Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MSI's Pine Trail Netbook - U135

As you can recall, the MSI Wind U135 was first announced on December last year. Well, good news! They are now ready and available in the market.

The MSI Wind U135 is MSI's first netbook to use the Intel Pine Trail platform. It comes with an Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor, a 10 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, 1GB of DDR2 RAM and you get a choice of either a 160GB or 250GB hard drive. The MSI U135 also has a 1.3 megapixel web camera, three USB 2.0 ports, D-Sub, mic-in, headphone, RJ45, and a four in one memory card reader.

You get a choice of either a three cell or a six cell battery, and it comes in a variety of colors, which include charcoal, silver, saphire and ruby. The MSI Wind U135 is now available for $316 at Amazon.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics card from AMD

AMD is now ahead of NVIDIA when it comes to graphics cards, and they aim to keep up the pressure by rolling out the ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics card which is their latest effort to the first and only graphics card line in the world that supports Microsoft’s DirectX 11 gaming and computing standard. Well, apart from getting faster graphics and superior performance, what are the other innovations that one can expect? We are looking at new innovations including ATI Eyefinity technology, and with it retailing for under a Benjamin (yes, can you believe your eyes/ears?), the ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics card allows you to enjoy a superior HD gaming experience especially with the latest DirectX 11 titles, while video playback and productivity applications also get a boost thanks to their ATI Stream technology that will make your Windows 7 experience a pleasant one.

To get an idea on just how much of a performance freak this card, its, the ATI Radeon HD 5670 is capable of delivering up to 620 GigaFLOPS of compute power and with the use of GDDR5 memory, it also rolls out unprecedented gaming performance for the best bang for your buck during these economically trying times.

You and Me Wall Clock Keeps Track of Time

If you’re in a long distance relationship, doomed to spend a fortune on phone bills and traveling expenses, then this would make for a cute Valentine’s Day gift. Instead of just showing your current time, it shows the time of your significant other too. It would make it easier to figure out when to call and be a constant reminder that the one you love is in a whole different time zone.

Alright, so it is a little bittersweet instead of being actually sweet. Yet what isn’t when you’re attempting the long distance situation? This clock comes with a total of 6 different blank spare hands. That should make it extremely complicated to try to actually read your own time. Hopefully you’ll be able to get used to the clock after a little while though.

Hydrogen R/C Car Model Kit

Want to achieve a higher level of performance when it comes to R/C car model kits? The Hydrogen R/C Car Model Kit might just fit the bill then, where this latest prototype hydrogen fuel cell power kit was specially designed around Tamiya’s TRF 416 carbon fiber chassis. It is still in the prototype stage at point of publishing, so you won’t see it hit the stores anytime soon although we’re pretty sure that enthusiasts can’t wait for an official release.

A couple of HydroSTIKs are able to carry around 15Wh of energy or 13L of hydrogen, where they are integrated to the fuel cell electric power-train on either side of the chassis which results in enhanced weight distribution for the car.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Make Your Camera Wireless w/ Eye-Fi!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Eye-Fi. All opinions are 100% mine.

“Where are my wedding pictures?! Have you uploaded them already?”

Those are the same lines that I’ve been hearing on my phone line lately. My sister kept on nagging me about her wedding pictures which I took just last week. She wants me to upload them on the web so that she could view them while enjoying her honeymoon. I love my sister and I’m always willing to do things for her but there’s just one teeny tiny bit of problem - I just can’t find my USB cable. Now, I have to coo my own mother into buying me a new one.

How I wish these picture could just fly to my PC anytime I want them to. Man that would just have been some dream if I haven’t come across of it lately. While I was surfing the net, I found its ultimate realization, the sweet answer to my prayers. I found the Eye-Fi!

Eye–Fi is the first ever wireless memory card. It basically looks like any other card available in the market but its features are way on top of the board. It has a built-in Wi–Fi which utilizes your wireless connection, allowing you to let your pictures fly to the web like magic! It is indeed the easiest way to get what's in your camera, out of your camera. Not only does it save time, it’s also hassle free! But that’s not all; Eye–Fi automatically backs up your memories and organizes them by date on your computer. And it even stores up to four Gigabytes of memory. Now, how cool is that? If you want to learn more about the Eye-Fi, you can take a look at the video below. It shows in detail how the Eye-Fi works.

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A $2 million petite robot

Are you kidding me?! $2 million just for a single stick like bird robot? Hmmm, well actually it’s a hummingbird robot. Some Japanese researcher from the Chiba University in Japan has unveiled it and its cost is over an overwhelming $2 million to develop. Yes, and it’s not a typographical error.

The robot is about the dimensions of a real hummingbird and it can fly like a real one, and flap its wings at up to thirty times per second (that’s fast), it has four wings and a micro motor which powers the wings.

The hummingbird robot is controlled via infrared, and it can fly up and down and even in a figure of eight, and according to Professor Liu the tiny robot is more stable than a helicopter.

The robot is designed to be used in search and rescue missions and they intend to add a micro video camera to the 10cm long robot, it could even be used in collapsed buildings to search for people who have been trapped.

