Archive for the ‘Computers’ Category

Coming Soon? The Macbook Touch

The internet is abuzz with new rumors concerning the possibility of a touchscreen laptop from Apple being made available in October.  Tentatively labeled the “Macbook Touch,”  A source at MacDailyNews has leaked all the details:

Think MacBook screen, possibly a bit smaller, in glass with iPhone-like, but fuller-featured multi-touch. Gesture library. Full Mac OS X. This is why they bought P.A. Semi. Possibly with Immersion’s haptic tech. Slot-loading SuperDrive. Accelerometer. GPS. Pretty expensive to produce initially, but sold at “low” price that will reduce margins. Apple wants to move these babies. And move they will. This is some sick shit. App Store-compatible, able to run Mac apps, too. By October at the latest.

Pieces of the puzzle continue to assemble as new details emerge.  (more…)

The SONY VAIO FW Gives You 1080p HD Anywhere

Before this year ends, I have a feeling that more people will watch movies on-the-go. First their was Acer and now Sony is introducing its “ultra-wide” notebook with FW Series that features 16.4″ X-Brite Hi-Color LCD to give you lip-smacking movie experience anywhere, even when you have time to burn while sitting in the bathroom.

With a 16.4-inch, you’ll get the same aspect ratio as the original HD movies’ aspect ratio. Thus, there is no distortion that can get in the way of your enjoyment. (more…)

Samsung’s Newest Laptops Feature the New Intel Montevina Processors

After Penryn, Intel introduced the Montevina line of processors. Samsung apparently is invited to the party, spinning out no less that four new laptops, two of which are powered by the newest Intel processor.

For the desktop replacement category, the Samsung R710 sports a 17-inch screen, a 2.53Ghz P9500 Core 2 Duo and a 512MB NVidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics card and a Blu-Ray drive. It is complete with colorful casing, similar to the new Samsung LCDs. (more…)

Researchers Develop Foldable LED Displays for Ultra Thin Computers

Israeli researchers from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurion University predict that plastic-based transistors and organic light-emitting displays will revolutionize the electronics industry.

Flexible plastic transistors could lead to ultra thin, bendable notebooks, they say. Currently impossible with rigid silicon based transistors.

Less complex and easier to manufacture, foldable organic light emitting displays (FOLED) will provide a cheaper and more energy efficient solution than current LCD panels. (more…)

Stop Losing Your Flash Drive

Finally a USB drive for people like me!  It seems like every time I turn around I’m losing something.  Now the marvelous people at Sourcing Map are offering a solution.  A durable plastic USB 2.0 flash drive with 4GB of data molded into a wristband.  There is no power required and it’s totally plug and play.

It only weighs a measly 17.8grams so you’ll hardly feel it on your wrist.  You won’t feel the price either, at about $20 USD. (more…)

Say Hello to the Drobo 2 Storage Robot!

In computing there is nothing more important than having a solid backup.  Hardware fails, software crashes, and we all know what it’s like to be stuck without that vital piece of information you’ve worked so hard on.  Data Robotics Inc. knows this and has a great answer to this problem.

A company best known for its cutely named Drobo, Data Robotics has just unveiled its much anticipated sequel to the successful storage robot. Much of the excitement about this upgrade revolves around the addition of Firewire 800 support.  Previously, the Drobo only had support for USB 2.0.  With Firewire 800 comes read speeds of up to 50MB/s and write speeds of up to 35MB/s, which is a huge boon over the competition.

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Acer Unleashes the X1200 Series PCs

Acer’s got a trick (or three) up it’s sleeve in the form of it’s sweet little power packed X1200 series of PCs.

Sporting an AMD Dual Core processor, 4 GB of RAM an Nvidia GeForce 8200 integrated graphic chipset (a boon for the Vista-users among us), two PCIe slots, nine (yes 9) USB ports, a Firewire port, an eSata port, front and back audio jacks, a 14-in-1 card reader, and up to 500GB in hard drive space.

All of that is crammed into a sleek, black 10.6″ x 4″ x 14.4″ form factor.  And did I mention the HDMI port?

This machine is practically bursting at the seams with features.  The best one of all?  The price.

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This Brando USB Speaker Has Mood Lighting

Can’t decide whether to buy speakers or mood lighting for your room? Luckily for us, Brando has a brilliant idea of mixing the two entirely different things into one gadget, the USB Light Tube Speakers.

The blue electric glow kinda reminds me of cheap Star-Wars wannabe flicks that nobody even remembers the titles of. Although it’s drawing juice from USB, it doesn’t mean that you have connect it to the computer. The Light Tube can also be connected to MP3 and CD players, pumping out stereo sound in no time. (more…)

Asus’ New Monitor is More Than Just a Regular Display

It seems the letter “E” has the secret ambition to conquer the gadget world and your home. Not content with the EEE box, the EEE Stick, the EEE TV or the popular EEE PC, Asus has now added the EEE Monitor. Surely that’s what has been missing in our home that doesn’t carry the brand EEE.

Anyway, it appears that it’s not just a simple monitor but rather an all-in-one PC like the iMac. The screen size is around 19-21 inches, with a color choice of white or black. (more…)

This 4MM Thick Pico-Sized USB Stick Can Carry 8GB of Data

The only thing I remember when using floppy disk in the good old days was how fragile it is. I have to handle it very carefully so that it won’t bend and can’t be used. How time flies, and everything just got smaller and tougher.

This ultra small USB drive is possibly world’s smallest 8GB USB memory. It’s almost the same size as my pinky, with a thickness of less than 4mm. It’s so small that I presume many people will lose it. (more…)