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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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Intel, ASUS and ACER: Soon to Launch Super Laptops?

Written on August 24, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Albeit Intel, ASUS and ACER can roll out an Ultrabook of their own soon, MacBook Air has already stolen the spotlight from them.

In the coming days, laptops and netbooks will have to make way for a device that is thinner, lighter and packs more features than its chubbier rivals — the Ultrabook or ultra-portable laptop.

Ever since Apple released its iPad last April, many consumers were swayed by its sleek looks and audio-visual charms. Hence, the world’s largest chip maker – Intel – has set up a $300 million Capital Ultrabook Fund to support technology that will boost the introduction of ultra-portable laptops.

Taiwan’s ASUS is likely to be the first to launch Ultrabooks in India with its UX21. The said device will hit the country during the first quarter of 2012 with an estimated price of Rs 50,000. ACER also plans to roll out an Ultrabook soon after.

However, it could be possible that by the time Ultrabook hits the market, much of its thunder would have already been stolen. Although it is not categorized as one, Apple’s MacBook Air is the first Ultrabook that is already in the market.

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Apple: A Still Growing PC Maker in Western Europe

Written on August 18, 2011 by Lulu

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Gartner stated that Apple is the only PC manufacturer based on Western Europe which continuously grows.

During a continent wide breakdown on Wednesday, Gartner stated that Apple was the only major computer manufacturer – based in Western Europe – that continuously grows. Apple increased its shipment by half a percent, hitting 7% of the market. Meanwhile, other Windows-based PC makers such as HP, Delli, and Acer dropped in the same period of time.

The said pattern was the same from one country to another. Apple gained share in the UK and had a boost in France where its raw shipments increased up to 6.4 points to reach 5.8% — enough to put it in the top five for the first time. Samsung was one of the few others to see an upside in any area, but it was only registered in the top five in France.

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Acer Iconia Smart, Finally Arriving in September

Written on August 11, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The much-awaited Android smartphone from Acer will finally hit the shelves in September.

At last, Acer had finally set a launching date for their Gingerbread-powered handset: The Iconia Smart. The manufacturer recently announced that the device is slated to be released sometime in September. Acer remains silent with regards to details of such delays, but some reports claimed that the Japan earthquake has been one of the reasons behind the issue. Meanwhile, those products – that have been believed to be affected by the said earthquake – did not face any problems in terms of production.

The Acer Iconia Smart, as leaked out, will be sporting a 1024×480 resolution with a measurement of 4.8 inches. The handset will also run on Android 2.3 and 1GHz processor, with advanced features such as an 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front facing camera.

According to FCC’s documents, the device is suggested to have its first landing in North America, however the launching date stays undisclosed until now. Meanwhile, the Acer Germany’s official Facebook unveiled that the European version of the Smart will be retailed for a €499 or $700 USD.

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Pegatron’s Plan to Be the Second iPhone 5 Supplier, Still on Track

Written on August 03, 2011 by Lulu

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Pegatron declared that they are still on track with their plan to be the second iPhone 5 Supplier.

Pegatron’s plan to be the second company to supply iPhone 5 is still on track. The said firm’s order is now expected to be 10 million, instead of the earlier hinted 15 million. However, it will still release the said device in September. The information slightly contradicts the rumor that Apple’s new smartphone may not appear until October, since Pegatron would be shipping directly to Apple and customers.

As the primary manufacturer of CDMA iPhones, Pegatron is widely known to the manufacturing base. However, it’s just a runner-up to Foxconn that handles GSM iPhones. The revelations from Verizon which stated that iPhone 5 is probably a dual-mode phone may turn Pegatron’s production into a compliment instead of a vital responsibility. This kind of strategy might prevent the chronic shortages and international delays to occur.

Irrespective of the iPhone plans, Pegatron is hoping to increase its responsibility to include the iPad and Macs. iPhone margins are said to be small and leave the company eager to diversify its contracts. Pegatron was ASUS’ original manufacturing wing and still produces notebooks for ASUS and other companies until today. These includes 8 to 10 million planned for Acer for next year.

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ACER Iconia Tab A100, Coming This August

Written on July 30, 2011 by Lulu

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ACER will be releasing the Iconia Tab A100 in US earlier than expected at around $300.

ACER retail channels are being told that the Iconia A100 will hit the US earlier than expected. The said device, which is a 7-inch Android 3.2 tablet, is now set to launch in early August and will cost well below the 10-inch A500, at $300. It still includes Tegra 2 processor, smaller screen, and it will pare back the storage to 8GB and half the RAM to 512MB.

The Taiwan developer wanted the A100 release by May, but had to do so by shoehorning Android 3.0 into a non-native resolution. It discovered that the user interface had to be optimized, ultimately resulting to wait for Android 3.2.

Two low-end Windows 7 notebooks should arrive at the same period: The 15.6-inch Aspire 5750Z, that will be around $475 because of its use of a Pentium processor, even if it will have 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive; and a larger cousin of Aspire will follow, the 17.3-inch 7739Z that may cost the same with similar performance.

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New Acer Laptop Announcements Kick Off this Week

Written on September 27, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Something new is coming the Acer way this week, and you will love the additional extras they've included on their laptops. And though it might not come in as a complete surprise to you, you might just like the new systems all the same.

From the long-life TimelineX series to the 3D-enabled systems, a handful of laptop announcements from Acer take off this week.

First on the list is Acer Aspire 5745DG. It has Nvidia’s 3D Vision Technology and GT 420M graphics, and Intel Core i5 CPU. The system will be available late next month for $999. Next is a trio of multimedia laptops: Acer Aspire AS5742G, AS5745 and AS7745. All, except AS5745, uses Nvidia’s Optimus graphics switching technology and Intel’s Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs. The AS7745 uses ATI’s Radeon 5650 as its GPU. However, there in so concrete price and availability details about the trio yet.

Third on the list is Acer Aspire AS89943G, which is a refresh of the existing 18.4-inch laptop. It has a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, uses quad core Intel Core i7 as CPU, and ATI Radeon 5850 GPU. With a price tag of $1,499, this model will hit the market immediately. Lastly comes Acer Aspire 1830T. The 1830T is an 11-inch ultra-portable laptop from the Timeline family that uses the ULV version of Intel’s Core i7 CPU. This new product will come with a whooping $899.

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Acer tablet equipped with Android – to be Launched this Year

Written on July 19, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Acer had open its doors for Android Tablet when they offered some indication that it was planning to launch at least one Android-based tablet before the end of this year, and it seems that we’re getting sneak peaks on the information.

According to DigiTimes, Acer is planning to launch both 7-inch ad 10-inch tablets sometime this year, most probably 2nd quarter. Allegedly, both were ARM-based and running Android 2.2 (with Flash support). The details were still pretty simple, but DigiTimes is backing up earlier that Acer’s looking for a partner with mobile carriers on the devices, which we assume that they are looking for a 3G option.

This step of Acer is more or less giving us two thumbs up!

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