Archivi giornalieri: 03/04/2012
Its been revealed this week that Rdio the ad-free music streaming subscription service similar to Spotify will be launching across Europe. To give Spotify a little competition on its home territories, has Spotify has done with Rdio in the U.S.
Rdio has already expanded into Europe a little in the past months, now being available in Germany, Denmark, Portugal, and Spain. As well as other countries further afield such as Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.
Rdio’s roll out across Europe is being lead by Rdio’s Scott Bagby, who was also responsible for the arrival of Skype in Europe and its international expansion. Rdio was created by Skype founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis and rolled out of private beta testing on August 3, 2010.
Genius have this week announced a new addition to their range in the form of the Genius GX Gaming SP-i250G portable gaming speakers. Which have been designed to provide you with 360 degree sound.
The Genius GX Gaming SP-i250G are fitted with omnidirectional 40mm neodymium speakers and are capable of pumping out low bass together with haunting mid and high tones with 6 watts of power, say Genius.
The GX Gaming SP-i250G are also fitted with an LED ring in the centre of each speaker which changes colour as music is played through the speakers. They are also fitted with a built-in lithium battery providing eight hours of operation which can be quickly recharged using a USB port connection.
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but they are listed to “arrive soon” on the Genius website.
Genius GX-Gaming SP-i250G Portable Gaming Speakers
When is full 1920 x 1080 footage not really HD? When a broadcaster rejects it for not meeting its 50Mbps bitrate criteria. There’s only a few handheld cameras that can capture video with such gentle compression, and a lot of those require a third-party add-on recorder to achieve it — but not Sony’s new XDCAM shooter, the PMW-100. It has a 1/2.9-inch Exmor sensor sitting behind a 40-400mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens and outputs 1080p, 1080i, and 720p at up to 50Mbps using MPEG HD422 compression. SxS cards are the primary media, but there’s HD/SD-SDI output too should you still need it. Sound recording is equally data-heavy, letting you hear interviewees dodge questions in four channels of glorious 24-bit uncompressed 48kHz audio — unless of course your diminutive kit fools them into thinking you’re harmless. The PMW-100 should start shipping in May for an as yet undisclosed price, but in the meantime you’ll find more specs in the PR after the break.
What if all the answers to the universe resided in the stars? What if your real home was in space? What if you had a camera engineered specifically to capture the beauty of the night sky? You do. Canon has just outed the proper successor to the EOS 20Da, with the 60Da “catering to astronomers and hobbyists” who’d rather spend their clicks on galaxies than flowers and Earthlings. According to Canon, there’s a “modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity” — something that presumably means the world to astronomers. In more understandable terms, it’s packing an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-C), a 3-inch Clear View LCD (you know, the flip-out kind), a nine-point autofocus system and TV-out support. The Silent Shooting feature that we already praised on the EOS 5D Mark III is here as well, as is a native ISO ceiling of 6,400 and an expandable range that reaches 12,800. Canon also throws in its RA-E3 remote controller adapter — a vital accessory for those looking to shoot timed exposures greater than 30 seconds — as well as an AC adapter kit for those all-night sessions. It’ll hit select dealers later this month for $1,499, and no, this is not a joke.
A new full trailer has now been released for the upcoming Total Recall movie starring Colin Farrell. Last week a short teaser trailer was released, which gave us a taste of what we could expect from the film when it arrives and the full trailer lasting 2.37 minutes.
The 2012 Total Recall movie is a remake of the original which stared Arnold Schwarzenegger and was released back in 1990, and debuted at No.1 at the box office grossing $261,299,840 worldwide.
This week Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new line of Xbox 360 controllers its created called the Chrome Series. As you can imagine from the name, this range of controllers adds a little extra bling to your Xbox 360 setup, when compared to other standard controllers.
The Microsoft Chrome Series Xbox 360 Controllers are wireless and will be available in a range of chrome colour finishes, including: red, white, or silver. They all also come equipped with the “transforming” D-pad and are compatible with all models of Xbox 360, say Microsoft.
As well as announcing the arrival of their new Sony NEX-FS700 Super Slow Motion 4K camcorder. Sony has also announced the arrival of their professional palm sized camcorder the Sony HXR-NX30.
