Computational creativity and the future of AI

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Orbita Mouse - scrollers delight

The design of the trusty mouse has come a long way from its humble beginnings forty years ago and throughout its many incarnations it has remained a staple for any personal computer user. The latest spin on this ever necessary peripheral – and we do mean spin – is the Orbita Mouse. This new take on the mouse basically becomes the scroll wheel traditionally found between the left and right buttons.  Read More

The 3-bit-per cell, 32nm chip.

The cooperative relationship between SanDisk and Toshiba in the development and manufacturing of advanced Flash memory is producing results with the companies announcing key technology advances at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco, California. The advances include the production of a 32-gigabit (Gb) 3-bits-per-cell (X3) memory chip that is expected to quickly enable greater capacities and reduce manufacturing costs for products ranging from memory cards to Solid State Drives (SSD). The companies also announced the fabrication of the world’s first 64Gb chip that applies 4-bit-per-cell (X4) technology without an increase in chip size, while achieving a write speed performance of 7.8MB/s.  Read More

Firefox 3

There's three common complaints about netbooks. Small (and quirky) keyboard layouts, not enough horsepower, of course, the screen resolution - or lack thereof. We can't do much about your keyboard, but here's five ways to free up many of the wasted pixels of a stock Firefox 3 installation and browse the web painlessly on a small screen - plus a couple of bonus tips on how to make the most out of your low-powered CPU.  Read More

The MAINGEAR Remix Creative Workstation PC.

Although Apple Macs are the most commonly used computers for creative professionals, there are still many IT departments which insist on a PC. Aimed specifically at this market that spend their days doing graphic design, video production or pro audio is MAINGEAR’s Remix Creative Workstation PC. The system features NVIDIA Quadro CX graphics card, which NVIDIA specifically designed and optimized to significantly enhance the performance of Adobe Creative Suite 4.  Read More

Windows 7

If you're interested in downloading the Windows 7 beta, but haven't found the time to do so yet, we recommend you do so right now, as Microsoft will be closing the beta program within a few days.  Read More

Windows 7

So you want to install the Windows 7 beta on your IdeaPad S10, or another netbook without an optical drive. A Google search will turn up hundreds of guides, but we've read nearly all of them, and they either assume you have access to a Windows Vista machine, are needlessly complicated, or just plain don't work. This guide might not have pretty pictures guiding you along the way, and you'll need to deal with a command prompt, but hey - it works.  Read More

Buffalo LinkStation Mini SSD - Solid State NAS device fits in the palm of your hand

Buffalo Technology today launched the LinkStation Mini SSD, the world’s first Network Attached Storage (NAS) Solid State Drive (SSD) device for consumers. The LinkStation Mini SSD weighs 0.5 kg (1.1 pounds), has a capacity of 240GB and a built-in DNLA media server that allows users to seamlessly stream movies to a PC, Mac, multi-media device or DNLA supported TV. It also has built-in WebAccess™ providing users with access to all their digital media files via the Internet from their PC, Mac or iPhone, from anywhere in the world.  Read More

The iDrive portable Hard Drive.

In the days of yore people were forced to backup their precious data on floppy disks, CDs or magnetic tape. Nowadays people looking to protect data have a much wider and more convenient range of options. The iDrive gives users that little extra bit of security by combining portable hard drive and online backup in on package.  Read More

Samsung's 4Gb DRAM chip

Samsung Electronics has developed the first four gigabit DRAM memory chip using its 50 nanometer technology. 16GB modules using the 4Gb chips use 40% less power than previous DDR3 modules thanks to higher density and half the number of chips.  Read More

The NewerTech MAXPower 802.11g/b Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter

The MAXPower 802.11g/b Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter from NewerTech is a Plug and Play 802.11g/b wireless adapter that enables owners of USB 2.0/1.1 equipped Macs and PCs that haven’t yet gone wireless to affordably upgrade to wireless home and office networking. The solution is designed for Macintosh desktop and notebook computers, such as PowerMac G4, iMac G4, PowerBook G3/G4 and iBook G3 models that didn't include built in wireless or have a non-working AirPort card.  Read More

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