Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Although the actual design isn’t finalized, the mockup shows the concept clearly enough. You get an Android phone which slides into a dumb tablet. The phone then drives the tablet’s [...]
Photojojo has a new waterproof camera and it costs just $35. That’s the cost of a couple rolls [...]
Mosaic Web browser? If you were born in the last 20-odd years, or you only discovered your inner geek recently, did you miss out on monochrome monitors and the dial-up BBS era? Well, here's your chance to get a sneak peek at history: grab the ChromeLite extension and marvel as the entire Web is transformed into ASCII characters.
ChromeLite was actually made by Google as an April Fools' joke -- and indeed, an annoying 'you can uninstall this!' message appears at the top of every page -- but we're kind of hoping that Google, or another developer, takes ChromeLite and turns it into a real ASCII browsing extension with configurable settings. If anything, it will provide an easy way to save bandwidth and CPU time.
Following almost two months of delays caused by software issues, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play has finally launched on British network O2. The phone is available now in O2-exclusive white and the original black, for £429.99 off-contract, or for free on contracts of £37 or more per month. A fairly hefty sum, but O2's sweetening the deal by including 10 free games and a multimedia dock with online purchases.
Check our our Xperia Play hands-on for more on the first PlayStation-certified smartphone.
Source: O2 UK
We got a hint of Sling's desire to let users catch their video streams directly on TV without a box during CES 2010, and now there's video of the company showing off its SlingPlayer for Connected Devices app on Google TV. We caught a a preview at CES earlier this year, but interested Slingbox owners (SOLO and PRO-HD boxes only, just like the mobile apps) can sign up for the upcoming beta at the link below. The most interesting development however, is that it appears to be a web app and likely running on Flash. That means Sling won't have to wait for the Android Market to open up on Google TV to roll this out, and it could allow for easy porting to other embedded TV platforms with a browser that supports Flash like Samsung's Smart Hub. Also not lost in the moment is the ability for the Google TV to show some potential, since it desperately needs for the list of things it actually can do well to garner more attention than the list of things it's blocked from doing.Permalink | | Email this | Comments