Monday, May 25, 2009

Iphone 2009

The Iphone 2009 details and rumors build across the internet. Multiple sources around the blogging and technology news world are reporting more details as they come to hand.

*Concept picture of the Rumored 2009 model iphone

So what do we know so far?

Well it seems so far the iphone will be keeping its 3g design with the emphasis on performance changes. The CPU is said to be upgraded from 400mhz to 600mhz, an increase from 128mb ram to 256, a 16/32 GB storage capacity and it seems the camera will be getting a nice upgrade to 3.2 megapixel as opposed to the original semi useless 2 megapixel. Which is nice as we are starting to see 8 Megapixel and above regular phones

The new Iphone will also ship with a new OS but is rumored to be keeping to the original design of the current OS. Most like some more stability upgrades and program tweaks, we would also love to see some copy/paste functionality while your at it apple.

One of the more interesting rumors is that there may be a OLED (organic light emitting diode) screen. This would be a major step forward and make current iphone users consider upgrading. however if Apple goes this route, there may be an issue with screen life as current OLED technology has a much lower lifespan than LCD at present. However the battery life would be greatly increased so there's a fine line to toy with here. There is also talk of a 800×480p display which would push the iphone into HD territory. With HTC Touch HD is already boasting a 800x480p screen and blackberry storm sits at 480x360, Apple needs to step up to the plate with this one.

Things we would like to see:

* Copy paste functionality

* Replaceable battery

* Flash for the camera, the current capture in low light is dreadful.

* Multi Tasking, allowing programs to run in the background.

* MP3 ringtone support, sure there are apps out there that allow you to do this but it should be built in standard.

* Video recording.

* Ability to edit word and excell documents.

* Direct Itunes Access.

For those without an iphone at present and are looking at getting one this should be exciting news. for those with one already, it will only be the hardcore fans forking out the big dollars to take advantage of the upgrades. We will bring you more news and rumors as the come to hand.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

BenQ Joybee GP1 Pocket Projector

The first range of "pocket" projectors from BenQ have been announced and should be hitting the shores shortly.

The GP1 Pocket projector is a nifty little gadget. with a small but neat 858 x 600 resolution, 100 ANSI lumens with a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. Also included is a built in 2 watt speaker and VGA / Component / Composite inputs. Also only weighing in at 1.4 pounds it is very portable.

Of course your going to be paying for the compact size. current RRP sits at $499. Not so cheap, but its pretty cool none the less.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Palm Pre

The Latest release from Palm Pre is pretty impressive. Possible one of the best hand held devices since the Iphone.

The Palm Pre has so far been receiving rave reviews. Most reviewers boasting about the OS interface and functionality. The design is nice, simple, and effective. Although not as thin as the Iphone its very compact for a slider. The Keyboard layout is a QWERTY configuration, similar to recent palm models. The slider is vertical which makes typing one handed much easier than a horizontal slider phone. Also inclued is an accelerometer

Palm will also be hosting application through their app store, similar to Apples apps store. Only approved apps will be available to users. SDK will also be available to all users

The Palm comes at a hefty price tag of $849.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sharp AQUOS SHOT 933SH 10 Megapixel Camera Phone

The "Camera Phone" has been taken to a new level by Sharp. Due for release on japans softbank mobile and shortly there after in the US the Sharp AQUOS SHOT 933SH is an impressive piece of equipment.

Companies such as Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG and Nokia are still battling to release a 8 megapixel camera phone, sharp has release their mighty Goliath. Boasting a 10 megapixel shooter sitting behind a flip-and-swivel 3.3-inch WVGA touchscreen display,
Internal memory sits at 16GB. Another nifty feature is the touch interface that lets you choose the point of focus (usually a subject) that can then be tracked as it moves.

No RRP has been announced just yet. but you probably want to start saving quiet a few pennies if you want one on release.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

LG X120 Netbook

The next installment netbook range from LG is finally here. The good news is it looks fairly promising.

The first thing that stands out is the new sleek look. LG has come out with a nice eye catching design and color scheme that screams contemporary design but is still subtle and will sit in the corner quiet enough to not merit too much attention. With a fine Matte finish your going to find fingerprint smudges are a worry of the past. Inside you will however find a glossy finish and gloss screen, which actually works fairly well and doesnt clash with the exterior too much.

