Panasonic announces Android-powered home phone

In a slightly surprising turn of events, Panasonic has announced a new Android device - its first ever cordless landline home phone powered by Android. The Panasonic KX-PRX120 - as its formally known - consists of a base station and a handset with the followings specs: 3.5-inch HVGA (320×480 pixels) display Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS 0.3M pixel Front Camera 1450mAh Li-ion Battery microSD / microSDHC Card Slot on Handset Android 4.0 ICS The device can function as an answering machine and store up to 40 minutes of recordings. Additional handsets can be registered with the base station (which can support up to 6 devices). It's running an old... Continue reading

Chrome Media Galleries now supports more RAW photo formats

Attention Photographers, the last chromium build has apparently added support for additional RAW formats, including RAW formats from Canon, Fuji, Minolta, Olympus, Panasonic and Sigma. The chrome.mediaGalleries API which is used to load and access media files from within a Chrome App can now access an extremely wide range of RAW photo formats. The Complete list of formats now supported are : .3fr Hasselblad .arw Sony .cr2 Canon .crw Canon .dcr Kodak .dng Adobe, Leica, Ricoh, Samsung .erf Epson .k25 Kodak .kdc Kodak .mef Mamiya .mos Leaf .mrw Minolta .nef Nikon .orf Olympus .pef Pentax .raf Fuji .raw Leica, Panasonic, Phase One - TIFF .rw2 Panasonic .sr2 Sony .srf Sony .x3f Sigma This bodes well for photographers who generally like to... Continue reading

Miracast certified BluRay players from Panasonic now available for sale

If you're looking for a Miracast device to wirelessly display what is on your phone on your television, your options are fairly limited, the LG DWD-300 Miracast adapter is still yet to be available for sale separately from the Optimus G and the Netgear PTV3000 is still not released here as yet. Luckily Panasonic has just released two BluRay players which include Miracast compatability and they're now available for sale. There are two models, the DMP-BDT230 which is being sold at a RRP of $199 and the DMP-BDT330 which is being sold for a RRP of... Continue reading

Panasonic FZ-A1 Toughpad — Review

Panasonic's first Android tablet! It's rugged but is it worth it? Some of you may have heard about Panasonic's Toughbook Laptops, a range of practically bullet-proof machines. Well, Panasonic have recently released a fairly rugged Android tablet called the "Toughpad"; it's probably not bullet-proof and I'm not suggesting you should test it, but it will hold up well against most of what you can throw at it. Again, no suggestions. When I first heard that Panasonic were going to release an Android tablet, I wasn't sure what to think. Would it be terrible or could it be a... Continue reading

Panasonic launches Android powered Toughpad Tablet in Australia

Panasonic today hosted the Australian launch of the FZ-A1 Toughpad Tablet in Sydney. Priced at AUD $1,499, the Toughpad is certainly at the upper echelons of the tablet pricing structure, but the build quality on Panasonic's Toughbook laptops and tablets has been well-established since their introduction - they are used heavily in high stress areas such as the Army and S.W.A.T teams, so they'll most likely fill the needs of their target market. If you're in the construction, field sales, emergency services or public sector industries, you may have found your new tablet. The Toughpad features stylus support utilising a... Continue reading

Boeing 787 Dreamliner to use Android based In-Flight Entertainment system

It seems that Boeing's new flagship aircraft -- the 787 Dreamliner -- will boast an advanced entertainment system based on Android. The in-flight entertainment system will provide music, video and airline-specific apps to travellers. Australian customers for the Dreamliner include Jetstar and Qantas, who have both placed orders for the 210 Million dollar aircraft, with Qantas advising that the Boeing 787 will join the Qantas Group in the second half of 2012. While Jetstar has ordered 25 Boeing 787 “Dreamliners” which are due to be delivered from 2013. Virgin Australia have advised they will not be purchasing any of... Continue reading