The Sony HXR-NX30 is equipped with Sony’s “Balanced Optical Steadyshot” technology, which has been described by Sony as an industry first. Together with a 1/2.88 CMOS sensor, which is capable of recording at up to 1080p at 60 frames per second. Watch the promotional video after the jump to see it in action.
The Wii U seemingly aims to fire the first salvo in the next generation console war a lot sooner than previously expected, according to a report placing its US release date on November 18th. European and Japanese release dates should follow no more than a week later, according to the Wii U Daily, where the story originated.
The information comes courtesy of an email circulated by an Japanese retailer Media Land, the name of which the publication refused to reveal “out of respect for the source”. November seems about par for the course and in line with Nintendo’s announced Fall 2012 release window.
Source Wii U Daily
Apple’s Magic Mouse already has a great design, but if you fancy something a little different than the standard Magic Mouse, have a look at this carbon fiber Magic Mouse.
It is basically an Apple Magic Mouse which has been given the carbon fiber treatment with some vinyl and it is available in black, graphite, silver or white.
BMW has unveiled images of their latest BMW i8 Spyder concept car which is the convertible version of the BMW i8 car Tom Cruise was lucky enough to drive in the latest Mission impossible 4 film, that launched late last year.
The BMW i8 Spyder is a 2 seater based on the LifeDrive architecture seen in the first BMW i8 concept. Both cars are equipped with plug-in hybrid technology and powered by an eDrive drivetrain combining a high-performance electric motor and an internal combustion engine, capable of producing 354 horsepower.
Adam Professional Audio specialises in high-end sound solutions and has built a range of products that have performed this task since 1999. Their latest ARTist 5 150W 5.5″ Active 2-Way monitor speaker continues this tradition and provides you with a 5.5″ basket woofer with a carbon fiber/Rohacell/glass fiber diaphragm and the acclaimed X-ART tweeter.
Within the ARTist 5 monitors each driver is powered by its own Class-A/B 50W RMS (75W Peak) amplifier to provide a strong performance with low distortion. Providing you with pro-level audio with terrific clarity and a full frequency response, says Adam’s.
On the rear of each are connections for XLR, RCA, and 3.5mm inputs, together with a handy USB that enables you to connect the speakers directly to your computer.
Another handy feature included in the solution is the Adam Professional Audio stereolink function, which allows you to connect the speakers together controlling the volume on both from either speaker. Adam Professional Audio ARTist 5 monitors are now available to purchase for $1200.
Source: Gear Patrol
The Nokia Lumia 900 will launch in the US with AT&T on the 8th of April, there is also an international version of the handset coming, and it looks like the device is up fro pre-order in Italy.
According to the guys over at Plaffo, one online store in Italy has out the international Lumia 900 up for pre-order and the handset is priced at 99 Euros with a contract and 599 Euros SIM free.
We have not had an official release date from Nokia yet for the Lumia 900 in Europe, although it is expected to be available some time in May, as soon as we get some confirmation of a launch date for Europe we will let you guys know.
Sony has announced a new range of headphones, which it calls the MA series and the series is made up of four different models, which include the MDR-MA900, MA500, MA 300 and MA100.
The top end model is the MDR-MA900 which features 70mm driver units and according to Sony they are designed for detailed, spacious sounds with an exceptional wide Dynamic range.
Treat yourself to a more spacious, relaxed listening experience with a new range of open-type headphone models from Sony. Beautifully styled and comfortable to wear, the MA series is tailored for great sound in the home – whether you’re watching TV, listening to hi-fi, gaming or browsing videos on your PC or tablet.
You can find out full details on all four new models in the Sony MA series over at Sony.
Qualcomm are working on a quad core version of their S4 processor which is intended to be used in Windows 8 laptops, and Qualcomm are expecting the devices to be thinner and lighter than Apple’s MacBook Air and also ultrabooks built with Intel’s platform.
Rob Chandhok, who is senior vice president at Qualcomm has been speaking to PC world and we said that “We think much lighter than what Intel calls an ultrabook,”.
Qulacomm’s processors are currently used in smartphones, and the company is hoping to expand its business into ultra thin notebooks, just as Intel is expanding its business into mobile processors.
Source PC World