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3D Laptops been developed by Dell and HP

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After the IFA show in Berlin a few weeks ago, it’s clear that 3D is getting a big push by some powerful players in consumer electronics. Unfortunately, you won’t find many editors around here chompin’ at the bit to replace their new Full HD flat screens for a 3D-capable one… and we’ve seen the demos! Now a Commercial Times report has HP and Dell signed on with Wistron to produce 3D laptops — Lenovo and Sony are still negotiating. Of course, we’ve already seen desktop systems powered by NVIDIA’s GeForce 3D Vision solution. And rumors have swirled in the past regarding a possible HP laptop using 18.4-inch 3D panels developed by Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) and a Wistron-developed 3D laptop solution based around NVIDIA’s Vision technology. Thing is, if 3D isn’t that compelling on screens 40-inches and above, how’s it going to woo consumers at this size?

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LG Announces Its First Android Mobile Phone

Funny, there was a time when smartphones were deemed smart because they allowed users to edit documents, images, make presentations and so on without having to carry around an uncomfortable laptop every day. Nowadays, a smartphone allows you to interact with every social network known to the world, play multimedia files and, of course, (but not the main attraction) edit documents, images and so on.

A smartphone must have a touchscreen interface, QWERTY keyboard and to compete with other “smarter” phones such as the iPhone. Speaking of a smartphone with QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen interface, LG has announced its first Android-powered smartphone, dubbed LG-GW620. The gadget features a 3-inch touchscreen, as well as the above mentioned QWERTY keyboard. There aren’t a lot of things known about it though it is promoted as a very social networking-friendly mobile phone.

“The LG-GW620 will appeal to first-time smartphone customers by offering a new and different kind of user experience,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our objective is to provide a wide selection of smartphones to satisfy the diverse preferences of today’s consumers. This Android phone is just one of many smartphone models we plan to introduce worldwide in the years ahead.”

In case you don’t remember, this is a part of LG’s attempt (announced earlier this month) to establish a foothold in the smartphone business. Besides the LG-GW620, it has also unveiled 13 new Windows Mobile 6.5 OS using phones available in the following 16 months. As for this baby, it will be made available in Europe in the fourth quarter of 2009 for an unspecified price.

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Nikon Goes All Green with New Ecobins Binoculars

Nowadays, pretty much every major company out there pays a lot of attention to the environment protection issues, given the fact that they represent a very sensitive subject for quite a lot of possible customers. And that’s also the case with Nikon, which has just introduced a new pair of binoculars that have got “green” written all over them.

Dubbed the Ecobins, these 10×25 binoculars feature Eco-Glass lead- and arsenic-free lenses and prisms. In addition, non-chloride rubber and no harmful inks or dyes are used during production. Additional premium optics features include aspherical eyepiece lenses that provide distortion-free viewing, internal blackening to minimize light loss inside binocular tubes and multi-coated lenses that offer maximum brightness, contrast and true color.

Ecobins offer generous eye relief, 15.9 mm, and turn-and-slide rubber eyecups, thus allowing the binoculars to be used as comfortably and effectively by eyeglass wearers as those with uncorrected vision. Diopter control with click-stop adjustment corrects normal right eye and left eye imbalance. Moreover, these things have a very compact, rugged, waterproof and fog proof construction.

What’s really interesting here is that Nikon’s green initiative goes beyond the materials used within the binoculars themselves. Hence, the rest of the sales package is also very eco-friendly, since the carrying case and strap are constructed from environmentally-minded Lenzing TENCEL fiber that is fully biodegradable.

Also, the Nikon Ecobins packaging is constructed from eighty-five percent post-consumer waste and is printed on recyclable FiberStone paper. This recyclable paper is completely TREE-FREE and made from limestone collected as waste material from existing quarries for the building and construction industry.