We had to do a double take when we saw the $180 price on this 7-inch X10 touchscreen Tablet PC. Amid a sea of me-too slate PCs, this one makes lofty claims, including the most eyebrow-raising of all: the ability to play 1080p video over its HDMI port.
If this cheap 800×480 Wi-Fi and GPS-packing tablet can do what its maker says, it could be a game changer. Instead of spending $1000 on that bulky home theater PC we showed you yesterday, or $500 on the cheapest iPad, you could just plug this baby into your HDTV and watch a huge variety of Blu-ray-quality video formats, including H.264 and Matroska [...]
Look what Orange UK did to attract the iPad hungry folks? Yup, they have announced their data plans for the iPad which is scheduled to land in UK on 28th May, as you would expect from a carrier.
With this announcement, Orange has gotten itself the distinction of becoming the first UK carrier to launch the iPad 3G data plans. The data plans range from £2 to £25. If you like to pay as you use, then Orange has that part covered as well as it will charge 5p per MB. So which price bundle will you go for?
Wait, the Orange party has just started. The UK carriers have announced that they are [...]
Apple has announce the international release date and prices for the iPad. Apple iPad will be hitting shelves of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on May 28th and iPad pre-orders in these countries will begin on May 10th via Apple’s online store.
iPad International Prices and Official Press release after the jump…
The press release also states the availability of iPad in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore in July.
iPad Prices (International)
iPad is available in Australia [...]
Since the iPad’s U.S. launch, Apple has had to restrict sales to two per person. That’s because the U.S. has been the only place to buy them, and Europeans have been trying to buy 10 at a time to bring home and sell to friends. Looks like that won’t be an issue for much longer.
On May 28, the following countries get to hand over more of their hard-earned money to Apple for a shiny piece of tech: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K.. And then in July, Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand [...]
People are confused about the iPad pre-order and shipment dates as Apple also has changed iPad pre-order dates because of iPad stock outage after its first launch.
So, to make it clear today Apple has announced some official dates about iPad availability and shipping as the customers who have pre-order iPad Wi-Fi + 3G model will get it on 30th April and at the same day at 5 P.M that will also be available at Apple retail stores.
iPad Pricing & Availability
iPad Wi-Fi models: $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models: $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 [...]
The Large Hadron Collider has seen collisions for the first time, ushering in a new era for particle physics.
Despite a problem with unstable proton beams, the first collisions were recorded at ATLAS just after midday.
Beams were declared stable within twenty minutes amid joyous scenes at CERN in Switzerland.
CERN tweeted: “Experiment have seen collisions!!!!!!!!!!!”
Followed by: “Experiments are collecting their first physics data – historic moment here! Watch the webcast, look at the photos – all live!
Director for Accelerators Dr Steve Myers said: [...]
The University of Bern in Switzerland is using a robot known as the Virtobot to not only study dead bodies virtually, but create a digital copy of the cadaver so that it might be studied years down the line. The Virtobot uses MRI technology and computer topography software to get a complete look at a body without having to open it up.
From the Swiss National Science Foundation:
Michael Thali and his team also use a specialised robot in their work. They call this forensic high-tech assistant Virtobot. In the Virtopsy laboratory, it projects a light bar onto the corpse being examined. The imaged [...]
Switzerland looks likely to ban any game with a PEGI 16+ or 18+ rating after the country passed a law that bans violent games outright in the country.
The ruling is similar to the one in place in Australia and could mean that any game not suitable for children will be banned from sale in Switzerland.
The minutiae of the legislation has yet to be written, but now the ruling has been passed new titles like God of War III may not see the light of day in the country.
The ruling states that any title that “requires cruel acts of violence against humans and humanlike creatures for [...]
The only thing better than claiming a world record is utterly smashing it, and that’s exactly what the Large Hadron Collider did this morning in Geneva, Switzerland. The LHC previously managed to reach an energy of 1.18 TeV. I guess I should be embarrassed I ever reported that as news, because that was apparently small potatoes: the LHC has pretty much tripled that previous benchmark and is now circulating beams at a whopping 3.5 TeV.
“Getting the beams to 3.5 TeV is testimony to the soundness of the LHC’s overall design, and the improvements we’ve made since the breakdown [...]
MADRID: David Ferrer crushed Switzerland”s Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2 6-4 6-0 to fire depleted champions Spain into the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup on Sunday and set up a clash away to nine-times winners France.
Novak Djokovic booked Serbia”s place in the last eight at the expense of the United States, the world number two being pushed all the way by John Isner before winning 7-5 3-6 6-3 6-7 6-4 in the fourth singles rubber in Belgrade.
Mikhail Youzhny sent Russia through when he thrashed India”s Somdev Devvarman 6-2 6-1 6-3 in Moscow.
Russia, the 2006 champions will face Argentina [...]