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Dell Mini Inspiron Notebook PC.......leaked
2008-06-02 07:59:00
Few details and pictures of Dell ?s latest laptop have been leaked by tech site Gizmodo. It is said that the tiny product was spotted at the D: All Things Digital conference, thanks to Dell?s CEO Michael Dell. If you noticed the word ?Tiny? in the previous sentence, it indicates the upcoming laptop?s form factor. No official name has been disclosed but this ultra-portable device is a mini laptop for the Dell Inspiron segment.With this mini Inspiron laptop, Dell seems to be giving a tough competition to the Asus Eee and HP 2133 notebook PCs. There are no factual features but a vague speculation suggests that the laptop probably sports a 8.9-inch screen, three USB ports, an SD card reader, an 8-in-1 card reader, VGA output and Ethernet connections.According to the rumors, the small notebook PC might run on either Windows XP Home or Ubuntu Linuxoperating system. According to few sites the laptop might feature Intel?s new Atom 1.6GHz processor.Gizmodo hasn?t mentioned anything about the ...
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iRiver LPlayer PMP launched in Korea
2008-06-02 07:57:00
The iRiver LPlayer is here. After some of its details were already shared during the CES 2008 in January, the product has been finally launched in Korea .The iRiver LPlayer PMP features:# Measures 60×43x13mm# 2 inch QVGA screen# 30fps MP4 video playback at QVGA resolution# MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF and FLAC music format support# MP4, WMV9 and XVID video support# Text# viewer# Photo viewer# FM Radio# SRS WOW HD# USB 2.0And the highlights of the player are the coolest looking speakers. Yes, the LPlayer PMP also features a ?transparent? speaker dock, making the whole gadget look so desirable.Well, the cool looks don?t end there. The complete player has a neat look and d-click user interface which restricts the use of numerous buttons for controls. This makes LPlayer look ubercool. Beauty in simplicity!The player is getting a rocking launch with the band Muse which is promoted by iRiver.iRiver LPlayer is available in the capacities of 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB. It is priced at 93,000 WON (approximately...
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Flash Memory .how it works.......
2008-06-02 07:52:00
Flash memories are solid state electronic devices with random access memory capabilities used for fast digital information storage. They are used in a wide range of applications, such as storing BIOS routines in typical digital computers, as medium capacity hard drives for digital cameras or as memory cards for laptop computers and video consoles.The technology used to manufacture flash memories is based on EEPROM (electrically erasable programmable read-only memory) chips, which consist of memory banks formed of storing cells disposed in a grid of columns and rows. A basic storing cell has two MOS-FET transistors at each intersection, and are separated by an oxide layer. The two transistors are known as the floating gate and the control gate.When the floating gate is connected to the row, the cell stores a '1' logic bit. The value changes to '0' logic through a process known as the Fowler-Nordheim tunneling, which alters the distribution of electrons inside the floating gate. W...
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5 Megapixel Motorola Slider Leaked
2008-06-02 07:46:00
A brand new Motorola handset has been recently spotted on the Web, and it seems that this is another phone made by Moto in collaboration with Kodak. The first Moto-Kodak device is the ZN5, which was seen in real and clear photos about one month ago. And while we knowalmost all there is to know about ZN5, the new Motorola handset is still a mystery when it comes to its name and its full list of features.Appeared over at Boy Genius Report, the new and unnamed yet Motorola is a slider phone, unlike the ZN5 which comes in a candybar form factor. Anyway, the slider has a 5 Megapixel camera (like the ZN5) with flash and video, but no auto focus (apparently). Now,this wouldn't be the first photo camera without auto focus, but it's among the few 5 Megapixel ones to lack this feature. Then again, the new phone can only be a prototype, and when Moto is releasing the final version of it, auto focus might also be included. But these are just speculations, and until something official comes ou...
