IBM’s next supercomputer, named Watson after their founder, Thomas J Watson, is the next step in attempting to have computers come closer to the human’s mind ability to reason and understand meaning(s) in words. Watson is advanced enough that it is scheduled to appear on Jeopardy as early as this Fall. A successful Watson could… Continue reading Watson, IBM’s next-gen Supercomputer to appear on Jeopardy
We’ve featured Zagg’s invisibleSHIELD products in the past, and although I’ve used them on my cell phones, I’ve never tried them on a device as large as a laptop before. Here is a review of the invisibleSHIELD for a Dell Latitude E6400.
Have you ever stopped and counted how many gadgets you have? I bet it’s more than you think. Some of them are probably pretty pricey so I’m sure you’d like to protect them as much as possible. Now protecting your touchscreen device without affecting its touch ability can be tricky or at least can diminish… Continue reading Invisible SHIELD protects your gadget all around, not just the screen
Here’s a quick and useful info bite: If you’re looking for a new motherboard for your new custom-built computer, online vendor Interloper.com has a drill-down form to help you quickly figure out what motherboards have the features you’re looking for. You can find it at http://www.interloper.com/mbsearch.php
One of our great readers sent in this set of 7 pieces of free software that you can, and in most cases should, use to protect your PC laptop. Most of these also apply to your desktop as well. I happen to use most of these and recommend them as well. At a minimum, you… Continue reading 7 Free Software Apps to Protect your Laptop
You may have seen this product, Cyber Clean, on TV and we got our hands on some of the light-flourescent-green colored silly putty like blob to test it out. How It Works: Take the Cyber Clean blob and press it (don’t rub) to the surface you want to clean. Cyber Clean molds to the surface… Continue reading Review: Cyber Clean – The Ironically Slime-Looking Cleaning Compound
Although the specs for USB 3.0 were nailed down in late 2008, production of devices that support or run USB 3.0 have really only now started showing up. Here’s a bit of insight as to what you can expect in the next 2 years. At CES, a few manufacturers showed off their USB 3.0 wares.… Continue reading USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) is Fast! What to Expect and When
Lenovo is showing off their intriguing new tablet, the U1 Hybrid, that also doubles as a netbook. By itself, it is a 1.5lb, 8h4 multi-touch tablet running Linux, but dock it in its clamshell with keyboard and it instantly becomes a Windows 7 netbook. Has a Snapdragon CPU, and 3g and WiFi for Net access.… Continue reading CES 2010: Lenovo U1 Hybrid Netbook/Tablet – Tablet Detaches From Netbook Shell
A standalone touch screen monitor has been on every geek’s wish list, but how about a multi-touch monitor?! The Dell SX2210T is sexy, multi-touch and affordable. This is a 1920 x 1080 21.5-inch panel, with HDMI and DVI inputs along with an integrated two megapixel (2Mp) webcam and microphone. It has a 1,000:1 contrast ratio… Continue reading Dell SX2210T Multi-Touch LCD Monitor with Webcam
Here’s a powerful anecdote demonstrating how spending a bit more money up front can save you a lot (time, money, frustration, et al) down the road. Particularly apt if you’re buying or building a new computer.