State Grid Company for Robust Smart Grid in China

“State Grid Company had previously set an aggressive target of building a robust smart grid in China by 2020 and plans to invest $600 billion in developing its national smart grid over the next decade. ” …
 
 

Neofonie WePad Is An 11.6″, Android-Based iPad Killer

WePad, a vast machine with an 11.6″ display (1366×768), a rather quick 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, a webcam (for video chats, we imagine), two USB sockets, a flash card reader, integrated WWAN modem, GMA3150 graphics (far better than on most e-readers) and a battery that is said to last six hours …
 
 

Cloaking device makes objects invisible

Scientists are a step closer to creating a Star Trek-style cloaking device after demonstrating a material that makes objects beneath it appear to vanish. …
 
 

GigaPan panorama robot now for SLRs, too

GigaPan Systems will release a robotic camera accessory that’s best aligned with its market of panorama enthusiasts: those who use digital SLRs. …
 
 

Google TV: Google working with Intel and Sony on Android-based TV

According to a report in the New York Times, Google will be the latest company trying to convince users that they want to surf the web from their living room — it’s working with Intel and Sony on a new platform called Google TV. …
 
 

Toyota to build 1 million hybrid cars in 2011

Toyota Motor Corporation is planning to increase the global production of gas-electric hybrid cars to 1 million units in 2011, twice the volume of last year, as it tries to keep its leading position in the growing low-emission car market.. Read More

Sharkoon SATA QuickPort USB3.0: USB 2.5-Inch / 3.5-Inch SATA HDD to USB 3.0 Docking Station

Sharkoon had added a USB3.0 interface to our SATA QuickPort and are now proud to introduce one of the first USB3.0 devices in the world …
 
 

Sky 3DTV Demo: The 3D TV Mania

Here’s the demo of Sky’s 3DTV prototype, which broadcasts three-dimensional images using standard Sky HD technology but it requires a special screen …
 
 

Top 10 Gadgets of 2009

The end for the year 2009 is coming. Let’s recall the best technological gadgets for 2009 created by Time Magazine. …
 
 

LG unveils the Full HD 3D LCD

Are you ready for the 3D TV evolution? LG has just revealed the first mass produced Full HD 3D-capable monitor, based on the “Shutter Glasses” technology, is now available in your average 23” LCD monitor with a Full HD resolution. …
 
 

PS3 Firmware 3.10 Released, with Facebook Integration

Are you ready to broadcast your trophies ad PlayStation Store activity to your Facebook page, by linking your PlayStation Network account to your Facebook account, PS3 can automatically update your Facebook News Feed. You can then login to your facebook account and other social network site to check your updates, and your friends’ updates through the PS3’s built-in web browser. …
 
 

Verizon’s Motorola Droid Demo

Verizon’s first phone with the Google Android as its mobile operating system will be launched next Friday, November 6, 2009. Today Verizon provides a demo video of the highly-anticipated phone. here are the specifications of the phone. …
 
 

Meet the 1.1 Teraflop Supercomputer

Meet the Asustek 1.1 Teraflop supercomputer! Asustek Computer unveiled its first supercomputer – desktop computer-sized ESC 1000, which uses NVIDIA graphics processors to attain speeds up to 1.1 teraflops. …
 
 

Google releases Android 2.0 SDK

Google today released the SDK for the much-anticipated 2.0 update to the operating system – the Eclair. Android 2.0 offers a number of feature improvements and interface tweaks. The biggest new feature is multitouch support. …
 
 

Coming Soon on Domain Names: Asian, Arabic & other scripts.

