Month: March 2010

Fujitsu T4410 tablet

source – by John Pope

Fujitsu T4410 Tablet PC

Are you in search of a fast tablet PC that will run all the programs you use on your deskop? You want it now? Take a look then at the Fujitsu T4410 tablet PC, a serious tablet powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU. The other spec you’re interested in is the 12.1 inch screen with multitouch and digitizer option that allows you to control the tablet with your fingers or the included stylus.

The Core 2 Duo CPU is not the fastest around since Intel launched the Core i5 and i7 mobile CPUs, but it does a better job than your Atom or Ultra Low Voltage CPU, and you’ll feel the speed in any of the apps you will run. Here’s a break down of the specs of Fujitsu T4410 Tablet PC:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo CPU up to T9600 running at 2.8 GHz
  • 12.1 inch screen (1280 x 800 pixels) multi touch enabled which can be rotated in both directions!!!
  • up to 8 GB RAM
  • up to 320 GB HDD or 128 GB SSD drive
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G
  • modular second expansion bay with options for battery, HDD or optical drive
  • ambient light sensor, fingerprint reader
  • 6 hours run time with the primary battery, up to 9 hours with the second one mounted in the modular bay
  • 1.8 kg weight
  • Windows 7 Professional OS with Windows XP downgrade option

Those specs are respectable for any of the current 12 inch laptops, so expect a seamless user experience thanks to the combination of hardware and software, but the other consequence is the high price tag. On Amazon I’ve found two models: one with T6670 CPU at 2.2GHz for 1291$ and one with a P8700 CPU at 2.53 GHz for 1544$. They’re not cheap by any means, but if performance is what you seek then this is your best option currently.

Now back to the overall look of Fujitsu T4410, you won’t be amazed about how it looks like, but you’ll appreciate the fact that the screen can be rotated both ways, so no more trouble when lending your computer to a friend and he doesn’t know how to open it. That if you are the type that lends 1500$ worth of gear often.

check out the original post with a couple of videos of the table at

Facebook’s Amusingly Cruel CAPTCHA

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Literally laughed out loud. We’ve all seen our share of amusing CAPTCHA’s – if you haven’t, you simply haven’t seen enough of them in your life – but this one takes the cake. Way to depress people, Facebook.

Unless you can point us to funnier ones?

Sharp Snapdragon Android-with IS01 MID

source – by Donald Melanson

Sharp’s new IS01 MID for KDDI au proved to be something of a letdown when it was announced earlier today, partly due to raised expectations, and partly due to a lack of a decent look at it. Thankfully, Akihabara News has now come through on the latter point, and provided a fairly extensive hands-on look at the Snapdragon-powered MID. Anyone hoping for a bit more incentive to buy one may well still come away disappointed, however, as the site describes the device as fairly “cheap” feeling, and says that it doesn’t have multitouch support (although earlier reports have stated that the device has a multitouch display). That said, the Snapdragon processor does apparently ensure that the device is suitably speedy, and there’s always the possibility for some exciting things to emerge from its developer-friendly JN-DK01 counterpart. Hit up the source link for a closer look.

Battalion Touch CZ-11 multitouch gaming laptop gets Core i7 processor

source – by Joseph L. Flatley

iBuyPower’s back with a refresh to its simple, yet understated 15-inch touchscreen gaming notebook. The Battalion Touch CZ-11, newly announced today, features a Intel Core i7 processor, ATI Radeon HD 5650 graphics, a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) multitouch display, 4GB memory, 500GB storage, WiFi b/g/n, and optional Blu-ray — not too shabby, right? Prices start at $1,100 and climbs skyward fast — hit the source link to see for yourself. And don’t worry — the flames are optional. PR after the break.
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iBUYPOWER Announces Availability of Battalion Touch CZ-11 with Intel Core i7 Processor and Full HD 1080 LCD

El Monte, CA – March 30, 2010 – iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator in gaming PCs, is excited to announce availability of the new multi-touch gaming notebook – Battalion Touch CZ-11. Launching on the heels of the highly successful Battalion Touch CZ-10, the CZ-11 is second in a line of new multi-touch notebooks from iBUYPOWER. iBUYPOWER Battalion Touch Notebooks are the only multi-touch gaming notebooks currently available anywhere in the world.

“Multi-touch is one of the fastest growing PC gaming interfaces,” said Darren Su, Executive Vice President of iBUYPOWER. “Pairing those capabilities with a Core i7 processor, high definition LCD and graphics card allows the CZ-11 to meet the mobile gaming needs of almost any user.”

