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THX Sues Apple for Misuse of Speaker Tech Patent (0)

Apple has received its latest lawsuit, this time from George Lucas' sound innovation company THX. The case, which is filed in the Northern District of California court last week, claims that Apple's various mobile devices (iPhone, iPad) and its iMacs infringe on THX's single speaker patent. THX's U.S. Patent No. 7,433,483, formally called "Narrow profile speaker configurations and systems," describes methods to enhance audio quality in compact speaker arrangements common in consumer electronics like computers and televisions. The company seeks royalties or damages to Apple to make up for lost profit. The patent provides solutions in delivering quality audio from a speaker disposed in a confined area, particularly the use of a narrower speaker duct (in contrast to the speaker face) positioned at a right angle in relation to the speaker itself. The lawsuit points out to various iPhone models from the 4S onward, as well as unnamed versions of the iPad and iMac, as infringing to the complainant's patent. Apple has yet to comment on the issue, but the company also owns several speaker-centric patents, including those that can be implemented in portable devices. Some of these sound technology patents pre-date the THX's '483 property, which was approved in 2008. The Cupertino company has until May 14th to meet and confer with THX lawyers and the court regarding initial disclosure, as well as the possibility of an early settlement among others. Source: Bloomberg, via Apple Insider Read More

Razer Mako THX Speaker System (0)

Sound quality is a must even for avid gamers. Enjoying a favorite video game on the PC is even made more exciting if good audio becomes part of the experience aside from the actual gameplay. That is why sound systems like the Razer Mako still captures a high amount of interest among serious gamers.The Razer Mako is a 2.1 bi- amplified multimedia speaker system, the first desktop PC speaker to incorporate THX technology as part of its features. This technology makes use of downward-firing design speakers that also eliminate distortion caused by the desk bounce effect as experienced by using normal speaker systems. The Razer Mako also features a ClassHD Digital Amplifier Technology that intelligently manage the power usage of the amplifier for better power efficiency. The bi-amplified satellite 50W speakers feature DSP control to provide excellent audio quality comparable to standards used in recording studios. For quite an exceptional sound system for your PC, the Razer Mako may take you aback quite a bit for its price of US$300. But for the sound quality that it provides, it certainly is worth it. It is available at the Razer Zone site if you wish to check it out.Image Source: Razer Zone Read More

Maingear Nomad 15 Gaming Laptop (0)

Many avid gamers are quite discriminating when it comes to the gaming gear they use. Most would prefer using a gaming desktop because it provides a better overall gaming experience in terms of performance. Serious gamers may have second thoughts about playing their favorite games using a laptop. But while there are now gaming laptops available, some gamers just do not feel that they can perform the way that gaming desktops can. But gaming laptops are fast gaining up on this gaming divide with the arrival of more powerful gaming laptops like the new Nomad 15 gaming laptop from Maingear. The Maingear Nomad 15 laptop offers users with a desktop processing power in a mobile and portable laptop. It features a full desktop Z170 chipset powered by Intel's Skylake i7 6700k processor. It also comes with a NVIDIA GTX 980M graphic processor and a 15-inch 4K G Sync display. This gaming laptop also supports Samsung's 950 Pro SSD's in Raid 0 which results in enjoying 3Gbps speeds when accessing your games. The Nomad 15 also comes with other features such as a customizable backlit keyboard, THX TruStudio Pro for crisp and clear sound and a Killer E2200 network for the fastest connectivity. The Nomad 15 in now available at the Maingear website. Interested gamers can avail of the most affordable version for $1899. Image Source: Maingear Read More

Maingear Nomad 17 Gaming Laptop (0)

For serious gamers out there, having a gaming laptop is something more than just having the most powerful device around. A lot of gamers also look for stylish and sleek designs to go with high gaming performance. This is where the new Maingear Nomad 17 Gaming Laptop may have an advantage. The Maingear Nomad 17 Gaming Laptop comes with top tier features for high performance that both gamers and computer enthusiasts look for. It is powered by 3rd gen Intel Core i7 3.8GHz quad core processors and with NVIDIA GTX 600 series graphics. It also comes with a 32GB of DDR3-1600MHz RAM and carries up to a dual 512GB Solid State Drive or dual 750GB 7200RPM SATA 2.5.  This high performance laptop also comes with a  17.3" Full HD 1920 x 1080 display and THX TruStudio Pro Integrated High-Definition Audio HD Audio with speakers by DynAudio. Other features include HDMI, 3 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 DVI-I out as well as an IEEE-1394 Fire Wire port among others. For better gaming experience, the Maingear Nomad 17 also comes with a backlit keyboard, a multi-touch track pad with gesture and scrolling support. And as an added feature, Maingear Nomad 17 may be considered as one of the first to offer their laptops with hand painted premium automotive paint jobs for free. When customers order this laptop, they also have a choice among 6 glossy colors available for their laptop. The Maingear Nomad 17 laptop is now available at selected retailers. Pricing starts at US$1,599 depending on spec options available. Image Source: Maingear Read More

Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma (2)

Gaming headphones have become quite sophisticated now that gamers yearn for good quality sounds to enhance their gaming experience. Ordinary headphones won't usually cut it anymore. Serious gamers usually go for gaming headphones like the new Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma from Creative. The Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma sounds as cool as it works. It provides gamers with high resolution 3D gaming audio via the THX TruStudio Pro Technology. Its 50mm Neodymium drivers provide clear audio quality that allows users to hear even the detailed sound effects of the game. It can be connected either by analog or USB, making it a versatile headset with this simple yet useful feature. The new Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma is set to arrive at store shelves by December. It is expected to cost around US$90. Image Source: Creative Read More