According to BBC: The internet is on the brink of the “biggest change” to its working “since it was invented 40 years ago”, the net regulator Icann has said. The proposal was initially approved in 2008 will allow domain names written in Asian, Arabic or other scripts. …
 
 

SexBox: The Adults Only Gaming Console

Oh wow! Finally, we adults may have a console that we can enjoy soon about adult situations, adult actions, adult language, adult movies and any adult stuffs. Interesting, huh?! Xbox, Wii, PlayStation 3, SexBox? An integrated circuit manufacturer appears to be working on the SexBox, a console designed to play AO-rated games.   Silicon Xtal Corporation, located in San Jose California, registered the name SexBox in the US for use with a “video gaming console comprised of computer hardware with unique controls which plays Adult Only rated (AO) video game software titles.” Can’t get much clearer than that. The trademark description also explains the device may be used as a gateway to other adult entertainment and massive multiplayer online games. Wait, massive multiplayer adult games?   …
 

Sony’s 3-D Gamble: Must-See TV or the Next Smell-o-Vision?

Comments from Sony CEO Howard Stringer indicate the company’s about to take a big plunge into 3-D home entertainment. Such a development would require a push not only from electronics manufacturers, but also from content producers. However, with the use of active rather than passive 3-D technology as well as digital broadcasting, the jump to 3-D may not be too far away.   …
 

Japanese Robonurse cares for elderly

Japanese researchers have created a robot nurse that can lift elderly patients from wheelchairs and beds. Naturally, it looks like a giant teddy bear.   Riba, short for Robot for Interactive Body Assistance, was developed by the state-run Riken research center. Promoters are calling it the world’s first robot to lift people in its arms.   Riba can move patients weighing up to 134 pounds in its foam-padded paws and transfer them from beds to wheelchairs. Its cute face is designed to make the 400-pound robot less imposing. …
 

Nokia Booklet 3G brings all day mobility to the PC world

Nokia finally announced a very real 10-inch Netbook – 3G mini-laptops or “smartbooks.” It’s called the Booklet 3G, it has a clear design relationship with its phone line, while still being an honest-to-goodness laptop. It’s running an Atom Z530 processor, it is also noted that it has: an SD card reader A-GPS and maps integration an HDMI port Wi-Fi 3G (obviously) a webcam Bluetooth a 12-hour battery life   Nokia Official Press Release:   Espoo, Finland – After more than 25 years as a pioneer and leader in the mobile industry, Nokia will bring its rich mobility heritage and knowledge to the PC world with the new, Windows based, Nokia Booklet 3G.   Powered by the efficient Intel Atom processor, the Nokia Booklet 3G delivers impressive performance with up to 12 hours of battery life, enabling people to leave their power cable behind and still be connected and productive. Delivering the rich experience of a full-function PC inside an ultra-portable aluminum chassis, the new mini-laptop weighs 1.25 kilograms, …
 

Apple iPad Compete Against the Amazon’s Kindle?

A Border customer survey asks about a mystery Apple iPad large-screen reading device. There are rumors swirling out there about a forthcoming Apple tablet of some sort. And while we certainly don’t feel the need to point you to each and every supposed leaked photo or tip from a super-secret inside source, this potential clue is too interesting to pass on. …
 

The Sony PSP Go – the smallest PSP

  This will be the smallest and mightiest PSP® system yet. You can download rich, immersive digital gaming or the best movies and TV shows saved directly to the ample 16GB hard drive and browse the incredibly deep lineup of PSP gaming and movie content on the PlayStation® Network. Another cool feature is the use of the built-in Bluetooth support to connect a wireless headset and utilize Skype to talk with friends. But best of all, show off your content via the ultra-crisp 3.8 inch LCD screen on the most portable PSP system yet.   This will be the most portable PSP, thus the name Go. The release date for the PSP Go is in Fall of 2009.

