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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cr-48 Chrome Notebook Already Showing Up On Doorsteps! Free limited Quantity.

Two Days After Unveiling,

Ben Kessler woke up to an unexpectedsurprise on the doorstep of his New York home this morning: a Cr-48. Yes, the just-unveiled Google Chrome Notebook is already rolling out to those who requested one.

It was only two days ago that Googleunveiled that the Cr-48 would be the first computer featuring their new Chrome OS. Google was quick to note that the 12.1-inch machine would feature no branding and was simply meant to be a test machine for developers, students, and a few other demographics. They asked people to fill out a form here to request one of the limited-quantity Cr-48s.

MG Siegler| TechCrunch 9 Dec 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Acer To Reveal 5, 7, And 10-Inch Tablets Tomorrow.

Which Ones Will Run Android?

According to multiple sources, Acer is planning a special event tomorrow in New York to announce three tablets – one 5-inch (not much is known about it), one 7-inch (is expected to run Android 2.2), and a 10-inch (is expected to run Windows 7). Acer showed off a tablet several months back with a front-facing keyboard with a 7-inch screen; there’s a good chance this is the same productbut with some revisions.
The 7-inch tablet looks somewhat like a Kindle, mostly because of the front-facing physical keyboard, and could possibly be launching sometime before Christmas. It was also rumored to be running on the Tegra 2 processor with Android 3.0, but its release has been hastened in order to compete with the Galaxy Tab.
According to mysterious sources cited by Digitimes:
Acer has two internal opinions about the debut of Android tablet PCs, one is to delay the debut until after Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and Honeycomb (Android 3.x) are launched, the other is that an early debut will help compete with Samsung Electronics’ and Toshiba’s Galaxy Tab and Folio 100.
It’d be nice to see an Android tablet with the Tegra 2 processor launch here in the States, but there’s no word on Android Market access, which has quickly become one of the important issues an Android tablet has to deal with. As for the 10-inch tablet, I would venture to guess that it will indeed run Windows 7, and the 5-inch "tablet" will likely see the same path as the Dell Streak (i.e., it’s a giant phone). But who knows, maybe Acer is prepping its own awesome, 10-inch Android tablet.
Courtesy : AndroidPolice

Friday, November 19, 2010

First Look At The Jolibook: Cloudy With A Chance Of Lightning Speed (Video)

France-based Jolicloud‘s Jolibook will reportedly hit the (UK) market starting today at a £279 price point (roughly $380). I’m one of the first to have received a review unit, which runs the all-new version of the company’s eponymous Linux-based cloud OS, Jolicloud 1.1.

Still, Jolicloud 1.1 is the reason I’d recommend some people – not everyone, and mainly people who travel a lot and have made the switch to Web-based applications for most of their work-related or personal activities already . . .

We already noted some of the hardware specs, but here’s the full rundown:

- Intel Atom N550 processor (1.5 GHz, dual-core)
- 250GB hard drive
- 10.1″ screen
- Memory: 1GB
- Three USB 2.0 ports
- Jacks for mic, headphones, LAN and an external monitor
- 3-in-1 card reader

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Camera Buying Guide!

Jon Paula - Digital Camera information/review site :


Monday, October 11, 2010

Tablet PC for developing nations

OLPC XO-3The tablet version of the XO computer should be ready by 2012
The One Laptop Per Child organisation has been given a $5.6m (£3.5m) grant to develop a tablet version of its educational computer.
The cash comes from chip maker Marvell which became a supporter and sponsor of OLPC in early 2009.
The OLPC organisation said the grant meant it had all the development cash it needed to produce its next machine.
OLPC said it would show off the first development work on the new machine at the CES show in January 2011.

more news BBC News

Friday, July 16, 2010

Skype: hero of Estonia's economy

france24english | July 15, 2010 - SKYPE - The internet-telephone company hero of Estonia's economy.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Toshiba shows off touch-based netbook and new 3D laptop.

June 20, 2010 — Here Toshiba shows off a prototype of a potential new netbook with two touch screens, one for keyboard and a new 3D laptop (very cool for playing games.

