Thursday, April 29, 2010

MSI GE700 Gaming Notebook

MSI has added a new gaming notebook to its range with the launch of the MSI GE700. The MSI GE700 features a 17 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Processing comes in the form of an Intel Core i5 processor, and it features an ATI Radeon HD5730 graphics card with 1GB of VRAM.

There is also a choice of hard drives which include 250GB, 320GB and 500GB with the option to add in a second hard drive up to a total capacity between the two of 1TB.

The MSI GE700 also feature a four in one card reader, HDMI, D-sub, four USB 2.0 ports, an e-SATA port, microphone and headphone ports and RJ-45/RJ11.

Connectivity comes in the form of integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, there is also a HD web camera and two theater class speaker.

There are no details as yet on when the MSI GE700 will hit the stores or how much it will retail for.

via TFTS

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T

The Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T will feature an 11.6 inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, and it will come with a choice of Intel Core i5-520UM processors ranging from 1.06GHz to 1.86GHz.

Other specifications include integrated 802.11 b.g.n WiFi, HDMI, three USB ports, optional Bluetooth and 3G plus HDMI. Unfortunately that is all we know for know, as soon as we get some official specifications and pricing from Acer we will let you guys know.

via Slippery Brick

Monday, April 26, 2010

Skinput Touch Interface

Skinput is a new futuristic interface currently being developed by Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon University. The system is the combination of two technologies, the ability to detect ultralow-frequency sound, and a microchip-sized projector.

This amazing interface can recognise which parts of the body has been tapped using the sounds that is created by the skin, bone and skeleton. The Skinput technology uses a band which is strapped on to the arm. The armband contains piezoelectric cantilevers, or sensors that measure pressure, acceleration and force.

The actual interface is beamed onto the skin using a pico projector similar to those found in mobile phones. The applications for such technology are endless but major ones include gaming systems, phones or PC controllers.

Via Geeky Gadgets

Saturday, April 24, 2010

PlugComputer 3.0 Tiny Linux PC

The PLugComputer 3.0 is a tiny linux PC that was shown off at this tears CeBIT. It features a 2.0GHz Marvell ARM processor, 512MB of RAM, a 120GB 1.8 inch hard drive and WLAN (b/g).

“Plug Computers are fully capable computers, much like a desktop computer that is two or three years old. The most striking difference is size and right behind that comes total silence. We can easily imagine running half a dozen Plug Computers beside your bed – now try that with desktop computers”

The PlugComputer 3.0 also feature Gigabit Ethernet, a microUSB 2.0 port, and there is also built in Bluetooth. The PlugComputer 3.0 runs a version of Ubuntu and its also has a number of built in applications which include web and email.

There PlugComputer 3.0 will be available for around $400 when it goes on sale in the third quarter of 2010.

via Punto Geek

Friday, April 23, 2010

Acer Aspire One 752 CULV Notebook

Acer has added another ultra portable notebook to its range with the launch of the Acer Aspire One 752. The Acer Aspire One 752 is almost identical to the Acer Aspire Timeline 1410.

The Acer Aspire One 752 features an 11.6 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, processing comes from a 1.3GHz Intel Celeron ULV743 processor and graphics is provided by an Intel GMA 4500MHD chip.

Memory wise, the Acer Aspire One 752 comes with up to 4GB of RAM, there is a 320GB hard drive and it features integrated 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth and Gigabit Lan.

The Acer Aspire One 752 comes with Dolby audio plus one HDMI port and it has a reported battery life of up to five hours. There are no details on when the Acer Aspire One 752 will hit the stores and no information as yet on how much it will cost.

via Geeky Gadgets

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Less Lamp

The Less Lamp is probably one of the only lamps in the world that needs to be broken to actually work. To get the lamp to work, individuals must smash it with a pick-hammer that comes included with the lamp. The pick allows light to shine through the lamp. A person can continue picking at the lamp with the hammer based on the amount of light they need.

The lamp itself is solid and egg shaped and does not work until a person begins to shatter small holes into its surface (which is made of plaster). The Less Lamp is an innovative design concept that must be “broken” to release the light within. Users have control over the amount of light the lamp emits and also have control over the appearance of the lamp because they can poke the holes wherever they wish.

The Less Lamp retails for almost $900 and is made in Spain.

