Posts Tagged ‘Wares’
While our immediate attention is concentrated on the quick approaching tech-fest that is CES, let us not forget another crucial occasion happening in January– the eagerly waited for launch of BlackBerry 10. We have no idea if its success will equal RIM’s expectations, but simply this morning all major
If you’ve been storing part of your digital library on Amazon’s Cloud Drive, access to your goods just got easier. The outfit has released a desktop app for both Mac and Windows machines enabling uploads and downloads with minimal effort. For starters, you’ll be able to drag and drop files via a Cloud Drive icon and you’ll be a brief right-click away from sending any file or folder to the repository. Downloads from the cloud run in the background and can be paused / resumed whenever you darn well please. Dropped your connection in the heat of battle? No worries. The app manages restarts and connectivity hiccups without losing your wares. If you’re already signed up, hit the source link below to fetch yours.
Although we’ve still seen none of Panasonic’s Android family outside of Japan, a new rumor suggests that the company is seeking out a PR agency to help big up its latest smartphone offerings across the Old World, starting next year. Panasonic is keeping schtum on the rumor, although it’s already announced plans to head out overseas on its smartphone ship some time in 2012. PR Week reports that the brief includes the UK and five other European countries. Wafer-thin, water-resistant phones may have already landed, but we’re not going to say no to more psychedelic handsets.
Poised to please audio enthusiasts, both employ DSP and Libratone’s FullRoom for a “360 degree soundscape” controllable via an iOS app, while the Lounge’s volume can also be handled by a TV remote. The Lounge will be available through Apple’s online store this September priced at £1,099 to €,1199 (about $ 1,791 to $ 1,954), and the Live for £599 to £6,99 ($ 699) at Apple retail locations in the EU and US — both in various colorways. You’ll find details in the PR after the break while your next bout of Gear Acquisition Syndrome begins settling in.
The amount of dual-band products (you know, those that support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands) is slowly growing, but already a pair of companies are thinking about the next big thing: tri-band. Atheros and Wilocity have both been eying that 60GHz stuff that the WiGig Alliance is pushing around these days, and now they’re announcing a collaboration to “build tri-band wireless solutions that combine the ubiquity and coverage of WiFi with the multi-gigabit performance of the Wireless Gigabit Alliance’s 60GHz technology.” The new gear would enable all sorts of backwards compatibility, and while there aren’t too many details being shared just yet on exactly what kind of kit is in the pipeline, we do know of one particular tidbit. That tidbit, of course, is wireless PCI Express, or wPCIe. Developed by Wilocity, this black magic would essentially enable PCIe devices to be docked outside of the desktop and have their signals beamed to a receiver card within the desktop. Think external graphics, storage arrays, etc., all sans cabling. It’s being reported that wPCIe can push data at up to 5Gbps, and if all goes to plan, the spec should scale easily to 7Gbps. Be sure to give the links below a visit for a deeper dive, and get ready to give that SFF machine you’ve often overlooked… well, another look.
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A Youthful Market Spurns the Wares of Microsoft
Its recent cancellation of the Kin smartphone adds to a long list of product misfires â€” from watches to music players â€” that have plagued Microsoftâ€™s consumer division.