It’s the end of another busy week in technology here at Zath, here’s some highlights of the week from what we’ve covered and what some of our favourite other tech and gadget websites…
Sony BRAVIA Monolithic Design Concept – Interview With Takuya Kawagoi – we’re big fans of home entertainment systems here at Zath, so when we had the chance to interview the director of Sony Design Europe about their latest Monolithic Design Concept, it was a great opportunity to learn more about the design aspects of Sony’s latest BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-Ray players and surround sound systems. Take a look at this exclusive interview, it’s packed with interesting stuff on how one of the biggest names in home entertainment systems approach the design process!
Contest: Win a Nokia X6 Smartphone with 1 Year “Comes with Music” Subscription – Over at Gadget Venue, the generous guys there are running a competition to win one of Nokia’s latest smartphones along with a year’s subscription to Nokia’s mobile music service, there’s four different ways to enter the competition and you’ve got until the end of 2nd April 2010 to get your entries in.
iPhone 4G Release Date Likely for Summer 2010 After Job Posting Appears for LTE Technology Expert – whether you’ve currently got an iPhone 3GS or not, everyone seems to be wondering when the next iPhone 4G will be released as many people will be wanting one for their next mobile phone. This looks to be another indication that the now traditional summer release of a new iPhone could be set to continue.
Android Fastest Growing Smartphone OS – I’m sure that by now most people are starting to know what Android means in terms of mobile phones…you know…Google’s open source mobile phone operating system which many manufacturers are starting to use instead of developing their own. This just goes to show that during the course of 2010, Android will probably become the realistic mobile platform competitor to Apple’s iPhone – if you want to know what a good example of what an Android phone can be like, then just take a look at Google’s own effort in the form of the Nexus One and take a look of some of the best free Android apps.
HTC Desire Android appears in silver – So the Nexus One was mentioned above, HTC’s own take on it is called the HTC Desire and is slightly different, however now here we see another variation, HTC are to produce a model in a silver colour as well as the more standard looking grey model. Which model would you want most? Personally I think I’d want to stick with the more standard looking colour of the originally announced HTC Desire.
Top 100 April Fools Pranks and Gadgets – It’s that time of year again next week! Yes it’s the day when you should believe even less of what you read about on the Internet, probably believe nothing, in fact if you don’t like April Fools, you’re probably best avoiding going on the Internet at all! But it’s all in good fun, so take a look at some of these great pranks and gadgets that would make for great entertainment on the 1st April. Also, if you’d like to see more about Zath’s previous coverage of this great time of year, then take a look at our April Fools Roundup for 2009.
ShareMyPlaylists.com Iron Man 2 Competition – If you head on over to ShareMyPlaylists.com (the best way to share your Spotify playlists), then you can take part in their latest competition where they are giving away some great prizes such as the Ultimate AC/DC Box Set (worth £160) and 5 CD collectors’ editions of the Iron Man 2 movie soundtrack.
Light Up High Heels – right so this is kind of a gadget for the girls out there, but I’m sure some would like to add them to their shoe collection as these shoes literally light up as you walk down the street on a night out, no doubt they’d make for some cool dancing shoes? They remind me of those trainers that would light up at the back, although as shoe gadgets go, I’m still really impressed by the Nike+ trainer sensor which records your running workouts.
Biologic iPhone Bike Mount From Dahon – a friend of mine is a big fan of cycling, they love to use their iPhone GPS to track where they are going, however they have to keep stopping to check their location etc. I think this iPhone bike mount will be ideal for anyone who wants to better usage while cycling. This reminds of when I was a kid and always wished I had an electric bike with a computer system, well now you can even have a pocket computer on a standard bike, technology is brilliant!
Draught Beer Chill Dispenser – do you like beer? Do you like beer gadgets? Most of us quite like the old in-can widget to give us a more authentic beer experience at home, but now you can get your very own chilled dispenser for your home, it’s far cheaper than setting up your bar with the real equipment at home, so until we all have our very own Futuristic Beer Serving Robots like R2D2, I’m sure this will be very welcome by many people!
Jedi Bathrobe – Dressing Gown Like a Jedi Knight – oh yes, you’ve read that correctly. I’m sure if you’re a big fan of Star Wars then you’ll already have one of the Jedi Ultimate Lightsaber, or a more fun Lightsaber Umbrella, you may even have a Jedi Force Trainer to help hone your skills with ‘The Force’, but now you when you get home you can dress down like a Jedi Knight and wear your very Jedi Knight Bathrobe (with hood) to truly complete the image (or the circle?)
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