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Paul Ridden

Paul Ridden

While Paul is loath to reveal his age, he will admit to cutting his IT teeth on a TRS-80 (although he won't say which version). An obsessive fascination with computer technology blossomed from hobby into career before the desire for sunnier climes saw him wave a fond farewell to his native Blighty in favor of Bordeaux, France. He's now a dedicated newshound pursuing the latest bleeding edge tech for Gizmag.

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— Mobile Technology

Hanvon HPad A116 tablet

By - January 9, 2011 5 Pictures
Amongst the products being shown off at CES by China's e-Reader king and developer of handwriting recognition technology, Hanvon Technology, was the 7-inch HPad A116 tablet. The dual camera, multi-touch device runs on a customized version of Android and is powered by an ARM Cortex processor. There's Wireless-N connectivity (with optional 3G) to connect to Hanvon's own application portal or online bookstore and support for a range of common audio, video and text formats. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Samsung's new Wi-Fi enabled compact camera

By - January 7, 2011 4 Pictures
The soon-to-be-released SH100 Wi-Fi-enabled compact from Samsung comes with a better lens than its predecessor, and can wirelessly pair with a smartphone to allow frame previewing and shot composition, as well as remote shutter release, away from the camera itself. It'll also be capable of streaming content using DNLA technology to a high definition television and automatically backing up photos and videos to a computer, whether it's switched on or not. Read More
— Computers

Micron announces 512GB SSDs in 1.8 and 2.5-inch form factors

By - January 7, 2011 3 Pictures
While hard disk storage solutions currently have the affordability and the capacity edge over solid state drives (SSD), as far as performance is concerned there's no contest. Micron Technology has announced a new RealSSD portfolio with drives that are more than 10 times faster than standard HDDs, benefit from lightweight construction, consume less power, and are more durable. The new 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch form factor C400 drives are being made available both as part of ready-built systems and direct to the consumer. Read More
— Computers

Toshiba previews next gen Android tablet

By - January 6, 2011 11 Pictures
Toshiba has been showing off a preview model of its as-yet-unnamed next generation Android Tablet computer at this year's CES and we strolled over for a closer look. The Tegra 2-powered, high resolution, multi-touch device features both a front and rear cameras, technology which gives standard def video a color, contrast and sharpness boost, and Wireless-N connectivity. There's also user access to the onboard Li-ion battery for any necessary swapouts and changeable outer covers for some welcome personalization. Read More
— Computers

Intel introduces second generation Core processors

By - January 5, 2011
Twenty new processors, new chipsets and new wireless solutions - including new Core i7, i5 and i3 processors, Intel 6 Series Chipsets, and Intel Centrino WiFi and WiMAX adapters - were introduced by Intel at CES today. The company brings a host of new features to the combined processor and powerful high definition graphics architecture, including super fast video conversion functionality and the ability to beam content to HDTVs via a new version of Intel WiDi. Collaborations with HD movie providers will also result in user being able to watch previously unavailable content on a PC screen. Read More
— Mobile Technology

Joby does it again with clever and gorgeous iPad cover/stand

By - January 5, 2011 22 Pictures
Although Joby has found yet another use for its bendy support technology with the Yogi iPad stand, our eyes were drawn to the company's other release at this year's CES. If you're a fan of origami then you are simply going to love the seriously clever Ori, and even if you just don't get the fine art of paper folding we still think you'll be impressed. As well as spending some of its life as a protective cover, this smart-looking metallic stand can also transform into different structures to provide a variety of viewing possibilities. Read More
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