Archive for August 31, 2008

ASUS introduces the Bamboo Notebook

Posted: August 31, 2008 in Tech

Asus announced the launch of its Bamboo Series notebooks in the form of a 12.1-inch and an 11.1-inch model. The series is based on the Asus Eco Book concept.

The new series uses the company’s Super Hybrid Engine technology that makes them significantly energy-efficient. It has the capacity to observe current working environment and adjust the notebook’s settings in real time based on what the user needs. This technology can reportedly improve battery life and extend it by 35 to 70 percent.

The Bamboo series is touted as one of Asus most “environment-friendly” products.

Logitech Announces Squeezebox Boombox

Posted: August 31, 2008 in Tech

Logitech unveiled the Logitech Squeezebox Boom all-in-one network music player, featuring an integrated amplifier, high-performance speakers and a simplified setup.

With the Logitech Squeezebox Boom all-in-one network music player, you can listen to your digital music in the kitchen, the bedroom or any other room in your home – without needing to attach external speakers.

Just plug the new Logitech network music player into a power outlet – there are no additional wires to connect. Then, using your existing home network, you can listen to the music you love from the personal collection on your computer, your favorite Internet radio stations, and subscription services such as Rhapsody, Last.FM, Slacker, Pandora and Sirius – even when the computer is off.

MSI announces three new notebooks

Posted: August 31, 2008 in Tech

Micro-Star International (MSI) has announced three new notebooks – VR440, GX720 and GX400, all featuring MSI’s exclusive ECO Engine, a power management function to extend the battery life when performing different tasks.

The VR440 adopts Intel Pentium processors with a 14.1-inch LCD panel. The GX720 features a 17-inch LCD display and is equipped with the Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT GPU. The GX400 also features a similar specification as the GX720, but the webcam is 1.3-megapixel and it has a smaller 14.1-inch display.

Google will soon release Android Market

Posted: August 31, 2008 in Tech

Google has announced an online store named Android Market which would be similar to Apple App Store.

Android Market as the name suggest would be for Google Android based mobile devices which are expected to be launched in the market by the end of this year.

This store would enable the owners of Android mobile phones to download and install third party applications.

Yahoo scraps ‘Yahoo Mash’

Posted: August 31, 2008 in Tech

Internet company Yahoo announced without explanation it will close Yahoo Mash in Sept. 29. The one-year old service permitted users to create profiles of friends and use “modules” in a manner akin to Facebook.

In 2007, Yahoo killed Mixd, an attempt at mobile social-networking that lived only a few months.

Google last year introduced “OpenSocial,” a project to bring social-networking beyond just MySpace and Facebook by allowing any Web site to offer social-networking features.