Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Believe it or not but Technology is going more and more advanced as HP laptops can run 24 hours ,without power.
HP has broken the battery backup barrier by introducing a laptop which can run 24 hours on a single battery charge.
While most of the laptops offer two-three hours of backup, 24-hour mark is like powering it with nuclear fuel.
No, HP is yet not using Uranium in its laptops, but yes, HP has announced an unprecedented milestone in mobile computing: up to 24 hours of continuous notebook operation on a single battery charge.
THe new HP EliteBook 6930p configured with an optional ultra-capacity battery delivers up to 24 hours of battery runtime.
(Source taken by indiatimes) Initial ENERGY STAR-qualified HP EliteBook 6930p configuration starts at only 4.7 pounds (2.1 kilograms). It features a 14.1-inch diagonal widescreen display and is available with an optional, mercury-free Illumi-Lite LED display. Designed and tested to last, HP batteries benefit from a combination of HP engineering and energy-efficient notebook components such as Intel solid-state hard drives (SSD) and mercury-free LED displays. For example, the highly efficient HP Illumi-Lite LED display boosts battery run time by up to four hours compared to traditional LCD displays, while the Intel SSD provides up to a seven per cent increase in battery life compared to traditional hard drives.
With up to 24 hours of battery life, business travellers can easily use an HP EliteBook 6930p continuously on the world’s longest scheduled commercial airline flight – linking Newark Liberty International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport – approximately 18 hours, 40 minutes. You can take more than 10 trips on the EuroStar train between London and Paris – approximately two hours, 15 minutes each direction – before recharging the battery. And, travel as a passenger by car from Maine to Florida using a notebook during the entire journey.
Well! HP EliteBook 6930p had made a new record But Dell won't fall behind its competitor. They will soon be breaking this record So watch out for Battery War!
Friday, December 26, 2008
The Triton 1000 is U.S. Submarines’ latest light weight, minimum volume 2-person configuration engineered specifically for deployment from megayachts. With an overall height of 1.8 meters and an overall length of only 3.0 meters the Triton will fit on many mid-level boat decks, and at 3.3 tons it can often be launched with existing davit systems.
In addition to its megayacht-friendly features, the Triton design provides for excellent visibility and high levels of comfort with luxury leather seating and full air conditioning for your rich and cultured tastes.
Although the Triton has been designed to be easy to pilot, with intuitive joystick controls and a computer based monitoring system, U.S. Submarine still provides piloting and maintenance training at no additional cost making this multi-million dollar purchase truly worth-it!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
by wahid polin - December 20, 2008
New York,United States, December 20: ‘Adamo by Dell’ on Dell’s website may be a marketing path for its upcoming model of laptop. There is a speculation that Dell might be working on a thinner and even lighter laptop than Apple’s Macbook Air.
The dell’s website has been displaying one black page with words ‘Adamo by Dell’ ‘coming soon’. However, Bob Kaufman, Dell’s spokesperson has refused to comment by saying, “the company would not comment on speculation”.
If the rumors pan out, would Dell manage to beat design and cost of Macbook Air? Apple’s Macbook Air is a 13-inch, 3-pound system and prices only $1,800.
According to the estimates of Roger Kay, president of An Endpoint technologies analyst, dell might beat Apple on price, as the company would probably price its super-thin notebook less than Air by $400.
The website Uptownlife.net writes, “rumor has it that Dell is coming out with a computer called Adamo that will rival the MacBook Air”.
Dell is the second largest computer maker in the world. According to the financial earning statements of company, their net income fell down to $727 million from $766 million last year. Dell also had been a tough competition for leading computer makers such as Hewlett-Packard, Apple, and Acer in releasing new consumer notebooks.
Hence, Dell’s chief executive and founder Michael Dell now stresses on the ‘personalization’ of PC, which means new designs that are more stylish with multimedia capabilities.
