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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 Exploring Ways To Help Stephen Hawking Speak

Written on January 10, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Intel Corp. is making efforts to help renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking reverse the slowing of his speech.

Intel Corp is apparently looking for ways to help British physicist Stephen Hawking reverse the slowing of his speech. Intel Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner announced the news during a conference that took place on Sunday at Cambridge, held in celebration of Hawking’s 70th birthday.

Hawking has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, an incurable neurological disease he’s been fighting since the age of 21. The disease has progressed over the years, leaving him almost completely paralyzed and has progressed to a point that it has already affected his speech.

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Windows 8: An Integral Part to Intel’s Strategy

Written on September 13, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Intel is counting on Microsoft's Windows 8 to bring them to a new ground in the PC market.

As reported by PC World, Intel will be showcasing how well will Windows 8 runs on its new Atom processors at the Intel Developer Forum and Microsoft’s BUILD conference. As the champion of Ultabooks, Intel relies heavily on Windows 8 and how well-received it will be on tablets. That said, it will mean a good thing for the chip manufacturer giant if the new OS can grab significant market share.

However, ARM – who already have a major presence in the tablet market – is also counting on Microsoft’s Windows 8 to lead them to the PC market. In fact, the Big Red already announced that their platform will be able to run off ARM chips. Hence, both Intel and ARM have to concede some share in their original strongholds while gaining new ground in the market.

Are you excited to see what Microsoft will be bringing to the table with its Windows 8? Share your insights by leaving a comment.

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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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Lenovo IdeaPad S100 with MeeGo, Now Available in Europe for €180

Written on August 23, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Lenovo's Linux-based MeeGo OS netbook goes on sale in European markets!

Lenovo has just announced that its current-generation netbook, the IdeaPad S100, is now available on all European markets. The device is said to be the manufacturer’s first netbook to run on Linux-based, Intel- and Nokia-developed OS. As of now, Lenovo gives no words if whether they would bring the IdeaPad S100 with MeeGo to America or not.

The IdeaPad S100 features a 1.33GHz Intel Atom N435 processor. It’s a 10.1-inch netbook that comes with a 1024×600 pixels resolution, 160GB of HDD, 5,400 RPM hard drive, 1GB of RAM and 6 to 7 hours of battery life.

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MSI GT683DX, Unveiled

Written on August 04, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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MSI just announced its new GT683DX laptop, a "top-of-the-line" gaming notebook that - based on the spec sheet - is a dandy.

MSI unveiled its dandy gaming laptop, the GT683DX. This notebook houses Intel Core i7 2630QM processor, 16GB of DDR memory, GeForce GTX 570M graphics card, and 1.5GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. But there’s more to it!

Check out more of MSI GT683DX’s specs after the break.

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HP Ultrabooks, Taking on MacBook Air

Written on July 13, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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With HP rumored to release at least two Ultrabook models, the race for the best ultra-portable laptop is about to start.

The battle between ultra-portable laptops is firing up, as HP is anticipated to be the first to launch laptops based on Intel’s new Ultrabook category: Slim, affordable laptops, which can serve as Windows users’ alternative for Apple’s MacBook Air. DigiTimes also reported that HP is set to release at least two Ultrabook models ahead of ASUS UX21.

Sources also informed DigiTimes that HP Ultrabooks will use Intel’s Core i7-2677M and i7-2637M dual-core CPUs. However, the chip maker’s guidelines for Ultrabooks indicate that the HP models will be 0.8-inches thick, with long battery-life, and should cost less than $1,000.

With Apple expected to unleash a refresh of its MacBook Air in the coming days, the timing of this news makes it very interesting. The race for the best ultra-portable laptop is about to begin.

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Best Buy Delays MacBook Air Shipping

Written on June 27, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Best Buy postpones orders for MacBook Air, and reported several details regarding Apple's plan in updating their current-generation laptops.

Best Buy suspended the shipping of MacBook Air, except for those who ordered through Apple’s online store. The retailer pointed out that the portables are still available in land-based stores, but were reported out of stock in some locations. At certain stores in U.K, purchasing MacBook Airwith 128GB of storage will be allowed only if the buyer is willing to pick it up on the store.

As rumors said, Apple is going to add new features to its Macbook Air: Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors and the Thunderbolt port. Apple is also expected to create a Gold Master version of Mac OS X Lion before launching them in July. The updated model will have almost 250 features, including a full screen apps, additional multi-touch gestures and Mission Control.

According to AppleInsider, the initial orders for Macbook Air were 400,000 units and were expected to reach eight million in the third quarter upon its launching. Actually, this is not really surprising, as Apple executive – Phil Schiller – boasted that the Macbook Air has been the key driver of the company. “It’s beautiful, it’s thin, it’s light, it’s fast. The whole PC industry wants to copy it,” Schiller stated.

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Apple’s Mac Pro and Mac Mini, Launching this August?

Written on June 20, 2011 by Lulu

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As the rumors say, Apple will launch their new Mac Pro and Mac Mini - that is equipped with Sandy Bridge processor and a Thunderbolt port - by the end of July or first week of August this year.

Apple added the latest Intel Sandy Bridge processors and the new high-speed Thunderbolt port to their Mac pro and Mac mini desktops, that is said to be released in August. Mac Pro’s last update was in late July 2010. The tower was improved to 12 processing cores with Intel Xeon processor, making it almost 50% faster than its predecessors.

Then a month before the Mac Pro update, Apple released their redesigned Mac Mini that includes a HDMI port for easy connectivity to a high resolution television. It also has a built-in SD card for grabbing photos and videos from digital cameras and even phones. All of these are packed inside a 7.7-inch square and 1.4-inch thin device that costs $699.

MacBook Air is also expected to have its upgrade in the hear future. It was assumed that MacBook Air will have a Sandy Bridge processor and Thunderbolt port. Apple is expected to hold off on releasing any new Mac hardware until its next generation operating system, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, hits the market in July.

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Sony Welcomes AMD Fusion in VAIO Y Series; S Series Stays Intel Core

Written on January 06, 2011 by Chris Martin

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Looks like Intel is in deep trouble now that Sony has welcomed its chief competitor, AMD, into its line of mobile VAIOs.

We got AMD’s new Fusion APUs on one side, then Intel’s Sandybridge CPU on the other here at the CES 2011. While both try to strike a chord to the crowd with their flashy processors in the CES, it seems Sony couldn’t care less as it welcomes both into the fray of their new line of laptops. For the past years, Sony has been utilizing the power of Intel processors in their mobile computers. But recently, they unveiled that they’re using AMDs in some of their products now. Sony’s new VAIO YB series has been refreshed with AMD’s Brazos E350 and from what we’ve heard, the electronics giant admits that it’s better than Intel’s Pentium processors.

The Y series gives amazing graphics at the same time long battery life. It will be available with 320GB or 500GB hard drives along with a 4GB RAM and will run with Windows Home Premium. Intel needs not to worry though as Sony’s powerful, ultraportable VAIO S series is buffed with their own Core i3.

The Sony VAIO YA Series, which is backed by Core i5 processors, will still be available. But until when, only time can tell.

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Sense Your Mood with Intel’s Context-Aware Computing

Written on September 18, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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No need to wear mood rings to let other people know if you're at hype, fuming mad or just placid. Let your phone tell them your mood -- at least in the future.

Your smartphone might already know more about you, depending on the various technological bells and apps that you constantly update. But wouldn’t it be a bit smarter if your smartphone can sense your mood? If you think it is, then Intel might just have a good news for you. On the horizon, the company is working on ways to help your phone know you more intimately.

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