Perhaps I'm easily led, but when I see a reviewer I trust say that a product is a "breakthrough design" I sit up and pay attention (or at least I slump further in the general direction of the news source). So when Home Theatre's Steve Guttenberg tells me I really ought to be interested in the clever "ribbon" tweeter inside Sunfire's CRM-2 speakers, and that they "play really loud without duress, and the speaker projects an enormous soundstage, with remarkable width, depth and height," you know you're on to something special. Neodymium magnets are just the icing on the cake.
A reader from Gizmodo got the pleasure of toying around with a real life AT4 Anti-Armor Bazooka. It’s made by SAAB and I would assume its hard as hell for a civilian in the US to get their hands on one, but hey, some guys have all the luck.
The gentleman described his experience firing the weapon as being “the loudest thing you can imagine” he went on to list other weapons he had fired that are considered quite loud as well to further re-enforce his point of how loud this was. He also said that the air around him heated by what seemed like 50 degrees, that’s pretty amazing.
As UMPC manufacturers put their embarrassing early attempts behind them, it's interesting to see what direction each takes as they refresh their model lines and try to cater for that elusive "mobile professional". While Samsung caved to the QWERTY brigade and included a dinky thumb-keyboard, ASUS is standing proudly by their touchscreen-or-the-highway morals with their new R3.
Check out a launch video of the R3 after the cut
There is a model with black keys and brushed aluminum surround, so it could, kind of, match your iMac. Although the new keyboard that comes with the new iMacs could probably do a better job.
Anyways, this keyboard has a lot of ergonomic stuff in it, including curved keys so they fit to your fingers better, that’s not all that new though. It also has the scissor-foot key spring system to make it more comfortable and make the keyboard last longer.
The "One Laptop Per Child" project has come in for some stick recently thanks to the spate of price hikes, but don't let that put you off too much; early testers have come away feeling incredibly positive about the OLPC, both the innovative OS and the clever hardware design. Now, with government orders conspicuous by their absence, the team behind the laptop is offering to prematurely sell you one - that is, if you buy one for you and one for a child in a developing country.
Don’t get me wrong, I still very much recommend you get a Helio, they are amazing devices, but if you’re not able to for some reason, you will still be able to access MySpace on your mobile. Apparently a mobile MySpace was also available on AT&T handsets as well.
With the new MySpace mobile, you will be able to send and receive messages, manage friend requests, comment on pics, post bulletins, post blogs, and find new friends and/or groupies. That’s a lot of stuff to do on a device that’s probably lacking a QWERTY keypad.
T-Mobile today launched the BlackBerry 8320, RIM’s Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry Curve. It is the first BlackBerry handset available in the U.S. that supports T-Mobile HotSpot HomeSM for unlimited nationwide calling over a Wi-Fi connection and great in-home mobile coverage.
Having storage to go is always convenient, and USB flash drives has proven to be very useful in transporting files. As flash drive capacities in the market gets bigger and cheaper, more people are relying on it as their “to go” storage.
Corsair Readout is a USB 2.0 flash drive that features a built-in display to show the capacity usage, free space left on the drive, and a personal ID/label. It uses "Bi-stable Cholesteric Display" (BCD) allowing the display to operates up to one year without the use of a battery.