The $ 129 Garmin 10 is a new GPS watch by Garmin. Designed as a direct competitor to “grab and go” sport watches from Nike and Polar, the new watch offers training features like “Virtual Pacer” and auto pause settings as well as run/walk break setting for beginning runners.
The onscreen display shows calories burned, speed, distance, and time. It comes a few bright candy colors including green, pink, and black.
Garmin has historically been seen as the creme of the GPS watch world and they had multiple self-contained GPS devices years before competitors. Now, however, upstarts like Nike+ are cutting into the casual watch market. This Sub-$ 200 model is definitely much more interesting for, say, a weekend runner or 5-10K trainee.
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The next-generation iPhone will feature a thinner display that incorporates in-cell technology according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO VISIT MY BLOG sabrina0.blogspot.com In-cell technology would mean the iPhone’s touch sensors and LCD are combined into a single layer, doing away with the need to have a separate touchscreen layer. As well as enabling thinner screens, in-cell panels are also thought to be cheaper to produce than the current two-layer set-up. LCD screen-makers Sharp, LG Display, and Japan Display are mass producing the in-cell panels for the screen, according to the Journal. Apple’s use of in-cell technology is seen as part of its efforts to take on Samsung’s own push on OLED technology. OLED features in Samsung’s current flagship device, the Galaxy S III, which boasts a 4.8-inch screen and a design that shaves a few millimeters off the iPhone’s thickness. The thinner screen could come as part of a move by Apple to increase the screen size of the next iPhone the Journal reported in May that the forthcoming device will sport a 4-inch display. Previous generations of the iPhone, despite several design changes, have retained a 3.5-inch screen since the device’s debut in 2007. The next-generation iPhone is expected to launch in time for the Christmas holiday season, in or around October.Related Posts:
Professor Keon Jae Lee at the Korean Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology created a solid-state flexible battery that retains is energy level when folded, spindled, and or mildly mutilated. The battery could mean future ereaders and tablets could be paper thin and partially foldable, ushering in interesting new device designs.
These rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are actually printed on a thin film. Applying battery material to rollable displays has been a big problem for the gadget manufacturers thus far but this breakthrough could change the way we think about surfaces, screens, and case materials.
As you can see from the video, the thin film battery can be bent over and over again without reducing voltage output. Professor Lee expects this technology to be part of “next-generation fully flexible electronic systems” but there was no discussion of potential commercial adoption. I guess we’ll just have to wait for our EZ Roll Soft-Style iPods for another few years.Related Posts:
There might be a new new iPad soon. Apple is reportedly retooling the new iPad to feature a different battery and LCD backlighting scheme, resulting in a device that’s less hot and with the thickness and weight similar to the iPad 2. This new model will hit sometime before the holiday season and, since we’re already aboard the rumor express, let’s assume it will launch alongside the iPad mini, also rumored for the same time.
The word comes from Digitimes relaying several Chinese news reports. Apple is apparently looking at several different ways to reduce the device’s internal temperature. Reportedly, this upcoming model will employ an improved battery and a single LED backlight rather than the two used in the new iPad. The report’s sources indicate that this shouldn’t impact the luminosity and clarity of the iPad’s Retina display.
In addition to the slight reworking of internal components, the so-called iPad 3.5 will use Sharp’s IGZO touchscreen rather than a Samsung-sourced panel like in the current model. This matches up with the reported component lists of the heavily rumored iPad mini.
If this rumor turns out to be correct, it would mark a stark departure from Apple’s usual release cycle, which through the first three generations had a yearly release cycle. It’s entirely possible that this full-size iPad update was not planned, but rather in response to the harsh criticism to the new iPad’s excessive heat and slightly thicker design. It’s a different story for the iPad mini, though, which if it really exists, was likely in the pipeline for more than a year. Either way, you might want to leave a spot open at the top of your Santa wish list ’cause all signs point to some sort of iPad launching prior to the holidays.Related Posts:
Smartphones are soon to become thinner: Sharp has developed a 1/3.2-inch CMOS camera module that’s just 5.47mm high, making it the thinnest module out there. The so-called RJ63YC100 features 12.1MP resolution, optical image stabilization and is specifically designed for use in handsets.
