HP Envy Spectre XT Is The Latest Sharp Ultrabook Design

Now there are ultrabooks — and then there’s this. The HP Envy Spectre XT is the latest design from HP aimed to be the thinnest of all of the ultrabooks they are spewing out in press releases today. It features an Ivy Bridge, 3rd generation Intel processor, tapered edge design, is 14.5mm thin, weighs 3.07 pounds, 13.3-inche (1366 x 768 resolution) screen, features 8 hours of battery life, starts at $999.99, with 4GB of RAM, Beats Audio and a 128GB solid state drive. The Envy Spectre XT continues to be premium, allowing for 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, and Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) technology, a backlit keyboard (unlike the cheaper Envy 4 and Envy 6 ultrabooks), and an HD webcam, with a Pro variant in the works that features a TPM module and Windows 7 Professional. It comes out June 8th. Gallery below.

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Via: HP Envy Spectre XT

Google’s Social Executive, Vic Gundotra, Tries On Project Glass

Once again, another Google executive takes a pair of Project Glass prototype glasses and tests them out by posting the results on Google+. In this particular scenario, social executive Vic Gundotra tries out the Project Glass and another Googler posts a photo from his direct point-of-view, seen at the second source link. For some interesting reason(s), image quality seems to be greatly improved the last time we saw an image taken with Project Glass. ViaGoogle+ (1)(2)

Olympus TG-1 Point And Shoot Camera Is One For The Adventurers

Let’s detail the Olympus TG-1 quickly: it’s a 12 megapixel camera with a CMOS sensor that takes f2.0 snapshots with a TruePic VI image processor, high-speed autofocus and a 10x zoom. The exterior of the camera is built to take numerous drops, water, and the other usual fatal elements pertaining to technology. Nice package, Olympus.

From the PR:

Olympus draws on its heritage of creating rugged, durable cameras that take the worry out of life-on-the-go shooting with the new Olympus TG-1 iHS. Marking a revolution for the Tough Series of Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof and Dustproof compact cameras, the Olympus TG-1 iHS combines incredible durability with iHS technology, the world’s first high-speed bright f2.0 lens on a Tough camera and converter-lens compatibility to create a versatile system camera. The combination of durability and outstanding image quality make it possible to shoot in even the harshest conditions. Capture beautiful underwater scenes and aquatic life, snap photos of dusk-lit peaks or record your ride down the rapids in dazzling 1080p Full HD Video.

The Olympus TG-1 costs $400 and is available in July of this year.

Samsung Focus 2 Outed — 4G LTE, Super AMOLED, And A Sleek Look

This is quite the $49.99 budget smartphone. While processor and memory details have been omitted from the new press release straight from CTIA, the Focus 2 contains 4G LTE internet speeds on AT&T, comes in a white paint job, has a 4-inch Super AMOLED (non-Plus) display up front and a 5 megapixel sensor on the back, capable of recording 720p video, paired with a VGA camera facing forward. It appears to be a promising cousin to the high-end Windows Phone Mango devices, actually. PR available by clicking the “read more” link.

Via: Windows Team Blog, AT&T

HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE Announced

This is the DROID Incredible 4G LTE. Let’s just get straight to the facts: a 4-inch super LCD qHD display, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm lens, a front-facing camera for video chatting with friends and family, a powerful 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, Android 4.0 with the latest Sense 4 interface, mobile hotspot capable to share 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices, support for up to a 32 GB microSD memory card, and lastly a 1,700 mAh lithium ion removable battery. It releases in the coming weeks. Press release after the cut.

Adobe Creative Suite 6 On Sale, Creative Cloud Coming On May 11th

Fancy the new Creative Suite 6, featuring all of Adobe’s newest wares? Well, it goes on sale today for both Mac and PC, with pricing as follows: CS6 Master Collection for $2,599, while a lesser $1,899 gets you Production Premium (or Design & Web Premium) and still grand $1,299 nets you Design Standard. As usual, upgrade and education pricing is available for those that qualify.

But that’s not the point. Remember the Creative Cloud service, which would allow you to rent some of the CS6 apps (like Photoshop) on a monthly subscription-based basis? Well, that is getting released on May 11th, probably also marking the end of the CS6 beta. Via: Adobe

AT&T’s HTC One X Has A Restricted Bootloader = Sigh

Of course. It had to happen at some point in space and time: while HTC was providing an unlocked bootloader for some of its devices, it turns out that not all the new devices will get the treatment they deserve. Enter, the AT&T 4G LTE version of the HTC One X, where it seems as if this is the start to a new trend:

HTC is committed to listening to users and delivering customer satisfaction. Since announcing our commitment to unlockable bootloaders, HTC has worked to enable our customers to unlock the bootloader on more than 45 devices over the past six months. In some cases, however, restrictions prevent certain devices from participating in our bootloader unlocking program. Rest assured, HTC is committed to assisting developers in unlocking bootloaders for HTC devices and we’ll continue to unlock additional devices in the future.”

That was HTC’s statement on the matter. Obviously, AT&T is to blame. But it’s not an issue to precipitate over — the Android ROM community has always found ways to bypass the locked bootloaders of Android devices, and they will “most likely” continue with the HTC One X.

Via: MoDaCo, Image credit: Flickr