In case you’ve forgotten, the iTwin is a simple device for connecting two computers wirelessly. You plug one half into one computer, and one into another, and if all goes well, an encrypted connection is created between them (via the internet, not directly), letting you share files securely.
We saw a lot of these features go by in fast-forward when that Honeycomb video leaked the other day, and you could get a sense of Android 3.0 through the screenshots there. But if you really want to know what it’s like, you’d better take a gander at this series of videos T-Mobile has put out. They’ve been around for a while but we thought we’d just put them in one place for your convenience.
I’ll let them speak for themselves. No sense duplicating their content with a tedious explanation of each one.
The guys at NotionAddicts recorded our live video of the Notion Ink Adam Tablet interview in which we give the device a fair shake and explain ourselves to the man Rohan himself. He was very gracious and quite generous with his time. The jury’s still out in John’s mind, but we’ll see when the pre-order ships.
They’ll be publishing more of the interview shortly and we’ll have a snipped out version as well soon. What did you think?
We saw the new Surface twice yesterday, but getting shots of it turned out to be a bit difficult, and if you wanted to see video, you had to skip through the live stream of Ballmer talking about Zunes and Kinect sales (fun as that was). But they’ve gotten official with a video and a bunch of official photos, so feast your eyes on the new Surface.
In addition to their standard set of Raven controllers, Nyko is now offering a set of tactical gun cases for your PS3 Move sit, thereby allowing you and yours to let out your aggression in a safe and friendly manner. And the guns look badass.
The guns are currently unpriced but will be available in March of this year.
Worlize is an odd duck. It’s a virtual world that allows you to move avatars into scenes of your own making and promises fun and games for kids of all ages. We saw it run last night at Start Up Debut and came back impressed if a little skeptical. But who doesn’t want to be a blob?
Remember that video we posted earlier that was quickly taken down — but not before we took screenshots and put them on display. Turns out that was supposed to air just a few minutes ago as part of T-Mobile’s “G-Slate” promotion. Yes, it’s a T-Mobile tablet running Honeycomb.
Literally all that was shared is that it’s from T-Mobile, it’s 4G (though some may disagree with that term), and it runs Honeycomb. Yet they can make a 1000-word press release out of that. Talk about spinning straw into gold!
Last night we were streaming live from the CES Unveiled press pre-show event, but of course, not everyone can be watching a live stream during the rush hour on a workday, so we’ve collected a bunch of the videos we took there and put them in one big post for you — to whet your appetite for our live coverage tonight of Pepcom, another big press event, starting at 7.
There was some interesting tech at Unveiled, but it’s really about experiencing the lunacy that is every CES press event. Tortellini, drinks, booth jostling, and crowd noise are all I remember. Caution: lots of video windows inside. RAM use may skyrocket.
Everyone has come to know what the Galaxy Tab is; it’s one of the top tablets out there. Previously, it was required to have a data plan in order to use one. Today, Samsung announced that is no longer the case with the introduction of a Wifi-only model.
Read on for the press release and to see how much and when..
Velocity Micro has must announced some new tablets based on Android. 7, 8 and 10-inch screens are available and no contract 3G. Tech inside is 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, and HDMI out.
The 10.1” tablet is a 1366×768 touch screen and is label the Cruz Tablet L510. NVIDIA will provide the chipset in the form of the Tegra 250, processor will a 1GHz dual-core. There are both front and rear facing camera and an Amazon Kindle app pre-installed.
This odd-looking watch isn’t available for sale and it’s basically a science fair project, but here’s what’s up: it’s basically a low energy Bluetooth link that allows you to connect to your phone to grab contacts and calls on the fly. It’s obviously a prototype right now but low energy Bluetooth is actually a pretty big deal.
This odd little speaker, and it’s improved “slim” cousin, allows you to create large, bass-rich sound out of speaker the size of a pack of cards. The device uses the resonance of wooden and glass walls and objects to add considerable depth to music output. The device is available now for $79 and a smaller Slim version is coming out this Spring.
Yap.tv, covered previously by our own Jason Kinkaid adds a social layer to your TV watching by grabbing the current TV listings and adding comments, social feeds, and news. It allows you to watch programming with a “third screen,” most notably the iPad.
You might remember a while back when I reviewed the ContourHD camera, a tiny, water-resistant 1080p camera for sticking to your bike frame, helmet, car, whatever. I thought it was pretty great, with the usual caveats for small camcorders, but one major limiting factor was that you couldn’t… well, you couldn’t tell where you were pointing the thing. I mean, it had handy laser guides to keep it level, and it’s reasonably wide-angle, but there was still some estimation in framing. Switching video modes and such was also less than convenient.
No longer: the latest version of the Contour camcorder connects to your phone via Bluetooth, allowing you to see your shot live, replay stuff instantly, change settings, and more. This is good.
Strap-free training watches are getting a bit more popular but sadly to still usually have to reach down to touch the watch to take your heartrate reading. However, if you fine belts uncomfortable or chafing, this may be a good way to take your rate without becoming red and raw.
Someone sneaked past security and took a picture of something called Avatar Kinect, a system for XBox Live avatar interaction in a separate “chat room” where players talk to each other outside of the games. Considering the 3D scanning capabilities of the Kinect, it’s a pretty cool idea.
Ergonomic keyboards are hard to love at first blush but this one looks like it will stand a chance. Smartfish is well known for their ergonomic devices so we’re totally down with this new $149 keyboard.
It’s acceptably handsome, looks like it won’t hurt to use, and it’s not amazingly expensive. We’ll try to grab a hands on later this week.
We liked the Kodak Playsport when it came out last year and this year we have a new model along with a smaller cam, the Playfull, a tiny, colorful cam for those not involved in search and rescue missions.
The Playfull takes 1080p HD video and 5 MP HD stills while the Playsport takes 1080p video in up to 10 feet of water. The Playfull is $149 while the PlaySport is $180.
Asus always has a strong CES showing and this year looks like it might be centered around everyone’s favorite new form factor: tablets. The company released teaser pics just the other day that highlight the top-tier manufacturing but those pics seemed to ask more questions than they answered. They were of several models with a few of them showing unconventional configurations, which left us wondering what the hell Asus had developed.
But it seems the answers were already floating through the Internet tubes. Asus had apparently released a CES teaser video before Christmas that pretty much filled in all the details on the Windows tablet — the EP121. But then another video appear — and then disappeared — that revealed the model number and form factors of the other three slates: the EP102 slider, the EP101 with dockable keyboard, and then the smaller EP71 media player. So yeah, click through only if you want to spoil your Asus CES appetite.