June 1, 2012

Freakin' Friday! ZipMini Charger

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The Joy Factory offers simplified charging with the ZipMini. Usable for up to four devices, it works by touching your smartphone, tablets, e-reader or other electronics. There are no tangling cords and no power loss since there is a direct plug in by magnetization. The kit comes with a micro USB receiver and Apple 30-pin zip tail connector.

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May 22, 2012

Fraunhofer Develops Indoor GPS

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The wonder that is GPS is pretty much taken for granted these days but it has a basic flaw, it cannot reach satellite usage when inside. Fraunhofer Research is working on an indoor version with Smartsense navigation that combines an acceleration sensor that gauges how fast the user is walking and one to track Earth's magnetic field. Unfortunately, this new application has a ways to go as it will have to have knowledge of the building to function. Still, it's a first step that may perhaps catch the eye of smartphone manufacturers and was displayed at this week's demonstration at the Sensor+Test trade fair in Nuremberg.

Via Fraunhofer

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May 16, 2012

Lilliputian Butane Charger

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Batteries never seem to last long enough, especially since smartphones seem to suck up more power with every new generation. Lilliputian Systems has designed a clever fuel cell for charging an iPhone. With a USB connection, you get 10 - 14 charges with one butane cartridge. The device and refills will become available via Brookstone, can be carried on planes and recycled when empty. Look for a release later this year. The company is so gung-ho that Mouli Ramani, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, says it is like "having a plug in your pocket."

Via Lilliputian Systems

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March 16, 2012

Freakin' Friday! Vita Gets Music Unlimited

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If you are still on the sidelines about purchasing the new Sony Vita, here is one more perc that may make up your mind. Music Unlimited is now available with browsing, play lists, and purchase. Given that the portable gaming system already has Netflix, access to the PlayStation Network and social networking, the Vita is certainly worth another think.

Via Sony

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March 6, 2012

Sony Double Screen Vaio P Tablet Released

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Sony's double-screened Vaio P Tablet has arrived. AT&T is offering the device that is 4G capable. It may take a while to get used to the dual 5.5" touchscreen displays but there are plenty of apps to play with. The tablet runs Android 3.2 and can be used for gaming, music, video and reading eBooks. It has both a front and rear camera, WiFi or Bluetooth connection and can transfer to a compatible PC or TV. Plan on a $399.00 price with 2-year contract and monthly data plan.

Via AT&T

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February 24, 2012

Freakin' Friday! Soulo Karaoke

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Turn your iPad/iPhone/touch into a karaoke machine with Soulo. It has a microphone and software that displays the words. The kit comes with a few preloaded tunes and hundreds can be downloaded from the Soulo store for $.99 each. Amateur fanatics can make a video of the experience to share with others. Choose between the regular kit with a wired microphone with pitch correction for $69.00 or a wireless version with receiver for $99.00. Look for them to release a mic with enhanced audio capability later this year.

Via Soulo

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February 21, 2012

Energy Sistem Radio & TV 120

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Energy Sistem's Radio & TV 120 can stream from over 15,000 Internet Radio channels and 2,000 TV stations. It can store up to 2,000 tunes or up to 16 hours of video. Almost every audio/video file type is supported and it can transfer data and charge via USB. The radio/player has a 2.4" screen and displays a favorites list, and audio can be matched with speakers or 3.5mm headphones. Add a MicroSDHC card for 16GB additional storage.

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February 13, 2012

Pre-Ordered Vitas Ship This Week

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The wait is about over for anyone who pre-ordered the First Edition Bundle of the PlayStation Vita, shipping Feb. 15 (with official launch next week.) Included is a 4GB memory card, a carrying case and the game Little Deviants. Near, a location-based service, has been developed and pre-installed so that gamers can meet up with friends or find out what they are doing. An AR Play game and cards allow users access to augmented reality game and downloadables. Adapter and USB charger also come with the WiFi portable gaming system.

Via PlayStation Vita Bundle

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January 24, 2012

Sony Smartwatch Great Connection

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Wear your music with this Android SmartWatch from Sony. The LiveView successor can detach from its strap and be put on another. It features a capacitive touchscreen, connects to Bluetooth through your Sony cellie, can be used to play music or alert you to messages. Hook up to your fave social network, check email or use it to answer phone calls.

Via Sony

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December 28, 2011

Swivl Acts as Moving Tripod

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The Swivl, formerly known as the Star, is Satarii's idea of a "vloggers dream mobile accessory." Compatible with both iPhones/iPods/iPads and Flip cams, the portable dock can rotate 360ยบ to follow you around as you perform the next big viral video. Add the app and you can remotely trigger recording as it locks focus. Sign up to be one of the first to own it when it arrives early next year.

Via Swivl

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