Sat, 04 Aug 2007 15:24:22 GMT
Zonbu - First Ever Cheapest Zero Emissions PC
The highly anticipated energy efficient personal computer (a conventional subscription based PC, without the keyboard, mouse and monitor) is finally out for sale. The environmentally perplexed world has its first ever zero emissions PC, certified by the Green Electronics Council it can be purchased through its website, zonbu.com.
Zonbu runs on an intel powered microprocessor from VIA technologies, Taiwan with 512 MB RAM plus 4 GB flash memory card. The PC also uses the Gentoo version of the Linux operating system that allows a free upgrade to latest version of all applications, the device comes without the power-consuming fan as well.
It also plays music, movies and does just everything that 90% of the users want - consuming six times lesser energy than a standard light bulb, its also the cheapest PC seen off late @ $250 but purchase on a two-year subscription itll be a sale for $99 with the subscriptions priced between $12.95 to $19.95 per month.
Though, 4 GB may just be enough for the mini computer yet, if you want an enhanced memory, youll have to subscribe to the Zonbox service that provides free and flawless software and firmware updates, up to 100GB.
It may be difficult to comprehend consumers going in for an energy efficient PC thatll sells on the detested subscription based system, yet, who knows the green aspect backing the PC helps it sell like cellphones with people paying out of their monthly earnings. Whether Zonbu sells like the hot cake or not, one things for sure itll give us a simple and eco-friendly computing experience.
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Mon, 16 Jul 2007 02:55:34 GMT
reviews the Nokia 6300 and writes: “The sides of the 6300 are pretty bare, as the general design of the phone is quite simple and clean. The right side of the phone houses the volume keys and the left side has no buttons at all. Both sides have a blue indicator light that lights up every time a call comes in or an SMS is received. The back of the phone has only the loudspeaker and camera lens. The power button is located on the top of the phone. Nokia has done away with the Pop-port connector and now favors a miniUSB port instead. The 2.5mm jack and charging port are also located on the bottom of the phone.”
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Sun, 15 Jul 2007 14:25:58 GMT
Nokia E62 Smartphone Review
reviews the Nokia E62 Smartphone. “Take the opportunity to experience the Nokia E62 unlocked GSM Smartphone. Unparalleled user interface. Premium materials and design. Reliable, secure connections.”
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Sun, 15 Jul 2007 01:37:58 GMT
- Check out this supposed Google Phone render by way of the mobile burn forums. Apparently screenshotted from a survey site, the "Google Phone" will be manufacturered by Samsung, and have the standard desktop Google apps-search, Gmail, Maps, Blogger, etc. Not only that, this phone will be available for a "internet monthly flat fee" and a 3-month discount.
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Sun, 15 Jul 2007 00:39:37 GMT
Teacher Gets Busted After Texting Local Cops for Weed
- Be careful what you send via text. Ann Greenfield, a 34-year old teacher in Kentucky, got screwed over after accidentally texting a state trooper and not her dealer for some marijuana. The cop texted her back, set up a meeting place, and when Greenfiled showed up, had an entire squad waiting for her. I've heard of drunk texting before, but sadly this was sober. Moral of the story: look before you text.
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July 12, 2007, 5:34 AM CT
How the brain and an iPhone differ
UO psychologist Edward Awh and colleagues have found that people with high IQs may be able to remember more than the four objects an average person can store in short-term memory, but they may not be able to recall the objects with clarity.
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How many simple objects can you think about at once? Even though people feel they have rich visual experiences, researchers have found that the average person is only aware of about four items at a time.
This ability, say researchers at the University of Oregon, varies from person to person, and theyve found that an individuals capacity of short-term memory is a strong predictor of IQ and scholastic achievement. People with high IQs can think about more things at once.
Because the capacity of the short-term memory system seems to underlie a core aspect of intelligence, cognitive psychologists have been interested in determining what causes a four-item limit for most people. One reasonable idea, which researchers have been tossing about, is that memory capacity might be influenced by the complexity of items being stored.
For example, a four-gigabyte iPhone, the popular new Apple cell phone, might be able to hold about 1,000 four-minute songs, but, of course, far fewer songs would fit in storage if the songs were all 20 minutes in length, explained UO psychology professors Edward Awh and Edward Vogel, co-authors with recent UO graduate Brian Barton on a study published in the July issue of Psychological Science.
Does human memory work the same way? Their study drew some surprising conclusions on the topic. Even when very complex objects had to be remembered by subjects participating in laboratory experiments, participants, who ranged in age from 18 to 30, still were able to hold four items in active memory. However, Awh said, the clarity of those items was not perfect, and some people had much clearer memories than others.........
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Thu, 12 Jul 2007 05:33:05 GMT
Prepare for the Assault of the iPhone Blogs
Have you noticed that so many other tech blogs are turning into iPhone blogs?
That's right. For instance, if you take a look at one of the sites on The Smart PDA's blogroll you'll see that the last one hundred or so posts have all been about the iPhone. That's why it's becoming an iPhone blog. Many of these iPhone blogs do feature vastly useful info, featuring accessories, peripherals, and software that early adopters will find useful.
But still! Even if the iPhone is a critically-acclaimed device that represents the largest commercial product launch, there are still other smartphones and PDAs out there. Ignoring them just to focus on the iPhone would be quite a waste.
That's because sometimes, the gadget that best fits your needs isn't the most popular one. If you've bought an iPhone or write about it only because everyone else is, then you've made quite a mistake my friend.
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Tue, 10 Jul 2007 02:28:26 GMT
TV Ads Find Spot on Tiny Screens
From a WSJ article letting us know how commercials are starting to pop up on cell phones.
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Mon, 09 Jul 2007 10:16:14 GMT
Wildcharge Wireless Recharging Station for Motorola RAZR
Even though Wildcharge advertises that their new Motorola RAZR wireless charging station is wireless, you can clearly see a wire involved. You definitely have to hook it up to some power source, but there is no hook-up to your phone itself. All you need to do is put it on the grill.
Unfortunately, I have no idea if this Wildcharge wireless recharging station charges any faster than it would with an old-school wire, and I don't know when it will be available. However, the prevailing rumor is sometime this month, at a price of about $90 USD.
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Fri, 06 Jul 2007 04:10:39 GMT
If you're one of the few people who haven't bought the iPhone yet and are sticking with the ol' iPod, fear not. I found this nice directory of recommended apps to pimp your 'Pod and go where iTunes dare not tread.
iDump freeware copies from your iPod to your PC and shows you the actual file path for each song. iGadget syncs Outlook to your iPod with backups plus a whole lot more like movies schedules, weather forecasts, driving directions, and horoscopes. J. River Media Center is a full-featured media app that more than replaces iTunes. And there's plenty more cool software.
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