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  1. Destinator 9.1 Features by Intrinsic Software - CES 2010

    by , 01-15-2010 at 03:56 PM

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    Destinator is made by Intrinsic Software. Destinator 9 is cross platform, not only supporting Windows but also iphone, android, and linux. There is now a Destinator nav store to visit and download a free trial. After 14 days of a free trial, you still get free map browsing but not turn by turn navigation. The maps range around $30. There is a 3D version of points of interest, and there are now double the POI with 4 million, lane guidance and speed limits, real renderings of highway and exit signs. There is a new rendered for the maps so that the text is crisp and clearer. Coming soon are social networks and user generated content. You will be able to see MySpace/Facebook contacts on the maps as well as their most recent tweet.
  2. Asus EEE Keyboard PC - CES 2010

    by , 01-15-2010 at 03:46 PM

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    The keyboard PC is a brushed aluminum keyboard with a control panel built in on the side. It is a fully functioning pc. It lends itself to home entertainment - you can stream viedo form your coach up to a 15' range. There is an Intel Atom processor and 1gb of memory. There is up to 32 gb of solid state storage for multimedia. It is semi ruggedized with no moving parts and it is designed to move around. There is an antenna for ultra wideband. You can send content to your TV from the keyboard. The battery life is four hours. Retail price will be $599 and it will be available in March on Newegg, Amazon and other online stores.

    Updated 01-15-2010 at 03:51 PM by optikalefx

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  3. BoomzBox HD Radio Tuner- Now Available for Preorder

    by , 01-15-2010 at 12:35 PM


    The mp3Car BoomzBox is a USB controlled HD capable AM/FM tuner. The BoomzBox HD is a fully RoHS compliant HD radio tuner built from the ground-up for car PC use. The tuner box is smaller than similar devices on the market. Itís built with a solid aluminum casing to withstand automotive applications. The tuner box has 3 connections; an antenna input port, a pass-through antenna output port, and the 8-pin interface connector.

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    Updated 01-15-2010 at 12:41 PM by Jensen2000

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  4. High Definition Haptics with Pin Ball from Immersion's Piezo - CES 2010

    by , 01-15-2010 at 12:22 PM

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    Immersion's new piezo electric actuator makes a pin ball game on a tablet pc feel like you are playing on an actual pin ball machine. The tablet pc uses the piezo which is a tiny ceramic slip that sits on a pcb and mounted in the bezel of the laptop. The piezo moves the screen gently. Every touch on the screen feels different, so that the experience now also includes high definition haptic effects. Now pulse, hertz and intensity can be manipulated. Haptics can be used in the automotive environment to keep the driver's eyes on the road by providing tactile feedback from the screen. Mobile phone manufacturers are now using haptics to create a richer mobile phone experience.
  5. XCore Keyboard PC Teardown - CES 2010

    by , 01-10-2010 at 07:51 PM

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    There are currently two working prototypes of the XCore Keyboard PC. This pc is will have a retail cost of $100. Xcore agreed to open the prototype up for mp3Car right on the CES 2010 Showfloor. You can see that a ribbon cable connects the keyboard to the circuit board. A metal plate acts as an EFI shielding as well as taking the heat form the chips and moving it to the exterior of the keyboard which allows the PC to be fan-less and decreases power consumption. The computer is exposed and the processor is visible. The computer module is easily accessible and swap-able, so that the pc can be easily upgraded, leaving the rest in place. An internal usb port holds the wifi, a connector for the SATA hard drive, and a connector for your 3G, GSM or CDMA card.