There is plenty of room on the keyboard for a netbook. Too often netbooks fail in the comfortable typing / navigating department. however LG has managed to squeeze every last inch of space out of the keyboard to give a fairly roomy design. 3 USB ports for additional devices is also a breath of fresh air. You will also find a SD card slot and an expandable memory bay of up to 1GB. a 3G version is also available in some countries, however not in the US

The X120 ships with Windows XP, but one of LG's biggest assets is its Splashtop-based Smart-On interface, which gets its own dedicated power button to allow for quick and easy access. The interface boots in a matter of seconds and gives you access to a few essential applications, including a web browser, a music player, a photo browser, an instant messaging app, Skype, and even a basic games application that links to some online games.

The X120 hosts a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, Windows XP and a 10-inch WSVGA screen as standard. The netbook offers a 1.3 megapixel webcam for video chatting or conferencing, while LG You-Cam software allows users to get creative with unique photo snapshots. SRS WOW HD and TruSurround XT bring stereo effect sound to music and video. The screen’s LED Backlight delivers a high-resolution picture that is clearer and brighter, which is not only easier on tired eyes but saves energy, too. There is improved battery life, at 3.5 hours for the 3 cell battery and 7 hours for the 6 cell battery.

Overall its not too different from whats already out there on the market. but its certainly right up there in design and functionality and should be at the top of any ones choice in this range of netbooks.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Solar Powered Phone - Samsung "Blue Earth"

This fantastic design from Samsung alows the green energy of the sun to charge and operate the samsung "blue earth" mobile phone.

The phone is designed to resemble the shape of a shiny pebble, and uses a small solar panel to provide power.

“This phone demonstrates our small but meaningful commitments for the future and our environment,” said JK Shin, an executive vice president at Samsung.

Blue Earth is made from recycled plastic and features a special “Eco Mode” that users can access with a single click to wring the maximum energy use from the device.

A full solar charge of around 10 to 14 hours will provide enough power for around four hours of talk time. The handset can still be charged normally using a conventional plug, with the solar panels used to top up the battery during use.

It also has a built-in pedometer to help users to measure how much smaller their carbon footprint is when walking rather than driving.

Blue Earth goes on sale in the UK later this year and Samsung did not give any details about price or network partners. However, sources hinted that the handset was likely to be priced at the upper end of the market.

Samsung’s eco-friendly phone was not the only solar-powered mobile at the show. LG also unveiled a prototype solar-powered handset, but did not say when the device would go on sale.

Samsung also launched the first mobile phone capable of recording high-definition footage. The Omnia HD boasts an ultra-sharp 3.7in touch-screen, and can capture and play back high-definition video shot in the 720p format, which puts it on a par with some modern camcorders.

Although it has been released for a few months now, we can expect to see this be the way mobile devicing goes. with solar panels becoming smaller and more efficient, laptops and other portable media should soon be following suit.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Zune HD Details

Teamxbox has let loose with a slew of details on the rumored Zune HD, some of which they have reportedly been sitting on since last August. According to their sources, the ZuneHD will be a convergent device, incorporating some of the gaming features of the Xbox and the multimedia features of the Zune.

Codenamed xYz to highlight its position between the Xbox and the Zune, the new device is rumored to have a large WVGA touchscreen display and “hardware features not found on any handheld on the market.” The Zune HD will most definitely not be a phone and will not directly compete with Microsoft’s Windows Mobile offerings, it has been said. The portable entertainment device will supposedly feature the graphical user interface of the New Xbox Experience and will be a “Live Anywhere” device, integrating the online services offered by Microsoft Live, Xbox, Zune and the recently announced Sky marketplace.

Interestingly enough, teamxbox claim that their sources on the ZuneHD hardware coincide with the recently leaked “chassis 1″ specification which include an ARM 6+ processor, Open GL ES 2.0 graphics HW (can we say Nvidia Tegra), 256MB plus of RAM, min of 1GB internal memory, 3.5″+ WVGA or FWVGA touchscreen display with multi-touch, aGPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and more. If this conglomerate of recent rumors hold true, then the ZuneHD may turn the PMP world upside down if and when it launches.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Retro Mini Handheld NES System

For all you die had NES fans out there, finally there is a inexpensive hand held system that allows you to directly plug in those old, dust gathering Nintendo cartridges and relive the good ol' days of gaming.

