Author: Fabrizio Pilato

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GMail Gets Spatial Tracking Motion Gestures

Google has enhanced GMail with a new April 1 offering. The high-tech GMail Motion system was designed so you can control Gmail with your body. Using your computers camera and spatial tracking technology, you are able to now look like a complete dork while responding to email.

Technology
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Oh Snap! Cases By OtterBox

OtterBox has come out with an innovative new case for your mobile device, the Oh Snap! series uses advanced snap-mold manufacturing to create a protective cushion of air around your precious device.

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Bass Monster Returns: 20,000 Watt Car Stereo Destroys Phonebook

How much bass is too much bass? According to Steve Meade, there’s never too much. His company decked out an 01 Tahoe with four 18-inch subwoofers, 26 smaller speakers consisting of 10 6-5-inch mids, and 10 1-inch tweeters to pack 20,000 watts of phonebook shredding, ear destroying, bass pounding power

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Apple iPad 2 Review

Many expected the original iPad to be released with the features the iPad 2 finally came out with, though it took Apple nearly a year after to bring that seemingly basic feature –- a camera — to reality. But those critical of Apple for their slow moving product releases need to keep one thing in mind, it’s all about the money. Apple, alongside millions of developers single handedly kick started a $2B industry that barely existed before; the tablet computing market.

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Project Issue #4 for iPad Free

Project, Richard Branson’s iPad magazine is at issue #4 now. Thanks to our good credit creating friends at American Express they have sponsored the current issue making it a free download for “a limited time.”

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Review: JoyStick-IT iPad Arcade Stick Lacking Joy and Stick

One gaming innovation that came out of CES this past January was the JoyStick-IT arcade style iPad gaming joystick. We were more than enthusiastic about its release, but I spent some good time with the $25 device and you will be surprised to know that it just didn’t stick with me. I’m not a serious gamer by any means, but what I can tell you is if you are a serious gamer and you get excited when playing your favorite games — even the least bit — this device may not be for you.

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$1 To Japan For Each Facebook Like

Our good friends at AViiQ who manufacture all kinds of mobile accessories, have just tweeted that they will reach out to those troubled in Japan by the recent catastrophic earthquake and tsunami by donating $1 for each Facebook like they receive. Japan was hit by one massive 8.9 richter earthquake early on the morning of 3/11, and they continue to experience seismic activity totaling over 100 tremors in the last 24 hours.

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ViewSonic Now Shipping ViewPad 10 With Android 1.6, Windows 7

ViewSonic is announcing immediate availability of the ViewPad 10 tablet we heard about last November. The 10-inch slate will most notably dual boot between Android and Windows 7, the hardware on board is an Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor, 2GB memory to make up for the lack of dual-core functionality, and the option of 16GB or 32GB SSD hard drives.

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Is This The iPad 2?

We’re just hours away from the official unveiling of the Apple iPad 2, yet that doesn’t stop Chinese website DGtle from releasing a boatload of what seemingly could be the really deal. The edges have been tapered off, giving it a slimmer form factor than its predecessor.

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New MacBook Pros Hit By Thunderbolt

Today, Apple released three new models to their MacBook Pro line, including that Light Peak Thunderbolt port that can transfer data at 10Gb/s. So for those that say Apple information doesn’t get leaked, our news of yesterday closes that discussion. The processing speeds have obviously gotten a bump, and a new HD camera for 1080p FaceTime action is in there.

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iPad 2 Confirmed By Apple

We were pretty sure it was going down, but the Apple email sent out to media agencies to attend the March 2nd event of a new tablet is nothing but revealing.

ROBOTS
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MegaHurtz Robotic RC Paintball UGV Tank Will Frag Your Ass

Paintball is the favorite past time of many humans. It’s a non-lethal way to have fun in the field with other people, and guns. Mega Hurtz, a crazy ass robot designed by Chris Rogers is up for backing on Kickstarter. This thing is fantastic, it’s fully armored, can drag an adult body across the ground (usually for rescue missions), rip through the bush at 50 MPH all the while unloading 20 rounds of paint per second on unsuspecting opponents.

