Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

feedburner count

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Cupcake Coming To G1, Google Reader Comments, Panasonic 2009 VIERA Pricing

Labels: , , , , , , , ,

Activision CFO, Thomas Tippl, has confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will "definitely be arriving this holiday season and is, apparently, 'looking incredible.'" This is great news, for all of you Call of Duty fans. I would be one too, but i don't have a next-gen console. Someone buy me a PS3 please, i beg of you.

Word is spreading about the Cupcake Android update and apparently it is going to be released on the T-Mobile G1 sometime in April. This is good news for you G1 users out there, but it is not entirely confirmed. I've read that everyone is waiting for this update because it's just that good. I don't know exactly what the new changes in Cupcake are, but i'm sure if you're a T-Mobile G1 owner, you already know what they are.

Google has just released a new feature in Google Reader. You can now comment on other users' shared items on Google Reader. The feature was just released today so what you can comment on is still limited, but it's a decent feature. Although, I don't think I'll be using it or will I be receiving comments on any of my shared items, but it doesn't really matter to me. The only thing I share on Google Reader are my blog posts anyway.

Panasonic has just revealed most of their VIERA 2009 HDTV prices. Thanks to Engadget, i found this chart revealing most of the release dates and prices of their new TVs.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (and picture): http://www.joystiq.com/2009/03/11/modern-warfare-2-confirmed-for-holiday-09/
Cupcake Coming To G1 (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/11/cupcake-android-update-coming-to-g1-in-april/
Google Reader Comments: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/google-reader-starts-conversation.html
Google Reader Comments (and picture): http://mashable.com/2009/03/11/google-reader-comments/
Panasonic 2009 VIERA HDTVs Pricing: http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/11/panasonic-2009-viera-hdtvs-official-pricing-revealed/

Goodbye Infinite SMS, Mitsubishi 3D Touch Panel Prototype, Apple Orders 10-Inch Touchscreens, Lithium Breakthrough Could Charge Batteries In 10 Seconds

Labels: , , , , , ,

iPhone and iPod Touch users can now say goodbye to the Infinite SMS app. Before today, iPhone / iPod Touch users were able to send free texts via a 3rd-party application using Google Talk, but Google has now shut it down because it is "unwilling to foot the bill." This means that they simply don't feel like paying the bill for you. The SMS service is still available in Labs, but "users of the popular Infinite SMS app will undoubtedly be disappointed."

Mitsubishi showed off their 3D touch panel prototype last week. The prototype that was shown consisted of a 5.7-inch touchscreen with a 640 x 480 resolution. "The panel is also capable of judging the speed of the finger's approach by calculating the time variation of capacity on the z-axis and so could trigger different actions based on velocity, not just position." Man, technology really has come a long way. You don't even have to touch the screen to perform an action. Now, this technology is not exactly the newest thing, but it's good to see that Mitsubishi has a working prototype that is aimed at mobile devices. "The screen's response speed is also affected depending on the state, jumping to 50ms in the proximity state ["when the finger is away from the screen"] but sitting at 10ms in the contact state." This is interesting and i'm excited to see what transpires from these 3D touch panel prototypes from Mitsubishi.

According to a new rumour, Apple has reportedly ordered 10-inch touchscreens from Taiwan. Looks like these Apple netbook rumours may be true and i actually can't wait to see Apple's attempts at a netbook / tablet.

Basically, new breakthrough research states that a new Lithium breakthrough could charge batteries in just 10 seconds. If you want to read the whole story click here, it really goes in depth about the research and how it is possible. Who knows how long it will take for the technology to be perfected and to be actually used in our everyday lives, but i guess it's mighty expensive right now. It will be incredible if this ever becomes a reality in our everyday lives in the next couple of months / years.

Goodbye Infinite SMS (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5168080/google-shuts-down-infinite-sms-for-gmail-iphone
Mitsubishi 3D Touch Panel Prototype (and picture): http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/03/11/mitsubishi.3d.touch.panel/
Apple Orders 10-Inch Touchscreens: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/03/11/apple_orders_10_inch_touchscreens_for_mystery_product.html
Lithium Breakthrough Could Recharge Batteries In 10 Seconds: http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2009/03/lithium-breakthrough-could-charge-batteries-in-10-seconds.ars

Nokia XpressMusic / XpressRadio, New iPod Shuffle, New Facebook Home Page, Nintendo Ships Their 100 Millionth DS

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,

Just like i mentioned this morning, (from left to right) the 5730 XpressMusic, 5330 XpressMusic and the 5030 XpressRadio are now available for €280 (Q3), €260 (also Q3) and €40 (Q2), respectively. I just thought i'd give you a picture of all 3 of Nokia's new handsets.