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Samsung releases Another Soul Handset
2008-06-02 07:42:00
Samsung has announced the launch of Soul b, ?Spirit of Ultra? (Soul) in bar form factor. Along with containing all the merits of the original Soul handset, the Soulb is also fully covered in a metallic body, which is softly brushed with a hairline pattern. The Soulb is just 9.9mm thick and appears to have a very simplistic design form. It?s available in five colors - Soul Grey, Platinum Silver, Metallic Black, Soul Pink and Amethyst Violet.The Soulb comes equipped with an embedded 3-megapixel camera with Power LED, office document viewer and editor, full speed internet browser and Bluetooth v.2.0. Otherfeatures include a music player, video editor and recorder and an FM radio with RDS. The handset has 1GB of internal memory and also supports microSD cards for additional memory.?Soulb is an important stepping stone for Samsung,? said Geesung Choi, President of Samsung?s Telecom Business. ?Soulb proves the world that Samsung is not only a predominant leader in selective form factors, b...
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Another way to make your XP faster
2008-06-01 08:34:00
To disable unneeded startup services for a safer, faster XP, use the "Services" Admin Tool (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services). If you are a single user of a non-networked machine, you can disable the following items, with no ill effect.AlerterClipbookComputer BrowserFast User SwitchingHuman Interface Access DevicesIndexing Service (Slows the hard drive down)MessengerNet Logon (unnecessary unless networked on a Domain)Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (disabled for extra security)Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security)Remote Procedure Call LocatorRemote Registry (disabled for extra security)Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security)ServerSSDP Discovery Service (this is for the utterly pointless "Universal P'n'P", & leaves TCP Port 5000 wide open)TCP/IP NetBIOS HelperTelnet (disabled for extra security)Universal Plug and Play Device HostUpload ManagerWindows TimeWireless Zero Configuration (for wireless networks)Workstation
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Asus will launch laptops with Express Gate Linux software
2008-05-31 19:58:00
Asustek (Asus) is trying out its Express Gate Linux software in laptop PCs, a bid to make multimedia files and Internet access a snap for users.Express Gate allows users to bypass Windows at start-up and go directly to the Express Gate screen in just five seconds. From there, users can go directly to the Internet, play games or access music and other multimedia files. The company has equiped its motherboards with the software in the pastand plans to put it in all future laptop PCs, including a few to be launched at Computex next week.Next week, the company will show off the F8V, the first laptop PC with a hot key to access Express Gate directly instead of waiting for Windows to boot up.From the end of June, all new Asustek laptop PCs will come with Express Gate on board, and all motherboards will come with Express Gate software on CDs so users can load it on their PCs if so desired, an Asustek representative said.
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Google expanding core search capabilities
2008-05-31 19:55:00
The expansion of Google 's core search capabilities into applications such as cross-language information retrieval and book-searching were detailed by a company official Thursday who also predicted more personalization for searching.During a keynote presentation at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Marissa Mayer, Google vice president for search products and user experience, said search would be expanded in devices such as phones and cars; search results also will include new media types."You'll see things like videos, images, graphs," stitched together as a holistic answer to a query, she said.Personalization, Mayer said, might include knowing where users are and knowing what they have searched on previously.She listed a roster of different Google projects, some in beta stage. Mayer cited Google Translate, a service now in beta that can perform translations across languages."If the answer exists in any language, we can find it," Mayer said.Google is delving into book sea...
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Seagate to offer solid-state drives next year
2008-05-31 19:53:00
Seagate will introduce its first SSD (solid-state drive) storage and 2TB hard drive next year, company CEO Bill Watkins said.The company's first SSD product will be targeted at enterprises that need speedy storage and can afford to pay a premium for the expensive drives. Seagate has no plans to release SSD drives for consumers as the high prices could deter them for the next few years, Watkins said in an interview.The release date and price information for the 2TB hard drive were not available. Seagate released 1TB hard drives, the Barracuda 7200.11 and Barracuda ES.2, in the middle of 2007.While there is no competition now between hard drives and SSDs, Seagate is thinking of going to SSDs in the long term to replace hard drives."SSDs are not price-competitive yet," Watkins said. The storage market is driven by cost per gigabyte, and though SSDs provide benefits such as power savings, they won't be in laptops in the next few years, Watkins said. Low-power consumption capabilities ...