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iPhone 5 Possibly Delayed, iPad 2 in April

How do we know so much about something that doesn’t even exist yet? Well, because there are many analysts out there who keep track of component inventory, manufacturers and anything related to building Apple products all together; they’re paid to. Although the iPhone 4 is brand spanking new to Verizon, and not even a year old on AT&T, many are expecting the iPhone 5 to come in June 2011.

All laptop Reviews
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Aaxa Technologies P1 Jr. Pico Projector Reviewed

Pico projector’s are relatively new to consumers. They haven’t gained a widespread adoption yet, simply because not many people can imagine the possibilities of carrying one around. At nearly anytime and anyplace you can pull up a 50″ screen on a wall and begin presenting, displaying or projecting a video.

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The Facebook Phone Is Real

So the Facebook Phone didn’t necessarily come directly from Zuckerberg himself, but none the less, HTC had took the stage in bringing these two social phones to existence at MWC 2011. These are without a doubt the Facebook phones that were rumored last month and expected to be released at MWC.

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Verizon iPhone now available to everyone

One of the most anticipated, rumored and speculated mobile phones in history, the Verizon iPhone, has become available to everyone today. For the first time ever you could get the Apple iPhone on a carrier other than AT&T. 7 a.m. was the time people began lining up, which didn’t get too out of hand, just 8 people at the flagship New York City store near Central Park according to CNN.

TABLETS
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Official: HP TouchPad WebOS tablet

The HP TouchPad has been announced today at the HP/Palm Think Beyond webOS event. It’s the companies first jointly created tablet to run purely on the webOS platform, and the first of a family of slate devices to emerge into the market.

Innovation
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Shaving helmet will not leave bloody aftermath

If I had only known how lazy people really were, I probably wouldn’t be so scared of this thing. The shaving helmet, yes a helmet you put on your head and it shaves for you. It has been designed by someone with a little more time — and probably hair — than they know what to do with.

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Will The Daily for iPad fly?

I downloaded Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily over the weekend, it’s the first daily newspaper designed for the iPad. It has plenty of bells and whistles, animated transitions, embedded videos, and plenty of content to go with it. They sure put the iPad’s processing power to the test. But it didn’t totally grab me. It felt a little too overdone. I appreciate their effort, the carousel of featured articles is clever but jittery, the embedded social integration is game changing when compared to present content iPad apps. But is that enough?

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Sony PSP2 unveiled as the NGP: Quad-core craziness

The Sony PSP2, codename the Next Generation Portable (NGP) was unveiled in Tokyo today. The portable gaming device features a 5-inch OLED (960×544) touchscreen, dual cameras, a touch-sensitive panel on the back adding for extra control, a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU and PowerVR SGX534MP4+ GPU, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and lets not forget dual analog joysticks.

Verizon teases with limited-time $30 unlimited iPhone 4 data plan

Words are such funny things, especially in marketing. Here anything is possible, unlimited can have a limit, especially when it comes to a much sought after device. The Apple iPhone 4 will soon be gracing the shelves at Verizon Wireless and big red will offer a $29.99 unlimited wireless data package, but it won’t last […]

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Verizon iPhone commercial released on YouTube

Verizon Wireless has just released a 30-second commercial spot for the much-anticipated Verizon iPhone. We know how much you all wanted this, and Verizon’s commercial first released on YouTube will get your blood flowing, perhaps stirring up a bit of A.D.D. with their use of dramatic music, ticking of clocks, people doodling and waiting for the day that the iPhone makes its way to Verizon.

All laptop Reviews
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REVIEW – $188 CherryPad 7-inch Android tablet

CherryPal’s claim to fame came when they released the world’s first $99 laptop with a 7-inch screen back in 2009. The 400 MHz cpu with 256 GB RAM and 2GB of flash memory was by no means a workhorse, but it didn’t need to be. CherryPal makes devices a couple generations behind the current markets offerings, this is because they target lower income families, educational institutions and “emerging markets.”

