F-Origin is the leading supplier of force-sensing touch screens with offices in Silicon Valley and North Carolina is launching their new zTouch 3.0 touch screen technology at the SID International Symposium and Exhibition this week. zTouch enables users to control ebook navigation and management, such as turning pages, making selections by touch or through gestures and hand writing recognition. The zTouch 3.0 ’s functionality and design are a great fit for ebooks and other products that are using electronic paper displays. They called it Haptitouch and it has tactile feedback that is pretty cool..I heard Nokia are launching tactile feedback …read more
OK, I did have a look at Jayvee’s post speech notes on the Macworld 2008 Keynote Address by Steve Jobs and it was kinda funny. I did not catch the live feed as I was busy working. So here’s some bits to get your blood raising first. Oh the drama…
1. The new slim MacBook Air – Yeah, the yuppies and die hard Apple fans around the world will want one. Thin is in….Along with their iPhones, they will be typing away at your nearby Starbucks. This new super-thin laptop costs $1,800, is less than an inch thick, has a 13.3-inch …read more
The CES 2008 may be over but here’s something to remind us of the whole gadget fanfare last week and what cool designs are up for 2008. iRiver has already revealed a whole range of players at CES 2008 last week and they include the iRiver P10, iRiver P20, iRiver Homme and this upcoming iRiver SPINN Media Player.
The sexy design of the new iRiver SPINN Media Player is pretty much a fusion of the old and the new. Its has features like the current players in the market ie plays MP3s, MP4 movies, has an FM tuner, 3.2″ AMOLED display, …read more
The Sony Rolly Music Player is already available in Japan for 39,800 yen (US$364), so its hoping to garner more sales on American soil around Q2 2008 in the USA, according to CES 2008 updates. This dancing egg-shaped speaker features programmed moves via the PC software or it can dance by itself. It plays streaming music from any A2DP device in stereo via Bluetooth, spports MP3, ATRAC or ACC files, has 2GB internal memory and it can last 5 hours of music, or 4 hours of dance and music of playback. Careful your cat or dog doesn’t get jealous or …read more
Here’s some new product announcements at CES 2008 from the excellent Belkin guys.
Ceylon Messenger – $49.99
The new Belkin Ceylon Messenger bag brings modern style and functionality to your laptop for local outings to the coffeehouse or the bookstore. Unlike heavier, bulkier laptop bags of “mobile warriors,” the Messenger is slimmer and lighter, yet still provides plenty of room for your laptop and accessories.
Backpack – $59.99
Belkin’s new Backpack boasts a slim design that allows you to carry your laptop and other notebook accessories without added bulk. Its plush inner lining protects your laptop from scratches and is soft to the touch.
Laptop …read more
Here’s a video of LG’s latest mobile digital TV system called MPH at CES 2008 that is slated for a US rollout in 2009. MPH, or Mobile Pedestrian Handheld, enables you to watch TV even on vehicles traveling at 140 miles per hour. Cool….If they can put it up on Japanese bullet trains, we’ll go loco. Check out the video from Engadget.
“MPH™ is designed to deliver the Mobile-Pedestrian-Handheld applications that digital TV broadcasters are seeking,” said Dr. Jong Kim, president of LG’s Zenith R&D Lab, which collaborated with the LG DTV Lab in Seoul and with Harris Broadcast Communications Division …read more
The fun of analyzing the past 12 months is…it’s easy! But forecasting 2008 requires separating dreams from reality…early adopters from mass market. For the early adopters the home entertainment network is here. The converged mobile content/communications device is here. Content when you want it, where you want it, how you want it is here. For the mass market…it’s an awkward transitional period. 2007’s Time Magazine’s Person of the year was … You.
The yous of the world are connected and have the choice of an almost limitless variety of online content – written, photo, music, video. Personal content is gaining momentum. …read more
I can never get enough of disk space. Apart from keeping my MP3s and Hong Kong Series close, I also lug around a lot of pictures taken with my Nokia N95. So I was delighted when this new Buffalo 100GB TurboUSB drive was launched. It makes throwing out my old Kingston 1GB and 2GB drives bearable since the extra space will put less weight on my jeans.
This expensively priced drive from Buffalo, a Japanese company, uses Buffalo’s TurboUSB technology which makes it 24% faster than ordinary USB drives. The new Buffalo USB SSD flash drive is about as big as …read more
Here is a nifty portable DVD recorder by Canon. The Canon DW-100 allows you burn on DVDs the tons of wedding or crazy videos you took of your children with ease. The Canon DW-100 supports MPEG-2 Video in SD as well as HD video recorded with the AVCHD codec, Blu-Ray disc players as well as PS3’s, connects to any PC or Mac through the USB 2 connection. No word on the digital or optical zoom specs but expect it in stores this March 2008.
Dimension : 179×70×275mm
Canon DW-100 DVD Recorder Simple
Sony has finally announced the availability of VAIO UX490 and is up for sale on their site. The UX490 is upgraded to 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Solo U2200 ULV processor, Windows Vista Business and a 48GB SSD instead of HDD based. Besides that, it will also feature 1GB DDR2 RAM, fingerprint scanner, GMA 950 graphics, 0.3 megapixels camera in the front and 1.3 megapixel in the rear. The UX490 comes bundled with a standard battery, extended battery and a Bluetooth GPS unit at a price of $2,499. Does this look like great deal to you? If it does, you might …read more