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— Digital Cameras

Ricoh P10 zoom unit for GXR system set for June release

By - May 12, 2010 5 Pictures
As promised earlier this year, Ricoh has now unveiled the development and release of its third lens module for its GXR digital camera system. The P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC wide angle 10.7x zoom lens module has been optimized for high quality output and benefits from revised image processing algorithms. It can continuously shoot at up to five frames per second in RAW format but up to 120 in VGA and can record movies in 720p high definition. Read More
— Telecommunications

Universal 4Mbps broadband comes with a US$23.5 billion price tag

By - May 12, 2010 1 Picture
The developed world is fast heading towards a globally networked information economy. Any government that fails to recognize that high-speed Internet access is fundamental to future economic growth and prosperity runs the risk of quickly ending up on the wrong end of a digital divide. While this applies to countries as a whole it also apples to residents within a country, with some spoiled for choice when it comes to broadband access while others in more remotes areas are left wanting. In a bid to ensure broadband access to all people in the U.S., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has set a 4Mbps download target for universal broadband with its National Broadband Plan. The undertaking will cost US$23.5 billion. Read More
— Automotive

Mazda's frugal 55mpg 4WD commuter

By - May 11, 2010 1 Picture
We know that the grass is always greener on the other side… but do the cars also have to be greener elsewhere too? Mazda's Carol micro-mini is only available in Japan yet its excellent fuel economy, affordability and specifications read like a wish list for commuters the world over - 4WD, 55 mpg, CVT, keyless entry, keyless start system, immobilizer, DOHC VVT motor, four-wheel ABS, electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist, split folding rear seats, heated seats… there's even wing mirror heaters to prevent fogging on cold mornings. Read More
— Science

Wonder why we don't crash like computers? Yale explains

By - May 11, 2010 1 Picture
Whether right or for wrong, the human brain is often compared to a computer, and vice-versa. They both receive data, process it, store it, and output new data. Unlike computers, however, the human brain doesn’t crash. Yes, people have nervous breakdowns, but that has more to do with psychological stress than with data management. Now, researchers from Yale University have figured out why our brains succeed where computers fail. Read More
— Science

Scientists look to sharks for advancements in human technology

By - May 11, 2010 4 Pictures
If there’s one thing that most of us know about sharks, besides the fact that they occasionally bite people, it’s that they have a fantastic sense of smell - some sharks can smell a single drop of blood within a million drops of water. How do they do it? That’s what British scientists are trying to find out... and their discoveries could be applied to human technology. Read More
— Computers

Notorious Gadgets presents the Phatty and Slimmy computers

By - May 11, 2010 4 Pictures
Notorious Gadgets has launched a range of new desktop computer solutions in three distinct flavors, depending on user need, and two different models. They are available as Office units with low power draw and affordability as the key drivers, Multimedia units built for entertainment, or Professional units offering high tech performance in a small form factor. As an indicator of the size options available, models come as either Phatty or Slimmy. Read More
— Mobile Technology

FUNTORO infotainment system gets Busworld Asia launch

By - May 11, 2010 4 Pictures
Busworld Asia was the venue chosen by FUNTORO Inc to announce the launch of its Media On Demand (MOD) Infotainment System on buses manufactured by China's largest professional bus manufacturer. One server can support up to 54 monitors throughout the coach, providing passengers with their own entertainment hub capable of independent output without impacting on fellow travelers. Read More
— Automotive

The world's fastest road car - 1900 rear wheel horsepower and 267 mph after one mile

By - May 11, 2010 1 Picture
The emerging sport of One Mile Racing has a new champion – Ray Hofman's 2006 Ford GT runs a twin-turbo motor with a reputed 1900 rear wheel horsepower. A fortnight ago, Hofman piloted his Heffner Performance modified Ford GT over the measured mile with a terminal velocity of 266.9 mph, beating out the other two logical contenders for the title of the world's fastest street car. Just for the record, a Bugatti Veyron exits the standing mile at just over 200 mph. Hofman is now aiming for 280 mph. Is this the world's fastest road car? Read More
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