The Powerbag is a backpack, a sling, a tablet bag and a portable charging station for your mobile devices. The convertible bag is also roomy enough to carry your books, clothes and other personal items. Inside the Powerbag is a 3000 mAh or a 6000 mAh battery that can charge four devices at once using the included micro-usb, mini-usb and Apple charging cable. The $139 Powerbag is slated to arrive in October at major retailers like Best Buy and Office Max.
After seeing Appolo 18 this is a bit crazy to think about.Delta II Heavy rocket will blast GRAIL missions to the moon from Launch Pad 17B. GRAIL liftoff is set for Sept. 8 at 8:37:06 a.m EDT. Delta II rocket and twin GRAIL satellites are enclosed inside the Mobile Service Tower at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Another American rocket Era is about to end. The venerable Delta II rocket, steeped in history, will fly what is almost certainly its final mission from Cape Canaveral. And it will do so quite fittingly by blasting twin satellites to the moon for NASA on a unique path for a truly challenging mission to do “extraordinary science”.On Sept. 8, the most powerful version of the Delta II, dubbed the Delta II Heavy, is slated to launch NASA’s duo of GRAIL lunar mappers on an unprecedented science mission to unlock the mysteries of the moons deep interior. There are two instantaneous launch windows at 8:37:06 a.m. and 9:16:12 a.m. EDT lasting one second each.
“GRAIL simply put, is a journey to the center of the moon,” said Ed Weiler, NASA Associate Administrator of the Science Mission Directorate in Washington,DC at a pre-launch briefing for reporters on Sept. 6. [click to continue…]
Sony joins the tablet battle as it unveils two new models to hit the market soon. Dubbed simply S and P, both models are Sony’s first foray into Android tablets. Featuring a 9.4-inch IPS display that features Sony’s very own TruBlack and Bravia technologies, the “S” model is Wi-Fi-enabled and comes in 16GB and 32GB sizes. It is also capable of cross-device connectivity as it comes with an IR port on the backside which can be used to control Sony Bravia TVs, while Bluetooth connectivity allows the device to interact with the PS3. The P model on the other hand is a clamshell device that comes with two five-inch 1024 x 480 screens. It can work independently or together depending on certain applications used.
The James Webb Space Telescope or JWST has long been touted as the replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope. The telescope is considered to be the one of the most ambitious space science projects ever undertaken – this complexity may be its downfall. Cost overruns now threaten the project with cancellation. Despite these challenges, the telescope is getting closer to completion. As it stands now, the telescope has served as a technical classroom on the intricacies involved with such a complex project. It has also served to develop new technologies that are used by average citizens in their daily lives.
Sony today announced the launch of their new HMZ-T1, a personal head-mounted device that offers a spectacular new style for viewing both 2D and 3D content. Simply slip the device onto your head to experience the movie theater-like virtual screen (equivalent to a 750-inch screen) expand before your eyes. The HMZ-T1 is equipped with the newly-developed 0.7-inch (diagonal 18.0mm) high definition OLED panel (1280 x 720), which has been realized through Sony’s unique expertise in both OLED display and semiconductor silicon drive technologies. The HMZ-T1 achieves HD picture quality that makes full use of the OLED display’s high contrast, color reproducibility, and fast response. In addition, the device adopts the ‘Dual Panel 3D Method’ which consists of separate panels for the left and right eye in order to display independent HD picture quality to each eye, which realize 3D vision.
We’ve been waiting a long time for the “digital sketchpad” to become reality — and as cool as tablets are, they haven’t really been able to nail it. But the Wacom Inkling ($200) looks like it has. It includes a small receiver that attaches to any sketchbook or normal piece of paper and an electronic sketch pen that work together to record your sketches stroke-by-stroke, which can then be transferred over USB and into Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchbook Pro, or any number of traditional image formats. [Scouted by David]
Clever name aside, the Razer Blade Laptop ($2,800) is all business. Pure, unadulterated gaming business, but business nonetheless. It packs a 1080p, LED-backlit 17.3-inch display, 2.8GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GT 555M video card with 2GB of dedicated memory, a whopping 60Wh battery, a 320GB HDD, the standard assortment of ports and connectivity options, and the crazy Switchblade UI — which combines 10 dynamic, adaptive keys with an LCD capable of displaying in-game info or functioning as a mouse — all into a 7 lb. black aluminum chassis that’s thinner than a 17-inch MacBook Pro.