Archive for May, 2007

Portable Ice Maker – Great for outdoor parties

Portable Ice Maker – Great for outdoor parties

Summertime is always a great time for cookouts and barbecues, which always seem to be planned on the hottest day of the year. Usually the easiest way to cool down is with something cold to drink. Unfortunately, you need to have a lot of ice to keep all of the drinks cold.

Swag! Giveaway on SlashGear

Swag! Giveaway on SlashGear

I recently attended the AMD Microsoft Tech Tour 2007 which was a blast. It was a small show, as they travel to various cities in the US, it is only attended by small groups in the region. There were about a dozen vendors showing off their goodies and of course, giving out swag.

Rumor – Partial nudity delays Halo 2 for Vista

Rumor – Partial nudity delays Halo 2 for Vista

I've not really a huge Halo fan. I'm sure that statement will get me an inbox full of hate mail, but it's true. I won't deny that it's a great series. I used to play the original back in the day with my friends, and it was fun for a while but I've moved on. Perhaps Halo 3 will hook me again. But the big story today is Halo 2 for Vista. It's been delayed, and the rumor is that the delay was caused by “partial nudity.”

The Solar Mosquito Guard

The Solar Mosquito Guard

Even summer has its down sides, shocking, but true. One of them is you always have to wear that nasty bug repellent if you are going into the great outdoors. Well this solar anti-mosquito guard might be just the alternative to keep you from smelling like repellent all the time.

The Malignant Mole Bikini

The Malignant Mole Bikini

Anymore you can’t even mention tanning without someone jumping down your throat and preaching about all the hazards of the sun. I think secretly the whole thing was cooked up by geeks who hate to go outside (it’s a conspiracy). Well this Malignant Mole Bikini is just another way to take a stand about the issue.

$25k diamond mouse manages to look cheap

$25k diamond mouse manages to look cheap

Personally I think this mouse looks a bit rubbish, but if you're the sort of person who squeals over white gold encrusted with diamonds then perhaps you'll think the inevitable sky-high price tag worth it.

 

e-paper brightens up to save power

e-paper brightens up to save power

One of the common arguments against e-books is that however low-tech it might be, traditional printed paper never runs out of power.  While you could mention all the other things possible with the electronic version - annotation, bookmarks, carrying hundreds of books in the space of just one - it's a far criticism to say that battery life is a key element in the lack of take-up.  Although advances in e-paper have increased resolution and readability, the need for strong backlighting often proves a key power drain; Bridgestone, however, claim to have gone some way to curing that.

 

Joey Roth’s striking computer concepts

Joey Roth’s striking computer concepts

Joey Roth isn't a designer I've heard of, but anyone who can turn passive heat pipes and aluminium fins into something that looks like a Frank Lloyd Wright toaster isn't half bad in my opinion.  His use of natural materials, such as the simple wooden base, and lack of unnecessary decoration add up to a striking PC you'd be a fool to hide under your desk.

 

Intel wows with ultra-thin notebook

Intel wows with ultra-thin notebook

It's taken me a while to write this, as I've had to change my pants a few times through spontaneous bladder release over the sheer deliciousness of Intel's Mobile Metro Notebook concept.  Just 0.7 of an inch thick and a respectable 2.25 pounds in weight, it's likely to feature the Penryn super-efficient processors the silicon company also announced today.