Archive for July, 2008

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Jul

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Samsung’s TL9 (NV9) is an ultra compact, 10.0 megapixel digital camera highlighted by a large 2.7 inch LCD, internal 5x optical zoom as well as Dual Image Stabilization. The latest digital camera in Samsung’s digital camera arsenal to feature MP3 and PMP capability, the TL9 sets itself apart from the crowd as a multimedia powerhouse. The Samsung TL9 (NV9) incorporates a rare design element which graces the top of the camera’s body – dual analog gauges. The small gauges, located next to the capability button, display remaining battery life and memory capacity in a way that’s easy for the shooter to access while on the go.
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The Samsung TL9 is encased in a silver, metal body, measuring 3.74” x 2.36” x 0.84”, and Thanks to the enhanced sensitivity of the TL9’s CCD sensor, which features a maximum ISO of 1600, and the camera’s Dual Image Stabilization, users can rest assured that they’ll be able to capture images in low-light situations, particularly when the use of a flash is not desired. The Samsung TL9 will be available in September 2008 at an MSRP of $280.

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22
Jul

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Hitachi exhibited its second humanoid robot EMIEW2 at the recently concluded Hitachi uValue Convention 2008. Hitachi light weight humanoid robot EMIEW2 weighs 13kg and can move on wheels as well as two legs. Sensitive 14 microphones are mounted on the head of the humanoid for enhanced voice recognition capabilities. The robot can distinguish voices even when three citizens are speaking at the same instance thanks to the voice recognition operate. The voice recognition operate is a combination of sound source separation and sound pattern recognition. In the sound source separation, sounds coming from directions other than the direction from which the voice of the person speaking to the robot comes from are ignored as noise. As a aftereffect, the robot can recognize voices spoken as far as 2m away. The robot is 80cm tall, a height for looking by desk tops.

The Hitachi EMIEW2 has a wheel at the bottom of each leg and balances itself to move on flat floors just like the Segway, a two-wheeled vehicle ridden while standing. Basically, traveling on wheels is more efficient than walking. The EMIEW2 features a walking operate, so that it can handle differences in floor level of a few centimeters, which wheels cannot.

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22
Jul

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A wind ability plant has become operational in suburban Beijing, considered a major step towards making 20 percent of the ability supply to the city’s Olympic venues during the games wind-generated. With an installed capacity of 64,500 kilowatts, the Guanting Wind ability Plant has 43 domestically developed wind potential units at work. The Guanting Wind potential Plant, beginning operation on Saturday, would not only help fulfill Beijing’s promise of a “green Olympics”, but symbolize the first-ever large-scale employment of wind ability generation project in the Chinese capital.The Guanting Wind ability Plant is expected to supply 100 million-kWh electricity per year, ample to meet the daily demand of 100,000 households.

Since its first unit went into operation on Jan. 20, the plant has supplied 35 million kWh of “green power” to Beijing. The Guanting Wind ability Plant could help cut yearly emission of carbon dioxide by 100,000 tones and save 50,000 tones of coal each year.

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22
Jul

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Asus recently announced the Asus EN9800GTX+/HTDP/512M that utilizes the latest generation of NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ GPUs. The world’s first overclocking version of the 9800GTX+ Series – the EN9800GTX+ TOP, will plus be released soon, and will incorporate impressive performance results. that first-rate limited edition graphics card is part of the Asus EN9800GTX+ Series, which offers ingenious tools to further amp up graphical performances. These include GamerOSD for real-time overclocking, benchmarking and video capturing during PC gaming; SmartDoctor for shader clock overclocking and intelligent hardware protection, and Splendid Video Intelligence Technology for vibrant visual enjoyment.

Press release after the jump

The Asus EN9800GTX+ Series additionally comes with the exclusive ASUS GamerOSD that unleashes the true ability of Asus VGA cards. that handy feature delivers GPU overclocking from onscreen displays during games – allowing users real-time performance upgrades whenever they require it.

Taipei, Taiwan, July 11, 2008 – In catering to users who desire a high performing and dependable graphics card, ASUS, world-leading producer of high quality graphic solutions, has today announced the ASUS EN9800GTX+/HTDP/512M that utilizes the latest generation of NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ GPUs. The world’s first overclocking version of the 9800GTX+ Series – the EN9800GTX+ TOP, will plus be released soon, and will incorporate impressive performance results. that first-rate limited edition graphics card is part of the ASUS EN9800GTX+ Series, which offers ingenious tools to further amp up graphical performances. These include GamerOSD for real-time overclocking, benchmarking and video capturing during PC gaming; SmartDoctor for shader clock overclocking and intelligent hardware protection, and Splendid™ Video Intelligence Technology for vibrant visual enjoyment.

