Archive for March, 2007

New LCD from Samsung is smarter than the average cell phone screen

New LCD from Samsung is smarter than the average cell phone screen

The problem with laptop and cell phone screens is that in direct sunlight, they don't show images very well. Actually, this was the case until a short time ago. Now the screens can get bright enough to be seen under most bright conditions.

Unfortunately that wonderful feature comes at a hefty price. A brighter screen sucks the juice out of your battery very quickly. Samsung has developed a new screen that will detect the amount of light in the area and automatically adjust the screen's brightness accordingly.

The screen measures 2.1” which is perfect for a cell phone. These should begin production sometime in the second half of the year.

Samsung Mobile LCD screens with automatic brightness adjustment
[via akihabaranews]

If your CD is scratched beyond hope, just melt it down

If your CD is scratched beyond hope, just melt it down

Everyone, and I do mean everyone that has owned a CD has come to the sad realization that one of their favorite or most important disks has somehow gotten scratched enough to hinder playback. So what do you do about it? Most people will either give up and throw it out, or use one of those devices that attempt to buff out the scratches. But if that fails, what do you do?

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Rock out with the electric violin

Rock out with the electric violin

It would seem today is a video day for me, I rarely post any videos but today I found two that I just couldn’t resist writing up. This one features a man in the UK playing the violin. It seems normal enough and even a little dull, however, the guy owns one bad ass violin. You have to take a gander at this one. I apologize in advance; it would seem the camera man has ADD as the cameraman apparently has a wandering eye.

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