Introducing: The Apple iPad, Price Starting at $499 [Apple Tablet]

The Apple iPad [Apple Tablet]

The boys in Cupertino have finally officially taken the covers off their newest device. It’ll be called the iPad, a name that’s been floating around for quite sometime. It looks great. The body’s slim, looks pretty comfy in Jobs’ hands. The OS is like an exploded version of the iPhone’s with a few cool features like ability to view YouTube in HD and an email interface with some enhanced aesthetics. Landscape and portrait view are enabled in the majority of uses. You’ve got maps, calendars, built-in iTunes Store, and iPhoto integration with events, places and faces. Movies, TV shows, music videos, audiobooks, just about everything you can watch on your iPhone, you can access through this beauty.

Hardware specs – 1.5 lbs., 0.5 inch thick with a 9.7 inch display, full capacitive multitouch, all powered by the 1GHz Apple A4 chip. Storage can be from 16GB to 64GB of flash memory. The usual suspects are all here – bluetooth 2.1 EDR, accelerometer, compass, WiFi 802.11n, microphone, and speaker. The iPad has a 10-hour battery life with a month of standby time. Wow.

The New Symbian OS [Nokia]

The New Symbian OS [Nokia]

There’s a whole lot going on lately in the mobile industry. You’ve got Google pushing Android, VoIP and mobile advertising; Apple and BlackBerry are still showing strong stats but Palm’s webOS isn’t gaining traction like everyone had hoped. Nokia is a special case to say the least. The largest phone manufacturer in the World’s been dying slowly, but maybe that will change.The new Symbian OS was presented at their capital market day by the company’s CEO. The new os mostly updates the user interface, leaving the bones mostly intact. Users will notice slicker graphics, faster navigation and better web browsing. all of the new features are also being optimized for large format touchscreen displays, allowing multi-touch capability too.

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The Multi-Touch Evolution: Apple Magic Mouse

The Apple Magic Mouse [Multi-Touch]

It began with iPhone. Then came iPod touch. Then MacBook Pro. And now, friends, multi-touch technology has come to the mouse. But not just any mouse — the Magic Mouse. Apple’s latest peripheral has a low-profile design and a seamless top shell, boasting a sleek and dramatically different design.  The Multi-Touch area covers the top surface of Magic Mouse, and the mouse itself is the button. Scroll in any direction with one finger, swipe through web pages and photos with two, and click and double-click anywhere. Inside Magic Mouse is a chip that tells it exactly what you want to do. Which means Magic Mouse won’t confuse a scroll with a swipe. It even knows when you’re just resting your hand on it.

It’s included with the new iMacs but you can pick one up for $69 if you want to bring multi-touch to another model.

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iPod Shuffle in Polished Stainless Steel

With a more enhanced user experience by way of an addition of a few key features, the new iPod Shuffle may finally be the most functional mini music player on the market. Plus, the polished stainless steel finish is an...

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Now Live: Sirius/XM iPhone App

Sirius/XM has finally come to the iPhone, giving you access to more than 120 channels, anytime and anywhere you want. You can listen to the songs from the app or you can even click a song to buy it straight...

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Caliper Studio’s Apple Store-like Genetic Stair Case

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Reminiscent of the stairs in NYC clan of Apple Stores, the Genetic Stair by Caliper Studio looks just as delicate and just as refined. The studio house designed a three thousand square foot duplex apartment renovation in a building on New York’s Upper West Side. Their solution removed all existing vertical circulation and connected the two floors with a new feature stair, located centrally in the apartment, free from all walls and supported only at the top and bottom.

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iPhone 3GS is real: Packs 7.2 HSDPA, 3 MP Autofocus Camera + Video, Drops June 19th

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A whole lot is going on over at Apple’s WWDC in California. After gloating about the App Store’s proven success, they finally unveiled the iPhone 3GS, the “most powerful, fastest iPhone ever made”. It looks the same on the outside, with its glossy finish and structure, but the inside has gotten some major upgrades. The “S” in 3GS stands for Speed and from the looks of it, this baby’s packing plenty of it.

Launching messaging is 2.1x faster, loading SimCity is 2.4x faster, viewing Excel 3.6x faster, loading NY Times 2.9x faster. It’s got 7.2 Mbps HSDPA so internet browsing has gotten even more refined. The 3GS supports OpenGL|ES and better javascript integration. The camera has been upgraded, now sporting a 3 megapixel autofocus camera that supports video.