A mere week after we saw a truckload of new Acer and Gateway laptops at the company's New York showcase (well, it was technically in New Jersey...), the first of Acer's new offerings has arrived in our Labs.
It's a good one to start out with -- the Aspire 3935 is a 13-inch laptop with a brushed metal chassis that's a little less than one inch thick and has a 16:9 widescreen LED display. The system, like many of the upcoming Acer and Gateway laptops we've previewed, adds MacBook-like multitouch gestures to its touchpad. … Read more
Here's a stretch of an idea--shoes that grow with the child.
U.K.-based Fat Shoes Day--while not exactly a politically correct shop name--may just have a shoo-in with its InchWorm trainers. Taking a cue from expandable luggage bags and my favorite Tupperware collapsible FlatOut containers, these kiddie shoes utilize a technology called (in a nod to Apple) iFit.
The middle segment works like an accordion that can be extended with a button release. The result: a pair of shoes that will grow with the little tyke, in two half-size increments up to three sizes. How cool is … Read more
Nvidia was hit by a Standard & Poor's ratings downgrade Wednesday, according to a Dow Jones report, adding to the graphics chipmaker's woes.
Standard & Poor's ratings services ratcheted down its outlook on Nvidia from positive to stable, according to Dow Jones. S&P cited concerns about the graphics chipmaker's sinking revenue and profitability.
The ratings agency maintains a junk-level BB- grade on the company, and S&P noted that revenues from Nvidia's recent efforts to expand into Read more, handheld devices, and supercomputer applications is small, according to Dow Jones. Nvidia also …
Full HD, 16:9 monitors will soon be all the rage. And why not? For roughly the same amount of screen size, you get more screen real estate. Sort of.
For example, while the new Lenovo L215p we just got in has a 21.5-inch screen and the Gateway HD2201 has a 22-inch screen, the Lenovo is actually capable of displaying more pixels per square inch.
The Gateway has a native resolution of 1680x1050, and the Lenovo can natively achieve full 1080p resolution (1920x1080).
In addition to its native 1080p compatibility, the Lenovo L215p includes a 2-megapixel USB Webcam, a … Read more
Sure, rocker Trent Reznor's example has encouraged plenty of music acts to reject the label system and search for a new industry paradigm using the Web.
But did anyone expect that among Reznor's disciples would be Lars Ulrich?
Ulrich, a member of the rock band Metallica and once one of the leading critics of peer-to-peer sites, said during an interview last week with The Los Angeles Times that Metallica no longer needs the backing of a big record company and suggested that the group may be ready to go independent.
"The primary--not the only, but the primary--function … Read more