For those of you interested in the livestream, that’s below. Coverage of what’s announced will be posted as soon as we get the notes.
A yellow Nokia Lumia phone, built to be a savior. Better yet, the Nokia Lumia 920 is the best shot Nokia and Microsoft have at making the Windows Phone 8 brand work. It has a sporty 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, an 8.7 megapixel Pureview camera with 1080p HD video recording, NFC, LTE data speeds, and integrated Qi wireless charging (as part of a standard that will become commonplace). And to behold all of that raw power and fantastic hardware, is a 4.5-inch screen called PureMotion HD+, which is better than normal HD and keeps content moving on the screen smoothly.
In terms of aesthetics, Nokia has polished up and glossed the polycarbonate body, as well as curving the display into the sides of the Lumia 920. It’s quite different from the Lumia 800 and 900’s main design cues, but Nokia seems to be all about change for the better, so in person it must be better.
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.
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.
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.
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??
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 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