Archive for May, 2008

Microsoft Windows 7 to include MultiTouch

Microsoft Windows 7 to include MultiTouch

We usually stick to hardware here at SlashGear, but Microsoft's announcement that it will be including MultiTouch in the upcoming Windows 7 OS is interesting enough to bend the rules.  Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer sat down with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at D to discuss the new inclusion, with a demonstration of MultiTouch working on a somewhat modified Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC.  Apparently much of the work that the Surface team has been doing is rolled into Windows 7, which will see a release in late 2009.

Image via Engadget. Check out the demo video of MultiTouch on Windows 7 after the cut

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MSI GeForce N9600GT Diamond graphics with overclock button

MSI GeForce N9600GT Diamond graphics with overclock button

Deep down, in my geeky heart of hearts, I know the one thing that can turn a good piece of tech into a kick-ass gadget is a big red button.  Thankfully MSI know that too, which is obviously why they've added a bright red overclock button to their GeForce N9600GT Diamond graphics card that they demonstrated at its ECOlution press conference in Taipei. When pressed, the graphics core and memory clock speeds are overclocked, and the voltage increased.

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Intel Atom 330 dual-core rumored for Q3 2008

Intel Atom 330 dual-core rumored for Q3 2008

According to the latest rumors, Intel are planning a dual-core version of the Atom mobile processor that will launch in Q3 2008. Like the existing single-core Atom 230, the new version - to be called the Atom 330 - will run at 1.6GHz. It will also have double the cache of the original Atom, 1MB, though it's speculated that this will be in the form of two discrete 512kb, one for each processor core.

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Stealth 24-inch ruggedized LCD touchscreen

Stealth 24-inch ruggedized LCD touchscreen

Anyone who has ever tried to demonstrate a touchscreen likely knows the anxiety of seeing a novice user jab brutally at the display.  Bad enough when it's your precious Tablet PC; potentially even more expensive if it's your home automation interface.  So it's good to see Stealth Computer's new SV-2400 ruggedized touchscreen; intended, really, for industrial applications, the 24-inch widescreen would nonetheless make for a great combo control panel and display for any user with forceful fingers.

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PC Microworks’ Edge gaming laptop ‘most powerful’ in its class

PC Microworks’ Edge gaming laptop ‘most powerful’ in its class

Brave words from notebook manufacturer PC Microworks today: they're calling their new Edge model "the most powerful 15.4-inch notebook in the world."  At first glance, it's certainly got some hefty specs; Intel Montevina Dual and Quad Core CPUs, 8GB of RAM and up to 4TB of storage. There's also NVIDIA's Geforce 9800M GTX graphics driving a choice of WSXGA+ 1680x1050 or WUXGA 1920x1200 widescreen 1080p panels.

 

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Sellgino GS-200 ‘GPS Photo Tour’ standalone geotagger

Sellgino GS-200 ‘GPS Photo Tour’ standalone geotagger

As image support on mapping apps becomes more common, photo GPS geotagging is becoming more popular.  However the number of cameras supporting the functionality out-of-the-box is still small, and that assumes you're in the market to upgrade anyway.  Sellgino Telecom have an alternative, however; their GS-200 'GPS Photo Tour' is a standalone GPS receiver and logger, that comes with software that will analyze your images and match them up with location data. 

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Suissa Enlighten limited edition wood & aluminum PC

Suissa Enlighten limited edition wood & aluminum PC

Canadian firm Suissa Computers have revealed their latest unusual design, the Enlighten PC.  Reminiscent of a retro music system, perhaps, the Enlighten in fact is a custom wood, metal and glass case with separated components to boost cooling.  And unlike similarly artistic cases, the Enlighten doesn't skimp on its computing credentials: a choice of Intel Quad core CPU or AMD X2 6400+ processors, while 4GB of RAM and 1TB of storage are both standard.

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Samsung announce 256GB SATA II SSD

Samsung announce 256GB SATA II SSD

Samsung have hammered another nail into platter-based hard-drives with the arrival of its latest solid-state storage.  A 2.5-inch drive, the new SSD has a massive 256GB storage and uses the SATA II interface, boasting transfer speeds up to 2.4 times faster than the equivalent traditional drive.  In fact, data access rates reach a sequential read speed of 200MB/s and sequential write speed of 160MB/s.

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Panasonic RP-HJE900 zirconia earphones

Panasonic RP-HJE900 zirconia earphones

I've always associated zirconia with cheap jewellery from TV shopping channels, but Panasonic have seemingly chosen it for its ability to quell sound-distortion rather than its faux-glamour.  Their RP-HJE900 earphones feature zirconia casings that have particularly low resonance level, unlike traditional plastic shells.  They're also much stronger than plastic, and resistant to scratches.

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