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Kingston Technology's top selling USB - now even bigger!

Kingston Technology's top selling USB - now even bigger!28 May 2012 11:11:40

Kingston's top selling USB drive now comes with 64GB capacity.

Sleek, practical and attractively designed, the affordable DataTraveler® 101 G2 from Kingston Technology is now available with a 64GB capacity. The DataTraveler 101 G2 serves the needs of the budget-conscious user as well as those looking for significant storage capacity in a lightweight, compact drive. It features a cap-less, swivel design for added functionality and ease of use.
DataTraveler® 101 G2 comes preloaded with the newest version of urDrive software that transforms USB drives from passive storage to engaged, active storage, allowing consumers to easily access and organise their personal files, photos, music, games and videos.

Easy to use, it includes a built-in Photo Viewer and MP3 player plus a 6GB online backup account to help important files secure in the cloud.

Available in 4GB - 64GB and in multiple colours by capacity, DataTraveler 101 G2 is backed by legendary Kingston® reliability plus a five-year warranty and free technical support.

Motion technology for everything not far away!

Motion technology for everything not far away!24 May 2012 09:16:27

Hillcrest Labs developed motion technology for everything from Roku remotes to LG TVs. Now it's looking to bring its gesture controls to your smartphone.

Hillcrest Labs isn't a household name, but if you have a Roku 2 streaming player (and really, you should) the company has entered your home.
Based in Rockville, Md., Hillcrest developed the motion-sensing technology used in Roku's remote. So when you're flipping through menus or playing Angry Birds, Hillcrest is behind how it all works. Its first product in the motion space was the Loop controller, which it showed at CES 2007. After that, the company went on to license its technology to Sony and LG, develop the Kylo browser, and sue Nintendo over the Wii controller.
For the next year, however, Hillcrest is thinking smaller. And by that I mean right down to the mobile level. Two weeks ago at CTIA in New Orleans, SVP Chad Lucien explained how the company is working to integrate motion control technology into cell phones and tablets.

"Our technologies center around sensing motion," Lucien said. "You can rotate your phones around the three axes and get very fine control."
Of course, cell phones that respond to motion are nothing new. Every smartphone has an accelerometer, after all, and Sony (formerly Sony Ericsson) has used "gesture control" in even its basic phones since at least 2008. On certain models, for example, you can silence the ringer by turning the phone over on a table and change tracks on the music player shaking it.

Library of gestures

Lucien says that Hillcrest's solutions will include those actions, but will be more sophisticated by taking full advantage of all sensors on a smartphone including the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and magnetometer. In all, it has developed 50 distinct gestures that could be used to do everything from unlock a handset, to handling a call, to playing games.
Some gestures could be "orientation free," meaning that the same gesture will do the same thing no matter how you're holding the phone (portrait, landscape, etc.). Others will be "orientation dependent," where how you're holding the phone will make a difference. For example, Hillcrest's gesture recognition engine can measure the degree that a user is rotating a device and differentiate between distinct angles. A 90-degree rotation could answer a call on speakerphone, while a 180-degree rotation could send a call directly to voice mail. Alternatively, Hillcrest could enable a user to flip through his or phone's photo gallery by tipping the phone to the side. As the angle increases, the photos would fly by faster.

Lucien also says that character recognition is possible. That could let you unlock your phone by drawing a particular letter in the air. Sure, you may look silly doing it and it wouldn't be completely secure, but it would be another solution besides a numerical code.

Location and stability
Hillcrest's technology also can be applied to the compass to make it more precise by removing external magnetic influences during calibration. In turn, a more stable compass can improve augmented reality and geolocation apps.
One of the technology's coolest promises, however, is that it can detect when a phone is resting on a table and when you're holding it by measuring the slight tremors from your hand. So, for instance, if you want to automatically activate the video player by rotating a phone its side, Hillcrest could program it do so only when the handset is placed on a stand.
"It's a faster reading of orientation," Lucien said. "We're heading to a point where we can distinguish between when a phone is being held by a person, when that person is walking, or when that person is in a moving car."

What's next
In the next few months, Lucien says that Hillcrest will release its API so developers can build the technology directly into their apps. As for smartphone operating systems, the company is focusing on Android and Windows 8 for now, though it hopes to expand into iOS and RIM in the future.
So when can you see it in your phone? For now, Lucien would only say that Hillcrest is working with device makers to integrate the gesture-recognition engine into phones for release by the first quarter of next year. That's a long time to wait, but it may be worth it.

Source: http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-57432725-85/controlling-your-phone-with-motion/?tag=TOCcarouselMain.0

eMatic eGlide Prism is a Dirt Cheap 3D Android 4.0 Tablet

eMatic eGlide Prism is a Dirt Cheap 3D Android 4.0 Tablet 4 May 2012 13:59:28

ChipChick did a short but sweet write up on the new

Hot on the wheels of Coby’s cheap Android 4.0 tablet releases, Ematic has announced the release of the eGlide Prism. The Prism is a 7? Android 4.0 powered tablet. But forget the fact that it’s running Ice Cream Sandwich, we’re mostly excited about its super cheap pricing. That is because the Ematic eGlide Prism is now available on sale for just $157.16, although it is regularly priced at $216.



Under the hood, specs are pretty good too. You get a 1GHz Processor, 8GB of onboard flash memory with 512MB of ram, HD video playback, a front-facing webcam, built-in speakers, and a MicroSD Memory Card reader, along with a built-in 3-axis gyroscope combined with an accelerometer. But what really makes the eGlide prism unique is the fact that it’s able to playback up to 2160p 3D HD Videos. A pair of 3D glasses are even bundled with the device, along with a protective sleeve and earphones.



The tablet itself is pretty svelte too and measures just 9mm thick and weighs only .6 pounds. That said, we would hardly compare this to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab series etc, but for the price of $157.16, the Ematic eGlide Prism is looking out to be a good value.

Source: www.chipchick.com

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