Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Airboard - Ergonomic Cushion for some Pushin…

From Yanko Design -

The “Airboard” pump action laptop surface by designer Ki-Seung Lee is intended to adjust your laps productive area to best fit whatever activity you are engaged in. Whether it be reading, writing/drawing or surfing the web for more lap puns, Airboard has your pelvic area covered. With a convenient built in pump, you may want to watch when and where you decide to make an “adjustment.”

Lenovo Parodies MacBook Air Ad For X300

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 specs revealed

From Engadget -
Lenovo's IdeaPad U110, which becomes available in the US tomorrow in black and red - is all set to start at $1,899 directly from Lenovo. Its specs? -

* Intel Core 2 Duo L7500 CPU (1.6GHz, 4MB, 800MHz)
* Windows Vista Home Premium
* 11.1-inch widescreen WXGA (1,366 x 768) LED-backlit panel
* Intel's GMA X3100 graphics set
* 120GB 4,200RPM hard drive
* 2GB of RAM
* dual-layer DVD writer (external)
* 1.3-megapixel camera
* 10/100 Ethernet, WiFi and optional Bluetooth
* 2.4-pounds with 4-cell battery (2 hours)
* Dimensions: 10.8- x 7.7- x 0.72- through 0.88-inches
* 3 USB 2.0 ports
* FireWire
* VGA port
* 6 in 1 multicard reader
* Mini-PCIe/Expresscard slots
* Audio in/out
* Stereo Speakers
* One year warranty

2 Cute Printers from Samsung

From Akihabara News -

Samsung claims their new color laser printer are the smallest ever. More importantly, they offer improved features. The CLP-315K, which is 20% smaller than the older CLP-300, has a 2,400 x 600 dpi resolution and 32MB of internal memory and prints 16 ppm black and white and 4ppm color.

The CLX-3175FNK, an all in one laser color printer with a build-in fax/scanner. It is 40% smaller than the previous model and can also print from a USB directly.

Alternate Chargers for Your Gadgets

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Frugal PC Builder’s Toolbox: 100 Tools and Resources for Finding Cheap Parts

If you are the type who loves to build his or her own computer, then you will find Free Geekery's extensive list of resources for cheap parts. Although they included some sites that are geared towards mainstream consumers, they have also included on-line tutorials as well.

You can access the complete list here.

2010: D-day for the Internet as it hits "full capacity"?

According to Yahoo! Tech AT&T is saying that without substantial investment in network infrastructure, the Internet will essentially run out of bandwidth in just two short years. The massive rise of DSL and cable modem service in recent years has had AT&T facing a monstrous increase in the volume of data transmissions. And that's set to increase another 50 times between now and 2015. That's enough, says AT&T, to all but crash the system. So it's investing $19 billion to upgrade the backbone of the Internet, the routers, servers, and connections where the bulk of traffic is processed.

AT&T says video alone will eat up 80% of traffic in two years vs. just 30% now thought that makes you wonder how YouTube doesn't collapse under the pressure.

You can read the entire article here.

Friday, April 18, 2008

HCL MiLeap With Windows XP

From Techtree - Microsoft and HCL of India have announced a low-priced Windows XP Home ultra portable , the HCL MiLeap H. It has a 7" touchscreen TFT LCD, which can be rotated and folded into a writing pad and also features a ULV Intel CPU, the Intel 945 GU Express chipset, 1.3 MP webcan, 1GB RAM and weighs only 0.98 kg.

Touted to be the lowest priced Windows XP powered laptop in the market, it costs Rs 16,990 or roughly USD426.

More details are available here.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Kindle boosts tiny e-book market

Per USA Today, Amazon's Kindle, which was intro'd around Thanksgiving last year, has helped, if not revolutionized, the ebook market. Publishing officials are reluctant to discuss sales figures, but say that they have seen double digit increases in e-book sales since the Kindle's release, including renewed interest in downloads on the Sony Reader. Sales for the most popular books are in the hundreds, comparable to the number for the Sony, which came out in 2006.

While the ebook market has been growing - sales have risen steadily over the past six years, from around $6 million in 2002 to around $33 million in 2007 - it is still less than 1% of the $35 billion publishing business and likely to remain so.

You can read the full article here.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Nokia's N-Gage Cellphone Gaming Platform Is Up and Running

From Gizmodo - The N-Gage blog has announced their cellphone gaming platform has gone live. If you've got an N81, N81 8GB, N82, N95 or N95 8GB, you can download and install the service now (available on both Mac and PC). It's like Xbox Live for your phone.

You can view Gizmodo's video hands-on here.

You can download the service here.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Prototype Android touch phone in BBC video

From Electronista - A new, previously unspecified phone running Google's Android mobile OS is featured in anew BBC video. The British news organization was told that the early, prototype device was manufactured by one of Google's partners in the project and veers away from the button-driven form previously seen. The mystery device is almost entirely driven by a touchscreen and includes just a minimal set of physical controls for taking calls and jumping to familiar hotspots in the interface, such as the home screen. The report also confirms that Google's current touch technology does not implement multi-touch gestures.

You can view the video here.

Cell Phone Spy Extracts Deleted Texts, Data

From Information Week -

BrickHouse Security sells a small, portable SIM card reader that it says retrieves deleted messages. Users can remove a SIM card, put it in the $150 Cell Phone Spy, and plug the reader into a USB port. The data transfers to PCs. The company claims its reader is the only one that can access deleted messages.

The device doesn't work with phones that lack SIM cards.

Complete story here.