Thinkgeek has a hand held portable NES console. All it needs is 4 AA batteries and your off to retro gaming heaven. Featuring a 2.4" LCD TFT Screen, built in speakers, headphone jack, Composite NTSC video/audio out cables to plug into a tv and runs for around 8 hours. Measuring just 15cm x 9cm x 4cm, this unit is truly portable.

Nintendo cartridges plug directly into the top of the handheld, and although the cartridge is almost twice the size of the portable, this is part of its charm we think.

you can pick one up today from thinkgeek for $49.99

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Alpha 680 Android Powered Netbook Picture Leaked

Hp, Dell and Asus are just some of the big names that have been rumored to be releasing Android powered netbooks in the near future. However a Chinese manufacturer name Skytone is the first to have a working prototype for all to see.

The system specifications state an ARM11 533Mhz CPU, a 7inch 800x480 display, 128MB of DDR2 RAM (option to expand to 256), a 1GB solid state drive (also expandable up to 4GB), slot for SD cards, 2 USB ports, Wi-Fi, keyboard and touchpad.

The unit is very compact at only 8.5 inches long and 6 inches wide, 1.2inches thick and weighing a tiny 1.5lbs, it smaller than the average netbook and larger than a mobile phone. Expected to launch in Q3 2009 its sure to grab plenty of attention. Estimates at this stage put RRP at $250.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Activision Announces DJ Hero - First Pictures

Pictures of the newest installment from activisons DJ hero, have finally filtered through to the online world. Details are still a little sketchy about exactly how to use the new controller, but it looks pretty straight forward.

If Guitar hero's success is anything to go by, the new DJ hero has big shoes to fill. So far the Guitar Hero franchise has sold over 25million units, which is incredibly impressive for any game manufacturer.

After jumping on the Guitar Hero bandwagon this weekend, myself and a few mates headed to the bottle shop, then to a local retailer and spent the following nights strumming, drumming and screaming our way to virtual rock stardom. Waking on monday blurry eyed wondering where the heck the weekend just went. I have to say the hype is worth it, such a great unique idea finally has breathed some new life into the sometimes stale gaming world for the casual gamers, not seen since the gimmick filled unique nintendo wii was released.

The news of a new Hero series came as Activision Blizzard, the megapublisher formed out of the merger of California-based Activision and the games unit of French conglomerate Vivendi, announced more than $189m (£125m) in profit for the past three months.

Guitar Hero fans will be salivating on the release details for the new DJ Hero no doubt. hopefully we will have more news shortly.

Lacie Achieves the 10TB stoarage barrier

Lacie has announced significant advancement in its two recognized award winning network storage solutions. The systems are referred to as 2big Network and the LaCie 5big Network have undergone upgrades to include performance, more features, and above all extreme capacity expansion.

The LaCie 5big Network operates via a Gigabit Ethernet connection and hosts 5 hot swappable drives that support seven raid modes, plenty enough to keep any system administrator or home network enthusiast happy as Larry. With the latest achievement the system boasts a mouth frothing 10TB of data.

The system is now compatible with Time Machine backup software, which means with one click on the LaCie administrator website, all Mac computers on a shared LAN can access the 5big Network to perform a variety of backups.

Users will be able to play media from the NAS through devices such as the Xbox and PS3. If thats not enough it is also compatible with iTunes server to provide enough storage for the most hardcore music enthusiasts.

Currently Lacie is expecting to be selling this mammoth for $799 from the Lacie website.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mimo mini USB Monitors - The Handy Sidekicks

Ever find yourself running out of desktop space? need a little more elbow room for all your apps? Well Nanovision's "Mimo" is the answer.

If you looking to extend you display to squeeze that extra window or displaying a couple of windows at a time there's a new kid on the Block. Mimo is a 6 x 3.5Inch mini screen that extends your display. This cool new design means you wont need a second video card or VGA port, it simply plugs in via USB connection.

One current model, the mimo710, Has a 7inch display, 800 x 480 resolution, 350cd/ms brightness and 400:1 contrast ratio. Basically all the specs you would need for a compact secondary monitor.

This unit can also be tilted for either portrait or landscape mode. There is a a second USB connection is included for systems that do not meet power requirements.

These units are out now, you can pick up the 710 model for $129.99. There is a touch model, the 740, which has full touch screen with integrated webcam and and microphone and is currently costing $199.

