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Consumer Electronics

XviD playback on the PlayStation 3

The PlayStation 3 firmware update 2.10 arrived yesterday, adding Blu-ray Disc Profile 1.1 support, and more importantly, XviD and DivX playback. We recently brought you the low down on XviD/DivX playback on the Xbox 360, and now we've spent another strenuous morning watching videos - here's our report on Sony's implementation.  Read More

CSR's Bluetooth enabled MP3 design

November 20, 2007 The falling cost of consumer electronics devices is showing no signs of letting-up with the latest example coming from the UK, where based wireless component manufacturer CSR has today announced the world’s lowest cost Bluetooth enabled MP3 player.  Read More

The Odyssey media center

October 23, 2007 Looking to improve the usability of networking media hubs while retaining their flexibility and functionality, Helios Labs have taken the PC out and kept the media center with the announcement of the Odyssey. The Odyssey is a networking media hub capable of streaming content to multiple network media players, such as Helios Labs X-Line players, as well as any UPnP-enabled devices. The Odyssey supports up to 1TB storage capacity, features a fan-less, passive cooling design and will be the centerpiece of the company's focus on a PC-free home entertainment solution.  Read More

ICD-1300 projector

October 11, 2007 Project-a-Phone has launched the ICD-1300, an image capture and display system which allows users to screen a live display of their mobile device onto a computer via a USB cable, where content can then be recorded, projected on a screen, or uploaded to the Internet.  Read More

FLEPia Ubiquitous Content Browser

October 10, 2007 Fujitsu has displayed the latest incarnation of its electronic paper products at CEATEC in Japan. Having previously unveiled flexible color e-paper, this year the company has changed the form factor into an "e-reader" - a prototype content browser the size of an A5 sheet of paper that’s lightweight, extremely portable and features a high-contrast, easy to read 4,096 color display with very long (up to 50 hours) battery life due to its ability to hold an image once it is displayed without drawing on any power.  Read More

IEye concept aims to increase Personal Media Player functionality

September 21, 2007 Out with the old and in with the new. That’s the standard approach to keeping pace with rapid developments in consumer electronics. But what if there was a way to delay obsolescence and extend the functionality of devices instead of automatically relegating them to landfill. This is the idea behind the IEye concept by Thomas Miller. Presented as an entry in to the “Create the Future Contest”, the concept proposes extending the life of Personal Media Players by attaching an add on device that includes a video still camera and microphone to boost functionality and re-purpose the existing unit.  Read More

Entrance to CEATEC Japan 2006

September 20, 2007 The keynote lineup has been announced for the upcoming CEATEC JAPAN 2007 exhibition to be held from October 2-6 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, Tokyo. More than 500 companies are expected to attend the 2,843 booths featured at the exhibition which this year carries the theme “Experience the Frontline of Digital Convergence”. Gizmag will be on the scene to bring you the latest tech news – stay tuned.  Read More

Sandisk's 16GB ExpressCard

September 18, 2007 The rise and rise of Flash memory continues with SanDisk, the original inventor of Flash storage cards, launching its Express line of high-performance Flash memory products. Aimed at professional videographers and photographers who demand speed, durability and reliability the new 8GB and 16GB flash memory cards record high-definition video at 35 megabits per second.  Read More

miniStack v3 quad interface

July 2, 2007 The advent of data hungry formats like digital video demand big, fast, practical storage solutions and this latest release from Newer Technology fits the bill. Designed for audio/video editing, digital photography, MP3 libraries and high-speed back up, the miniStack v3 is a quad interface storage device offering transfer rates of up to 150 Megabytes per second and a capacity of up to 1 terabyte (1000GB) – enough for 350,000 MP3 songs.  Read More

Gateway updates convertible notebook with pressure sensitive stylus

June 29, 2007 Gateway has updated its professional convertible notebook series to include a new pressure sensitive stylus and biometric security features. Tailored as durable electronic palette for digital art applications, the E-295C facilitates direct input onto its swivelling 14-inch screen and recognizes 256 levels of sensitivity to achieve the simulation of paint on canvas.  Read More

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