Our friends at BGR is reporting that it has acquired an image of Amazon's upcoming smartphone with 3D display. Purportedly, this is a prototype, and if it's true, it has some interesting features that set it apart from the pack. The biggest feature is a 3D effect that is powered by a series of infrared cameras that are used to to track the eyes and face of the user, which then uses the data gathered to power the 3D effect without using the typical methods of deliverying glasses-free 3D (like found on the Nintendo 3DS.) The display is a 4.7-incher, along with a 13-megapixel rear camera.
Amazon has been rumored to be working on its own smartphone for years, ever since releasing the first Kindle Fire tablet. According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon's 3D smartphone should ship to customers this September.
Wannabe spies in Korea will now have another tool for checking out the enemy, the neighbors, or creatures that go bump in the night. Samsung has released the Anycall SCH-W760 with an infrared night vision camera. Mostly basic in its other specs, the phone also has a 2.8-inch WQVGA AMOLED screen, DMB, a 3 megapixel camera and 8GB of internal memory. No price or release date in other countries has been mentioned.
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Now you can literally play Duck Hunt with this new game. The flapping duck will fly around your room or yard while you commence to shoot it down with your miniature infrared gun. Hit it three times and you have dinner. Charge your prey for 10 seconds and you will get about 30 seconds of flight, unless you down it first. The set needs 3 x AAA batteries (not included) to perform and comes at a price of $55.96.
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Sanyo has released the ALBO, a new 7-inch LCD frame that will receive photos from your cell phone via IR and pick up RSS feeds with WiFi. The device has 256MB of memory and can be programmed for slide shows or with special effects. Working both vertically and horizontally, the ALBO will be out in Japan November 14 for 40,000 yen ($422.00.) We like the rounded shape that is either futuristic or retro, depending on your age.
Next time the spy in you rears its ugly head, try using the equally ugly but functional Scout Guard SG55 Digital Camera. At a size of 3.2 x 2 x 5.2-inches, the shots are triggered by any moving animal or human with a PIR motion detector. It will take images up to 3 megapixels with a maximum resolution of 2560x1920 or video clips up to 70 seconds. The infrared cam has a low battery LED indicator, TV out jack and comes with A/V and USB cables and a belt, in case you want to take it with you on your next case. The Scout Guard goes for $299.99.
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We have neglected Linux users for awhile, but we figure this wireless creature will make up for the faux pas. The Tux Droid connects to your PC and lets you know with sound, lights, and noise if you have e-mail. He will respond by voice recognition or touch with infrared sensor, and can be used as a VOIP phone. His eyes and beak open and close, he turns left and right, and his wings move up and down, and he dances with happy feet in his own way. Connectible with a USB fish, his open source software allows for programming of Tux widgets in Python and creating other applications.
Tux comes with a remote, a built-in rechargeable battery, a wireless 2.4GHz link, and will run on Linux kermel 2.4 or later. Pre-order for $99.00 for a delivery date of 1 to 3 weeks.
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Feel like Carpal Tunnel System is catching up with you more every day? Try the Far Infrared Thermal Patch for stress, achy muscles, or cramping. Hook it up to your PC by USB and its compact design issues 1.2 W of power at a temperature of 40 to 45º. Weighing only 30 g, we are thinking this might be nice for other body parts as well: our backs, our feet, our necks. This is quite a comfortable deal for only $22.00.
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We love these spy-game goodies. This wireless cam pans 210º and tilts 63º via remote control with a 2.5-inch transistor LCD and a 480 x 2344 resolution. The camera’s infrared LEDs allow for night vision for up to 16 feet. Choose from 3 different channels on its 2.4 GHz signals. At a size of 6 x 2 2/3 x 1-inch and a weight of 6 oz., it comes with earphones and adapter and needs 4 AAA batteries (not included.) Available for only high-end secretive types, its price is $249.99.
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There is certainly a plethora of remote control gadgets lately. We might have passed on this one, but how funny would it be to creep out the neighbors’ kids with this RC Tarantula on Halloween? The hairy arachnid has eyes that light up and hustles on smooth surfaces. The spider’s infrared remote is an egg that allows him to rotate or move in any direction. About 20 cm long, it needs 2 AA and 2 AAA batteries (included,) and can be greeting the neighbors for £19.41 (~$38.00.)
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How often do you forget to point your remote at the VCR but instead aim it at the TV? Sony’s new waterproof RM-PZ1FD with three infrared LEDs offers wider cover and is designed for tables, counters, or nightstands with soft buttons for both digital and analog transmissions. The remote also works with fifteen other brands such as Matsushita, Sharp, and JVC. At a size of 4 x 5-inches, it will be available sometime this month, and comes with the mini-price tag of ¥1,980 (~$17.00) in each of three different colors.
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