With the simplicity of USB connectivity, expect a new generation of USB based monitors to start squeezing into the market. Consumers are looking for that elusive spare desktop space and the Mimo should fit the job perfectly.

for more information you can checck out

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Harmon Kardon Releases its First Blu Ray Player

One of the best brands in home theater and television, Harmon Kardon will be releasing its first Blu-ray player, the BDP 10, sometime in May for $940.

The BDP will pu out 1080p/24 video, and will also support BD-Live and BonusView capabilities for Blu-ray movies that contain that extra online content. Not only will the player have the standard analog audio outputs, but also it will come equipped with coaxial and optical audio outputs, HDMI v1.3a, a composite video output, USB ports, and an Ethernet jack.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

3rd Gen Ipod Shuffle announced - Smaller than a AA battery

Apples latest release in the ipod range is the new Ipod Shuffle. The 3rd generation in the line is impressively tiny, smaller than a AA battery, expect to loose this into the couch daily. The current model will hold 4GB of music. A new feature included is VoiceOver, which lets it speak the names of tracks, artists and playlists.

Design on the new model is simple, as expected from most apple products.All playback controls are input via controls on the headphones, the only button on the ipod itself is a tiny switch that allows you to turn the unit off, put your music in shuffle mode, or play your songs in order.

The inline remote has 3 function buttons, volume up and down and a center button. double clicking skips to next track, triple click sends you to the last track, double click and hold and triple click and hold fast forward and rewind respectively.

Expect a Battery run time Up to 10 hours and Battery recharge time, 80% charged in 2 hrs, fully charged in 3 hrs.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Samsung HMX 106 HD 64GB SSD Camcorder

Samsung has introduced its first Solid state full 1080i Camcorder to the market.
The Solid state design is the first ever camcorder to utilize 64GB SSD technology.

The design is simple yet this compact camcorder boasts some pretty amazing features. For one it features the 64GB solid state drive, Full 1080i high resolution capture, SDHC slot, 10x optical zoom through a Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan lens, hardware image stabilization, 1/4.5 inch, 2.2 mega-pixel CMOS imaging sensor and 4.7-megapixel CCD still shooting and a built-in flash.

there will be connection via HDMI and also a touch screen display panel for navigation, which you find standard on most high end camcorder products these days.

Be prepared to pay for this new range, currently samsung will politely be asking you to fork out $900 rrp for this little gem.

with 64 GB storage you will be able to save an impressive 12 hours of video and that is on full 1080i Fine resolution, not too sloppy at all!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

When It Rains, It Pours. Kindle DX details Flood the Internet

Details on the new Kindle DX have flooded the net over the last couple of days. We have grabbed all the inside information out there about the newest Kindle System.

This super sized model of the original boasts a 9.7-inch electronic ink display, 5-way navigation button and a QWERTY keyboard. The new Kindle DX will is rumored to have improved web browsing, the ability to add annotations in addition to notes and highlights and native PDF reader. In addition to newspaper and periodicals, the Kindle DX is designed to support textbooks and, according to the Wall Street Journal, a special edition packed with pre-installed textbooks for chemistry, computer science and a freshman seminar is being released as part of a college trial.
At least six schools are believed to be involved in a "pilot program" in which they'll hand out Kindles to incoming freshmen and allow them to get textbooks on the devices. Pace University, Case Western Reserve University, Reed College, Arizona State University, Princeton University, and the Darden School at the University of Virginia are the institutions that have been named.

Rumor has it the NEw York Times will have subscriptions for $9.95 / month. a nice price cut from their current $13.99 a month price.

Full Details should be available on Wednesday after a press meeting scheduled in New York.

Monday, May 4, 2009

5 Watches With More Features Than Your PC

#5 Sony Ericson MBW 100

The MBW at first glance looks cool and seems like a standard classy didgital watch. But underneath it has some neat gadgets.
First off is the Bluetooth interface which connects to your mobile phone to display current caller details. With the hit of a button you can dismiss the cal without digging around in your pockets for your cell phone. The watch also notifies you of an incoming text message, and informs you when you wander out of cell phone range.
Second, you can access your phones media player and fast forward, rewind and skip music tracks.
With a stainless steel body and scratch resistant crystal window it looks fantastic and it durable to boot. Water Resistant up to 30 meters.

Its going to set you back around $399.

