Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Newly designed from the ground up, 45nm Intel® Atom™ processors pack an astounding 47 million transistors on a single chip measuring less than 26mm², making them Intel's smallest and lowest power processors.¹ All this while delivering the power and performance you need for full Internet capabilities.+
•Get a new range of power-efficient devices with excellent performance enabled by all new hafnium-infused 45nm high-k silicon technology
•Increase energy efficiency in smaller more compact designs with a thermal design power specification ranging from less than 1W to 2.5 watts for mobile devices
•Extend battery life in select devices with an incredibly low idle and average power allowing the device to stay powered on while also conserving energy.
Based on an entirely new microarchitecture, the Intel® Atom™ processor was developed specifically for targeted performance and low power while maintaining full Intel® Core™ microarchitecture instruction set compatibility. Intel® Atom™ processors also feature multiple threads for better performance and increased system responsiveness.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Ten Creative Mouse Concepts :
Our virtual hand has gotten pretty innovative in real life and the credit for this goes to all those concept ideas that seemed pretty outlandish at first. I’m talking about the mighty mouse! From bare minimum functions to creatively complicated, the computer mouse has evolved in its stature. Here is a recap on the Ten Most Creative Mouse Concepts that have been showcased on Yanko Design.
10) OM Wireless Optical Mouse by Lukasz Natkaniec
OM is an optical mouse that is slim and wireless. It measures only 10mm at the highest point and sports an extra-wide body to cover up your palm.
9) Bendy M by Kim Hye-shin
Stripping the mouse of all is fuss, the Bendy M gives us the basic device that’s actually a long strip fashioned to the “infinite-sign-shape”. It doesn’t promise too much on grip tho and is merely a handy tool for the travelers who always complain about carrying bulky devices.
8 ) Toe Mouse by Liu Yi
Creatively naughty Andy Kurovets should have been a sex-toy designer, but the good lad thinks mouse and sex can lead to a heady cocktail! And he is right! The G-Spot mouse has a sweet spot that takes you directly to your favorite website….true to man-style no foreplay here as well!
6) eVouse by Marcial Ahsayane
I simply adore the eVouse’s form. Now I don’t know how practical it will be while holding it as a pen to render works on the computer, but its glossy pictures suggest a refreshing new form for the drab black blob sitting on my desk currently!
5) Wooden Mouse by Alest Rukov
Exploring different materials to use to manufacture a mouse can be creative as well. The Wooden Mouse here is a perfect example.
4) Apple Slim Mouse by Tryi Yeh
Smooth and cutting edge as the original Apple form, this creative version looks awesome in the aluminum avatar. It switches between trackball (400dpi) and laser (1600dpi) with a micro adjustment and can be manufactured in a glossy plastic version as well.
3) Memory Mouse by Miji Rhoe
Apple’s hockey puck style mouse did not find favors with many, but designer Miji Rhoe still chose to explore this form. The result was a mouse which included built-in memory storage; the flip side was wires and portability. Nevertheless a creative idea!
2) Jelly Click Mouse by Bongkun Shin, Heungkyo Seo, Jiwoong Hwang & Wooteik Lim
It’s not hard to fathom a time in the future where you insert a contact lens into your eye and this in fact is the mouse. The logistics to get the iContact working efficiently could be an engineer’s nightmare, but that shouldn’t limit the creativity of a product designer!
Monday, July 5, 2010
SONY presents laptop batteries on fruit juice
Imagine the nearest future. Your laptop battery has run down again. That’s tough! But instead of looking for an AC adapter and outlet you …. open your fridge. No, you haven’t gone mad. The thing is your batteries now work on fruit juice.
Recently the Japanese newspaper Nikkei informed that SONY had presented such a tiny electric battery at the scientific congress in the USA. The new ‘biobattery’ of 5×10 inches in size and 10 milliwatt in power can be used in mobile phones, laptops and players. The charger for such a battery is filled with fruit juice as ‘petrol’. Which fruit juice should be used is not clear yet. 8 mL of juice is enough for approximately one hour.
The work on this unusual source of power have been going on in secret by the specialists from SONY for several years. In 2007 the present prototype model of 1.5 milliwatt power was developed; in 2009 — of 5 milliwatt power. Now the company considers its innovation worth presenting to mass consumers.