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Massive Multi Touch Screen

Posted on Apr 21, 2008 in 800HighTech, Geek News, Products, Video | 1 comment

Touch Screen interfaces are paving way for the new generation of display units. Already featured in many devices such as ATMs, phones and PDAs, the simplicity of touch screen is user-friendly and extremely appealing to most. A demo at the recent 2008 CeBIT Expo, shows what the future of multi-touch touch-screen displays will look like. The display closely resembles the touch screen display used by Tom Cruise in the popular film Minority Report. Although it may not be the first attempt at this kind of multi-touch, the demo of a fully working unit on display to the public is certainly a first.CeBIT (Centrum der Büro- und Informationstechnik; German for “Centre of Office and Information technology”) was traditionally the computing part of the Hanover Fair, a big industry trade show held every year in Germany. In the 1986s the IT...

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The Most Powerful Supercomputer In The World

Posted on Apr 18, 2008 in 800HighTech, Geek News, Products | 1 comment

Sun and the Texas Advanced Computing Center recently unveiled a new supercomputer dubbed ‘Ranger,’ that can process 500 teraflops or 500 trillion floating point instructions per second. The 500 teraflops of power will enable Ranger to process simulations and computations beyond anything we have seen before. This ability will give way to scientific breakthroughs and economic growth in all areas of society from weather forecasting to astrophysics. Sun Constellation Linux Cluster System Name: Ranger Host Name: IP Address: Operating System: Linux Number of Nodes: 3,936 Number of Processing Cores: 62,976 Total Memory: 123TB Peak Performance: 504TFlops Total Disk: 1.73PB (shared); 31.4TB (local) The Ranger is based on Sun’s Constellation System which ushers in the new era of “petascale” computing in which high performance supercomputers approach one petaflop (one quadrillion floating point instructions) per second. Using petascale architecture...

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New Sony Vaio Laptop Concept Designs

Posted on Apr 16, 2008 in 800HighTech, Featured Articles, Graphic Design, Products | 15 comments

Check out these great Sony Vaio concept designs that have been popping up on the net, they are certainly a step a head of the iMac concept designs we featured in January’s posts (click here to read iMac Concept Designs). Although not official, these new Sony Vaio concept designs are really worth a mention. They feature a holographic glass screen that can go transparent and a keyboard that turns opaque when turned off. Some of technology featured here is a way from being mastered to really perform well but the designs are certainly an interesting peek of things to come. Perhaps Sony will think about taking these ideas on board for their future range of Vaio laptops. Sony Viao Laptop Computer Notebooks Finance What is the Apple Brick Toshiba Libretto W100 Fujitsu DJ Laptop Compenion OLED Tablet Concept For...

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Optimus Maximus Keyboard

Posted on Apr 9, 2008 in 800HighTech, Featured Articles, Geek News, Products, Video | 0 comments

The Optimus Maximus keyboard is one of its kind. At first glance it looks like a standard keyboard, nothing too flashy going on, just a nice simple design with pleasing lines. But upon closer inspection you will see that each and every button on the Optimus Maximus keyboard is actually a tiny display screen that uses OLED technology. Each button consists of a moving cap, a microchip and a display which shows the current function assigned to the key. To help extend the lifetime of the buttons and to cut down on vulnerable wires, the OLED display is fixed in the transparent cap, this means replacing a key is as easy as it would be on a standard keyboard, perhaps with one exception…the cost. Optimus’s customizable layout enables the use of any language – Cyrillic, Ancient Greek, Georgian, Arabic,...

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Guitar Rising a New Rival To Guitar Hero

Posted on Apr 7, 2008 in Featured Articles, Geek News, Products, Software, Video | 0 comments

We just reviewed the latest installment in the Guitar Hero series, Guitar Hero 3 – Legends Of Rock. Despite the realistic game play, even if you’re using the guitar-shaped controller gameplay is not quite the same as actually playing a guitar. For those who don’t play the guitar, this is probably a good thing, but for those who are seeking an even more realistic version of the game, you should check out fourth coming rival game, Guitar Rising. Guitar Rising is basically the same as Guitar Hero with one major difference, you can use any electric guitar, yes a real electric guitar to control the player. Check Out The Video Promo Of Guitar Rising. PlayStation 4 Concept Pictures Duke Nukem Forever Gets Release Date Xio First-Person Full-Body Motion Control For Gaming Wii Fit Bikini Girls VS Guitar Hero Bikini...