#4 LG's G910 Touch Watch Phone

Orange is the first carrier in Europe to offer the LG G910.
featuring an accompanying Bluetooth headset, a full touch screen interface, 3g and video calling. Unfortuantely there is no word on pricing as yet but hopefully the details should be released shortly

#3 LED Binary Watch

This ones for the ultimate geeks, the Binary Watch. The watch face contains 10 blue LEDs that are used to indicate the numbers of the binary sequence (1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32) and the values of the lighted LEDs are added to determine the time. There are two rows of LEDs - the top row for the hours and the bottom row for the minutes.

It even comes with a user manual on how to read the time, but im sure anyone buying this kind of watch should be able to cope without the training manual

The pricing i tracked down seems to be around the $259 - $279 mark.

#2 Garmin Forerunner 405

This ones for the Athletes. With an on board GPS, this watch can track distance covered and at what speed you have been traveling. If you like to boast about your running skills, the phone has a proprietary wireless system called ANT+ which will allow youi to swap data about your run wirelessly. You can also download the data via USB to your pc to keep track of your workouts.

Suggested retails sits at $299

#1 M500 Cell Watch

Now this unit is feature packed. Boasting full touch screen, with Java and WAP ability all displayed on a 1.5" color TFT Touch screen.
Full support for MP3 and AAC, MP4 video playback. A small but handy 128 MB internal storage and 80 hour standby on battery. There is also a built in USB for transfer and recharging.
Plenty of features here especially for something that fits on your wrist.

The retail is a whopping $1000, so your going to have to digg deep for this one.

Nokia's New E71x Phone

The Latest release from Nokia has just hit stores, specifically
This model is the latest design away from conventional phone layouts with a full qwerty keyboard optimized for email. The moment you see it you will be thinking along the lines of blackberry style design.

Some of the features include Wi-Fi connectivity, 3.2mp camera bluetooth, expansion slot for microSD and battery life up to 5 hours. If your using Microsoft exchange at work you can access mail for exchange mobile client, as well as calender contacts and tasks and one of the best features, the ability to download word excel and PDF files.

The 3.2-megapixel camera offers a wealth of high-end photography features, including auto focus, full-screen viewfinder with grid, a digital zoom, LED flash, white balance modes, center-weighted auto exposure, multiple scene modes (including close-up, portrait, landscape, night, night portrait), and a self timer. It features a focal length of 3.8mm and a macro focus capability of 10 to 60cm for great close-ups. The phone's main camera can also capture video clips up to 640 x 480 pixels (at 22 frames per second) at up to 1 hour in length, and it offers several adjustments including scene and white balance.

the E71x comes with real time (not a fan of the realtime media player), with the ability to stream content direct to phone. Compatible with ACC, MP3, AAC and WMA file types the Nokia should play most music lovers collections.

features actually listed by Nokia are:

Other features include:

* An optimized E71x user interface lets you multi-task your favorite applications effortlessly
* Offline mode: play your media without interfering with nearby electronics
* Address book with up to 1,000 contacts utilizing full phone memory
* Advanced contacts database: multiple number and e-mail details per contact, contacts with images
* Speaker dependent and speaker independent voice dialing
* Voice recorder
* 2.5 mm Nokia AV connector
* Synchronize music with Windows Media Player
* Music playback file formats: .mp3, .wma, .aac, AAC+, eAAC+
* Up to 20 hours of music playback
* Video playback file formats: .Flash Lite 3, mp4, .3gp; codecs: H.263, MPEG-4 VSP
* Infrared and USB connectivity
* Support for local and remote SyncML synchronization, iSync, Intellisync, ActiveSync
* Organization tools: alarm clock, calendar, to-do list, active notes
* Bluetooth version 2.0+EDR with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), BIP (for sending images to another device), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures)

At only .39 inches or 10mm thick The E71 is no brick either, the design is simple, and we love that, simplicity that boats plenty of features. With their re design and fresh content, Nokia looks like it should be on a winner with this model, expect it to sell like hotcake.

Duracell Anounces USB Car Charger

Duracell has announced its new compact USB device car charger.
Designed to plug into the DC cigarette outlet on any car, the Duracell charger will charge most devices that can charge via USB including ipod and iphone to name a few.

Because of the universal USB plug you wont need to buy any additional cables for devices which makes this truly portable. A blue led lights up on the front of the charger letting you know its ready to go. Then its simply a matter of plugging in the cable that comes with your phone, pda, music device and away it goes. Simple yet very practical. Pricing has not been announced as of yet, but it shouldn't break the bank due to its simplicity in design.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Acer Aspire One 751

The brand new soon to be released Acer Aspire One 751 debut's its first seen pictures on the web.

