No longer just a device intended to capture images, the digital camera becomes a veritable pocket photo album with the latest offering from Kodak
, the Slice Touchscreen. Featuring a 3.5” LCD touchscreen 5X optical zoom and 14MP resolution, the Slice also packs a 2GB internal memory with tagging functionality. This not only recognizes up to 20 faces allowing the user to tag photos by person, place, date or occasion, but also lets the user tag photos for easy uploading to sites like Flickr and Facebook.
A clever idea that meets both your lighting and audio requirements has won a coveted 2010 CES Innovations Award. The Klipsch LightSpeaker unit combines an efficient LED light with a wireless 20 watt speaker that can be screwed – just like a light globe - into an existing downlight fixture. This means consumers can illuminate their rooms and listen to music from an MP3 player or laptop throughout their house without having to cut unsightly holes in their ceiling to install standard speakers.
Showing it means business in its commitment to developing 3D home entertainment, Sony
has this week at CES unveiled three new 3D BRAVIA TV series, most notable of which is the behemoth XBR-60LX900. The 60” full HD 1080p Edge LED backlit unit features integrated Wi-Fi and 3D functionality, Motionflow PRO 240Hz technology along with USB and DLNA connectivity
Up until now, for a projector to pack a decent punch it has had to incorporate a high pressure lamp using mercury, which as we all know is a dirty word environmentally.
has this week at CES announced the Green Slim range of mercury-free super slim high powered projectors that use a combination of LED
, laser and fluorescent illumination capable of brightness up to 3000 lumens, as well as featuring wireless and USB capability.
With its promise of data transfer rates 10x greater than current USB 2.0 devices USB 3.0 is a technology much anticipated by those of us regularly dealing with the transfer of huge files. Symwave’s VP of Marketing, John O’Neil, provided Gizmag with a first-hand demonstration of some of the USB drives utilizing the company’s technology starting to appear on store shelves from the likes of LaCie
and Super Talent
. The peripherals impressed with not only their transfer speeds, but also their low demands on a PCs CPU.
When did outdoor entertaining and al fresco dining become so sophisticated? Once, most people would be happy with a humble barbecue – now homeowners are adding gazebos and patios, landscaping their gardens, building grills or outdoor kitchens and installing outdoor sound systems. In response to this urge to create attractive outdoor living areas, manufacturers have produced some clever outdoor speaker options – from Rockustics
, to Niles Camouflage speakers
, to the Sonance rock speaker
. The latest audio offering comes from Audiovox - a new range of wireless speakers and wall lanterns that are designed to not only look good and sound great but light up your outdoor living area as well.
With the Wii's MotionPlus
already old news, and Microsoft's Project Natal
and Sony's PlayStation Eye-based equivalent
likely to hit this year, it's easy to wonder when motion controls will find success in the PC world. ASUS's Eee Stick
tried, but merely proved that strong software support for new hardware peripherals is absolutely crucial for success - which is why we're excited to see Valve, developers of hit series such as Half-Life, Left 4 Dead and Portal, showing support for Razer and Sixense's new, as-yet-unnamed motion control hardware for the PC.
Mad Catz Interactive has unveiled a new range of premium Cyborg gaming mice which will begin shipping in Q2 this year. The new range takes all the same principles normally applied to ergonomic fully adjustable flight sticks, and incorporates them in gaming mice. For the first time ever on a mouse, the key points of contact between the gamer’s hand and the mouse are fully adjustable allowing it to be customized for any grip preference. Cyborg claims they are the most comfortable gaming mice in existence, but who cares, cos they are the coolest you’ll ever see.
Qualcomm has revealed what's in store for the Snapdragon
platform, which powers Google's Nexus One smartphone
, among other things. By the end of January, the 45nm 1.3GHz Snapdragon 8X50A will be available to manufacturers, and should be appearing in products by the end of 2010 - but where things get really exciting is the move to dual-core.
TomTom's EASE is the latest addition to its satellite navigation family and brings all the functionality, ease of use and practicality of its siblings at a fraction of the cost. Launched at CES in Las Vegas this week, the EASE blends a simple two icon interface menu, an integrated fold-away mount and the company's proprietary Map Share and IQ Routes - all for around a hundred US dollars.