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i'mWatch: First Android OS cellphone watch

We've seen plenty of wristwatch mobile phones in the past, but none powered by the infamous Google Android OS, until now. This latest cellphone watch is called i'mWatch, and unlike other cellphone watches on the market, it runs on its own custom version of Android OS.

You can use i'mWatch to connect to your Android, iPhone 4, and future BlackBerry devices via Bluetooth. Unlike other cellphone watches on the market, i'mWatch comes with a set of apps that it can run, so you can easily make and receive calls and text messages, access your email, weather data, and social networking sites.

As for the hardware specs, i'mWatch comes with a 1.54″ TFT display, it's powered by Freescale ARM9 IMX233 CPU and it has 64 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage space. In addition, 600mAh battery can provide you with 2 hours or 48 hours of standby that that will likely be more than enough.

As you can see, i'mWatch is a brilliant gadget if you're a fan of all things wristwatch related, and it is priced at a pretty reasonable €249 (about $360 US) during the promotional period until June 30.

Duracell Extender for PS3 gives you more USB ports and slots

Posted: 07 Jun 2011 08:00 AM PDT

If you own a PlayStation 3 and miss the USB ports, you might be interested in the Extender dock from Duracell. In order to use the Extender dock, you just need to connect it to your PlayStation 3 Slim via USB cable and you'll get three additional USB ports, SD card slot and a Sony Memory Stick slot. In addition to ports and slots, this Extender has a place to store two PS3 controllers. As you can see, Duracell Extender for PS3 has a lot to offer and only downside of this device is the lack of full backwards compatibility.

If for some reason you need more USB ports, SD card slots, or memory card slots for your PS3 Slim, the Duracell Extender is a perfect solution, priced at $80.

Mac OS X Lion with 250 new features available in July for $29.99

Posted: 06 Jun 2011 09:09 PM PDT

We have mentioned that Apple may introduce OS update as a download on App Store. Apple has announced that the new Mac OS X Lion upgrade will be available to download from the App Store in July for only $29.99.



The new Mac OS X Lion will have more than 250 new features and 3000 new developer APIs. Some of the features include new Multi-Touch gestures, system-wide support for full screen apps, Mission Control, built in Mac App Store into the OS, Launchpad for apps and more.

The Mac OS X Lion is about 4GB to download and is available as an upgrade for $29.99. Make sure your Mac can support Lion before the download. Your Mac must have an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor to run Lion.

[via Apple]

Here is the press release from Apple:

SAN FRANCISCO—June 6, 2011—Apple® today announced that Mac OS® X Lion, the eighth major release of the world's most advanced operating system with more than 250 new features and 3,000 new developer APIs, will be available to customers in July as a download from the Mac® App Store™ for $29.99. Some of the amazing features in Lion include: new Multi-Touch® gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control, an innovative view of everything running on your Mac; the Mac App Store, the best place to find and explore great software, built right into the OS; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app.

"The Mac has outpaced the PC industry every quarter for five years running and with OS X Lion we plan to keep extending our lead," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "The best version of OS X yet, Lion is packed with innovative features such as new Multi-Touch gestures, system-wide support for full screen apps, and Mission Control for instantly accessing everything running on your Mac."

New Multi-Touch gestures and fluid animations built into Lion let you interact directly with content on the screen for a more intuitive way to use your Mac. New gestures include momentum scrolling, tapping or pinching your fingers to zoom in on a web page or image, and swiping left or right to turn a page or switch between full screen apps. All Mac notebooks ship with Multi-Touch trackpads and desktop Macs can use Apple's Magic Trackpad.

Full screen apps take advantage of the entire display and are perfect for reading email, surfing the web or browsing photos, especially on a MacBook Air® or MacBook® Pro. With a single click your app fills the display and you can swipe from one window to another, between full screen apps, or back to your Desktop, Dashboard or Spaces® without ever leaving full screen. iWork® and iLife® apps, as well as Safari®, iTunes®, Mail, FaceTime® and others, all take advantage of Lion's system-wide support for full screen apps.

