Archive for June, 2008

Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 rugged UMPC official specs, price confirmed

Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 rugged UMPC official specs, price confirmed

As expected, Panasonic have released spec details for its upcoming Toughbook UMPC, the CF-U1.  Based around a daylight-viewable 5.6-inch touchscreen with LED backlight, the CF-U1's claim to fame is its ability to withstand a four-foot drop and to resist rain, spills, dust, and vibration.  Grunt is courtesy of a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520 processor (533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 cache), 1GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD (with 32GB an option).

ATI Radeon HD 4870 confirmed as cards launch

ATI Radeon HD 4870 confirmed as cards launch

The official existence of AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4870 chips has been confirmed, with a number of graphics cards using the latest-gen GPU arriving today.  Diamond Multimedia announced their HD 4870 card, which occupies two slots, uses the PCIE 2.0 interface and is fitted with 512MB of GDDR5 memory.  It runs at 725MHz while the memory speed is 900MHz, designed with 800 stream processors.

Xbox 360 handheld console concept design

Xbox 360 handheld console concept design

Alright, the people that sit around and create these designs that make us gadget addicts heads go to mush are just cruel and unusual. This particular concept was featured in T3, it is an artist's rendering of what was hinted at by Microsoft a while back ago.

Elecom girly earbuds coming in July

Elecom girly earbuds coming in July

For all the ladies looking to replace their non-girly earbuds, these cute little polka dot guys will be hitting the market at the beginning of July. These earphones from Elecom come in two different versions.

Less than 3,000 people affected by Hot Coffee lawsuit

Less than 3,000 people affected by Hot Coffee lawsuit

Hot Coffee. There was a time when that actually brought to mind a cup of Joe. However, since the whole incident with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, we rather think of the rediculous lawsuit involving a part of the game that isn't actually playable without a good deal of work. So the final numbers from the suit are in, and you may be surprised at the number of people seeking damages.

Quake III, Simpsons style

Quake III, Simpsons style

Have you ever thought that you needed to play a really violent Simpson's game? Well here's an awesome vid that gives you exactly what you've been craving.