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Virgin Mobile Offering Qualcomm's BREW Solution
2008-05-31 19:48:00
Tata Teleservices will offer wireless data services for Qualcomm's BREW solution to subscribers of its "Virgin Mobile " brand in India.Qualcomm's BREW solution will ensure delivery of Virgin Mobile 's latest content to mid- and high-end devices.Virgin Mobile will leverage the BREW platform to present a full range of innovative and easy-to-use mobile content services, including entertainment (gaming, sports, astrology), music and messaging applications.Additionally, Virgin Mobile will make available innovative offers to its subscribers such as unlimited access to Virgin Mobile's unique V-Bytes data portal for a daily charge of only Rs.5, whereincustomers can access free Virgin selected content and other targeted applications."Our target audience of tech savvy youth in India desires the latest mobile applications and services so that they can enjoy the power of their devices," said Jamie Heywood, deputy CEO for Virgin Mobile India. "BREW is allowing us to offer advanced data servic...
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Wireless, Ultra-Portable from Panasonic
2008-05-31 08:34:00
One of the key elements that can "make or break" a presentation are the tools used for delivering the information, which, in most cases, are represented by projectors. And since we're living in an ultra-mobile, wireless world, the people over at Panasonic have decided to launch a couple of projectors (the LB80 series) that will make life a lot easier for their users, since they can be carried around quite easily and accessed wirelessly from up to 128 computers.The highly portable LB80 series projectors, which include the PT-LB80NTU, PT-LB80U, PT-LB75NTU, PT-LB75U projectors and their widescreen counterpart, the PT-LW80NTU, feature a special, compact and dust-resistant design to reduce maintenance costs and increase mobility. The PT-LB80NTU, PT-LB75NTU and PT-LW80NTU also feature built-in wireless capability, which means that users connected to a wireless network will be able to access these devices in a very fast and easy manner.The quality of the displayed images is, as expected, ...
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Asus Eee PC 900 Ultra Mobile PC
2008-05-31 08:29:00
Soon after we began posting images and information regarding the original Asus Eee PC from the Computex show in Taipei in June of last year, we knew Asus had a hot product on their hands. In fact, our initial hands-on preview of the Eee PC was so popular, it has actually been one of the most heavily trafficked articles we've ever posted here on HotHardware. The combination of the Eee PC's ultra small form factor, features, and affordable price made it attractive to such a broad range of technology consumers, that readers from around the globe poured in to check out Asus' slick, Linux-based, mini-machine.A few months later, we followed up with our . By the time early Eee PCs were ready for the retail market, Asus had morphed the machine from a competitor of the OLPC XO to a UMPC for the masses. In the move, pricing increased from initial reports, but that didn't stop the Eee PC from being wildly popular. The Eee PC was still priced low enough to allow budget conscious consu...
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S3 launches Chrome 440 GTX graphics processor
2008-05-31 08:26:00
Just over two months after introducing the first Chrome 400-series graphics card, S3 has added a new, faster variant to its lineup. From the outside, the new Chrome 440 GTX doesn't look very different from the Chrome 430 GT, with the same low-profile design and cooler. The two cards' GPUs are both 65nm, DirectX 10.1-capable parts with the ability to decode 1080p Blu-ray video.However, S3 has outfitted the Chrome 440 GTX with GDDR3 RAM, and it claims the new card offers higher overall performance than the DDR2-powered 430 GT. A chart on its website shows the newcomer yielding a 15% greater score than AMD's Radeon HD 3470 in 3DMark06 onWindows Vista. For reference, S3 claims its Chrome 430 GT outperforms the slower Radeon HD 3450 by 20% or so in the same benchmark.S3 has opted to price the Chrome 440 GTX at only $69, making it just $10 pricier than the 430 GT. That's also about $10 more expensive than the Radeon HD 3470, a Sapphire-built version of which can be had for $59.99 on N...
