We live blogged the Google I/O keynote on Wednesday where major announcements were made, including the launch of the Google Chromebook computers manufactured by Samsung and Acer that will be available June 15 in the US for $449 (Samsung WiFi version), $499 (Samsung WiFi+3G version) and $349 (Acer).“The future is on the web”…”in a browser”, Google says, so the search giant is bringing its dream to the market in the […]
The recently announced Google Chromebooks might have gotten the world to sit up and take notice (especially when Angry Birds is made available for it over the Web!), and depending on which group you are on, there is a very different reason for doing so. Casual consumer electronics users will see it as a new toy, but security experts are much darker in their assessment – touting that a cloud-based […]
The Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications is currently researching a brand new technology known as the “Palm Touch Panel”, where it is capable of transmitting tactile information via the screen straight onto the palm of your hand, now how cool is that? Of course, what happens if you are one who suffers from sweaty palms? Well, too bad then, as the more hygienically minded around you might just […]
We have done our best to cover the Google I/O 2011 conference live, but for those who did not manage to follow our live blog, fret not – there is always the power of summarization to help you figure out what was hot and what was not in the event earlier this morning. Of course, getting a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is always a good thing, and at least […]
LG has worked with augmented reality pioneer Wikitude, and their collaboration has resulted in the first three dimensional AR browser in the world that will debut on the upcoming LG Optimus 3D smartphone. Just what does the Wikitude 3D browser deliver to the table? For starters, it will enable better interaction and engagement with real-time user environments, and with 2D AR displaying just overlapped objects and nothing else, 3D AR […]
It is said that if Navy SEAL dogs have $2,000 a-piece titanium teeth all the better to rip into baddies with, then our men in Navy SEAL Team 6 have adamantium skeletons and a healing factor to help them regenerate and keep our country safe from her enemies round the clock. Too bad for those who wish to believe that our loyal and brave canine friends have dental work that […]
The Nissan LEAF is the first mass produced full electric car: no gas tank, no tailpipe. But the LEAF is of course not the first electric car ever made. The EV1 from GM and the Tesla Roadster have been on the roads for years and technically speaking not much is new with the LEAF. However, the LEAF is the first electric car to be mass produced and this is significant. […]
Scoop.it has been in private beta for sometimes now, and yesterday the service launched new features including the ability to share their scoop.it posts on Facebook pages, LinkedIn, WordPress blogs, Tumblr; Facebook accounts and Twitter were already available.This web-based content curation service enables users to create topics from their profile page and then automatically get keyword filtered feeds from Twitter, Google, Digg, Youtube and to select RSS feeds from various […]
Microsoft has launched its “do the math” page, in which the company shows why it makes more financial sense to buy a PC, save a load and go on a vacation — versus buying a Mac. With hard number on hand and clear side by side specifications to back up its claim, Microsoft wants you to know: the numbers show it, and Windows computers are clearly cheaper than Macs. “Duh”.
Although Nintendo has done a great job at introducing glasses-less 3D technology to a mass audience, the Nintendo 3DS display has a couple of things that would need serious improvements: brightness and power consumption. The design of the 3DS display is remarkable because it uses two LCD displays stacked on top of one another and a “parallax mask” makes it so that you eyes see different images, giving the impression […]
Facebook, the social networking giant that is swimming in money and fully intends to rule the world (it must first overcome China though, perhaps that is why getting a Chinese girlfriend is part of the strategy for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg), is rumored to be tapping up Skype – in a move to perhaps purchase the company outright with its newfound riches, or to work on a joint venture – […]
Intel is presenting its “3D” Tri-Gate transistor is going to enter production for the first time. The 22nm processor codenamed “Ivy Bridge”. It sounds like a marketing name, but Intel takes 3D transistors very seriously. The design has been demonstrated in 2002, so the concept is not breaking news, but it is finally entering production with a 22nm processor.
Professional Edition of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, tablet publishing solution to include PlaybookThe keynote started with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen who praised the performance of Flash and Acrobat Reader on the Playbook. He ended his speech by announcing the new Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, then he praised how fast Acrobat Reader for Playbook is and demonstrated Flash capabilities on the RIM tablet. He announced Adobe’s tablet publishing solution that powers […]
Logitech has just released a high-end web cam for… HDTVs. At the moment, the Logitech TV Cam for Skype only works with HDTVs from the Panasonic VIERA line that have the “connect-enabled ” feature. However, you can be sure that, in-time, other brand will join the party. In any case, with a 1Mbps (upload) connection, users can start making video calls in HD* from their television.
According to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, he talked about social networking in an interview with Russia Today, lambasting Facebook as “the most appalling spy machine that has ever been invented.” Assange claims that Facebook is a giant database of names and records concerning people, where it was maintained voluntarily by users albeit being developed for US intelligence to take advantage of. One thing’s for sure, Osama bin Laden did not […]
[Blackberry World] Today, RIM unveiled its thinnest Smartphone to date, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930 that features a touch interface alongside the “best keyboard ever”, according to RIM. At only 10.5 mm, the super-thin and relatively lightweight (130g) Bold 9900 sports a 1.2 GHz single core processor with a high performance graphics processor (GPU), a 2.8” VGA (640×480 – 287 dpi) capacitive touch screen display, 4G/ HDSPA+ support, 5 MP […]
Playbook Review - this complete review of the Blackberry playbook goes over the most popular aspects of using this tablet computer in the real world.
Dedicated GPS navigation devices are not exactly the hottest consumer electronics devices in the market at the moment, so the latest snafu by TomTom doesn’t help – as the navigation device manufacturer recently confessed of supplying driving data collected from customers to police in the Netherlands in order to nab speeding motorists. TomTom has since apologized for doing so, but the loss of goodwill might prove to be a far […]
Honey, I shrunk the camera – at least that is what Awaiba’s claim to fame is, rolling out a camera which is smaller than a matchstick head, now how about that for the wonders of miniaturization in our modern world? Awaiba’s NanEye camera is touted to be the smallest digital camera in the world, where it was specially built straight onto a silicon chip. Even when you include its super […]
Steve Jobs might have denied that iOS performs tracking illegally, and his stand is backed by Apple (naturally) by stating on their website that “the iPhone is not logging your location. Rather, it is maintaining a database of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers around your current location, some of which may be located more than one hundred miles away from your iPhone, to help your iPhone rapidly and accurately calculate […]