Want to get a new coffee table for your home but are not too sure on where to start? Well, the Table for Electronic Dreams will definitely be a head turner, featuring the ability to reveal hidden electrical activity of nearby electronic objects. The whole point to this piece of furniture is for people to develop a greater awareness of the invisible workings of their electronic devices as well as the limits of human perception. Currently, the Table for Electronic Dreams remains as a thesis project by Andrew Doro for the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU.
SanDisk will be targeting netbooks with their second generation of low cost SSDs, known as the pSSD P2 and S2 SSDs. Both models offer vRPM (virtual revolutions per minute) of approximately 9,000, which places them higher up the hierarchy by nearly double compared to regular 5,400RPM hard drives. In addition, these new SanDisk SSDs will feature a new technology known as nCache that will allocate up to 320MB of hard drive space, enabling caching of random write commands to produce a faster, more reliable performance. These SSD modules will ship from today onwards, coming in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities.
Take out your tissues, boys and girls - Dell has retired their Inspiron Mini 9 from the netbook market today, closing a chapter in a highly successful product. The Inspiron Mini 9 was considered to be the unofficial "modders dream" device, where it was highly customizable with the ability to throw in GPS modules, various operating systems and memory upgrades assuming you had the technical know how to back you up. Since it is no longer in production, you can always check out the Dell Mini 10v as a suitable replacement with prices starting from $299 upwards. The Dell Mini 10v will feature a similar Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, a choice between Windows XP and Ubuntu, 1GB RAM, a 10" display and a bigger keyboard alongside the option of a 16GB SSD or 160GB hard drive. What have been some of your more pleasant memories concerning the Dell Inspiron Mini 9?
The ante of USB flash drive designs has been raised yet again, this time with the Gold Bar USB flash drive model. You ain't fooling nobody with this $27 device that carries 4GB of data, but somebody desperate out there might actually think it is worth a few grand, so we'd advocate caution if you want to wear it around your neck.
This machine at the Nakabayashi office is able to convert discarded office paper into toilet paper - yes, this means the accounts department no longer needs to keep track of petty cash used to buy rolls of toilet paper for everyone at the office, although they will need to include the $95,000 price tag required to purchase this machine into their accounts. The return of investment isn't exactly stunning though - 1,800 sheets of A4 paper will churn out just two rolls (!) of toilet paper. Well, at least you can proudly let your boss know you wiped your rear end with the company's annual report without him being able to do anything about it.
Parade Technologies has revealed their new DisplayPort To HDMI/DVI Converter device known by its model number, PS161. The PS161 will feature an integrated circuit which consists of a full DisplayPort receiver, a full HDMI/DVI transmitter, and an optional HDCP repeater. When in operation within an HDMI-or DVI-enabled digital TV (DTV) or monitor, the PS161 is able to offer a solution for adding a DisplayPort input for computer-to-TV connectivity. You will be able to plug in up to four main link lanes at speed of up to 2.7 Gbit/sec per lane, where Parade's proprietary advanced equalizer technology will further improve data transmission performance over long cables. Compliant with the latest HDMI 1.3a specification, the PS161 will retail for $3.75 in 100k volume.
This Dandy Gadget: Aimed to social network fans, LG unveiled its LG GW520 phone, which is designed in Slider form with QWERTY Keypad and push ready social network feature. Making you feel more enjoy for typing your post and receive alert message directly[...]
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Remote control robots are cool. Remote control robots that fly? Even cooler. RC robots that fly, shoot attack beams from their chests, AND play cinematic battle music while flying? Drool. Silverlit R/C Skybot Attack | Play-Asia...
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At Computex, NVIDIA is launching its new Netbook solution based on its handheld Tegra processor. The “computer” itself fits in the size of a DIMM memory module and the basic idea is simple and elegant: use powerful handheld technology to drive a Netbook experience. The result: ultra-thin form factors and an uber-long battery life expressed in days, rather than hours. Highlights:
Did we say “days of battery life” earlier? Yes, NVIDIA claims that its Tegra platform can play an audio file continuously for 600 hours (25 days!) assuming that the display is turned off. Other smartphone-based platforms like Snap Dragon from Qualcomm would last only 60 hours, NVIDIA says. Expect designs to come if all sizes (we’ve heard about a 13.3” model). What does it mean in the real world? Imagine things like real Instant-ON computers, just like you would get from a phone. That would work because the computer is never actually off. It consumes so little power that you can leave it in standby mode for a very long time. The whole computer system consumes 1W (cpu, graphics, motherboard), which is really small compared to even Netbooks.
In the future, Skype works by just speaking into the air and letting the ship's computer route your call appropriately. Here in the 21st century we still need microphones and speakers to Skype with, and USB Geek has the answer. This futuristic microphone and speaker has a six foot USB cable, works with both Windows and Mac OS X...
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