Brevity Review: The ScotteVest Explorer Shirt

Apparently, ScotteVest thought it would be cool to send me another one of their TEC shirts (Technology Enabled Clothing) and we gave it what we’d call “a thorough thrashing review” for a few weeks. The result? The SeV Explorer Shirt in Flax Seed (a sort of off-white color) is worth the $85, is rugged, yet comfortable to wear (even without a t-shirt underneath), and when pressed and cleaned with the sleeves up, looks dare I say — dashing.

ScotteVest Explorer Shirt Gallery

Take a look of it on myself, and while you’re at it, figure out if you’re going anywhere where you need 19 pockets in your buttoned shirt, because despite the array of compartments, the Explorer shirt maintains a slim profile, yet with a reporter who is overseas look.

Score: 9/10

Available at ScotteVest

Intel experiments for a year with dunking entire servers into mineral oil for cooling

Intel made several tests for an entire year as part of Green Revolution Cooling, and with those tests, they seem to have achieved the best energy ratings for cooling servers that they’ve ever recorded. This was accomplished in an odd manner, however. Intel dumped entire servers into mineral oil, which is does not conduct electricity for safety purposes (obviously). But while this may save tons of energy, change parts would become an immense chore, along with oil spills and a continued reliance on mineral oils.

Via: Data Center Knowledge 

Brevity Review: Revo Crux N Sunglasses (Fall 2012 Collection)

Arriving in the mail was an odd rectangular brown box, and in it, one of Revo’s latest sunglasses, part of their (as of publication) unreleased Fall 2012 collection — the Crux N. It is in fact the very first time some cool shades resided on LaptopMemo, but just because technologically-advanced sunglasses have been absent here does not mean the Crux N cannot be the first.

Just look at it. It looks well-styled, with sharp edges and a near-frameless lens design. Plus, it’s incredibly lightweight, and this particular bronze color accompanies the hue of my skin, so it become less like some nice sport shade and more, stealthy — like hunting sunglasses.

Apple Confirms September 12th Event For New Products

Duh, it’s for new products — like a “new iPhone” and a possible 7-inch iPad. The September 12th Apple event is coming, and it may in fact be glorious. The press event will take place at 10AM PT in San Francisco — 4PM Eastern Daylight Time. So buckle up, things are going to get rowdy.

Note: Also, did you notice the shadow cast by the “12” is actually a “5”? Must mean iPhone 5, no??

Verizon Wireless Will Carry The LG Intuition Phablet Come September 6th

The LG Intuition. This is the sort of smartphone for people who would like a Galaxy Note II, but for some odd reason, can’t wait and settle for the LG Intuition which ships with Android 4.0 instead of 4.1 like the Note II does. Inside, you get a 5-inch, 4:3 aspect ration display, 8 megapixel camera, slim plastic body, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip paired with 1GB of RAM, and a release date on the 6th of September for $199.99 on contract online, and the same when it comes out in stores on the tenth.

The Future Of Agriculture? Smartpots Debut With Click-To-Grow Feature

The way humanity has cultivated for all these centuries has changed with the passing of time, introducing industrialization to the mix to make things slightly easier. But now, a new smart product is dawning over the walls of that established form of cultivation: smartpots. Basically, these Click & Grow Smartpots which retail for $60 will allow you, “the grower”, to push a button, and from upon that action the pot will periodically water the plant cartridge contained in the pot, and controls the amount of fertilizer, dirt, and water by warning you with a small light.

Will it work? Mouths and pockets will tell.

Via: Click & Grow

Check Out This Unbelievable Gameplay Of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

Everything you would watch in the video below is 11 minutes of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes gameplay. It’s the prologue to Metal Gear Solid 5, and looks absolutely fantastic. Besides the fact that it will leave you mouth open due to its fantastic attention to detail, you’ll soon realize near the end of the video that the so-called CGI cutscene is actual gameplay. Enjoy.

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Review: This Is The Right Start

After a week passed, sitting down in the middle of a forest, I was using the Lenovo U310 ultrabook and thought, “you know, it’s not the best laptop I’ve ever used, but for the price, it’s okay”. Now, I think about that thought and realize that the U310 has a design akin to another laptop, to the point where Lenovo’s creativity could be questioned, but that isn’t per say a reason to be hostile towards the U310.

It’s an inexpensive sub-$1000 — depending on the configuration — ultrabook, perfect for the back-to-school season, and it has a decent display, processor, and even 6 hour+ battery life. And for all of that, you get a decent package.