Mission Control combines Exposé®, full screen apps, Dashboard and Spaces into one unified experience for a bird's eye view of every app and window running on your Mac. With a simple swipe, your desktop zooms out to display your open windows grouped by app, thumbnails of your full screen apps and your Dashboard, and allows you to instantly navigate anywhere with a tap.

The Mac App Store is built into Lion and is the best place to discover great new Mac apps, buy them with your iTunes account, download and install them. Apps automatically install directly to Launchpad, and with Lion's release, the Mac App Store will be able to deliver smaller "delta" app updates and new apps that can take advantage of features like In-App Purchase and Push Notifications.

Launchpad makes it easier than ever to find and launch any app. With a single Multi-Touch gesture, all your Mac apps are displayed in a stunning full screen layout. You can organize apps in any order or into folders and swipe through unlimited pages of apps to find the one you want.

Lion includes a completely redesigned Mail app with an elegant widescreen layout. The new Conversations feature groups related messages into an easily scrollable timeline, intelligently hiding repeated text so the conversation is easy to follow, and retaining graphics and attachments as they were originally sent. An incredibly powerful new search feature allows you to refine your search and suggests matches by person, subject and label as you type. Mail includes built-in support for Microsoft Exchange 2010.

Additional new features in Lion include:


  • Resume, which conveniently brings your apps back exactly how you left them when you restart your Mac or quit and relaunch an app;
  • Auto Save, which automatically and continuously saves your documents as you work;
  • Versions, which automatically records the history of your document as you create it, and gives you an easy way to browse, revert and even copy and paste from previous versions; and
  • AirDrop, which finds nearby Macs and automatically sets up a peer-to-peer wireless connection to make transferring files quick and easy.


Pricing & Availability Mac OS X Lion will be available in July as an upgrade to Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard® from the Mac App Store for $29.99 (US).  Lion will be the easiest OS X upgrade and at about 4GB, it is the size of an HD movie from the iTunes Store®. Mac OS X Lion Server requires Lion and will be available in July from the Mac App Store for $49.99 (US).

Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM. The Lion upgrade can be installed on all your authorized personal Macs.

The Mac OS X Lion Up-To-Date upgrade is available at no additional charge via the Mac App Store to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after June 6, 2011. Users must request their Up-To-Date upgrade within 30 days of purchase of their Mac computer. Customers who purchase a qualifying Mac between June 6, 2011 and the date when Lion is available in the Mac App Store will have 30 days from Lion's official release date to make a request.


Roundup: What you need to know about iOS 5, arriving this Fall

Posted: 06 Jun 2011 09:03 PM PDT

Announced today as expected, iOS 5 will be arriving this Fall iOS 5 will be available as a free software / firmware update for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod Touch (fourth and third generation). With over 200 new features, one of the most looked forward to changes was a new notification system and Steve Jobs certainly haven't disappointed Apple fans with this new upcoming update.



The top new features coming to iOS 5 include – Notification Center, an innovative way to easily view and manage notifications in one place without interruption; iMessage, a new messaging service that lets you easily send text messages, photos and videos between all iOS devices; and Newsstand, a new way to purchase and organize your newspaper and magazine subscriptions. With the new PC Free feature, iOS 5 users can activate and set up their iOS device right out of the box and get software updates over the air with no computer required.


"iOS 5 has some great new features, such as Notification Center, iMessage and Newsstand and we can't wait to see what our developers do with its 1,500 new APIs," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Perhaps iOS 5's paramount feature is that it's built to seamlessly work with iCloud in the Post PC revolution that Apple is leading."

With iOS 5 and iCloud®, you just enter your Apple ID and password and iCloud will seamlessly integrate with your apps to automatically and wirelessly keep all of your mail, contacts, calendars, photos, apps, books, music and more, up-to-date across all your devices without ever having to connect to a computer.