Toshiba Fights Back With The “Touch” Netbook : more below...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Technology: what's next ? - TIME on the Tablet :

June 16, 2010 — This collaboration between The Wonderfactory and TIME Magazine shows how the magazine will evolve over the coming months on the Tablet.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Augmented Reality.

June 10, 2010 — An introduction to a new technology that adds a layer of useful information to the "reality" we see on screens of mobile phone and computers. This video can be licensed for professional use.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Apple unveils latest version of iPhone.

itnnews — June 07, 2010 — Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the iPhone 4 at a conference in San Francisco, but encounters a few technical glitches.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Acer preps its second-gen Android/Win netbook

by Frank Zhang on April 1, 2010

Not long after Acer announced last year that it was launching an Android netbook did the company unveile the first-of-its-kind Acer Aspire One D250. Then just yesterday Acer’s mobile product manager Martino Mombrini let slip that an updated model is on its way

The D260, like its predecessor, will also be able to dual boot Android and Windows. Not much else is currently known about this netbook, except that the chassis is getting a redesign. But wait, there’s more.

The Acer suit also mentioned plans to out a Google Chrome OS netbook sometime in the second half of the year, which is right along the same lines we’ve been hearing all along. Chances are the company is simply waiting for Google to release the final build of the OS, which will then get stuffed in a random netbook.

Apple Tablet Teardown

Author: Walter Galan | iFixit - 1April 2010

Apple definitely snuck away some interesting tidbits inside -- things they didn't want people to know prior to release. Initially we thought the battery was going to be difficult to take out, but boy were we wrong!

Tools used in this guide

* Phillips #00 Screwdriver
* Spudger
* Tweezers
* iPod Opening Tools

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Gizmo - 1st Look HP Windows 7 Slate

Gizmo Ep05 - Get the first look at photos from the unveiling of Microsoft and HP's Windows 7 Slate. It is a tablet that is powered by the multi-touch features of Windows 7 and features a few interesting modes like: movie mode, reading mode, and pc mode. The interesting part is seemingly a tie-up with Amazon (be it with Microsoft, HP or both were not sure.) Ballmer demoed the Amazon PC reader on the HP Slate, and the reader will ship as standard with the Slate.

Release date: later this year, and the price: about the same as a mobile phone. Our guess, pre-Christmas and around the $600-$700 mark.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nexus One - google web phone.

The Nexus One is a superphone from Google that uses the Android open source mobile operating system.The device is manufactured by Taiwan's HTC Corporation, and became available on January 5, 2010.Features of the phone include the ability to transcribe voice to text, noise canceling dual microphones, and voice directions while driving.

The phone comes unlocked and is not restricted to any particular mobile network provider. Google currently offers it for use on the T-Mobile network in the United States; a version for use on the Verizon (US) and Vodafone (European) networks is expected in the second calendar quarter of 2010.

The Nexus One was released on January 5, 2010. The phone is sold via Google's website, at a price of $529 unlocked, or a subsidized $179 when purchased with a T-Mobile two year contract. Only one plan is available for subsidized phones - $79.99 per month rate, which includes 500 minutes with unlimited nights and weekends, unlimited texting/MMS, and web data. Unsubsidized phones have no such limitation.The $179 T-Mobile price is only for individuals who are not currently under contract with T-Mobile. If one currently has a T-Mobile contract without a data package, the price of the phone rises to $279.99. If the contract has both the voice and data package, the price of the phone again jumps to a higher price bracket, which is $379.99.By spring 2010, a Verizon version will be available in the US and a Vodafone model in Europe, with plans to expand the phone to other carriers and international markets in due course.

Google is making the phone available for delivery to the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong, although native carrier tie-ups have not been finalized for these countries, and the phone will be shipped from the US. Customers ordering from the UK are charged $20 international shipping and an optional $19.99 for an AC adaptor, with an additional 17.5% VAT and 6.5% import duty being added. Singapore applies 7% GST, while Hong Kong does not add any additional taxes.For consumers outside these countries, the Nexus One is not currently shipping internationally.