Developer Stefano Merlo designed these Energy Buckets to collect and store energy in the same way that people in the past collected and stored rain water. After sufficient exposure to light, the Energy Buckets brighten any darkened area. Although these Energy Buckets are only a concept right now, it will be interesting to see the idea develop further (and perhaps in a more practical manner). Read more here!
My hat’s off to this Vietnamese forum. One of their members managed to grab a hold of Fujitsu’s upcoming Lifebook U2010 and fully investigate it! We now know that the U2010 will sport an Atom CPU (either at 1.6 or 1.8 GHz), a 5.6″ 1024×768 display, 1 GB of RAM, an 80 GB Hard Drive, a 3G Radio, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Additionally, this lilliputian UMPC will weigh under 680 grams (1.5 pounds)! We don’t yet know where or when the U2010 Lifebook will be launched, but we do know that it will cost around $1300.
Although the Dell Inspiron 13 may be lacking in bells and whistles, it’s a perfect work laptop for those on a limited budget. While the base model boasts a 13″ screen, 8-in-1 media card reader, and a slot loading DVD player, you’ll have to cough up some more dough to get Wi-Fi, a webcam, and/or Bluetooth. A $699 version of Dell’s Inspiron 13 will retail at Walmart on August 3rd; later in August, you’ll be able to configure the Inspiron 13 for yourself at dell.com. Read more here!
As with all rumours, these about the new Macbook will mostly turn out to be false. Nevertheless, ComputerWorld seems to think that in addition to becoming thinner and more rounded like the Macbook Air, the next generation of Macbooks will have:
- Glass trackpads that allow multi-touch gestures
- A body made out of one piece of aluminum (which would be eco-friendly and more sturdy)
- Intel Centrino 2 processors
- Slightly bigger screens (14″ and 15.6″)
ComputerWorld estimates that the new Macbooks will be released in the last weeks of September. We’ll see if their predictions are correct, then…
The Q1UP-V Ultraportable Notebook boasts an Intel Centrino Processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 80 GB Hard Drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a biometric fingerprint reader, and a 7″ 1024×600 touch screen. Amazingly, the laptop still manages to weigh under 2 pounds! Battery life is estimated to be up to 7 hours. The Samsung Q1UP-V starts at $1,339. Click here for the product page of this stylish UMPC!