Monday, September 29, 2008
The case of the X110 looks very similar to the MSI wind, although slightly more stylish. The Wind's rounded corners have been squared, and LG seem to have solved a big problem with many netbooks by moving the arrow keys slightly downwards. This leaves room for a full sized right-shift key and also means that the three keys to the right of "m" are no longer tiny vestigial dots but full sized buttons. Otherwise, it has the standard slip-in-a-bag form factor od any other netbook.For more info ....
Secure Digital – 1 GB SD, 2 GB SD
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) – 4 GB SDHC, 8 GB SDHC, 16 GB SDHC
Micro Secure Digital – 1 GB, 2 GB
Micro Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) – 4 GB, 8 GB
No word on pricing, but they’ll be out in October.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Of course we (me&my wife) needed a second controller and a HDMI cable too, to enjoy the graphics galore. Anyway, everything went accourding to plan until my wife tried to integrate the PS3 into our wireless network. It absolutely didn't work and for some reason the console insisted that "A connection error has occurred (8013013E)". Yesterday I had a look at the settings and deemed them quite fine, so what exactly is the problem?
I typed various combinations of "linksys", "PS3", "network", "issues", "wireless" and "error" into google but I didn't find conclusive information. By the way, the official site doesn't offer any helpful advice too. Anyway, I tried changing various settings but nothing worked out. In the end, I changed security on my routed and suddenly I was able to establish a connection. I went from WEP - Which isn't very secure, I know - to WPA2 and that was all the PS3 needed to work.
Well, Strange that it didn't work with WEP enabled. Ultimatly, the goal was achived and the PS3 is fully functional. I'll think about wiring it when I next move my furnishings, I promise.
Luckily, there are quite a few downloadable demos in the PS3 store.
The Gran Turismo HD demo is pretty damn good; the graphics are absolutely amazing. Even more spectacular, though, is the MotorStorm demo, which is essentially a much better-looking, more fun version of the Wii's Excite Truck. I was surprised to find that MotorStorm has an option (disabled by default) that allows you to use the Sixaxis controller's motion sensing capabilities to steer your vehicle. It works amazingly well. In fact, it feels a lot more natural and responsive than the Wiimote does in Excite Truck.
Afterwards, I spent two hours playing Ninja Gaiden SIGMA and then I hooked up to Heavenly Sword for another three hours. I enjoyed both games but Ninja Gaiden Sigma is much more fun. The next games I'd like to test are Mortal Combat vs. DC Universe (OH GOD I LOVE IT), Haze and Resistance: Fall of Men. That's all there is to it for now. Have a nice day ;)BTW/ this is how PS3 Darklite Inte Lightbar looks like .. cool ha?!
The Pro WX comes with a swivel stand for vertical or horizontal orientation and the added adavantage of automatic backup of your data, photos, music and videos. Expected to be available in a wireless range of 30ft and storage capacities between 250GB and 1TB for an as-yet undisclosed price, BetaNews reports that the device will be compatible only with Kensington's four-port Wireless USB Docking Station and a couple of Dell laptop models (XPS and Latitude) when it launches.
The USB Gift Set for Ladies contains a USB mini vacuum cleaner, fan, a lighted mirror, a mood light pen holder and USB hub. All done out in lovely pink. Just to make sure you realise that it’s not for Real Men. Of course RM ™ would not be seen dead with a lighted mirror. Pink or not. $29.50.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
"(I LIVE AAGAAINNNNN - Caleb/Blood 2)
Hi all, I haven't post since Sep 20 (Sorry for the delay) and It's time to live again; .. So ... "
Another (beautiful) day, another (beautiful) unique T-Shirt... After seeing the amazing Soundtrack T-Shirt becoming a reality the next big thing might be the T-Sketch T-Shirt that made it’s round all over the Internet might be another surprise hit among the techno fashion community. The T-Sketch T-Shirt is a full member of Interactive Fashion as it provides you your personal white board on your chest. You can easily show off your personal message that can be changed any time as you might change your mind (hopefully not all the time).
You can change the flashing sequence to suit your personal preference and make this innovative garment truly individual. This sounds like a new, innovative display technology for garments or the use of EL technology with some ‘magic’ writing on it.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
There aren’t a lot of details on this, but designer Sung Bae Chang has come out with a concept product known as the Electolux Scan Toaster. The toaster connects to the internet via a USB connection and through that connection, is able to print images and text to a piece of toast using a flexible burning module.