Cisco and Warner Music extend Web partnership

Warner Music Group announced Wednesday that it has expanded its partnership with Cisco Systems, using the tech giant’s software platform to power more Web sites for its artists.   Warner Music is the first and only company that has said it is using Cisco’s Eos social media software platform. Cisco announced the platform and hosted service in January.   The service, called Eos, allows media and entertainment companies to create, manage, and grow online communities. Through Eos, Cisco has compiled technology tools and slapped on an easy-to-use interface to make building and customizing Web sites easy. But most importantly, it’s bundled into the software technology that will allow media companies to build interactive Web sites so that fans can connect with musicians, TV shows, movies, or whatever brands they want to promote. Read More

New Sony Walkman: 32GB X Series

Rediscover music with the 32GB X Series Walkman® video MP3 player. Watch videos, view pictures and surf the internet in breathtaking contrast, brightness and color on the astounding, 3-inch OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen. Hear your music as the artist intended. This player is equipped with Digital Clear audio technologies such as S-Master digital amplifier and a digital noise canceling function that delivers your audio without distortions or distractions. Premium EX noise canceling headphones are also included.   Product Details Size: 32 GB Color: Black Brand: Sony Model: NWZ-X1061FBLK Released on: 2009-07-01 Dimensions: 3.87″ h x 2.12″ w x .40″ l, .35 pounds …
 

QR-code for your website: Mobile tagging

Is your website QR-ready? But what is QR in the first place? A QR Code is a matrix code or two-dimensional bar code, as shown on the left, created by Japanese Denso-Wave corporation. The “QR” is derived from “Quick Response”, which decode its content at high speed. QR Codes are common in Japan and most current Japanese mobile phones can read QR code with their built-in camera. …
 

Wireless Power System, Possible?

Wires are used to carry electricity and telecommunications signals. In telecommunications, wireless connections are possible such as TV broadcasting, mobile communication, Wi-Fi, AM/FM transmission, infrared, bluetooth, satellites and many more. And who would thought that wireless power transmission is possible. When I was in college, I was thinking of creating a wireless soldering iron – a tool used for applying heat to two contacting metal parts, for our thesis but we did not pursue it because of wireless power transmission impossibilities so we arrived with a Digital Power Consumption Meter device instead.   Today, US researchers have successfully tested an experimental system to deliver power to the devices without the need for wires. Electric tech could make plugs obsolete. …
 

Kingston DataTraveler 128GB and 256GB Flash Drive

Introducing The DataTraveler Family of Kingston:   Kingston’s DataTraveler USB Flash Drive is the latest in portable flash memory storage from the greatest name in memory. Reliable and easy to use, it’s the choice of corporations and consumers alike for securely storing, carrying and transferring important digital files.   Kingston’s new DataTraveler® 300 is a convenient way to store, carry and transfer files. With its 256GB capacity, DataTraveler 300 contains plenty of room for storing photos, music and important files. Secure data with Password Traveler software, which allows you to create and access a password-protected, secure area of the drive called a “Privacy Zone.” For now, its only available in Far East, Europe, Middle East & Africa only.   Kingston’s new DataTraveler 200 USB Flash drive is ideal for storing and transferring digital images and presentations and transporting all kinds of data. With capacities up to 128GB, the DataTraveler 200 features password protection via Password Traveler software, which allows you to create and access a password-protected, secure area of the drive called a “Privacy Zone.” DataTraveler 200 is ideal for those who need significant storage capacity and data protection in a sleek, durable design. With a capless design and enhanced …
 

Google Android 2.0 Release Makes Debut

 We’ve known for a while that Android 2.0, Google’s mobile operating system, was going to be arriving soon. We got a preview of some of its new features while we were at the Google I/O conference in May. Additions such as Android Search, text-to-speech compatability, and gesture support were welcomed additions to the mobile OS. – Mashable     Here are some of Android 2.0’s key features: Android Search: It’s a universal search tool for searching both the web and your phone at the same time. Text-to-Speech Support: Have a Google Voice (Google Voice) account? Developers are going to integrate it with your Gphone very soon. Gesture support: Instead of scrolling through your contacts to find the “P” names, all you have to do now is draw the letter “P.” Nifty, right? CDMA support: Sprint phones are CDMA phones. Guess who’s going to be getting Android phones soon? Automated backups A new camera app Better performance The Donut build is actively being ported to current handsets, with a (very crashy) version available for the G1 handset already.   Some of the key features and widgets will be made available in ‘cooked’ 1.5 builds, which will make “the best stuff available …
 