The new model has been a topic of conversation around the Technology world for over a month now, today sees the first released pictures of the new laptop from Acer, and it looks fantastic!

First of all the specs:

Windows XP Home or
Genuine Windows Vista ® Home Basic

Processor & Chipset Intel ® Atom ™ processor Z520, supports Intel ® 32 Architecture
Mobile Intel ® Express Chipset US15W

Memory channel with a single SODIMM slot
DDR2 667/800 MHz SDRAM memory interface design
SODIMM slot: Supports 512 MB / 1 GB / 2 GB SODIMM for total system memory up to 2 GB

Screen 11.6 “HD 1366 x 768 (WXGA) pixel resolution, high-resolution (200-nit) Acer Crystal Brite ™ LED backlight TFT LCD
16:9 aspect ratio

Drives 2.5 “HDD 9.5 mm
Multi-in-1 Card Reader

Audio Dolby ® Headphone
High-definition audio support
Two built-in stereo speakers
MS-Sound compatible
Integrated Digital Microphone

Communication Acer Video Conference:
Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam, supporting enhanced Acer PrimaLite ™ Technology
WLAN: Acer InviLink ™ 802.11b / g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ® network connection, supporting Acer SignalUp ™ wireless technology
LAN: 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet
WPAN: Bluetooth ® 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
(Manufacturing option - not all models)
WWAN: UMTS / HSPA to 850/1900/2100 MHz and quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), upgradeable to 7.2 Mb / s HSDPA and 2 Mb / s HSUPA, receiver diversity and supports Equalizing to 2100 MHz
(Manufacturing option - not all models)

Dimensions & Weight 284 (W) x 198 (D) x 25.4 (H) mm
1.25 kg with 3-cell battery
1:35 kg with 6-cell battery

Black diamond color
Sapphire Blue
Mussel White

Battery & Power 30 W adapter with power cord
24.4 W 2200 mAh 3-cell Li-Ion Battery
• up to 4 hours of battery life
(actual duration depends on application and configuration)
57.7 W 5200 mAh 6-cell Li-Ion Battery
• Up to 8 hours of battery life
(actual duration depends on application and configuration)

Keyboard 86-/87-/91-Tasten completely Acer FineTip great keyboard with inverted “T” cursor layout
Multifunctional Touchpad Display:
• Circular-motion scrolling
• Pinch-action zoom
• Page flip
10 function keys, 4 cursor keys, 2 Windows ® keys, hotkey controls, integrated numeric keypad, international languages are supported
Power button with LED
Start Buttons with LED: Bluetooth ® *, WLAN / WWAN (* manufacturing option - not all models)

3x USB 2.0 ports
1x Monitor (VGA)
1x Headphones / speaker / line-out j
1x microphone-in-line
1x Ethernet (RJ-45) connection for Internet
1x mains connection

Productivity software applications:
• Acer Recovery Management
• Microsoft ® Works SE 9 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial
• Google Toolbar ™
• Google ™ Desktop
• Google ™ Setup
• Adobe ® Reader ® 9
• Adobe ® Flash ® Player 10
• Microsoft ®. NET Framework 2.0
• Consumer-friendly Internet Explorer ® 7.0
• eSobi
• Carbonite Online Backup

McAfee ® Internet Security Suite (60-day trial version)
Windows ® Media Player 10
Acer GameZone
Communications Applications:
• Acer Video Conference Manager 4.0
• Windows Live Essentials ™ - Wave 3 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live ™ Messenger, Writer)

The One 751 sits at only 1 inch thick and supports a full 5.1 channel audio via dolby compatible headphones. Connections include 3 USB ports, VGA output, and Ethernet.

The Battery life is claimed at up to 4 hours operating time, with the option of a 6 cell 8 hour battery as an extra. Currently this unit is available in white red blue or black

This unit will ship with Windows XP Home edition as standard. With the launch starting sometime this month prices are targeted to start at $518.

Archos 2 Media Player

The next generation to the Archos 105 Personal Media Player hit shops in the last couple of days. The Archos 2 has been available for pre-order for some time, but it has just now become available for purchase via the Archos website. The product is expected to ship shortly.

