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10/04, 7:12am

Panasonic make 'world's thinnest' laser projector

A prototype projector by Panasonic is claimed to be the world's thinnest. Demonstrated at CEATEC 2012 to Engadget, the laser projector measures 7.5 millimeters (0.29 inches) thick and can project an 800x480 resolution image at 100 lumens. The use of a laser, instead of an LCD filter other projectors use, allows the image to be displayed without needing to refocus a lens. A future release date and the potential price are currently unknown.

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Brookstone readies Rover 2.0 app-controlled tank for sale

09/10, 4:19pm

Revised tank faster than previous version

Retailer Brookstone is releasing an updated version of its app-controlled tank. The Rover 2.0 is a tracked remote controlled vehicle that uses an iOS or Android app to steer, and can transfer video and audio received by the tank's built-in camera and microphone back to the mobile device. The resulting video and images can then be uploaded to social networks.

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Clear axes Rover prepaid data brand

05/05, 5:45pm

Prepaid mobile Internet plan targeting youth ends

After only nine months on the market, wireless broadband operator Clearwire has shelved its Rover prepaid mobile Internet service. Rover was intended to capture the digitally-aware 18 to 24 year-old audience and was rare in focusing on prepaid data first. Charges could go up to $50 per month but also allowed for $20 per week and $5 per day.

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Clearwire starts up Rover prepaid 4G, intros Puck hotspot

08/30, 12:40pm

Rover 4G and Puck hotspot open prepaid 4G

Clearwire today kickstarted prepaid data today by launching a new service, Rover, and launching a new hotspot to match. The approach is based solely on time rather than data and gives unlimited WiMAX within a given period: users can pay as little as $5 for a single day, $20 for a week or $50 for a whole month. Rover is built with a younger audience in mind and can be activated or extended with Re-Up prepaid cards rather than having to use a credit card.

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Rover Puck to give pocketable Clearwire 4G

07/31, 12:55pm

Rover Puck 4G router hits FCC

Clearwire is nearing the addition of an extra compact 4G router on top of its slightly larger Spot 4G models. The Rover Puck has turned up at the FCC for approval and would be very small with a namesake thin, circular design measuring just a few inches in diameter. It would nonetheless tap into Clear's WiMAX network and share it with multiple devices over Wi-Fi.

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Rover unveils five tablets based on Android, Windows CE

07/06, 12:10pm

Rover shows five tablets wtih Android, Windows CE

Russian Rover Computers has revealed five new tablets, ranging from 5- to 7-inch models. The processors are also varied and include Samsung ARM chips, while the range-topping RoverPad TegA W70 gets NVIDIA's Tegra CPU. All five are likely rebadged OEM offerings, with the TegA W70 based on the Compal Tegra tablet.

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