Archive for October, 2010

Samsung releases NX10 1.20 firmware update, brings i-Function lens compatibility


Just as the outfit promised us at Photokina, Samsung has outed an anticipated firmware update for its NX10 interchangeable lens camera. Version 1.20 adds support for Sammy’s downright brilliant i-Function lens collection, which enables shooters to adjust controls (ISO, shutter speed, aperture, etc.) by simply tapping a button on the lens and then twisting a dial. We adored this feature when toying with the NX100, and couldn’t be happier that it’s coming to adopters of the camera’s predecessor. Hit the source link if you’re looking to get your upgrade on, or head on past the break if there’s any question about how it’ll revolutionize your life.

Sony NEX-3 goes pink on November 19, in accordance with our wishes


We weren’t shy about telling Sony that it ought to bring some of those NEX-3/5 color concepts from Photokina out on the market, and the Japanese manufacturer has clearly taken note. To be fair, our pining was more concerned with the white variant than this pink number, but whatever, a new hue is a new hue. Japanese lovers of small cameras with big sensors and rosé color schemes will be able to enjoy their slice of nirvana on November 19 for around ¥80,000 ($975), while the rest of the world sits and ponders the crazy price. It’s no higher than the standard NEX-3 kit, mind you, which can currently be had in silver, black, or red. And if Sony Japan’s scheme to conquer the female market with a lick of new paint pays off, we might see the pink camera — along with the litany of matching accessories also introduced today — sailing out to new shores as well. One can only hope.

Acer goes pastel with 10.1-inch Aspire One Happy dual-booting netbook


Cherry Red and Midnight Black too harsh for your innocent eyes? How’s about a gaggle of pastel options to take the edge off? Acer has just issued a new line of netbooks catering to those still stuck in the 70s, with the flower-powered Aspire One Happy range offering the most delightful lids of any netbook, ever. This 10.1-inch machine packs a WSVGA panel, six-cell battery (up to eight hours of battery life), Atom N450 CPU, GMA 3150 GPU, 250GB hard drive, WiFi, 2GB of memory and inbuilt Bluetooth. It also supports dual booting (Windows 7 and Android 2.1), but the highlight of the show is the abundance of color options: Candy Pink, Lavender Purple, Lime Green and Hawaii Blue. All four hues are available now across the pond for £249.99 ($397), but mum’s the word on a stateside release. But don’t worry… be happy.

ZTE announces 7-inch ZTE Light Android tablet


ZTE didn’t exactly manage to impress with its low-cost ZTE Racer Android handset, but the company’s now back with yet another Android device: the 7-inch ZTE Light tablet. Not a ton in the way of surprises here, as you might expect, but the tablet does cover all the basics with Android 2.1, WiFi and 3G connectivity, built-in GPS, an SD card slot for expansion, and a promised ten hours of battery life — along with what appears to be a custom Android skin. No word on pricing just yet, but the tablet is apparently now on display at the Beijing Exhibition and should be launching soon. Full press release is after the break.

New Arrival JXD A16 MP6 Player with 5.0MP Camera and TV-out


JXD A16 features 5.0MP camera, supports DC and DV. 4.3 inch TFT touch screen, 480×272 pixels, comes with TV-output and FM radio function. FLASH8.0 or less files supported. 4GB memory onboard, support TF memory card. Compatible with RMVB、RM、AVI、VOB、DAT、MPG、FLV, 1280x720p playback. Build in games, support sensor games, touch games and keypad games, support GBA、GBC、GB、NES、SMD、SMC、BIN、SWF formats. It is made from ABS+PC material, slim body, just only 9.8mm. Build in Li-battery, audio output for 12 hours, video output for 6 hours (earphone).

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JXD A16 MP6 Player Features:

  • Made from ABS+PC material, slim body, just only 9.8mm
  • 4.3 inch TFT touch scree, AU screen
  • Support sensor games, touch games and keypad games
  • 5.0MP camera built in, DV and DC support
  • Support RMVB、RM、AVI、MPG、FLV、3GP、MP4、ASF、WAV video files, 1280x720p video playback
  • Build in games, support games download, support GBA、GBC、GB、NES、SMD、SMC、BIN、SWF formats
  • Support FLASH8.0 or less files
  • TV out interface
  • TF memory card slot to expand its capacity
  • Other function: FM, Voice record, Time display, clock, calendar
  • Build in Li-battery, audio output for 12 hours, video output for 6 hours(earphone)

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HP Photosmart eStation C510 printer / Android tablet now on sale


An HP Slate it isn’t, but if you plop down $399.99 for the eStation C510, you’ll also bring home a detachable 7-inch Android 2.1 tablet that’s designed to act as a “wireless digital companion and control panel for remote printing.” We’ll point you to the source link if you’re actually interested in the printer specs, and you can head right over here for a hands-on preview of the (admittedly lackluster) tablet. But do us a favor — don’t buy this thing for the slate alone, okay? Okay.

Hyundai IT shows off 70-inch multitouch table concept

There’s not a ton of details on this one just yet, but Hyundai IT is reportedly showing off this 70-inch multitouch table at at the Korea Electronics Show this week — in concept form, at least. While there’s no specs — apart from the fact that it’s “HD” — Hyundai is apparently saying that you’d be able to use the display either as a Surface-like multitouch table or as a TV, although it’s not clear if that means it actually tilts up. Contrary to appearances, however, the table apparently doesn’t function as a phone. Here’s hoping Hyundai will actually show it off in action once the show gets underway.

Sony Google TV HDTVs and Blu-ray player launch details revealed


Straight from Sony’s Google TV unveiling in New York we finally know the official details of its plans, which include four HDTVs (24-, 32- , 40- and 46-inch) with prices from $599 to $1,399, plus a funky white set-top box with built-in Blu-ray player for $399. The 24-inch is a CCFL backlit LCD, while the larger models all feature edge LED lighting, while all of them feature built in WiFi, so no need to go stringing any new network cables to the living room. The only custom app we’re seeing among the preinstalled ones (Netflix, CNBC, Napster, Pandora and more) is a Sony Qriocity VOD player, for more you’ll be waiting for the Android Market to hit in early 2011. If you want to be the first on your block with one, hit up the local Sony Style outlet when they go on sale this weekend, or Best Buy stores starting October 24, meanwhile, check the press release after the break for full specs and details.

Sony’s Internet TV (powered by Google TV) first hands-on! (update: video)


We just laid our unworthy eyes on the new Sony Internet TV powered by Google TV (boy is that a mouthful) and it looks exactly the right sort of modern. We got a quick chance to play with the remote and it definitely appeals to the nerd within us — it’s nice to hold and use, although the optical mouse pad in the upper right corner was pretty wonky on the units we tried. (Sony chalked it up to RF interference, but we’ll have to investigate further.) We’ll be updating you with some video so stay tuned!


Exolife Exogear iPhone 4 battery case review


You asked for it now here it is, part two of our iPhone 4 battery case review featuring fan-fave Exolife from Exogear. Like the Mophie Juice Pack Air and Mili PowerSpring 4 battery packs we already reviewed, the Exolife case promises to “virtually double” the life of your iPhone 4 — something neither the Mophie nor Mili could quite pull off. Exogear’s claim is even more bold given its additional boast about being the “world’s thinnest and lightest battery case” for the iPhone 4. Can it possibly compete and knock the Mophie Juice Pack Air out of its title position? Click through to find out.

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