Via Geekologie

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Panasonic G2 And G10 Micro Four Thirds Cameras

The Panasonic G2 will features a 12.1 megapixel sensor, a touchscreen with touch shutter and touch MF Assist, an ISO range of 100 to 6200, and an AVCHD Lite movie mode (1280 x 720) and it features a 3 inch articulating display with live view.

The Panasonic G10 will also feature a 12.1 megapixel sensor, a touchscreen with touch shutter and touch MF Assist, an ISO range of 100 to 6200, and a double Live View LCD display, and it will record video in 1280 x 720p.

Both models are expected to be officially announced by Panasonic on the 7th March 2010, we will update you with more details as soon as they are available.

via Engadget

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

Recently, Sony Ericcson launched the Vivaz and Xperia phones. The company is introducing three new phones that are a continuation of its previously released 3G Vivaz and Xperia x10. Although the phones are expected to be released worldwide, there are still some negotiations in the U.S. market that haven’t been confirmed; so set dates are not yet available.

The Vivaz Pro was designed in a way that would combine the slickness of a touch-screen with the convenience of a QWERTY keyboard. Apparently, a growing number of Sony’s customers are demanding and using QWERTY keyboards. The QWERTY board slides from underneath the phones’ 3.2-inch touch screen.

The Vivaz Pro also features a 5.1 megapixel camera, video capture in 720p HD, and a 8GB microSD card. The Vivaz will also have features that allow easy access to email, Facebook, Twitter, blogging and chat. The phone comes in black or white.

Via Engadget

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Aiptek PocketCinema Z20

Aiptek has added another pocket video projector to their range with the launch of the Aiptek PocketCinema Z20 Pocket Projector. Although this new model has some interesting features over previous pocket projectors we have seen.

The Aiptek PocketCinema Z20 Pocket Projector weighs just 250 grams and it measures 125mm by 62mm by 24 mm, it features a built in rechargeable Li-ion battery which will give you around 120 minutes of video playback.

As well as being able to display an image up to 65 inches at a distance of two meters, the Aiptek PocketCinema Z20 Pocket Projector can also record video in HD and a 720p resolution with the built in camera, and it can also take still photos with its eight megapixel sensor.

The Aiptek PocketCinema Z20 Pocket Projector comes with 2GB of storage built in and there is also a microSD card slot which can take up to 32GB microSD cards.

There is also a three in one AV jack, and HDMI out so you can hook it up to your HDTV. There are no details as yet on when we are likely to see the Aiptek PocketCinema Z20 Pocket Projector in the stores or how much it will cost.

via TFTS

Friday, April 16, 2010

Darth Vader Concept Helmet

Many people that are familiar with Star Wars already know Ralph McQuarrie. Ralph is the talented artist and illustrator that has contributed to some of history’s most popular film and TV series. Most notably, the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. and the Star Wars Trilogy.

Recently, the designer and illustrator decided to enlist the help of a 3D modeler named Jay Kushwara to turn one of his sketches into reality. When Jay and Ralph teamed up, the Darth Vader concept helmet was born. The Darth Vader helmet is a limited edition and premium collectible piece.

The helmet is beautifully detailed and is incredibly menacing and life-like. Although McQuarrie designed many versions of Vader’s mask, the limited edition piece is considered one of his favorite designs. Only 250 of the limited edition helmets are available and every single one sold for $900 a piece. The individuals who purchased the helmets should expect to get their premium collectibles in May 2010.

Via Technabob

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Star Wars R2-D2 Birthday Cake

This fun R2-D2 cake was made by GoblinQueeen from deviantART for her friends birthday, it looks pretty cool even though poor old R2-D2 has been decapitated.

“Metallic shine is edible glitter, silver ‘eye’ pieces I sculpted out of marzipan and my friend covered with the glitter. Big box/lens is painted box (painted by her roommate) with plastic painted package piece to make the lens. Light is chopped off ring from party supply store.”

Head on over to deviantArt for more details on this fun Star Wars R2-D2 Birthday Cake.

via Le Journal Du Geek

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

iPhone 4G Concept Design

Here is a cool design from designer Seraphan from the Spaziocellulare forum,on what he thinks the new iPhone 4G will look like, and as you can see from the photos it features a larger screen than the current iPhone 3GS and also comes in a range of colors.

Whilst we doubt the next generation iPhone will look like this concept, I like the design, and I think there are some elements we may see in the iPhone 4G, like a larger screen.

