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IR Transfer Speed Hits 1Gbps

01/17/2008, Bluetooth and WiFi are certainly much faster and more efficient when it comes to transferring data between devices compared to IR (infrared), but KDDI R&D Laboratories have turned the tables upside down with its new technique that enables IR transfer...

Is Doom Too Violent For The OLPC?

01/17/2008, Some feel that Doom is way too violent and that it should not be associated in any way to the OLPC, a low-cost computer that is supposed to improve child education in developing countries. Others think that “Doom can teach geometry and other skills...

Time Warner to Test Usage-Based Internet Billing

01/17/2008, Time Warner Cable will conduct a billing test in Beaumont (Texas) to see if it can reduce “network congestions” by making heavy users pay more than light users. Time Warner describes the situation like this: heavy users are 5% of the...

AirMail, Manilla Folder for the MacBook Air

01/17/2008, Wow that was quick… following the Keynote where Steve Jobs used a Manila folder to store the MacBook air, a website called manilamac.com is already commercializing a Manila folder-looking sleeve for the MacBook Air. It costs $29.95 and should ship...

Hearing Impaired benefit from AOL IM

01/17/2008, AOL has just unveiled a beta version 6.8 of its AIM instant messaging program that comes with a Real-Time IM feature which enables users to view each letter IM users enter in real time instead of waiting for an “Enter” keypress. What’s...

Mineral Oil Extreme Computer Cooling

01/16/2008, You have heard of liquid cooling for computers or even game consoles. It usually consists of cooling a heat sink with water instead if fresh air – just like a car engine. This photo shows a PC totally immersed in mineral oil to let the oil absorb...

USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter

01/16/2008, Macworld 2008 saw the debut of the USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter from Newer Technology. This device relies on the common USB port that enables it to just about connect to any and every hard drive as well as optical drives to a computer without kicking...

Belinea s.book 1 mini-notebook

01/15/2008, OK, so the MacBook Air sounds pretty light, but here we have the Belinea s.book 1 from VIA Technologies and Maxdata that tips the scales at less than 1 kg. Released for the German market, it will be far from powerful compared to the MacBook Air, but the...

Apple Keynote, What to Take Away?

01/15/2008, The Macbook Air and Apple’s entry in the movie rental business where the big items of this keynote. The thin laptop is great, but I think that the movie rental is a much bigger deal for Apple, in the long term. Apple stepped in (yet) another...

Computer Face Concept PC Case

01/15/2008, Ross McBride came up with the idea of creating PC cases that would have a facial expression. This case looks like a blue version of one of the statues at Rapa Nui National Park (Easter Island) and I think that it might look better with a different color....

Under the Skin Microchip Tagging for Convicts in the UK

01/14/2008, The UK government is discussing the introduction of computer chips implanted under the skin of offenders in order to reduce prison overcrowding, They plan to monitor convicts’ whereabouts using these chips and satellite technology. Liberty, a civil...

Alienware Area-51 m15x Available

01/14/2008, The Area-51 m15x is a high-end laptop that packs a lot of punch, but in a form-factor that many would deem too bulky: 1.3 x 14.55 x 10.73” and 7 lbs. For that price, you will get the highest performing components and small details like an...

Fujitsu PalmSecure mouse: palm vein authentication system

01/08/2008, [CES 2008] We already published about the Fujitsu PalmSecure technology in July 2006. At that time, it was meant to be an enterprise technology for ATMs. Fujitsu told us that they are showing the mouse for the first time in the USA at CES. The scanner...