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Most days, we're content just hearing about a new operating system or tablet. But when you really think about it, it's raw science that delivers that kind of stuff to consumers. Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are digging deep into that science, and have developed a new biological computer. Specifically, they've engineered an "advanced biological transducer, a computing machine capable of manipulating genetic codes, and using the output as new input for subsequent computations." The trick? They're using only biomolecules such as DNA and enzymes. "Our results show a novel,... Read more...
We sure like where this is going. While the original BeagleBone was around $89, there's a new guy on the block that offers similar functionality for around half the price. The world of small, cheap barebones kits is growing, with items like the Raspberry Pi garnering all sorts of attention these days. The new BeagleBone Black is described as an open-source Linux computer, and it'll fit within your palm. It's being priced at just $45, offering up a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 3D graphics accelerator, a pair of PRU 32-bit RISC CPUs, 2GB of storage and a microSD slot alongside 512MB of RAM. The... Read more...
Lenovo's adding a new all-in-one machine to its portfolio this week, with the ThinkCentre Edge 62z being unwrapped for small businesses and enterprise spaces. It sports a conventionally tough and no-nonsense exterior, boasting an 18.5" LCD, a starting price of just $549, and a marketing plug that'll see it headed specifically to the healthcare and education markets. It's built in a way that encourages companies to mount it to the wall for additional space savings. On the inside, there's a Core i3 CPU, six USB 2.0 ports, integrated Intel HD graphics, and Wi-Fi. Did we mention that it starts at just... Read more...
Well, you can't exactly say that you didn't see this coming. Google Glass has raised awareness from the tech-savvy crowd all the way to the mainstream, and while a lot of folks on the cutting edge are keenly interested in seeing how Glass changes our world for the better, there are plenty of skeptics out there who can't wait to pass judgement. Already, a bar in Washington state has said that they will not allow patrons wearing Glass as a way to protect the privacy of its other guests, and now, a legislator in West Virginia has already proposed a law that would make it illegal to drive while wearing... Read more...
Attention prospective students: the staggering tuition at Drexel might just be worth it. The university recently introduced a 24-hour, self-service vending machine located in the W. W. Hagerty Library that will dispense MacBooks for use by students, faculty and staff. Drexel is the third university on the East Coast to introduce the kiosk, which holds up to 12 MacBooks that could be checked out free by anyone with a Drexel ID for five hours. Essentially, it's a 24-hour machine that'll pop out a machine to get last-minute assignments done when crunch time approaches. Omer Hashmi, a student, actually... Read more...
CES 2013 is gearing up to be a huge, huge show in terms of quantity of products announced. So much so, in fact, that a number of companies have resorted to talking about their new stash ahead of schedule in order to grab a little more limelight. Velocity Micro is one of the early birds, announcing its entire CES gala just a few days early. Products include the dual core D610 Cruz tablet, quad core Q610 Cruz tablet, and the 4” x 4” Edge Mini. Additionally, the recently announced NoteMagix Ultrabook devices and Edge AIO will be on display along with several Velocity Micro desktop SKUs... Read more...
Google Glass is one of those innovations where you know right away that you're staring at the future. Google has been a company that has constantly pushed the envelope in a variety of things, and recently, some of those "things" have been far-flung ideas that would never earn an ounce of funding at more focused, strapped outfits. But since being announced last year, very little has been said. The company gave Google I/O 2012 attendees the chance to put their name in the hat for an early pre-order, noting that they'd receive an e-mail once the Explorer units were ready for purchase at $1500 apiece.... Read more...
You probably won't remember the name, but you just might remember the design. The new Acer Veriton Z2650G-UG645X was released today, boasting a 20" widescreen LED display (1600x900), Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Professional operating systems and a multitude of ports. It's an all-in-one system engineered for education and small business, equipped with two USB 3.0 port, four USB 2.0 ports, a multi-card reader, 1MP HD webcam, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and a selling price of $629.99. Not too shabby if you're in the market, and the fact that you can snag it with two operating systems might... Read more...
MSI has a long history of cranking out well-specced gaming laptops, and the trend is continuing with the new GX60. This new gaming beast is equipped with an AMD A10 4600M Quad Core CPU, and the AMD Radeon HD 7970M GPU. You'll also find a 1920x1080 display, SteelSeries keyboard, Killer Gaming networking, as well as AMD's Enduro and Eyefinity technology. You'll also get a pair of SSDs in a RAID stripe and a pretty robust exterior, but there's no price or release date just yet. Something tells us this hodgepodge of awesomeness won't come cheaply, though. AMD has been leading graphics innovation with... Read more...
A few years back, you could hardly talk about electronics without hearing some "green" slant. Eco-friendly this, and energy-efficient that. Nowadays, green is still "in," but it's not spoken of with nearly the same amount of vigor. That Fujitsu's making green sexy again, and its new technology truly is impressive. The company announced this week that it has created the industry's first recycling system that collects used CDs and DVDs at Fujitsu Group recycling centers and reuses the plastic in the bodies of notebook PCs. Fujitsu began using this recycled plastic for part of the front panel of its... Read more...
While monstrous gaming towers are fun, they aren't exactly a necessity for everyone. For those with simpler desktop needs, Asus is planning to introduce something a bit slimmer. Trimmer. And, all around sexier. The upcoming EeeBox EB1030 sports a slender, tall look, with a vertical assortment of I/O ports and enough horsepower to handle the more basic chores. The machine will ship with Intel's latest Cedar Trail processors, as well as up to 4GB of memory and a 500GB HDD. And did we mention the 32GB SSD that it's paired with? Yep, there's some NAND love, too. As for ports, you'll find HDMI, VGA,... Read more...
Like little components? Sure you do. And if so, Freescale Semiconductor has quite the treat on tap for you. The company is now offering alpha samples of its Kinetis L series, the industry's first microcontrollers (MCUs) built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. The company claims that this little fellow provides he ideal opportunity for users of legacy 8- and 16-bit architectures to migrate to 32-bit platforms and bring additional intelligence to everyday devices without increasing power consumption and cost or sacrificing space. Applications, such as small appliances, gaming accessories, portable... Read more...
The machine shown here may not look nearly as good as the latest Digital Storm PC or Alienware laptop, but that's not the point. The point is to put a lot of power into a portable package, and make it sip power in a way that monster towers can only dream of doing. VIA knows a thing or two about efficiency, with the new VIA AMOS-3002 being revealed and designed around the VIA EPIA-P900 Pico-ITX board. Within, there's a 1GHz VIA Eden X2 dual-core CPU, a VX900H media system processor (MSP) on the VIA EPIA-P900 board, fully HD-capable graphics engine, support for a variety of codecs (MPEG-2, WMV9 and... Read more...
Raspberry Pi is one of the biggest little names of 2012, promising a Linux-based micro PC for as little as $35. A $35 PC could obviously do wonders for the world at large, in developing nations and beyond, but there's just one problem: shipping. It's turning out to be fairly tough for a company to create a Linux-based PC en masse for as little as $35, but at least the company is keeping people informed. After missing initial shipping estimates, they've now stated that a delay is inevitable. Here's the quote: "We have spoken with BIS this morning, and they have confirmed that, given the volumes... Read more...
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