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New Apple MacBook Air Laptop

Posted on Apr 1, 2008 in 800HighTech, Featured Articles, Geek News, Products, Video | 0 comments

The highly anticipated MacBook Air hit finally stores earlier this year and for most Mac fans, it really does live up to expectations. With all the press the MacBook Air is getting, it wasn’t going to be long before we at 800HighTech managed to make these available on finance for all Military Service Members and Civilian DoD’s regardless of past debt or bad credit history. MacBook Air Now Available On Finance From 800HighTech So why all the hype? For starters the MacBook Air has managed to cram a powerful 1.6GHz (or optional 1.8GHz) Intel Core 2 Duo processor, an 80GB hard disk (or optional 64GB solid-state drive) and Intel GMA X3100 graphics processor into an extremely slim line casing measuring just 0.16 to 0.76 inches, whilst at the same time, still offering the comfort of a full sized backlit...

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Asus 9 inch Eee Pc Laptop

Posted on Mar 25, 2008 in 800HighTech, Featured Articles, Geek News, Products | 1 comment

Asus are all set to release the big brother of the popular 7 inch Eee PC. The new larger model referred to as the Eee PC 900 (not confirmed) will boast a slightly higher spec as well as some great new features. The Eee PC was a big hit for Asus, being voted the “The Most Wanted Christmas Gift” by American and CNet, as well as winning a prestigious award at the International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards for 2008, it was inevitable that Asus would develop a bigger more powerful machine.Recently unveiled at CeBIT 2008 the new Eee PC 900 seems to have kept the same basic concept as its smaller counterpart, adding a slight specification upgrade and just enough new features to keep you happy. ASUS promises the screen will display a 1024 x 600...

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Guitar Hero 3 XBox Games

Posted on Mar 23, 2008 in 800HighTech, Geek News, Products, Software, Video | 3 comments

The newest version of the Guitar Hero series hit the stores late last year and has been causing a storm ever since. Developed by Neversoft and Aspyr Media, and published by Activision and RedOctane, Legends of Rock is the third full installment in the Guitar Hero series and the fourth title overall. The game is available for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, PC, and Mac platforms. Xbox 360, Wii, and Playstation 3 users can also connect online to rock out with others anywhere in the world.As with the previous Guitar Hero games, the player can use standard controllers or a new wireless guitar-shaped controller specially designed for the game. The gameplay in Guitar Hero 3 remains essentially the same, with the player guiding the guitarist through the varying genres of rock music by hitting the notes...

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Sony and Nichias Compact Blu Ray Player

Posted on Mar 20, 2008 in 800HighTech, Geek News, Products | 0 comments

As Blu-Ray seems to be leading the high definition format war over rival HD DVD, Sony and Nichia have teamed up to develop a new Blu-Ray player that is smaller and more cost efficient. The new laser unit is just 3mm think and is compatible with normal DVD’s. Standard Blu-Ray players can not read DVD’s that contain organic dyes in the recording layers – Sony and Nichia’s new player can, this means the company will be able to save money churning out compatible disks from existing DVD lines and hopefully these savings will be passed on to the consumer. The smaller dimension of the new Blu-ray laser makes the drive very efficient on space. This should also reduce cost of laptops and handheld devices that require time and money spent to map out how all the components will fit...

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Halo 3 Game Review and Videos

Posted on Mar 18, 2008 in 800HighTech, Featured Articles, Geek News, Products, Software, Video | 0 comments

There was never really any doubt the X-Box’s favorite master chief would return in another episode of the Halo series, especially with the cliff hanger we were all left with at the end of Halo 2. Well, avid fans (who haven’t already completed the game) will be please to hear the final chapter in the Halo trilogy continues the story and concludes it brilliantly. For those who didn’t get caught up in one of the most popular games in history, the Halo story centers on the interstellar war between 26th century humanity, led by the United Nations Space Command, and a collection of alien races known as the Covenant.The player assumes the role of the Master Chief, a cybernetically enhanced supersoldier, as he wages war in defense of humanity, assisted by human Marines as well as allied alien Elites.Following...

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