San Francisco's Cloud Engines has announced its first mobile-focused device at IFA 2011
. Pogoplug Mobile will allow users to securely stream entire libraries of digital content from connected storage in their homes to their Android or iOS mobile phone and tablet, without having to worry about bothersome monthly fees or storage limits. It will also cater for private sharing of media with family and friends and could well be the perfect companion for Amazon's Cloud Drive and Player
or Apple's upcoming iCloud
service. Gizmag caught up with Pogoplug's Daniel Putterman in Berlin for a quick look at what's on offer...
No doubt looking to capitalize on the success of its gorgeous Series 9 notebook
, Samsung has unveiled two Series 7 CHRONOS premium notebooks at IFA 2011
. Thanks to something Samsung has dubbed MAX screen technology, the company has managed to squeeze 15- and 15.6-inch screens into frame sizes normally reserved for 14- and 15-inch notebooks. Both models will come with an Intel Core i7 processor, a spacious 750GB HDD and 8GB of DDR3 system memory. There's also some extra flash memory on the motherboard that's said to result in faster startup times and enhanced performance.
A new compact point-and-shoot camera with a 3-inch flip-out LCD screen is among a barrage of products just showcased at Samsung's IFA 2011
press conference in Berlin. The 16.2 megapixel MV800 gets the "MultiView" tag due to its 3.0-inch wide flip-out capacitive touch screen LCD Display, which is hinged at the top of the unit so that it can tilted up or down to add versatility to shooting and help you line-up self portraits.
Sony has unveiled a couple of rather ballsy offerings at IFA 2011
in the form of the SRS-BTV25 and RDP-V20iP. The compact spherical units pack Sony's 360° Circle Sound audio diffusion technology that promises to deliver omnidirectional sound to all corners of a room. The SRS-BTV25 model is designed to play audio streamed from Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, Walkmans and iDevices, while the RDP-V20iP is an iPhone/iPod charger and speaker dock that can be controlled via an included remote.
Starting September 4th, AT&T customers will be able to purchase the new HTC Jetstream Tablet in stores and online. The device is AT&T's first 4G LTE/HSPA+ tablet, plus it's the first HTC tablet to use the Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) operating system.
Sony has been quick to commercialize the prototype 'Personal 3D Viewer' HMD (Head Mounted Display) we first saw at CES earlier this year
, announcing a much-changed version at IFA in Berlin a few hours ago which will be known as the HMZ-T1. Like most Sony product, the new HMZ-T1 will attract premium pricing, landing in stores in time for Christmas with a price tag in the vicinity of US$780. That's still a lot cheaper than a Bravia though, and the twin hi-def (1280 x 720) 0.7-inch OLED screens simulate a real 750-inch movie theater screen at a viewing distance of 20 meters. The advantage of the OLED technology is that it has very fast (0.01 millisecond) response times, rendering smooth life-like video of the fast-moving imagery encountered in gaming and watching sport. Two of Gizmag's team tried the new HMDs ...
Readers in Europe and Asia will have a new choice in smartphones come October, when Motorola releases its new PRO+ in those markets. Gizmag was on hand when the phone was officially unveiled at IFA 2011
in Berlin this week, and got the details on what the device has to offer.
Samsung has unveiled LTE (Long-Term Evolution) versions of its GALAXY S II
smartphone and GALAXY Tab 8.9
. On show this week at IFA 2011
, the devices get a processing boost to go along with access to blistering 4G download speeds of up to 100Mbps.
Samsung has ushered in a new naming system for its Galaxy
range of smartphones with the release of four new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) powered devices. Designed to simplify things for consumers, the new naming structure groups its Android-powered smartphones into one of five classes that are identified by a single letter, which can then be broken down further with an additional indicator to provide an indication of more specific functionality.
The miniaturization of electronics has meant that the inner workings of a mouse can be crammed inside a package that is much smaller than is ergonomically recommended for such a device. This has freed up mouse manufacturers to put some of that wasted space to good use by extending the capabilities of the ubiquitous pointing peripheral. We recently looked at the Canon Mark I
that combines a mouse, keyboard and calculator and now LG is getting in on the multi-capable mouse action with what strikes us as a very good idea - a mouse that doubles as a handheld scanner.