Fujitsu's 8.9-inch Lifebook P8240 Vista tablet: 32GB SSD at just 2.1-pounds

Diposting oleh Baby Genius on Saturday, 30 June 2007

Filed under: Laptops, Tablet PCs Damn, if you've gone tablet and thought Fujitsu's ultra-portable Lifebook T8140 was hot, then you'd best check their P8240 before opening your wallet. It's not the most powerful convertible in the world with a max configuration sporting a Core Solo U1400 proc and Intel GMA 950 graphics. What it lacks in power however, is more than made up for in portability: 8.9-inch, 1,280 x 768 LCD; up to 32GB SSD or 80GB disk; up to 9.1-hours on extended battery or 4.3-hours in a wee bit of kit weighing just 2.1-pounds. Windows Vista Business will cost ya ¥270,000 (about $2,188) out the gate.

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Control with Your Mind

Diposting oleh Baby Genius on Thursday, 28 June 2007

It's not a dream, we ca control the gadget just with our mind.

"Brain-Machine Interface", are the device that develop by Hitachi have ability to analytic the blood to brain and translate it to electrical signal that can moving any gadget.

The Hitachi scientist said that this innovation can be the pioneer of remote control for television. So we wait, can they realize it?

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Gateway E-295C / C-140 convertible tablet announced

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Filed under: , Gateway's keeping on with the convertible tablets, now announcing its latest in the lineup: the E-295C / C-140. Options include:
  • Core 2 Duo 1.8 - 2.4GHz options
  • 14-inch WXGA (1280 x 768) display, 200 nit brightness
  • Wacom digitzer / pen with 256 sensitivity levels (nice!)
  • Intel GMA X3100 or ATI Mobility Radeon X2300 graphics
  • Up to 4GB RAM, drive options up to 120GB
  • Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0
  • DVD±RW drive, SD / MS / xD media reader, 1394, three USB 2.0 ports, biometric scanner Prices start at $1100, plus there's another shot after the break to whet that whistle.

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International marketing 101: Dell's Inspiron US vs Korean launches

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Two identical product launches on two continents. Two pictures photographed the same day. Two radically different approaches to marketing.
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Panasonic SDHC 16GB memory card

Diposting oleh Baby Genius on Monday, 25 June 2007

Panasonic keluarkan memory card berkapasitas
16GBKemampuan flash berkapasitas nantinya dapat menampung film tipe :

CBR 1920x1080 sampai 160 menit

VBR 1440x1080 sampai 240 menit

VBR 1440x1080 sampai 360 menit
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Night Vision Digital Camera

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Dengan sensor 2000 kali lebih sensitif bisa saja digunakan pada digital camera. Dengan sensor tersebut, gambar dengan cahaya sangat rendah dapat dicapture sebagai photo. Tidak itu saja, pemakaian chip sensor baru memungkinkan binocular mengunakan chip baru sehingga mampu melihat objek dalam kondisi gelap sekalipun.

Masalahnya, apakah produsen digital camera mau mengunakan chip super sensitif tersebut
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PSP all-firmware homebrew hack surfaces

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In what undoubtedly will be remembered as a historic and life-changing event for PSP enthusiasts everywhere, a group of coders (Noobz and Archaemic, to be exact) have exploited a loophole in the Ubisoft game Lumines which enables homebrew-ing on all PSP firmware versions, from 1.00 to 3.50. This first ever all-firmware hack is a significant development, as homebrewing up until now has required specific versions (and usually the use of downgraders). No word yet on how Ubisoft feels about being party to this party, but something tells us Sony isn't going to be real stoked.

[Thanks, Craig and Bobb]

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Fiber optic tablecloth: the new candlelit dinner

Diposting oleh Baby Genius on Sunday, 24 June 2007

Filed under: We highly doubt LumiGram's Luminous Fiber Optic Tablecloth was designed with power outages in mind, but why hook up a boring string of lamps or fiddle with half melted candles when you can plug this bad boy into the generator? The cloth, which has fiber optics woven throughout, cotton borders, and a Europlug mains adapter, proves most useful when the lights are dimmed, and should prove quite the centerpiece at your next get-together. The illuminating device is available in a trio of sizes, comes in a variety of color schemes, and will cost you a very unappetizing €949 ($1,270) for the privilege.

[Via LuxuryLaunches]

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Keepin' it real fake, part LXIV: 2G Shuffle goes dark

Diposting oleh Baby Genius on Saturday, 23 June 2007

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Some folks just don't know when to call it quits, and yes, we're looking directly at the Chinese knockoff factories responsible for all of these shameful attempts at ripping the iPod. Of course, this isn't the first time the Shuffle (first-gen or second) has been duped, but this iteration certainly raises the opprobrious bar. Pulling the oh-so-prestigious black color scheme over to the Shuffle side of things, this clone was somehow designed in California but "Assombled" in China, but what else would you expect for a mere $14? More comedy, er, pictures, after the jump.
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New details about the iPhone

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Remember the winning Engadget commercial, "The Long Arm of Steve Jobs"? We posted it after the break, but finding someone who's spent some serious time with a pre-launch iPhone and getting them to talk is basically a lot like that. Still, we managed to smuggle out some freshly leaked details from a very trusted inside source who's been fooling around with a unit. Here's what they had to say:

The keyboard was simply described as "disappointing". Keyboarding with two thumbs often registers multiple key presses (two or three at a time) resulting in a lot of mistakes. The best way to type is with a single finger (as shown in most of Apple's demos), but two thumbs is supposedly very difficult. After trying it for a number of days our source gave up using their thumbs.

