Sony Ericsson Saito Touchscreen Problems

November 27, 2009

It seems that Sony Ericsson might be going into a rather stressful holiday season. Why do we say that? Well, aside from the existing issues with the Saito that they’re trying to tackle, it seems that its other flagship phone, the Aino, might have some issues with the phones’ touchscreen capabilities. A spokesperson for Sony Ericsson has said that only a small number of Aino units have issues, and they’re working as quickly as possible to sort things out.

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Windows XP-Powered MacBook Air Weighs Just 2.9-Pounds

November 27, 2009

For a Windows XP-powered MacBook Air knockoff, you’ll have to visit China. This clone features an Intel Atom N280 CPU, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 160GB HDD, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, two USB ports, Ethernet port, HDMI, and weighs just 2.99-pounds.

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Yoomi Self-Heating Baby Bottle

November 27, 2009

Invented by husband and wife team Farah and Jim Shaikh, the Yoomi bottle could seem like the greatest thing since sliced bread for parents who are tired of having to find a way to heat up bottles for their infants when they’re not at home. The secret is a sealed warming unit that sits just below the teat. Pushing an orange button activates the heater, and 60 seconds later, after the milk has had time to flow through a series of channels, it reaches the comfortable temperature of breast milk.

The warmer will maintain that temperature for up to an hour since it uses chemicals similar to a warming gel pack, and it can be recharged around 100 times before needing to be replaced. The Yoomi bottle costs around $37 and a set of two teats is about $7.50, so while it’s not cheap, it’s not necessarily designed to be used every single day.

[ The Daily Mail – The baby bottle that heats itself up in 60 seconds ] VIA [ Gizmo Watch ]

By Andrew Liszewski

New USB battery technology

November 27, 2009

Moxia Energy Holdings has formed a subsidary Moxia Energ Ltd to undertake R&D and commercialize next generation rechargeable battery technology.

In September 2006, we launched USBCELL, a new catergory of rechargeable batteries available in standard format cells, that can simply recharged by plugging into a USB port without the need for a separate charger or cable. Our proprietary technology includes built in charger and connector within standard format cells such as AA.

USBCELLs offer significant portability and conveinience to end users, offering a more economical and environmentally friendly batertery technology.


Kohjinsha’s dual-sceen DZ Series laptop now for sale

November 27, 2009

Remember IBM’s ThinkPad 701 with the butterfly keyboard? This isn’t it, it’s better… conceptually anyway. Instead of two halves of a keyboard magically jigsawing themselves together, Kohjinsha achieves a similar result with its DZ-series using a pair of 10.1-inch TFT displays with 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution (each) packed into an otherwise svelte 1.02 x 8.26 x 0.74~1.65 inches / 4.09 pounds (1.84 kg) portable. Best of all it’s on sale now for ¥95,800 (about $1,110) with a Linux pre-load — add another ¥5,000 (about $58) for 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. For that you get a 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo with RS780MN chipset and ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 3x USB, a 3-in-1 card reader, 1.3 megapixel webcam, 1GB memory (expandable to 4GB), and 160GB 5,4000 hard disk with claimed 4.5-hours “max” of battery power (1.1V, 5200mAh) — likely far less in real-world usage. Ships worldwide ($60ish for US or €50ish for European delivery) in 3 weeks if you order today. Video of the sliding action after the break from our hands-on session back at the CEATEC show in Japan.

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Swype Cellphone Technology From 2008

November 26, 2009

Will this beat out QWERTY in the future?

The $3.2 Million iPhone 3GS

November 26, 2009

Stuart Hughes, who covers mobile phones with gold and diamonds has just finished making what is probably the worlds most expensive mobile phone ever for one of his clients.

The iPhone 3GS Supreme was sold to his client for a massive £1.92 Million which is about $3.2 Million US, and the case was made from 271 grams of 22ct solid gold, on top of that the front bezel has 136 flawless diamonds color F, with a total of 68 cts.

If that wasn’t enough, the Apple logo on the back of the iPhone is made from 53 flawless diamonds amounting to 1ct and the front navigation button is made from a single rare diamond of 7.1 cts.

Wow that’s a lot of diamonds and gold, no wonder it cost so much, head on over to Stuart Hughes’s website for more details.

via Techeblog