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…The DreamTablet is a Dreamcast dream?

DreamTablet

Still holding on to a Dreamcast in hopes of a Sega resurrection?

Then why not turn it into something useful like a DreamTablet?

The DreamTablet mod uses a 15” LCD, slot loading disc drive and plenty of batteries to keep the gaming going for a full 3.5 hours, and even connects to a regular TV for full sized gaming should the mood strike.

[DreamTablet]

[Via: Gizmodo]

…It’s Things Thursday: Dell Inspiron Mini 9?

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Dell calls it the “Ideal Internet Buddy for Surfing, Shopping and Chatting” (and “Your New Best Friend”, and a “Light, Highly Mobile Device Built For Easy Online Browsing and Entertainment” and an “Internet Companion” and a “Small, easy-to-carry device” that’s ready for “teens, tweens, travelers and Tweeters”, so I guess even Dell can’t figure out what this thing does or who it’s for), but if you’re in the market for a mini-notebook (or as many are calling them, a netbook) that’s perfect for on-the-go travel and/or anyone who doesn’t need a full, desktop capable computer sitting on their lap at all times, then you might just call it yours.

Weighing in at just 2.28 lbs., and with a price of just $349 (in Ubuntu flavor), the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is designed to be the perfect computer for “surfing the Web, chatting with friends, blogging, streaming content, uploading photos or enjoying favorite online videos, music and games”.

It’s also meant to be a durable computer that you can toss in a bag and not worry too much about, with a fully sealed keyboard, and solid state drive (SSD) memory storage.

The 8.9-inch LCD gives you plenty of room for full-sized web browsing, and built-in Wi-Fi means you can connect to any hotspot for instant Internet access.

Options include a built-in webcam for video chat, Bluetooth for wireless connections, and even Windows XP for full software support.

Nifty touches include a free subscription to Box.net for 2GB of online storage, and a full range of colors in the coming months.

The Inspiron Mini 9 is definitely not for everyone, but with the success that Acer has been having with their EeePC netbooks, combined with Dell’s name brand and reliability, I think the Mini 9 is going to open up the world of netbook computing to a whole new audience that’s ready to embrace the change.

[Dell – Inspiron Mini 9]

…Google should be black?

Black Google

Here’s an interesting theory:

    1. An all white web page takes more energy to display than an all black web page.
    2. Google is an all white web page.
    3. Google is probably showing up on one screen or another for an average of 550,000 hours each day.
    4. If Google switched from an all white to an all black design, they could save the country $300,000 per year in energy usage.

Though it’s all rough numbers, and the black/white effect might only matter for CRT monitors (and not LCD monitors), the idea that a simple design color change could save thousands of Megawatt-hours per year is definitely something to think about. And you thought DYH’s design was just black to be different.

[Ecolron – Black Google Would Save 3,000 Megawatts a Year]

[Via: Digg]