On being asked about this new project, Dell's vice president of marketing, Michael Tatelman said, “I think we need to get some iconic products out there, so people associate Dell’s brand with other things”.
Now Samsung is also launching its X360 subnotebook, ‘lighter than air’. Though,the X360 subnotebook is lighter than Apple’s Air, it is slightly thicker than Macbook.
Now there are great expectations from Dell’s Adamo.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Nokia announced the launch of the Nokia N97. It is the first touch-enabled Nseries device and has a horizontal tilt-slide form factor. It transforms from a touch slate to a landscape QWERTY device. The device, which has an Internet and entertainment focus, runs on S60 5th Edition, has a customisable, widget-based, home screen and full support for Ovi services.It features a 3.5 inch (360 x 640 resolution) touchscreen with haptic feedback, 5 megapixel camera (with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash), A-GPS and compass sensors, comprehensive connectivity options (WiFi, tri-band HSDPA, Bluetooth and USB), and 32GB of internal flash memory. Read on for more.The N97 is the most feature packed Nseries device to date and, by adding touch, it moves Nokia's high end Nseries into direct competition with touch devices such as the Samsung Omnia, LG Renoir, Apple iPhone and G1 Android Phone.Here are first few hand-ons impressions: In the hand the N97 feels pleasingly solid, with an extremely impressive slide mechanism - it is obvious a lot of testing has gone into the hinge mechanism. In slide closed mode it is equally solid, with no give. The keyboard, while limited by design constraints, feels good, though as ever it's difficult to come to any final conclusions with prototypes. Subjectively, the 'feel' and the design of the handset screams high end with materials that can not be fully appreciated in pictures (it has that caress-ability x-factor).It is a relatively large device, especially length-wise, but that's inevitable given the size of the screen and the inclusion of a QWERTY keyboard. There's the usual plethora of hardware features, including sensors (accelerometer, compass sensors and proximity sensors), integrated A-GPS, and connectivity options (tri-band 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and USB). The large screen is a definite highlight - its widescreen 16:9 resolution is ideal for watching videos, but also works well for browsing the Internet. The touch screen is very sensitive, and there have been further refinements to the home screen to enable easier finger touch usage (the larger physical screen also helps with this). The UI can also be driven from the keypad using the D-pad on the left hand side of the keyboard, together with the on-screen softkeys and home key.S60 5th Edition has been updated to Nseries specifications for the N97. Extras include UPnP, Internet Radio and Nokia Photos applications and we can expect to see a lot more in this area before the phone is released.We'll report in greater detail in due course. Key features of the phone:Software:Runs S60 5th Edition. You can read more about S60 5th Edition in our Nokia 5800 preview. However, the N97 will have the Nseries version of S60, which means there will be a number of extra applications including Internet Radio, FM transmitter, Home media (UPnP) and Photos. The home screen can be personalised with Internet-aware widgets (based on WRT technology). Examples included in the press photos include weather forecasts, social networking (Facebook, Friendster, My Space) status summaries, and media collections. There are also indicators for time, profiles, email, application shortcuts and so on. Text input is via on screen keyboard (full screen QWERTY, pop-up QWERTY and alphanumeric), as is standard on S60 5th Edition, or handwriting recognition or via the QWERTY keyboard. Fully compatible with Ovi services including Maps, Music, Share and Games. Nokia Music store can be accessed from the device (touch optimised version) or from Nokia Music for the PC (an iTunes -Windows application). Nokia Maps now supports high resolution satellite imagery, 3D buildings (selected buildings) and richer map meta data. Pedestrian route finding and turn by turn, voice guided car navigation, are available as premium services.Internet focus with WebKit based browser, comprehensive RSS feed support and runtime technologies including Flash, WRT (widget).Introduces the social location (So-Lo) concept; the N97 has software that allows you to automatically update and share your location with friends and popular social networks. 