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Rescue Charger instantly powers mobile devices
2008-05-31 08:23:00
With the new light and portable IOGEAR GearJuice - Rescue Charger you can boost your mobile devices when it?s urgently needed and even while you are traveling. It instantly charges your mobile device with an additional 15 minutes of talktime.Operating on one AA battery, it is perfect for travelers and professionals who need immediate access to mobile devices when they are away from home. You can also carry it during trekking, camps etc.?No one wants to be left stranded in the forest or on a mountain top with a dead mobile device if a criticalsituation occurs,? said Miranda Su, executive vice president of IOGEAR. ?Our GearJuice - Rescue Charger solves this problem, ensuring consumers never have to worry about losing the ability to get in touch when necessary.?You can purchase your IOGEAR GearJuice - Rescue Charger from a major catalog and online resellers and select retail outlets at $11.99. It comes with a one-year warranty.
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Samsung announces L870, a S60 based Smartphone
2008-05-31 08:21:00
With the launch of the L870 smartphone, Samsung has enhanced its practice of offering high-end features to consumers who are looking for productivity and mobility. The latest device is based on S60 operating system that offers full connectivity and applications for superior operations. It comes pre-loaded with full-speed internet browser and over 6,000 open applications.Samsung boasts that every millimeter of the smartphone has been given careful attention for custom-design to match the consumers? lifestyle. The 13.5mm slim and sleek device is housed in a stainless steel body that also offers an elegant hairline pattern.Jongin Kim, the Vice President of Mobile Communication Division of Samsung Electronics, commented, ?We are happy to compliment our product portfolio with yetanother appealing S60 mobile, Samsung L870 that is fully customized with style, performance and user interface. With S60, we can successfully deliver the latest mobile technology with fully customizable applicati...
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Merconnet launches Digiana AudiaX DGT-301 FM Transmitter
2008-05-31 08:19:00
Merconnet brings to you the Digiana AudiaX DGT-301 FM transmitter. This is one of the best audio transmitters in the market. It has the ability to bring you an amazing audio by scanning the best available frequencies in your surroundings.This compact device is almost 4-inches long. It is made up of plastic and has a 3.5mm cable on one end. It also has a small mono LCD on its face.Some of its specs are FM stereo modulation, offers 88.1~ 107.9MHz frequency, 12V battery power, 420 dB channel separation and its operating range is 10-30 feet.The Digiana AudiaX DGT-301 FM transmitter includes 12V charger adapter, a user guide and 1 AAA battery. It is priced at $39.99And here is the rest of it.
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Transcend releases 8 GB T.Sonic 840
2008-05-31 08:15:00
Transcend has announced the availability of the upgraded version of its T.sonic 840 MP3player with 8 GB of memory and a new burgundy red, all-metal casing in India.The new player has a bright 1.8-inch high resolution full-color TFT-LCD screen and its primary features include - viewing photos, watching videos, and music playback.Austin Huang, Regional Head - Sales, SAARC and APAC, Transcend, said, "Music is an integral ingredient of the lives of our Indian customers who love to be able to carry their music around so that they can enjoy their favorites songs evenwhile relaxing at home, on the road or at the gym. As such, MP3 Players are the second most popular gadget after mobile phones in the country. Transcend's latest offering, the 8GB T.sonic 840 MP3 Player will definitely find favor with the Indian music lovers!"Priced at Rs.4,500, the T.sonic 840 supports audio and video formats such as JPG, BMP, MTV, MP3, WMA, DRM10, and WAV. In addition, the T.sonic 840 is equipped with seven...
