i4u writes: Microsoft unveiled at the Comic-Con the must have Xbox 360 Console for all Star Wars fans. It actually looks so cool that people without the Force will love it too. The Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle consists of a R2-D2 inspired Xbox 360 console, a golden C-3PO inspired wireless remote controller, a white Kinect controller and the Kinect Star Wars Game. Link to Original Source
i4u writes: German SENSORY-MINDS GmbH, in cooperation with "Montfort Werbung", has developed the Multitouch Experience Cube. Inside the cube 23 LCD displays form an estimated 14 meter long multitouch wall. Custom designed LED ceiling enhances the experience with 3D visualizations as users interact with the multitouch LCD displays. Link to Original Source
i4u writes: The new Samsung NC220 Monitor just needs an Ethernet Cable to work. The Cisco UPOE technology integrated in the NC220 is designed to enable that both data and power can be supplied through a single Ethernet cable, allowing for easier installation and more flexibility when configuring an office space. Cisco UPOE can supply up to 60 watts of power—twice as much as existing power-over-Ethernet technologies, which is currently restricted to 30 watts. Link to Original Source
When you don't have any stellar games for a system, it's not going to do that well in the marketplace. That's the lesson Nintendo is learning with the 3DS.
After weeks of analysts talking about poor sales and an overwhelming lack of interest in the new glasses-free 3D handheld, Nintendo confessed in its own press release that the DS is still outselling the 3DS at a rate of two-to-one, but instead of treating it as a failure for the 3DS, you can probably guess how they spun it. Link to Original Source
i4u writes: Netflix announced yesterday a new pricing for their offerings. This announcement did not go over well with Netflix customers. The announcement triggered over 27,000 comments on the Netflix Facebook page. I could not find a positive comment in this stream of anger and announcements of service cancellations. So what did Netflix do? Link to Original Source
i4u writes: LG unveiled the DX2000 Cinema 3D monitor. It will start shipping in South Korea within the next two weeks. The LG DX2000 3D Display uses eye tracking to enhance the 3D viewing experience. The DX2000 monitor has a webcam on top that tracks the users eyes. This gives users of the DX2000 the freedom to move their head around and still maintain a good 3D display. Glasses-Free displays without eye tracking require you to stay in the sweet spot to see the optimal 3D effect. Link to Original Source
i4u writes: The NASA Space Shuttle is on its final mission. Samsung and Google announced today that there is actually a Nexus S Android phone aboard the shuttle. The phone is of course not used to make calls, but it is part of a robotics experiment. The Nexus S is the first commercial smartphone certified by NASA to fly on the space shuttle and to be cleared for use on the International Space Station (ISS).
i4u writes: LG announced today that the German VDE, one of the largest technical and scientific associations in Europe, has certified the LG Cinema 3D TVs to be full HD in 3D-mode. LG’s Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology, used on the CINEMA 3D TVs, creates the perception of 3D depth by delivering two 540 line images, one for each eye, that are then combined via the glasses to create a unified 1080p image. The ruling from the VDE lets LG carry the full HD badge. There is no explanation one how the VDE arrives at this ruling. My personal experience shows a rather big resolution difference between FPR and shutter glass based 3D TVs. What is your take? Link to Original Source
i4u writes: So, you've decided it's time to go off the grid. Time to disconnect yourself from fossil fuels and really get lost somewhere peaceful and isolated. But there's one problem: you're still a nerd. And still addicted to the shiny gadgets that make life in our bustling, noisy concrete swaps so hard to give up. It's time to start looking into solar power.
I've spent almost every weekend of the last several months out camping or working far away from power sockets and gasoline. Two panel kits- the Sherpa 50 and Sherpa 120 from Goal Zero, have accompanied me. Here's what I've learned about living off the sun. Link to Original Source
i4u writes: Spot LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc., today announced its SPOT Connect App is now available on the App Store. The SPOT Connect App pairs iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with SPOT Connect, a little satellite communications device, to allow users to transmit messages via satellite from virtually anywhere in the world.
i4u writes: My friend Mitchell hates his cell phone. He isn't some backwoods dwelling luddite, either. He just appreciates face-to-face interaction and hates having an electronic tether. Mitch was a Marine for quite a few years and now has the financial security to spend a few years (or forever) bumming around the world. He plans to do this via sites like CouchSurfing and Workaway.
A few weeks ago, Mitch came to me and asked my advice on a good mobile device to wander with. He wanted something he could use to browse the Internet, watch YouTube or Hulu on occasion, and stay entertained on a plane with. I recommended a 16 GB WiFi iPad 2. He ordered it and, two days ago, FedEx dropped it off at his door.
i4u writes: Sharp is first with 85-inch LCD Super Hi-Vision TV: 16x HDTV Resolution. Sharp and NHK develop the first direct-view LCD display with the future TV standard Super Hi-Vision. NHK plans to start trial broadcasts of Super Hi-Vision in 2020. Super Hi-Vision promises life-like image quality. For the first time time we can actually see this resolution in action on a direct-view display. Link to Original Source
i4u writes: For a very long time, you could go your Mac's whole lifetime without catching the faintest whiff of malware. I remember a time when any post on tech forum asking which antivirus software to buy was met by the phrase "buy a Mac". But success has raised the public image of Apple's brand enough that malicious coders have decided to target it. Mac viruses are on the rise.
So what does Apple expect you to do about this? While the company has issued no statement about the uptick in attacks, an AppleCare employee has given details about internal policies regarding malware. While they won't come right out and say it, Apple thinks your Mac needs antivirus software to truly stay safe.
i4u writes: Amazon is a pony with many, many tricks. They're an online retailer, a cloud storage service, a media service and the manufacturer of a fine brand of e-reader. And now, if all these rumors are true, the company will soon have a line of tablets. Both a dual-core and a quad-core slate are expected to launch before the end of 2011.
Which brings us to the critical question: Why would you want an Amazon Android tablet?
i4u writes: Today the SID Display Week 2011 in LA launches. 3M will exhibit an new range of optical films that can be used to increase display brightness by more than 50% or to extend battery life without sacrificing display quality or brightness. 3M targets this technology to tablets. Why? Because that market grows like crazy. According to DisplaySearch, the global Tablet PC market is forecast to grow 154% Y/Y to 52.4 million units in 2011 and to reach 140 million units by 2013.