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  1. New Parrot Bluetooth 3.0 & WiFi Technology

    by , 06-18-2010 at 01:16 PM

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    Parrot is introducing a new chip that combines the newly ratified bluetooth 3.0 with wifi to bring hybrid wireless technology to devices.
  2. Ultra Cheap Optical Input Amp

    by , 06-17-2010 at 09:41 AM

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    Intersil has these digital audio chips that have many uses, but this specific reference platform is made into an ultra cheap 4 channel amp. It takes digital input, optical input, and SPDIF input, and even has a USB port on the board that will let you control the entire amp from software.

    Updated 06-17-2010 at 09:44 AM by optikalefx

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  3. iPad - System Wide Voice Control

    by , 06-14-2010 at 11:58 PM

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    Ok so it's not true system wide access, but pretty darn close. Using a few apps, and a little jailbreak action, Justin Riley shows us how to control some basic functionality with just voice. Here we demonstrate adjusting the iPod, finding a place to eat, and even posting a tweet.

    Open your mind and imagine when iOS 4 comes out and vlingo can be backgrounded. The goal of vlingo is to allow any developer and their application to use the vlingo voice recognition engine to do whatever the developer wants with voice. So eventually everything you ever wanted to do will be able to do with voice.

    (p.s) still don't text and drive, even if you can do it with your voice!

    Updated 06-15-2010 at 12:05 AM by optikalefx

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  4. iPad - Keeping Your Eyes on the Road with Gestures.

    by , 06-14-2010 at 12:11 AM

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    Justin Riley shows off us, on his custom iPad mount, how you can easily control some basic iPad functions with lots of gestures. After you do the quick 2 minute jailbreak (you wanted to do it anyway) you can enable a plethora of gesture controls. Slide from bottom up, top down, from status bar, tap and hold, pinch and even shake. And you can actually assign these gestures to anything you want.

    So you basically end up with a 9.7 inch touch pad, which IMO is easy to use w/o looking at the screen at all. Drive Responsibly™.

    Updated 06-14-2010 at 12:21 AM by optikalefx

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  5. NEW* IEI 15" Industrial TDM-150GMS XGA LCD Monitor USB Touch Screen Interface 9-36V

    by , 06-11-2010 at 03:24 PM

    IEI Industrial 15" USB Interface Touch Screen Monitor. Typical monitors can only be used in environments that have temperatures in the0C~50C range. Extended IEI environmental testing is performed to ensure the TDM series continues to function properly over its entire service life in a wide working temperature range of -30C to +70C. After being tested in the -30C to +70C temperature range, the TDM series was found to maintain its original luminance.

    The TDM-121GMS supports higher resolutions and smaller pixel pitches (0.24mm versus 0.24mm) to deliver great computer displays.

    With a luminance of 450 cd/m^2, the TDM series offer an improvement over the 250 to 300cd/m^2 luminance typically available with other15-inch TFT LCD modules. The high-brightness feature ensures the screen content is highly visible in all lighting conditions.

    Typical small size monitors only support 130/110 (H/V) viewing angle,but IEI TDM series can support maximum of viewing angle up to 160/160(H/V). Wide viewing angles let you not lose the screen brightness and possibly a change of displayed colors, when you view the monitor from the side.