For his efforts, Sung Bae Chang was a finalist in the design competition. There are no plans at this time to mass produce this toaster, but you can bet that if they ever did, you’d be seeing every type of miraculous toasted image popping up on Ebay.
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Thursday, September 18, 2008
I'm sure you'll appreciate this geek cup.
HTC’s Touch 3G comes with TouchFLO 3D GUI. The 3G has a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, a 3.2M camera, and supports Bluetooth and Windows 6.1OS. At a size of 102 x 53.6 x 14.5mm and a weight of 96g, it should be available next month in your choice of 4 colors.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The true geek understands the why in needed to own something like this…
Credits to NSSR.
Original Post .. From PCPRO :-
You may remember that, some time ago, I blogged about an interesting little computer curio called the Space Cube. Quite simply, it’s one of the smallest PCs in the world, with each side measuring around 2 inches square. I wrote that it looked cool, ran on a 300MHz processor and that it probably wouldn’t be sold outside of Japan, if at all.
Well, now, we’ve actually gone and got hold of one - the only Space Cube in the UK that’s running Linux, in fact. In the flesh it’s even more impressive than in pictures, inspiring awe and provoking disbelieving reactions across the PC Pro office. It’s actually quite difficult to comprehend just how small the PC is so, for your delectation, we’ve been taking pictures of the Space Cube next to some everyday objects.
So, we’ve established that it’s incredibly, impossibly small. But what’s inside? There’s a surprisingly capable CPU packed away in the tiny chassis with a top clock speed of 300MHz. It’s arrived with us clocked at a slightly more modest 200MHz,but a simple jumper built in to the case enable the processor to be clocked up to either 250MHz or the full 300MHz that it’s capable of.
It’s fair to say that the Space Cube isn’t overloaded with storage space, either. Sixteen megabytes of flash memory is included on-board, and the OS - a version of Red Hat, the popular Linux operating system - runs off a 1GB CompactFlash card that slots into the side of the Space Cube. There’s also 64MB of DDR SDRAM that, admittedly, doesn’t even match up to the lowliest of netbooks - let alone a desktop PC.
The Space Cube’s chassis is, well, a marvel. It’s utterly rock solid and made of metal - we were worried it was going to be a bit of a flimsy plastic prototype - and is clearly able to withstand more than a few knocks up in orbit.
Two sides contain the majority of the ports and sockets that adorn the Cube. A single USB port can easily be used for a hub - instantly adding three or four ports for a keyboard, mouse and more. There’s a VGA output for connecting a monitor, and even a D-SUB RS232 input. And that’s not all. An Ethernet port allows for internet access, and a pair of jacks cater for speakers and headphones - proving that there’s room for a few creature comforts amid the sheer functionality of this remarkable little PC.
There are a couple more unusual ports scattered around the diminutive Space Cube, too. There’s the row of little jumpers that allow for a bit of overclocking - although Crysis may be out of reach - and a small, three-pin serial port. There’s also the all-important CompactFlash slot that allows the OS to run.
Most intriguing, though, is the Space Wire port. It may sound like a mere science fiction fantasy, but this incredibly thin socket is a crucial part of the Space Cube’s armoury. That’s because it’s a type of proprietary interface use by the ESA, NASA and JAXA when the Cube actually goes into space. It’s useful for connecting various sensors and processing units to the Space Cube, as well as the complicated-sounding Downlink Telementary Sub-Systems, which sounds like something more akin to Battlestar Galactica or Star Wars than anything used in real life. It turns out that Space Wire is also used as a common interface for linking together modules and electronics that are often designed in different institutions.
For such a small and low-powered PC, the Space Cube is actually pretty nippy when you’re navigating its own flavour of Linux. Bring up the command line and simply type ‘ls /bin’ to reveal a list of the few dozen functions that are available to use with the Space Cube. Typing ‘xclock’ reveals, well, a clock, and entering ‘xeye’ brings up a pair of comedy googly eyes that follow your cursor around the screen. We also speculate that putting a different, suitably low-power version of Linux on the CompactFlash card would allow for that OS to be used instead of the Red Hat that’s installed here. It’s a green machine, too: when running, the Space Cube drew a miniscule 5W from the mains, putting the 36W draw of the Transtec Senyo 610 to shame.
