WOW-POW = World Of Wonderful POWer: October 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Red faced Sony Vaio TT90 caught on video!

Sony Vaio TT on video, this is the Burgundy Red colour
(it's a lot brighter than I would call Burgundy!)

Cool colour non-the-less, expect some more colours on video and a mini-review from us soon!

PC can be purchased now from :
Conics.Net prices start at about $2100 USD, add a dual RAID 0 SSD, Blu-Ray burner, max RAM etc and you can pay upto approx $5000 USD

Raon Digital Everun Note cheap-ass model soon!

Raon Digital recently announced a cheaper version will be available in November : features a 16GB SSD (MLC) and a SEMPRON CPU running at 1.2GHz .

All othere features are same as the original Everun Note released in September.

Reseller Conics.Net will have stock of the cheaper model in November. (the Turion dual core model is shipping now)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I love the smell of VOMIT in the evening!

Last train home is always full of surprises, tonight a young guy stumbled on to the train and slummed down next to the door, a few minutes later he vomited against the door and all over himself... It's amazing how fast a busy commuter train can clear out when there's an attack of this kind :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

CEATEC 2008: More video of the DoCoMo’s separate Mobile phone.

More video’s of the DoCoMo Separate Mobile phone or “Separate Keitai” concept phone.
More at Tech-On

CEATEC 2008: NTT DoCoMo Unveils Handset with Projector built in.

NTT DoCoMo demoed a prototype mobile phone at CEATEC JAPAN 2008 that can be used as a projector. Based on an existing handset, DoCoMo integrated an ultra-small projector into the base so the mobile phone is too fat to be practical.
The projector uses red, green and blue LEDs for the light source and is equipped with the Pico’s DPL chipset / DMD (digital micromirror device) downsized for mobile use.
As you can imagine the projector is not a powerhouse with a luminance of only 7.5lm and pixel count of 480 × 320 producing a 20-inch image from a distance of about 80cm. The power consumption is about 3W yielding only 15 to 20 minutes with the prototype. DoCoMo says a commercialized version is at least 3 years away with an aim of having at least 100 minutes run time on batteries.
More at the Nikkei

Gamers Rejoice! Kingston launches new DDR3 RAM just for gaming PCs!

Gamers Rejoice! Kingston launches new DDR3 RAM just for gaming PCs! Kingston’s latest RAM, dubbed HyperX, is advertised as the fastest DDR3 memory units made to date with a 2GHz speed and feature CL9-9-9-27 at 1.9 volts over the 2GB pair. On sale now in the USA’s Kingston website for $227 for 4GB (2GB modules).
Via Crunch Gear

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

WoW-PoW goes to the 2008 CEATEC Japan: DoCoMo latest concept Mobile Phone has 2 removable touch screens.

We had a chance to attend the 2008 CEATEC trade show in Makuhari Messe Japan. The items of biggest interest had to be DoCoMo’s 2 piece touch screen concept phones. There were 2 functioning models and we had a chance to play with both. The one in the video attracted the biggest buzz with 2 removable touch screens with one of screens changing from a standard keyboard to a QWARTY keyboard. We liked the clean and slick styling of the phones and how the screens stayed together with magnets allowing you to change the pones configuration from a clam shell to a tablet. The other phone which was more polished had a traditional keyboard base and a removable screens that allowed you to talk on the phone while also watching video or surfing the net. Both phones has all the expected goodies, like Bluetooth, Web Browser, and Media Player capabilities. DoCoMo is gauging the reaction of the shows patricians to see if they will further develop the phones.

Snowballs chance on Mars? Falling Snow on Mars spotted by Phoenix Lander

NASA's Phoenix spacecraft has discovered falling snow for the first time, scientists reported Monday.
A laser aboard the Phoenix recently detected snow falling from clouds more than two miles above its home in the northern arctic plains. The snow disappeared before reaching the ground. Phoenix landed in the Martian arctic plains in May on a three-month mission to study whether the environment could be friendly to microbial life. One of its biggest discoveries so far is confirming the presence of ice on the planet.
More At

Electrical Field Could Boost Gas Efficiency Up To 20% for Diesel cars

Temple University physics professor has developed a simple device which could dramatically improve fuel efficiency as much as 20 percent.
According to Rongjia Tao, Chair of Temple's Physics Department, the small device consists of an electrically charged tube that can be attached to the fuel line of a car's engine near the fuel injector. With the use of a power supply from the vehicle's battery, the device creates an electric field that thins fuel, or reduces its viscosity, so that smaller droplets are injected into the engine. That leads to more efficient and cleaner combustion than a standard fuel injector, he says.
Further improvements in the device could lead to even better mileage, he suggests, and cited engines powered by gasoline, biodiesel, and kerosene as having potential use of the device.
OMG! Are those Magic Miracle Mileage Magnets ads in the back of Popular Mechanics true???
Find out more here.