'N-Gage compatible' device, which indicates that the N-Gage platform will be touch enabled by the release date of the N97.The devices being demoed at Nokia World are running an early version of the software. In the six months leading up to the release date it is likely to evolve considerably.Hardware:Physical dimensions: 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm (18.25 mm at camera area), and weighs approximately 150g. Tilt form factor with horizontal slide to reveal full QWERTY keyboard. The upper half of the device slides away from the bottom half and moves upwards in a diagonal direction. The slide is impressively smooth and when closed feels very solid in the hand (so much so its not immediately apparent it is a horizontal slide device). There are three keys on the front of the device: send and end keys and a home/menu key. On the left side of the device there is a slider lock and a microUSB port, on the top of the device is the power and 3.5mm audio jack and on the right hand side are the volume keys and the camera capture key. 3.5 inch, 360 x 640 (nHD) resolution resistive touch TFT screen with 16 million colours. The device can be driven using finger touch or stylus, or from the QWERTY keyboard. Haptic feedback for screen touches. This is provided via general vibra feedback, as on the Nokia 5800. 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash. The camera is covered by a sliding lens cover similar to that found on the N85 and N79.The camera is also used to record videos at VGA at 30 frames per seconds, but I've seen a demo of it recording and playing video back in a 16:9 resolution mode (also as on the 5800). The usual Share online application is present for uploading images and video to online services such as Flickr and Share on Ovi (available services likely to be expanded before launch). Integrated A-GPS and compass sensor (magnetometer) means that the N97 'intuitively knows where it is' and this is used by Nokia Maps, and for social location; also embeds location information into images and video. 3.5 mm audio jack (also used for TV-Out) and built in stereo speakers. Music playback time of one and half days (36 hours). There's also an FM radio and FM transmitter. microUSB jack (USB 2.0 HiSpeed) and supports charging over USB 32GB of internal flash memory microSD card slot with support for SDHC cards upto 16GB in size (giving total potential memory of 48 GB) WiFi, 3.5G (tri-band HSDPA - 900, 1900 and 2100 Mhz), quad-band GSM and Bluetooth connectivity (various profiles including HID, SAP, A2DP and AVRCP). 1500 mAh battery (BP-4L - the same monster as that used in the E71, E90, 6650 and N800). There is no stylus built into the phone, but one will be included in the box. The Nokia N97 is expected to ship in the first half of 2009 (presumably in June) with an estimated price of 550 Euro before taxes and subsidies.The N97 (117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm) is larger than the 5800 (111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm). Compared to the iPhone (112 x 56.9 x 12.5 mm) is a little taller, but slightly mm narrower. Quite impressive given the incluion of a QWERTY keyboard. N78 also shown.Press release extract:Nokia today unveiled the Nokia N97, the world’s most advanced mobile computer, which will transform the way people connect to the Internet and to each other. Designed for the needs of Internet-savvy consumers, the Nokia N97 combines a large 3.5” touch display with a full QWERTY keyboard, providing an ‘always open’ window to favorite social networking sites and Internet destinations. Nokia’s flagship Nseries device introduces leading technology – including multiple sensors, memory, processing power and connection speeds – for people to create a personal Internet and share their ‘social location.’“From the desktop to the laptop and now to your pocket, the Nokia N97 is the most powerful, multi-sensory mobile computer in existence,” said Jonas Geust, Vice President, heading Nokia Nseries. “Together with the Ovi services announced today, the Nokia N97 mobile computer adjusts to the world around us, helping stay connected to the people and things that matter most. With the Nokia N97, Nseries leads the charge in helping to transform the Internet into your Internet”.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Apple's new ultra thin laptop is reavealed. Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs introduced a super-slim new laptop overnight,this personal computer that is less than 2cm thick and turns on the moment it is opened.
Always a showman, Jobs unwound the string on a standard-sized manila office envelope and slid out the ultra-thin MacBook Air notebook computer to coos and peals of laughter from disbelieving fans of the confference.
