Archive for Jan 29, 2009

Acer confirm Linux & SSD options for 10-inch Aspire One

Acer confirm Linux & SSD options for 10-inch Aspire One

Acer are planning Linux and SSD versions of their 10-inch Aspire One netbook, according to the latest reports, which while not available from initial launch will follow after.  The first versions of the larger Acer Aspire One will all use 160GB hard-drives and be Windows XP based; however an Acer spokesperson has confirmed that the netbook "will be available with XP or Linux, and HDD or SSD."

Toshiba Satellite Pro S300 notebooks: Staid, sensible, probably reliable

Toshiba Satellite Pro S300 notebooks: Staid, sensible, probably reliable

Toshiba have announced a bevy of new Satellite Pro laptops that, while perhaps not appealing to the gamers or the ultraportable crowd, would make sensible options for a dependable notebook.  Four new machines are on offer, ranging from the entry-level Satellite Pro S300-EZ1511 at $529, complete with a Pentium T3400 CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 120GB 5,400rpm hard-drive, to the $699 Satellite Pro S300-EZ1514 with its Core 2 Duo T6570 processor, 2GB of RAM and 160GB  hard-drive.  All have a 15.4-inch TruBrite widescreen WXGA display.

 

Continue Reading

Hardcore Computer’s oil-submerged Reactor Extreme gaming PC shipping

Hardcore Computer’s oil-submerged Reactor Extreme gaming PC shipping

Hardcore Computer's fully-submerged mineral oil cooled gaming PCs are now shipping, according to Intel, offering blistering performance and the kudos of having a very unusual computer.  First see back in October 2008, the Hardcore Computer Reactor Extreme's Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, three NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 video cards (in SLI setup) and motherboard are all submerged in a non-conductive oil that keeps everything cool without requiring enough fans to blow-dry a yak.

Continue Reading

Microsoft patent intelligent cradle to turn a smartphone into a PC

Microsoft patent intelligent cradle to turn a smartphone into a PC

Microsoft are attempting to patent a so-called Smart Interface System whereby a smartphone could be docked and used as a basic PC with full-size peripherals.  The application, titled "Smart interface system for mobile communication devices", describes an intelligent cradle that acts as an interface between the mobile device and the peripherals; it's this cradle that sets the Microsoft idea apart from previous, ostensibly similar inventions.

Continue Reading

Bossa Nova Prime-8 robot can outrun a fat child

Bossa Nova Prime-8 robot can outrun a fat child

Right now WowWee might be the name most associated with domestic "toy" robots, but rival Bossa Nova is looking to steal some of that market share.  The company has been demonstrating the Bossa Nova Prime-8, an ape-themed 'bot that they claim is the fastest bi-ped robot to date.  How fast?  Well, potentially faster than a small child.

Continue Reading

Samsung Propel Pro for AT&T leaks

Samsung Propel Pro for AT&T leaks

Details on the Samsung Propel Pro for AT&T have leaked out, the updated smartphone version of the original Propel launched on the network last October.  The Propel Pro throws out the original OS and replaces it with Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard (i.e. the non-touchscreen version), adding an optical joystick to navigate the new platform.  The original's slide-out QWERTY keyboard remains, as does its 2.2-inch display.

Full-sized images and more hands-on detail after the cut

Continue Reading

Sony Ericsson S001 with huge AMOLED display & 8.1MP autofocus camera

Sony Ericsson S001 with huge AMOLED display & 8.1MP autofocus camera

Sony Ericsson might not be having such financial troubles if they deigned to release handsets like the SE S001 in Europe and the US.  Freshly announced for Japanese network KDDI, the Sony Ericsson S001 has a huge 3.3-inch 480 x 854 AMOLED display, an 8.1-megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and smile-shutter control, mobile TV, high-speed internet and GPS, and is making me sob with envy.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next