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Panasonic's 'Eco' Light, Windows 7 RC1, Google's New Tab Feature in Firefox, 32GB RAM Sticks

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This blog post's paragraphs will progressively get better the farther you go down the list. So, let's start it off with Panasonic, which takes the 4th place spot on this post. This is an expensive fluorescent light that is eco friendly because it only shines as bright as it needs to. It responds to any ambient light to adjust its own brightness to save electricity. This light, developed by Panasonic, is called the Auto-Eco Light-Control Twin Pa. I don't know why you'd have to give this light such a long name, but Panasonic did anyway. The 'Twin Pa' will come in 2 versions, a 74W and a 89W, which cost $360 USD and $390 USD, respectively.

Number 3 on this list is that there will be no Beta 2 for Windows 7. Instead, from Beta 1, it will go straight to RC1. This is good news because this shows that Windows 7 is almost ready, since the RC1 version would mean that the coding for the OS is mainly finished and just needs to be polished. Hopefully, the public will also be able to test the RC1, which i believe will happen.

Usually, Google would take the first place spot, but today, it won't be them. Second place on today's post is using Google Chrome's new tab feature in Mozilla Firefox. This is done by using the Google Toolbar Beta 2 for Firefox. "Everytime you open a new tab you'll get a thumbnail view of your favorite sites, recent bookmarks, and recently closed tabs - just like you get in Google Chrome." This didn't take the first spot on today's news because i already use Google Chrome, so this is not of [major] use to me. I barely use Firefox anymore, thanks to Chrome. Unfortunately, i read earlier today that Google Chrome is still hovering around the 1% market share value. So this means that Google has to release their extensions and stuff now, seeing how they've only updated Google Chrome once [or twice], ever since it was taken out of beta. I also read a rumour that mentioned that we will see more features in Google Chrome over the next month or two, which should be true.

For the first place spot, i congratulate Samsung with their recent breakthrough. "Basically, 32GB DDR3 consumer RAM sticks are now possible." Each of those 8 small black rectangles, called RAM modules are now 4GB chips. Amazing (I should use a thesaurus). Although, Samsung's 16GB RAM sticks are slow to come to consumers, at least we all know that if we ever need the technology, it's right here. These RAM sticks are expensive, so don't expect to see everyone rocking 32GB RAM sticks in their computers in the upcoming months. But, don't take my word for it, since the expansion of computer hardware is really accelerating. Processors now need to step their game up to support these bad boys.

Panasonic's 'Eco' Light (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5142671/lazy-eco-panasonic-lighting-glows-only-as-brightly-as-it-needs-to
Windows 7 RC1: http://techfragments.com/news/345/Software/Microsoft_Windows_7_RC1_Is_Next_-_No_Beta_2.html
Google's New Tab Feature in Firefox (and picture): http://mashable.com/2009/01/30/google-firefox-3-toolbar/
Samsung's 32GB RAM Sticks (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5142623/samsung-memory-breakthrough-will-give-us-32gb-ram-sticks

Dell's Phone Prototypes, New Pen Concept, Google GDrive, Samsung S3500

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Yesterday, i set my own personal record. I posted an overwhelming 7 posts in one day. It was actually 8, if you count my post in my other blog. With special help from having no school and the whole day off, it was a pretty productive blogging day. I'm certainly satisfied with what i did yesterday. A day which consisted entirely of relaxation and blogging.

There has been breaking news that Dell will be making its way into the smartphone market. Oh wait, this is old news. This rumour about Dell going into the smartphone business has been going on for far too long now. Dell's smartphone prototypes seem to be imitating the Pre and the iPhone in a way. One of the phones will have "a touchscreen but no physical keyboard" and the other prototype phone is a "slider-style phone with a keypad and that slides from beneath the screen." It doesn't seem too interesting to me, but i`d still give these a second look. They are also looking to use the WinMo (hopefully not 6.1) and the Android OS for their smartphones. "The formal move into the phone market could happen as early as February, perhaps just in time for the 3GSM global phone biz show in Barcelona on the 15th. Dell could be unveiling something big soon, but it's nothing we haven't heard before. More news about that, when it actually happens.

The picture you see on the left side is a new pen concept that seems to be in development. It seems like a magnificent idea and it is also very creative. "An ink pen that reads the color of any object you place in front of it, then mixes red, blue and green ink to match it." It sounds like a good idea to me, although it may be a long time from now until we'll be able to use one of these things. Still very Interesting.

There is new evidence of a Google GDrive. This thing, to the extent my knowledge, is pretty much confirmed, but the only thing yet to be determined is when it will be released. In a part of Google`s code, it mentions that "GDrive provides reliable storage for all of your files, including photos, music and documents" and also that "GDrive allows you to access your files from anywhere, anytime, and from any device - be it from your desktop, web browser or cellular phone." Be prepared for this soon. I hope it`s released this year because it`s something i`d definitely try out.

On your left side, you will see a photo of what appears to be the Samsung S3500. This leaked photo "has a styling quite similar to the highly successful U900 Soul." This phone will have the usual Bluetooth and USB capability, but only has a mere 35MB of internal memory. Luckily, you can expand that using its MicroSD card slot. This will, most likely, be shown more at this year`s MWC 2009, which i still can`t wait for.

Dell's Prototype Phones (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5142507/dell-builds-prototype-android-and-windows-mobile-phones-may-finally-sell-them
Pen Concept (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5142452/pen-concept-uses-optical-scanner-to-let-you-choose-ink-color
Google GDrive (and picture): http://lifehacker.com/5142669/googles-gdrive-will-allow-access-to-files-anywhere-anytime
Google GDrive: http://mashable.com/2009/01/30/gdrive-rumor/
Samsung S3500 (and picture): http://www.gsmarena.com/stylishly_simple_samsung_s3500_makes_its_way_to_the_headlines-news-764.php