We're officially halfway through January, which means you should probably switch gears from Winter holidays to Valentine's Day. Stores are already stocking the shelves with red and pink delights (read: chocolate), but you don't have to give confections to your one and only; give the gift of tech instead! Check out these gadget goodies that are already prepped for gifting.
Although a pocket-sized camcorder is perfect for seasonal vacations, they can come in handy all year-round which makes them the perfect holiday gift for a budding videographer. This year, I've been especially sweet on the Kodak Playsport HD, but there's been some other players that caught my eye as well — the Samsung E10 for example. It's a sleek looking camcorder, which not only boasts an HDMI out, USB connector, and 1920x1080 full-HD video capture, but a 2.7-inch touchscreen LCD screen to boot.
The cameras, which range in price from $149 to $249, come with all the usual specs of a Flip camcorder that you've come to know and love. Oh, and ladies, it's probably easier if you support your favorite man by grabbing one of these, instead of attempting to grow a 'stache of your own. If you try the latter, it may be a cold Movember, indeed.
Find out what's in store for the Flip after the break.
Updated models include the UltraHD 1- and 2-hour camcorders, as well as the MinoHD 1- and 2-hour camcorders; get all the details and check out more images of the newest Flips after the jump.
Gearing up for the Fall semester can be expensive, especially if you're buying your supplies at full price. Plus, between dorm life, computers, and other essentials, your long list of must haves can get pretty overwhelming. Thankfully, I'll be sussing out the best deals on some great back-to-school supplies for you every week through the month of August. First up, a few laptop deals you don't want to miss, and some accessories you may not be able to walk away from.
Coming with 12 hours of video storage and four hours of recording time, the SlideHD lets you record and instantly play back your videos on its slide-out 3-inch touchscreen display. The mini camcorder comes with 16GB of internal memory, a two-hour battery span, 2x digital zoom, and video recording in high def resolution (1280x720) at 30 frames per second. Plus, you can customize your SlideHD with different artist skins, your own photography, or don a generated pattern to give your Flip some flair. As you already know, the Flip SlideHD is available online and in stores now, and comes with a $280 price tag.
If you tuned into the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards last night, you might have found that tech made quite the cameo before, and during the broadcast. Apparently, Pee-wee wasn't the only one that got his hands on the new Apple iPad before it hit stores, as funnyman Stephen Colbert brought his along to the show! Stephen whipped out his iPad during his hosting gig, asking his daughter if having one made him cool (she could only shrug), but kept it under wraps when he hit the stage a second time to accept his award for Best Comedy Album.
Earlier in the day, Ryan Seacrest was seen turning the tables and filming the red carpet from his point of view with a black Flip UltraHD camcorder. Finally, Michael Jackson's tribute was broadcast in 3D — did you don your glasses?
- Gizmodo explains to the rest of us why Google Chrome matters — Gizmodo
- The next Flip camcorder is rumored to include WiFi — Engadget
- More than 300,000 people in Bangladesh have signed up for English classes that will take place via cell phones — Switched
- This Space Invaders car is too cute for words — Kotaku
- Here are five rules to follow when buying an HDTV — CrunchGear
- Looks like Apple's iTablet won't be making its debut until late 2010 — Wired