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The Sony Dash Übergadget! Information Device, Picture Frame, Alarm Clock, Dot Dot Dot Dash…

Computers are shrinking themselves into new places around our homes and offices. Driving this revolution is a new class of application friendly device, The Information Device. Sony’s new HID-B70H Dash is one such device, this is a 7″ Touch-screen Über Information Device. Flexibility is the Dash’s middle name, this flexibility gives it many personalities; Über Alarm Clock, electronic side kick in the kitchen, picture frame, media terminal or real-time data display. You make the choice by selecting and installing applications from a library of over a thousand free applications, turning the Dash into your own personal information – dash – hound.

Once it’s off and running there’s no restarts, no refreshing, no crash’s, no hassle operation. Sony has kept the design of the two new Dash models understated – the HID-B7 $129.95 USD and HID-B70H $169.95 USD -, they are handsome but not over the top, able to fit into any situation. Both models will be available in October and can be pre-order now. Both are almost identical, with the only difference being the built in lithium-Ion battery in the more expensive B70H. Even though the new battery does give portable pretenses the Dash and other similar devices work best in stationary roles, stationary tablets if you will. If data on the go is your thing a standard tablet can’t be beaten. Being a stationary tablet isn’t a bad thing though, as a bed side computer the Dash allows you to set it up exactly as you need for that situation and just leave it. Do you really want to have to plug your tablet into your bedroom speakers, power etc., every time you go to bed.

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Alienware’s New Extreme, the M18x. My Other Car is an Alienware…

Dell this week has announced two new Alienware gaming laptops, the M14x and M18x. With looks straight out of a Geiger inspired movie and extreme hardware these are not corporate laptops for tinkering in spreadsheets. The M18x especially is an exercise in the Extreme. Like a geek game of one up man-ship Dell has taken a turn at seeing who can shoe-horn the most extreme parts into the smallest space. While the M14x is already available the M18x will be released within the next month.

Alienware is Dells top end gaming brand with the machines being the complete opposite of a netbook. They are marketed directly at gamers with the ability to run the latest games at extreme frame rates, they have the muscle to back up the marketing spiel. With that much power on tap and a high end LCD panel the Alienware laptops also appeals to the home profession / graphic artist, anyone that needs a lot of power to achieve their goals will love these laptops. Alienware excel at power applications such as video editing, programming, 3D modelling and rendering, video conversion, photo editing.

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Lights Twisted Side, the Hidden Properties of Light…

University of Michigan boffins have discovered, while shooting lasers through glass, that light shining through non conductive materials exhibit strong magnetic characteristics.

The magnetic properties of light were thought to be so weak that they could simply be ignored. With this research that has all changed, the assumption as it turns out was drastically wrong. They discovered that extremely powerful light can generate magnetic fields 100 million times stronger than previously estimated. “Strong enough to induce useable voltages and create magnetic batteries.” Professor Stephen Rand says, adding, “Enough sunlight, focused into an optical fiber, could generate electricity – that’s is a simple way to think about it.”

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The Commodore 64 is Back…

CommodoreUSA is about to re-release the Commodore 64 onto an unsuspecting world.

With more come-backs than rock’n rollers KISS, the Commodore brand has risen from the ashes of its past. The first product will be released the end of April with the revamped Commodore 64. CommodoreUSA is this rock bands latest tour and it looks like a killer. Established by Barry Altman in April of 2010 CommodoreUSA quickly brought the rights to the Commodore and Amiga names – August 2010. By December C64 prototypes were photographed and hopefully by the end of April we will have real product.

First released January 1982 by Commodore International the Commodore 64 was a ground breaking machine ahead of its time. By the time Commodore declared bankruptcy in 1994 nearly 30 million C64′s had been sold.

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