Logitech Speaker System Z623 (1)

Speakers today may no longer be easily categorized as to where they can be used. Many models already seem to overlap their functions primarily because of better technology. A good example would be the Logitech Speaker System Z623. The Logitech Z623 Speaker System is primarily designed for use as a desktop PC speaker. But because of its features, it can easily be used as a home entertainment alternative. It is one of those THX Certified speakers that can give you bold as well as crisp audio quality with its 200 Watt speakers. It is composed of a 130 Watt Subwoofer with a 7 inch pressure driver, and two 25 Watt satellite speakers each with a 2.5 inch dome drivers and aluminum phase plugs. The sound quality it provides makes it a good alternative for a budget home entertainment speaker system. The Logitech Speaker System Z623 is available at Logitech for US$150. Image Source: Logitech Read More

Fast Finger Keyboard Lays It All from A to Z (1)

Technology should adjust to the times, but this one can either be taken as a parody or an insult to our intelligence.  Because the Internet generation gets confused with the traditional QWERTY keyboard layout, one company comes up with a “fast finger” keyboard wherein the letter keys are arranged alphabetically.  No need to hunt where the A is placed or wonder why the letters are arranged in QWERTY in the first place .  After all, people are typing in three- to four-letter acronyms while on the Internet. The Fast Finger Keyboard has even made acronym typing easier with its shortcut keys for the most common short-hand expressions like ASAP (as soon as possible), BRB (be right back), BTW (by the way), CYA (see you), FYI (for your information), HOAS (hold on a second), HRU (who are you), IMO (in my opinion), L8R (later), LOL (laughing out loud), THX (thanks), and TTYL (talk to you later). If you still insist on typing like a secretary, you can switch back to the QWERTY layout at a push of a key.  The Fast Finger Keyboard costs US$22.99 on its official website .  It is also sold on Amazon. Source:  CrunchGear Read More

Google Introduces Nexus One to Public (1)

After weeks of anticipation from techies the world over, Google has unveiled to members of the press the Nexus One, its first consumer electronics device previously known as the Google Phone.  Set to compete with Apple's iPhone and Research in Motion's BlackBerry, the HTC-made Nexus One runs an updated tweak of the Google Android OS.Apart from what are expected from smartphones developed post-iPhone-touchscreen display, 5-megapixel camera, and stereo Bluetooth for headphones-the Nexus One pulls off features that impress us.  The phone includes a Global Positioning System, two microphones (one for noise cancellation), and a speech dictation technology, which transcribes what you speak on the Nexus One as you compose e-mails, tweets, and Facebook status updates.Reactions, however, were not as mind-blowing as Google might have expected.  "The Nexus One has attractive features, but many of them were already available on other phones that use Google's Android operating system," wrote Jessica Guynn of Los Angeles Times.Michael Gartenberg, an analyst from Interpret research firm, says that the new phone provides a perception that not all Android phones are created equal.  "If I was a (Motorola Droid) customer who just bought the phone a month ago, I might not feel so good."The Nexus One is now available on Google's online store for US$529 if you want it unlocked or $179 with a two-year contract from T-Mobile.  Similar offers will be available from Verizon Wireless and United Kingdom's Vodafone within this year.  It is also expected to be shipped in Singapore and Hong Kong.Image source:  Google Read More

Panasonic Viera G10 Plasma TV (0)

Newer television models never cease to amaze in terms of better and enhanced viewing quality. Better features and larger displays become quite common nowadays. With more people preferring home entertainment getting close to theater viewing quality, television models such as the Panasonic Viera G10 Plasma TV easily catches attention.The slim and sleek design of the Panasonic Viera G10 alone may not be enough to get heads turning since most of HDTV's today also have similar designs. It is the features and the excellent video quality that the Panasonic Viera G10 provides which makes it quite interesting to know more about.What makes the Panasonic Viera G10 quite interesting is that it is one of those few TV's around that is THX Certified in terms of its display. Several requirements are needed for such televisions to be certified as such and the Viera G10 has been able to acquire one. The THX Certification gives the Viera G10 that distinct quality of being able to provide movie images just as how the movie makers intended them to come out. That is as close to a movie theater experience as you can get. Aside from its 1080p HDTV as well as photo image viewing features, the Viera G10 also offers the Viera Cast, allowing you to enjoy Internet content right on your TV screen. The Viera G10 is available at Panasonic at a price of around US$1,200 for the 42-inch model.Image Source: Panasonic Read More

First ELSE Linux Phone Introduced (1)

Israel-based Else, formerly known as Emblaze Mobile, formally launched in London its impressive-looking, Linux-powered smartphone called First ELSE.  The people behind the First ELSE are confident to note that their handset brings user experience to a whole new level that may even give the iPhone and recently-launched Android devices a run for their money.The First ELSE runs on Access Linux Platform, a newly-introduced mobile OS that is the foundation of its Else Intuition OS.  The main difference between this smartphone from the rest is its revolutionary and futuristic-looking user interface.  The main menu, called sPlay, appears like a fan that your right thumb simply hold, drag, and release to access different sections without changing the main screen, as this video clearly explains. It may be a concern for those who are used to using their cell phones with their left thumbs since the control buttons are on the right side of the bezel, so it may take quite a while to learn navigating the menu with their right thumbs.Meanwhile, hardware specs include a 3.5-inch screen with 854 x 480 resolution, a 5-megapixel camera, 3.5mm audio, 16GB of internal storage, and built-in GPS.The First ELSE will become available beginning the second quarter of 2010.Image source:  Else Mobile Read More

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