The Nautiz X5 is designed to run WinMo 6.1 in extreme conditions; this rugged smartphone handles temps from -20 to 55 ¬¨â€šÃ Ã»C yet still features a 3 MP camera and an 806MHz Marvell CPU.
Asus’ 10″ Eee PC 1008HA is a netbook in a sleek form factor clearly inspired by the MacBook Air; specs: 1″ thick, 2.4 lbs, Atom 1.6GHz CPU, Windows XP, 1GB RAM and 160GB HDD.
Beyond its slick red and black-trimmed Black Vapor finish, Dell’s Special Edition Studio 15 laptop comes standard with a 1440×900 WLED display at a base price of $799.
Panasonic makes an incremental (but essential) update to their four-thirds line with the Lumix DMC-GH1: it’s essentially the G1 but with the ability to record 1080p/24p HD video.
Masters students Brette and Rajinder take video up a dimension with their Spatially Augmented Reality Toolkit; above, embedded photosensors on a box allow for 3D projection.
Asus’ 16″ Lamborghini VX5 is an uber-laptop with the looks to match; the first with a 1TB SSD, it also includes an NVIDIA GT130M with 1GB RAM, 4GB RAM and Intel Core 2 Quad CPU.
With 9MP of 20x zoom goodness, a 3″ tilt screen and 1080p video, Sony’s DSC-HX1 gives other point-and-shoots a run for their money; also: Sweep Panorama for 7152×1080 images.
Created in part thanks to input from WePC.com, the Asus Dual-Screen Laptop may be a work in progress but is plenty tantalizing; the keyboard is replaced entirely with a second display.
True to their name, AlwaysInnovating’s 8.9″ Touch Book features a touchscreen that detaches to serve as a tablet; other features include internal USB ports, Linux OS and an ARM CPU.
Apple’s Mac mini gets a long-overdue refresh; nothing too revolutionary, but the extra 5th USB port, FireWire 800, GeForce 9400M and 2.0Ghz Core 2 Duo keep the tiniest Mac relevant.
Apple’s Mac Pro gets a $300 price drop and the Nehalem CPU, available in 4-core or 8-core flavors; both models come with the NVIDIA GT 120 (dual ATI Radeon HD 4870s are optional).
A concession towards bargain hunters, the 24″ iMac now starts at $1,499, although the 20″ can be had for $1,199; all iMacs get NVIDIA graphics, from the GT 130 down to the 9400M.
A natural fit, Rand McNally contributes 250 scenic routes to Navigon’s 7300T; other goodies include a 4.3″ touchscreen, voice command, Panaroma View, and verbal traffic cues.
Asus’ Marine Cool is a concept motherboard with two key innovations: a micro-porous ceramic backplate designed to dissipate heat and SO-DIMM slots in place of DIMMs.
Purists may fret, but Samsung’s NX Hybrid replaces a DSLR’s mirror box with an EVF (electronic viewfinder) which reduces bulk and allows for live viewing; it’ll be available 2H 2009.
Asus’ full touchscreen P835 is noteworthy: it not only features a large 3.5″ WVGA screen, 5MP camera, and HSPA speeds, but can also serve as a Wi-Fi access point for up to 10 devices.
Part hovercraft and all beast, Eurocom’s 17″ D901c server notebook will be the first to run Core i7 in April, topping out with a 3.2GHz i7-965 CPU; it still packs 3 HDD and up to 8GB RAM.
More novelty than innovation, Ilshat Garipov’s Sound Egg speakers feature a rounded base that encourages spinning; a heavy weight at the bottom keeps them from tipping over.
Striker’s Magnetic Light Mine features a dozen rare earth magnets that allow you to easily position and aim its wide angle LED; it also doubles as a pick up tool for screws and nails.
Antrepo’s Tuner Time causes so much confusion that they’ve nicknamed it “I’m not a clock”; it looks like a clock, but is actually a stereo FM radio with a giant tuner and volume control.
Mac Funamizu’s necklace-like Sign Language Translator is actually a tiny camera with twist-open speaker that will recognize hand gestures and speak them back in the voice of your choice.
It won’t be teeing off with humans anytime soon, but Precise Path’s RG3 is an ultra efficient robotic golf green mower; it’ll do 100% coverage in a single pass with straight lines.
It looks like a wall plug, but the Linux-powered SheevaPlug is a $99 computer with a 1.2GHz CPU, 512MB RAM and 512MB of flash storage, USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet port. Thanks, Scott!
Dell’s Mini 10 netbook is available today; ideal for those who think 9″ is too small and 12″ too big, it comes with a 10.1″ 16:9 display, HDMI port, 1GB RAM and up to a 160GB HDD.
Make Magazine’s John Park not only talks about consumer ‘bots like the Roomba but shows us how to build our own, including a solar junkbot and a more complex beetlebot.
Short for Tetris and arm wrestling, “Tresling” slightly mans up the classic puzzler; movement is accomplished by overpowering your opponent while an extra button rotates pieces.
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