Friday, January 7, 2011

If you’re curious what all the “4G” LTE news coming out of Verizon’s camp at CES in Vegas is about, take a view of this short video just released by Verizon. While full of marketing it does at minimum give you an idea and glimpse of what is coming.



Friday, January 7, 2011

OCOSMOS OSCS 9

OCOSMOS Co., Ltd, a leading innovator and developer of consumer electronics and solutions, today unveiled the world’s most user-friendly personal computer and gaming device: the OCS9 Tablet PC, revolutionizing both professional and gaming PC markets.

The OCS9 is a multimedia PC tablet powered by Intel’s next generation Atom platform codenamed “Oak Trail”, running Windows 7, and capable of running the most demanding online PC games, MMORPG, 3D, productivity and social networking applications. It’s a high-end tablet PC. Its uniquely usable OMOS Key interface enhances the ease and speed of tasks and games commonly performed on a laptop or desktop and its intuitive control mechanism is superior to multi-touch interfaces for playing games and browsing the Web.

The OCS9 is built for hardcore and casual gaming, interactive entertainment, social networking and productivity applications, with its OMOS interface, nine-inch (diagonal) multi-touch display, detachable QWERTY controller with virtual keyboard, connectivity over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB 2.0 HS, powerful stereo sound, and long battery life, making it the ideal Tablet PC. A stand allows users to tilt the tablet for operation at a convenient angle. The OCS9 also comes with a pouch that holds the detachable controller and the alternate battery.

“OCS9’s OMOS Key raises the bar for the most usable Tablet PC interface,” said Eu-jin Oh, president of OCOSMOS. “Users will love the OCS9’s capabilities, ease of use and power.”

The OCS9 Tablet PC delivers a new platform of Tiny Computer (TC) technology that benefits both business users and the gaming public, and its unique OMOS Key interface overcomes the limitations of multi-touch interfaces.

“The Intel Atom processor continues to create waves of innovation in the industry,” said Rene Torres, director of marketing for Intel’s Notebook and Tablet Group. “We are excited to see OCOSMOS take advantage of Intel Atom’s performance and compatibility to bring PC-class gaming experiences to life with their OCS9 announcement.”

The OCS9 specifications include:

  • Intel’s next generation Atom processor platform codenamed Oak Trail Up to 64GB of solid-state storage
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 9.0 Inch (Diagonal) Widescreen Multi-Touch Display
  • 1024 x 768 pixel resolution capacitive touch screen
  • Front and rear cameras (1.3MP Webcam in front, 3.1MP camera in back)
  • A microphone for video chat sessions
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • OMOS Key Interface: useful as a mouse, and customizable for character input
  • 64GB of Internal SSD storage
  • External Micro SD Card up to 64GB
  • Right/Left keys on the device shoulder for gaming
  • Gyroscope/Accelerometer

“The OCS9 Tablet PC is a revolution in gaming,” says OCOSMOS representative, Jay-Hun Kim. “With the Intel Atom platform and OMOS controller, the OCS9 is positioned to blow away other portable gaming consoles on the market, not to mention PCs, and users will find that 2D and 3D image editing is even faster than on a desktop PC.”

OCOSMOS is planning to work with major online and offline distributors for the OCS9, and will collaborate with leading game developers to enhance existing games for the platform. The product will be available in the United States mid 2011, and will later be available in China and other global markets.



ViewMedia-2

From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Sling Media, Inc., today announced a subscription offering that will soon be available on select 4G smartphones on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.

Sling Media has created a subscription service offering that gives Verizon Wireless customers the ability to watch their home TV on new 4G smartphones. The subscription service provides a Slingbox®, the SlingPlayer™ application and networking accessories.

“With significantly increased speeds and reduced latency, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network provides an ideal environment for a fantastic Sling viewing experience with great video quality,” said John Gilmore, senior vice president and general manager at Sling Media. “Sling’s subscription offering is a new, easy way for consumers to start enjoying their home TV wirelessly, with one monthly bill from Verizon and without a long term contract for the Sling app.”

With a Slingbox at home and a Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband connection, the award-winning SlingPlayer application gives users the ability to watch live sports, catch up on the news or enjoy movies on their smartphones. Users can enjoy their TV while having their oil changed, waiting for a flight or taking a study break. Verizon Wireless customers will be able to sign up for the offer through V CAST Apps, Verizon Wireless’ mobile storefront, beginning later this year.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ existing 3G network. Consumer devices with a wide range of applications are expected to be available later this year. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.

