Sanyo has unveiled its latest 1080p HD home theater projector, the PLV-Z3000. The new device will replace the PLV-Z2000, with significant improvements in contrast ratio, now up to 65,000:1. The frame rate has been increased to 120Hz with 'Dynamic Predictive Frame Interpolation Technology' and a 5:5 pull-down mode. Sanyo claims its 'TopazReal HD' color management produces 216 billion color combinations with 14-bit digital processing.
Memorex today announced the SingStand, a karaoke system that uses an iPod or other MP3 player. The device features a microphone, integrated mic stand and speakers. 'Auto Voice Control' works to reduce the sound levels of original song vocals. Echo effects can be added, or a keyboard attached for accompaniment. One microphone is included but two inputs are provided for singing duets.
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Codefromtokyo has announced the release of Japanese 1.0, a Japanese-English dictionary for the iPhone. Over 127,000 entries have been included, organized in a similar way to the phone's address book. When a user searches for a particular term, the app sorts the results by relevance. The listings can also be browsed by category, such as "Food". Each entry is shown in its Japanese form, with a "romanized" transcription included as well.
Intel has revealed that the company has started shipping its dual-core Atom 330 processor. The chip is officially intended for very small profile desktops, such as nettops, and potentially gives much more performance than possible with the single-core version. The chip runs at the same 1.6GHz but can handle as many as four program threads at once thanks to built-in Hyperthreading on each core. Its bus speed is also the same at 533MHz but carries a doubled Level 2 cache of 1MB to handle the added workload. Power consumption is exactly double that of the single core Atom but still low at 8W.
Sony is gearing up to launch a likely Centrino 2-based update to its VAIO TZ ultraportable notebooks, according to evidence from an FCC filing and a string of forum posts. Called the VAIO TT, the computer would be one of the last remaining systems to launch with Sony's design update and is known to be too powerful to represent Sony's upcoming netbook; most specifications are unavailable, but the notebook will have 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and optional 3G access over EVDO.