Sharp says it used “proprietary high-density packaging technology” to make the back-illuminated module as thin as possible. The device supports full HD video shooting and is sized at 11.0×11.0×5.47mm.
The good news is that the camera is ready for mass-production, which (according to Sharp) is scheduled to start in January (100,000 units per month). The company will ship the first samples to cell phone manufacturers tomorrow, at US$ 154 each.
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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, April 28th 2011 Good news this morning, with Verizon’s 4G LTE back online in time for the launch of the DROID Charge. But this is a black eye for Verizon, casting doubt on the reliability of their network, and leaving subscribers to wonder why they had to use a workaround to get 3G. We have a hands-on of the new white iPhone 4 that Chris Davies visited with in London, complete with a video and a comparison to … Read more on SlashGearRelated Posts:
IPad 2: Thinner, faster, and with a surprise Jobs appearance Apple CEO Steve Jobs made a surprise appearance at a company event in San Francisco on Wednesday to present the second generation of the iPad tablet. Read more on CNN Money
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The iPad 2′s Processor and Graphics Are Opening Doors Boasting a dual-core processor and graphics that are nine times faster, the Apple iPad 2 could be the first plank in the bridge between popular tablets and full-blown computers. Read more on PC MagazineRelated Posts:
Apple iPad 2: Thinner, Lighter, Faster The iPad 2, available March 11, features an all-new design along with new features including built-in cameras, a new gyroscope, and a faster 1.2GHz dual-core Apple A5 processor. Read more on PC World
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iPad 2 Made Official By Apple, Includes Cameras, HDMI Out Via Dongle To absolutely no one’s surprise, Apple pulled the veil off of its second-generation iPad in a much-publicized press conference earlier today. Speculation had transformed into near-certainty in the weeks leading up to today’s announcement, which comes less than a week after Apple released its latest MacBook Pro update. Many of the previously rumored iPad 2 [...] Read more on MTVRelated Posts:
The Apple rumors game can be a volatile thing. Just as we’d heard about last minute alterations to the Apple TV before it hit the market, we’ve gotten word from sources that the iPad 2 slated to be announced next Wednesday will be sans a few of the features we’d previously reported. Notably, that SD card slot and higher resolution display won’t make it into the new model (the latter we’d been hearing rumblings about for a little while). What’s the cause of the switch? Well our sources weren’t crystal clear on the exact reasons, but the gist of what was explained to us centered around vague “engineering issues” which may have forced some changes at the eleventh hour. It’s worth noting once again that these sources have been dead right on specific Apple plans and specifications for unannounced products in the past, and we have no reason to believe these changes are due to anything more than legitimate engineering decisions made close to launch.
So what will we see on March 2nd? We’re hearing it’s most likely a thinner, spec-bumped variation of the original iPad with a screen size and resolution identical to the current model. More RAM (512MB) and a more powerful CPU (the A5) are expected as well. It’s also a pretty safe bet the tablet will be sporting at least one camera up front — though if some of those case mockups we’ve seen tell us anything, expect a shooter around back too. It’s also almost guaranteed that we’ll see the next version of iOS (number 5 in all likelihood, along with its SDK for devs), and an expansion of Apple’s cloud services (that part is a little… foggy right now). Of course, that will perfectly set up Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 5 in June, which is when iPad owners can likely expect to be using the new software. Regardless, we’ll have the goods come next week, so stay tuned!
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Sure, it was only about four months ago that Dell released its XPS 14, but unfortunately, those looking to snatch up the Core i5, NVIDIA GeForce 400M-powered laptop today will have a mighty hard time. Some keen-eyed tipsters noticed that Dell’s 14-inch mainstream system was out of stock, and a quick call to one of our friends at Dell confirmed that the smallest version of the series won’t actually be making a comeback. However, that’s not because the system didn’t sell well — Dell maintains that it actually exceeded sales expectations. Considering it was a very aggressively priced rig that doesn’t really surprise us, but why not bring it back? That’s where things get interesting, and we’ll give you Dell’s exact quote on this one…
“With the transition to Sandy Bridge technology, we chose to re-focus our efforts on incorporating this feedback into future thin and light products launching later this year. Stay tuned!”
Yep, it seems like Dell is gearing up to bring some Adamo qualities back in to the XPS brand, which is actually what were told last year when the company killed off the Adamo brand altogether. We’re staying tuned alright!
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