Saturday, April 30, 2011
A 91-year old Grandma is selling $60 suicide kits over the Internet. The kit is rather basic actually, it's a large plastic bag with an elastic band opening and a slot for a plastic tube to be inserted. The tube is supposed to be connected to a helium tank and then pumped into the bag. Helium, when inhaled in its pure form, is deadly. More »
T-Mobile wasn’t going to let this juicy opportunity slip away. In what has to be a very gutsy blow to the – well – gut, T-Mobile has tweeted Verizon to let them know that they were able to get stuff done on their 4G network while Verizon’s 4G network was down. Here’s the full tweet for your consideration:
And with that I leave you to talk amongst yourselves because I don’t think I can follow that statement with anything worthy enough of being said. [TmoNews]"
Friday, April 29, 2011
TakaraTomy is a name that is synonymous with fun peripherals and toys from the Land of the Rising Sun, and their latest release would be the Totoro Motion Detector Table Lamp that is quite self-explanatory when you think about it. What the TakaraTomy Totoro Motion Detector Table Lamp does well would be cute – and when we say cute, we mean very, very cute – at least for those who have a penchant for Japanese products. Hopefully you have a DIY Geiger meter to go along with this to make sure that it isn’t covered with above-normal levels of radiation, that’s for sure!
To put it in a nutshell, this is an extremely basic table lamp that can be installed in just about any place that you require light, and you can always activate it by touching it, shaking your hands in front of it, or clapping your hands close to it. Miraculously (or not so), the internal circuitry will cause Totoro to light up, while performing a cute little dance in the process.
Intel had a wonderful quarter, but does that mean AMD, its arch-nemesis, is falling in the other end? Well that’s not true. AMD net a $510 million profit from a total of $1.61 billion revenues. That might fair very badly in contrast to Intel’s massive profit, but it’s still a good quarter for AMD. Well, as long as you’re not incurring any loss, any profit is profit I guess, no matter how much the number is.
CFO and interim CEO Thomas Seifert has noted that AMD “tripled” its Fusion APU shipments relative to last quarter — meaning that at least 3.9 million units have made their way out to OEM partners in Q1 — which now account for “roughly half” of the company’s notebook shipments. AMD’s microprocessor and graphics divisions were in a sore pace though, as usual due to pressure from rivals Intel and Nvidia.
Well, at least AMD has made some good pace from its Radeon HD 6490M and HD 6750M GPUs, which figured prominently in Apple’s latest MacBook Pro refresh and mark a bit of a coup for AMD, who’s now responsible for all of Apple’s discrete graphics across the MacBook Pro and iMac computing lines.
SOURCE via AMD"
During the weekend, I had a chance to use a friend’s ThinkPad, and it felt superbly sturdy and very nice to use, unlike those cheapo laptops from Acer and Compaq. However, the dread thing about ThinkPad is that they’re so bulky and thick and heavy, no wonder everyone is ditching them and taking iPads instead. But now, the ThinkPad is back, and ready for some nice fight.
The first thing Lenovo did with the new ThinkPad X1 laptop is to make it slimmer, and boy it’s very slim right now. But that’s not the only thing that changed. The laptop is said to sport a new innovative idea from the IBM crew. The new ‘slice’ battery won’t be user-replaceable, but what you lose in flexibility will be made up for in sheer performance gains, as Lenovo is touting it’ll last three times as long as a normal battery and will recharge 2.5 times faster than previous ThinkPad cells. That’s thanks to some fanciness named RapidCharge that will revitalize the X1 to 80 percent within 30 minutes.
The guts of the laptop are also getting a huge boost as usual, thanks to Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge processors. In the heart is a 2.5GHz Core i5-2520M CPU, a 160GB SSD, a 13.3-inch display (1366 x 768) with Gorilla Glass, and 8GB of memory. The X1 is said to be priced at $2,920 and coming in the mid of May.
By the way, if you look at the presentation slide of Lenovo in the source link below, you’ll notice a mention of an unnamed product called ‘X Slate’. Is Lenovo working on a ThinkPad-class tablet?
SOURCE via Lenovo (PDF)"