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Geostate Trackable Golf Balls

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, GPS, Misc. Tech, Science,

GolferOnce you acquire your new Shadow Caddy, you will certainly have to purchase Geostate’s golf balls to go with your tech savvy status. The British company uses satellite technology and places chips inside that inform the golfer how fast and far the ball travels, similar to GPS in cars. While an actual product will not be available for a while, Geostate is hoping that eventually the tech can be incorporated into other items such as jogging shoes and pet collars.

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Panasonic Strada F-Class

Strada F-Class

Panasonic pushes GPS to the limit with its new Strada F-Class CN-HX1000D and CN-HW1000D. The gadget has a 7-inch Viera screen for DVDs, an iPod link, a hard drive, 1-seg mobile digital TV, and what Panasonic calls a “from home to car” idea. If you have Bluetooth on your cellie, you can order sat-nav and the Strada will let you know what’s going on at home from the screen in your car. You can also turn on or off appliances. This one doesn’t come cheaply. The Stradas will go on sale in Japan next month with a ¥355,000 (~$3,500) price tag.

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Panasonic Strada F-Class

Strada

If you live in Japan, you can now check in on your home, control your appliances, and even lock your doors while in your car with Panasonic’s Strada F-Class. The device has a touchscreen with icons that say things such as “turn off the light.” Introduced this week, the Strada also works as GPS. Of course, you have to have a webcam and netlinking system. With a $3,400.00 price you could always get a couple of timers to do the same thing. Look for it to hit the market this June.

 

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Multifunction GPS Bluetooth Rearview Mirror System

Rearview Mirror System

The Multifunction GPS Bluetooth Rearview Mirror System can do almost everything except play the violin. With a reverse sensor system, the 3.35-inch TFT touchscreen is also an MP3 and MP4 player with built-in speaker, an E-book for when you are stuck in traffic, support for PDFs, and GPS with voice prompts and auto-reroute. With an SD/MMC card slot, it has 5 included games, a stylus pen, and runs on DC 9V-13V. Did we mention it also has hands-free Bluetooth capability and Caller ID? At a reported price of £145.00 (~$282.00,) you will never have to leave your garage to have fun.

 

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Unboxing Live 034: Mio Moov 310 GPS

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, GPS, Videocasts,

The thing about devices nowadays is that they all pretty much do the same thing. They point you in the direction that you want to go (usually.) So, any small differentiators they can provide will normally be what sells the device, if it isn’t selling on brand name alone. In this episode, we unbox the Mio Moov 310 GPS unit. What is Mio doing to make this device stand out from the crowd? Well, for starters, the Moov 310 includes one year of real-time traffic updates - something you typically need to pay an extra subscription fee for on other GPS units. Also, it costs $249.00, and can be found online for even less.

Of course, there’s more to it than that. Check out the video above for the full unboxing of the Mio Moov 310.


HTC Touch Diamond Smartphone

Touch DiamondHTC’s Touch Diamond is the latest smartphone to join the pack. It features a 2.8-inch touch screen, TouchFLO 3D for images, a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus cam for stills and video, HSDPA connectivity, 4 GB memory, 256MB ROM, and 192 MB DDR SDRAM. There is GPS, HTC Weather reporting, and it has both Wifi and Bluetooth capability. At a size of 102 X 51 X 11.5mm and a weight of 110g, look for the Touch Diamond to come out for play in June.

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3G iPhone to cost $199 from AT&T

3G iPhone

Get this - Fortune is saying that AT&T is going to be subsidizing the cost of the by $200, which would mean that you could get one of the new phones for $199 USD with a 2-year contract. Now, that isn’t as crazy as it seems, as they do this with just about every other phone that they offer. They just haven’t been doing it with the first iPhone. Now, to be clear, if you made the decision to buy the phone from an Store, you would be paying the full price.

Other tidbits in the Fortune article state that the new phone will be 2.5mm thinner than the current iPhone (which itself is 11.7mm thick), and that it will also include a chip. Pricing will be $399 for the 8GB version, and $499 for the 16GB model, before subsidies. As with all Apple rumors, we take this one with a grain of salt, but hey, it’s Fortune, right?

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Refurbished TomTom GO 510

TomTom Go 510We keep waiting for the price of GPS receivers to get down to a decent price so that we can stop getting lost. The Refurbished TomTom GO 510 might be the answer. It has a 4-inch screen, a built-in light sensor, hands free usage with Bluetooth, iPod control, and a home dock. It speaks in 36 languages even if you only need one and you can get a one month free trial for traffic reports and road conditions. The Go 510 can be yours for the incredibly low price of $149.00. Not a bad deal for a device that retails new around $400.00. By the way, it comes with a year warranty if you have misgivings about investing in a device that isn’t new.

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3G iPhone details, and there’s (at least) one in Seattle

iPhone 3G backWe’ve been trying not to stir the rumor pot too much lately, but it seems like details are starting to come out that we believe may just be legitimate. Ryan over at Engadget heard a few things from a trusted source that match up with a couple of things we’ve heard, plus he got a few things we weren’t sure about.

For starters, we had heard that the iPhone would likely be just a tad thicker than the current model, which seems to match up with what we read. Physically, may be doing away with the two-toned back color of the iPhone, opting instead for a smooth black finish. The headphone jack will no longer be recessed into that hole of frustration, and lastly, the thing will have full-on GPS.

Engadget is saying that the next iPhone could ship as early as July. We are thinking it could be as early as June. We know for a fact that there is at least one person here in Seattle who has one, and that the person doesn’t work for Apple. Apple typically doesn’t seed these things outside of their organization until they are in the last phase of testing. That leads us to believe that these are just about ready to launch. What do you think? This is all a bit too exciting for us, as we die a little inside with each day that passes where we have to use EDGE on our iPhone.

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E-Ten Glofiish Smartphones

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Smartphones, Corporate News,

Glofish M810

E-Ten has two new Windows Mobile Professional Smartphones to tempt you with, the Glofiish M810 and the M750. Both of them have 64MB RAM, 256MB ROM, quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, a Samsung S3C2442 500 MHz processor, and are Bluetooth 2.0 capable. In addition, each features GPS, a 2.0 megapixel cam with auto-focus, a sliding QWERTY keyboard, a microSD slot, and a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen. The M810 has support for tri-band UMTS/HSDPA connectivity. Look for them to be making their retail debut in the next couple of weeks.

 

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