Archive for August, 2010

Chinese electronics giant Lenovo is creating a video game console, dubbed the eBox. Lenovo has created a new subsidiary, the Beijing eedoo Technology company to build the console which will include a team of 40 engineers, with the task of developing the platform

The eBox will have controller-free gaming, which will likely be similar to Microsoft’s upcoming Kinect motion control system.

AMD To Drop ATI Brand

Posted: August 30, 2010 in Tech

AMD, who acquired GPU manufacturer ATI for $5.4 billion (£3.48 billion) in 2006, has announced it will retire the ATI brand name from all of its graphics cards. The Radeon graphics chips (and all other ATI, urm, AMD GPUs) will be preceded by the AMD brand.

Existing products will retain their ATI branding, such as the ATI Radeon HD5870, though future products will instead be named under the new AMD branding. Changes will be rolled out across all products and segments from workstation to desktop and consumer.

Toshiba Android tablet named Folio 100

Posted: August 30, 2010 in Tech

Toshiba has renamed its upcoming tablet from SmartPad to the Folio 100

The Toshiba’s Folio 100 Android powered tablet will run on Froyo ( Android 2.2) with some touch on the UI from Toshiba to make the tablet more user friendly . The tablet would carry NVIDIA’s dual core Tegra 250 processor making the slate graphically intense with a snappy performance on a 10 inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 .

The Android powered tablet would carry a HDMI out for users who wish to play their videos on a HD device along with USB and mini USB ports embedded on it beautiful layout . The Android Tablet comes with a 16GB of internal memory and a SD card slot which can be expanded on further requirements . Internet would be the best place to hang out with the Opera Mobile browser on either Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity .

Along with this the Android tablet also features video chat via its front facing 1,3 MP camera . The tablet also comes with full flash support , probably the Flash 10.1 version.

The Samsung Galaxy S has become Samsung Electronics’ fastest-selling smartphone in the U.S., reaching one million sales within a month and a half of its release.

The phone comes with huge 4.0 inches super Amoled Capacitive touchscreen able to display sixteen million colors. In addition to that, the mobile phone includes TouchWiz 3.0 User Interface, Multi-touch input method, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Touch-sensitive controls, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Swype text input and lots more.

The Samsung Galaxy S comes with advanced technologies and offers great connectivity. It includes HSDPA (7.2 Mbps), HSUPA (5.76 Mbps), EDGE (class 12), GPRS (class 12), Bluetooth and micro USD. The mobile phone also comes with Social networking integration, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration and lots more features.

In line with the Adopt-A-School program, REDFOX Technologies launches the “Building Better Schools through Innovation” project at Quezon City High School together with Quezon City High School International Alumni Association (QCHSIAA).

Items for donation to QCHS’ computer laboratory include five (5) sets of MultiLearner Stations and a Promethean InterActive Whiteboard. A MultiLearner Station is a PC system that connects several monitors, keyboards and mousedevices to only one CPU. Together with Microsoft’s Windows Multipoint Server 2010, one computer can support multiple users, which means opportunities are multiplied.

Emerson Network Power has recently appointed Filipino IT veteran Barry Bunyi to the newly-created position of director for Solutions Partner Business in Asia. The appointment is indicative of the more aggressive stance the company is employing with regard to high growth potential and existing core verticals.

Emerson Network Power has made several high-profile, strategic appointment in recent years, a testament to the company’s continued commitment to the Asian region. Barry’s appointment in the company serves a two-fold purpose — by focusing more effort to drive its channel business, working with Emerson Network Power becomes a more profitable engagement for its partners.

Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. has launched a membership program designed to provide more benefits to Canon PIXMA users.

Canon’s PIXMA Professional Service (PPS) program offers added value to users of mid- to high-end PIXMA printers through a number of free and exclusive services.

Lenovo launched its expanded line of personal computers for consumers, small and home offices (SOHOs) and, small to medium businesses (SMBs) with fun and exciting designs and features that make digital lifestyle more enjoyable and affordable.

Lenovo’s new IdeaCentre B300 all-in-one desktop and IdeaPad S10-3s netbook feature new technologies and improvements in portability, style and entertainment for one-of-a-kind computing experience for Filipino consumers.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad Edge 13” Intel variant is designed to give SMBs in the Philippines a new edge for design and performance while the IdeaPad V460 business notebook is aimed at balancing style, performance and price for the SOHO market.