Posts Tagged ‘Hardware’

If a new report from AppleInsider is to be believed, Apple is done planning the next-generation MacBook Air and is sitting on it until Lion, the next version of Mac OS X, is released. If you’re planning to get this laptop, you should put it off for one more month.

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Since last month, there has been this rumor floating around the web about an Arc Touch Mouse by Microsoft. Twitter account of Microsoft hardware also teased a couple of images of this mysterious looking “flat” and “touchy” device. And now according to the sources at Neowin, this device is in fact the Microsoft “Arc Touch Mouse” and it will be available in September of this year. The Arc Touch Mouse is the result of Microsoft’s “Mouse 2.0” program which has been lurking around for quite some time now.

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Imagination Technology, makers of the PowerVR GPU chip has said that we will definitely have “graphics comparable to the PlayStation 3 in three years” time. For those of you who don’t know, PowerVR GPU chip is the one that powers both, the iPhone and Motorola Droid.

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A new hardware solution for the tethered jailbreak has been announced over at www.myboyfriendisageek.com. It is called the “iDongle” and it is a small device that plugs into the 30 pin dock connector of your iPhone or iPod Touch. It solves the need to get home to your computer to re-jailbreak, if your device crashes or reboot on the go.

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Human-computer interaction has now stretched far beyond keyboards and mouse into a whole new world where in some cases we are using multiple fingers for interaction, or just motion in other technologies like Project Natal. Thanks to the trendsetter iPhone, today, almost all consumer electronic items like smartphones, tablets, netbooks, notebooks and even bigger screen monitors are opting for touch or multitouch displays because that is what most of us want. Now just imagine how amazing it would be if you could simply convert your existing display into a an interactive touchscreen simply by sticking a thin polymer film.

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Multi-touch functionality has been continuously attracting consumers attention for the last two years or so. We are now not too far from the day when multi-touch-capable tablets and desktops will become a standard part of our daily lives. The PC market is preparing for this paradigm shift, as Microsoft ships the much-awaited Windows 7 to the masses on October 22nd. Among many of its attractive features, the ability to use two (or more) fingers as input mechanism (multi-touch) in my opinion stands out for re-coursing the shape of personal computing in the near future.

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Gizmodo today took the wraps off the new “secret” Tablet PC concept that Microsoft has been working on. Currently called as Courier, it boasts off dual 7-inch multitouch capable screens which is designed to work with both multiple fingers-input and stylus.

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I recently got my hands on Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack™ technology. Its stylish, light and it works on almost any surface anywhere. Here’s my quick rundown on the experience so far.

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9/9/08 has been an exciting day full of releases. After the Zunes and iPods were announced with the later getting all the media attention, Microsoft stepped in and unveiled some seriously sexy looking hardware which includes mice, a Wireless Desktop with Aero Glass and the new LifeCam.

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