Monthly Archives: June 2011

HP TouchPad includes Digital Magazine Pivot

HP is helping new apps touch down on your HP TouchPad tablet with a digital magazine called Pivot. Pivot is installed on all TouchPads and will feed you news and reviews on apps for the webOS device.

Pivot on HP TouchPad

The digital magazine will cover apps and the developers behind them in “visually driven editorial pieces, columns from notable guest writers sharing their perspectives on digital culture, feature stories focused on applications around specific topics, and in-depth reviews”. It will automatically update on a monthly basis.

Monthly?! We can’t wait a month for new stuff! If only there was a place that featured news, stories, visuals and in-depth reviews of the latest technology that updated constantly. Oh wait, there is: you’re looking at it.

Yes, we’re sceptical about these platform-specific magazines: why take the best bits of the Web and cram them into a box with all the restrictions of old-fashioned print media? We’re not questioning the quality of publications such as Pivot or the iPad magazine Project, but the format itself.

The TouchPad is a nifty little tablet, with a great 9.7-inch tablet, Flash support and decent multi-tasking.

Pivot will be published in English, French, German and Spanish. Sacre bleu, mein gott and ¡Qué día más espléndido! It will appear on 1 July, the day the TouchPad goes on sale, pushed over the air to all HP TouchPad owners.

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Vizio Android Tablet

According to a recent post by Scoble, Vizio is getting set to introduce an Android based tablet for $350.00. Vizio’s approach is not to target iPad users but just the opposite the non-iPad users.


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Adobe Content Viewer for Android

Adobe has release an Adroid version of the Content Viewer.

The Content Viewer for Android, part of Digital Publishing Suite, is available immediately for download through the Digital Publishing Suite Prerelease program.  Compatible for use on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and Android 2.2 (Froyo) devices, this new viewer allows publishers to author using Digital Publishing Suite and deploy that content across platforms and different devices.

Major publishers using Digital Publishing Suite are on board to create and distribute content using Content Viewer for Android.  Condé Nast, National Geographic and Dennis Publishing are among the first publishers to indicate they will use this new viewer to amplify the reach of their content. National Geographic, in fact, is a significant new publisher using Digital Publishing Suite and will soon be launching “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” on Android (and also iPad).

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OLED Globe

Stunning video from the Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo.

In the video you see that the globe show constantly updated satellite images of the earth. There are also interactive “Geo-Scope” touch-screen panels which allow visitors to browse images and data collected from all over the world. The globe show also a simulation of the March 11 tsunami in Japan.

This new OLED version features a resolution about 10 times greater than LED, more than 10 million pixels each each measuring 96×96 millimeters.

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