Archive for October, 2008

Translucent OLED Panels can use as panes of Window Glass

Translucent OLED Panels can use as panes of Window Glass

You wouldn’t find these windows at your local Home Depot Window and Sliding department; it’s made of a translucent OLED panel by the Korean Electronics Giant, Samsung. The company has showcased a prototype of four 12.1-inch OLED panels as a window display at FPD International 2008; it’s also its first exhibition of OLED panel with a transmittance of 30 percent at Japan.

DIY Plant Twitter Kit helps your plant, well, twitter

DIY Plant Twitter Kit helps your plant, well, twitter

When I first saw this DIY Plant Twitter Kit I thought to myself, "No way. That's just ridiculous!" But then I read up on it and, you know, it's actually pretty ingenious. When you're on the go, it might be hard to remember when you need to water your plants. This gadget helps you remember.

So since Twitter is super popular and everyone seems to be using it, why can't your plant do it? I mean, your Xbox can blog! But now your plants can Twitter as well. With the DIY Plant Twitter Kit, you can set up your plant so that it will let you know what it needs watering.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M58 and M58p Desktops announced

Lenovo ThinkCentre M58 and M58p Desktops announced

Lenovo announced the next PCs in their ThinkCentre series today with the M58 and M58p. These computers are secure and Lenovo goes so far as to claim they are the most secure in the line that have been released by the company so far.

Both of these desktops include ThinkVantage Power Manager. This technology makes it so you can control how much power the computer uses through pre-set shut down times. Both also have the option of two different processors including the Intel E8000-series Core 2 Duo and the Intel Q9000-series Core 2 Quad.

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Apple is 9th most overrated brand according to Boston.com

Apple is 9th most overrated brand according to Boston.com

We hear about certain brands in the news all the time. It's just the way our society works. But now Boston.com has come up with a list of the 10 Most Overrated Brands and guess where our beloved Apple lies?

If you guessed "Number 9" you'd be correct. In fact, the hype it seems is what keeps people infatuated with Apple as a brand and coming back for more. And while their products are stylish and function great, it's the marketing and super hyped up press announcements that get consumers really excited.

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Motorola to feature Android on upcoming handsets

Motorola to feature Android on upcoming handsets

If this were a game of poker, Motorola would have just put all their chips in. In fact, while one of the first members of the Open Handset Alliance, it is only now that Motorola is making their plans public to incorporate the Android OS on a great number of their upcoming handsets.

The idea here is that Android will make it easier for Motorola to develop new handsets faster and will boost profits. Since smartphones are slowly taking over the standard handset market, Android is the perfect way to enter the world of smartphones while keeping costs low.

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Asustek Android handset coming in 2009

Asustek Android handset coming in 2009

It's an Android sort of day here on SlashGear. But check this out. Asustek Computer is planning on launching their own Android-based handset sometime during the beginning of 2009. It almost sounds crazy, but this news is coming from company sources and sounds feasible to me.

Apparently, these Android phones would be sold under their brand name in Taiwan. Plus, customized models will be available for those overseas. EMP-based handsets are also said to be on the way out. This means Asustek will switch over to Qualcomm and Marvell in the near future.

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