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VIA announces Nano processor
2008-05-30 08:44:00
Watch out, Intel: there's a new kid in the low-power, low-cost processor arena that could very well give Atom some stiff competition. VIA formally introduced its Isaiah processor earlier this morning, christening it Nano and forecasting the arrival of derived systems in the third quarter of this year.Nano has a superscalar 64-bit architecture with speculative, out-of-order execution, much like Intel's Core 2 chips (but unlike Atom, which has simper in-order execution). Each Nano CPU also has SSE instruction support, two 64KB L1 caches, a 16-way associative 1MB L2 cache, an 800MHz front-side bus, and a wealth of on-die cryptographic acceleration and security features.Of course, power is the name of the game in this market, so VIAdesigned Nano to be power-efficient from the start. The company's new baby is based on 65nm process technology, supports a C6 sleep state, and features "new circuit techniques and mechanisms for managing the die temperature, reducing power draw and improvi...
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Intel, Micron Deliver NAND Flash Memory Device
2008-05-30 08:41:00
Intel Corporation and Micron Technology have introduced the industry's first sub-40 nanometer (nm) NAND memory device, unveiling a 34nm 32 gigabit (Gb) multi-level cell chip.This process technology was jointly developed by Intel and Micron and manufactured by the companies' NAND flash joint venture, IM Flash Technologies (IMFT). It is the smallest NAND process geometry on the market. The 32 Gb NAND chipis the only monolithic device at this density that fits into a standard 48-lead thin small-outline package (TSOP), providing a cost-effective path to higher densities in existing applications. Shipments of customer samples begin in June and mass production is expected during the second half of this year calendar."This new 32 Gb device provides the best bit storage density available in the industry," said Brian Shirley, vice president of Micron's Memory Group. "Together with our partners at Intel, we're proud to have now taken the lead in production process technology.""The introdu...
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Mobile Handsets from Orpat to be launched in India
2008-05-30 08:39:00
One of the world's largest clock makers, the Orpat Group, is now foraying into the mobile phone market in the country. For this, the company has collaborated with NXP Semiconductors, the independent company founded by Philips.Orpat will be entering the market with ultra-low-cost (ULC) and multimedia handsets under its brand name. These phones will be basedon NXP's Nexperia cellular system solutions 5130 and 5211, and will target rural and semi-urban areas. They will offer multimedia capabilities such as stereo recording with FM radio, MP3 and video playback, a mega pixels digital camera interface, USB charging, connect-to-PC, and Bluetooth stereo.Speaking on the occasion, Nevil Patel, director of Orpat Limited, said, "We believe these phones will provide the next experience in providing feature-rich and multimedia-enabled handsets at competitive price points to a largely untapped and high-potential market outside the mainstream market, and in India 's vast rural areas. In the init...
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Cancel your ticket online through
2008-05-30 08:36:00 has launched India's first 'Online Ticket Cancellation' service, where customers can now cancel their domestic air tickets online.It's an exclusive service for the customers of and will allow the customer to cancel any domestic flight booking, at any time. Once the online cancellation is complete, the refund will be credited back to the customer's account/credit card and by opting to cancel a ticket online customers can save upto Rs. 150.To cancel a ticket online a customer needs to log in to the 'My Bookings' section of, click on the 'Yatra Reference No.' or the 'Flight Details' link, move to the 'Cancel Flight' tab, and select the passengers for whom the ticket needs to becancelled and then go to the 'Review' section to verify the cancellation details. To conclude, the customer has to click on the 'Cancel Flight' button and the air ticket will be canceled.Dhruv Shringi, Co founder,, said, "Cancellation of air tickets has bee...