More details about the Verizon Wireless and SlingPlayer offering will be available during CES in Verizon Wireless’ booth (#35216 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center) and at the Sling Media booth (#9014 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center). For more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte. For more information about Verizon Wireless at CES, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/verizonwireless.



Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cambridge Audio’s all-new 751BD – the best sounding 3D Blu-ray player yet!

Hot on the heels of its multi award-winning debut Blu-ray Universal player, British hi-fi legend Cambridge Audio will open CES 2011 with a surprise launch in the shape of the 751BR 3D Blu-ray Universal player.

With twin HDMI outputs, the 751BD delivers 3D video to multiple displays and supports onboard decoding of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. These formats can also be output as bitstreams for an AV receiver to decode internally.

The clear on screen menu makes setup simple and in use, the 751BD is whisper quiet and lightning fast with disc loading times a fraction of the competition.

The 751BD incorporates a high quality Marvell QDEO video scaler to produce incredible picture quality from existing DVDs which can now be viewed in full HD 1080p resolution.

However it is the 751BD’s musical performance that really sets it apart from its peers with genuinely uncontested audiophile credentials. With a mouth watering specification including five Wolfson WM8740 DACs, Anagram Technologies Q5 192 kHZ upsampling and a choice of digital filters, the 751BD truly excels as a music source supporting DVD-A, SACD and of course CD.

In addition USB and eSATA drives can be connected for instant enjoyment of movies, music and photos. And with its supplied wireless dongle, the 751BD is ready to connect to the internet and supports BD Profile 2.0 (BD-Live and BonusView).



MiLi Power to Unveil MiLi HD at 2011 CES, Bringing Your Mobile Content Directly To Your Home Entertainment System In High-Definition

MiLi Power, specialist in design and development of docking stations, battery power and charging solutions, announces the release of the MiLi HD docking station. Equipped with HDMI output and Hi-Fi speaker, MiLi HD allows you to easily transfer media to your flat screen or home theater system directly from your Apple device. Compatible with all Apple media players, including iPad and iPhone, MiLi HD will be on display next week at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

With MiLi HD, users don’t have to struggle with wireless streaming and spotty WiFi connections. MiLi HD allows Apple users to watch their downloaded films, TV shows, and mobile services like NetFlix, in 1080i HD directly on their home television. Listen to your entire music or iTunes library playing through your high-quality home audio setup or through MiLi HD’s built-in HiFi speaker. “No longer does your mobile entertainment have to be just mobile,” says MiLi Power’s Executive VP, Robert Grossman. “MiLi HD provides the most reliable option to connect your mobile device to your home entertainment systems. 2011 marks a rebirth of MiLi Power, with a new management team and a slew of new innovative products to hit the market, it’s sure to be an exciting year!” MiLi HD, along with the rest of MiLi’s new product line will be on display January 6-9, 2011 at CES.

MiLi HD
Watch HD videos from your Apple device directly on your flat-screen or listen to your full music library through your high-quality home audio system

• Compatible with all Apple products, including iPad
• 1080i HDMI output, built-in HiFi speaker
• Mini-USB connection
• Fully functional docking station with charging capabilities
• Apple certified with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty
• $99.99

MiLi HD ($99.99) will be available at www.MiLiPower.com and select retailers nationwide. To request additional information about MiLi, please contact PR Representative Brad Hobbs at (305) 576-1171 x19 or by e-mail at bradhobbs@maxborgesagency.com.



Thursday, January 6, 2011
Magellan RoadMate 9055 GPS i

Magellan, a pioneering GPS brand, today announced new features being added to its successful RoadMate® product lineup of car Navigation units that will enhance driver safety and enable easier viewing.

The new Magellan RoadMate 9055 GPS is a feature-rich navigation device designed for easy viewing that further expands Magellan’s successful 7-inch car Navigation product line. The RoadMate 9055 is the first of a select group of Magellan GPS units that will support a new, proprietary Magellan back-up camera scheduled for release this spring. The unit’s large, high-definition screen transmits a live feed from the vehicle’s bumper when the car is placed in reverse gear. Children and pets behind the vehicle car are now visible and can be avoided, helping make the road safer for both the driver and pedestrians.

Designed with drivers of RVs, SUVs, minivans and other larger-cab vehicles in mind, the RoadMate 9055 GPS also includes three features most requested by consumers: a high-definition WVGA screen, Bluetooth connectivity to mobile devices, and a lifetime traffic subscription that alerts drivers of congestion ahead and calculates alternative routes.

