Slingbox SlingPlayer iPhone & iPod Touch Application Now Available on App Store

If you happen to own a Slingbox and you have either an iPhone or an iPod Touch you may be interested to know that the official SlingPlayer iPhone and iPod Touch application from Sling Media is now available to purchase via the Apple App Store.

The SlingPlayer application, which, incidentally, will only work via Wi-Fi thanks to certain carriers (AT&T) having some issue with the bandwidth required by the application, will allow you to scroll through your favourite and home channels using the iPhone/iPod Touch’s gesture controls and, as well as watching content via your Slingbox will additionally allow you to add and remove (thus manage) your Slingbox directly from the aforementioned devices.

The Slingbox SlingPlayer iPhone and iPod Touch application will set you back just shy of $30.

Dell E170S, E190S & P2210 Monitors Released [Energy Efficient 'Green' Monitors]

Dell have released three new eco-friendly ‘green’ flat panel monitors in the form of the Dell P2210, E170S and E190S which sport screen sizes of 17″, 19″ and 22″ respectively and which boast Energy Star compliance and EPEAT Gold ratings offering both energy efficiency and a lesser environmental impact (thanks to using circuit boards with halogen-free laminates and chassis plastics utilising 25% recycled plastics.

Offering 4:3 aspect ratio (E170S and E190S) and 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio screens, the new eco-friendly TN (Twisted Nematic) Dell monitors offer 1280 x 1024 maximum screen resolutions, or up to 1680 X 1050 resolution in the case of the widescreen P2210, and all offer 5ms response time with 250 CD/m2 brightness whilst, in terms of connectivity your looking at just VGA for the E170S and E190S whilst the 22″ P2210 offers VGA, DVI-D with HDCP, and/or DisplayPort connectivity.

Pricing-wise the 22″ P2210 widescreen monitor will set you back $240 with the 19″ E190S coming in at $130 and the 17″ E170S sitting at $110. All three monitors are available as of now.

Windows Slideshow for Logitech G13, G15 & G19 Keyboards [Version 3.02 Update]

By way of a brief heads up for those of you who own a Logitech G13 or Logitech G15 gaming keyboard and/or for those of you looking to purchase the newly released Logitech G19 gaming keyboard - see: Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard Released [G19 Now Available from Dell] - as, thanks to a software updated from Logitech, both gaming keyboards now offer Windows Slideshow functionality.

The newly released software update from Logitech, which has been developed in collaboration with Microsoft - specifically version 3.02 - appears to have been released in accordance with user requests (according to Logitech’s blog) and, as well as working with the G13, G15 and G19 keyboard also brings Windows Slideshow capabilities to Logitech’s Z-10 speakers and the 3D Connexion SpacePilot PRO.

The version 3.02 software update is freely available to download now.
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Radius TruTune Fine Color iPod Nano 4G Earphones

Radius have released their new Radius TruTune Fine Color range of earphones that have been designed specifically for use with Apple’s iPod Nano 4G and which come in nine separate colors allowing you to match the Radius TruTune Fine Color earphones with the specific hue of your 4G Nano.

Billed as being ’stylish, unpretentious and universally affordable’ whilst offering ‘a fusion of fashion and function’, the new Radius TruTune Fine Color earphones are fabricated from lightweight aluminium, come provided with three sizes of silicone caps to ensure maximum comfort and feature gold plated stereo mini plugs but, interestingly, Radius appear to omit those all important details such as maximum output and (more importantly) details concerning frequency response (like us, you’ll doubtless draw your own conclusions here).

In terms of pricing, the Radius TruTune Fine Color iPod Nano 4G Earphones will set you back $20 a pop. [source]

iPhone, 3G iPhone & iPod Touch Landscape TouchType Application by Michael Schneider

One of the many quibbles concerning the iPhone and the iPod Touch’s operating systems is the lack of a landscape facility in a host of key applications such as when composing emails but, thanks to Michael Schneider’s TouchType application – which is compatible with the iPhone, 3G iPhone and iPod Touch – wider, landscape orientated touch typing will, at long last, soon be possible.

Allowing you to compose text, such as when writing emails, whilst in landscape orientation (thus allowing a wider, more versatile and, frankly, decidedly more practical means of input), Michael Schneider’s TouchType application comes complete with mini QWERTY and numeric virtual keypads and a text entry window and, having composed your mail, its nice to know that it also features a ‘Send’ button which pulls up the mail application and automatically adds your text to the message body.

No word as yet concerning the exact date of availability, however, Michael Schneider’s TouchType application already has a page up on Apple’s iTunes Application Store (as linked below).

TouchType (iTunes AppStore) [via]

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KIRIGAMI : Papercut Art

Kirigami (切り紙 ?) is a variation of origami where the artist is allowed to make small cuts in the paper (from Japanese "kiru" = to cut, "kami" = paper). This enables the artist to enhance the visual presentation of the artwork, at the expense of simplicity. In origami, papercutting is frowned upon by the majority of modern folders, as techniques have advanced enough to make cutting unnecessary for a skilled folder. Wikipedia

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ORIGAMI (from oru meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper") is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper. - Wikipedia