SOL – Solar-Powered Laptop

Source: Gizmag

SOL is a unique solar-powered laptop with ingeniously integrated solar panels which enable it to function for 8 – 10 hours after 2 hours charging.

The solar panels can also be removed from the laptop and placed in the sun so that they still recharge your laptop while you work with it inside the house.

It is perfect for people who travel in areas where power supply is unavailable or who want to conserve energy.

Source: Gizmag
Source: Gizmag

The SOL runs presently on Ubuntu but other operating systems could be used. It is powered by an Intel Atom D2500 1.86 GHz Duo Core processor with an Intel 945GSE chipset and an integrated Intel GMA3600 graphics card.

It has a 13.3 in LCD HD screen, 320 GB of HDD storage and 2 – 4 GB of DDRIII SDRAM, a 3 MP webcam and  Wi-Fi and 3G/4G/LTE, plus connections for GPS and Bluetooth.

The SOL comes loaded with all the productivity and creativity software you need. Since it runs on Ubuntu, there are thousands of apps. you can download for free.

And with a rugged design built for durability, the SOL will probably last for a long time under all kinds of hardship. There is no information about its weight.

And the cost is only $350. For a waterproof one, add $50 more.

The SOL laptop is produced by WeWi Telecommunications in Waterloo, Canada.

To order now, click here.

Sources: SOL, Gizmag, Globe & Mail

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Tired of Garmin, TomTom and other GPS navigation systems? Want something special?

Then you should perhaps consider Wikitude Drive.

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Is The Samsung Galaxy Tab Better Than The iPad?

Samsung takes on Apple with the launching of its 7″ tablet – Galaxy Tab.

What the iPad does not do, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be able to do, i.e supporting Flash, making phone calls, plays DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.264, taking pictures and video clips and addition of external memory through microSD.
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Sony Dash Challenges iPad

Sony’s Dash, a Wi-Fi touch screen device that brings Real-Time Internet Content, is on sale for about $199.

It has a 500Mhz processor with 32kB I/D L2 cache and 256 MB, 667MHz DDR2 DRAM.

Dash features a 7-inch color touch screen with Wi-Fi connection.

There are over 1,000 free applications for news, calendars, weather, sports, and social networking.

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A Power Generating Shoe

Imagine producing electricity while you are walking or running?

Sounds similar to the hybrid car where electricity is produced when braking takes place.

Dr. Ville Kaajakari, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Louisiana Tech University has developed a technology that harvests power from a small generator embedded in the sole of a shoe.

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