Friday, 31 August 2012
Location: Austin, Texas
Is there anything cooler than a laser? How about a laser that etches and cuts your own designs? I crashed an Etsy craft party at MAKEatx and was blown away by the possibilities. Come take a look at how you can use lasers to make corrugated cardboard cabinets, decorative etchings in wood and glass, acrylic jewelry, and more… all with a laser cutter!
It wasn't a part of Samsung's IFA 2012 press conference, but Samsung is showing off Google TV hardware for the first time since CES 2011 (pictured above), and will release a Smart TV with Google TV later this year. According to its press release and a blog post by the Google TV team, it will "enhance the Smart TV experience" with premium content from its Samsung Apps services. How exactly it will be merged we should see soon, but now that ARM chips are powering a cheaper, more conventionally built experience we figure whatever hung up the deal has been squashed. We should get an eye on it if it's anywhere on the show floor soon, as well as the Google TV box from Hisense, and Sony's NSZ-GS7 which already launched in the US and UK, but is coming to Germany, France and the Netherlands soon.
Update: We caught up with working hardware at Samsung's booth, but the device was disconnected from the internet, so we weren't able to take it for a proper spin. You can take a somewhat superficial look in our hands-on gallery below, along with the video after the break.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
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From Idol to idle? Not exactly: Jennifer Lopez, who announced her departure from American Idol today on co-star Ryan Seacrest?s radio show, said that ? as much as she loved the TV gig ? she just felt like she needed to ?get back to doing the other things that I do.?
That includes her singing career, which soared again after she started appearing on the reality show, and her film career, which, if we?re being honest, is still just so-so. (Although, she does voice a part in the upcoming Ice Age: Continental Drift.) The 42-year-old also told Ryan that she wanted to devote a little more time to her twins, Emme and Max, now 4. ?As the kids get a little bigger, it started feeling like it was a lot,? she explained, ?and something had to give.?
Nevertheless, Jennifer seemed genuinely ambivalent about her decision. ?When I signed on to Idol, I signed on to do one year. I ended up doing two years because I just fell so in love with the show.? Luckily for fans, this isn?t the end of the road. Jennifer said that she?d be more than happy to appear on the show again, whether as a mentor or an audience member. ?I?m always going to be here,? she promised.