Wednesday, April 18, 2012

LG Optimus Elite will launch on April 22 for $29.99

lg-optimus-eliteThe recently announced LG Optimus Elite appeals to those looking for an affordable, entry-level, and environmentally-friendly Android smartphone. On Earth Day, which is April 22, the Optimus Elite will officially launch for $29.99 on a two year contract following a $50 MIR. In case you prefer to buy the Optimus Elite without a contract, then you may want to wait until it launches on Virgin Mobile shortly after it launches on Sprint.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Philips offers a lightbulb for 60$ ? Is it too much ?

Philips-LED-lightbulbFiguring that I moved into my first apartment in Sophomore year of college, I guess you could say that I’m in year 17 of buying my own light bulbs. And when I really think about the money I have invested to literally light up my life, I can’t say that any significant figures come to mind. Tack on 3 more years and I’d say I will have spent a total of….oh I don’t know…$100 total on light bulbs.

Facebook icons on television make consumers click.

facebook-logoAlmost two out of every three people surveyed by Accenture could recall seeing like icons while watching TV and one third have proceeded to “interact with social media” after seeing such a thumbs-up or similar logo on the broadcast screen.
The 1,000 television viewers Accenture surveyed said they knew how to engage with the following social media icons they’ve seen on the screen:

Mac-Mirror...Air - Whatever....

There are so many ways I could go about describing this. For instance, I could say things like “MirrorBook Air: Where vanity meets technology.” Or perhaps I could go with “Nothing says ‘I’m a douche’ more than pulling a pocket mirror out of the back pocket of your bootcut True Religion Jeans…no wait, pulling a pocket mirror that looks like a MacBook is way worse,

Ikea Uppleva is all-in-one TV and stand with TCL Multimedia

If your abode has ever been touched by the space-saving hand of IKEA, you'll be familiar with its clever, wallet-friendly wares. Now, the Swedish furniture giant is bringing its quirky ideas into the technology market. Frustrated with cable spaghetti ruining the otherwise sharp lines of its TV storage units, the Scandinavian firm has taken it one step further, and built the TV right in to the furniture. 

Google Drive is about to Launch Next Week.

Google-DriveThe rumors of Google launching a Dropbox cloud storage rival started reappearing a few weeks ago, but this time it looks as though the Google Drive service really does exist and is about to launch.

A draft press release sent to TNW reveals that we should expect Google Drive to launch at some point next week. In terms of storage, anyone signing up gets the expected 5GB

Tupac's Hologram performing With Snoop Dogg and Dr.Dre (Video)

tupacIn incredibly creepy fashion, Tupac Shakur returned from the dead as a hologram last night to perform “Hail Mary” and “Amerikaz Most Wanted” with Snoop Dogg and Dr.Dre. Now fans of Tupac will know that he never performed Hail Mary live in his lifetime. The incredible footage was created by splicing together existing performances to create an entirely new sequence. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

WD's 1TB VelociRaptor HDD: Review.

Veloci-RaptorWestern Digital has expanded its line of desktop-grade VelociRaptors to include a 1TB model that's available now for $310, but those kidding themselves with that whole "250GB is enough" thing can get in for as little as $160. Top-level specs include a 10,000RPM spindle rate and a SATA 6Gb/s interface housed within a 3.5-inch heatsink -- useful for lessening the burden of the drive's thermal output on the rest of the machine. 

And Laptop And Tablet: is it a Hybrid ? Windows-8 Based.

Chip maker behemoth Intel has shown off prototype of an inventive Windows 8-based hybrid Ultrabook at IDF Beijing. The hybrid Ultrabook dubbed the Letexo, is a device that superbly combines tablet’s features and laptop’s flexibility. Thanks to its sliding full QWERTY keyboard, the Letexo simply transforms to a tablet, which may be bigger and thicker than its mainstream counterparts. 

Sony Smartwatch. Four Days Battery Life.

Sony-SmartWatchMeet the Sony SmartWatch, it comes with a 1.3-inch OLED touchscreen, Bluetooth 3.0 and four days of battery life and can connect with your Android phone to read texts and emails, receive Facebook and Twitter updates, make and answer calls, control music playback and run apps that are compatible with its tiny screen.