At the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Jobs also confirmed the tech giant’s foray into online movie rentals, revealing an alliance with all six major movie studios to offer films over high-speed internet connections soon after they are released on DVD.:-)
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Just when we thought we will still get the same boring clamshell and candy-bar designs
with no extraordinary stuff along with them, the Finnish research and development
team from Nokia came up with this: the spectacular Nokia Aeon concept mobile phone that gave all the people that saw it on the R&D section of the Nokia website thrills of anticipation.
And for a good reason. Do you remember the BenQ Black Box, or the Synaptics Onyx Concept? Do you remember the things that crossed your mind the next second you saw them? I do and I had the exact same thought when I saw the Aeon. When will I be able just to hold it in my hand and play with it?
The device, exactly like the BenQ concept phone, has a full touchscreen surface with, I hope, a dynamic application menu that changes according with the current feature displayed on the screen. Other details aren't possible to guess from the three pictures released by the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer on its website, but, the images taken at the testing site suggest that we might have the occasion, in our lifetime, to have this kind of Sci-Fi gadgets in our hands.
I just hope somebody up there, at the Nokia headquarters, still cares about the poor people that drool all over these pictures of touchscreen interface mobile phones and give a word to the production department to make us all happy! Go Nokia, go!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Tired of the restrictions placed on you by having any sort of keypad or set of buttons? Love the smooth feel of the LG Chocolate Phone? Well, BenQ is combining those two ideas with their new Black Box, a concept phone that is one big glossy touchscreen. What this means is that the user interface can change on the fly, presenting a touchscreen numpad when needed, music controls when desired, and so forth. Naturally, this is "just" a concept phone, but it does indicate that while they have given up on their German wing, the Asian designers at BenQ-Siemens are still hard at work.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
We pretty much knew it was coming, but Apple has finally released its new MacBook Pro ($2000-$2800). The new models sport multi-touch trackpads that let you pinch, swipe, and rotate simply by using your fingers, like you would on an iPhone. They also include the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, ranging from 2.4-2.6 GHz, and built on a 45nm process with 6MB of cache. Nvidia GeForce graphics keep games running smoothly, and up to 4GB of RAM and high-capacity drives keep the power users happy. So the real question is, anyone looking to buy a used MacBook Pro?
If you want to stand out from the crowd and defy Apple’s aluminum design this black MacBook Pro would make a cool match for you. Available in the same 1.83GHz, 2.0GHz and 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo configurations as the factory models, these babies come in any color you can imagine. At the $2,649-$3,549 price tag you get a custom design with a high quality X2 Coating Technology with all the speed, versatility, and convenience of the original Apple design. All these magic available at ColorWare.
LP640 Versace Edition at Toronto Autoshow 2008, with the white-black trim in the door
Presented at the Paris International Autoshow, the Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Versace is a special edition version of the LP640 Coupé, with all the same performance features. The only difference is the two tone white-black trim, shown on both the exterior and interior of the car. However, Lamborghini de Spa have also built 1 black LP640 & LP640 Roadster. It also features custom Versace leather seating and a Gianni Versace logo plaque inside the vehicle. The Versace material costs $10,000 per seat. Lamborghini have also announced that they will only produce 20 units of this model.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Price tag: $3599
For self-respecting millionaires who want to waste obscene sums on a notebook PC, it can be a frustrating world. Sure, you can spend $350,000 for the Ego Diamond edition, seemingly a clone of the old iBook toilet-seat notebook gussied up with white gold and platinum plates that are inset with diamonds in the shape of a tulip. Of course, those diamonds also spell a word, and the word is “Sucker!”
If you want to spend big bucks and get something more than floral bling out of the deal, the situation is tougher. The new Lenovo ThinkPad W700 retails for just shy of six grand, and it packs an impressive array of features: a 17-inch screen, 4GB of RAM, a Blu-ray drive, and even a built-in Wacom pen tablet. But this laptop hardly screams elegance. In fact, it looks like an ordinary ThinkPad that’s been force-fed Laptop Growth Hormone and then had every conceivable component jammed into its cruelly distended matte-black skin.
