Super Talent has announced another portable storage solution, the Super Talent Storage Pod, which is a mini portable solid state drive, with a USB 3.0 connection.

The Storage Pod features a SandForce SSD processor and it comes with speeds of up to 260MB/s, and it features an anodized aluminum casing and it is about the same size as a 2.5 inch drive.

A blue anodized, all-aluminum enclosure enables this drive to be both lightweight and rugged yet measure a mere 110 x 68 x 10 mm (roughly the same size as an internal 2.5” HDD; without the enclosure). It fits easily in your pocket and requires no power adapter. It’s the perfect travelling companion.

Featuring a SandForce SSD processor, this solid state drive offers top speed of over 260MB/s.

It also has a One-Touch Backup button that launches a backup routine that can support numerous machines. Just push the backup button and it will begin to back up all your pre-determined data areas at writes speeds of up to 174MB/s.

The Storage Pod Mini will be available with a choice of 60GB, 120GB or 240GB of storage, there are no details on pricing as yet.

Source: GeekyGadgets

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Myriad Brings Android to Your TV

Posted: December 22, 2011 in Android
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  • Myriad’s latest innovation Alien Vue brings Android apps to your existing TV / Set-Top Box 
  • Myriad Alien Vue enables TV service providers to respond to over-the-top services like Apple TV, Roku, and Google TV
  • TV service providers can leverage existing customer technology to provide speedy access to rich Android ecosystems

Myriad has this week unveiled a new customisable OEM platform which has been designed to enable TV and set top box manufactures to add Android Apps to their existing products.

The Myriad Alien Vue allows app designed for Google TV and HTML5 to be added to non-Android devices which can include iOs and MeeGo. Myriad will be showcasing Alien Vue, demonstrating Android apps on TV for the first time at CES 2012 January 10-13. But for a sneak peek prior to CES, watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

Myriad Alien Vue is unique in that not only does it allow you to use your existing TV and set-top box equipment, it also supports mobile phones and tablets giving you complete control over your TV experience.

Simon Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Myriad Group explains:

“Since launching at Mobile World Congress early this year, we have had an incredible response to our Myriad Alien Dalvik software,” – “We have shown how Android apps can work seamlessly across non-Android devices, including mobile phones, tablets and iPads, and now, with Myriad Alien Vue, we have delivered Android to another key screen in people’s lives, the TV.”

Source: Geeky Gadgets, RealWire,

Yesterday Mozilla launched Firefox 9 and now they have released a new version for Google’s mobile devices, Firefox 9 for Android which comes with a range of new features for Android tablets and smartphones.

Firefox 9 for Android comes with a new user interface which has been designed for tablets, it is also designed to be faster than the previous version, have a look at the video of it in action below.

You get a bigger, bolder tabbing system, with completely different layout options depending on if you’re viewing in landscape or portrait mode, plus a tab-hiding full-screen option when it’s used in portrait. Looks quite a bit like Opera. There’s a video of the new tablet Firefox in action over on the Mozilla blog and the full release notes are here.

Firefox 9.0 is on the Android Market here.

The last time we had some figures from Google, the company said they were activating more than 550,000 Android devices per day, and now Google’s Andy Rubin has released some new details.

According to Andy Rubin, Google are now activating more than 700,000 Android devices per day, which works out at around 22 million Android devices activated per month.

Google Android

He also pointed out that Google only counts each Android device once, so they don’t count devices which have been re-sold and then activated under another account.

Source 9 to 5 Google, TechMeme

The iTunes Extras Special Edition of the movie goes on sale Tuesday and includes “Green Screen X-Ray” features letting viewers deconstruct the extensive special effects during 17 scenes as they watch, as well as an original screenplay from director James Cameron, his scriptment, and a gallery of 1,700 images. You can get an idea of how the X-ray feature works from the images here and a trailer (included after the break), but at $20 for an HD copy, we figure it will be just the most dedicated fans taking a trip back to Pandora before the 3D Blu-ray is freed from exclusivity next year.

