Items tagged with pocket

The ink is barely dry on the announcement about Android Wear, Google’s forthcoming wearables platform, but developers are already tinkering with the Developer Preview SDK. Pocket, which makes a nifty tool that lets you save anything you see online, be it in a web browser or app, to view later in a “pocket”. You can even view what you’ve stashed without an Internet connection whether you’re on your computer, phone, or tablet. Pocket has already pushed out a prototype Pocket app for Android Wear. After you get an alert on your smartwatch, “You swipe, and an action... Read more...
If you're an avid user of apps, and an avid reader of the Internet, you've probably heard of Pocket. Or, perhaps, you're a user. A year ago, the company changed its name (and purpose) from Read It Later, and this week it's taking another major step in evolving the user experience. As of now, Pocket saves over 35 million items per month, and it has expanded into Mac, Chrome, Safari, and various mobile platforms. The network of developers and publishers has blossomed to nearly 12,000. The next major update centers around sharing. While “broadcasting” to social networks (like Facebook,... Read more...
Pure Digital Technologies recently announced two new products in its pocket camcorder lineup: the Flip UltraHD (MSRP: $199.99) and the Flip Ultra (MSRP: $149.99). Both models build upon the existing Flip Ultra line by offering new features, such as two-hours of recording time and increasing the LCD size to 2.0-inches (diagonal). The Flip UltraHD also offers high-definition (HD) video recording (1280x720) and an HDMI Mini TV-out port. We spent some hands-on time with the Flip UltraHD to evaluate its capabilities.  Click the link below and check it out...Flip UltraHD Pocket Camcorder Review... Read more...
There have been plenty of recalls and stories about laptop and cell phone batteries (think Sony --- ouch, and Nokia, recently) either overheating or igniting, but we've never heard of an MP3 player doing this before.Danny Williams says his 1 1/2 year old iPod nano caught fire in his pocket. A local TV station caught the news, and posted a rather sensationalistic story.There's a full news video at the linked site. Hilariously, the news anchor calls the nano a "nana" (channeling her grandmother?).  The statement made by Williams' mother makes one wonder how long it will be before a lawsuit is... Read more...
EMI Music announced DRM-free music downloads through Apple's iTunes earlier this week. They mentioned "premium" music files, with a bitrate of 256 kbps, instead of the standard 128 kbps, for thirty cents more. Slate answers the question: So what? Listeners don't need all the data on a CD, since much of it is imperceptible to the human ear. Sound compression takes advantage of this fact by removing all that extra information. For starters, codecs throw out frequencies outside the range of human hearing - roughly 20Hz to... Read more...
Pay attention class, there will be an exam at the end of the lesson. Presently the portable hard drives top out at 120GB and grow 40% larger every year. This means that the mighty Seagate 750GB drives of today will fit in your pocket in just under 6 years, and the TB barrier will be broken wide open in 7. That is, if the math holds. With flash solid-state drives being the hip new thing, the 1.8" mechanical drives may or may not be so fashionable by then. "The Seagate rep just got back to me after doing the math. He told me there's a Seagate slide... Read more...
At 4 x 1.3 inches (103 x 35mm), 400MHz, 64MB of Ram, 16MB CF (upgradeable) and 10/100 Ethernet all for under $200, plus it fits in your pocket, the 400xm is one small but mighty machine. This little wonder is marketed for the Network Administrator or IT professional on the go. Comes with Linux 2.6.17 pre-installed. PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct 23 -- Gumstix, Inc., maker of the world's smallest full function miniature computers, today announced the netstix(TM) 400xm-cf computer. The netstix 400xm-cf computer doubles the performance of the netstix 200xm-cf, using a 400MHz connex(TM) motherboard and adding... Read more...
When your average thumb drive just doesn't have enough space for your data, you might be at a loss of what to do. Well if you're not interested in burnable media, or bulky portable hard drives, you might want to check out Western Digital's 6GB Passport Pocket Drive. It's slightly bigger than a flash stick, but houses a mini 6GB hard drive, and ensures compatibility with almost any computer through its USB interface. "Portable file storage is a field which is undergoing rapid advances every year. While burning information to DVD... Read more...
Good evening folks :) Tonight we have a roundup of motherboards based on the VIA K8T800 Pro chipset, a look at the Dell Axim X50v Pocket PC which comes with a 624MHz CPU, and a couple other items. I decided to do some spring cleaning today, so now I'm off to organize all my hardware junk and figure out if it should go in a rig, or be sold on ebay. Good night. Dell Axim X50v Pocket PC Review @ The Tech Zone "The powerful Dell Axim X50v Pocket PC features a large 3.7" VGA display that provides brilliant, clear images at 640x480 resolution. This was previously unheard of in a handheld device.... Read more...
I think today has been the coldest day yet in my neck of the woods(and I do mean woods). Usually two overclocked computers will do the job of warming my room, but not today. So here I sit, delivering you the news with multiple layers of clothing. I know Wednesday and Friday are the days for game related news, but there really isn't much in the way of need to know news, so I may have to rework the days. Well, time to get these stiff fingers working... Hardware Roadmaps For 2005 @ PC Stats "Wondering what's in store from the computer industry in 2005? PCstats had a look at some roadmaps from... Read more...
  Hercules Audio - Muse Pocket USB External Soundcard Audio at your Fingertips Jason R. Gibson February 29, 2004 Recently Hercules is punching out more new audio devices then you can shake a stick at.  This time, they're back with yet another way of getting the groove from your computer to your speakers, the Gamesurround Muse Pocket.  Unlike Hercules's last attempt at an external sound machine, their DJ Console, one can not scratch or remix their music with this product.  However, with a simple push of a button, one acquires total volumetric control over the output of the sound... Read more...