The RoadMate 9055 GPS’s large, 7-inch screen offers the user the same viewing area as most in-dash car navigation units for a crisp, clear view of the screen. Bluetooth connectivity enables hands-free operation of mobile phones, helping drivers to communicate safely while driving. Magellan’s Free, Lifetime Traffic Feature, feeds continual updates of traffic conditions in traffic-congested North American cities directly to the GPS unit. The driver is provided with an accurate estimate of travel times factoring in distance and traffic, as well as suggestions for less-congested alternative routes.

Why RoadMate Is The Ideal Road Mate

Preloaded with maps of the 50 United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico and more than 6 million points of interest locations, all Magellan RoadMate models features exclusive rich content from the most trusted name in driver safety, AAA. The built-in AAA TourBook guide with Diamond ratings and descriptions for US and Canada provides highly detailed information about hotels, restaurants local attractions, and a guide to merchants offering member discounts. A special AAA roadside assistance feature (for AAA members only) gives you your exact location with a touch of a button so you can get the roadside help you need quickly and easily.

The RoadMate 9055 includes Highway Lane Assist which guides the driver into the proper lane for upcoming lane changes and exits, as well as Magellan’s proprietary OneTouch user interface providing users instant access to favorite addresses, searches and destinations. The GPS unit also features text-to-speech technology, which provides spoken street names while navigating; and a convenient Video-In jack, which can be used to connect an iPod®, back-up camera or other video source to watch live video on the bright 7-inch display (cable not included).

“We developed our large-screen navigation devices to help people get more information they need at a quick glance. Between our high-definition widescreens, our hands-free calling features, the quality of the AAA TourBook content and assurance of roadside assistance for its members, and the forthcoming back-up camera accessory, our RoadMate devices not only navigate drivers to their destinations, they make each journey safer,” said Mike Wagner, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Magellan.

The RoadMate 9055 comes with a specialized heavy-duty Extension Mount that brings the GPS navigator up close and personal. With three points of articulation and an extra 12 inches of extension, no cab is too large to maneuver the display within easy reach. The specialized multi-surface mounting pad will also stick directly to vinyl dashboards, safely securing the device and avoiding the long reach to the windshield. Drivers in smaller vehicles will appreciate the ability to bring the Magellan RoadMate 9055 GPS below dash level so that windshield space is not taken up.

The Magellan RoadMate 9055 GPS is now available at Amazon. It includes the extension mount and cradle, vehicle power adapter, and USB data cord. The unit retails at a MSRP for $299.99.

For optional accessories, including cases, pouches and additional mounting options, visit http://www.magellangps.com.



Diamond HC9000 3D High-Definition Home Theater Projector from Mitsubishi Electric Shown at CES 2011

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division continues its leadership in bringing the 3D experience to home theaters by introducing its newest Diamond 3D 1080p full HD home theater projector at the CES Show in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2011, in Booth #9021.

“We’ve heard that this is ‘the year of 3D,’” said Wayne Kozuki, product manager, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division. “But Mitsubishi has been selling 3D-ready TVs since 2007, so it’s the home entertainment industry that is finally catching up to us.”

Mitsubishi’s new Diamond 3D projector is packed with features that create crisp, vivid, engaging 3D images that can display over 100-inch screens, creating a true theater experience. Powered by an SXRD™ cutting-edge reflective liquid-crystal optical engine, Mitsubishi adds its own algorithms and processing technologies to create high-brightness, high-contrast (up to 120,000:1 full on/full off) images that are smooth, dazzling and true to the original content.

A key element in projector performance is its lens, and Mitsubishi has incorporated extra-low dispersion glass into its six-piece, 17-cluster structure for higher functionality that minimizes chromatic aberration. The result is colors and details that are impeccably crystal clear.

With its auto-iris function, Mitsubishi’s Diamond 3D home theater projector automatically sets the optimal aperture according to each scene, and its 120Hz refresh rate produces ultra-smooth transitions and amazing and life-like images. An independent management function allows adjustment to color characteristics such as hue, intensity and brightness individually (red, green, cyan, magenta and yellow), without affecting the other colors..

With a wide range of powered lens shift (100% vertical and 45% horizontal), this new Mitsubishi Diamond 3D projector is easy to install, even in a complicated room configuration. In some cases there may not be a need to turn the projector upside down in a ceiling mount, and its 1.8x powered-zoom range also gives installers additional installation flexibility.

At only 19dBa, this Diamond 3D projector is extremely quiet, so viewers can easily hear the movie, even in whisper-soft scenes, instead of an annoying projector hum. Two HDMI™ version 1.4 inputs support 3D signals, as well as provide easy set-up options for multiple video inputs, and its RS232 support offers plug-and-play connectivity with third-party remote operations.

