Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nikon d3200: Review

The 24.2-megapixel entry-level Nikon D3200 is aimed at first-time DSLR users and packs a new, beefed-up processor . We went hands-on for a closer look...
The Nikon D3200 is the brand's latest entry-level DSLR camera and is set to sit alongside the existing the popular Nikon D3100, rather than replacing it. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

8,500$ Desktop Workstation: Maingear Quantum SHIFT 4K

Maingear-Quantum-SHIFT-RedThe Maingear Quantum SHIFT 4K is a powerful desktop workstation that features dual Intel Xeon E5-2640 2.5/3.0GHz Turbo 15MB cache 6-core processors with the Maingear EPIC 180 X2 dual processor supercooler, the Supermicro X9DAI-0 Dual Socket 2011 workstation motherboard and a 32GB Crucial DDR3-1333 RAM (8x4GB). The desktop is powered by a 2GB GDDR5 nVidia Quadro 4000 graphics, a 180GB Intel 520 Series SSD SATA 6G w/TRIM, dual 240GB Intel 520 Series SSD SATA 6G w/TRIM,

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad 3

Logitech-Ultrathin-Keyboard-Cover-for-iPad-3Ever thought to yourself that those Smart Covers would be so much better if they somehow had a keyboard built in? Perhaps not, but Logitech is looking to fill the void anyway. The outfit has announced its Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for this year's iPad. 
On the business side of the accessory, you'll find a full Bluetooth keyboard with function keys that will last up to six months on a single charge -- that is, if you can manage to limit your use to under two hours a day. 

Space Shuttle Discovery Lands in Washington After its Final Flight (Video)

Shuttle-Discovery-Lands-In-WashingtonThe retired space shuttle Discovery took its final flight atop the back of the modified Boeing 747 that has moved to the shuttle between locations over the decades. NASA loaded Discovery on the back of the 747 earlier this week in preparation for its flight to Washington where it will spend the remainder of its days.

Honda found the way to recycle rare materials in batteries.

Honda-Recycle-CircleRechargeable batteries are everywhere you look nowadays. All our gadgets use them, electric cars rely on them, and as we move toward green energy solutions for the home, we’ll need them there too.
 The problem is, batteries require the use of expensive rare earth materials that are in high demand. 

XBox 720: News & Rumors

Xbox-720Some call it Durango, some call it Loop; however, we would just stick with plain ole progression of numbers by calling Microsoft's next generation console: Xbox 720. Now in this regard, we did harp about how the console gaming industry is going through a favorable phase, with figures alluding to a $34.7 billion market by end of 2012. And, what's better than to ride upon this commercial crest by releasing a state-of-the-art console system. 

Apple vs Samsung. Cort Within 90 days.

samsung-vs-AppleAccording to a report from Foss Patents (and confirmed by Reuters), Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and Samsung Chief Executive Officer Gee-Sung Choi will meet within the next 90 days for settlement talks over ongoing patent disputes. Judge Lucy Koh, who is presiding over the two cases in California, initiated the meeting after ordering the companies to submit their CEOs and legal counsels to an Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Sun's 79,000 Mile Explosion. What a breath...(Video)

You might have had a peaceful day here, but up above, some serious solar violence just went down: an ejection of scorching plasma just erupted from the Sun. Enough to burn its away across ten Earths.
The eruption is what's known as a coronal mass ejection, or CME, when the Sun's magnetic fields force out an unfathomably large amount of unfathomably hot gas: "A large CME can contain a billion tons of matter that can be accelerated to several million miles per hour in a spectacular explosion.

Apple II's Birthday.

Apple-IIThe Apple II personal computer is 35 years old today, a bit of news that I’m sure is either making you feel wildly old or gives you an odd rush of steampunk retro-nostalgia. The computer, launched on April 16 and 17th at the 1977 West Coast Computer Faire, went on to become the definitive machine for primary and high schools everywhere and whose wonky screen and clacky keys brought millions of kids and adults into the information age.

United Nations North Korean computer shipment under investigation

United-Nations-Security-CouncilThe United Nations Security Council and HP are investigating how HP computers and servers managed to get into the country of North Korea, despite extremely high-profile restrictions on electronics exports into the communist dictatorship. The UN has enforced a sanction against shipping any such materials to North Korea, and HP also has a corporate policy that prohibits any of its equipment from going into the country’s borders.