Archive for October 27, 2008

Dell launches Inspiron Mini 12

Posted: October 27, 2008 in Tech

Dell introduced the Inspiron Mini 12, a small, easy-to-carry Internet companion that you can fine tune to fit your specific needs and deeds. Like its counterpart the Inspiron Mini 9, the Mini 12 is ideal for teens, tweens, travelers and “Tweeters” to surf the Web, chat with friends, blog, stream content, upload photos or enjoy online videos, music and games.

With a starting weight of only 2.72 lbs.1 and only 0.92 in. thick, current standard features on the Inspiron Mini 12 include:

– 1.6 Ghz Atom, Windows Vista Home Basic, built-in webcam, 1GB of RAM and a choice of 60 GB or 80 GB hard drive1, providing ample capacity for mobile applications, content creation and storage.

– Built-in Bluetooth and 802.11b/g wireless.

– A sharp 12.1-inch WXGA display, offering wider viewing angles and exceptional brightness.

HP unveils designer notebook PCs

Posted: October 27, 2008 in Tech

Hewlett-Packard has unveiled three new inspirational HP Imprint designs – ‘Intersect’, ‘Renewal’ and ‘Intensity’ imprints on their HP Pavilion DV 4 and HP Pavilion DV 5 series.

Users can add fun to video chats with special effect filters, animated avatars using advanced face tracking technology and video recorded clips with the Cyber Link YouCam 2.0. Edit clips, add sound tracks, effects and files and make their videos fun with the Cyber Link DVD suite.

Sony Ericsson is said to be working on a new phone that comes with 8MP camera and 8GB internal memory touch screen phone to rival Apple’s iPhone.

The handset has been codenamed Hikaru.

The Linux Foundation has published the results of a study that the organization conducted in order to compute the approximate financial value of the Linux platform.

Based on the results of the study, the Linux Foundation has concluded that it would cost $1.4 billion to develop the Linux kernel from scratch and $10.8 billion to develop the complete platform stack.

McAfee, Inc. announced that it is teaming with industry leaders HP ProCurve, Intel Corporation and VMware Inc. The cooperation is designed to deliver best-in-class security for HP ProCurve networking products, Intel business PC platforms and the VMware platform.

The partnership is to deliver security with PC hardware, networking components and virtualization software.