Apple’s next generation iPhone needs to feature a new design, as we have had the current one since the launch of the 3G, and it is getting a little boring. Lets hope the new iPhone 4G looks as cool as this concept.

via Mobile Crunch

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Next Generation NVIDIA ION Processor

NVIDIA have finally announced their next generation netbook processor, previously rumored to be called the NVIDIA ION 2, this next generation will keep the same name as its predecessor and simply be called the NVIDIA ION.

The next generation NVIDIA ION processor is designed to be more powerful than the previous model, and it is designed to produce ten times faster graphics than is predecessor.

It looks like there will be two versions of the new ION processor, a 16-core version which will be used in 12 inch netbooks and notebooks and an 8-core version which will be in 10 inch netbooks.

Manufacturers are currently working on producing new netbooks and nettop PCs with the new NVIDIA ION processor, and it looks like there will be around thirty different models available by the summer which feature the new processor.

via Gizmodo

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pentax X90

Pentax has just announced another new camera, the Pentax X90 Ultra Zoom, which is the follow up to the Pentax X70. The new Pentax X90 features a 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor, and 26x optical zoom which is equivalent to 26-676mm.

Other specifications include a digital anti-shake system designed to produce clearer photos, as well as a face recognition mode that has the ability to recognize up to thirty two different faces in just 0.03 seconds.

The Pentax X90 Ultra Zoom is capable of recording high definition video in 720p, and it comes with HDMI out so you can hook it up to your HDTV. The battery is supposed to give you up to 255 photos on a single charge.

The Pentax X90 Ultra Zoom will be available in march 2010 for £329.99 about $500.

via Geeky Gadgets

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Soccer Ball 3G Mobile Dongle

In preparation for this year’s FIFA World Cup in South Africa Huawei have created a football themed 3G mobile broadband dongle in the shape of a football.

The Huawei 3G mobile broadband dongle is compatible with Windows 7, Linux and Mac computers and includes a microSD slot and has UK 3G spectrum support within.

Huawei has said their 3G dongle will be launched in time for this year’s World Cup for you to be able to support your team even while surfing the net but unfortunately they’ve not provided any pricing at this time.

via Geeky Gadgets

Friday, April 9, 2010

Portable Hard Drive Duplicator

If you need to quickly and easily duplicate hard drives for your backup purposes or recovery. Then the Aleratec 1:1 HDD PortaCruiser portable hard drive duplicator could help. It lets you clone 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch hard drives with ease and supports both IDE and SATA I/II HARD disk drives.

You can also set up access your drives via a USB 2.0 connection to your computer with RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD Spanning or Normal disk configuration. Its compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista & 7 together with the support for Linux and Mac 10.3 or later.

The Portable Hard Drive Duplicator is available for $249 from from Aleratec.

Via Slippery Brick

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Joby Magnetic Gorillapod

Joby are launching a new version of their popular flexible camera tripods, the Joby Magnetic Gorillapod, and as the name suggests this new version feature magnetic feet which means that you can attach it to any metal surface and it will hold your camera in place.

The Joby Magnetic Gorillapod is designed to be used with your compact digital camera, and it will support cameras up to 11.5oaz ion weight and it measures just six inches tall.

The Joby Magnetic Gorillapod will be available in April 2010, although there are no details on pricing as yet.

via Digital Drops

Monday, April 5, 2010

iiView Vpad Tablet PC Runs Windows 7

If you are looking for a tablet and don’t fancy one of the new Apple iPads then you may want to check out this new Windows 7 Tablet, the iiView Vpad.

The iiView Vpad tablet features a 10.2 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, it features an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, an Intel 945 chipset. and up to 2GB of RAM., and an Intel 945 chipset.

Other specifications on the iiView Vpad include either a 160GB hard drive or a 320GB hard drive, there are also three USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, and a two in one headphone and microphone jack. On top of that there is built in 802.11n WiFi and 10/100 Ethernet and optional 3G

The iiView Vpad will give you up to three hours of usage on the standard battery, there is also an optional battery that will give you up to eight hours of usage.

The operating system is Windows 7 Starter Edition, and prices start at $499 for the 160GB, 1GB RAM model, and the top end model with 3G and a 320GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM is available for $699.

via Geeky Gadgets

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Superplexus Spherical Labyrinth

Puzzle fans will love the Superplexus Spherical Labyrinth. The Superplexus is a three dimensional maze that will test a person’s dexterity and spatial understanding. This means it should be easy for video game lovers to figure it out

The player of the Superplexus must maneuver a small wooden marble through a complex network of staircases, spirals, multi-planar hairpin turns and even a vortex. The Superplexus is mounted on a sphere so the player can tilt the sphere in any direction to guide the little marble along the right track. The difficulty of guiding the marble can also be customized.