The Envy 133, from HP's Voodoo division, has the disadvantage of setting you back a paltry 3600 bucks, fully loaded. But it is a beautifully designed machine with lots of high-end components, including a 64GB solid-state drive. And you can blow $600--the price of two of those déclassé netbooks--on nothing more substantive than a Morrocan Blue paint job. Now that’s pointless extravagance!
Price tag: ?
The point of having vast coffers o’ cash, as any filthy-rich person will tell you, is to pay your way out of the mundane hassles that afflict the hoi polloi: traffic jams, military service, child rearing, flossing. Regrettably, aeronautics expert Paul Moller can’t help with flossing, but traffic jams he’s got covered.
Since 1962, Moller, a professor at the University of California, Davis, has been experimenting with fixed-wing planes that can take off and land vertically--the perfect profile for the fabled flying car. The latest incarnation, the M400 Skycar, can carry four passengers as fast as 375 mph while cruising along at 13,200 feet. As the Moller site says: “No traffic, no red lights, no speeding tickets.” Also, one hopes, no midair collisions, no terrifying plummets to a fiery death.
The site calls the M400 “personally affordable,” but it doesn’t quote a price. We all know what that means: If you have to ask, you can't afford it. But you don't have to ask, do you?
Price tag: $2000
Extravagant cell phones slathered in diamonds and rubies are one of the surefire technological tools for separating fools from their money. Exhibit A is Le Million from GoldVish Communications: $1.45 million and ugly, ugly, ugly!
The $2000 you spend on a Motorola Aura may seem like chump change in comparison, but with the Aura, you actually get something useful for your dough. For one thing, there’s the 16-million-color, 300-dpi circular display. And Motorola seems to have lavished attention on the mechanism for opening and closing the Aura: “Custom-engineered rotating mechanism has 130 precision ball bearings that drive the assisted-opening blade--like opening the door on a high-end luxury car.” The rotation mechanism has a Swiss-made main bearing and carbide-coated gears, too. Oh yes, and once you’ve lovingly rotated the Aura open, you can use it to place and receive wireless phone calls!
Price tag: $10,866 (fully loaded)
You know what your mom told you about not using the blow dryer in the bathtub? Well, she was right: You really shouldn’t do that. But Hardcore has found a way to violate the whole no-electrical-devices-in-liquid law without causing immediate death to anything other than a lesser person’s wallet.
The guts of the Hardcore Reactor Extreme are immersed in liquid coolant. Hardcore says that the coolant--which is circulated through the system at 2.5 gallons per minute--absorbs heat ten times more efficiently than air does. That means two things: For ten grand you'll get a system that's as fast as anything we’ve ever tested. And after you finish an evening of awesome gaming, your personal pastry chef can fry up some tasty, homemade donuts in the Reactor Extreme’s coolant.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Volcanic Black with 8GB memory card
Earth Green with 8GB Memory Card
Sandisk Memory Stick Micro M2
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Display Type :
TFT, 256K colors
240 x 320 pixels, 2.2 inches
Ringtones Type :
Polyphonic, MP3, AAC
Memory Stick Micro (M2), 8 GB card included
Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Class 10, 236.8 kbps
HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, flash, video (QVGA 30fps), secondary videocall camera
A dazzling handset with a music talent. Outspokenly tech and sporty, Sony Ericsson’s Walkman Series have so far seemed intended to attract men. A Walkman handset could hardly be seen in a lady’s hand, let alone that of a fashion sensitive female user.
The phone is finished in red and gold, Red being the dominant color with highlights of gold on a few details like the stripe along the sides of the device, the navigation keys, and the Walkman logo. A wrist strap eyelet is placed at the bottom of the battery cover and the phone has another camera lens on the front, above the display. The earpiece is marked by three horizontally placed dots. Circles are a repetitive decoration element; most of the controls in these handsets are of a round shape.
