Move over Jack Bauer, here comes something better. Researchers at the University of Purdue have transformed the everyday cell phone into a radiation detector capable of finding “dirty” bombs and suitcase nukes.
Helio today introduced a new slider-phone called “Mysto”. It’s not an entirely new phone as it is based on the Samsung U600, which has been on the market for some time in Europe and Korea. The Mysto will sell for $150 and offer (free) GPS capability with Google Maps integration. For $3 per month, Helio offers Microsoft’s Tellme service, which enables users to search for local information via voice input.
San Francisco (CA) – The MacBook Air was, without doubt, Apple’s worst-kept secret to date. But Steve Jobs was still able to stun the assembled crowd in the Moscone Center, presenting a notebook that fits into a letter-sized envelope.
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Lenovo kept its promise from last August and has opened the ordering process for Thinkpad notebooks that come preloaded with Suse’s Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED).
Miami (FL) – If you have well more than $2500 to burn on a performance notebook, then there’s a new option at Alienware.
Chrysler is working on what the company calls “advanced in-vehicle wireless communications” that will be based on cellular, Wi-Fi and WiMax technologies.
Microsoft has begun offering a “Notebook Mouse for Mac”, which the company says comes in a “sleek packaging [that] looks right at home on the Apple aisle of electronics stores.”