Archive for January, 2010

LG Retro TV

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Just when every other TV is designed to be sleek, flat and minimal, here’s a new TV from LG with plenty of retro styling. This old school television is not a flat-screen in disguise – it’s an old-fashioned, bulky cathode ray tube TV. A rabbit ear antenna and chrome legs complete the look. Korean electronics maker LG is selling this retro TV for about $216. It’s currently only available in Korea.

Read more about this retro TV on Cnet.

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Amazon Hoping to Create Kindle App Store

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Just one week before the anticipated announcement of Apple’s new tablet device, Amazon has announced the release of an SDK (Software Development Kit) for its Kindle e-book reader. The Kindle SDK will allow application developers to create apps for the Kindle device. Amazon seems to be emulating Apple’s hugely successful iPhone SDK, which has led to the development of hundreds of thousands of free and for-sale applications that are available for download from the iTunes App Store.

The Apple table device (rumored to be called the iPad) will most likely have an e-book reader capability and will probably also be able to play music and video (like an iPod) and run apps (like an iPhone and iPod Touch).  It may give the Kindle a run for its money.

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Nintendo DS Lite with Touch Screen

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The Nintendo DS Lite has revolutionized the world of hand held gaming devices. Dual screens and wireless Wi-Fi provide a whole new level of interaction. Players can connect wirelessly and experience multi-player gaming. Each of the two 3-inch screens can display a fully rendered 3D view. The bottom screen is also a touch screen. Best of all, no subscription is required for Wi-Fi communication.

See a video review of the Nintendo DS Lite on YouTube.

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MyFord Touch

Thursday, January 07th, 2010

Ford previewed its new MyFord Touch at the recent CES 2010 electronics show. Developed in collaboration with Microsoft, the MyFord Touch system is built around a central 8-inch LCD touch screen. Bluetooth enabled devices can be plugged into the car speakers and USB drives allow additional types of media to be connected. Two additional 4.2-inch LDS screen are placed on either side of the speedometer and display information incuding engine RPMs and incoming caller id phone numbers. The Touch also controls ambient lighting. The driver can control the Touch via voice, touch or a steering-wheel mounted controller. Name a song and the Touch will find it and play it.

MyFord Touch is planned to appear in the 2011 Ford Edge and 2012 Ford Focus. Find out more on the Ford website.

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