This Week On LaptopMemo: Reviews, Project Glass, Cloning, And Skyrim

This week in technology news coverage was pretty awesome. It is time to list everything in the most orderly fashion as possible. You know, like this:

  1. A feature on human cloning.
  2. Skyrim Gets Horseback Combat
  3. Pentax releases the K-30, successor to awesome K-x and K-r DSLRs. 
  4. I review a USB 3.0 thumbdrive.
  5. Then I review a ScotteVest Transformer Jacket.
  6. And finally I reviewed the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1-inch from Samsung.
  7. Project Glass gets its first video and gallery — for its own camera.
  8. Oh, and Windows 8 boots “too quickly”.

That was really, really good. And now, it’s time to see what the upcoming month — June — will bring to this site, and this world of technology in general.

Feature: What Human Cloning Should Be Like In The Future

In the distant future, when humanity has evolved the sciences to a degree where human cloning is possible, its benefits are nearly endless as they are destructive. In fact, human cloning should be allowed, and regulated, despite federal regulation having loopholes. This is exactly why not only human cloning should be allowed for its benefits, but for how it would work. But with all of these contradictions, it would be best to understand the entire idea, by jumping after the break.

Skyrim 1.6 Beta On PC Now Allows For Mounted Combat

This. Is. Monumental.

At least for the many (millions?) that enjoy The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Steam. Mounted combat is now possible on horses (obviously including your preferred bows, swords, and so on) by jumping into the Beta Participation section on Steam’s settings menu and selecting the game. On top of this very prominent feature, a few glitches were fixed with the recently added ranged and magic kill cams, another feature added in a post-launch patch that makes Skyrim an even more well-rounded and artistic game than before. Jump past the break to see the full changelog for the Skyrim 1.6 Beta.

Via: Bethesda Blog

Brevity Review: Super Talent Express ST1 USB 3.0 Drive

Let’s keep this one nice and short: this is a USB 3.0 drive with 720Mb/s read and 128Mb/s write speeds. That’s fast. It also is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0, and even then, it’s pretty fast. In plenty of anecdotal tests (and scientific ones), the Super Talent Express ST1 performed as desired. This particular thumbdrive that our friends at ThinkGeek sent us for review is the 8GB version which costs $19.99, but there are 16GB and 32GB versions for $49.99 and $119.99, respectively.

On top of all of that, it’s not that large: at 67.4 x 20.3 x 10.4 mm (2.65″ x 0.8″ x 0.4″), it can fit into just about anything, without much bulk.

I like this one, a lot.  Score: 8/10

Available for purchase at ThinkGeek