A-DATA has launched the industry’s first 1m 30 minute water and shock resistant HDDs aka SH93. If you’re actively involved in outdoor extreme sports or if you’re kind of like Bear Grylls but are worred about putting important data in a USB memory stick while you’re abseiling, the SH93 could suit your needs perfectly.

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To be available in 250GB, 320GB, 500GB and 640GB, these external HDDs feature a molded rubber-plastic case and special cushion materials making them both waterproof and shock resistant. In terms of toughness, they also meet the military’s MIL-STD-810F standard for drop resistance.

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After having the exclusive opportunity of seeing first hand the brand new Black Label Series LG Chocolate BL40 last week, here’s my first impressions of the new phone from LG and also some photos and videos from that night. It was one of the best LG events I’ve ever attended, LG wanted the launch night to be extraordinary and to do that they invited UK designer Wayne Hemmingway to celebrate the launch of the BL40.

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What every phonemaker wants to accomplish when they launch a new handset is for people to think that it is like no other. For the LG BL40, LG wanted its first impression to be the phone of the future, to have an iconic design which makes it standout and distinct from any other.

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Mobile broadband laptop and netbook users to consume 1.3 exabytes of video per month worldwide by 2017

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Newly released forecasts by technology and media specialist Coda Research Consultancy show that portable laptop and netbook users will access 1.3 exabytes of video content per month by 2017 – a sixty fold increase over 2009. This figure will account for nearly three quarters of all global traffic via mobile broadband portables. The top region for video consumption will be Asia Pacific, which will account for just over half (53%) of all video traffic globally. To contrast, Europe will account for 26% of all global video traffic, and North America 14%.

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Beanaware is the latest concept by Heinz, which is a USB powered baked beans microwave oven. There are many different USB gadgets on the market, Beanaware is probably one of the coolest we’ve seen so far. It will be the world’s smallest microwave, measuring only 7.4 inches tall, 2.6 inches wide and 5.9 inches deep.

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Heinz is considering producing a battery powered version and with Lithium Ion batteries. If consumers’ feedbacks are good, Beanaware will be put it into production. The recommended retail price will be around $160.

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This week at the Computex in Taipei, Microsoft has announced that Windows 7, the next generation of Windows slated to be one of the world’s most popular yet, will be officially available October 22nd.

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This is great news for those who have downloaded and have been trying out evaluation copies of the Windows 7 (above), more info right after the jump…

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The launch of the Sony PSP’s little brother, PSP Go has been confirmed this week at the E3. Indeed the PSP Go was agreed by Sony’s CEO Kaz Harai to be the worst kept secret of this year’s E3.

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Its finally official, the LG GD900 Crystal was announced by LG yesterday here in the UK. For those of you who have been emailing in, the release will be on the 1st of July, only at the Carphone Warehouse.

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We are obviously very excited about this, most of you interested will probably have seen the video of the GD900’s Crystal Touchpad in action. Its the first of its kind and no doubt making the Crystal one of the most elegant LG phones ever.

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Just to recap, the LG GD900 will come with LG’s latest S-Class user interface as well as excellent specs including eight megapixel camera, 3″ full touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth as well as support for up to 32GB of external memory making the GD900 another excellent all round multimedia camerphone.

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