HTML 5 is coming, and Adobe has made it clear that they are doing everything they can to make Flash play as nicely with HTML 5 as possible. At their MAX conference, Adobe gave a live demo of the Flash to HTML 5 conversion tool that they have in the works.
This isn't the first tool to bridge the gap between Adobe products and HTML 5; there are already plugins available for Illustrator 5 and Dreamweaver CS5. This new tool doesn't jusr support the animations themselves but the elements inside. This allows the content to be viewed to be viewed on nearly every platform, including the decidedly Flash-unfriendly iPhone and iPad. This would definitely give Flash a leg up on being compatible, albeit indirectly, with platforms like iOS. Check out the demo video after the break.
Yep, the Galaxy Tab is going to be everywhere. Just like the Galaxy S phones, Samsung's making sure that their tablet is going to be in your face just about everywhere. Sprint has announced that the Tab will be hitting their stores on November 14th, but they weren't even the most surprising carrier announced in the past couple of days.
U.S. Cellular, #6 in the mobile game in the U.S., has also announced that they will carry the Galaxy Tab as well. Most recently in the news for being the first U.S. carrier to get the HTC Desire and then scoring their own Galaxy S phone with the Mesmerize, U.S. Cellular looks to really be trying to step their game up by adding the Tab to their list of goodies. There's no launch date announced or even a shot of their branded Galaxy Tab, but we can't imagine it'll be much later than Sprint's launch if they want any share of the holiday market.
Picking phones for enterprise situations can be a bit tricky. If you work in a joint with a lot of high security information and products you don't want getting out, phones with cameras are a big no no. BlackBerry and Windows Mobile have been the two big dogs in those industries for a while now, but it looks like Motorola is looking to get some Android love into the enterprise sector by releasing a camera-free version of the Motorola Droid Pro.
According to sources at Engadget, "the new Enterprise-focused DROID phone without a camera" coming is indeed the Droid Pro. The Droid Pro (known as the Droid 2 in the U.S.) could be a big hit for business users that don't have a ton of choices of phones that are work-friendly. All of the Droid Pro's great features would be included, just without the pesky camera to crack down on photo leaks. Government think-tank employees rejoice!
It looks like OCZ is finding plenty of ways to keep that new Taiwan manufacturing plant plenty busy. OCZ is following up their already speedy RevoDrive PCI-E SSD solution, which hit the market not too long ago, with the RevoDrive X2.
On the surface, you wouldn't think things had changed much: PCI-E connection, between 100GB and 960GB of storage. Looking under the hood is where you get an idea of the improvements. OCZ has doubled the onboard SandForce-1200 controllers, going from two to four. Onboard RAID 0 gives this drive the ability to hit up to 740MB/s transfer speeds and up to 120,000 IOPS, which is quite an improvement over the 600MB/s speeds of the original RevoDrive. Prices have not been made available yet, but we're betting it's gonna be a pretty penny.
Electronic paper screen are on the market in force with several different products being the same basic thing. We have ePaper and eInk for instance that are different flavors of the same tech that offers a black and white image on a screen that uses little power and lacks a backlight. These screens are very common today in devices like eReaders and you can find them on some watches even.
A company called EKING has unveiled a really cool new product called the S700 that claims to be the world's first E-notebook. The device is in a case that looks like a spiral notebook and inside that notebook is a 7-inch digital paper screen. The big difference between this digital paper screen and the ones on devices like the nook or Kindle is that the S700 has color. The screen also support two input methods with resistive touch and electromagnetic induction touch. That means the screen supports navigation with your finger and it recognizes handwriting from a stylus.
I have seen some strange gear for iPads and iPhones over the years. A new accessory for the iPad called the AppStation looks weird at first glance, but when you think about some of the uses for the device, it's actually pretty cool. The AppStation is aimed at pilots or other users who need to keep an iPad stable and accessible when their hands are busy in a situation where a normal holder won't do the trick.
The AppStation has a Velcro-style strap that holds the iPad holder and iPad to the user's leg near the knee. The iPad holding portion of the AppStation is black polycarbonate material and has a curved back to comfortable fit the leg. The rear of the strand is raised s the screen naturally tilts towards the user. The iPad can easily be inserted and removed from the holder as needed.
Audiophiles won't be caught dead using the earphones that came with their MP4 payer or music phone. They are always out for a set of earphones or headphones that offer better sound quality and look cool while sounding good. Future Sonics sells a line of earphones that are certainly aimed at the audiophile and the companies latest are called the Atrio Special Edition.
The ASE earphones use a new MG7 transducer and have TrueTimbre audio quality to deliver rich, full sound to the listener. The earphones use multiple drive earphones have no crossover allowing them to be used on stage, in a studio, or plugged into your iPod. The earphones also have noise-isolating tips and come with several tip sizes for a custom fit. The drivers are also designed to deliver quality audio for a rich sound at lower volumes to protect the wearers hearing. Future Sonics earphones have been used by musicians like U2 and Phil Collins.
If you are an audio fan that has dreamed of playing a guitar instead of just listening to your favorite tracks or playing games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero Rockmaster is for you. This new stagekit is from Peavey Guitars and Wicked Audio and it packs in everything an aspiring musician needs to start playing the guitar for realz.
The kit includes a 5-in- bundle with a guitar, internal dual channel headphone amp, cable, integrated digital tuner, a strap, picks, and a GT-5 amplifier. That GT-5 amp has an MP3 input that will let the player plug in a MP3 player to play along with their favorite tunes on a real guitar. Wicked Audio also adds a set of its black Jaw Breakers earbuds to the kit.
Galaxy is one of the card partners that offers NVIDIA video cards. Not too long ago when the GTS 450 debuted, Galaxy was one of the companies with cards on launch day. Those GTS 450 cards were decent enough considering the price the cards sold for. There were probably bunches of gamers out there that liked the price of the card and wished that the clock speeds were a bit higher. For those people Galaxy has unveiled the new GTS 450 Hall of Fame edition.
The HoF edition of the video card shares the common features of all the GTS 450's with support for things like DirectX and CUDA. The big difference in this HoF and the standard GTS 450 card is the clock speeds. Galaxy overclocks the HoF version at the factory with a graphics clock of 1000MHz, a processor clock of 2000MHz, and a memory clock of 4100MHz. The card also has a special 3+1 phase power supply for improved performance.
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