Yesterday I was lucky enough to get a chance to try out the much vaunted Hololens, which is a completely new device from Microsoft which provides “Augmented Reality” as opposed to the Virtual Reality devices like Oculus Rift provides. The wording may be subtle, but the difference is quite large. Augmented reality projects objects into the actual room you are in, rather than moving you into an entirely different world like VR does. Hololens is quite the device. It can track the physical space around you very well, and unlike VR, there is no requirement for markers in the room or extra cameras to track movement in the room. It is completely self-contained, and that may be one of its biggest wins of all. The device...

Context-aware Computing, Intel Paints the Future of Devices

Traditionally a large focus of IDF is looking at future computing trends. For the longest time the name of the game was convergence. The shift to mobility highlighted many...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/15/2010

Moorestown Preview: OpenPeak Tablet Benchmarked and Impressions

In IDF’s technology showcase, we got a chance to catch up with OpenPeak, makers of the OpenTablet 7, a 7” Android tablet running atop the Moorestown Atom Z6xx SoC...

8 by Brian Klug on 9/14/2010

Apple's iPod Touch (2010) Review, Not a Poor Man's iPhone 4

Last week Apple announced a complete overhaul of its iPod lineup including a new Shuffle, a new Nano (with multitouch screen) and a new iPod Touch. While the nano...

89 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/9/2010

LG Optimus Series Smartphones to Feature NVIDIA Tegra 2 in Q4 2010

LG was one of the first companies to demonstrate a Moorestown based phone as recently as earlier this year. Just one hour ago however LG announced that starting in...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/6/2010

Samsung Epic 4G Review: The Fastest Android Phone

This one has been a hotly requested item from you all: a review of the Samsung Galaxy S. Samsung sent us their newest Galaxy S phone, the Epic 4G...

98 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/6/2010

Netgear AV Series Set for Expansion

The first half of 2010 saw Netgear get started on their AV Series product line. Their intent was to create a set of products to enhance the consumer's home...

27 by Ganesh T S on 8/25/2010

Powerline Networking with the Western Digital Livewire

Almost all CE devices sold in the market today have some sort of connection to the Internet as well as the home network. The consumers' need to transfer data...

32 by Ganesh T S on 8/24/2010

The Dell Streak Review

The iPhone has an unusual problem. Its UI is fast and smooth enough that you want to browse the web on it. However the device is cramped enough that...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/15/2010

Dropcam Echo : Home Security Meets the Cloud

The last couple of years have seen the introduction of many security cameras aimed at the consumer market. However, mass adoption remains elusive due to complications in getting the...

24 by Ganesh T S on 8/11/2010

Apple's iPhone 4: Thoroughly Reviewed

I'm not sure how this keeps happening. The first year I waited at a mall for 5 hours to get the original iPhone. The following year my friend Mark...

285 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/30/2010

The Sprint HTC EVO 4G Review

For the past couple of weeks I've been playing with an absolute beast of a phone. With a 4.3" diagonal screen, 800 x 480 resolution and a 1GHz Qualcomm...

98 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/28/2010

A Taste of Froyo: Google Android 2.2 Explored

Since last year, the Android platform has seen a string of sugary, feature-filled updates starting with Cupcake (v1.5), followed by Donut (v1.6) and finally Éclair (v2.0/2.1) in November 2009...

58 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 6/23/2010

Apple's iOS 4 Explored

Just two days before the official iPhone 4 release Apple delivered its promised iOS 4 update to all iPhone 3G and 3GS owners. The new OS release enables Apple's...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/22/2010

New Xbox 360 Slim Does Have an IR Receiver

I've gotten this question a few times already so I thought I'd just answer it once publicly. The new Xbox 360 Slim we tore down yesterday does in fact...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/18/2010

Welcome to Valhalla: Inside the New 250GB Xbox 360 Slim

Five years ago we dissected the original Xbox 360. Today we're back with the new, slim Xbox 360 and have put together a similar guide to disassembling the console...

109 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/18/2010

The Xbox 360 Slim (Valhalla): Dissection Galleries Up

Today UPS dropped off my Xbox 360 Slim (codename Valhalla) and I did exactly what you'd expect me to: run power numbers on it and take the whole thing...

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/17/2010

Media Streamer Platforms Roundup

A few months back, Anandtech carried the review of the Patriot Box Office media streamer. Pursuant to a very good reception from readers, we have decided to start a...

120 by Ganesh T S on 6/13/2010

Sprint HTC EVO 4G – Vivek’s First Impressions

While we're still waiting on our EVO 4G review sample, AnandTech Mobile Editor Vivek Gowri got his hands on the HTC EVO 4G. Android 2.1 running on a Qualcomm...

79 by Vivek Gowri on 6/9/2010

Apple's Intrinsity Acquisition: Winners and Losers

Intrinsity is not a name immediately recognized by today's average consumer. However, keen followers of the application processor market recognize its claim to fame as the firm behind the...

24 by Ganesh T S on 4/28/2010

Apple's iPad Keyboard Dock Reviewed

A week ago we did our best to demystify Apple's latest creation: the iPad. What we found was that it provided a wonderful touchscreen experience, but was very limited...

67 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/13/2010

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