Saturday, July 17, 2010

SEAGATE Expansion Portable Hard Drive - 320GB

SEAGATE Expansion Portable Hard Drive - 320GB
Seagate's 320GB Expansion Portable Hard Drive has enough storage space for 38 hours of HD video or up to 91,000 digital photos, 80,000 mp3 tunes and 140 hours of DVD quality video.

 With a sleek and slender design, the Seagate Expansion Portable Hard Drive enables easy connection to USB ports, and is compatible with both Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later
PRICE: £44.99

RIM to Apple: Bull

After Apple CEO Steve Jobs explained at Friday's iPhone 4 press conference that all smartphones have antenna problems similar to the one experienced by the iPhone 4, RIM, the maker of the BlackBerry, declared that in its view this is hogwash.
In a rather forceful and entertaining statement, RIM co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie made their feelings rather clear.

Their statement began: "Apple's attempt to draw RIM into Apple's self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple's claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public's understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Apple's difficult situation. RIM is a global leader in antenna design and has been successfully designing industry-leading wireless data products with efficient and effective radio performance for over 20 years."

Electric vehicles approach the starting line

  Electric vehicles designed for everyday use are just around the corner. Expect to start seeing more advertising for the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt as those cars come to market toward the end of this year and start of next. But there are many more electric cars under development from other major automakers and start-ups. See our photo gallery here.    Electric vehicles let you cut your oil addiction or, in the case of hybrids, scale back significantly. And, in general, they're fun to drive because they tend to have zippy, smooth acceleration.
lectric vehicles expected in the next two years (photo)

Army tests HULC robotic exoskeleton

Lockheed Martin has received a $1.1 million contract to test its next-generation HULC exoskeleton that can give troops superhuman strength and endurance, as well as reduce injuries from heavy loads.
   The Human Universal Load Carrier consists of a hydraulically powered titanium exoskeleton that lets soldiers carry loads of up to 200 pounds for extended periods of time over any kind of terrain. A microcomputer embedded in the frame makes the skeleton move with the soldier, providing intuitive control, according to Lockheed.
  HULC seems to come in two parts--upper body and lower body. Lockheed says soldiers wearing the exoskeleton can perform "deep squats, crawls, and upper-body lifting with minimal human exertion" and that   HULC's front-load capacity is 150 pounds.
   HULC resembles Japan's Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL), which lets users repeatedly lift loads of up to 200 pounds, though the latter is designed to help seniors and disabled people with mobility issues.
   HULC will be tested at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center in Massachusetts. Researchers will measure solder performance and energy levels when using HULC as well as how long it takes to adapt to the strength-booster. The contract includes possible "field trials to test the system's utility in operational environments," Lockheed said in a release.

Fermi Goes Mobile: AVADirect's Clevo W880CU with GTX 480M

  The basic format hasn't changed at all, although this time the test system came with a 1080p display instead of the HD+ model. (More images of the W880CU are avaialble in our preview.) The LCD is the same high contrast HannStar HSD173PUW1 as the panel in the ASUS G73Jh, so you can read our comments on the panel in that review. The complaints with the W870CU still exist as well—i.e. the crappy keyboard layout on the number pad, and the unwieldy door on the rear of the unit hiding the ports.

NSA's 'Perfect Citizen' Will Watch for Cyberattacks

 Raytheon will lead the first phase of a National Security Agency program to detect cyberattacks on the nation's infrastructure. Called Perfect Citizen, the multimillion-dollar NSA program will reportedly install sensors in legacy computer networks. Despite reported cyberattacks, the NSA's effort has reportedly already been called Big Brother.
  With cyberattacks on key American institutions and businesses becoming more common, the National Security Agency (NSA) is launching a major program to detect assaults on the nation's infrastructure. The program, called Perfect Citizen, will focus in its first phase on the most obvious, biggest holes in security Relevant Products/Services in legacy systems.

Web Browser Grand Prix The Top 5 Tested And Ranked

Since the time our first Web Browser Grand Prix debuted, the already-raging browser wars have become heated indeed. In case you haven't been keeping tabs on the browser news, let's begin by getting up to speed on the latest:
   Once again, we find ourselves in a situation where multiple parties are claiming the speed crown. Obviously, all of these claims can't be true. The fact is, it's easy enough to produce favorable results supporting ANY browser. You can even do this for IE6 if you try hard enough. Simply pick a single benchmark or a group of potato-oriented tests and viola, there's the fastest browser ever! That is why we run all of them. If we find a valid benchmark that runs on every browser, we use it.

Asus ARES: Is This The One Graphics Card

Asus' new ARES immediately earns bragging rights as one of the fastest single graphics cards ever created. We put the beast through a gauntlet of tests to measure this product's true power. At the end of the day, we answer whether it's worth four digits.
I love computer hardware. In fact, I love it so much that I built my career around it. But I have to admit, after reviewing countless graphics cards, nothing has ever come close to the excitement I experienced when I purchased my first 'big league' graphics card (It was the Canopus Pure3D by the way, sporting a colossal 6 MB of RAM when all of the other 3dfx Voodoo cards only had 4 MB). The point is that, as an experienced reviewer tasked with testing hardware all day, it's rare that I feel anything close to the gleeful anticipation I did in the days of my youth.