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Mac OS X Updated
2008-05-30 08:30:00
Apple has released an update for its Mac OS X Leopard operating system here . The update is called Mac OS X 10.5.3, and includes general operating system improvements that enhance stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. The patch is claimed to fix 70 issues related to the OS that affect applications including AirPort, Automator, iCal, iChat, Mail, Parental Control, Spaces, Time Machine, and Voice Over.The patch fixes the following issues:AirPortImproves 802.1X behavior and reliability.Improves reliability when using Time Capsule.AutomatorResolves an issue in which "New iCal Event" may not work.Resolves an issue that prevents work-flows from being saved in the Finder's contextual menu.Fixes an issue in which "Copy Files" does not reliably work when added from Automator's warning dialog.iCalAddresses reliability issues with meeting alarms, invitations, and attachments.Resolves issues with reliability when restoring from iCal back-ups.Fixes accuracy issues with auto-compl...
Deus Ex Coming to GameTap's Free Game Roster
2008-05-29 08:35:00
Subscription-based PC gaming service Game Tap announced today that Ion Storm's shooter-RPG hybrid Deus Ex (PC, PS2) will be available to play free of charge on the platform beginning next week.Often regarded as one of the most influential shooters ever developed, Deus Ex blended first-person shooter gameplay with a branching, complicated storyline, upgradable stats and skills and extensivecharacter interaction. A sequel, Deus Ex: Invisible War, was released in late 2003.The title will be playable via the service's free-to-download launcher program, which allows users to browse and download a variety of PC and emulated console games. Those players who don't shell out the $9.95 per month for the "Gold"-level subscription can expect a 15 second video advertisement to air before each play.In addition to Deus Ex, GameTap also offers Ion Storm's Thief: Deadly Shadows and Doublefine's Psychonauts among some 120 other titles in its free game roster.
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Far Cry 2 Hands-on Preview
2008-05-29 08:30:00
With a development team that had nothing to do with the original Far Cry, and the only link between the two being Ubisoft's ownership of the trademark, Far Cry 2 may sound like a dull cash-in. But judging by Shacknews' preview, the game actually has much to offer.Shacknews' Nick Breckon got a chance to test Far Cry 2 first-hand, and he paints a tantalizing description of a huge, vivid game that lets players explore and mold the course of the story to their whims. Far Cry 2 features a 19-square-mile (50-km˛) game world, a"branching mission-based plot," warring factions, wildlife, and a fancy graphics engine with real-time radiosity rendering and destructible vegetation. Ubisoft is developing the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions simultaneously, though, so it hasn't been quite as indulgent on the graphics front as Crytek was with Crysis.Breckon sums up his impression of the Far Cry 2 experience in one word: variety. "It's a full menu of a game, a long list of cool features...
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Performance of Dell XPS 730 H2C Gaming System
2008-05-29 08:25:00
Dell's XPS branded products have come a long way since they first appeared in 1993. Starting life as a performance trim for the Dimension product line, Dell has nurtured XPS into a well-known and respected premium performance brand. While not all XPS branded products are specifically targeted at gamers, gaming has always been at the core of the product line-up. The XPS brand's flagship desktop and notebook products have always been heavily gaming oriented, but it looks like that is set to change.The XPS 730 is Dell's latest XPS flagship desktop product, the fourth generation of the XPS 700 series, and it may be the last. Or at least the last XPS flagship product as we currently know them; large, aggressively styled behemoths sporting the latest hardware and adorned with colorful LED lighting. A week after the XPS 730 was launched, news regarding the demise of XPS as a gaming brand began to circulate. Since its acquisition of Alienware in the summer of 2006, Dell has effectively b...
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Windows 7 to Feature Multi-touch Interface
2008-05-29 08:21:00
After months of speculation, finally, Microsoft has disclosed some details about the next version of Windows after Vista dubbed "Windows 7" with the obvious highlight being a multi-touch interface.As per the information available, it appears that Windows 7 will boast multi-touch interface support. Last year, at Wall Street Journal's conference, "D: All Things Digital", Bill Gates introduced an all new concept in computing named "Surface". "Surface" exploits touch/multi-touch capabilities to provide users with a natural way to interact with computing devices.This year, Microsoft showcased how few of the multi-touch innovations previewed earlier would enhance Windows 7. The demonstration video posted on Microsoft Windows Client Communications Team Director Chris Flores' blog shows how a user can edit and manipulate photos with his fingertips, navigate a map, and play virtual piano.In his blog post, Flores wrote, "Touch is quickly becoming a common way of directly interacting with so...