The Battalion Touch multi touch gaming notebooks are perfect for Real-Time strategy gaming titles like R.U.S.E from Ubisoft, which is available in Beta now and due out on June 3 of this year. The beta has already been downloaded by well over 1 million gamers worldwide.

iBUYPOWER’s newest 15-inch multi-touch gaming notebook features a Full HD 1920×1080 LCD with DirectX-11 capable graphics and the powerful new Intel Core i7- mobile processor. The CZ-11 also features 4GB of DDR3 memory, an ATI Radeon HD 5650 DirectX 11 graphics card, 500 GB hard drive and an optional Blu-ray drive. Starting at a gaming-ready configuration for just $1,299, the Battalion Touch CZ-11 can be customized to meet your needs for as low as $1,100.

Customers with more specific gaming needs can configure a fully customizable gaming PC at All iBUYPOWER systems come standard with 1 year limited warranty and lifetime technical support.

Pixel Qi and OLPC to share all current and future screen tech

source – by Nilay Patel

Our man Nicholas Negroponte was certainly excited about pushing the state of the art forward with future versions of the OLPC when we hosted him on The Engadget Show earlier this month, and now he’s got one more tool to help make that happen: the OLPC Foundation and Pixel Qi just signed a permanent and free cross-license on a slew of next-generation screen technology patents, including Pixel Qi’s sweet dual-mode displays. If you’re recall, Pixel Qi’s Mary Lou Jepson actually developed part of the 3Qi screen tech while at OLPC, so there was some mild confusion over who owned what — but the two organizations have solved that problem by cross-licensing all future and current IP covering multi-mode screens. See, it’s easy for two tech companies to get along… especially when one is actually a charity that’s not at all concerned with profits. Super simple. So — let’s get working on that OLPC XO-3, shall we?

Asus with new All in One Eee Top models

source – by John Pope

This post is the first one of the many that will speak about All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop PCs, which are gaining more and more popularity thanks to the increase interest in compact devices with touch support. Today we’ll talk about the latest announced models from the Asus EEE Top series of desktop All in Ones, the ET2010PNT, ET2010P, ET2010PN, ET2010AGT, ET2010AGT and ET1610PT models. The first five are 20 inch models and the last one is a 15.6 inch model, all touch, but not all multitouch enabled.
The ASUS Eee Top ET2010PNT and ET2010PN are powered by the Atom D510 CPU running at 1.66 GHz with Nvidia Ion 2 graphic chip, 2 GB RAM and Windows 7 Home Premium OS. The ET2010PN model has a smaller 320 GB hard drive (vs 500 GB) and no multi touch on the display. ET2010P uses the D410 Atom CPU at 1.6 GHz with Intel NW10 graphics and non touchscreen display.


ASUS Eee Top ET2010AGT and ET2010AG models are powered by Athlon X2 250u CPUs at 1.6 GHz, ATI Radeon HD 5470 512MB graphics. The ET2010AGT features a touchscreen display, double the RAM (4GB) and a 500 GB Hard drive. Both have HDMI and DVD burners. From what I understand all 20 inch displays have 1440 x 900 pixels resolution.
Eee Top ET1610PT is the low budget model, with a 15.6 inch screen, Atom D410 CPU, 160 GB hard drive, 1 GB RAM and Intel GMA 3150 graphics chip. Windows XP is the standard OS here. I would stay away from this model, even if it seems a cheap alternative is worth spending mode on a more potent models with touchscreen display.
Price and availability are still unknown but I bet it will be sooner rather than later this year.

Nice design for all of the new EEE Top models

original source : Slashgear

22 Most Unusual Google Earth Photos

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Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on the Earth to view satellite images, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others. This amazing software allows you to search the whole planet right from your comfortable rooms. Fans of Google Earth have been on a virtual searching chase looking for anything interesting and amazing. Here we have collected some of the mind blowing and spectacular sights to mesmerize you. Enjoy and feel free to share it with others.

Terrain Face in Google Maps

The terrain in Alberta, Canada accidentally forms what looks like a human face when viewed from the air or when viewing the satellite pic in Google Maps.

Osmington White Horse

The Osmington White Horse, outside Sutton Poyntz, UK. This prehistoric figure is carved into the white chalk of the hillside – such horse carved shapes are called “Leucippotomy”.

Google Escher Effect pic from Houston

Here’s another weird satellite pic from Google Maps of some downtown Houston skyscrapers. This effect has become known as the “Escher Effect”, or the “Google Escher Effect”.

