Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
Peachtree does it again by bringing audiophile quality sound at an ‘affordable’ price. For those who have been looking for an audiophile desktop mini system, the musicBox is an excellent solution. Carrying over technologies built into it’s iDecco unit (which is an integrated amplifer with iPod dock – but lacks speakers), the musicBox is ready to go straight out of the box (minus your iPod, of course).
It’s rare that a high-end manufacturer, be it in audio, video or automotive industry does one do major upgrades (mainly due to the high costs in R & D), but is anything stopping Nuvision from unloading 9 new sets in the next year? Guess not. If you got the loot, Nuvision has the set for you. For all those wanna-be ballers out there, this set isn’t for you, it’s a Lamborghini designed and engineered TV with the Lamborghini sticker, but then again, you wouldn’t be looking at this set if you couldn’t afford it right? Nuvision recently announced at CEDIA, 9 new models (from 22 to 72 inches), 7 of which will be 3-D (which will be the latter larger sets).
Source: Custom Retailer
What made Canon’s S90 such an incredible digital camera was it’s production of pro-quality still images in such a compact camera, especially in low lighting conditions. Despite the stellar still images, the one feature the S90 lacked was to capture video altogether and in today’s market, carrying less is better for most consumers, so with the S95, add in 720p HD video with stereo sound. Definitely check this camera out if you’re in the market for one. Click on the Canon link to check out of the specs of this mini-beast.
MSRP: $399.99 USD
Clear has given people that do not want to pay 30.00 or even 25.00 usd for AT&T poor 3G network a way out. If you own an Apple iPad, Ipod touch, or iPhone this may be just what you are looking for. Today only, you can pick up a Mi-Fi hotspot from them for only $30.00. No contract or credit check. It will cost you 25.00 a month for unlimited data on their 4G network. Current speeds with clear is around 6.0Mbs down and 1.0Mbs up. A very cool price and a low monthly service fee we feel.
Check them out at www.clear.com to see if you can get their service in your area. REMEMBER… Today only, and tomorrow its back to 99.00 for the hotspot.
SOURCE: Engadget and Clear
Imagine yourself wanting to take up professional photography, but don’t have the cash, time or space to store those lenses. Canon may have solved your dilemma. They have introduced a wondercamera which they promise will take any type of professional photograph (macro to micro) using just one lens, and they promise that they’ll have it figured out by 2030. While this may wow the new crowd, it may rub enthusiasts who have been collecting the perfect lens collection for years the wrong way.
No, this isn’t a prototype from an upcoming Jetsons movie. This is an actual car that will be going in production. Some impressive specs include being able to cruise at 185 km/h (115 mph) for an approximate 740 km (460 miles) on a single charge, can carry 204 kg (450 lbs), and does not require a professional pilot to operate (only 20 hours of fly-time is needed to get your license).
The price tag is a bit hefty ($233,000) but pre-orders have already begun. One can imagine what sort of commercial ventures may start with this kind of technology. We’re thinking along the lines of executive taxi service from one city to another.
Check out the link for more details.
There are many of us who want to enjoy using our PC’s on our lovely hi-definition TVs, but don’t want to have wires running all over the place or want to break our bank for a wireless solution. Lenovo may have solved our collective dilemma by releasing this lovely-looking Multimedia Remote with an integrated keyboard. It offers all the controls that you’ll need right in the palm of your hands and supports a range of about 30 feet from its thumb-drive base using 2.4GHz Wireless connection.
As for quality, we haven’t had a chance to mess around with one of these things, but considering its price-tag of $59.99, and considering there are similar products that retail for well over $100USD out there, this one might be what you’re looking for.
For those of you who can hardly wait to compare Microsoft’s old XBOX 360 to their new unit, Engadget has taken the time to do the comparison for you. Follow the link to see the new 360′s physical appearance and how it compares to not only the old 360, but several other current-generation systems.
E3 has always been about gaming developers flaunting their latest and greatest to wow their fans and crowd. In the recent years, the focus has been on making more graphically-intensive games which take full advantage of their respective system’s hardware. However, we have noticed a drastic change this year in the software division. Besides the fact that Sony and Microsoft are spending an exorbitant amount of money on their new motion-sensitive hardware to compete with Nintendo’s behemoth, many developers overwhelmingly did something this year that has only been done on a light scale in the past years, and that something is revitalizing old franchises. And we’re not only talking about reviving old franchises, many companies are going back to their roots as far as gameplay is concerned.
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Do you feel your Street Fighter gear is incomplete? Is having a SF tote bag, flash drive, stick, pad, headband, thumb fighters, t-shirt and life sized Cammy doll not enough for you? Well, here’s what you have been waiting for! Technabob is reporting that Roundtable Concept will be releasing a TV featuring SFIV characters on the bottom corners of the frame, and for about 8 seconds after powering on the set. The TV will come in 32″, 40″, 42″, and 46″ models.
No Price is set for the tv.
For those ballers out there who have their homes networked and wired throughout with CAT 5/6e wiring for audio and video distribution, we have some bad news for you. With the recent release of 3D televisions, installers across the states (probably from other parts of the world as well) have recently encountered the issue of receiving true 3-D images with the use of HDMI baluns, which convert an HDMI signal over CAT 5/6e runs. Read the rest of this entry »
It was no secret that the Palm Pre and Pixi were Palms final hurrah before going under. It turns out, the mighty HP intends to strengthen its mobile division by adding Palm’s OS, and engineers. We were pretty certain that Palm would get picked up for their amazing OS, but by HP, somewhat unexpected. But ah, now it seems to make perfect sense and HP is more than just a good fit for Palm. Besides hiring an art firm for their terrible marketing efforts for the Palm Pre run, Palm didn’t take the Web OS and expanded it, like Google’s Android. There is so much potential in the Web OS and in our opinion, it is clearly a superior OS to the Android and Apple’s iPhone OS. As large as HP is, they will know what to do with the Web OS this time. Thanks for trying Palm.
For all the info about the buyout, check out HP’s press release