Computing

Stack your Mac Mini with Iomega’s MiniMax

So, you bought your little Mac Mini with ideal thoughts, right? It’s tiny form factor, OSX, its sleek style, and its cool little remote all sold you on the idea of using it as a DVR or media center PC. Who can blame you? It was a great idea at the time… until you came to the realization that while ...

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LG L226WT LCD, the first “Vista Ready” Screen

For reasons unbeknown to us, LG’s new 22″ LCD monitor comes equipped with a “Vista Ready” sticker attached on the screen. For the non-tech savvy, this could turn out to be a nightmare. “Oh God! Why does that monitor say Vista Ready, and the one I already bought for Christmas doesn’t! AHH I always get the wrong thing!”. Will this ...

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NEC’s ShieldPRO Tablet PC: New, Tough, and Ugly

People must like dropping their laptops, because laptop manufacturers continue to churn out ruggedized laptops, such as the ShieldPRO Tablet from NEC. This is one tough tablet: it can survive 3-foot drops onto concrete, -20C to 50C (-4F to 122F) temperatures, dust, sand, even being fully submerged in water. The ShieldPRO is encased in 48mm (1.89 inch) thick magnesium alloy, ...

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New AMD Brisbane processors hit 65nm

The first 65 nanometer chips made by AMD have just arrived. The codename for these chips is Brisbane, and they are a welcome addition to the Athlon 64 line. Probably the most significant part of these new chips is a transition to 65nm from the previously held 90nm AMD CPUs. Like nearly every processor released nowadays, the Brisbane line is ...

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X-Arm tilts and adjusts your TV for you

You really aren’t lazy, right? It’s not your fault that finding the perfect viewing angle of your brand new LCD TV takes forever to hone into in your living room. The X-Arm is here to solve your viewing angle problems. The X-Arm is able to extend your TV up to a foot from the wall, allowing you,the viewer, to change ...

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12 Inch Macbook Pros on the way?

With the Macworld Expo 2007 rapidly approaching, Mac rumors are flowing through the pipeline. The word is that sources believed to be very reliable are confirming Apple’s development of a smaller and ultra thin Macbook Pro, even thinner then the current anorexic Macbook’s (17 inch pictured). Pricing is still yet to be confirmed, but the people upstairs are saying that ...

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The Antec Nine Hundred Gamers Case turns your PC into a freezer

As any custom PC builder knows, Antec’s cases are among the best. The Antec Nine Hundred Gamer Case serves up Antec quality with a large form factor that allows for much expandability for all those extra hard drives and PCI cards you have running your PC. In case you were wondering, Antec does have a solid justification for naming this ...

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Release of First UWB USB Hub Imminent

Belkin has announced that their Cable-Free USB Hub will be released in mid-December. The device employs UWB (Ultra-Wide Band) technology to transmit data from USB devices to your computer. Belkin claims the hub can reach speeds of up to 480MBps at a range of up to 30 feet. The Belkin Cable-Free USB Hub will retail for $200, and will be ...

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Casio Unveils New Tiny Liquid Fuel Cell

Fuel cells seem to be the rage these days, what with LG showing off a concept laptop powered by one, and now Casio has developed this tiny wonder. Measuring just 27.2 x 46 x 2.8mm, Casio’s new fuel cell converts methanol to hydrogen gas. DigitalCameraInfo claims the device can remain ‘autonomous and continuous’, though it’s unlikely they mean that literally, ...

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New LG ‘e-Book’ Concept is Gas-Guzzler

LG has unveiled a new concept laptop they call the ‘e-Book’. No, this isn’t an eBook reader. It’s a forward-thinking laptop, sporting an OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) screen (which is much more energy-efficient than an ordinary LCD screen), a second OLED screen for the keyboard, and a fuel-cell battery. Here’s where things get confusing. Some sources report the battery uses ...

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