SOL – Solar-Powered Laptop

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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

Adobe Flash in iPad, iPod & iPhone

The battle between Apple and Adobe Flash is still raging on.

Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 software converts video flash into a format called HTTP Live Streaming, which enables iPads, iPods and iPhones to view the Flash video.

There’s however a problem. Websites who choose to do the conversion will have to fork out $4,500.

Will they be willing to do that or will they eventually switch to HTML5 or other formats?

If they do use Adobe Flash conversion, iPad and Iphone users will soon be able to view flash videos on their devices.

What are your views?

Samsung PN50C7000 3D TV Review


Planning to buy a 3D TV?

Whether we like it or not, 3D TV is becoming quickly a reality. If you need a new TV, should you consider a 3D TV or a regular TV?

We have the opportunity to review the Samsung PN507000 Plasma 3D TV.

Did it perform well?
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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.
Continue reading Is The Samsung Galaxy Tab Better Than The iPad?

Beware Of Facebook!

Facebook was once a safe haven where only friends and relatives could communicate and share information with each other without feeling threatened. It was a closed social network.

Myspace was on the other hand an opened network where everyone could view each other’s account and was therefore deemed less secure.

But all this has changed now. Facebook has turned from the green pasture land to the jungle of Amazon, where hidden pitfalls are scattered everywhere.

Facebook in its endeavor’s to monetize itself has opened breaches in its walls so that advertisers and developers could access the accounts of its members.

It’s so subtle that most people do not notice it and naively bring in the Trojan horse without realizing the danger they are setting themselves and others in their groups.

Will you be one of them?
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