Each Superplexus is handmade from Finnish birch and takes over 400 hours to construct. The gadget is heavy and weighs over 65lbs. Because the Superplexus is rather large and handmade, it’s also quite expensive. Consumers can expect to pay $30,000 for the Superplexus.

Via Ohgizmo

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Laser Beam Mosquito Killer

Mosquitoes are a nuisance. They are one of the few animals that survive by drinking blood and are also known to spread a variety of diseases. The laser beam mosquito killer puts an end to the pests with the zap of a laser. It’s a new technology that can be used to kill bugs.

The laser beam mosquito killer is technically called the Photonic Fence Anti-Mosquito Laser System and the invention was created by Intellectual Ventures Lab. The system operates by identifying mosquitoes and then hunting them down. Once the system targets a mosquito, it zooms in and releases a killer laser beam that destroys the mosquito in one of two ways. The beam either disrupts the mosquito’s DNA or it causes the mosquito to overheat and blow up.

The scientists who created the laser beam had a good reason. They were on a quest to eliminate malaria, which is one of the worst public health problems worldwide. In Africa, the disease causes an outrageously high death toll, and it is often transmitted through mosquito bites.

Fortunately, the laser device is smart enough to only target mosquitoes. The system can tell the difference between mosquitoes and other insects such as bumblebees and butterflies. The mosquito laser is so smart that it can even figure out if a mosquito is a boy or a girl.

Via Technabob

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Transcend Ski Goggles

The Transcend Ski Goggles are the first ski goggles to have an integrated GPS system to help skiers navigate the slopes in a way that is more efficient and accurate. A company called Zeal Optics, which is aiming to change the technology that is involved in skiing, created the goggles. To create Transcend goggles, Zeal Optics collaborated with a company called Recon instruments to create the perfect pair of ski goggles.

The goggles have a direct-to-eye communications display that gives skiers a clear view of where they are going. The goggles can measure speed, altitude, temperature, and even keep track of the time. In addition to GPS capabilities, the goggles also feature a stopwatch and anti-fog control.

The goggles cost $350 for regular lenses and $450 for polarized lenses. The ski goggles wont be available until at least October 2010.

Via Techeblog

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Swivel Car Tray

In America, eating fast food on the run simply makes sense. For this reason, the Swivel Car Tray is sure to be a hit with individuals that have perfected the art of eating and driving. The swivel car tray is a small table device that attaches to a standard cup holder in the car. The tray can swivel from the passenger to driver and makes it extra convenient for drivers to stuff their mouths at a red light or stop sign.

The tray is specifically designed to hold food in place. The center of the tray is textured to ensure that food items don’t slide or roll around. Although the tray has a swivel design, it can still easily lock into place.

Some individuals may feel the swivel car tray advocates unhealthy eating and is more of a disservice to society than a convenience. However, the tray is only as a good as the food that it holds, and it’s up to the consumer to determine whether they want to place unhealthy or healthy food on their swivel tray.

Via Crunchgear

The Deafinite Style Hearing Aid

Designaffairs Studio has a mission of creating concepts that garner attention, and the Deafinite Style hearing aid is definitely capturing some attention. The Deafinite Style hearing aid is a conceptual hearing aid that forms a large tunnel through a person’s earlobe.

Instead of resembling a hearing aid, the device looks more like a piece of jewelry. It’s one of the first hearing aids that will likely be mistaken for a trendy or stylish accessory rather than an actual hearing device.

In cases of severe hearing loss, the Deafinite Style hearing aid comes with a plug that can be connected to the aid to produce more power. The device can work for people that suffer from severe hearing loss. There is one downside to the device – the earlobe is required to be permanently stretched to be worn and some people may not want to stretch their ears.

Via LikeCool

Shotgun Revolver

In Taiwan, gang members are creating their own super-guns by combining handgun revolvers and 12 gauge shotgun shells. Apparently, the guns are becoming increasingly popular, and Taiwanese police recently seized a series of handmade weapons. The guns are incredibly powerful and are created to deliver deathly blows as well as produce fear.

Although the shotgun revolvers cannot be purchased in a store, they can be bought on the “street.” Although the guns could easily be created by a competent metalworker, they are surprisingly expensive. On the street the guns sell for over $7,000.

Via Dvice