The text auto-correction only works well for simple words, but doesn't work for proper names. We can only assume this bit will get better with time as Apple fills out its predictive text dictionary.

"It won't replace a BlackBerry. It's not good for text input. It's just not a business product."
The touchscreen was said to, in general, require somewhat hard presses to register input, and needs some getting used to.
In addition to its dock, the iPhone comes packaged with a polishing cloth (the thing's supposedly a fingerprint magnet, no surprise) and the usual smallish power adapter.
The Bluetooth headset will debut in the $120 range, and will come with its own dock for charging both the phone and the headset. The headset will feature a miniature magnetic charging interface รก la MagSafe.
Click on for more impressions on the headset, browser, YouTube, and more.

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PSP clockspeed upped to 333MHz after 3.50 firmware update

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Sony has admitted that it sneakily upgraded the PSP's clockspeed to 333MHz (from 266MHz) in the version 3.50 firmware update that was released last month. This admission is confusing for a couple of reasons: for starters, Sony originally underclocked the PSP in order to increase the stated battery life of the console. Does that mean they'll be forced to decrease the stated battery life, so as to avoid false advertisement? It's also rather odd that developers are only now being granted access to the extra MHz oomph, prompting mutterings of a new PSP model which -- as one Joystiq commentator points out -- could take as long to appear as games that take full advantage of the 333MHz clockspeed. Or, maybe this upgrade simply enabled the PSP to cope with all that "remote play" malarkey that 3.50 enabled. That would be the logical assumption.

[Via Joystiq]

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ViaNase electronic atomizers futurize nasal spray

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Filed under: You've probably started to think that all of the really great technological advancements in intranasal drug delivery had come and gone -- but Kurve Technology believes otherwise. The Bothell, WA. based company has just been granted a patent on their "Controlled Particle Dispersion" system, which is used in its electronic atomizers to create tiny, powerful vortices of aerosolized particles (basically small, drug-filled tornadoes), thus delivering medication more effectively to the user. Interestingly, the company's ViaNase ID has a small LCD screen which is used to specify doses, sound reminders, and authenticate or lockout users based on product identification and user IDs, which should make it seriously confusing to the elderly

[Via medGadget]

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Jet packs for sale! Life insurance sold separately

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Filed under: , It looks like those still bemoaning the lack of readily-available jet packs can now finally get a (brief) taste of the 21st century they once envisioned, as Popular Mechanics reports that two different wearable flying contraptions are now available for sale. Coming from Tecnologia Aeroespacial Mexicana and Jetpack International, the jet packs will each give you about 30 seconds of flight time, with Jetpack International's model boasting a slight advantage in speed, topping out at 70 mph. Somewhat reassuringly, each also come complete with the necessary flight training, although we wouldn't expect any less given the $250,000 and $155,000 price tags. Those that take the plunge may be suffering from some buyer's remorse before too long, however, as Jetpack International is reportedly working on a new model that'll give you a full 19 minutes of flight time.
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Microsoft Office Roundtable reviewed

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The good people over at TMCnet want to keep you covered with their lengthy review of Redmond's five-camera foray into the teleconferencing game, which, as part of Microsoft's Unified Communications Platform, will probably be seeing a lot of action this year. And what are their feelings? Well, they get stoked on its resemblance to the ships in the 1953 version of War of the Worlds, dig the "head-size spatial equalization" (which makes everyone's head the same size, seriously), and think that maybe $3000 is a fair price. The only thing they weren't quite as excited about was the inability to use the panoramic features with non-Ballmerware, but even that appears to be a minor complaint. Still not sure you need one for your startup? Maybe you'd better read the whole thing.
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Nokia N95 + RC plane = unlimited DIY aerial photography

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If you've found yourself tempted by other interesting DIY aerial photography rigs, but spent all your dough on the Nokia N95 instead, you may still be able to make a lifelong (or momentary) dream come true. A pioneering lad over at the N95 Blog has suggested that nearly unlimited high-resolution aerial photography can be yours if you're willing to strap your precious handset to an RC plane and get savvy with Pict'Earth software. The application allows users to create a theoretical Google Earth of their own if the existing imagery isn't up to snuff with their personal standards. Still, we'd have to mull this one over mighty hard before attaching such a valuable communicator to a potential death bed, but feel free to let us know how things go if you can muster the courage.

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Robots To Replace Migrant Fruit Pickers

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Vicissidude sends us to Wired for a look at a fruit-harvesting robot being developed in California. Its development has been funded entirely by agricultural associations, concerned by the uncertainty surrounding migrant immigrant labor. Quoting:
"As if the debate over immigration and guest worker programs wasn't complicated enough, now a couple of robots are rolling into the middle of it. Vision Robotics, a San Diego company, is working on a pair of robots that would trundle through orchards plucking oranges, apples or other fruit from the trees. In a few years, troops of these machines could perform the tedious and labor-intensive task of fruit picking that currently employs thousands of migrant workers each season."
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Toshiba trots out a pair of new Tekbright LCDs

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As you may have noticed, there's no shortage of new Toshiba products making their debut in Paris this week, to which we can now add a pair of decent, if unremarkable LCD monitors. Available in 20 and 22-inch varieties, these each apparently boast a 1680x1050 resolution, with a 5ms response time, 800:1 contrast ratio, and DVI and VGA ports on the rear (no HDMI), not to mention the all-important pair of built-in speakers. Look for these to set you back 250€ and 295€ (or $335 and $395) when they hit Europe later this month.
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