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Atom CPU on Credit Card sized Mainboard

“Toradex have begun sampling their latest COM Express module, just 84 x 55mm in size, toradex woodpecker robin atom module

which uses Intel’s Z5xx Atom processor range. The Toradex Robin (shown here on the right, to scale – but not actual size – with its Toradex Woodpecker sibling, announced last year) has seven USB 2.0, gigabit ethernet, a microSD slot and a SATA connection, and is suitable for highly-compact embedded applications.

Toradex Woodpecker Robin Atom Module

The Robin will be available with either the Atom 1.1GHz Z510 processor or the 1.6GHz Z530 processor, the former having a 400MHz FSB and 1GB of onboard storage and the latter with a 533MHz FSB, 2GB of storage and hyper-threading support. While the Z530 is the obvious choice for speed, the Z510 Robin fights back with its super-frugal power demands: just 3.5 to 5 Watts. Saying that, the Z530 Robin isn’t exactly a hog, using from 5.1 to 7.6 Watts.

Each comes with 512MB of soldered-on RAM and can support up to a 1366 x 768 external display over VGA. Other connections include one PCIe, ExpressCard, a TV output and HD audio. These look like incredible boards offering plenty of DIY scope; they’re priced at €129 ($163) for the Z510 Robin and €179 ($227) for the Z530 Robin”…. <More>

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Blue Earth” Solar Powered Cell Phone By Samsung

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VUNow: HD VoD for the right Price?

The interface is clunky but it is priced right and you do not need a computer. It will be interesting to see the evolution of this product….”VuNow™ takes just minutes to connect, just plug in the power cord, A/V or HDMI cable, and connect to the network (via Ethernet or the optional wireless adapter). VuNow PoD is as small as a pack of cards measuring just 3.5″ x 4″ x 0.8″. The small size allows you to take it anywhere with you”….<Site>

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Palm Pre review – better than the iPhone?

The previous post about the new Pre_Palm OS gets an update as the reviews are finally in and mostly positive.
Below is a video good video overview….>

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Solar Powered Robotic Lawn Mower


“utomower Solar Hybrid is the world’s first fully automatic lawn mower that is partly powered by the sun. Brilliant for your lawn, great for your conscience, better for the planet. The product uses considerably less energy than any conventional mower. That’s because in addition to a charging station, it comes with a large integrated solar panel. When there is daylight available, the solar cells enable the mower to extend its cutting periods before it needs recharging”….

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Palm’s New Mobile OS Nova= Something Huge?

My experience of the the Palm OS is that it was satble but lacked any wow factor and now Palm claims they may have a game changer with their new Palm’s OS set to be unveiled on January’s CES called Nova led by Ex-Apple  S enior Vice President for Hardware Engineering and “150 engineers since Rubinstein’s arrival. Among them are Jeff Devine, a top operations executive with Nokia (NOK), and Way Ting, an operating system guru from Silicon Graphics (SGIC). “We haven’t had any trouble selling our story,” says consultant Dan Walker, who was Apple’s chief talent officer from 2000 to 2004 and now leads recruiting for Palm”.

” Palm insiders are optimistic. “I’m fundamentally convinced we’re onto something huge,” says Mike Bell, a 16-year Apple engineering star who joined Palm last year. “Some of the stuff we’re working on here is mind-blowing—better than anything I’ve seen before”…. <More>

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Give a Laptop Get A Laptop

I found the concept really interesting when it originated and to see Amazon bring to the mainstream in time for Christmas is laudable <Amazon.com’s Changing The World>

Technical Details

  • Dual mode sunlight-readable display screen, 1200×900 resolution
  • Video and still camera
  • Rugged water resistant low power laptop, no hard drive
  • Open Source, Linux OS, encourages community involvement and self-exploration
  • Standard WiFi as well as ‘Mesh’ networking that allows laptops to communicate with each other with or without a network infrastructure

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