Heart-shaped island highlighted by Google Earth becomes hit with lovers

The 130,000 square yard islet of Galesnjak came to prominence after its unusual shape was highlighted on Google Earth.

Land Art near Munich Airport

Land Art or “Earth Art” appearing in a field near the airport in Munich, Germany.

KFC space logo

Yum! Brands Inc created the logo near Rachel, Nevada, and claimed it’s the first ad that can be seen from space. If you recall, the same company had previously wanted to beam a laser ad up onto the moon for Pizza Hut, but had later scaled back to buying ad placement on the side of a Russian rocket.

Firefox Logo

Crop circle art made in the shape of the iconic Firefox Logo near Portland, Oregon,

Where’s Waldo in Google Maps?

Canadian artist Melanie Coles built a large image of the iconic “Waldo” onto a rooftop at an undisclosed location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Will U Marry Me

Marriage proposal seen on a rooftop via Google Maps.


Bunny in Google Maps

Giant Pink Bunny created by a group of artists near Artesina, Italy as seen in Google Maps.

Coca Cola Logo in Google Maps

This Coca-Cola logo in Google Maps was apparently created out of coke bottles just outside of Arica in Chile.

Portrait of Ghenghis Khan in Google Maps

Out of some sort of fear that they might forget who he was, the people of Mongolia have carved the likeness of Ghenghis Khan onto a hillside outside of Ulaanbaatar. (See it in Google Maps.)

The Vitruvian Man by Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man – one of the world’s most recognizable illustrations – is rendered here in crop art in Germany.

Man-Shaped Lake in Brazil

The Palm Islands of Dubai

The Palm Islands are artificial islands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on which major commercial and residential infrastructure will be constructed. They are being constructed by Nakheel Properties, a property developer in the United Arab Emirates, who hired Belgian and Dutch dredging and marine contractor Jan De Nul and Van Oord, some of the world’s specialists in land reclamation. The islands are the Palm Jumeirah, the Palm Jebel Ali and the Palm Deira.

Oprah Maze

She’s got a massive syndicated show and a magazine called O, and she was dubbed the most powerful celebrity in the world by Forbes. Why shouldn’t Oprah get her own corn maze? An Arizona farmer created this 2004 tribute to the TV talk-show host.

Iraq’s Bloody Lake

This blood-red lake outside Iraq’s Sadr City garnered a fair share of macabre speculation when it was noticed in 2007. One tipster told the tech blog Boing Boing that he was “told by a friend” that slaughterhouses in Iraq sometimes dump blood into canals. No one has offered an official explanation, but it’s more likely that the color comes from sewage, pollution or a water-treatment process.

World’s Largest Fingerprint

Mystery Stone Arrow

Guitar-Shaped Mansion

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Europe’s biggest publisher embraces the WePad not iPad

iPhone HD arriving this summer

source – by John Biggs

The rumor mill is churning today as news of a CDMA iPhone running on Verizon will be manufactured by Pegatron in China while a whole new AT&T model, made by Foxconn, will also drop in the summer/fall timeframe. the Journal notes that the two new devices will be exactly the same except, obviously, the CDMA version will lack a SIM card.

We’ve seen weird leaks of an iPhone 4G screen – something longer than the current iPhone screen with a front-facing camera – but nothing concrete. We also need to take this with a grain of salt. Asian manufacturers enjoy talking up their connections with certain companies because it gives them a slight boost in the equities markets, so this could be a pump and dump.

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Windows Phone 7 Series on HTC Touch Diamond

source – By Joseph L. Flatley

If there’s any better argument for rigid spec requirements for Windows Phone 7 Series hardware, it’s this video of an HTC Touch Diamond running the OS at an especially syrupy pace. Indeed, the lag is so severe that it could very well be some trickery in the form of a RDP client running on a 7 Series emulator, which is in turn running on a PC — which, now that we think of it, is a pretty good possibility. Whichever way they achieved this feat, it’s certainly not a recipe for a viable handset. But we do know that these sort of “ports” are only going to increase as time goes on. See for yourself after the break.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

Update: Sure enough, the author of the video has fessed up that this is an RDP hack job — in other words, it has absolutely zero bearing on how WinPho 7 would actually perform in some post-apocalyptic future where it’s been successfully ported to the Touch Diamond (that being said, we certainly wouldn’t be surprised if the herky-jerky action ends up being just about accurate).