Posted by dnovak on April 24, 2012 ·
Rumors surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPhone handsets are flooding in as we approach the infamous October month, the period when Apple is assumed to announce a new product or two. The launch of an entry-level “iPhone nano” is one Apple product that has been most dominant in the media, and sources are reporting that the new low-cost iPhone is in the works this year.
Posted by dnovak on April 23, 2012 ·
Kickstarter, financial and marketing backers of some brilliant tech inventions, is showcasing their latest winner, the Pebble ePaper Smartwatch. Allerta, the company that developed the product, posted their idea on a Kickstarter page less than a week ago and has already become the most funded project of all time on the site. If you’re not familiar with the way Kickstarter [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 10, 2012 ·
You are probably aware of the increasing wireless trend. With all the advancements that have been made, it is not surprising that people want to be online more of the time. However, with all the people switching from wired landline connections to wireless internet, operators will have to do something to counterbalance the lost revenue. Listed below are the four most common ways of regaining [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 6, 2012 ·
Sprint and HTC just unveiled the HTC EVO 4G LTE during an NYC press conference. As a Sprint version of the HTC One X, Sprint’s new flagship smartphone features a 4.7-inch Super LCD display with 720p HD resolution, a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera powered by a dedicated ImageChip, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Sense 4.0, 16GB of internal [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 5, 2012 ·
A rumored Google project based around the concept of a pair of glasses that can deliver real-time information on a heads up display has gone public. In a Google+ post, the company is asking for feedback on their project to help shape what the end result will actually look like.
“We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 31, 2012 ·
Following earlier reports that Google would be launching their next Android mobile OS iteration in the second quarter of this year, Google is now prepping Android 5.0 Jelly Bean for a third-quarter release. Sources say that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphones will finally begin to roll-out in the second quarter of this year.
After a slow start, Google’s latest OS [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 27, 2012 ·
The new Yamaha Vocaloid Keyboard transforms the Vocaloid software into a ready-to-play device. 16-keys represent consonants and vowels, while at the same time selecting a tone on the keyboard. An LED display prints out each letter as its plays, ensuring that you aren’t making any playing errors. Experienced musicians who have used the device found that they were able to [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 20, 2012 ·
Google chairman Eric Schmidt recently stated that his company is planning to market a tablet of the highest quality. Since this statement, rumors have been spreading like a fire-storm surrounding a Google-branded slate, the Google Nexus Tablet. DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim recently suggested that a Nexus-branded tablet will enter production in April for an initial run of between [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 19, 2012 ·
SNAP Skateboard has just created the world’s first folding skateboard, an aluminum board that folds into three segments so that you can easily transport it wherever you go. The hinged, aluminum board is designed for both tricks and riding, and when this standard wheeled board is folded, you can carry it in a bag or under your arm for those times when you can’t ride it.
Posted by dnovak on March 18, 2012 ·
Recently, multiple reports have suggested that Apple is working with suppliers and manufacturing partners to develop a new 15-inch MacBook Air. Some confirmation of these reports have occured, and it now looks as though the rumored slim 15-inch laptop is part of a redesigned MacBook line that will also include a 13-inch model.
DigiTimes recently reported that new thinner MacBook Pro [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 17, 2012 ·
Sony Mobile just released a video showing their new floating touch screen technology on the SM Sola smartphone. The new technology allows you to hover over the screen to move a virtual mouse pointer around, and when links are highlighted, you can then tap the screen to click on it.
The new technology allows you to interact with your smartphone up to 20mm away from the screen.
Posted by dnovak on March 16, 2012 ·
This post is for those who have been living under a rock for the last month. Otherwise, you can ignore. Apple’s latest generation, the iPad, or iPad 3, or iPad HD, whatever you want to call it…..Apple is just calling it the iPad…..IS AVAILABLE IN RETAIL STORES STARTING TODAY!!! Of course, those following the iPad launch news knew that you could pre-order it two [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 15, 2012 ·
Tech companies always want to start the latest trend. They want to discover uncharted territories. They want to dictate the market. They want consumers to gleefully hand over their credit cards and buy the latest “it” product. Everyone who comes after the trendsetter is just a mere copycat, a fake, some wannabe phony trying to be like the leader. Trends will come and go, and with each new technology [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 13, 2012 ·
Sprint has announced an entry-level Android-powered device, the ZTE Fury. This little gem features a 3.5-inch capacitive display with a 1GHz single-core processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Fury is also equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera, a microSD slot, 4GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM and the usual suite of preloaded Sprint apps.
“We realize that there are a [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 10, 2012 ·
Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox 720 may use online downloads and a Solid State card port in place of a disc drive. The Xbox 360 already supports digital content distribution models and it is expected that Microsoft will continue to increase its focus on non-physical media. This means easier access to games for the consumer, but quite a hit to retail stores who depend on the gigantic sales of [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 8, 2012 ·
Tim Cook just announced at the Apple event in San Francisco additional language capabilities for Siri. That disembodied helper, ushered in by the iPhone 4S, is now getting a localized Japanese equivalent as part of the iOS 5.1 update rolling out today and slated to hit Japan over the next few weeks.
