Archive for July, 2008

Microsoft Spherical Surface to be shown at DemoFest 2008

Microsoft Spherical Surface to be shown at DemoFest 2008

Microsoft will be demonstrating a spherical version of their multitouch-capable Surface system at the company's Research Faculty Summit 2008 DemoFest, according to their own booth map.  The phrasing suggests that Surface, which is currently a flat table that can respond to multiple points of contact (see our two hands-on demos here and here), has developed into a round display that would be more usable by a larger number of people.

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Intel Pentium M based EP80579 System-on-Chip announced

Intel Pentium M based EP80579 System-on-Chip announced

Intel have announced a new product line, based on the Pentium M, intended for consumer electronics, mobile internet devices and embedded systems.  The EP80579 Integrated Processor SoC (System on Chip) will ship in eight different variations, differentiated by CPU speed (ranging from 800 to 1,200MHz) and DDR2 memory controller speed (ranging from 400 to 800MHz); all will have 256kb of L2 cache and a "variety of integrated communications and embedded I/O controllers".

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Toshiba reveal netbook plans with 5.6-inch touchscreen prototype

Toshiba reveal netbook plans with 5.6-inch touchscreen prototype

Toshiba have decided to step into the budget netbook arena with a device of their own, although the company is at pains to point out that their device may not be a direct competitor to the ASUS Eee.  Their prototype - which appears to have been squeezed into a casing we first saw back at CES 2008 - uses a 5.6-inch touchscreen interface and an on-screen keyboard, and runs an Intel Atom processor and Windows Vista.

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Gadget Envy – Why Early Adopters Are Especially Subject

Gadget Envy – Why Early Adopters Are Especially Subject

You see them several times a year. They stand in lines for hours. They shell out hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars at a time. And what do they walk away with? The latest piece of technology, of course. But they also walk away with envious stares boring into their backs. "They" are the early adopters. And if you're reading this, you're probably one of them, too. (Initiates secret club handshake).

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Xtensor rehabilitates your hand

Xtensor rehabilitates your hand

With the direction technology has gone we all use our hands a lot, be it for texting or typing. We may not use them for manual labor but we manage to injure ourselves anyway. Well Xtensor is here to help with those hand related injuries.

It will actually strengthen and rehabilitate your hand after you've been cracking away at that PSP for several hours. Making it so your hand encounters less stress from those injuries.

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