The Boxee Box, that all-in-one media central for your TV? Well, it’s ditched the NVIDIA Tegra 2 setup (gasp!), and went for an Intel CE4100 processor, which means you can playback 1080p HD video at 60 frames-per-second (FPS). The Boxee Box is expected to ship in November—for Canada, Australia, and the European Union in addition to the U.S.
And you can pre-order one now at Amazon for $220.
Sources: Amazon, Boxee
That’s right. What I hear is that the myTouch HD, a new Android handset by HTC and T-Mobile, has had a recent outing of specs. That is to say that I know what’s going to be in it software -wise, and hard-wise.
The myTouch HD has a 3.8-inch screen, HSPA+ radio, Wi-Fi, 4 GB internal memory, micro-SD card slot ( 8 GB card included), 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing VGA camera, Android 2.2, and SWYPE keyboard. There’s also mentioning of a 1GHz processor in the leaked doc found by TMoNews.
It’s Sony Ericsson’s first entry into the Android marketplace here in the United States, and they weren’t fooling around when doing so. If your brain can remember, but last year SE showed us all the first 1GHz Snapdragon in an Android smartphone: the XPERIA X10. But with a release delayed by nearly a year, tons of other Androids took the lead in the Snapdragon race. Here, I tested, annoyed, scrutinized, and tortured the AT&T Xperia X10 for the two weeks I’ve had this loaner.
That could only mean the 13-Year-Old Gadget Blogger’s take on it is after the break.
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According to Apple, “giving you free bumpers for that ‘antennagate’ issue that doesn’t exist had to end sometimes”. But, they didn’t say that. What they actually said, officially, is in the quote below:
We now know that the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought. A small percentage of iPhone 4 users need a case, and we want to continue providing them a Bumper case for free. For everyone else, we are discontinuing the free case program on all iPhone 4s sold after September 30, 2010. We are also returning to our normal returns policy for all iPhone 4s sold after September 30. Users experiencing antenna issues should call AppleCare to request a free Bumper case.
So essentially since Apple doesn’t think this is really a problem, they’re ending the program. Which was expected anyways, and they’ll still give you one if you complain to AppleCare, but otherwise, Johnny Ive has some antenna designing to do, no matter what.
Source: Apple Bumper Case Program
Yes, this is an exclusive press shot of the T-Mobile G2.
Moving on, BestBuy Mobile is now willing and ready to let you pre-order the G2 from T-Mobile for $199.99 on a 2-year contract which will launch in stores on October 6. Many of you have written to express their concerns about how awesome the G2 is, but also how you hate the idea of an 800MHz Qualcomm processor.
Well, don’t be. This is a new series of Snapdragon built on the 45nm process, much like what’s in your laptop now. This meaning the new Snapdragon saves more energy, is cooler, and despite being clocked at 800MHz, runs faster that an older 1GHz Snapdragon.
Awesome facts save the day!
Source: BestBuy Mobile
That’s right boys and girls! There is no reason (even if you’re an adult) to act like a little kid on Christmas morning and go buy a new Xbox 360 slim with a wireless controller, 802.11n built-in Wi-Fi, and 4GB of storage from Dell Home. That’ll be $169. I’ll have one now, thanks.
Pssst, don’t forget to go outside and have fun though, too!
Source: Dell Home
Remember the Pentax K-x? By far and wide, the most colorful 12-megapixel DSLR in the world? I reviewed it, and I liked it. Well, Pentax has just come out with the Pentax K-r, the direct successor to the K-x and boy, is it nothing like the Canon Rebel T2i and Nikon D3100.
It’s in its own class of “I’m just a cool Stormtrooper DSLR”.
It has a new improved ISO range (up to 25600 expanded), better burst rate of 6 FPS, improved LCD (3″ at 640×480, a godsend), and the same 12 megapixels and the 720p video that is limited to 25 FPS. The Pentax K-r launches in October (my birth month!) for $800; adding an 18-55mm kit lens will put it at 850 Benjamins. PR after the jump!
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I just got hit up that the HTC-built T-Mobile G2 is headed to consumers for pre-sale later this month without a precise release date or price. The handset, powered by stock Android 2.2 and a Snapdragon MSM7230 CPU clocked at exactly 800Mhz, has a 3.7-inch screen, slide-out QWERTY, a 5 megapixel camera with AF/Flash/720p HD video recording, HSPA+ ’4G -like’ connectivity, the famous Swype keyboard, and finally 4GB of internal memory with an 8 GB microSD memory card with support for up to 32 GB of storage. Keeping up with the G2 is simple, just visit http://g2.t-mobile.com to sign up for updates.
The official T-Mobile press release is after the break!
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So, if you’ve been waiting on Electronic Arts and Dice to get Bad Company 2 Vietnam going — a multiplayer expansion pack that brings the Vietnam era to the 5 million+ copy selling base game Battlefield: Bad Company 2, owned by yours truly — then you’re in a lot of luck.
According to Battlefield Community Manager zh1nt0, “I am going to Tokyo Game Show to showcase Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam for the first time,” and went back and remarked the contents of this new expansion: “4 brand new maps built in Frostbite, as well as Vietnam specific weapons, vehicles, persistence, unlocks, and achievements/trophies”.
Gameplay videos and whatever is interesting at TGS 2010 will get a post here (or a clean roundup) for all the gamers out there in the LM audience.
Source: BF Blog, JoyStiq
Say you wanted to search something? You Google it of course. And you hit enter on your keyboard. Apparently, Google thinks that is evil, since it is their motto not to be.
Anyways (pushing that delicate subject aside), Google has revealed Google Instant. It makes your enter key useless. Type the words for something, and it’ll predict it at the same time showing you the search results for it. It’s just uncanny. A quick search for ‘LaptopMemo’ was immediately picked up before the whole word was typed, and the search results came right underneath.
Supported browsers are Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer 8, and Safari. Google Instant will begin to appear internationally in the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, and Spain beginning next week, while an U.S rollout begins now. Oh, and it’ll be implemented into browsers natively in the coming months, with a mobile version coming this fall.
Source: Google Instant