Notion Ink Adam Hardware Features Demoed – HDMI, False Digitizer & Speakers

Rohan Shravan from the Notion Ink team has been giving us video demonstrations of the Adam’s Eden UI over the past few days. His latest video however goes deep into some of the hardware features available on the Adam tablet.

Points of note in the recent video include an HDMI port that will let users stream content from Adam over a TV or computer. The functionality will stream audio as well and is operable even when the Adam is put to sleep mode (in order to be more power efficient).

False digitizer on the Adam lets the user convert this tablet into an instant touchpad that can be used as a digitizer. While the video does demonstrate very accurate movement tracking, Shravan notes that the false digitizer will work best with a stylus.

Another feature that Shravan talks about in his latest blog post is the 2x speakers available on the Adam that offers an enhanced surround sound in comparison to the tablets available in the market that offer mono speakers. Check out the video demo of the Adam hardware in the video embedded below.

Official HDMI Docking Station For HTC EVO 4G Launched

It is now quite a while since the HTC EVO made its first appearance. Now Sprint has finally launched the official HDMI docking station for the Android handset. Starting now, you may pick one of these devices from the Sprint stores in the US at a price of $39.99. The docking station is made with glossy black plastic and has a soft rubber grip at the bottom. You may make use of the docking port to connect your EVO to Type D HDMI ports or to a micro USB.

While the docking port is incredibly good looking and useful, do note that if you have a casing to protect your HTC EVO, you may be in for a little bit of inconvenience. Early reviews point out that even the thinnest of silicone cases make it difficult to dock and sometimes result in a loose connection. Nevertheless, if you do plan on getting one, don’t forget to tell us what you think of the device in the comments below.

HTC EVO HDMI Docking Station

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HDMI Cable For Playstation 3 Available In New Edition

Sony Playstation fans have never had the privilege to plug in HD despite high definition being a Sony stronghold. So it should not come as any surprise that the electronics maker has finally decided to offer a HDMI cable to its PS3 users in a new SKU that is expected to launch shortly.

According to rumors picked by PCWorld, the new accessory will be made available with a $350 version of PS3 that will come with 250GB. That is, the HDMI cable will still not be available with the $300 120GB version of the console. However, the $50 is not for HDMI cable alone. Users can also lay claim to a LittleBigPlanet Game of the Year edition with the new model. So that is – an HDMI cable, LittleBigPlanet GOTY edition and 130GB additional storage at $50 extra.

[via PCWorld]

Mac Mini With HDMI Port To Be Launched Next

Has Apple given the boot to DVI port in favor of HDMI? If rumors are to be believed that could in fact be true. Apple Insider has apparently learned that Apple shall be launching the next generation of Mac Mini desktop computer with HDMI ports instead of the usual DVI port.

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a technology built on top of the DVI (Digital Video Interface) that also supports home theater systems unlike the latter which is best suited for personal computer systems.

It is not clear if the introduction is intended to merely move to an updated technology or to extend the user base of Mac Mini to include a larger target audience.

[via Apple Insider]