ASUS garners yet another world’s first with the ASUS SmartDoctor – an overclocking utility that is able to tweak the Shader Clock on GPUs. With that application, users will be able to overclock the Shader Clock and Engine Clock independently for astonishing performance boosts without the hassles of rebooting or re-flashing their BIOS.

Exclusive ASUS GamerOSD for Versatile Graphics Usage
The ASUS EN9800GTX+ Series additionally comes with the exclusive ASUS GamerOSD that unleashes the true capability of ASUS’ VGA cards. that handy feature delivers GPU overclocking from onscreen displays during games – allowing users real-time performance upgrades whenever they require it. Additionally, it plus provides users with the option to record live gaming action or live broadcasting by the Web with ease.

Splendid™ Video Intelligence Technology
With Splendid™ Video Intelligence Technology, images enabled by ASUS graphics cards are fine-tuned to deliver vibrant visual representations in conditions most favorable to the human eye. Therefore, watching movies on the PC are as good as watching them on top-of-the-line consumer televisions. Splendid™ is additionally the perfect companion to NVIDIA´s PureVideo HD technology, where it provides hardware acceleration for exceptional video decoding.

Extreme HD Gaming and Visual Computing Applications
The EN9800GTX+ Series enables full-throttle and lifelike gameplay; as well as optimal potential management with HybridPower™ technology. The PureVideo® HD engine delivers unmatched video quality; while the PhysX™ technology pushes the limit in ultra-realistic gameplay. With nForce® SLI®-ready motherboards, amplified performances of up to 2x in a dual SLI configuration and up to 2.8x in 3-way SLI mode can be achieved. Packing so much performance at an exceptional value, that graphics card offers extreme HD gaming with a first-rate entertainment experience.

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22
Jul

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The new Casio CDP-200R digital piano comes with a total of 670 tones, ranging from the sounds of the piano to string, wind and percussion instruments. It plus features 200 rhythms from a wide range of genres, from jazz and pop to ethnic music from around the world. Among all these genres, the new piano particularly features a variety of Latin rhythms such as the bossa nova and samba. Casio’s rare new Step-up Lessons are plus an appealing feature of the CDP-200R. Budding musicians can learn to play a whole song by repeating the simple steps phrase-by-phrase-just “Listen” to the sample music, “Watch” the fingering guide on the LCD screen, and thereupon “Remember” by playing the song without assistance.

The new Casio CDP-200R digital piano’s slim, compact shape is packed with convenient and fun functions. It includes 305 Music Presets which allow users to play music from a range of genres by quickly calling up preset tone and rhythm selections. Users can additionally save up to 32 of their favorite music-rhythm sets and tones using the Registration operate. An SD memory card can be inserted into the built-in slot on the CDP-200R and used to store input such as sampled sounds and music played on the piano

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22
Jul

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The 12th RoboCup worldly Competitions and Conferences, RoboCup-2008 Suzhou was held on July 14th – July 20th, 2008, Suzhou, China. by 300 teams from 30 countries took part in the game that year.
RoboCup is an universal robotics competition founded in 1993. The aim is to develop autonomous robots with the intention of promoting research and education in the field of artificial intelligence.
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A boy controls a robot in a robot dance contest during the Robo Cup 2008 in Suzhou.
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Robots from Taiwan province perform a traditional Chinese program “mouse’s wedding” in a robot dance contest during the Robo Cup 2008 in Suzhou.
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A girl dances with the robot Haibao, the mascot of the 2010 Shanghai World

The name RoboCup is a contraction of the competition’s full name, “Robot Soccer World Cup”.
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A girl dances with robots.
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Robots during a match at the RoboCup2008.
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Engineers get their robots ready before the match begins.
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Two engineers discuss their robot at the RoboCup2008.

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22
Jul

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The 3-Button strange USB mouse from Thanko features a 3-button layout with a scroll wheel and a 2-inch fan built into the palm base of the mouse to help keep you cool during the lengthy work sessions. The mouse comes with an on/off button for fan and can be used by both right hand and left hand users.

Thanko USB mouse cooler mouse USBCOOLM measures 6 x 12.6 x 4 cm and is available for approximately
1,980 yen ($18), from Thanko. The mouse is compatible with Windows 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP3) / Vista (SP1).

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