Items tagged with Sense

Now there’s a headline we never thought we’d write. 3D Systems came to CES with its truck loaded, as it were, and among the sort of announcements you’d expect from a 3D printing outfit are a few that are double-take worthy. First, 3D Systems announced the ChefJet 3D Printer series that are kitchen-ready, meaning that they can print food. (It. Prints. Food.) The printers are geared toward those who make sweet concoctions such as bakers and cake masters, and the printers include easy-to-use, non-CAD software. There are two machines, the monochrome ChefJet 3D Printer and the full-color... Read more...
For consumers, the 3D printing market is developing rapidly, and recently one of the vectors for growth has been on the 3D scanning side of things. Industry mainstay MakerBot and upstart Rubicon have both announced consumer-oriented 3D scanners in the last few months, and now 3D Systems (maker of the Cube 3D) has one, too. The Sense 3D Scanner presents a totally different approach to 3D scanning than MakerBot and Rubicon; while the other two have users place an object on a rotating disc, the Sense is a handheld device that you can pass over just about anything, from a small object to a full-size... Read more...
The economy may have been down in 2009 and through some of 2010, but if there's any sign of a rebound via increased acquisitions, 2011 is certainly looking up. Cisco just recently picked up Inlet, AOL picked up Huffington Post and now HTC is making a "strategic investment" in Saffron Digital, a company that's heavily staked in digital multi-media delivery. The London-based company is an obvious play for HTC. The world is becoming cloud-based, and multi-media content consumption is definitely on the rise. According to Peter Chou, CEO of HTC: "Saffron Digital has developed an incredible expertise... Read more...
Nokia World is going on in London right now, but that's not stopping rival HTC from holding their own event in the same city. This morning (in the U.S.), the company responsible for the Droid Incredible and many, many other Android phones has announced two new smartphones for the European market along with a revised Sense and a Sense web portal, HTCSense.com. The Desire HD is the starlet, and basically, it's an EVO 4G for the European crowd. Minus the 4G, of course. There's a 4.3" LCD display, Dolby/SRS sound, a 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor, 8MP camera, 720p HD video recording and the... Read more...
Who could have seen this coming? HTC, the maker of the Nexus One and about 500 other smartphones, has introduced yet another smartphone. Crazy! We're kidding, but HTC really are breaking out more smartphones than the average human can keep count of, and the Wildfire is just the latest in what feels like a never-ending string of new devices. Just as soon as one new HTC hits the market, another one comes along to make you wonder if you should have waited. In this case however, the Wildfire isn't a new top dog. Instead, it's a mid-range smartphone that could eventually sell for under $100 on contract... Read more...
HTC unveiled its latest Android phone, the Hero, earlier in the week. Perhaps more exciting than the phone itself, however, was the custom Android interface called Sense. This UI lets users customize their device and provides better access to the information you want at a glance. The UI supports widgets, customized profiles, and consolidated views of various types of information. HTC has said its future devices will use this Sense UI. Now, we’re seeing more good news from the company, with various sources reporting that HTC CEO Peter Chou has confirmed the new HTC Sense user interface "will be... Read more...
Man, what a month for cellphones! The Palm Pre, iPhone 3GS and T-Mobile myTouch 3G were just the beginning, as HTC has revealed its newest smartphone in back-to-back launch events in London and New York. While the handset hums along on Android, it's not a typical version of the OS. HTC asserts that its Hero is the world’s first Android-based phone with a customized user interface, a feature it's calling "Sense."The Hero doesn't look all that different that the T-Mobile G1. There's still a crooked chin, a full touchscreen and a rectangular design. According to HTC, it boasts an anti-fingerprint... Read more...
The dirty little secret that's often overlooked when we Internet pundits and newshounds discuss throttling of P2P traffic by ISPs, is that it's  an indictment of the infrastructure, not the process. Why would you discuss rationing if the capacity was there? P2P is simply the thin edge of a big and growing wedge. It's easy to single it out for abuse because the vast majority of it sharing copyright infringing entertainment. But everything is going to be eating bandwith pretty soon on our beloved Intertubes. The answer is always to make the pipe bigger. Fiber-optic was the smart play, and Verizon... Read more...