Technology

Oct 5, 2010

QNAP NMP-1000P media player offers a geeky alternative to Google TV

Posted by in Ethernet, Flickr Gadget, Gadgets, Media Receiver, Photos, Technology
QNAP NMP-1000p Network Media Player

Media streamers are funny things. So many features to offer, so many files to store, and so many different formats to support. Luckily, QNAP has launched the new QNAP NMP-1000P Network Media Player, which can support pretty much every kind of video and audio format you’ll ever come across, and decode it using a super-quick […]


Sep 21, 2010

Cool media phone but no DLNA or HDMI? HTC Tube to the rescue

Posted by in DLNA, Media Receiver
HTC Tube

Got an awesome Android phone with excellent media capabilites like 720p video recording or HD playback? Ever use them? No? Sure you don’t – just who does want to faff around with memory cards or cables and transfers that take ages? Well HTC hears ya loud and clear, and is bringing out the HTC Tube […]


Jan 15, 2010

Sony Bravia Internet Video brings social media to your 3D TV

Posted by in CES 2010, DLNA, Events, HDTV, Music, Social Media, Sony, Video and TV, Wi-Fi
Sony Bravia Internet Video HDTV

The new Sony Bravia Internet Video platform is Sony’s answer to the huge interest in Internet video that we’ve seen this year. Featuring 25 different applications from the likes of YouTube and Netflix, the Sony Bravia Internet Video system comes built into many of Sony’s shiny new HDTVs, which, together with Wi-Fi and 3D, provide […]


Jan 9, 2010

Boxee Box Review – why your HDTV and you need this remarkable media center

Posted by in CES 2010, Events, Media Receiver, Social Media, Video and TV, Wi-Fi
Boxee Box review

Look around CES 2010 and you’ll see acres of HDTVs and Blu-ray playes, all showing off their flashy Internet TV features. YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and a billion other social media apps, all viewable on a shiny new $5,000 HDTV. But what if you don’t have $5,000? Or worse, what if you just spent $5,000 […]


Jan 6, 2010

Eye-Fi Pro X2 wireless SD card with endless memory

Posted by in Cameras, CES 2010, Events, Facebook Gadget, Flickr Gadget, Photos, Photos, Social Media, Thoughts, Twitter Gadget, Videos, Wi-Fi, YouTube Gadget
Eye Fi Pro-X2

I didn’t mean for this series of CES 2010 posts to be so camera-heavy, but I couldn’t resist this. Eye-Fi have announced the new Eye-Fi Pro X2, an 8GB SD card with built-in WiFi. Quite how they managed to cram the WiFi gubbins into an SD card is beyond me, but what it gives you […]


Jan 6, 2010

Samsung CL80: Super-social Wi-Fi camera gets the most from your memories

Posted by in Bluetooth, Cameras, CES 2010, DLNA, Events, Facebook Gadget, Flickr Gadget, Photos, Photos, Samsung, Social Media, Technology, Thoughts, Videos, Wi-Fi, YouTube Gadget
Samsung CL80 camera

Samsung have been showing off the Samsung CL80 camera at CES 2010, a camera so rich with features it makes mobile phones look barren! Samsung have managed to endow (for that really is the right word!) the CL80 not just with cracking camera optics and all sorts of image improvement trickery, but also a plethora […]


Jan 6, 2010

Kodak unveils the Facebook Photo frame at CES 2010

Posted by in CES 2010, Digital Photo Frames, Events, Photos, Wi-Fi
Kodak Pulse Facebook Photo Frame

Kodak have unveiled the Kodak Pulse, a nifty photo frame that wirelessly connects to the Internet and displays pics from Facebook or Kodak Gallery. Of course, it’ll also display pics from an SD card like every other digital photo frame, but its social media features give it an extra dimension that lets it act as […]


Jan 10, 2009

CES 2009: Sony's Web Browsing Camera

Posted by in CES 2009, Gadgets, Sony, Technology, Wi-Fi
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-G3

This camera has everything; the picture even has a snazzy “web2.0” reflection. Manufactures have been adding features and gizmos to mobile phones for years but this could be the first sign that cameras are going to get the same treatment. We have been moving towards the one device to control them all for sometime but […]


Dec 10, 2008

Intel working on battery-free mobile gadgets

Posted by in News, Technology
Shiro SQ-S solar-powered Personal Media Player

One of the biggest problems with all mobile and portable gadgets of any form is their batteries, which tend to run annoyingly flat at the drop of a hat. Intel, though, thinks it’s solved the problem. It’s working on a series of technologies that effectively means mobile and portable gadgets will be able draw power […]


Dec 3, 2008

Nokia Home Music streamer stuns the world

Posted by in Audio, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wireless Stereo Systems
Nokia Home Music media streamer

Nokia, best known for being the world’s number one mobile phone manufacturer (and mapping company, and camera manufacturer, and…well, you get the idea!) have amazed the world today with the announcement of a new media streamer. Nokia have not exactly been visible in the music device market, but the new Nokia Home Music streamer could […]