Archive for May 31, 2012

Gigabyte unveils X11 as world’s lightest 11.6-inch Ultrabook

Gigabyte unveils X11 as world’s lightest 11.6-inch Ultrabook

Gigabyte today officially unveiled its X11 Ultrabook following yesterday's leaked images of the laptop. The 11.6-inch Ultrabook is being touted as the world's lightest notebook, weighing only 975g or 2.15 pounds. Besides sporting a MacBook Air-like ultra thin design ranging from 16.5mm to 3mm (0.65 inches to 0.19 inches) at its thinnest point, the X11 is also made from real carbon fiber that further reduces weight.

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Griffin teams with Threadless for artist-inspired iPad/iPhone cases v3

Griffin teams with Threadless for artist-inspired iPad/iPhone cases v3

It's a team-up that had to happen one way or another, and Griffin is taking the opportunit to make this situation a go: Threadless artists will coon be appearing on iPad and iPhone cases galore for the third time! This collection will feature Griffin's Elan Folio for iPad as well as their super-slim cases for the iPhone 4/4S with a third collection continuing the already-successful collaboration between these two big web-based-fun companies to keep you in the colorful accessories game!

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Prometheus red carpet rolls out in London – join us today!

Prometheus red carpet rolls out in London – join us today!

Today is the big day in London for those anxiously awaiting the very first showing of the sci-fi epic Prometheus, and we're right there along with them on the red - or blue, rather - carpet! This event is taking place in Leicester Square with stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, and Noomi Rapace as well as the director of the film Ridley Scott joining in on the fun tonight (or today, if you're joining us from the USA.) We'll be viewing the film as well as speaking with film producers, workers, and random Prometheus affiliates as they walk the carpet before the big show.

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Skyrim Dawnguard official trailer released

Skyrim Dawnguard official trailer released

The official trailer for Skyrim's upcoming DLC called Dawnguard has been released by game publisher Bethesda. Artwork for the new content was first teased earlier this month and is expected to be a larger than normal expansion pack for the popular video game. Although details on the first add-on is still scant, it's confirmed for a summer launch on Xbox LIVE with more information to come next week at E3.

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Satechi expands USB with 3.0 and 2.0 Aluminum hubs

Satechi expands USB with 3.0 and 2.0 Aluminum hubs

This week the folks at Satechi are bringing a couple of small accessories to the world of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports for your computer. They've got one rather smashingly vibrant looking yellow-colored USB 3.0 hub that will allow you to make use of your single USB 3.0 here expanded to four! Satechi also expands your USB 2.0 port to four lovely ports in a new hub made especially for Apple computers with its cool aluminum construction.

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Project Glass outlined with “hundreds of variations”

Project Glass outlined with “hundreds of variations”

Google's Project Glass is certainly getting its fair share of sunlight this summer with several outings on Google top heads, this week getting shown off by none other than the leader of the project himself, Steve Lee. This fellow spoke with Fast Company about how not only did the team at Google X create hundreds of variations of the Glass project, they made "dozens of early prototypes" as well. Lee let it be known, or confirmed rather, that the key element to the Project Glass experience is the photo taking feature, with every other bit being more of a secondary motion for the wearer of the headset.

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Cricket Wireless to carry iPhone 4S

Cricket Wireless to carry iPhone 4S

So you want one of Apple’s iPhones, but you don’t want to commit to a lengthy contract with Verizon, AT&T, or the Now Network. What’s a geek to do? Starting from today you now have a new prepaid option courtesy of Cricket Wireless. The company will be offering the iPhone 4S on its network on an “unlimited everything” plan, although of course you’ll have to foot the entire bill for the handset yourself.

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Virgin’s London Underground WiFi up and running

Virgin’s London Underground WiFi up and running

The Olympic Games are fast approaching for the city of London, and public transport is bound to be crammed full of Londoners and tourists alike. Maintaining steady internet access will be somewhat of a chore, but Virgin Media stepped up to the plate not too long ago to announce it was partnering with Transport for London to offer WiFi access in stations and on platforms. The first WiFi hotspots have now gone live.

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SpaceX Dragon detached from ISS to return home

SpaceX Dragon detached from ISS to return home

The SpaceX Dragon capsule has only one more task to complete before its historic mission to the International Space Station is complete and a resounding success. The Dragon capsule has been disconnected from the ISS in preparation to return to earth. ISS astronauts disconnected the Dragon capsule from the station early this morning.

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG gets 550 HP

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG gets 550 HP

I'll admit that generally I find SUVs to be very boring. These big people movers tend to be underpowered leading to slovenly performance. That doesn't appear to be the case with the new Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG SUV that has officially debuted as a 2013 model. This full-size SUV gets a twin turbo 5.5L V8 engine.

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Cost to pre-screen YouTube videos estimated at $37 billion yearly

Cost to pre-screen YouTube videos estimated at $37 billion yearly

I think it would be pretty safe to say that most in Hollywood don't like YouTube. Hollywood movie studios have long scorned YouTube as a place where studio content is pirated and copyrights are broken. The system in place today allows copyright holders to file complaints with YouTube, and YouTube will pull the videos down (often with little or no investigation).

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Vodafone Smart II offers Android on a budget

Vodafone Smart II offers Android on a budget

If you’re desperate for a capable smartphone running Android but don’t want to break the budget, Vodafone might just have the handset for you. The company has announced the followup to last year’s cheap and cheerful Vodafone Smart, the Smart II. The phone has a 3.2-inch HVGA display, an 800Mhz processor, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. You won’t be getting Ice Cream Sandwich on a budget though, as this device is running Gingerbread.

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