Items tagged with radar

With Mango hitting devices this week, the flood of handsets designed specifically for Microsoft's next-gen build of WP7 has begun. T-Mobile USA is first in line, with the new HTC Radar 4G sailing their way in a glistening white outfit. It's the carrier's first Windows Phone capable of 4G speeds (HSPA+, in this case), also boasting a 3.8" touch display, a virtual QWERTY keyboard, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Internet Explorer 9 and a 5MP rear camera with LED flash. The carrier isn't doling out a price or release date, but it'll be out before the holidays. So, is this the white handset of your dreams?... Read more...
This may not be a hardcore PC enthusiast news blip, but it's just too radical to overlook. When you think of Sprint, you probably think of Dan Hesse, a Simply Everything Plan, or a funky yellow logo. But do you think of in-wall radar systems? Cambridge Consultants, known as a design and development company, has today unveiled "Sprint," which is described as a "prototype handheld device which provides a 3D image of objects embedded within walls or floors." Mind you, this doesn't relate to the Sprint you know of as the cellular carrier, but there's no doubt some fancy communications involved here.... Read more...
Update: We incorrectly reported that that Shaun Malone was found innocent of speeding. As PressDemocrat.com reports, the trial is still ongoing and is scheduled to resume on October 3rd. The judge "is expected to issue a ruling after hearing additional testimony in October, including from both sides' experts."   While an 11-year old, Louisville, Kentucky boy is using a toy radar gun to get drivers to slow down through his neighborhood, the police are finding that real radar guns might not be a match for GPS--at least not when contested in court.  According to a press release... Read more...
Who could seriously say that in these troubled times, police don't need all the help they can get?  And, quite honestly, particularly in the neighborhood (no pun intended) of speeders.  Even without watching TV shows such as TruTV's Speeders, all one has to do is look around to see that one reason people may not want a new 55 or even 60 MPH maximum speed limit, despite high gas prices, is that they looooove to drive fast.Landon Wilburn, 11, grew tired of speeders zipping through his subdivision, so after growing hoarse shouting at them, he decided to take matters into his own hands.The... Read more...
OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. It's been touted as an possible future improvement over plasma, LCD and standard LEDs for a while now. Since it doesn't require a backlight to display images, it uses less electricity than its competitors and displays better in sunlight, which makes it a favorite for small handheld screens where battery life is king and OLED's shorter usable life are not a factor.  Now panel makers in Taiwan, Korea and Japan are warming up to the idea of OLED again for larger screens, too.While Hitachi, Canon and Matsushita Electric Industrial yesterday in a press... Read more...
GPS has many uses, and its use has been expanded to include tracking of teens by parents.  Now it might just prove to get a teen out of trouble.The case represents the first time anyone has contested a speeding ticket in Sonoma County courts using a global positioning system, which pinpoints speed and location using lightning-fast calculations and satellites.All GPS systems installed in vehicles calculate speed and location, but the tracking device in Malone's 2000 Toyota Celica GTS downloads the information to his parent's computer.The family says, based on the data, that Malone was going... Read more...