Sungale today announced that they are shipping their ultra portable wi-fi enabled TV, that will allow users to watch television on the go over the internet.
I first saw the KULA device during CES and it sounded very promising, especially since the only other similar device available is the FloTV which requires a monthly subscription, the KULA does not require any subscription.
“The shift from traditional television to Internet Protocol television is a new trend that follows the growth and popularity of the Internet” said Ningjun Sun, President and CEO of Sungale. “With more and more users logging on to the internet to view news and television programs, Internet based TV devices are the future in this industry. KULA TV is a product aligned with this new and upcoming trend.”
Today Symantec announced a three part initiative to expand the Norton brand from just personal computers to new devices and applications where you wouldn’t expect Norton to be in.
Today Norton is launching Norton Smartphone Security for Android, Norton Connect and Norton DNS, all of which are in beta meaning they are still testing it and you should’t use it unless you are comfortable with testing software.
“We are entering a new era where no-PC devices are exploding in numbers, which means more opportunity for cybercriminals. It’s becoming more and more critical for consumers to be protected beyond their PCs” said Janice Chaffin, President of Symantecs Consumer Business Unit.
Symantec conducted a “State of PC Health” study that showed that 70% of US Consumers suffered from slow computers due to lack of maintenance. The study included data from over 1 million computers running Norton PC Checkup.
I personally could of told Symantec this and they probably would of saved loads on money, but people don’t care to or know how to maintain their PCs properly, and this is why companies such as Best Buy and Staples reap in millions from their tech services that do nothing more than run a virus scan and defrag a HDD.
Today Adesso announced the MKB-135B which features mechanical key switch technology which ensures accurate keystrokes and improved efficiency, along with an integrated USB Hub and audio jack.
The MKB-135B features the following:
• Mechanical key switch technology for improved tactile sound and fast feedback
• Lifecycle of 20 million mechanical keystrokes for extended use
• N-key rollover function for multiple keys pressed at the same time
• Standard full-sized keyboard featuring 104 keys
The Keyboard is available at Amzon.com and Buy.com
Seagate announced earlier today the release of the new Momentus XT hybrid SSD drive. Combining the low price of a traditional mechanical drive with the speed of an SSD. HardwareGeeks was able to play with the drive before release and write up a review on the drive.
Note: All tests and conclusions were based on an early pre-release version of the Momentus XT due to shipping delays. We will update the review where appropriate when the final hardware has arrived. Due to this not all benchmarks are included at the time of writing.
Today Sound ID announced their newest Bluetooth headset the Sound ID 510 which will be available in at&t wireless stores and on the at&t wireless website starting on June 6th 2010.
The Sound ID 510 will work with any Bluetooth enabled device and is designed to be extremely comfortable when you wear it. There is also an app in the iPhone app store (free) called “Sound ID EarPrint App” that will allow iPhone users to fine tune the headset for them. It will also allow you to turn your Sound ID 510 into a hearing aid.
HP has some of the best laser printers on the market, heck they have in my opinion the best printers period, be it laser or inkjet.
My only gripe with HP and their printers is the fact they often take up to 20 minutes just to install their printers with the software. I actually had an install on one of their consumer printers take longer than 40 minutes on an older PC.
It is a complaint I have taken to some of the highest people at HP and the answer has always been “we are working on it.”
Yesterday I met with Westinghouse and was given a tour of some of their newest LED HDTVs, some will be available in late June early August and others later on in 2010. Before I get into the details I just thave to say I was impressed not only by how nice these televisions looked but also but their low price points.
The televisions which range from 24 inches to 55 inches and all have one thing in common a profile which is less than 1.5” thick, which makes the televisions very thin and light weight, the 24 inch and 26 inch models that I saw yesterday can be hung by picture frame hooks. Can you imagine how much money you’d save using frame hooks instead of buying a vesa mount? Hundreds!
With the announcement of Google TV during Google’s I/O conference in San Francisco, comes news of a collaboration between DISH Network and the big G.
The Google TV platform will have seamless integration between multichannel television and rich web media content, bringing the Internet to everyone’s TV.
DISH Network customers who use Google TV will be able to simultaneously search for content across its network, the Internet, and their DVR units. Customers will have the ability to overlay online content related to television shows, movies, actors, and also hyperlink web content back to multichannel TV.
Normally I don’t do reviews or unboxings on item like this, but I was so impressed by the quality I wanted to share it. It is just a key-chain that doubles as a USB stick drive but its a solidly made little device and that impressed me. The company that makes it is called Centon and their website is http://www.centon.com. They also have College and Nascar licensed USB stick drives among other things. I’d definitely check them out.