Archivi giornalieri: 23/02/2012
The GorillaPod tripod provides photographers with a variety of ways to position their camera for that perfect shot. But over the past year a number of innovative additions have appeared which have developed the usability of the GorillaPod Focus tripod even further.
Such as the CineSkates we featured here on Geeky Gadgets created by Cinetics. That allow you to create smooth scrolling shots, with the minimum about of setup and fuss. Now Cinetics have unveiled a new product in the form of the CineSquid which comprises of three suction cups that fit to the end of the legs of the GorillaPod tripod. Watch the video after the jump to see CineSquid in action.
ZTE unveiled a new Android smartphone earlier this week, the ZTE Mimosa X, and the company has now announced that they will show off a total of eight new devices at this years MWC 2012, which starts next Monday the 27th of February.
Among these eight new devices will be a new quad core smartphone, which ZTE describe as their flagship device, so we presume that it will run Google’s Android OS.
“There is no doubt that this year’s Mobile World Congress will again see some exciting device launches. The new devices from ZTE will demonstrate how ZTE is without doubt among an elite group of handset providers as next generation telecommunications networks roll out globally. ZTE returns at least ten percent of its revenues back into R&D to ensure that it sustains its position as a true market innovator – and we’re counting down to being able to showcase this to the world’s mobile industry next week,” said Mr. He Shiyou, Executive Vice President and Head of the Terminals Division at ZTE.
ZTE has also said that these eight devices will be made up of a couple of Windows Phone smartphones, plus some LTE handsets, we should have more details on these new devices next week.
We have been hearing rumors about the LG X3 for quite some time, yesterday we heard that the device would be called the LG Optimus 4X HD, and today LG have officially announced their first quad core smartphone.
The LG Optimus 4X HD is powered by a quad core 1.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, and it features a 4.7 inch IPS multi-touch HD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
The device comes with the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it features 1GB of RAM and 16GB of build in storage, there is also a 2,150mAh battery and it comes with DLNA and MHL.
SanDisk is claiming to have created the world smallest 128-gigabit, 16GB memory chip. The tiny chip measuring just 170mm square or 0.26in square uses 19 nanometer, three-bit-per-cell storage.
The SanDisk mini storage chip is also fairly fast provided users with 144Mbps around 18MB per second, and can be stacked or positioned next to others to increase the required storage capacity.
SanDisk has revealed a roadmap for the development and production of its latest chips and sees production for its 19-nm NAND flash chip increasing in 2012. Followed by a 1Y-nm process lowering the cost of 128-Gbit memory ICs in 2013. The 128 Gb NAND flash memory chip was developed jointly by teams from SanDisk and Toshiba at SanDisk’s Milpitas campus
SanDisk has just started producing its 128Gb flash chips on a larger scale and on a basic level. But is yet to say when it will be rolling out the masses and filtering down to products we might use. As more information comes available we will keep you posted.
“Building a 128 Gb NAND flash memory chip with this level of complexity is an incredible achievement,” said Mehrdad Mofidi, vice president, Memory Design. “This innovation allows SanDisk to continue to be a leader in helping our customers deliver smaller, more powerful products capable of doing more at lower cost.”
Mozilla has announced that it’s planning to launch a new Mozilla Marketplace app store, that will sell application based on HTML5, Mozilla API’s and other web technologies. In a similar vein to Google already existing Chrome web store.
The Mozilla Marketplace will be slightly different though as the store will contain apps that are likely to be able to run on its Firefox browser and the new Boot2Gecko mobile operating system that is currently in development, and based on web technologies.
As more information becomes available on the progress of the Mozilla Marketplace we will keep you updated as always.
Fujistu has launched a number of interesting smartphones recently, unfortunately they have only been available in Japan, and now according to a recent report by Unwired View, we may see a new high end Fujitsu device at MWC 2012, which is intended to be sold outside of Japan.
According to the report, this new Fujitsu Android smartphone will come with a 4.6 inch touchscreen display and it will be powered by NVIDIA’s quad core Tegra 3 processor.
The device is also reported to come with the latest version of Google’s OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a 13.1 megapixel sensor camera, which certainly sounds impressive.
The device is also reported to be water resistant and dust resistant, and will also apparently feature some sort of fingerprint sensor, it certainly sounds interesting.
As soon as we get some more information on this new high end Android smartphone from Fujitsu, we will let you guys know, we should have some more details next week and also some photos, as the device is expected to be launched at MWC 2012.
Source Android Community
if you are looking for a new mode of transport this electric skateboard named the ZBoard might be just the thing. The ZBoard which was unveiled at CES this year, is equipped with a powerful 400w motor that is capable of powering you along the street at up to 17 mph.
Even though electric skateboards have been around for some time, some of which we have featured here on Geeky Gadgets the beauty of the ZBoard is in its drive system. That enables you to control the board with your feet rather than a control pad as with others.
The ZBoard’s front and rear foot pads that are connected to a micro-controller on the motor, and sense pressure enabling you to increase or decrease your speed easily. Simply lean forward to go faster and lean back to slow up.
Borderlands 2 sequel to the original science fiction based first person shooter, will be arriving on September 18th 2012 in the US and September 21st globally, it has been announced today. Borderlands 2 is currently under development by Gearbox Software for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms, and builds on the gameplay elements from the first game.
Borderlands 2 combines role-playing elements together with first person shooter action, choosing one of four new characters to play with. Each with their own specific skills and talents: Salvador is similar to Brick from the first game in abilities, but can dual-wield any combination of guns. Where as Maya has similar abilities to Lilith, the other two members of the team have yet to be unveiled.
There are also a few treats for those that pre-order the game in advance, including access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club which allows you to download awesome in-game items. To find out more about the new Borderlands 2 game or pre-order your copy ump over to the official Borderlands 2 website.
Google has this week rolled out a new update for its Google Flight Search service that was launched back in September of last year. The new update for both iOS and Android devices brings with it a number of new features together with increased coverages and improving the ability to find flight results directly from a search from Google’s main search page, on a desktop system.
Smartphones running iOS or Android have also received updates which now makes it easier to find flight information whilst using mobile browsers. With Google Flight Search now making it easier to find flights quickly, combined with results that load instantly.
As well as a ticket prices for various destinations and new search options that make it even easier to find the flight you require. Watch a Google video about its Flight Search service below. Google explains:
“For example, when you search for [flights from Chicago to Daytona Beach] you’ll see a table that shows available flights, including duration and prices. You can adjust dates on the page, or click any flight to further research and book your trip.”
Shaving puns aside, we listened to Tan proudly wax on about the results of nearly three years of development, much of which involved recruiting a bevy of talent from the now-defunct OQO. What they’d accomplished, according to Tan, was the “world’s first true gaming portable.” An audacious statement, sure, especially considering the Blade was to be Razer’s foray into the PC market. No matter. Tan’s impetus was clear: the outfit would cater to gamers who’d been left in a vacuum after formerly gaming-obsessed companies sold out, leaving the segment to languish. His angle, however, would be different. The Blade wasn’t going to be a gaudy, gargantuan, no-holds barred device with outright performance in mind. No, instead the 0.8-inch thick aluminum beaut would attempt to straddle the worlds of portability with performance, seeking to hit a perfectly balanced middle ground.