Asus DR-570 and DR-950 e-Readers to Bring Newsstands to Your Hands

dr950-3E-Readers were a hot commodity this CES season—with over a dozen new models revealed—but not all of 2010’s e-readers made their debut at the Las Vegas Tech tradeshow.  Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has gave InGear exclusive details of its new DR-570 reader yesterday and then today released some other details on another 9-inch e-reader ultimately confusing most tech writers. Asus said yesterday that it has developed a 6-inch, high-brightness, OLED color-screen e-reader that will run for 122 hours under real-world conditions–meaning it would be running programs such as Flash video over its built-in Wi-Fi or 3G—all on only one battery charge. Then Asus was like “oh yeah, we also have this 9-inch one that’s way cooler and will come out sooner.”


So, there are two Asus e-readers: the DR-570 and the DR-950. Very few details have been leaked about these e-readers, but today there were some major information spills on Asus’ new devices. The claims the Asus DR-950 has a 9-inch Sipix panel and packs a 1024×768 resolution display, offers RSS feeds, translation and text-to-speech, 2 or 4GB of internal memory, and an SD slot, Wi-Fi and HSDPA or even WiMax, plus a USB port for sideloading, a 3.5m audio port for music. The Asus DR-950 will also support PDF, TXT, Audible, MP3, ePub, HTML, JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP file formats.

dr950-2The same sight also reported that the rumored 6-inch e-reader, the DR-570 will sport a 5.7-inch OLED display, boasts a sharp 768×1024 resolution with a 0.03 second refresh rate, 4GB of flash storage, 412MB of RAM, a 1530mAh battery and an SD/SDHC card slot, and it weighs just 200g. The Asus DR-570 will also be quite the multimedia machine—supporting ePub, PDF, TXT, MP3, MP4 and AVI files and play back Flash videos. The devices are expected to be out at the end of 2010, with the DR-950 launching sooner than later.

Emerging Tech

Intel wants its fleet of drones to monitor America’s aging, unsafe bridges

Intel has signed a deal to use its Falcon 8+ drones to carry out bridge inspections. The hope is that these drones will be useful in spotting potential problems before they become serious.
Smart Home

Ring Alarm vs. Nest Secure: Which one is right for you?

Thanks to the advance of technology, it's become really easy nowadays to secure your home and protect it from thieves, intruders, and unwanted guests. Which one of these two top contenders is right for you?

From beautiful to downright weird, check out these great dual monitor wallpapers

Multitasking with two monitors doesn't necessarily mean you need to split your screens with two separate wallpapers. From beautiful to downright weird, here are our top sites for finding the best dual monitor wallpapers for you.

The Kobo Clara HD, one of the best Kindle alternatives, is now on sale

One of the more popular Kindle alternatives (and one that stands tall as one of our favorite ereaders) is Kobo. Among the best of Kobo's offerings is the awesome Kobo Clara HD, and it's now on sale for the holidays for just $100 from…

Galaxy Watch vs. Apple Watch Series 4: Which one is the smartest?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch and the Apple Watch Series 4 are two of the best smartwatches available today. But which is better? We put the two watches head-to-head to find out which you should buy.
Emerging Tech

Transplanted pig hearts show promise in baboon trials. Are humans next?

Researchers in Germany have successfully transplanted modified pig hearts into baboons. The results take us one step closer to ending organ transplant waiting lists for good. Here's why.

Print your heart’s desire: Enter our giveaway to win a free Monoprice 3D printer

We’re giving away a $400 Monoprice MP Voxel 3D Printer. It's easy to use, especially for beginners, with its simple menu system and touchscreen display. It comes fully assembled so you can spend more time printing instead of setting up.
Emerging Tech

An A.I. cracks the internet’s squiggly letter bot test in 0.5 seconds

How do you prove that you’re a human when communicating on the internet? The answer used to be by solving a CAPTCHA puzzle. But maybe not for too much longer. Here is the reason why.
Emerging Tech

Makerbot is back with a new 3D printer that’s faster and more precise than ever

MakerBot's new Method 3D printer aims to bridge the gap between home 3D printers and more industrial 3D printing tech. Here are a few of the tantalizing things you can expect from it.
Emerging Tech

Warm ski beanie instantly hardens into a head-protecting helmet upon impact

Wool hats are way more comfortable than hard helmets. You know what they're not? Safer. That could soon change, thanks to an innovative new ski beanie which instantly hardens upon impact.

Take to the skies with these 5 drones on sale for under $50

On the hunt for some cool tech for under $50? We've rounded up 5 drones under $50 that you can still get before Christmas. These models are great for kids, adults, and anyone just getting started with drones.
Emerging Tech

With this robotic garage, retrieving your car is like using a vending machine

Remembering where we parked our cars can be a real pain. But what if our cars came to find us, rather than the other way around? A new automated robot parking valet system aims to help.

Best Products of 2018

Our reception desk has so many brown boxes stacked up, it looks like a loading dock. We’re on a first-name basis with the UPS guy. We get new dishwashers more frequently than most people get new shoes. What we’re trying to say is: We…
Emerging Tech

A lidar-equipped truck knows exactly how much de-icer to apply on roads

Lidar is best known as the laser-based technology that helps self-driving cars sense their surroundings. But the city of Knoxville has another, more seasonal use for it: De-icing roads.