HP’s new Pavilion tx2500z Tablet PC, based on AMD Puma mobile platform, is now available for purchase. The tx2500z convertible notebook includes a 12.1-inch 1280×800 touch-screen, AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM processor, ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics, up to 4GB or DDR2 RAM, and up to 320GB of storage. There are also a built-in DVD burner, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN, optional Bluetooth, web camera, and fingerprint reader, as well as Gigabit Ethernet LAN, a 56k modem, three USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, and 5-in-1 media card reader. The tx2500z weighs 4.23 pounds and runs Windows Vista. The base configuration is priced at $1,049.00 after $99 instant savings.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Yahoo has hired Google to sell some online ads in hopes of boosting its profit. The Sunnyvale-based company announced the plans late Thursday after its stock plunged 10 percent on news that its efforts to revive takeover talks with Microsoft had hit a dead end.
Yahoo Inc. is now counting on Google Inc.'s superior moneymaking system to appease its angry shareholders. By using Google's superior advertising technology, Yahoo believes it can boost its annual cash flow by $250 million to $450 million in the first year of the deal.
The partnership could last up to 10 years if it can win antitrust approval.
The world's fastest supercomputer, Roadrunner was unveiled on Monday. A $100 million machine that could perform 1000 trillion calculations per second, and mostly it could sustain its activity. The project was accomplished by engineers from Alamos National Labs and IBM corp.
According to IBM, Roadrunner is twice as fast as IBM's Blue Gene System which itself is 3 times faster than any other super computers in the world. Since the computer is a speed demon, it could be used for nuclear weapons research. But officials said the computer also could have a wide range of other applications in civilian engineering, medicine and science, from developing biofuels and designing more fuel efficient cars to finding drug therapies and providing services to the financial industry.
To put Roadrunner's speed in perspective, if every one of the 6 billion people on earth used a hand-held computer and worked 24 hours a day it would take them 46 years to do what the Roadrunner computer can do in a single day.
The interconnecting system of Roadrunner occupies 6,000 square feet with 57 miles of fiber optics and weighs 500,000 pounds. Although made from commercial parts, the computer consists of 6,948 dual-core computer chips and 12,960 cell engines, and it has 80 terabytes of memory.
The cost: $100 million.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Every major player in technology wants to create the next great platform, of course. What's new here is that it's possible for any number of them to succeed. The Internet is a much larger playing field than PC operating systems. Who will win the rally is impossible to answer.
Apple, Google and Facebook are 3 innovative companies of the silicon valley representing the fundamental phase of information epoch by their current entry into the social networking domain.
Google advocates open web standards where as Facebook with 70 million users have a different approach. They offer more controlled experience and keeps its users safe within its walls. Apple is entirely different from both - they concentrate on their hardware section. They do have a web services like iTunes music store. Apple comes from the old world. Its elegant products cocoon customers from the chaos of the information age, but the Apple experience tends to be highly controlled, with Apple hardware at the end points and Apple software and services, like the iTunes Music Store, in between.
All the players are in for making Big money. With all these one can conclude that the future of Internet is at stake.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Take a look at my newly designed theme for Gmail by Gdesigns. Shoot me a comment incase anyone of you require this tweak. Click on the screenshot for a larger image. I think it looks good. Some might agree to this. The startup screen also looks cool.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The JBL On Stage 200iD iPod speaker, has rich sound quality and an eye catchy design. JBL had brought out an earlier version of this which did not click among its customers. But this time, they emerge as winners with On stage 200i.
It looks no different from its older version, but the quality has been improved and is now available at a satisfactory price. The current market price is $150 which might come down in another 3 months time.
The audio quality is phenomenal, but there is no additional options. The design is pretty much like a starship - cool for some, for others it might not suit.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Internet users of Turkey finds it difficult now. Google groups services are now blocked for them. Google groups has a big database of discussion forums.
The order was brought out by the court of western Turkey. Whenever a user tries to login to this page.. It gets redirected to a turkish page and also gives out a message like - "Action Suspended" !. The ban was on the basis of no instance.
They had earlier blocked Youtube which is now a part of google.
Google has launched a new collection of themes for iGoogle, their personalized homepage site. Sources say that they took the help of some world leading artists. It almost took 70 artists to design the theme sketch for the users to choose from.
Since Google looks to find new and unique themes for their brand, all the artist were from various backgrounds. Oscar de la Renta, Anne Geddes, Marc Ecko, Coldplay, Jeff Koons and Diane von Furstenberg, among many others. On this special occasion, Pop artist Koons made a special Google DooDLe.