Remember the unboxing pictures of the latest Apple MacBook we featured last week? Tom from Stuff have now passed on to us a video review of the new Macbook they received. It really is a beautiful, luxurious laptop which just further reinforces the message that Apple is trying to get at. They don’t intend on compromising any of their computers’ quality so that prices may be lowered, which seems to be the opposite of what many are doing in the face of the recent credit crunch.
Do you not like sitting still at your desk when it comes to chatting or even doing work with your computer? Perhaps you fancy a change and would rather have your laptop in front of you while at the same time watching TV in the living room, this latest gadget might be able to help. The lap USB powered folding computer desk features a built-in speaker system for your laptop or portable audio device as well as two quiet fans that will keep your computer cool.
Powered by a USB connection to the computer, the 2.1-channel amplifier drives two 5-watt speakers and a 10-watt subwoofer.
Two quiet, integrated fans positioned under the keyboard spin at 1500 rpm to keep the laptop cool even with extended use. Buttons on the desk handle speaker volume and muting as well as turning the fan on and off independently.
Constructed of durable, lightweight ABS, the desktop surface is angled 15°, an ideal position for typing while you are seated in bed. Folds flat for easy transportation or storage.
The Lap Computer Desk is currently available online from Hammacher Schlemmer for $99.95, click here for more details.
Check out the new Cinematograph HD by the user Stealth over at the Modders-Inc.com forum , this computer comes complete with two 22-inch LCDs, lots (and lots) of diamond plate! Scroll down to the blockquote to see some of its specs!
The name Cinemagraph comes from the 1890′s device made famous by the Lumière Brothers that led to the birth of the world’s first motion picture. It was a device that not only was the camera, but also processed the film, and projected the work. Likewise, the CinematographHD is equipped to be taken on location and direct capture, edit, and then output full HD video.
Recent developments in the field of mobile computing have made connecting to communications technologies on the move almost expected, marking a significant change from only a few years ago when connecting to the internet or transferring files wasn`t possible without a wire. Now, you can get just as good a transfer rate on the move on your mobile as you can from your desk top computer in the office, meaning that a number of business opportunities are now more achievable than they have ever been before.
Mobile telephony devices now also offer an efficient “on-the-move” service, for example, through GSM, GPRS and 3G.
Global System for Mobile-communication (GSM) allows a user to insert their SIM card into any mobile device with a compatible GSM frequency and make and receive phone calls to any other phone from that device. This is useful if travelling internationally on a frequent basis as you can be sure that your call will go through no matter which provider you are using and you only need the one device and SIM card.
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) marks an improvement from GSM. It means that wireless packets of data, such as e-mails and web content, can travel across a wireless telephone network. Users can expect a rate similar to that of a 56K dial-up Internet connection meaning that it is possible to transfer files, as well as access and control in-house appliances and machines on the move.
3G, standing for “third generation”, also offers mobile communications services. It provides users with an “always-on” service with a real-time video calling function; high speed downloads, broadband speed web browser and location-based services such as locating your nearest bank or train station.
But these services are obviously redundant unless you have a device to access them on. “Smart phones” such as Blackberries and PDAs (Personal digital assistants) offer almost a “mobile office” service, supplying functions to send and receive e-mail, browse the web, simplified office programs as well as calendars, and conventional mobile phone services. This, in theory, means that the “office” as we knew it, is changing. As you`re able to check your e-mails on the train or on the way to a meeting, mobile communication is managing to simplify our lives in lots of different ways.
Mobile computing therefore has many benefits for all sorts of businesses. You are able to transfer files to clients immediately without having to return to the office, as you can carry them on your mobile device, or you could connect to your diary to organise a follow up meeting on the go. This leads to greater flexibility in the way that you work, and therefore improves the service that you are able to provide.
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Check out this latest pc concept (not actually by Dell) designed by Luis Luna, called the O Project. The O Project Dell personal computer is an eco-friendly computer that features a biodegradable skin composed of polymers based on cornstarch and bamboo. The best about this PC is that you can return the components to the producer to be recycled now that’s something that all manufacturers should think about in the future – excellent thinking!
This is quite a funny piece of gadget designed presumably by the Japanese, called the Visomate. The Visomate is primarily intended to boost workplace productivity by encouraging employees to sit up straight and stay awake. But you might also agree that it could help those with chronic backpain, just possibly!
As you may know or even have experienced this yourself, many people do actually fall asleep on the job and of course employers find this to be a real threat to their business!
On the other hand, Visomate can also be used, as it were, to correct bad sitting postures, Visomate is mounted onto the top of your screen and connected via USB. It doesn’t need any software, as soon as it is connected (for the power), once you begin to slump a little, an alarm will go off because the posture correction sensor has been triggered. And while you can mute the alarm, a LED signal is also emitted so your slouched state can be noted from afar – lol!
It is very easy to set up. All you have to do is to connect VISOMATE to USB port of your computer. You don’t even have to install any software. Once you connect it to a USB port, LED light will come on to activate the posture correction sensor.
If you’re interested, the Visomate USB posture correction alarm is available now online for $37 from the RareMonoShop.
Just saw this really cool WiFi + RC car mod from our friends over at Geeky Gadgets and thought it deserved abit of mention, it’s been made by Jonathan Bennet from JB Projects. Basically, this DIY project has created a car in which you can control using a computer of any kind that’s connected to the internet. And because it’s controlled via WiFi, it’s got an incredibly long range of up to 500m!
A remote control car that can be driven over the internet or with a laptop wirelessly from up to 500m away. It has a live-feed network camera so that it can be driven without line of sight and a horn so that you can honk at people. Adding a network camera, router, heavier batteries, extra circuits, and a whole bunch of wires adds a lot of extra weight that the car wasn’t designed for. Because of all of the additions, you’ll need to find a pretty large RC car. Thrift stores often sell RC vehicles (without remotes!) for $3-5. I have bought a number of cars this way for taking apart. Vehicles in the 1:10 size ratio or bigger are appropriate; you probably don’t want to go any smaller. I bought this car for $5 at Value Village.
Check out this video, featuring the car in action…
I believe with a bit of modification it could certainly be controlled using an iPhone like the RC we previously featured!