Archive for Aug 25, 2008

Electrolux iBasket washes clothes for you

Electrolux iBasket washes clothes for you

If you ever get a bit lax on your laundry duties, the Electrolux iBasket should help you out. In fact, it washes your clothes for you.
 

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Portable Motion Detecting LED Night Light brightens up the dark

Portable Motion Detecting LED Night Light brightens up the dark

The Portable Motion Detecting LED Night Light is a fun and useful gadget that makes getting around in the dark a whole lot easier. And though it only works at night, you don't need it during the day, anyway.

Whether you're walking around the house at night or stepping outside for a moment, this LED Night Light makes getting around easier and safer. It runs on a battery and produces a soft blue light so as to not be harsh on the eyes. A photocell is built in that can detect the brightness of the area. The device will only switch on if it is dark.

When the motion sensor is triggered, the LED will turn on and make seeing in the dark easy. The batteries are preserved due to the at-night only function and you can even set auto shut off times. This is a really cool product and for $24.99, it's something you may very well find yourself using once the sun goes down.

[via The Red Ferret Journal]

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 34 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 34 2008

Intel have been holding their annual Developers' Forum in San Francisco this week, and quite a few prototypes and commercial products have come out to play. Of the former, most exciting seems to be the UrbanMax Tablet PC concept; of the latter, Viliv's S5 MID and S7 UMPC both promise to crank the netbook market up a gear or two.

That's probably not what Acer want to hear; the company has snipped pricing off of their Aspire One netbook, presumably remembering (only a little late) that the ultraportables are meant to be cheap. Not far from the shelves, Fujitsu's Amilo Mini and Dell's Inspiron 910 continued to leak information, but still no official word from the tongue-tied companies themselves.

Lenovo X200t Tablet PC breaks cover

Lenovo X200t Tablet PC breaks cover

The first live photo of Lenovo's ThinkPad X200t Tablet PC has appeared, not long after the existence of the ultraportable itself was confirmed by the FCC.  Looking unsurprisingly similar to the ThinkPad X61t it replaces, the convertible notebook has a pen-enabled touchscreen and seems to continue the traditional "built like a tank" design ethos.

Motion 2 Energy developing first external charger for mobile devices

Motion 2 Energy developing first external charger for mobile devices

Look for Motion 2 Energy to announce their development of the first mobile device external charger on Monday. This charger would work to charge devices by means of using energy caused by motion that is converted into electricity.

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Day&Night watch is no timepiece

Day&Night watch is no timepiece

If you're looking for a new watch, the Day&Night by Romain Jerome isn't exactly going to be your first choice. It's not because it isn't cool looking. It's pretty awesome, actually. There's just one problem. It doesn't tell time.

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iPods getting a facelift; iTunes 8.0 on the way

iPods getting a facelift; iTunes 8.0 on the way

The rumor mill is churning once again and it looks like we might be seeing some new iPods hitting the market shortly. In fact, just a few short weeks may be all we'll have to wait.

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Intel small-footprint MacBook Air CPU gets general release

Intel small-footprint MacBook Air CPU gets general release

Intel have announced general availability of the small-footprint Core 2 Duo CPU it created especially for Apple's MacBook Air ultraportable.  The chipset, based around a Merom processor and Intel 965 chipset, is around 60-percent smaller than a traditional processor and controller.  Lenovo and HP have already signed up to use the new silicon, in their X301 and 2530p notebooks respectively.

ASUS N10 netbook goes luxe, drops Eee branding

ASUS N10 netbook goes luxe, drops Eee branding

ASUS' latest netbook has been revealed, the N10, and just like the S101 launched earlier this month it won't be carrying the Eee brand.  It's a step in the luxury direction for the company's netbooks, competing more with HP's Mini-Note 2133, with a classier casing, 10.2-inch display running at 1024 x 768 and speakers courtesy of Altec Lansing.

Voodoo Envy & Lenovo S10 up for grabs

Voodoo Envy & Lenovo S10 up for grabs

We've heard from our friends over at Notebooks.com that there's a prize or four to be had, and since we know SlashGear readers love a competition (just like us, in fact) we thought we'd point you in their direction.  Up for grabs is a Voodoo Envy 133, worth $2,199, and three Lenovo IdeaPad S10 netbooks.  All you have to do to enter is fill in a short survey; no tie-breakers, no cryptic questions, no need to make a model of the solar system out of old hard-drive parts.  Good luck!

If any SlashGear reader wins a prize, please do let us know!

Archos 5 & 7 PMPs on sale; HSDPA possible with USB modem

Archos 5 & 7 PMPs on sale; HSDPA possible with USB modem

Archos' new range of Internet Media Tablets are now available to order on Amazon, complete with a number of accessories.  The online retailer is listing all three versions of the Archos 5 - with 60GB, 120GB and 250GB storage - and both Archos 7 versions - 160GB and 320GB - but not the Archos 5g, which has a built-in HSDPA modem.

Is this the HTC Dream?

Is this the HTC Dream?

No one knows if this image is real, a phony or simply a mock up, but we may very well be getting our first non-blurry look at the HTC Dream. And one thing to note--this one's in black.

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