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Sony releases clear, tube-shaped speaker
2008-05-29 08:17:00
Sony, the company that brought you the egg-shaped music player and the dog-like robot, has now created the transparent tube speaker.Called Sountina - a combination of ''sound'' and ''fountain'' - the $9,600 acrylic speaker goes on sale June 20 in Japan with sales elsewhere still undecided.Sony Corp. said the 3.3-foot speaker spreads high-quality, natural-sounding audio 360 degrees around itself by vibrating and can fill hotel lobbies, wedding halls and other large spaces.Sony officials said the speaker's exact coverage depends on an area's interior surfaces.The tube, slightly thicker than a baseball bat, was shown to reporters at Sony's Tokyo headquarters Wednesday.LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, in blue, amber, pink and purple at the bottom of the tube are reflected inthe stainless steel at the top of the tube. In a darkened room, they reflect off a steel string dangling inside the tube.Sony Senior Manager Noriyasu Kawaguchi acknowledged some people may prefer more blast...
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Intel going to delays Montevina launch
2008-05-29 08:14:00
Those excited about Intel 's upcoming chip "Montevina " alias "Centrino 2" are in for some disappointment. Reports say that yesterday, Intel announced a delay in the launch of this new notebook platform, which was due earlier for a June release.The company said they'd delayed the "Centrino 2" platform launch so as to buy time to fix issues related to the chip set as well as the antenna used with the wireless chip set.Centrino 2 aka Montevina is the next version of Intel's popular Centrino platform for laptops. Computer makers are expected to begin shippingCentrino 2 systems to retail shops in July, with production expected to reach high volumes during the first week of August, an Intel spokesperson was reported saying.The Centrino 2 platform includes new Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme mobile processors, as well as an updated chip set with integrated graphics. On the wireless side, Centrino 2 will offer support for Wi-Fi, with WiMax being offered as an option.Meanwhile, Intel maintai...
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Configure your LAN's auto-disconnect time out
2008-05-28 20:07:00
Windows NT can be configured to automatically disconnect idle LAN sessions after a set number of minutes.1. Open your registry ( Start >> Run >>> type "Regedit" >> Hit Enter ).2. Navigate to following key :Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Services LanmanServer Parameters]Value Name: Auto disconnectData Type: REG_DWORDData: 0 to4,294,967,295 (Oxffffffff) in minutes2. Modify the value of 'Autodisconnect' to equal the time in minutes before a session is disconnected. If this value doesn't already exist create a new string value.3. Restart Windows NT.Note: To disable Autodisconnects set the value to 'Oxffffffff'.For more details and latest tips subscribe in the email.Note : This site will not be responsible for any damage( if occured)to your computer while applying this tip.Do it at your own risk.
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2 New Wireless-N Routers From Linksys
2008-05-28 08:39:00
Linksys has announced the availability of its new ultra RangePlus wireless-N broadband router, as well as a wireless-N Gigabit router; both these products sport a stylish design with a shiny finish in a slim profile.The two new routers -- WRT160N and WRT310N -- feature the Linksys Easylink Advisor (LELA) which is essentially a 'Network Advisor in a Box'. This software can help setting up the router with a series of simple questions, automatically checkthe network for updates available for the router, and help securely configure connected devices and computers.In addition, it can also automatically check the PC and network for issues that may hinder the installation, and it also attempt to resolve any potential conflicts. No passwords or confusing network terminology are required, the company says.The WRT160N and WRT310N are immediately available from authorised distributors, key retailers, and value-added resellers for a recommended sales price of Rs.5999 and Rs.7999, respectively.
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