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    Zeppelin Air Floats Music from Room to Room

    You may have seen this product in the past, but this is a whole new Zeppelin in every way but its characteristic shape. The Zeppelin Air provides superior sound over the past models, this one can handle a multisystem set up so several Zeppelins around your house can make for a seamless listening experience. ‘It’s […]

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    Turn 2D footage into 3D with the updated Toshiba Qosmio X500

    The Toshiba Qosmio X500 has a great reputation as a gaming laptop, but it has just taken an extra step and introduced some seriously cool updates. It now enables you to view movies and play games in 3D, and you can display 3D footage on a compatible TV via the HDMI interface.

    What’s so exciting about this is the face mapping software they’ve introduced, to give you glasses free 3D which uses eyeball tracking to give you the perfect picture. The software utilizes the built in webcam to map your eyes to nose ratio, and using this they make sure that however you move you always get the perfect picture. Details and images of how this works are a little vague, but you can see the picture above for an idea of how this functions.

    They’ve also created a cool function that I like to call ‘3D upscaling’ which will render 2D content into 3D viewings, using the Toshiba Video Player 3D software. This will hugely expand you DVD library, by allowing you to view classics in a whole new way.

    The laptop uses the second generation Intel Core i7 processor to enable multiple application use at fast speeds and features 8GB of RAM.

    The updated laptop will be available from the end of January 2011. Price TBA.

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    AT&T’s Motorola Atrix 4G Says “I’m Smarter Than You” to iPhone

    Atrix 4G’s claim to fame is that it is the world’s most powerful smartphone with a 1GHz dual-core processor, high-res qHD display and it’s available with breakthrough accessories including an ultra-thin laptop dock. The 4 inch screen sports 24 bit color graphics, due to NVIDIA Tegra, which is the world’s most advanced mobile processor featuring […]

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    The Pipsqueak saves you from Mary Poppins moments

    The rise of the designer bag has led to many Mary Poppins moments when searching for your mobile. Once you’ve manoeuvred your way around your keys, wallet, makeup, sticks of gum.. the phone has often stopped ringing and you’ve missed an important call. Devices do exist that alert you when your phone starts vibrating- but this is the first we’ve seen that answers your call with a ‘Janet will be with you shortly message’ to keep the caller online.

    Pipsqueak is a pocket sized device that uses Bluetooth to sync to your phone. It features a clip to allow you to clip it to your bag or waistband and vibrates and emits both light and sound when you have a call- with the number ringing displayed on its surface. You can opt out of the sound option if you’re somewhere very quiet.

    You can use it to hang up on a call, or to alert your caller that you are about to answer. This feature is called ‘extended time’ and tells the caller to ‘Please Hold’. You can customize this message with your own voice- or use celebrities via the website (not yet launched).

    The Pipsqueak also alerts you if you’ve left your phone behind, with a 30 foot radius. When you’ve stepped out of range your Pipsqueak will vibrate and display a ‘Phone Lost’ message. I think this is a very clever idea, and know it would help me out a lot.

    The device is created by SeekerPND and the launch date and price is still TBA.

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    LG Shows Off First Glasses Free 3D Mobile TV

    What’s even better than a digital TV that is mobile ready? A digital mobile TV that is 3D capable – but without having to use any glasses! At CES LG is showing off a prototype of a 7″ mobile TV receiver that features auto-stereoscopic capability that eliminates the need for special viewing glasses to see […]

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    The Withings Smart Baby Monitor lets you use your iPhone to check on your baby

    Baby monitors used to be fairly basic devices. They’d transmit noises from a transmitter to the receiver and you’d be able to tell whether your precious was cooing or crying. Welcome to the next evolution of the baby monitor, where your receiver can be any web connected device, including your iPod, iPad, eBook or computer. The Withings Smart Baby Monitor features a 3MP camera which transmits to any connected device, allowing parents to remotely check in on their progeny. They can access both video and audio data, as well as use the inbuilt microphone in the monitor to soothe their child remotely.

    The Smart Baby Monitor is more than just a camera though, as the device includes a whole bunch of extra features. Infrared LEDs give you access to night vision, and you can also check the temperature and humidity of the room to make sure that your baby is comfortable. You can also select music to play through the monitor (lullabies etc), and stream playlists to the Smart Monitor from anywhere in the world.

    You can even go one step further, and set up personalized alarms that alert you when there is unusual behaviour relating to their movements or temperature, based on certain parameters. The monitor is cubed shape, and you simply open it to use the functionality and snap it shut to turn it off.

    The Withings Smart Baby Monitor will be available in March 2011.