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Archive for December 2008

xmas-usbThe Christmas tree USB flash drive may be the near perfect gift for your nerd friend with an 8GB storage capacity and boasts an AES-256 bit hardware encryption to protect your sensitive files. The drive also boasts a durable solid rubber casing with bold colors, plug and play, and more than 10 years data retention. Measuring 63.7mm x 26.3mm x 15mm, the Christmas Tree USB Flash Drive is priced at $14.

computers_ownershipThe Economist published a list containing interesting figures for computer ownership per inhabitant, per country.  Israel would have 1.22 computers per person, 0.76 for the USA and 0.57 in France.

Wish all readers a safe and happy holiday.

nokia_6208The Nokia 6208 Classic features a touchscreen as well as a regular, alphanumeric keypad. Apparently the piece does not run on Symbian 9.4 S60 5th Edition but may come with an S40 interface tweaked to work with a touchscreen. Specs on the device include a 2.8 inch TFT touchscreen with 16 million colors and 240 x 320 pixels, Quad band GSM connectivity with GPRS, EDGE; 27MB of internal memory with MicroSD card support; 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash. It weighs a mere 130 grams and measures 109.8 x 49.3 x 14.7 mm.Pricing details and date of arrival have yet to be released.

The known specification of Nokia 6208 Classic as below:
2.8 inch TFT display with 16 million colors and 240 x 320 pixels.
Quad band GSM connectivity with GPRS and EDGE.
27MB of internal memory.
Support MicroSD Card.
3.2MP camera with auto focus and flash.
Weight with 130 grams.
Dimension with 109.8 x 49.3 x 14.7 milimeters.

lgThe Korean consumer electronics giant has rolled out its new LG-SH490 clamshell phone which is dubbed as the Make-up Phone. Available in Smoky Red, Deep Blue and Pearl White, you can choose up to 18 of their emoticons to be displayed on the front panel thanks to the LED animation lighting provided. You will also find VoIP support, a global roaming service, a 3 megapixel camera and a built-in electronic dictionary in the Make-up Phone. The LG-SH490 will be available only in Korea through SK Telecom for around $375 after conversion.

lg_lcdLG Korea announce an LCD module that it says looks as good outdoors in sunlight ads it does indoors. The 14.1-inch display is intended for laptop computers and allows users to switch display modes to suit the location. The illumination from a backlight panel behind the screen, results in an image that looks good indoors but is not bright enough to be seen outdoors. Reflective panels use a mirror behind the screen to reflect ambient light for a brighter outdoor image but one that looks dark indoors.Halfway between these two technologies are transreflective panels that have both a mirror and backlight behind the panel and offer a compromise between the two types of display but don’t excel outdoors or inside. The new LG Display panel can be switched between backlight mode, when indoors, to reflective mode, when outdoors, at the touch of a button allowing the best of both technologies without any compromise, the company plans to unveil it at CES in January.

google_street-view1A select bunch of Japanese journalists, professors and lawyers recently demanded Google to shut down its Street View service in Japan, touting claims that it violates people’s privacy.

Street View provides close-up photographic views of areas on Google Earth satellite images, and some of those images picture people and their homes along with roads, other buildings and other landscape features.

Due to Japan’s strict privacy protections, citizens have the right to have any images that they feel invade their privacy removed, so we’re guessing that this petition might find favour with Japanese authorities.

lenovo_thinkpad_w700ds_dual_screen_laptop_Lenovo boasts its dual-screened Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds laptop . The W700ds comes with your choice of Intel Core 2 Quad processors and combined with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M GPU, 8GB RAM and 960GB of SSD / HDD storage. This unique notebook PC offers a 17-inch screen and an integrated WACOM digitizer. It is priced at $3,600 upwards.


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