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Car Cam Voyager

You may have been involved in a car accident at some point, and it may have been beneficial for you to have a recording of the incident. Fortunately, the Car Cam Voyager can make your next accident an open and shut case for your insurance claim. 

The Car Cam Voyager is video camera that attaches easily to the visor to film as you drive.  It is powered by your vehicle’s lighter, and includes a 720 x 480 resolution screen.  With a 32 GB SD card, you can record up to 48 hours of footage, stored in 15-minute increments..  If you run out of memory, it will simply start recording over the oldest recording.  You can even plug it into your television with RCA output cables. 

The Car Cam Voyager can be purchased from Brick House Security site for $300.00. 

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The video above was taken at , and shows a flexible Sony screen that is being bent back and forth, while displaying video content. 

Every major display manufacturer is working on some sort of flexible display, and we’re excited to see the technology come to fruition. The display you see here ist 0.2mm thin, which is totally impressive.

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Chumby OneWhen the Chumby hit the market two years ago, it was a cute Wi-Fi widget gadget.  It would appear that the next iteration, the Chumby One, loses the squishiness, going with a hard frame instead. 

What can you expect out of the Chumby One? For starters, a faster processor that’s been bumped up from 350MHz to 454MHz.  It still relies on the widget architecture, so you’ll have access to things like Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, and all other web-connected weather, news, and services.  If you want one, you’ll have to wait a few more weeks until its official release.  It’ll cost you $100. 

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Latest Gear Live Videos

Remember that video we showed you last week? Well our friends at Gizmodo were able to uncover a bit more about the mysterious and astonishing Microsoft tablet device. In the leaked video above, you get a look at the way that the fine folks in Redmond think you’ll integrate the Courier tablet device into your everyday life. We must say, it’s insanely slick, and we hope that it works exactly as shown. Of course, this is just a demo, and it doesn’t even feature a real hand or stylus.

That said, we are big fans of the “infinite journal” approach, and we can certainly see a lot of professional uses for such a device with a natural input system. What we are still curious about, though, is if this thing is also meant to be a multimedia device. You know, movies, games, music? The things that we are expecting the Apple tablet to excel at? Or is this a case of Microsoft recognizing that Apple has a stronghold in that area, and as such, they’ll focus on a different, underserved demographic? Time will tell.

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Sony DPP-F700 Digital Picture Fram includes a printerThere are rarely any real differentiating features when it comes to digital picture frames, other than cost and screen quality. Sony looks to change that perception with the DPP-F700, which can print 4x6 photos using “one touch printing” alongside TruFast technology for its 300x300 dpi end result. 

As for the other usual features, this 7-inch frame has 1GB of memory, time/date display, and support for Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, SD card, SDH Card, CF Card, and xD-Picture Card.  The Sony DPP-F700 should be out sometime in November for about $290. 

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Panasonic 50 inch with Blu-ray

Last January, we got a chance to see ‘s 3D demonstration on their 103-inch screen, and it appears that the company was able to shrink it down for the typical consumer, and they’ll be showing it off at CEATEC 2009 next week.  Their 50-inch screen is meant for the typical consumer (starting with early adopters.) To take advantage of 3D on this set, you need to use it alongside a 3D-compatible player along with shutter glasses.  There is no word on a price point, but these 3D TVs should be all the rage next year.

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Microsoft Courier

Our friends at Gizmodo recently got a fantastic scoop, revealing a project that Microsoft has been working on, known as the Courier tablet.  This device has been a secret for the Microsoft for a long time now. According to Giz, this is more than just a concept device, but rather, Courier is in the “late prototype” stage.

Courier has two 7-inch screens that are touch sensitive, and are designed to be interacted by touch or with the very pen-like stylus.  On its hinge is a home button like the , and this hinge serves as a virtual “pocket” to hold items that are moved from one screen to the other. 

No word on price or availability just yet, but you have to admit that it looks quite sexy. Of course, this may not even come to fruition, but it’s a bold challenge to Apple’s dominance in the sexy multitouch devices department.

Read More | Gizmodo

just recently unveiled a concept laptop at IDF that features four screens.  The first screen would be a normal sized monitor, and the other three are s that are just above the keyboard.  The purpose of these three screens is so that the user can better organize their work.  For example, the smallest screen located to the far left would have some applications, and the center screen would show applications within those applications.  The third screen to the far right will have a preview of what is in those apps, and the user can bring that image to the big screen with a flick of the finger.  Go ahead and watch the video if you are confused, all in all, it’s pretty cool.

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Zune HD vs. iPod touch screen comparison 2

The launches today, and we know a bunch of you are considering picking one up, but want to know how it stacks up agains other items like the , and even the older hard drive based (since they’re all on clearance now.) We’ve taken the liberty of putting together a size comparison gallery that puts the Zune HD up against those very items. Yup, check out our Zune HD size comparison gallery for all the goods.

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JVC LT-32WX50

You read the headline correctly, this new LCD from is only a quarter inch thin at its thickest.  The LT-32WX50 has edge-lit backlighting, a wide color gamut, two HMI inputs, VGA-style PC input, RS-232 port of custom installations, and a 4000:1 contrast ratio.  It should be available in November for a price of about $3,000. If you ask us, that is fairly expensive for an edge-lit display, what with the lack of local dimming and what not.

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