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Andrew Anderson

Android 2.4 in May? Don’t hold your breath.

Pocket-lint is reporting that Google will release the 2.4 iteration of Android in June/July. According to “multiple sources familiar with the matter”, there will be an announcement to this end at the beginning of May during the company’s IO conference. Android 2.4 will reportedly be dubbed Ice Cream (or potentially Ice Cream Sandwich) following on the heels of the launch of Donut (D), Eclair (E), Froyo (F), Gingerbread (G) and Honeycomb (H).

NEC dual-screen tablet is best judged by its cover

With so many tablets making the rounds at CES 2011, it was hard to get noticed unless you brought something truly interesting to the table. NEC’s dual screen LT-W Cloud Communicator Tablet falls into that category, packing double the touchscreen punch.

Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 tablet is best at CES 2011

Motorola Mobility’s Xoom tablet powered by Google’s tablet-specific Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) topped the polls and was named the best gadget at CES 2011. Combining beautifully-crafted hardware and the right OS, we couldn’t agree with this assessment more.

Expect dual-core smartphones and tablets from Samsung at Mobile World Congress...

With CES ending Samsung seems to be packing up and getting ready for the next big event: Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona Spain.

FUjifilm brings FinePix X100 35mm looking retro 12MP digital shooter to...

Truth be told, I’m a sucker for a beautiful camera. And Fujifilm’s FinePix X100 is something I can’t stop thinking about. Announced in September of last year, and now taunting us once again at CES 2011, the FinePix x100 is a beautiful piece of hardware, combining digital power with beautiful retro good looks that we can't wait to get our hands on.

Sony prototype headset personalizes a 3D experience

While tablets were by far the showcase product at CES 2011, there were some interesting 3D products, following up on the technology’s dominance of the show last year. Included in that would have to be Sony’s personal 3D headset prototype.

LG Optimus Black is slimmer than all: even iPhone 4

The technology pendulum never stops swinging. There was a time when the race was on to make the smallest phones possible and then manufacturers went off Atkins and they all blew up into today’s smartphones. LG is swinging back the other way with their latest and thinnest: the Optimus Black.

Samsung’s Infuse 4G: Android infatuation

First of all, that screen. That beautiful 4.5-inch display may as well be made of diamond we love it so much. Super AMOLED Plus means 50% more pixels, and that doesn't just mean we like it, we love it.

Android-powered Recon goggles make snowboarding digital

Don’t you hate it when you’re out snowboarding and it isn’t at all like playing a video game? All that hard work and none of the data like speed, altitude or temperature flashing in front of your face. Well, pick up your thermal socks because Recon Instruments has announced their next generation technology at CES 2011!

Motorola debuts Droid Bionic for Verizon and Cliq 2 for T-Mobile

Hot on the heels of the announcement of Motorola’s PC-Smartphone hybrid Atrix for AT&T yesterday, the manufacturer has two other smartphones on show at CES, but this time for Verizon and T-Mobile.

iTwin ships $99 encrypted remote file access USB stick

iTwin announced their Remote File Access device was shipping at CES 2011 today and it’s got us thinking about their future potential. The device works pretty simply, it’s got two identical halves with their own USB 2.0 interfaces.

Super sleek Casio TRYX camera unveiled at CES, does slow-mo @...

Casio’s new TRYX camera has been launched at CES and oh boy is she ever pretty. With so many point and shoots on the market they all tend to converge into one dog pile, but TRYX is the kind of camera you’d bring home to mom but wouldn’t let her touch.

Samsung’s hybrid Sliding PC 7 Series tablet/notebook thingy

Another day at CES, another tablet PC notebook hybrid, this time from Samsung. But seriously, it brings me comfort to see the number of major PC manufacturers revealing some very innovative features around tablets.

Casio prototype Bluetooth watch pushes phone information onto your wrist

So we’ve seen a few attempts to meld cell phones and watches in recent years and usually the result is expensive, clunky and never really takes off. But engineers at Casio are taking the iterative approach with a new prototype.