W660 offers UMTS, but no EDGE. The phone also has a slower GPRS Class 10 to offer, but mobile data transfers have been improved.
The piece is totally music-centered and the 2-megapixel camera lacks autofocus, making close-ups and text a tough job to shoot. There’s no LED or xenon flash either. Image quality is also least impressive. At the same time the camera of Sony Ericsson W660 deserves a compliment for its rich setting options and extra functions. You get white balance, automatic insertion of data into the images, various effects, a self-release timer, etc. Images do not look burnt out; exposure is spot-on. Sony Ericsson W660 also shoots videos, although the resolution of 176 x 144 is not impressive by any means.
All in all , Sony Ericsson W660 brings no innovations; it’s the good old applications and functions, but with a facelift. From the point of view of conventional users, however, W660 scores brilliantly in all aspects, except for the absence of EDGE.
Monday, December 1, 2008
The unique features and elegant appearance of this cabin crew adds a whole new dimension to yachting. This long and slim profile yacht is specifically designed for high speed and to enjoy under sea explorations. There is a swiveling camera with infrared vision in order to expose the most astonishing views of the mysterious underworld life. This yacht sits in 100 feet platform having the capacity to accommodate up to 4 guests and 4 crew members. The V-hull design submarine is targeted towards daredevils who desire excitement of extreme expeditions as well as benefits of exclusive lavishness. The entire body is made up of layered LCDs for providing different color ambience and opacity.
This is a G1 phone designed for Google by two San Francisco designers, Mike and Maaike. This is a unique phone using the Google’s open source operating system called as Android. The handset is quite stylish and has a 3.2 inch touch screen and a slide out QWERTY keyboard. This phone also incorporates a compass that helps you to navigate Google maps by turning the phone. G1 is produced by Taiwanese manufacturers HTC and is also available on T-mobile. The only advantage or unique thing that this device has is the ease of Google into a mobile phone.
That’s right, you heard me, 300 miles to the gallon. It must have something to do with its 3 wheels or something. There are two innovative models that are already pretty much production ready, and could be open as early as next year!
The Super-MPG Electric Typ-1 e has been field tested and is all electric. As for the Typ-1 h, that should be out by 2009. There is even a third model already in the works, with a four-wheeled design.
It looks like some car of the future like some sci-fi movie of the past. You know, like that one in AI, if you even bothered to see that movie.
Okay, let’s see if the oil companies crack down on this guy due to its electric ness. I’m not certain this car is as green as it looks, as it appears to be only made for two passengers. We could use a family-sized one.
Now, the estimated price on the first model is about $30,000. Let’s see how it does.
Via : popularmechanics & coolest-gadgets
How many bucks would you spend to watch a Jet and a bike make love? Not very many I guess, but you must be curious to see the result of this rather unfortunate procreation. Meet MonoTracer! The futuristic looking vehicle is actually a real-life working model and is being built and sold by Peraves.
All the super rich geeks, watch out for this decked out 24 karat gold MacBook Air with a decorated version of the classic rainbow Apple. Folks at Computerchoppers are ready to entice their filthy rich clients with the shiny gold and colored sapphire. Maybe you find it a little flashy at first but you will definitely start loving it. There is no obvious change in the weight expect for few ounces here and there. Air is a standard 1.6ghz/2gb/80GB, with a 24-karat gold plating, polished exterior, and flat/crystallite interior.
The price: $5000 USD. However you will have to chip in another 3000$ for the rainbow which is 14-karat gold with 3.8ctw sapphires.
The 2007 Mercedes Benz SLR “722 Edition”, based on the MB/McLaren SLR, boasts 650hp and a special race-tuned suspension. Rocketing from 0-60 in just 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 209mph, it’s safe to say it has outstanding performance skills.