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It’s here: The Verizon iPhone 4

Today marks a day in Apple’s history. The Big Red carrier, Verizon Wireless, has after talks dating back to 2008, landed the worlds most popular smartphone on their network, the iPhone 4. A version that is described as being identical to AT&T’s, besides the CDMA sans-4G connection, will go up for sale on February 10th starting at $200.

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Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 expected tomorrow

It’s been a long time waiting. Rumored, denounced, confirmed, again and again, the Verizon iPhone is likely to be here tomorrow. Of course the timing is unconscionable, giving CES one day to wrap things up then stealing the limelight like a bandit in the night.

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Google teases with Android 3.0 Honeycomb video for tablets

Google’s latest Android version 3.0, Honeycomb just got a bit sweeter with the release of a teaser video. Google is showing Honeycomb at CES, and it appeared first on the Motorola XOOM Android tablet. Google touts Honeycomb as being the first Android OS designed “Entirely for Tablets.”

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Astrotouch asteroids game shown off with Touch Revolution TRū Touch Monitor

The company behind that Touch Revolution monitor series we saw earlier today has decided to give us a teaser. They’re set to change the way we interact with desktops, and are serious about it too. They just sent us some pre-CES booth setup pictures and a video. The monitor shown is a 21.5″ TRū Touch blasting out asteroids on the Astrotouch game with onscreen controls by GestureTouch.

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Liquidmetal fuel cell to power iPhone 5?

You know that space age Liquidmetal technology we love to hear about that’s in everything from high-tech gadgets to thousand dollar watches? Well, it may have just become an internal component to some seriously jaw dropping technology. Apple uses Liquidmetal in the iPhone and iPad casing — oddly enough not in the iPhone 4s back glass — but apparently a new use for this ultralight weight stronger than steel GMO have been found; to house a vat of potentially explosive combustable liquid to power your gadgets.

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MicroVision packs a laser projector inside Android Mini-Tablet

Embedding projectors in mobile phones is a fairly new practice that very few manufacturers have jumped on, we saw glimpses of it at last years CES, including the Samsung Beam at MWC shortly after. This year, its all about the Tablet, and of course we’re now being shown the MicroVision Mini-Tablet with Embedded Projector.

LAPTOPS
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Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100: The one-inch thick ultra-mobile scanner

Fujitsu makes an assortment of different scanners for various purposes, and their ScanSnap line has now gone ultra-portable with news of the one-inch think S1100. It will cost you just $225, weighing a mere 12.3 ounces, and takes a single USB to power and OCR your paper mess until your Google Docs account is full.

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CES 2011 Coverage

We’re hot on the trail and keeping tabs on all the new technology and gadgets coming out of CES 2011 in Las Vegas. It appears that a major trend (more obvious than not) is the infiltration of tablet computers. 2010 was the year of the iPad, 2011 will indeed be the year of the Android tablet. Android is clearly making a large entrance to this market.

IPAD
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Kinect-like technology for iPad to wave through CES

This past September at the IFA Berlin trade show Elliptic Labs revealed their Touchless Gesture User Interface technology. It allowed a user to make hand movements (gestures), similar to Microsoft’s Kinect technology; giving the user the ability to control their device by simple hand movements. The company had been working on a prototype with a reference design tablet which has now evolved into a touchless dock prototype for the Apple iPad.

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Wild About Books iPad app for children goes on sale tomorrow

The iPad is many things, and tomorrow it will become an interactive children’s book with the addition of the Wild About Books app for iPad. The release of this app will follow with more 3D interactive interpretations of children’s books like Pat the Bunny, Little Golden Books, a in the months ahead.

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The DVD is dead

It’s used in devices ranging from laptop computers, home theatres, to in-car entertainment systems, but the DVD was designed before the time of ultimate mobility, and that lack of portability along with it’s fragile nature is simply going to kill it.