The compact Toshiba CAMILEO S30 HD digital camcorder is here

Toshiba unveiled their newest HD Digital Camcorder at CES yesterday. The CAMILEO S30 camcorder films in full HD resolution with image stabalization at 1080p, 720p and 480p modes.

Kingston brings USB 3.0 product roadmap to CES

Positioning themselves for the growth of USB 3.0, Flash drive leader Kingston Digital announced today a comprehensive suite of USB 3.0 Flash drive solutions.

Xi3 Z3RO shares single Xi3 Modular Computer between multiple users

For the basic computing requirements, the substantial growth in processor speeds over the last decade haven’t made that much of a difference. Xi3 is...

AppliedMicro takes NAS Systems beyond HD

AppliedMicro used the CES venue to announce their complete consumer NAS systems designed to allow consumers to store, stream and share digital files across any converged device. Specifically designed for OEMs and ODMs, AppliedMicro NAS Systems will have the processing power, system design and software to evolve basic storage devices into next-generation multimedia servers.

Lenovo IdeaPad U1 marries Android with Windows in 10-inch hybrid slate

Las Vegas has seen its share of uncommon and strange weddings over the years, but at CES 2011 Lenovo is playing technology matchmaker with their new Android-slate/Windows-PC hybrid.

Motion stakes out rugged tablet market space at CES2011

The Motion CL900 is being touted as the first “ultra-light, rugged Tablet PC”. We’re not sure if this means it comes equipped with 4-wheel drive or a winch but Motion is definitely trying to define their market niche.

Wow… SnapKeys 2i drops the keys from typing

So we’re still not totally sure how it works, but SnapKeys 2i definitely caught our interest at CES 2011. Using only four imaginary letter keys and one hell of an advanced word prediction engine, SnapKeys hopes to change the way people type on their smartphones and tablets forever.

Sprint launches EVO Shift at CES

Running on the 4G network, EVO Shift and its predecessor are both lightning fast but HTC has sacrificed a few things to bring us this slimmed-down version. The 3.6” captive-touch screen display is still large enough but trimmed down from the original EVO’s 4.3”. This sacrifice may have been made in part to accommodate a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a feature not offered on the original EVO.

ASUS unveils new Eee family of tablets at CES

Surprising no one with a technology pulse, tablets are big at this year’s CES. So with damn near everyone and their grandmother showing off what they’ve been working on over the last year, it’s advisable that your product better be among the sleekest if you want to get noticed.

iHome debuts wireless iW1 speaker system at CES 2011

Debuting at CES 2011 this week, iHome has just revealed the iW1 Wireless Speaker System with AirPlay. Music can be wirelessly streamed to the iW1 using AirPlay.

Clickfree makes computer backups wireless

Clickfree, the innovators on the cutting edge of backup technology, have made backing-up multiple computers even easier for both home and office users. Leveraging your wireless network connection, Clickfree allows users to backup as many Window and Mac computers as necessary with their new Clickfree Wireless product.

Freescale’s new i.MX 6 processors to make quad core smartphones

In the on-going quest to do more with less, Freescale Semiconductor continues to deliver what we need to power our mobiles, tablets, and other infotainment appliances. The Austin-based manufacturers have announced the launch of their i.MX 6 series of quad-, dual- and single-core applications processors for 2011.

Xerox gets intuitive with Smart Document Review multitouch surface device

Part of the over-abundance in paper documents could easily be attributed to Xerox, and like any real problem its solution ought to be exploited for profit. Enter the Xerox “smart document” touchscreen tabletop display.

CardSharp: the credit card that transforms into a knife

On this year’s “must-have” list for the gadget-lover close to your heart we’ve been intrigued by design house Iain Sinclair’s wallet collection. While our inner-geeks love the wallet-sized HD and 3D cameras, the CardSharp utility knife is equally exquisite. Designed to be stored in your wallet, the knife is the dimensions of a credit card, but with three little folds it transforms into the utility knife you see before you.

