Is It Time To Buy An Electric Car?

There is little doubt that electric cars will grow in popularity as their driving ranges increase significantly and their prices start to plummet.

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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?

Wikitude Drive – A GPS With Live Streaming Images

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

Then you should perhaps consider Wikitude Drive.

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Samsung NP-QX410-S02CA Notebook Review

The problem with most high performance laptops is that they don’t have a lot of juice when it comes to battery life. At most they last for a few hours before they need recharging. Of course, there are a few who make the cut and Samsung NP-QX410-S02CA is one of them.

The Samsung NP-QX410-S02CA is not only a powerful laptop but it’s also elegant and stylish. It’s one of those thing, you wouldn’t mind using in a public place.

How well does it perform? Does it have a battery life of 7.7 hours?
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