Thanks to Microsoft’s Windows 8, we’re starting to see a fair number of hybrid devices being released into the market. For those wondering what we’re talking about, we’re talking about hybrid devices like laptops which have the ability to be transformed into a tablet with a touchscreen interface, albeit a rather big and heavy one. Thanks to the touch interface, interacting with your mobile computer has definitely changed, but is this a trend here to stay or is it merely a novel piece of technology that might fall by the wayside in the future? AMD’s director of mobility, Kevin Lensing, doesn’t seem to think so.
In fact Lensing seems to believe that “the notebook is gone” and that it is on the decline, and hybrid devices like the one we described earlier are here to stay. Lensing did note that not everything is rosy just yet as the form factors of some of these hybrid devices have yet to be perfected and that “the designs aren’t there yet”, and that companies are expected to make several mistakes along the way before discovering what works and what doesn’t. What do you guys think? Will hybrids eventually overtake regular notebooks, or do you think notebooks and tablets can continue to exist side-by-side?
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Wedding rings come in all shapes and sizes, from the more classic designs, to the more gamer-centric designs, but here’s a particular design which we’re sure will have both geeks and romantics gushing. As you can see in the image above, the light coming from the ring is not from glittering diamonds, nope, it’s actually coming from a couple of LED lights which has been embedded into it, and what makes it even cooler and romantic is the fact that the LED lights will only turn on when their hands are held by another person, e.g. the husband/wife.
Designed and made from scratch by Ben Kokes, he decided that he didn’t just want to give his wife any ordinary diamond ring, which is why he came up with this idea. The ring features a titanium band and sports several LED lights placed under its surface. A copper wire also runs in the ring and when exposed to the right alternating magnetic field, which Kokes wears under his jacket to conceal the device, will help power the LED lights and turn them on when the couples hold hands. It’s a pretty cool and romantic idea, and if you think you have the chops and resources to make something similar, Kokes has listed out the process on his website.
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