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Official MeeGo UI screenshots released

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Fri, Sep 3 2010 10:51 PM CDT
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The developers at MeeGo have released some screenshots for their upcoming OS, and these are a lot more polished than the leaks that have come before. From differing screenlock mechanisms to the two different multitasking views with a changeable size of cards, amount of card overlap, zoom, and speed of carousel, MeeGo seems to be delivering on the promise of a highly customizable UI that will make creative Nokia users happy.

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R2-D2 themed Droid 2 dock unveiled through contest

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Fri, Sep 3 2010 10:05 PM CDT

The Star Wars R2-D2 edition Droid 2 has a lot of Android fans talking, and a contest by Amazon has released a matching peripheral: The R2-D2 Edition dock that perfectly matches the handset.

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In a "treasure hunt" type of contest, the lucky winner David Holt followed clues to a Star Wars book on Amazon. After copying the ISBN number of that book into a code input screen, he unlocked photos of the dock and won himself both a free handset and the dock. Not a bad way to drive interest in a new handset as well as introduce a new item.

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LG and Plex teaming up to battle Apple TV and the Boxee Box

Don Lynn | Storage | Fri, Sep 3 2010 9:34 PM CDT

Apple TV may be exciting, and there are some big fans of the Boxee Box, but a new partnership is looking to provide the same services as these two subscription services without two major pieces: The box and the price. LG and Plex have announced a partnership that will look to bring Plex software into LG's Netcast TVs and Blu-ray players.

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Plex enables the same type of technology that is presented in the boxes coming from Apple and Boxee without the box. You can stream content with Plex from an OSX machine to your TV, iPad, or iPhone. The big name online streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and BBC iPlayer are all supported. PC and Android support are supposed to be in the works.

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NVIDIA announces GeForce 400M series of mobile GPUs

Don Lynn | Laptops | Fri, Sep 3 2010 7:55 PM CDT

NVIDIA officially announced the latest lineup addition to their family of mobile graphics processors with the 400M series. Seven total new processors are coming: the GTX 470M and GTX 460M monsters aimed at "enthusiast users," as well as the GT 445M, GT 435M, GT 425M, GT 420M and GT 415M, which will be geared more towards mainstream users.

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These GPUs will support stereoscopic 3D video as well as NVIDIA's 3DTV Play software for full 3D video playback capability. Also included is NVIDIA Optimus, which shuts off the GPU automatically when graphics-heavy processing power is not required to save battery life. These GPUs have officially been slated for upcoming notebooks from Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba, Dell, Samsung, and Asus.

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PadTab mounts your iPad to any flat wall or surface

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Fri, Sep 3 2010 2:10 PM CDT

With all the things that the iPad is capable of doing, I can see people wanting a way to mount the thing to the wall easily. Being able to wall mount the iPad is a good way to watch video while you are in bed or use the iPad to view recipes in the kitchen. If you have a home automation system with iPad controls, mounting it to the wall makes a cool touchscreen control.

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The trick is getting the iPad securely mounted to a vertical surface. A new system called the PadTab has started shipping as of today. The system is a very simply setup with a square section that attaches to the iPad or other tablet and a WallTab that can be placed on any vertical wall or surface.

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LaCie launches tiny MosKeyto flash drive

Shane McGlaun | Storage | Fri, Sep 3 2010 1:00 PM CDT

I am glad that the days of the gigantic wireless receiver for wireless mice and keyboards are gone. Today just about every maker out there uses small receivers for their wireless gear that you can plug into a USB port and just leave there. The small devices don't block the USB ports around them either, which was an issue with large receivers of the past. The average flash drive is still a large and bulky gadget that looks like those old receivers though.

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LaCie has unveiled a new flash drive called the MosKeyto that is just about as small as those little nano wireless receivers. The MosKeyto measures a scant 21 x 16 x 10 mm and weighs 10g. Despite the small size of the storage device, it has a decent amount of storage with 4GB and 8GB versions available. This might be the perfect external storage device for netbook users running out of storage space.

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Toshiba debuts small Lumileo P100 projector

Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Fri, Sep 3 2010 12:04 PM CDT

I like the idea behind pico and pocket projectors. There is nothing wrong with a projector that can fit in your pocket and run from battery power if you are the type that gives lots of presentations. The problem universally with small projectors is that they just aren't bright enough for real world use in rooms that are anything but dark. Toshiba has unveiled a new pocket projector called the Lumileo P100.

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The P100 is like all other projectors on the market with a scant 14 lumens of brightness. That means you will need a very dark room to be able to view the projected image. Toshiba claims the projector can throw an image up to 65-inches if the room is dark enough. It has been my experience with small projectors that even in a very dark room; the colors are still washed out from lack of brightness.

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Eyefinity gets cheaper with budget DisplayPort to DVI adapters

Shane McGlaun | Video Cards | Fri, Sep 3 2010 11:04 AM CDT

One of the best features of modern discrete video cards for desktop computers is that most of them have multiple video outputs. ATI is putting three outputs on many of its video cards today with DVI, VGA, and DisplayPort. Most gamers are not using displays that have DisplayPort connectivity so they end up needing an adapter to use that port.

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With an adapter, you can get three screens going at once from many AMD video cards. To make Eyefinity multiple display systems cheaper AMD has unveiled some cheap DisplayPort to DVI adapters that will let you hook up that third screen on the cheap. The adapters still allow support for all the video card features the other inputs offer.

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Logitech outs console style Gamepad F310, F510, and F710 for PC gamers

Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Fri, Sep 3 2010 10:04 AM CDT

One of the reasons I steer clear of shooters on the console is that I am a mouse and keyboard man. I prefer shooters on my PC, but there are some PC games that are best suited to a gamepad or a joystick. Any gamer who has tried to play a racing sim or a flight sim will tell you the mouse and keyboard are not best for those types of games.

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Logitech has unveiled several new gamepads for PC gamers that look a lot like controllers that PS3 players will be used to. The F310 has a floating D-pad and ships with profiler software for programming the buttons. The F510 is the same as the F310 with the addition of rumble feedback. The really cool controller is the F710.

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Sharp preparing to demo 3D phone camera at IFA

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Thu, Sep 2 2010 11:20 PM CDT

According to a source for Pocketlint, Sharp is planning to demo a prototype phone that features two cameras on the back for shooting 3D footage. Sharp will also debut mobile device screens ranging from 3 to 10 inches in size.

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The concept for the screens is similar to the Nintendo 3DS, as they feature a lenticular lens that allows the user to view 3D content without need for glasses. The three screen sizes expected to be shown will be 3 inches, 3.8 inches, and 10.1 inches. Sharp is expected to launch a device with this technology by the end of the year, but no word on what part of the world will get to see it first.

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