The new iOS 5 notification system known as Notification Center provides iOS 5 users with an innovative way to easily access all notifications – text messages, missed calls, calendar alerts, app alerts and more, all in one place, from anywhere in iOS 5. When they arrive, notifications appear briefly at the top of the screen without interrupting what you're doing. With one swipe you can see all your notifications, and a simple tap will take you right to its app for more detail. Notifications also appear as a list in a well organised, tidy fashion on the lock screen if all you want to do is have a quick glance, but with just one swipe, you'll be taken to the relevant app.


iMessage in iOS 5 brings the functionality of iPhone messaging to all of your iOS devices – iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This means Apple have started to make its way into the likes of applications such as the popular WhatsApp and KakaoTalk, which utilises users' phone number as ID and allow sending of unlimited texts, photos, videos, etc, via WiFi or 3G for free. Built right into the Messages app, iMessage allows you to easily send text messages, photos, videos or contact information to a person or a group on other iOS 5 devices over Wi-Fi or 3G. What makes iMessages even better is that it will automatically push to all your iOS 5 devices, making it easy to maintain one conversation across your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iMessage also features delivery and read receipts, typing indication and secure end-to-end encryption. The downside to iMessage will most likely be the lack of ability to message friends who use non-iOS devices such as Android.


Newsstand is a beautiful, easy-to-organize bookshelf displaying the covers of all your newspaper and magazine subscriptions in one place. A new section of the App Store features just subscription titles, and allows users to quickly find the most popular newspapers and magazines in the world. If subscribed to, new issues appear in the Newsstand and are updated automatically in the background so you always have the latest issue and the most recent cover art.



Safari is the world's most popular mobile browser, and with iOS 5 it's now been improved. Though some of the new features for web-browsing you may already be using via other apps, the improved Safari now offers it up all-in-one. New features include Safari Reader, which gets all the clutter out of the way and sets the right font size on a web page, so you can easily scroll and read through a story; Reading List, so you can save articles to read later and they automatically show up on all your iOS devices; and Tabbed Browsing, which makes it easy to flip between multiple web pages on iPad.



Apple favouring Twitter and not Facebook? You could quite possibly say that, in iOS 5 users will get built-in Twitter integration, so you can sign in once and then tweet directly from all your Twitter-enabled apps, including Photos, Camera, Safari, YouTube and Maps with a single tap. New APIs give third party developers the ability to take advantage of the single sign-on capability for their own iOS 5 apps.

Reminders app helps you manage your tasks, create and group related tasks together, and set time or location-based reminder alerts, priorities and due dates, so you can be reminded of a task as its deadline approaches, or when you arrive or depart a given location (how amazing is that?). The brilliant thing is you can now see your reminders also in iCal and Outlook and are updated automatically, no more excuses for not getting work done on time.

New features in the Camera and Photos apps give you instant access to the camera right from the lock screen, which means no more delay for capturing that perfect moment, plus you can now use the volume-up button to quickly snap a photo. Optional grid lines help line up your shot and a simple tap locks focus and exposure on one subject.


In addition, the new Photos app lets you crop, rotate, enhance and remove red-eye, and organize your photos into albums right on your device – offering you a simple version of iPhoto while you're on the go. With the new PC Free feature, iOS 5 users can activate and set up their iOS device right out of the box with no computer required, and iOS software updates are delivered over the air and installed with just a tap. Or if you want to restore from a backup copy of your iOS device, you'd be able to do that wirelessly via iCloud.

Probably, last but by no means the least, a feature which 100% of iOS users have wanted – Wi-Fi Sync arrives in iOS 5, lets you transfer and backup your content securely over SSL and wirelessly syncs purchased content from your device to your iTunes library on your Mac or PC.

Simultaneous Interpretation System from DoCoMo is a real-time language translating device

Posted: 06 Jun 2011 08:38 AM PDT

Simultaneous Interpretation System is a real-time language-translating device developed by a Japanese company DoCoMo. As for this device, it is using several cloud-based services to recognize your words. After recognizing your words, the Simultaneous Interpretation System translates them and turns them into words of speech of another language.

According to DoCoMo, they aren't using their own technology for translation, instead they are relying on best technology from around the world. DoCoMo showed Simultaneous Interpretation System during Wireless Japan 2011, and Simultaneous Interpretation System offered promising results, although the voice recognition wasn't 100% correct. Simultaneous Interpretation System is an amazing device, but so far, it's far from perfect, but it should be helpful to many people worldwide when it hits the stores. Currently, no information about release date or pricing is available.

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