Archive for November, 2010

ASUS Eee Note EA-800 hits Taiwan this week for $228; US debut in Q1 2011

ASUS Eee Note EA-800 hits Taiwan this week for $228; US debut in Q1 2011

ASUS' monochrome Eee Note EA-800 has found itself a price tag and a release date, with the company bringing it to Taiwan later this week. According to ComputerWorld, the EA-800 will be priced at NT$6,999 ($228) complete with 2GB of onboard storage, WiFi, a 2-megapixel camera and an active digitizer for note-taking. Meanwhile ASUS also confirmed launch plans for the rest of Asia, Europe and the US.

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Crazy gold watch plays music and costs $1.2M

Crazy gold watch plays music and costs $1.2M

You can get all kinds of watches that play music with integrated MP3 players and other offerings. Those watches are nothing compared to this crazy complex and expensive timepiece created by Manufacture Royal Opera. The thing has an accordion style chamber under the face of the watch that plays music.

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OMG…Aliens Pulse Rifle replica from ThinkGeek is epic

OMG…Aliens Pulse Rifle replica from ThinkGeek is epic

Wow, I am totally scratching my entire holiday wish list for this thing. ThinkGeek has a replica of the pulse rifle up for sale that is so cool that geeks and sci-fi fans may seize up right now. I know what you are thinking, it is so cool it almost looks like one of those jokes ThinkGeek likes to play in and around April. I actually added the thing to my cart and didn’t get the usual haha, we tricked you note.

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Facebook Skype integration tips “Face me” video chat

Facebook Skype integration tips “Face me” video chat

Facebook could be readying Skype integration, as the next step in their attempt to turn the social network into an all-inclusive messaging and communications system. Green Any Site spotted a new VideoChat object freshly added to Facebook's code [.js link], complete with several properties referring to Skype; they say the new functionality would allow Facebook users to video chat in-site or with other Skype users, or perhaps even link Skype and Facebook IDs.

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AMOLED panel firms actively developing more capacity

AMOLED panel firms actively developing more capacity

Some popular smartphones have seen shortages based on components and if those smartphones use AMOLED screens, that screen is often the main component that isn’t available in enough capacity. There are several companies investing heavily in AMOLED manufacturing and the supply of panels will grow moving into 2011.

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Apple rejects magazine about Android from App Store

Apple rejects magazine about Android from App Store

Apple is known for starting up controversy when it bans apps from the app store. Sometimes it bans those apps because they have pornographic or questionable content and sometimes it bans those apps apparently just because it doesn’t like them. A developer submitted an app to the App Store for approval recently that was a digital magazine about the Android OS.

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