Hitachi Travelstar superslim 500GB mobile hard drive is just 7mm

Hitachi has upped the ante for hard-drive manufacturers going into 2011 with their new line of Travelstar hard-drives, cramming 500GB into a 7mm package.

Google Maps 5 adds 3D vectors

Google Maps 5 has three key new features that truly redesigns the product’s usefulness: 3D building rendering, vector-based map drawing and offline reliability. The 3D rendering is really amazing and definitely the headliner on this roll-out

Google maps the body

After mapping the far reaches of the Earth, to the solar system, Google’s come back to Earth and delved into mapping something much closer to home: humans.

Aussie Police use iPhone GPS to Nab 16-Year-Old iPhone Snatcher

While we’re not sure if we’ll give Australian police the award for effective resource allocation, we certainly admire their willingness to embrace technology to combat crime.

Riven, the Myst app sequel weighs in at a whopping 1GB

If you’re a fan and thought last year’s Myst App download was bloated, then get a load of this year’s 1.01GB version.

Miniature smart chip developed to fight chronic pain

NICTA CTO, Dr. John Parker, put it into perspective by noting that existing pain blocking implants are typically the size of a matchbox; the new INS2 is about the size of a single match head. The smaller size means that the effectiveness of the device is enhanced partly because it can be implanted closer to the spine.

Could Microsoft give a sneak peek of Windows 8 at CES?

Next month’s CES could be one of the most fascinating events to date, with a whole slew of new technologies emerging. An indicator from the last few months of products coming out of the vine, the 2011 CES' primary focus will be on tablets, as companies jostle for position to take on the market-leading iPad.

iGrill turns your iPhone into a meat thermometer

Premiering at CES in a few weeks, iDevices is set to make a big splash with their first ever product: the iGrill. The iGrill is, believe it or not, a Bluetooth meat thermometer.

Google Instant launched Worldwide

In the string of major announcements from Google in the past week we are pleased to report that Google Instant has left Beta and is now available worldwide for mobile devices.

T-Mobile working on Android Sidekick?

T-Mobile has gone grassroots to aid in the design of the newest Sidekick. Catapulting themselves into the user-feedback world of Twitter, they have asked...

GymyGym office chair turned fitness center

Ever have one of those days where you’re sitting at your desk, feeling totally unproductive, probably reading Mobile Magazine? Well hand’s off the mouse and onto your chair. The GymyGym ergonomic exercise chair gives you all the tools for a full body workout without having to leave your desk.

World’s smallest battery powering big research finds

A team of researchers at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) has developed the world’s smallest battery. Reported in the December issue of the Science journal, the researchers’ discovery has wide-reaching implications that will aid in the development of smaller, more efficient batteries in the future.

Peel TV adds advanced TV guide remote to iPhone

The growth of iPhone apps just keeps optimizing the devices in our lives. The good folks at Peel (not to be confused with the ZTE Peel) are making a push to banish our remote controls to the technology garbage dump in favor of your iPhone. The new Peel app turns your iPhone into a universal remote while ignoring the idea of a list of channels altogether.

Oriental Hornet has natural solar panel that receives energy from sun

On the strange side of technology news, German scientists working tirelessly with oriental hornets have discovered that the yellow portion of the hornets’ body is used for a lot more than just a little flash and dazzle. Turns out this yellow portion of their abdomen is a little power generator.

Rubin shows Android Honeycomb running on Motorola tablet

Google co-founder Andy Rubin turned heads at All Things Digital’s D: Dive Into Mobile conference in San Francisco this week. During a talk at...

LG and VMware make Tur-Duck-In for your phone… except fewer calories…...

VMware has made the quantum leap out of your server room and into your pocket, bringing the technology to have a ‘virtual’ phone reside on your existing personal smart phone. If you’re over 60 we apologize for rocking your world (virtually).