So, what is the Space Cube actually used for? Well, the Space Cube has been developed to control the various electronics that Space Wire connects to and, as such, manage and manipulate everything that’s going on in an interstellar computer network. Pretty cool stuff, I think you’ll agree.
The Red Hat operating system is able to use many common commands that are normally found on more standard Linux PCs. FTP can be used, as well as editors such as vi. GCC is also installed, so code can be compiled into executable programs - although, obviously, the lack of power available will mean that any applications are reasonably frugal in their power demands. The rpm command is also installed, so rpm packages for other applications can also be installed.
So, would you like a Space Cube? Tough luck, at least for the moment. Outside of Japan - where the Cube has been developed by the Shimafuji Corporation - your best bet is to keep watching the Star Dundee website. It’s an offshoot of the Space Systems Research Group of the University of Dundee. They’re planning to sell the Space Cube once a few technical issues are ironed out and, unfortunately, it’ll be a bit more expensive than the price we found before - around $325. Instead, this remarkable PC will probably be going for around £1,500.
Still, we can see amateur robotics and rocket clubs possibly being interested - the open-ended Linux installed here will no doubt prove versatile and able to be used for a variety of suitably scientific purposes.
While we won’t be sending the Cube into space any time soon - there’s certainly not enough junk in the Labs to put together a rocket, at least yet - we’re still absolutely blown away by the tiniest PC we’ve ever seen. It’s pure science fiction blended with real life: a PC that you could practically fit on a key ring that’s been designed to go into space and make rockets work. It’s tiny, brilliant, and astounding, and we’re huge fans.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Hello Everyone, Today one of the most beautiful turn-based games has been really CRUNCHED! (The final stage is going to freak you out!) I had enjoyed Heroes of Might and Magic V, The first thing to say about this game that It’s a MASSSSIVE game with very impressive visuals. In the Single Player mode (I haven’t tried the Multi-Player Mode to be honest - if I did, it might take over my entire life!) you start the first of 5 scenarios, each spilt into 5 missions, as Isabel at the start of her quest. If you think that 25 missions in total doesn’t sound like there’s much longevity to the game, you’d be very wrong - each scenario is likely to take you several hours to complete, and while I’m perhaps a rather cautious player (I like to build up an unbeatable army and then use it to blat everything in sight), it would take either a great deal of skill or good fortune to complete the whole thing in under a hundred hours.
The game is mainly turn-based strategy, though on occasion there are elements that run in real-time. Basically though it’s a game you can leave for hours and come back to without having to pause it, as it won’t do anything until you’ve finished your turn. You start off with one hero, Isabel, and later in the game you will come to control more or can hire extra heroes in taverns. You capture towns and develop them by building extra structures, each of which can benefit you in different ways. As you battle or visit particular areas you can gain experience and level up, with your hero learning new abilities and improving stats. On the main game map there are various places to visit both above and below ground. There are also a lot of helpful things to find including spells to learn, treasures, resources that can be used in trading or building, artifacts (and over-priced artifact dealers!) - these can give you permanent stat-boosts or other benefits, though you don’t carry them from one scenario / mission to the next. In fact I would have preferred it if you didn’t start every mission from a preset point - it would have been nice to carry over some of the success / troops amassed from one to the next as a kind of reward for your genius and / or persistence in the previous mission. However I think the designers felt that this would have made the game too easy, which is probably a fair enough point. There are three difficulty levels, and while on some levels the game is easy (with patience!), on others even the lowest (normal) difficulty level is a good challenge.
Overall Heroes of Might and Magic V has just about everything you could ever want from a turn-based strategy game. The tactics are simple to implement yet have a great deal of depth, and you could play the game in several different ways - concentrating on building your armies quickly, making your character as skilled in magic as possible, having only the strongest tier of creature in your army, leaving garrisons at every captured resource as a safeguard, have a number of different heroes roaming the landscape… You can very much tailor your game plan to suit your own style , but one thing is for certain - winning the game will not come easily (and most certainly not quickly!)
