually speak out your pulse readings, so you won’t need to glance at it while you are busy and immersed in your workout.

The ECG heart rate reading and warning will be spoken out in a clear and concise manner, alerting you whenever you go above or fall below the target zone - this happens at intervals of between one to five minutes.

Apart from that, there is a chest strap which will measure your pulse rate continuously, sending wireless readings to a receiver that averages the size of a cellphone. Read More »

Recently the iPad App Store Has Been Launched

April 4th, 2010 |

recently-the-ipad-app-store-has-been-launchedThe iPad App Store just launched yesterday, and as you might expect, these apps are generally more expensive. The priciest iPad app costs a whopping $900.

It’s called SiteClone Publisher, a universal app for both iPad and iPhone, and we couldn’t help but feel curious about just what it does for such a hefty price.

It turns out SiteClone is a framework designed to help corporate and government entities develop apps that pull content from websites even without an internet connection.

For example, if Wired.com bought SiteClone, we could create an app that pulls videos, audio clips and other media when the iPad is online, and later even if users are without an internet connection, the app could still access all that data without having to redownload it. Read More »

Motorola XT800 Running Android 2.0 to be Available in South Korea

April 4th, 2010 |

motorola-xt800-running-android-20-to-be-available-in-south-koreaMotorola is getting ready to launch its second Android phone for the South Korean market, the Motorola Titanium.

The Titanium is actually the Moto XT800 (pictured below), which is already available in China.

There will be two versions of the Motorola Titanium in Korea: the XT800C (a 2G CDMA handset) and the XT800W (which also has UMTS).

Reportedly, the Motorola Titanium will be available via SK Telecom. Read More »

Solar Pebble – Eco-friendly Lamp to Be Used in Africa

April 4th, 2010 |

solar-pebble-e28093-eco-friendly-lamp-to-be-used-in-africaThe Solar Pebble is a solar powered lamp targeted for use in rural Africa, as a humanitarian product, and at home in the UK as the perfect gift.

The LED Solar Pebble is powered by batteries that are charged from the sun via a small, efficient solar panel.

It can also charge mobile phones and other devices. The versatile ratchet handle allows the product to be carried and angled when standing or suspended. On the go? Just strap it onto a backpack for daytime charging. Read More »

Charge Your Gizmos with Universal Portable Battery Charger

April 4th, 2010 |

charge-your-gizmos-with-universal-portable-battery-chargerYeah another rechargeable, go-anywhere, rechargeable battery thing with 972 different tips.

Well look again, this Universal Portable Battery Charger (CVPP-S18) is about the size of a DVD case and has a 20,000mAh rechargeable battery and can provide power at 5/12/16 and 19 Volts up to a maximum of 74W so it should be fine for anything except high-powered laptops.

It come with 8 laptop and 5 cellphone charging tips and has built-in overload and short-circuit protection.

The power supply is user adjustable too, so you can be assured you’re sending your gizmos the correct voltage. It can be recharged in 6 hours and depending on your laptop, it’ll provide an extra 2- 4 hours of runtime. The best bit, as usual, is the price, ~US$99. Read More »

iLet HAL to Hit the Market

March 25th, 2010 |

ilet-hal-to-hit-the-marketOne friendly commenter gave us a heads up on Haleron a while back, making me doubt if they are legit or not. Well, it seems we can put that aside for now since their latest wonder, the iLet HAL, is starting to hit the road. Here’s a bit of a refresher on the device.

iLet Mini HAL

• 7″ 800 x 480 touchscreen
• 600MHz VIA
• 128MB RAM
• 2GB flash, upgradable to 32GB
• Android OS
• 802.11b/g WiFi, LAN, 3G USB dongle (optional)
• 2 x USB, headphone and mic jacks, SD card slot (up to 32GB supported), internal speakers
• 16 hours battery life
• Colors: Black, White Read More »

Info on the Battery Life of Sony’s Active Shutter 3D Glasses Revealed

March 25th, 2010 |

info-on-the-battery-life-of-sonys-active-shutter-3d-glasses-revealedOne of the most important aspects of the upcoming 3D home theater experience is the active shutter glasses that you must wear to enjoy the experience.

Active shutter technology is far different than the plastic polarized glasses one may have used at a movie theater – click here to learn more.

Sony Japan recently gave us an idea about how much this necessary accessory would cost, but we were still unsure about a very important fact: battery life.

Sony expects the battery life for the TDG-BR100 and TDG-BR50 active shutter 3D glasses to be 100 hours of use.

The glasses are only in use when they receive the 3D sync signal from the TV, otherwise they go into standby mode with no drain on the battery. Read More »

AT&T to Cooperate With OpenPeak, Zeebo, American Security Logistics

March 25th, 2010 |

att-to-cooperate-with-openpeak-zeebo-american-security-logisticsWell, it looks like AT&T is maintaining a steady pace with its non-cellphone news during CTIA (in addition to cellphone news, of course), with it now following up announcements with another three.

That includes a deal with OpenPeak that will see AT&T provide 3G service for the company’s OpenTablet device (now slated to be available in “late 2010″), and an agreement with Zeebo to provide mobile broadband for the company’s gaming / entertainment / education console.

That’s currently only available Brazil and Mexico, but Zeebo is apparently “planning for commercial opportunities in the domestic market ” sometime next year.

Rounding things out (for now) is a deal with American Security Logistics, which has announced that it will be using AT&T to wirelessly connect a whole range of location-based tracking devices — including everything from cargo shipments to pet tracking to Alzheimer’s patient monitoring. Read More »

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 »