New Interactive Features Take Fans Deeper into Pandora than Ever Before

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 16, 2011) – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Lightstorm Entertainment announce AVATAR available digitally with first-of-its-kind interactive features in the “AVATAR iTunes Extras Special Edition” beginning on Tuesday, December 20. “AVATAR iTunes Extras Special Edition” lets fans deconstruct some of the movie’s most memorable scenes to reveal how James Cameron applied special effects to create the breathtaking world of Pandora. “AVATAR iTunes Extras Special Edition” will be available at http://www.iTunes.com/Avatar for pre-order starting today, December 16 for $19.99 HD/$14.99 SD.

Fans can experience the global box office sensation like never before as they control scene deconstructions in simultaneous views. This new feature will also enable consumers to interact with the performance capture and visual effects levels in 17 of the film’s scenes. For the first time ever, Green Screen X-ray gives users an interactive look through the visual effects levels to see the original green screen footage behind a pivotal scene.

“Digital platforms like iTunes usher in new ways to interact with and watch movies like AVATAR,” said Aubrey Freeborn, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for Worldwide VOD and Electronic Sell-Through, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. “These new interactive features enhance the experience and encourage digital ownership.”

“AVATAR iTunes Extras Special Edition” also features an original screenplay by James Cameron, Cameron’s scriptment (a novella with some scenes broken out into dialogue), a gallery of 1,700 images and more.

AVATAR, the Oscar and Golden Globe winning epic, is the highest-grossing film of all time, generating nearly $2.8 billion in worldwide box office. AVATAR is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time.

 

Do you have an iPhone 4S? Do you drive a car? Do you have amnesia? If you answered yes to at least two-and-a-half of these questions, you’ll probably be interested in Find My Car Smart — a Kickstarter project that wants to help dudes find their cars, with the help of  Bluetooth 4.0 technology.

The system is relatively straightforward, consisting of nothing more than an iOS app (available now on iTunes for $0.99), and a USB-based Bluetooth proximity adapter. All you have to do is download the app, stick the dongle in your car, and let your iPhone 4S automatically mark your parking spot. Whereas similarly-designed apps typically require users to manually record their car’s location before leaving the lot, Find My Car Smart allows you to forget even that, since the app will automatically record your GPS coordinates. FMC Smart says it won’t start shipping adapters until it reaches its Kickstarter funding goal, though it’s aiming to deliver its first 500 devices by January. For more details, hit up the links below.

Download: Find My Car Smart (iTunes)

Facebook Timeline is now available to all Facebook users. Learn more about the global Timeline rollout for web, as well as Timeline for mobile web and Android. To enable Timeline for your profile, visit http://www.facebook.com/about/timeline]

The new Timeline has been designed to provide users of Facebook with an easier way to rediscover the things you shared with friends, and collate your most important moments. Facebook has enabled a graced period of 7 days for the new Timeline once you have upgraded. Which allows you to check your account and new Timeline before it is revealed to any of your Facebook friends.

If you want to see how your timeline appears to other people, click the gear menu at the top of your timeline, and select “View As.” You can then choose to see how your timeline appears to a specific friend or the public. Timeline allows you to then remove and add stories you might like to feature.

For more information on how to use the new features within Facebook’s Timeline, jump over to the Facebook blog post announcing its arrival. There is also a video you can watch which explains everything in more detail.

Here’s how to do it!

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, presented on thursday “Timeline”, a new app that allows the user to show the history of his own life on his profile page. Facebook’s new face is completely different for it allows to show in only one page all the content that has been shared by the user since the moment he joined this web community.
If you think you´re ready to be part of the new Facebook’s design say farewell to your “Wall” and say hi to “Timeline”, all you have to do is to follow these steps:

1. Open your profile on facebook
2. Go to Facebook developers page http://developers.facebook.com/apps

3. Click on “Allow”
4. Click on “Create new application”
5. Write down your name on the first blank and write a word of 7 characters on the second one.
6. Fill the security control blank
7. Click on “Open Graph”


8. Two spaces will appear. On the first one you should write a verb, on the second one, a noun. Then click “Get started”
9. Click on “Save changes and Next”
10. On the next window also click “Save changes and Next”
11. Then click “Save and Finish”
12. Now go back to your profle and reload the page.
13. Click on the page “Get it now” button that appears on the top of your profile page.

Done! You have the “timeline” on your Facebook page.

Source: Facebook