Why Not: Seiki Launches A 65-Inch 4K TV For $3,000

se65uy04rqConsidering the hard fact that 4K televisions will have astronomical prices, it’s nice to see Seiki developing different sizes, and pricing them hundreds if not thousands of dollars below the industry standard. Their new Ultra HD TV at 65-inches will launch in December, for the loving price of $3,000.

Called the SE65UY04, it features a refresh rate of 120Hz on 1080p and 30Hz on 4K resolution, with HDMi 1.4 technology on-board (not the new HDMI 2.0, sadly).

Not too bad, actually. If the company advertises right, a lot more people will know of Seiki, and thus will buy into the brand.


A Post From The Founder Of LaptopMemo

Google Glass on Stefan!Hey, everyone! It’s Stefan.

A couple thousand people visit this site on a daily basis. When I started LaptopMemo in 2009 at the tender age of 12-years-old, I never really expected to have met so many talented, brilliant, and driven people along the way.

Nor did I think having lunch with the president of Cornell Tech, or the fact that I’d make friends with people nearly twice my age. And that’s another thing: I’ve turned 17-years-old today, and in doing so I’ve noticed how the technology I cover, review, and ultimately even the site’s design has changed with age, not to mention the audience.

So, really that’s all. I’m calling all the possible sponsors, readers, and PR agents to come on over, and share the growth of this tech site.

It has views all its own, is unique in a saturated blogosphere, and most of all, it carries the significance of being tendered over time by the grandson over many generations of Alexandre Dumas — but more importantly, it’s just an awesome technology website.

And happy birthday to my Dad, too. We’re born on the same day.

Three Of Microsoft’s Top Shareholders Want Bill Gates Out

Bill-GatesAs a young technology journalist, I have to remain neutral. But in the realm of good acts and general great decision-making that has changed the world for the better, Bill Gates has every right to stay in the company he help founded.

But according to the views of three top shareholders at Microsoft, as reported by Reuters, not everyone is such in a loving mood:

The three investors are concerned that Gates’ presence on the board effectively blocks the adoption of new strategies and would limit the power of a new chief executive to make substantial changes. In particular, they point to Gates’ role on the special committee searching for Ballmer’s successor.

They are also worried that Gates – who spends most of his time on his philanthropic foundation – wields power out of proportion to his declining shareholding.

With Microsoft looking for a new CEO and Steve Ballmer stepping down from the position, Gates will most likely have to make a move that changes the company that he holds a 4.5% share in.

Via: Reuters

Grand Theft Auto Online: Los Santos Is Now Open To Multiplayer Havoc

actual_1380327200That’s right: October 1st marks the day that Grand Theft Auto Online debuts. With the inclusion of multiplayer in the game, gamers will begin to see the new storyline part of the multiplayer, which takes place months before the campaign. Of course, server reliability will be put into question: there are currently over 16.5 million people with GTA V — regardless, have fun committing virtual crime with your friends.

Via: Rockstar

Google Releases A Web Designer App, In Beta, For PC And Mac

downloadIt’s pretty straightforward from Google this time. A new app available for download in its beta stage called Web Designer lets a newcomer to web design build their own site, while also letting a veteran get dirty with the HTML5 and CSS3 code.

Better yet, you can animate individual elements using layers — or have Google fill in the blanks if you have no idea on what you’re doing. Additionally, you’ll find a pretty decent suite of 3D rendering tools inside, along with illustration features.

Monetization options include Google’s own AdMob and DoubleClick Studio — in the end, this all sounds pretty useful, but not particularly so if you already have an existing platform for managing the design of a website.

ViaGoogle (1)(2)

Helly Hansen Skagerack Catalina Review: A Fall Rain Jacket Great For NYC

4The last time Helly Hansen was mentioned on this tech site, I was talking about a jacket of theirs and the accompanying technology that made it possible for it to be worn in warm and cool climates. Now, I’m just talking about a jacket with Helly Tech Performance fabric; it’s designed to keep the wearer dry in the rain, effectively making it a classy rain jacket.

Nexus 7 With LTE: Every Bit As Good As The Original


For those of you wondering, the Nexus 7 with LTE still retains every single feature of the existing WiFi model that I reviewed during the summer — the only difference being that Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T will support the use of their micro-SIM cards in the tablet for 4G LTE data connections.

Google was kind enough to send one over for testing, and while this is not a formal review, per usual, I think it’s worth going over slightly.

Troisième Partie: Valve Announces The SteamOS Controller


This is the Steam OS controller. It’s rather unique, as is obvious by its appearance and dual trackpads, haptic feedback and a touch screen — all with the option to be hacked for additional functions. Electromagnetic sensors adorn the two trackpads that you place your thumbs on so that they are not only precise, but like a computer — after all, this is the Steam OS we’re talking about here, with hardware and software partners already taking part.

Also, users who signed up for the hardware beta are also automatically eligible for the Steam controller — it’s all luck from here on out. 2014 is going to be a very eventful year for Valve, that’s the only certainty.

Via: Valve