JBL AirPlay-Enabled On Air Wireless Speaker System Starts Shipping

JBL have just announced that they have now started shipping their new On Air Wireless Speaker System designed for iOS devices, and is one of the first AirPlay-enabled speakers that streams iTunes 10 music or Internet radio directly from your computer.

The new speaker system can use either your existing Wi-Fi or Ethernet network to connect to your PC or Mac iTunes library and uses Apple’s AirPlay technology to make the link.  The On Air Wireless Speaker System is also equipped with a small LCD screen which allows you to view album artwork and song information when an iOS device is not docked and has menu navigation and music control button son either side of the iOS device dock.

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Samsung Galaxy S2 Hits The UK May 1st

Samsung has just announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S2 Android smartphone will be available in the UK from the 1st of May 2011, and it will be available from all major networks and retailers in the UK.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and it also features a dual core 1.2GHz processor and a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.

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Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Support Is Under Development, Patch Arriving Soon

Crytek has now announced that they are indeed working on a new patch to bring DirectX 11 support to their new Crysis 2 PC game. Which many gamers thought would have shipped with Direct X 11 support on launch day.

When it didn’t a little confusion then began to surface as to if whether Crytek would ever release a patch for Direct X 11 which would have been a huge disappointment. But today Crytek have now officially silenced the rumours.

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Apple’s AirPlay, AirPort Private Key Gets Hacked

A developer, James Laird has managed to reverse engineer Apple’s AirPort Express private key, and he has published an open source AirPort Express emulator, which is called Shareport.

James Lair developed the Shareport so he could stream iTunes music without the use of Apple’s AirPlay, and this means that the key could now be used to create AirPlay compatible software.

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3DS Augment Reality Card T-Shirt (video)

Using the Augment Reality cards that were included with the new 3DS gaming consoles, Level Up Studios has now created a 3DS Augment Reality Card T-Shirt which can be used with your 3DS. Making it much more fun than just carrying around a card to trigger the AR.

Watch the video after the jump to view the fun that can be experienced with the Nintendo 3DS AR cards now printed on T-shirts.

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Adobe Starts A Monthly Rental Scheme For Its Creative Suite Software (video)

Adobe yesterday announced a new subscription service it has started for its range of Creative Suite software packages, which now allows you to spread the cost. So rather than parting with a hefty $999 for Adobe After Effects you can now rent it from a little as $49 a month or Adobe Photoshop which retails at $699 is now available from $35 a month.

Adobe’s new subscription option, provides creative users with the latest features and functionality of the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 software an you can either choose a one-year plan for lower payments or a flexible month-to-month plan which you can stop and restart as needed. Watch the Adobe video after the jump which explains how the new subscription based service works in detail.

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CyanogenMod Version 7.0 Android-based ROM Released

CyanogenMod  the customised, aftermarket firmware distribution for a range of Android devices has now been released : CyanogenMod 7.0 version (CM7). CyanogenMod is based on the Android Open Source Project and has been designed and constructed to increase performance and reliability over Android-based ROMs released by vendors and carriers.

The new release offers more features not found in the official Android based firmwares and is based on the Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) release of Android from Google.

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HTC Flyer UK Available To Pre-Order For £599.99

We told you a couple of weeks ago that the HTC Flyer Android tablet was available to pre-order from Clove in the UK for £600, although this pricing was unofficial at the time another UK retailer has now listed the HTC Flyer up for pre-order for £599.99.

UK mobile retailer, the Carphone Warehouse has just put the HTC Flyer up for pre-order on their website, although they haven’t listed any delivery dates that we could see.

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EraPalm5, PSP Style Mini Computer Unveiled By EraThink

EraThink have showcased their latest mini computer at the China Consumer Electronics Fair this week, in the form of their new mini computer which resembles a Sony PSP in design and style but has been built to run Windows 7.

The small EraPalm5 computer is fitted with a 5-inch 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, that slides upwards to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. The hidden keyboard can be used in conjunction with the gaming style control D-pad and buttons on the left and right sides of the EraPalm5 to navigate onboard menus and applications.

The EraPalm5 is powered by an Intel Atom Z processor together with either 1 or 2GB or RAM options and disk options starting from 16GB, and climbing to 32 or 64GB SSD for internal storage

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YouTube Launches YouTube Live Streaming Service

YouTube has now officially launched its new YouTube Live service which bring, as it states “Live” feeds to the sites services. The dedicated channel brings a new level of entertainment to the already huge video streaming site and will provide users with feature recommendation and discovery tools based on users’ viewing habits.

Google has been testing the new service since September last year and YouTube has already been put through it paces with live streamed events like sports games and concerts.

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Panasonic Announces eX3 Android Based In Flight Entertainment System

Panasonic has released details on a new in flight entertainment system it is working on called the Panasonic eX3, which runs Google’s Android OS, and will feature a display in the back of the seat and also a portable handheld controller system.

The Android based in flight system will let you watch live TV, play games, access social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, and also make phone calls as well as video chat.

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Google Buys PushLife For Google Music

We have been hearing quite a lot about Google Music recently, and now Google has just purchased a company called PushLife, and they have reportedly paid $25 million for the music start up.

PushLife is software that lets you port your iTunes and Windows Media Player libraries to non Apple smartphones, like Google’s Android and RIM’s BlackBerry.

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