Posted by dnovak on March 7, 2012 ·
Apple today unveiled their new Apple TV device, which as rumors had suggested runs $99, tops out playback at 1080p and is focused on renting TV episodes for a dollar or new films for five dollars.
There’s no hard drive in this incarnation either, with everything streamed via either 802.11n Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity.
The latest iteration of Apple TV has a new UI, which reminds us [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 7, 2012 ·
The new iPad is here. This is the next generation of Apple’s iOS tablet, and it’s pretty cool. As was rumored, it’s sporting a Retina display, potentially making this the most pixel-packed tablet around. The 9.7-inch screen houses 3.1 million pixels in a 2048 x 1536 arrangement , or about 264 pixels per inch. That’s high-definition at its peak. It’s [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 7, 2012 ·
ASUS first announced the PadFone back in May of last year where it was made official. After several months, we now hear that the company will likely be launching the device in April of this year.
The PadFone is unique as it is a mixture of a tablet and a phone that are combined together to work as a single device.
The launch information comes from the ASUS Google+ account, which simply [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 6, 2012 ·
Google plans to continue the trend of naming Android OS’s, in alphabetical order, after deserts, according to a report from The Verge. First there was Cupcake, then Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread and finally Ice Cream Sandwich. The next major Android build will be named Jelly Bean. Even though Google has not officially acknowledged the next version of Android, it is believed that [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 5, 2012 ·
OnLive Desktop for the iPad launched recently. The service allows users to access a virtual Windows 7 based computer remotely so that spreadsheets and documents can be edited and flash content can be browsed online. This app for connecting to that service is now available for Android devices.
The service allows software like Word, Excel and PowerPoint to be used on the Android platform. [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 4, 2012 ·
Sprint will be adding ten new smartphones this year to its network that will come with Google Wallet. One of these smartphones will be the LG Viper.
Google Wallet is a service that uses NFC (near field communications) to make a wireless payment system using compatible devices located in retail stores, gas stations, coffee shops and more. It works by allowing you to load up a card with an [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 3, 2012 ·
Makers in Apple’s iPad supply chain have started delivering samples of 7.85-inch iPads for verification, with volume production likely to begin in the third quarter of 2012 at the earliest, according to industry sources.
The planned launch of the 7.85-inch iPad is apparently to take on Amazon’s $199 7-inch Kindle Fire as well as a comparable model from Barnes & Noble, [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 2, 2012 ·
Apple is sending out invitations to an event that will be held on March 7 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The invite has the line “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” Behind that message appears to be an image of an iPad 3.
Looking at the image closely, it appears that the new iPad will have a retina display as expected. [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 1, 2012 ·
Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy Beam smartphone. The device is a little unique in that it has a built in pico projector allowing up to a 50 inch nHD screen to be projected on to any surface.
The device will be launching with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, not Ice Cream Sandwich, although Samsung has promised that an update to Android 4.0 will follow shortly after launch. Other technical [...]
Posted by dnovak on February 29, 2012 ·
Toshiba today announced that the Excite 10 LE tablet, previously introduced as the Excite X10 at CES 2012, will be available for purchase from select U.S. retailers beginning on Tuesday, March 6. The Excite 10 LE is the world’s thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet measuring just 0.3 inches (7.7mm) thin and weighing just 1.18 pounds (535g). Pricing for the Excite 10 LE is set at $529.99 [...]
Posted by dnovak on February 29, 2012 ·
While rumors have been flying surrounding Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone, the Galaxy S III, there have been some confirmed reports regarding what we can expect from this smartphone that resembles more of a pocket PC than a smartphone. The specs are dazzling, making this upcoming stunner the cream of the crop Android smartphone to date. Reports have suggested that the new [...]
Posted by dnovak on February 28, 2012 ·
Nokia just announced the Nokia 808 PureView at the Mobile World Conference. This smartphone features an enormous 41-megapixel sensor that is capable of capturing some amazing pictures.
Although it’s a 41 megapixel sensor, the maximum you can use is 38 megapixels. As the resolution is so high, you can easily take a large picture and then just crop to the part you want while [...]
Posted by dnovak on February 27, 2012 ·
Samsung Nexus Galaxy is the debut smartphone for Android 4.0, designed to show us what Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is all about, and it gives us a glimpse of this version of the Google operating system, which will serve as a benchmark for future models of phones built around Android.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is dominated by a 4.65 inch diagonal screen, and is great for those that frequently [...]
Posted by dnovak on February 25, 2012 ·
Nike has just developed the next generation Nike+ Footware, and will again revolutionzie the way we collect our workout data. Last month the company announced the Nike Fuelband, a wrist band that captures both your exercise data as well as your daily activity, and then calculates it into a an easy to understand number called “Fuel.” However, for athletes that excel at the top [...]