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Philips 9000 Smart LED TV

“Fastest LCD screen on the planet” is on its way to us according to Dutch electronics giants Philips which has announced some details on its new 9000 Series Smart LED televisions. It makes you wonder where the line will be drawn at the ever increasing technology in television screens. Back in the old days of CRT screens little happened with them in 20 years in terms of the technology, it was more the design that changed, since the explosion of LCD and Plasma they get better so rapidly. Anyway back to the Philips 9000.   Measures  less than 40mm in thickness Full Active 3D with Full HD Picture Real-Time 2D to 3D conversion 3D Max Technology – High Clarity and Sharpness (can process 2billion pixels per second – wow) 400Hz Clear LCD Panel 0.5 millisecond response time (where the speed comes from) 3D Super Resolution and LED Pro Technology – added brightness, “extreme” contrasts, vivid colours, deeper blacks etc 40W audio soundstage Smart TV – movie rentals, social network access, smartphone control Full screen gaming “either split screen in 2D mode or a 3D mode where each player can simultaneously see his or her view on the entire TV screen.” Sadly there’s no details on the release date or the price of this little number but it certainly looks great and the specs are top drawer so you can...

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Sony NGP : PSP2 to you and me

I’ve steered clear so far of any news about the PSP2 or the NGP as Sony call it (Next Generation Portable) until there was some solid info on the units themselves and when a “reliable” release date was issued, well here it is. Lets face it the PSP could’ve been the cat’s pyjamas but fell due the overwhelming popularity of the Nintendo DS with its strong games catalogue, innovative controls and general niceness that only Nintendo could bring. Despite it’s abilities it just couldn’t nail that “boys toy” market. Home consoles were still the be all and end all and portable gaming just weren’t in if you were between 16 and 40 (therefore not wanting to play kids games or Brain Training). The PSP was promising though. It did plenty and had it’s own format (UMD) but Sony ditched that for the PSPGo which sadly did even worse than the PSP with UMD capabilities. Now mobile gaming is back at an all time high with the mobile phone technology getting exponentially better that the games on them are increasing in ability so how can Sony deliver with a new portable games console especially when its trying to nail the mobile phone games market with its own Playstation branded mobile phone. Hopefully with the NGP is how. Certainly on paper its got all the potential to be great but that’ll...

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Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Laptop and Tablet

Although these haven’t been officially announced by Lenovo they appeared on their website showing off two new models to its Thinkpad X line with the X220 Laptop and the X220 Tablet PC. The Full specs were shown in pdf format but sadly we didn’t get any pricing or release details but we can tell you what we know about them. ThinkPad X220 2nd Gen Core i-series processors 12.5” LED Backlit screen resolution : 1366×768 up to 8GB DDR3 RAM Integrated Intel HD GPU up to 320GB HDD or 160GB SSD 3x USB 2.0, with 1 optional USB 3.0 720p Webcam Display Port 9 Cell Battery(15 hours) upgradeable 23 hours with the external battery pack. As you can see from the image it’s not a complete Tablet PC more one of the dual Tablet/Notebook giving you the best of both worlds. Specs wise   ThinkPad X220 Tab 2nd Gen Core i-series processors 12.5” HD 2 finger touch/5 finger gesture touchscreen with Infinity Glass display up to 8GB DDR3 RAM Integrated Intel HD GPU up to 320GB HDD or 160GB SSD 6 Cell Battery(9 hours)+ External battery pack(18 hours) If either of these are of interest to yourselves you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled on Lenovo’s site to get the release details and pricing. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new...

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Samsung Bluetooth Headsets

Seen by many as the tool of an idiot the bluetooth headset for the mobile gets a lot of stick. Understandable people need to use them to answer their phones whilst driving or on the treadmill at the gym but it seems to be frowned upon to use your headset if you aren’t doing that ie using it whilst in the shops, walking down the street, or just chatting to someone whilst sat in a coffee shop. That’s when it makes it look like you’re talking to yourself and lets face it you see someone wearing a headset walking down the street and you look at them like they’re weird. Admit it. There’s other advantages of Bluetooth headsets though. I have one. Solely for Playstaion 3 use on Call of Duty though. Anyway Samsung have expanded its lines with a few new models from a basic model to one with bells and whistles. Taxi drivers amongst us take note. Offering multi-point technology, voice command functionality, Android support and SoundAlive stereo enhancements taking the Bluetooth headsets up a notch. Firstly we have the Modus 6450. This is basically a dual-use unit capable of the standard mono, sat on your ear style for hands free operation but also it comes with a stereo function with a set of headphones for both ear fun. This model has complete Android support can be...

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HTC Wildfire S, Desire S and ChaCha

HTC first previewed these phones last month at MWC but there was no price or release details to go with the phones. Essentially two phones (Desire S and Wildfire S) are sequels to two very successful phones that catapulted not only HTC but Android to the top of the mobile phone markets. Both were very reasonably priced had all the cutting edge functionality you’d need and were generally great phones. So how can HTC improve them? The ChaCha is basically a phone designed for anybody completely obsessed with Facebook(which basically is most of us let’s admit)   Wildfire S : Faster 600 MHz processor Android 2.3 Gingerbread 3.2” HGVA(320 x 480) touchscreen 5MP Camera GPS, WiFi (B/G/N), Bluetooth 3.0 microSD Desire S : 3.7” 480×800 “Super” LCD screen (note that it’s downgraded from AMOLED) 1GHz Processor Android 2.2 Froyo (Upgrade to 2.3 Gingerbread coming shortly after) 5MP with LED Flash 720p HD video capture Front Facing Camera Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi (B/G/N), GPS 1.1GB internal storage expandable by microSD ChaCha 600MHz processor 2.6” 480×320 capacitive screen Full QWERTY keyboard Android Gingerbread with HTC sense 5MP Camera GPS, WiFi (B/G/N), Bluetooth 3.0 Dedicated Facebook Button with easy operation of the social networking site Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

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