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 (with 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses)

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 is out in the market. p>    Sony (alpha) A230 DSLR Camera Two Lens Kit,With 18-55mm ,55-200mm SAM Lenses, 8GB SD Memory Card, Camera System Bag, Digital Memory Case(4)   From Sony Price: $749.99   Product Description: Capture your precious moments with improved clarity and reduced blur with the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A230Y digital SLR camera. Brimming with features, the a A230 combines high-resolution 10.2 MP, simple operation, high sensitivity (ISO 3200) and advanced noise reduction. Plus, Eye-Start Autofocus and pop-up flash help you shoot faster while SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization works with virtually every lens. In addition to the on-screen Help Guide and convenient Creative style settings, the a A230Y has a bright 2.7″ LCD and comes with an 18-55mm standard zoom lens and a 55-200mm telephoto lens. Product Details …
 

Introducing the Google Chrome OS – To Kill Microsoft?

It’s been an exciting nine months since we launched the Google Chrome browser. Already, over 30 million people use it regularly. We designed Google Chrome for people who live on the web — searching for information, checking email, catching up on the news, shopping or just staying in touch with friends. However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web. So today, we’re announcing a new project that’s a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.   Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we’re already talking to partners about the project, and we’ll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve. …
 

HTML 5 Specs – New Markup, New API

HTML 5 is the next major revision of the core markup language of the World Wide Web. HTML 5 is said to have a big transition in Web application development that might even make plug-in-based rich Internet application (RIA) technologies like Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Sun JavaFX obsolete. The ideas behind HTML 5 were initiated in 2004 by the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG). HTML 5 incorporates Web Forms 2.0, another WHATWG specification. The HTML 5 specification was adopted as the starting point of the work of the new HTML working group of the W3C in 2007. HTML 5 provides a number of new elements and attributes that reflect typical usage on modern Web sites. Some of them are replacements for common uses of generic block <div>and inline <span>elements, for example <nav> (website navigation block) and <footer> . Other elements provide new functionality through a standardized interface, such as the <audio> and <video> elements. Some elements in HTML 4.01 have been dropped like <font> <center> in which the effects are defined in the stylesheet.   There are also new APIs, such as: …
 

HRP-4C – New Humanoid Robot

New Japanese humanoid robot that can move her arms and show facial expressions such as anger and surprise. Sugoi ne! それは実際に興味深い。     Excerpt from BBC: Japanese scientists have unveiled a female humanoid that can walk, move her arms and show facial expressions such as anger and surprise, the BBC reports. The "cybernetic human," named HRP-4C, was shown to reporters in Tsukuba City, northeast of Tokyo. The robot, which will sell for $200,000, also will make a special appearance in a Tokyo fashion show.   …
 

Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 (Black)

  Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 (Black) From Logitech List Price: $99.99 Price: $69.99     Product Description Enjoy image-perfect detail and clarity. Carl Zeiss optics and Autofocus keep images razor-sharp, even in extreme close-ups.       Product Details Amazon Sales Rank: #10 in Consumer Electronics Color: Black Brand: Logitech Model: 960-000048 Platform: Windows Format: CD Original language: English Dimensions: 8.86" h x 7.64" w x 3.35" l, 3.00 pounds Native resolution: 1600×1200     Features Box Contents – Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000, USB cable (6-feet), QuickCam Software CD including Logitech Video Effects, one-click video e-mail, QuickCapture for photos, Windows Live Messenger, Skype with free full-screen video calling, video-enabled AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, HP Photosmart Essential application for capturing, editing, customizing, and printing images (Web download required) and Quick-start guide Conveniently clips to virtually any flat-panel monitor or notebook Logitech Video Effects – Personalize your conversations with hundreds of avatars and face accessories that mirror expressions and motion using Fun Filters to add playful photographic effects such as fisheye, ’50s Movie Reel, neonize, and more Universal monitor clip mounts easily on any type of display or notebook computer Carl Zeiss optics     More Information