Mitsubishi’s new Diamond 3D projector also offers low cost of ownership with an estimated 4000-hour lamp life* in low conservation mode. It also has a convenient and simple rear-access lamp design for easy lamp exchanges and a one-year limited warranty on the lamp, one of the best lamp warranties in the industry.

“3D is a large screen, immersive experience, and we’re proud to showcase our new 3D Diamond Projector at this year’s CEDIA,” said James Chan, senior director, marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. “We continue to bring the best projection technology with a broad range of products to our home theater partners.”



Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Today at 2011 International CES, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and LG Mobile Phones announced the upcoming Android™ Honeycomb-powered T-Mobile® G-Slate™ with Google™, by LG. Expected to be available in coming months, the G-Slate will be the first 4G tablet from the two companies powered by Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the upcoming version of Google’s Android platform optimized for tablets.

“T-Mobile is proud to add a new milestone in the evolution of the Android platform with our first 4G tablet powered by Android 3.0,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “The T-Mobile G-Slate with Google will build on our rich history of Android innovation and leadership and deliver deep integration with Google services.”

“LG is dedicated to continuing its role as an innovation leader and is thrilled to announce its entry into the tablet marketplace with the G-Slate,” said Jeff Hwang, president of LG Mobile Phones. “Streamlining everyday tasks and enhancing entertainment with blazing fast 4G speed, the T-Mobile G-Slate by LG will deliver the latest in Android technology and provide users with an advanced tablet experience.”

The T-Mobile G-Slate will be among the first 4G tablets to fully benefit from the tablet-optimized Android 3.0 platform, which was designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes and addresses the unique aspects of tablet use cases and form factors. The Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization. It will also feature the latest Google Mobile innovations including Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D interaction, collection of more than 3 million eBooks and Google Talk™ with video and voice chat.

Additional product details will be disclosed at a later date.



ZoomSafer First Exit Screen

ZoomSafer announced today at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show that its innovative safe driving software is now available for Android phones, the fastest growing smart phone platform in the world.

³Governments throughout the world continue to pass new laws to combat distracted driving, but drivers still endanger themselves, their passengers, and their employers by texting, emailing and talking without using hands-free services,² said ZoomSafer CEO Matt Howard. ³Android-based smartphones are surging in popularity and we are excited to offer our patented software to Android users seeking to prevent distracted driving.²

ZoomSafer® client software installed on smartphones automatically launches when you begin to drive and automatically turns off when you are finished driving. ZoomSafer¹s patented on-device software can be configured to trigger using in-vehicle telematics or Bluetooth systems, as well as phone-based GPS services. Once triggered, the ZoomSafer software disables emailing and texting and manages other inbound and outbound communications based on client-controlled and administered policies. Popular policy options include the ability to make and receive hands-free phone calls and an auto-reply function, which sends messages to let others know that the user is driving.

Those interested in participating in the beta should click on the ³Android Beta² link on the ZoomSafer website.

ZoomSafer software is also currently available on BlackBerry devices. For more information or to participate in the Android beta, please visit ZoomSafer at CES in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall, Booth #2334 or at www.zoomsafer.com.



Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ten One Design Unveils Fling Tactile Game Controller for iPad at CES 2011

Ten One Design, creator of the first capacitive touch-screen stylus for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, has announced its revolutionary tactile game controller for iPad – Fling. This patent pending device adheres to the iPad’s screen over the directional pad of any applicable game to deliver ultimate control and superb response for full gaming immersion. Fling’s unique spiral design creates actual physical resistance so gamers are assured of greater directional control.

Fling works with any iPad game with a directional pad, or virtual joystick, including Meteor Blitz, Across Age and Super Megaworm, among many other First Person Shooter and RPG titles.

To use Fling, launch the game of your choice, secure Fling’s center control over the game’s directional pad. Then simply place your thumb on the center control to navigate easily through the game.

Fling’s unique transparent and flexible design provides an unrestricted view of all on-screen action. Plus, the suction cups allow simple attachment and detachment for spontaneous gaming sessions. Click here to see full video demo.

Ten One Design Unveils Fling Tactile Game Controller for iPad at CES 2011

The included microfiber bag is ideal for on-the-go storage and doubles as the perfect screen cleaning cloth to eliminate unwanted smudges and fingerprints.

Available with Ice, Ninja and Ultraviolet accents, Fling can be pre-ordered now at www.tenonedesign.com for just $24.95 and will begin shipping at the end of January.