This small device you see here is a AA battery the new iPod Shuffle from Apple. As you can see, it's extremely tiny and has no buttons on it. The buttons are found on the supplied earphones. The new iPod Shuffle announcement and release was a surprise to everyone and I have some of its specs for you. The new iPod Shuffle has 4GB of storage, comes in silver or black with a stainless steel clip and Apple claims the Shuffle to be the first music player with a "VoiceOver" feature. It also has 10 hours of music playback, but that is actually 2 hours less than the 12 hour music playback that the last Shuffle touted. This Shuffle is extremely small and i can't really stress that enough. It's actually now available for $80 USD, so go and get it online if you want it that badly. This is clearly the "real" iPod Nano, in terms of size.

"When Facebook users login today, they're going to find something new - and, Facebook hopes, addicting - a real time stream of all their friends' updates across Facebook, the Facebook Platform, and Facebook Connect." Clearly this is not the case, since i'm still waiting for the Facebook Home Page to change. It will probably be up tonight before i go to sleep and i'm excited to see it. It looks good and i especially love the use of the 3 columns in the new design. I'm excited to see how it works out and how others react to it. Apparently, this new Facebook Home Page will roll out slowly over the next couple of days to users, so it could be a while before it pops up for you.

Nintendo has reached yet another amazing feat. To be specific, I'm talking about Nintendo shipping out their 100 millionth Nintendo DS. This is amazing and this number is growing at a steady and quick pace. The Nintendo DSi is scheduled to be released in a couple of weeks, so expect those to be sold out at a store near you. The DSi will be a significant upgrade to the current DS. It sports a larger (3.25-inch) screen, has built-in memory, but unfortunately will not be backwards compatible with your old GameBoy Advance games. It also has 2 cameras and has the ability to go on the Internet and stuff. It's only a few weeks away kids!

Nokia XpressMusic / XpressRadio (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/11/nokia-outs-5730-and-5330-xpressmusic-and-5030-xpressradio-handse/
New iPod Shuffle (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5167946/new-ipod-shuffle-moves-buttons-to-headphones-adds-text-to-speech
New Facebook Home Page (and picture): http://www.insidefacebook.com/2009/03/11/facebook-launching-new-home-page-today-taking-the-live-stream-mainstream/
Nintendo Ships Their 100 Millionth DS (and picture): http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/nintendo-ships-its-100-millionth-ds-581879?src=rss&attr=all

Nokia XpressMusic Lineup, Gigabyte M1028, Lenovo's Vaio P

Labels: , , , , , ,

Nokia has something in store for tomorrow and it has something to do with music. A new rumour has it that Nokia will be announcing the Nokia XpressRadio 5030 and the Nokia XpressMusic 5330 and 5730 (left). The XpressRadio 5030 is a candybar phone and gets its name because of its built-in FM radio. The 5030's price will be fairly low, starting out at around €40 ($51 USD). The next thing in line is the XpressMusic 5330 slider with an apparent 24 hours of "listening time." This handset is scheduled to be released in Q3 this year for around €160 ($204 USD). Finally, we make it to the XpressMusic 5730 which is in the picture. It has WiFi, a 3.2MP camera, HSDPA, GPS and has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard which is a good way to put together the whole package. This is scheduled to be released in Q2 this year for €280 ($357 USD).

This is the Gigabyte M1028 netbook / tablet. This system has an 8.9-inch (or 10-inch, not sure) touchscreen, the N280 Atom, up to 2GB of RAM, up to 250GB of HDD storage, has optional 3G and WiMAX and also has your choice of either a 4 or 6-cell battery. I'm not sure when it will be released or the price of this system or the OS, so I'm sorry about that.

Over at the Beijing IBM headquarters this Lenovo netbook was spotted. It looks a bit like the Lenovo Reserve Edition and bears a similar wide display that's also seen on the Sony Vaio P. Although this Lenovo may not be as "pocketable" as the Vaio P is (insert joke here), i'm still looking forward to more information about this piece of hardware from the Lenovo camp.

Nokia XpressMusic Lineup (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/10/nokia-introducing-5030-5330-and-5730-xpressmusics-at-tomorrow/
Gigabyte M1028 (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/10/gigabytes-m1028-netbook-tablet-hits-the-fcc/
Lenovo's Vaio P (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/11/lenovos-vaio-p/