Archive for May 20, 2008

ASUS Philippines launches the P5Q series of motherboards equipped with the exclusive ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit). This energy-conserving series is based on the upcoming Intel P45 chipset, and features full support for the latest Intel processors and memory technologies.

The ASUS EPU provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. WIth auto phase switching for components (which includes the CPU, VGA card, memory, chipset drives and system fan).

The EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power usage via intelligent acceleration and overclocking – helping save power and money.

The ASUS Express Gate allows users to easily and quickly access the Internet, listen to music, and view pictures without entering Windows or otherwise accessing the hard disk.

The P5Q energy-saving series of motherboards consists of P5Q Deluxe, P5Q-E, P5QC, P5Q PRO and P5Q.

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Samsung Displays 82” 2160p HDTV

Posted: May 20, 2008 in Tech

Samsung showcases their 82” Quad HDTV that offers four times the resolution of today’s 1080p high definition TVs at the Society for Information Display (SID) International Symposium.

The prototype display has a massive 82” size and features a resolution of 3820×2160 pixels, which results in a total screen resolution of 8.3 megapixels. Current 1080p TVs run at 1920×1080 pixels or 2.1 megapixels. Samsung said the TV integrates a red/green/blue LED backlight, which raises the color saturation to 150%. The image refresh rate is 120 Hz.

Nintendo Launches Wii Fit

Posted: May 20, 2008 in Tech

Nintendo recently launched the new Wii Fit, combining fun and fitness in ways that will have people getting up off their couches, moving around, having fun and maybe even breaking a sweat. Wii Fit gets everyone pumped up about making enjoyable physical activities a part of their daily routines. Wii Fit even tracks users’ progress, which lets people see how they have improved while challenging them to better their scores and stay motivated to keep going.

Wii Fit comes packaged with the Wii Balance Board accessory, a precisely engineered platform that senses both weight and shifts in movement and balance. The Wii Balance Board connects wirelessly to the Wii console and serves as the centerpiece for more than 40 fun activities that challenge users in areas like yoga, aerobics, strength training and balance. Helpful virtual trainers in the game talk users through the different activities and make suggestions for improvement.

Seagate Technology announced that its Momentus 7200.3 hard drive, the industry’s first 7,200-rpm, 320GB hard drive for mobile computing, now powers Dell XPS laptop PCs and will be available soon in select Alienware laptops.

Seagate’s new 2.5-inch hard drive delivers up to 320GB of capacity and combines a fast Serial ATA 3.0 Gbit/second interface with 7200-rpm spin speed and a 16MB cache to enable the highest-performance laptops ever.

The drive also is offered with G-Force Protection, a free-fall sensor technology, to help prevent drive damage and data loss upon impact if a laptop PC is dropped. The sensor works by detecting any changes in acceleration equal to the force of gravity, then parking the head off the disc to prevent contact with the platter in a free fall of as little as eight inches.

Google Launches Google Health

Posted: May 20, 2008 in Tech

Google recently launched their Google Health service. Google Health combines their search engine capabilities with an individual’s online personal health records.

The service would enable the user to store his health records online securely. Users would also get access to relevant health information and information about doctors by location or specialization.