This could be very useful for the recent Haiti earthquake tragedy. Speaking of the latter, I really hope everything in Haiti will be ok and I also hope everybody will have the strength to move on in time. God Bless!

Dungeons and Dragons now in Sodas!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Jones Soda. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you found the perfect gift for your cute little nephews on their special day? If not, then allow me to make a good suggestion.

Ever heard of the fantasy role-playing online game, Dungeons and Dragons or DnD? I’m pretty sure though that your nephews have. It’s an online phenomenon based on a board game that was released in the 70’s. It was from a miniature war game with a variation of the Chainmail game which served as the initial rule system. It’s topping the charts now as one of the most-played hit and it’s invading the world slowly with its magic.

Well here’s the good news, DnD now comes in sodas! Yep, you heard it right. The Jones Soda company wanted to enhance more the feel of DnD that they ended up making the Dungeons and Dragons Jones Soda Soda that come in cool, different flavors. They have the Potion of Healing, Sneak Attack, Bigby's Crushing Thirst Destroyer, Dwarven Draught, Eldritch Blast and Illithid Brain Juice! My, these flavors sound really interesting. I really wonder if Bigby’s Crushing Thirst destroyer could successfully destroy my thirst.

Anyway, there you have it folks, the perfect gift for your cute little nephews, the Dungeons and Dragons Spellcasting sodas. Check out there pics!

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The New HP Mini 210 - Pinetrail Netbook

The HP Mini 210 and HP Mini 210 HD are 10.1-inch netbooks with Windows 7 Starter Edition operating system, 5-in-1 card reader webcam and 6-cell battery. The computer has a 1.66GHZ Atom N450 processor, up to 250 GB of storage, and GMA 3150 Graphics.

The HD edition of this netbook has a Broadcom Crystal HD video chipset for high definition video. Both computers have Intel’s brand new Pine Trail platform which is very interesting by the way. The HP Mini 210 isn’t the only laptop that the party is expecting to release over the next several days. The company has been releasing an excess of new computers to add to its long line of netbooks and notebooks.

The HP Mini 210 will be available in red, silver, black, and blue. There’s still no solid proof to what will really be the price of the netbook but it’s expected to range from $280 to $350. Official pricing for the computer should be cleaned up over the next few days.

Featuring the all new LG Chocolate Touch

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I can’t believe I left my iPod again at home. Now I’m stuck here in the library with basically no music to boost up my mood. I can’t turn on the PC’s loudspeaker because I know that once I do that, Miss Scary Librarian would kick me out of this building with no other second thoughts.

I’m now working the online programming job that I signed up for so that I’d be able to purchase my dream – the LG Chocolate Touch with Dolby Mobile handset. It’s the newest from LG and it is basically the solution to my gadget problem. I could state three good reasons for this.

First is that this new innovation encompasses several digital gadgets into one. It’s a mobile phone, internet connected personal computer and a music player all at the same time. But its music player is not just ordinary for it is powered by Dolby Mobile Technology for crystal clear sound quality. Also it has sweet Visual Effects and features, including Rhythmical Beat that vibrates the handset to the beat of the music.

Second, I don’t have to bring my laptop every time just to update my Twitter account because this LG Choco features a one-touch Social Network Message Key for easy use of Mobile Blogging. It also features top-notch text, picture, video, and voice messaging, including Visual Voicemail and 3.2MP Camera/Recorder–quality pictures and videos, with image editor!

And the third good reason is that it is now available in the market for all of us.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Casio EX-10HG Compact Digital Camera w/ An Interesting Feature

Casio has shown off a new compact digital camera at this years CES, the Casio EX-10HG, which is a new version of their popular EX-10 compact digital camera.

The Casio EX-10HG features a built in GPS sensor for geo tagging your photos when you are outside, normally when you go inside or are in a built up area the GPS function wont work, but Casio has developed a solution for this problem.

The Casio EX-10HG also has three axis accelerometers which determine the direction and distance that the camera has travelled since it last communicated with the satellite, this then works out your exact location.

Other specifications are pretty much the same as the Casio EX-10, it comes with a 12.1 megapixel sensor, a 10 times zoom lens and the ability to record video in HD at 720p. At the moment, the Casio EX-10HG is in the prototype stages, there are no details on when we are likely to see it in the stores or how much it will retail for.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Lenovo's UltaPortable Notebook

Aside from lunching the new ThinkPad Edge (which I failed to blog about), Lenovo has also added a new ultraportable notebook to their range with the launch of the ThinkPad X100e.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X100e features an 11.6 inch HD display and comes with an AMD Athlon Neo, Althlon Neo X2 or Turion X2 processor, a full sized keyboard (pretty good for a notebook), a TrackPoint and MultiTouch touchpad. On top of that, the Lenovo Thinkpad X100e also comes with a built in web camera, 802.11n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, and the choice to add in Bluetooth and WWAN.

The Lenovo Thinkpad X100e will be available very soon and prices start at just $449 or roughly about Php 21,000.