Let me start by saying that this watch is not for everyone. Yes, it is not a normal looking watch and it is not very practical. But, if you are looking for something normal and practical, Tokyo flash is not where you are going to find it. This watch is meant to be worn on special occasions, like at a nightclub or at a night out with friends. It is very well made for a watch at this price. The steel is solid. Set up was a breeze. Took about 5 minutes tops. It is easy to read the time once you get the hang of things. In daytime, the Blue LED's are bright enough to be read. At night, there is random flashing of lights every minute. This can be bothersome if you are in a public place like a movie theater. I'm already thinking about buying this fancy watch. :D TLQ OUT.
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The build quality looks good, unlike Razer's previous Barracuda headset, they have an awesome new audio engine, and pretty much everything about it looks great. I'm not sure if I should wait for this, or just get the Astro A40 system. If I do get the Megalodon I guess I'll write a review.Btw, they're 7.1 surround sound. Astro A40 only has 5.1.
I like the word Megalodon. Mmmeeegggaaallooodddooonnn. Just seems intimidating.
Take a look at the picture above you and try not to drool too much (as i did). As you can see, this is the Digital Edge Gaming Table, also known as the Pro Gaming Table (for obvious reasons) and it can handle quite a bit. Cool.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
"Philippe Starck is a master of modern minimalism, and his latest timepiece is no exception."
The digital display includes time, 24 hour, 2 alarms, chronograph timer, and countdown timer at the press of a button.
The rubber strap with deployant buckle can be adjusted to fit.
Earlier this week, New York hosted the glittery Vivienne Tam runway show at Bryant Park . . . gorgeous, bright dresses in delicious fabrics with matching HP notebook.
It's only slightly smaller than a conventional clutch!
With gleaming red peony flowers, it is totally a designer original, but with the guts of an HP notebook. The HP Vivienne Tam Special Edition notebook is expected to be available early next year, but no word yet on the pricing.
The dresses? If you have to ask, . . .
Previously, the system returned results based on the last location entered. The new Search with My Location feature will be able to give much more precise results.You have to specifically opt in to use the service and you can always change that setting. Google assures users that personally identifiable information is never associated with you location. At least we know they have privacy
Earlier this year Yahoo announced the Yahoo Open Strategy (YOS), in which they plan to open all Yahoo sites. Their immediate focus is upon social networking, in that they hope to create a dashboard for users where their social profile is fully integrated across the Yahoo brand. Today and tomorrow they are hosting Open Hack Day in an effort to draw in more developers.
From PC World:
These include the YOS application platform and a preview of social APIs (application programming interfaces) that will let programs access end user data. The platform and APIs will be available only in preview mode during the event. They will be publicly released in the coming months, according to Yahoo.
Yahoo has taken a lot of heat in recent years, and the article goes on to make clear that they still have a long way to go to get to where they need to be. However, by opening up their APIs for developers (if only for the event) at least they are faced in the right direction.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
The CECT P168 looks really like the iPhone, even the wallpaper has been copied. The CECT P168C has a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen, a 2 Megapixel camera (actual resolution: 1.3 Megapixel). It has integrated music player, video player, dictionary. The CECT P168 has TWO SIM card slot, unfortunately you can’t use the two SIMs at the same time but have to switch between them. KUDOS TO THE GREAT (original) iPhone ... Horraayyyyy. Credits to nssr.
The CECT P168 looks really like the iPhone, even the wallpaper has been copied. The CECT P168C has a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen, a 2 Megapixel camera (actual resolution: 1.3 Megapixel). It has integrated music player, video player, dictionary.
The CECT P168 has TWO SIM card slot, unfortunately you can’t use the two SIMs at the same time but have to switch between them.
KUDOS TO THE GREAT (original) iPhone ... Horraayyyyy.
Credits to nssr.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
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For those that would like an early look at the Alpha 900, Digital Photography Review has posted a preview of the camera complete with sample shots.
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Check it out ... Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition 2TB
The first in a string of video documentaries from the crew that’s built Gears of War 2 is out today with more to follow in the coming weeks. This one is all about the sounds from the new game. I think I wet myself.
PS- BODIES AS SHIELDS!!!
This 4-foot bronze tribute to the Dark Lord of the Sith was crafted by Lawrence Noble from Vader’s appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. His motivation was to make a statue that one might see on the planet Coruscant. There are a few issues that you’re going to run into if you get your heart set on this piece. First, it weighs 150lbs, so it’s not going to be easy to move. Second, quantities are limited to 30 pieces, so it’s going to be tough to get ahold of. Then there’s that minor issue of the $18,000 price tag.