Roundtable Concepts likes to launch high-definition televisions that are covered in licensed graphics. They first showed up in our parts just a few months back, covering their TVs in Marvel Comics icons, and then came out of nowhere to show off some collegiate materials. This time around, they've got Street Fighter IV for all those hardcore fans out there.
Chinese researchers are looking to use flickering LEDs to replace traditional short-distance wireless networking standards, and that could be integrated into office or home lighting. By rapidly pulsing the LEDs, the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute for the Study of Semiconductor have come up with the Lighting Information Network, consisting of blue LEDs capable of 2Mbps transfer speeds.
Just as HP promised, the HPProBook 4425s has officially gone on sale. And, as HP is proud to boast, it's the first notebook from the company to feature an AMD quad-core processor option. Which is probably something that HP is pretty proud of, if not ridiculously happy to bring to the masses. However, it's still positioned as a "business laptop," so take that for what it's worth.
Apparently bigger is better. Though, we're a bit terrified of what a 42-inch OLED TV would cost, we're still ridiculously excited to see how beautiful an image that would produce in front of our eyes. According to some new reports coming out today, it looks like Samsung wants to find out, too, and so they're beginning some trial productions to bring it to life.
If you're conscious of the green movement, then it's probably a good thing that companies like ViewSonic feel the same way as you do, and can come up with these excellent pieces of technology that manage to hit all the right buttons. For example, the ViewSonic 22" LED monitor manages to pack all the punches of the LED goodness, but amass a good amount of energy saving power all at the same time.
Going green in your home can be easier than you think. One of the places that you can start is with the lighting around the house. Those old-fashioned incandescent bulbs not only burn out quickly, but they use lots of electricity as well.
Spending money to put the latest and greatest in your computer doesn't mean much if it just looks like any old PC on the outside. If you're going to customize, you've got to customize! That's why Thermaltake's ARMOR A90 mid-tower might be just what you're looking for, if you're one of those people that likes to play a lot of PC games, and you want your computer to reflect that. After all, it's created for combat.
How do you make a huge pavilion awesome? You create the building out of recycled CD cases. So, what can you do to make that better? You attach a huge LED array onto the outside of that said pavilion, and you make it just about as bright as is probably necessary. But of course, you have to do more than that, because then that's just a building with some lights on it. That happens all the time at Christmas. Thankfully for us, the designers of the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion have, indeed, made it better.
Sharp have become the latest HDTV manufacturer to tip their hand with regards a 3D launch, confirming that they will be releasing 3D-capable models this coming summer. The Sharp Aquos 3D TVs will use the company's new four-primary-color Quatron 3D LCD panels, which are apparently optimized for 3D viewing and is, in fact, 1.8x brighter when viewing 3D content (which requires special glasses) than 2D content.
It's Friday night, and you're probably out doing something else right now. Then again, if you're reading this, maybe not. Unless you've got one of those fancy things that gives you the Internet in the palm of your hand. Then hopefully you've been taking SlashGear all over the place with you. In any case, welcome to the Daily Slash, where we bring you the best of the 'net. First up, in the Best of R3 section, we've got the HTC Hero getting a new leak; the iPad feels a sizeable Quake; and AT&T is trying to change a few things. And then in the net, we pull up a good old story that just won't die about Halo; a Chinese chess set perfectly placed in the digital age; bad news for England; and finally, a litter box of the future.