Geek culture is so hot right now. Take this commercial from Intel, which shows Ajay Bhatt (co-inventor of the USB) walking into a room with rock star-like fanfare. It's amazing in so many ways, and Intel plans to continue showing off their geeky humor during next week's Super Bowl. Intel announced today that they will be hosting the post-game show after the Colts take on the Saints, and will be running two new commercials during the game that make light of our obsession with technology. It's sure to be just one of many "geeky" commercials running during the ultra-premium time slot (will there be an Apple Tablet commercial, perhaps?). Check out the hilarious commercial from last year below — I can't wait to see what they've come up with this time!
Sure, you know Steve Jobs, the Woz, and Bill Gates, but do you know the name Ajay Bhatt? He invented the USB, and in this new commercial from Intel he's being given the celebrity treatment — a premise that's equal parts inspiring and amusing.
I'm not really a stickler for needing to know what the weather is doing outside at all times. But for those who are (mom and dad listen-up), Yahoo! has designed a Widget Engine that allows TV viewers to access a wide range of information, all from the convenience of their TV screen. During CES last week, Yahoo! showcased the weather widget on a Sharp widget-enabled television. As you can see, a full weather forecast is conveniently displayed to the left of your screen.
These new TV Widgets will allow users to do things like interact with friends, track their stocks or favorite sports teams, or check out the latest news headlines. The Widget Channel was created by Yahoo! and Intel and can work on televisions as well as LCD TV/DVD combinations.
- Labeled as the "smallest wrist phone in existence", the LG GD910 is the first HSDPA wrist phone by LG and comes with a touchscreen, MP3 playback and high speed video conferencing. — Unplggd
- Microsoft's free Windows 7 Beta is now available for everyone to download. — Gizmodo
- Intel will soon be coming out with a new touchscreen tablet-style PC called the Classmate. — Switched
- Urban Tool bags offer a hip and non-conventional way to tote around your gadgets. — CrunchGear
- Dell has just announced its latest notebook — the Adamo. This thin, black notebook, is not a Netbook since it has a processor inside, but other than that, details are still limited. — CNET
London fashion designer Giles Deacon has been working with Intel to spice up select Asus notebook covers with exotic designs. Boy did she ever deliver.
The new notebooks are not only designer but très exclusive- only 150 of each design have been made.
Wouldn't you agree that these look more like purses with built in e-book readers than laptops? Intel has come up with this prototype laptop - it was actually co-created with Ziba design - that seems to be the catwalk model of laptops. In fact, it's already been nicknamed the "world's skinniest laptop" and measures 0.7 inches thick and weighs only 2.25 pounds. And if you do the math, that's only a quarter of an inch thicker than a Motorola Razr - very impressive!
Intel still needs to fine-tune this model but you can expect features like WiFi, EVDO, WiMAX, and a flash memory hard drive. And according to Gizmodo, these laptops will let you attach a strap so it looks like a real fashion accessory. I'll believe it when I see it! Wondering when you'll be able to purchase this teeny notebook? They could be on the market as early as the end of this year.
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Intel might be making the snazzy Santa Rosa laptops, but Acer has its own shiny trick up its sleeve - a lineup of luscious and shiny laptops with a pearly interior. Apparently, Acer's design team worked with BMW Group Designworks USA to study design trends, develop the concept and visualize new forms. Findings showed that three of the most important design features to consumers were color and material, branding and naming, and shape treatment. Named the Gemstone, the new line seems to be all that and a bag of chips.
There are four models: the Aspire 5720, the 5920, 7720 and the high-end 9920, apparently the 9920 features a 20-inch display, camera (iSight copy?), digital TV tuner and HD DVD drive. According to UK Gizmodo, the line is the first to get Dolby Home Theater Virtual Surround-approved. For an additional image, read more