You can get this little beauty in 8 GB, and 16 GB. All navigation will be carried out on the units sleek 1.8 inch LCD. There is also a microSD slot for memory expansion which is a critical missing link in the apple portable media ipods and iphones. Currently the market should be expecting this unit in either White or Black, although there is talk of a funky purple design that may also come onto the market. Another feature of the Archos 2 is voice recording, and will be offered for $60 (8 GB) or $100 (16 GB). Archos are best known for releasing quality portable media for a much lower cost than the big competitors.

Unfortunately it is not compatible with AAC media file types such as those downloaded from Itunes, but the standard WMA and MP3 formats are available.
The Archos boasts 10 hours of continual playback and can be charged via USB which is always handy.

We are not going to see the Archos taking top sales over apple or zunes portable players but it should be a fantastic cheaper alternative. No doubt you will be seeing them on the street shortly.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

NASA's new "E-Nose" can detect brain cancer cells

NASA's newly developed "E-Nose" device, primarily intended to monitor air quality, has found a secondary function in being able to detect the scent of cancerous brain cells.

Originally designed for air quality monitoring on the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station, this secondary role could be developed into future early detection of brain cancer. Brain Mapping Foundation, City of Hope Cancer Center, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory are all now investing research to develop technology based on NASA's E-nose that will one day lead to a simple, accurate detection system by "smelling" the difference between healthy brain cells and cancerous ones.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Worlds Fastest Camera Revealed

Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles have developed a new imaging system called Steam, or Serial Time-Encoded Amplified imaging. Billed as the"fastest imaging system ever devised," it works by carefully manipulating so-called super continuum laser pulses, for imaging fast-moving or random events, such as communication between neurons.

It replaces current flashing technology by disbursing an incredibly quick fast laser pulse, which then gets stretched in time and detected electronically, for a "shutter speed" of half a billionth of a second. This camera can capture over six million images a second.According to the head of the research team, Bahram Jalali of UCLA, the next step is to improve the spatial resolution of the technology so they can take crystal clear pictures of the inner structure of cells. The team is also working on a similar technique for 3-D imaging.


Imation Announces Its Two New SSD Range

Imation have announced two new lines of Solid State Disks or (SSD's) The lines will be the S-Class and the M-Class and are available in 32GB- 64GB-and 128GB capacities.

For the budget-minded consumer, the M-Class boasts a 150MB/s read speed and 90MB/s write speed which is on par with current models, and comes in a sleek black oxide finish priced starting at around $189. If you would like to splash out and step up a notch, the S-Class reads at 130MB/s and writes 120MB/s speeds and comes in stainless steel finish. Quiet a nice performance it is boasting i must say. However you will be paying for it at around $659.

*The M class, ohh so pretty! *The S-class, very sleek

I have been running a SSD in my home pc now for a couple of months and i must say im very happy with the bang for buck im getting from my ocz 32Gig drive. Of corse it is a must to have a nice fat secondary drive as i fill this puppy up in no time.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Macbook Carbon Fibre

Apple has made an application for patent on carbon fiber composite shell yesterday.
This is fueling speculation that Apple may be soon manufacturing notebooks and other portable devices such as the Iphone with carbon fiber shells.

This in return with make the devices considerably lighter and much more durable.
The patent states that the fiber will only have a thin layer of resin so the arguably stylish carbon fibre look will remain visible. I for one am a fan of the carbon fiber style and have every faith that Apple will make this a classy finish and design.

*this model is a custom made job, hopefully apple can get the finish a little more elegant.

Rumors point toward the first release of the carbon fiber models may indeed make a debut with the next gen mac book air that is another quarter pound less than current models. The rumors seem to be quiet possible as reducing the weight of the outer shells of current products by simply replacing with light weight carbon fiber casing seems like a logical design step for the Company.

Fingers crossed we will see the sleek, practical carbon fibre design released shortly onto the market.

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The Next Gen Iphone Rumours Lurk

Rumors of the next gen Iphone device from Apple have hit the web.

Today's gadget isn't on the market yet but the sheer potential awesomeness of this product deserves a mention.

Apple and Verizon are rumored to be working on a iphone nano type phone. Basically a nice super light super thin version of the iphone. Previously Iphone has been exclusive to At&T but Verizon may be getting exclusive rights on the next generation release from Apple. Rumor has it the device could be release in the coming few months!

Another incredible Apple product is the "media pad".
it has the same functionality as a ipod touch - music, games, and Wi-FI.

It should be a little smaller than the Kindle 2 but with a bigger touchscreen.