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LG LH70 HDTVs, Stolen WinMo 6.5 Phones, Next PSP, Firefox 3.1

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LG's new LH70 HDTVs are almost available... in Korea, that is. The 2 models are 42 and 47 inches and are just 39.7mm and 40.9mm thin, respectively. The HDTVs will have a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, 120Hz technology (to get rid of the blurring that you probably barely notice), 2ms response time, a USB port and will apparently have Bluetooth. There is no word on the price or availability and the chances of this coming out of Korea is slim, but I still hope it does.

Remember when Microsoft's prototype got stolen at MWC? Well luckily for Microsoft, they were able to wipe all of their "secret" information off of that phone shortly after it got snatched. Looks like the thief was in for a surprise when he went to go look at Microsoft's secret information. Deuce on you!

Late last week, Sony was looking for "new game machine testers." Well, rumour has it that this "new game machine" is the PSP-4000. The revamped PSP will have a sliding screen (similar to the picture, but is NOT what the new PSP will look like), but will unfortunately consist of NO new hardware. Seriously Sony!? What's the point? A (hopefully) "more-pocketable" PSP with a sliding screen? The price of this "new" PSP will probably increase too, so i don't see the point in this at all.

Go to this link, if you want to read up on some of the new features that will be in Firefox 3.1. On a side note, Firefox 3.1 will not be available in the first quarter of 2009.

LG LH70 HDTVs (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/23/lg-unveils-42-and-47-inch-bluetooth-lh70-hdtvs-in-korea/
Stolen WinMo 6.5 Phones: http://i.gizmodo.com/5158760/stolen-windows-mobile-65-prototype-phone-wiped-remotely
Next PSP (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5158803/new-psp-to-feature-sliding-screen-same-guts
Firefox 3.1: http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/02/mozilla-demos-impressive-firefox-31-features-at-scale.ars

Starcraft 2 Playable, Boffins Gesture-Controlled 3D TV, Samsung S5600, Canadians Can Mind-Read, Kogan Agora

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If you really want to play Starcraft 2, you should hop on a plane right now because in Hanover (in Germany), Starcraft 2 will be playable. It will be playable at CeBIT (Centre of Office and Information technology), which is the world's largest computer expo, from March 3 - March 8. I'm craving to play Stacraft 2, but you won't find me scrambling for plane tickets to Hanover because i don't really want to go to Germany.

Also at CeBIT will be something that will make you look extremely stupid. Although, it's still fairly interesting. Since we are so lazy nowadays, who needs to touch screens when you can just pretend you are touching them. This is where "gesture-controlled TVs" come in. The Boffins iPoint TV will display things in 3D without the funky glasses and will allow you to make "simple non-contact gestures" to control your TV.

This is the Samsung S5600. This phone will have Samsung's TouchWiz UI but the specs are unknown. Samsung has kept their mouth shut about this phone. The phone will be made of plastic, so it may be a competitor for the cheap LG Cookie. The phone looks fairly tiny and more on the specs when they get released.

The technology is fairly young, so it's very limited right now. Basically, researchers from the University of Toronto have "developed a brain-scanning headset that can detect a person's preference, with an accuracy of 80%. The headset is fitted with fibre-optic cables that emit infrared light at around the same frequency as a typical TV remote control." As of right now, it will only scan whether or not you like Shania Twain or not. I have no clue why they chose this topic, but if you want to read more go to this link.

The phone you see here is the Kogan Agora. It was supposed to be one of the first available phones running Android, but it got delayed. A new announcement says that the makers of the Kogan Agora have changed the official design of the phone. They decided to drop the QWERTY keypad by replacing it for a full touchscreen. The hardware may stay the same though, since there is no word on the hardware change. I hope the hardware specs change for the better though, but we'll just have to see what events transpire.

Starcraft 2 Playable (and picture): http://www.starcraftwire.net/blog/comments/play-starcraft-ii-in-hanover-in-march/
Boffins Gesture-Controlled 3D TV (and picture): http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/23/ipoint3d_tv/
Samsung S5600 (and picture): http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/02/23/from-russia-with-love-samsung-s5600-feature-phone/
Canadians Can Mind-Read: http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article5774191.ece?print=yes
Kogan Agora (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5158720/kogan-agora-australian-android-phone-hands-on-reveals-its-going-full-touchscreen