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ViewSonic's Android Tablet - ViewPad 7

Written by Colbey on . Posted in Industry News

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ViewSonic has previously announced here some basic information regarding their new ViewPad 7, their answer to Apples iPad, but in a more compact form factor, running the new Android 2.2 FroYo operating system, but today Androidandme have provided the details on the unit, which appears to be a re-branded OlivePad.

 Check details below.

Canon's new compacts! - PowerShot SX130 IS & PowerShot S95

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Read more: Canon's new compacts! - PowerShot SX130 IS & PowerShot S95Well it's obviously that time of year, Canon are announcing products left, right & centre.

This time around we're focusing (pun intended) on their compact range of consumer cameras... bit of a tongue twister that one, anyhow the new PowerShot SX130 IS and PowerShot S95 as shown below are targeted towards two different markets, but both are sure to be excellent value for money, and we hope to be able to review both of these new compacts at some point after their September release date.

 

Click read more for pictures & detailed specifications.

 

Canon EOS 60D Prosumer DSLR - Any day now!

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After being officially announced just days ago (26th August 2010) we're now seeing pre-orders appearing on various popular photography websites for canon's newest prosumer SLR camera, the 18 Megapixel Canon EOS 60D.


The press release goes on to mention availability from dealers nationally in September 2010.

"Replacing the popular EOS 50D camera, the EOS 60D sits between the EOS 550D and EOS 7D and is perfect for users stepping up from an entry-level DSLR, as well as for compact users desiring more creative options and higher image quality."

Stay tuned for a detailed review on this fantastic new SLR.

See Specs below.

 

HTC Desire HD - The rest of the worlds Evo 4G!

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Read more: HTC Desire HD - The rest of the worlds Evo 4G!Yes the rumour has been around for a while, but it's finally been outed in video thanks to the guys over at 247android.com (italian) confirmed specs include: 4.3" WVGA Screen, 8 Mpixel Camera, 720P Video Recording,  XviD Playback, and of course Android 2.2 FroYo... this places the Desire HD as HTC's answer to an Evo 4G for GSM/HSDPA Networks.

Slated for an October release.

Read on to watch the video and more tech specs...

iPad Created 23 Years Ago?! By Star Trek Artists??

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

 Read more: iPad Created 23 Years Ago?! By Star Trek Artists??If you think the iPad is an exciting new device set to revolutionise how we work with computers, you're right.

Except for one thing: it ain't necessarily NEW...

 

Here's a very interesting article about how Star Trek artists came up with theiPad grand daddy...

How Star Trek artists imagined the iPad... 23 years ago
By Chris Foresman

One interesting characteristic of Star Trek: The Next Generation—one that separated it from the original series and most of the early films—was its widespread use of smooth, flat, touch-based control panels throughout the Enterprise-D. This touch interface was also used for numerous portable devices known as PADDs, or Personal Access Display Devices. These mobile computing terminals bear a striking resemblance to Apple's iPad—a mobile computing device largely defined by its smooth, flat touchscreen interface.

 

Asus Tablets will Sport Google Android, not Windows

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News


Read more: Asus Tablets will Sport Google Android, not WindowsGood news for Google Android but bad news for Windows as Asus has decided on choosing the Google Android platform instead of Windows.

Asus was reported to have decided on Google Android instead of Windows for its upcoming EP101TC tablet computer.

For more details on this iPad contender check NetbooksHeaven out here.

Riding a Heavy Industrial Robot for Helicopter Pilot Training?

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Riding a Heavy Industrial Robot for Helicopter Pilot Training?As we all know helicopter pilot training is easy for organists and circus acrobats who are used to coordinating hands and feet in ways we didn't think possible. In other words: most folks will have trouble during the initial few hours of helicopter pilot training and while practicing emergency maneuvers.
But how to train safely in a simulated but realistic environment?


Enter the not so mad Max Planck Institute guys from the Biological Cybernetics department who partnered with Heli Aviation GmbH to create a safe and effective training platform. The used a heavy industrial six-axis Kuka with a carrying capacity of 500kg to which they attached the cockpit of a Cabri G2 helicopter.
So how does it work?

The HTC1 - Stop Dreaming: Just Build It!

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: The HTC1 - Stop Dreaming: Just Build It!Here is a concept that does resonate with me: a premium HTC device out of machined brass!

Do I hear "steampunk"? Ah, no, it has a silvery finish and looks very smart.

Very durable too which certainly is what thase large smartphones need to be.

There are other great design improvements with this creation by Andrew Kim who has a fabulous presentation here.

HTC HD3 - Specs and Concept Photos Leaked

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Read more: HTC HD3 - Specs and Concept Photos Leaked

Long awaited but this looks like the follow-up product of the hugely succesful HD2 phone!

The HTC HD3 will almost certainly be the most feature-packed smartphone ever built, equipped with a massive 4.5" AMOLED touchscreen, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera with a dual LED flash, and an HDMI output with support for 1080p HD video playback, 720p HD video recording.

HTC's HD3 is claimed to be just 10mm thick, will also be one of the first smartphones to run Windows Phone 7 Series, which was first unveiled in February 2010.

Are we just dreaming or is this the real deal?

 

UPDATE: (2 Sep 2010): It now seems that the HD3 will be renamed HD7 to coincide with the launch of Windows Phone 7...

What's in a name, eh?

 

UPDATE 8-Sep: Have a look at RELEASE DATE and more details on the HD3 just revealed here!

 

Read on for more specifications and pictures!...

 

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