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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

Written by Z-NetWORKS on . Posted in Industry News

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!...

 

Another Apple iPad - ASUS Eee Pad Contender? Pioneer Releases the Dreambook ePad Series

Written by Ashleigh on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Another Apple iPad - ASUS Eee Pad Contender? Pioneer Releases the Dreambook...

Now that the buzz surrounding the Apple iPad release and the whispers of the Asus Eee Pad have died down, we thought it was about time that another contender to the market appeared from the woodwork. And we were right! Pioneer have just released details of not only one, but three new competitors - the Pioneer DreamBook ePad 7/10 (7inch),  DreamBook ePad A10 (10inch) and DreamBook ePad L11 HD (11.6inch).

 

Read on for more information and full specification tables.

Editor's note: we'll be contacting Pioneer to see if we can review all 3 models soon.

Giveaway - WinX HD Video Converter for Mac

Written by Ashleigh on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Giveaway - WinX HD Video Converter for MacAt Digital Reviews we love a good deal. And when we find one, we share it!

WinXDVD have recently releasted their latest product "WiNX HD Video Converter for Mac" and to celebrate, they're offering Digital Reviews users the chance to download the full version free.

Apricorn Aegis NetDock 3 in 1 USB Docking Station for Netbooks

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Apricorn Aegis NetDock 3 in 1 USB Docking Station for Netbooks
With the proliferation of netbooks, iPads, UMPCs, tablets and other small fry, the need for some expansion when you're back on base, is paramount.
A DVD drive would be highly desirable, a hard drive probably even more so for the low-capacity SSD netbooks and a few more USB ports are always welcome.
Enter the Apricorn Aegis NetDock 3 in 1 USB Docking Station.
This one features 500GB of storage, a dual layer DVD burner and 4-port USB Hub in a very desirable, good looking package.
We hope to get one in for review so stay tuned!

Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 3

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 3Exciting news for photography buffs: Lightroom 3 has been released and if you've been using the Lr3 beta you know that there have been many improvements made in speed and feature-wise.

We did a review on Lightroom 2 and will try to focus on the new aspects of this major release when we get our hands on the final version.

Stay focused!

 

For more details, see the Press Release below:

The Latest News on the ASUS Eee Pad and Eee Tablet

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: The Latest News on the ASUS Eee Pad and Eee TabletHere's a follow-up news post on what we know so far about the new ASUS Eee Pad and Eee Tablet.

We're waiting to get our hands on a review unit soon and hope to bring you an unboxing video shortly after that.

(UPDATE: We spoke to Spectrum Communications, who handle the ASUS account here in Oz, yesterday and they do their best to get us the first units as soon as they land here)


We must understand that despite the "Eee" moniker that they all have, they are different products in many ways.
Computex 2010 in Taipei, Taiwan, saw the unveiling of Eee Pad 10-inch EP101TC and the 12-inch Eee Pad EP121 as well as the Eee Tablet .

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