[gadg3t] Laptop Manufacturers Back Universal Power Adapter

7 07 2010

This is good news indeed because we will eventually see cheaper laptops, and people will be able to share power adapter in a meeting room instead of the asking what make & model each other laptops are when the juice is running low.

It is always a waste when i see good adapters being thrown into the garbage bin whenever we change to a new laptop. According to the IEEE people, this will lower e-waste and reduce the cost of buying a new laptop by 10 to 15 per cent. Yippy!

Too bad only Acer and Asustek are going to back this IEEE power supply standard for now. I hope other companies will join in soon. I am quite certain Apple will not join in, after all they have this MagSafe design which i am very impressed with. Think of the environment! That’s my take.


[learn] CSI – Fact v. Fiction

5 07 2010

Click on the pix above to view the whole infographic seperating CSI’s facts from fiction (mostly fiction), such as how long it will take to REALLY process DNA samples, do CSI really drive hummers….

[ Forensic Science ]

[games] StarCraft II – Wings of Liberty => 27th July 2010

4 07 2010

When i was out to watch a movie, I saw StarCraft II’s advertisement. It is interesting that they are showing it in a cinema! I have been following StarCraft II beta games on youtube for the past 3 months, but I didn’t come upon the release date till today! (announced 3rd May 2010)

The long awaited game has finally arrived, especially for those who are in my age group who grew up with this game. So head on over to youtube to watch what are the new units, and their unique abilities. From what I have seen so far, StarCraft II will be a very well balanced game, and hopefully it will be able to replace the very old but reliable StarCraft as the default RTS in tournaments!

The PC / MAC requirements can be found on Blizzard, but as a kind soul, below are the recommended PC system requirement (who cares about the minimum!):

  • Windows Vista®/Windows® 7
  • Dual Core 2.4Ghz Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon® HD 3870 or better
  • 12 GB available HD space
  • Broadband Internet connection

July 27 2010 will be a reason for a lot of people out there to buy a new machine. That’s my take!

[dilbert] Benchmark & How To Solve it by Manager

2 07 2010

[website] Test Your Password Strength @ How Secure is My Password

2 07 2010

How Secure Is My Password? is a good place to test out how good your current password is, and if like me, one of your password is one of the 500 most common passwords then it’s high time you change your password. The strength of your password is measure by how many seconds, hours, days & years it might take for a desktop to break it, and the scariest part is due to moore’s law, those numbers get shorter every 1.5 years.

[ How Secure Is My Password? via Lifehacker ]

[futurama] Pokes fun at eyePhone, Susan Boil and the Internet along with it

2 07 2010

a great episode of Futurama, which i would say is a must watch for those who has access to it. The episode is Season 6 Episode 3

In last night’s Futurama episode, “Attack of the Killer app,” the gang tries purchasing an “eyephone,” but the line goes around the block, full of zombies drooling over the latest must-have gadget.

Once they enter the store (which is decked out in chrome and glass), a boppy song playing on the speakers causes Amy to remark “Wow, it’s that obscure underground song that’s constantly playing everywhere!”

From Engadget

[ engadget ]

[Android] Live Mario Wallpaper on Android 2.1 & above

30 06 2010

A must have (but not necessary turned on all the time) for those Android phone owners who spend their childhood playing Mario. Really cool wallpaper with the ability to have the AI controller Mario run through different stages of the game. BUT all at the expense of the processor and battery life. Nostalgic value = infinity. That’s my take.

You can click on this link from your android device to install it.

[ engadget ]