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Photographer’s Choice 3 – IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60 (2009)


ThinkPad T60 delivers a sturdy design, a complete range of network connectivity, top-shelf performance, long battery life, and just enough ports for the typical business user. The first new iteration of the ThinkPad T series since Lenovo bought the ThinkPad business from IBM, the ThinkPad T60 retains its trademark design but adds in the latest … Continue reading

Firefox Mobile (Fennec) Ready For Windows Mobile (2009)


Firefox Mobile looks like it’ll finally be released for Windows Mobile next week, according to internal documents. According to minutes from internal Mozilla meetings, Firefox Mobile will be launching on Windows Mobile in the first week of February. The notes, left online for the whole world to see clearly state that Firefox Mobile, or Fennec … Continue reading

Samsung Projector-Phone (2009)


The Samsung W7900, aka The Show, certainly lives up to its name. In fact, if it had just the gorgeous 3.2-inch OLED screen, the digital TV tuner or the five-megapixel camera, it would be a winner. But the Show combines all those features with the current Holy Grail of handhelds;  a digital projector that displays … Continue reading

DSTL1 Android Smartphone (2009)


The Android-based, 3-inch Sharp touchscreen, General Mobile DSTL1 is everything the T-Mobile isn’t. It has a stunning design and features combination that may convince regular consumers to choose the Android platform over iPhone. It’s similar to the iPhone design, with angled corners added to it, but keeping the same black glass, chrome accents, black plastic, … Continue reading

Photographers Choice 4 – Lenovo ThinkPad W700


The last in a series, featuring four laptops preferred by professional photographers, is the Lenovo ThinkPad W700. It is specifically designed for professional use in industries such as graphic design, photography and CAD. Lenovo Media Release RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – August 12, 2008: Lenovo today introduced the ThinkPad W700, a 17-inch widescreen mobile workstation … Continue reading

Panasonic Adds Touchscreen Model, More HD Video To Cameras (2009)


Alongside the rugged TS1, Panasonic has announced a refresh to their P&S lineup, including one touchscreen camera, a few that shoot HD video and one that’s just a standout. The FX580 is pretty much the star of the show here, as it’s fitted with a 3-inch touchscreen and 720p HD video capability. Otherwise it’s a … Continue reading

iPhone Games


Game technology seems to have gone full circle. Nintendo puts games into watches, the march of technology replaces watches with cellphones, developer sneaks classic Game & Watch apps onto the iPhone. Rejoice, but make it fast. The folks of Mobile 1UP have brought five G&W games to the store as separate apps for $2 each: … Continue reading

Android On An Eee PC


Making good on Google’s continued pledge to not limit Android to just phones, two guys at VentureBeat got Android up an running on their Eee PC 1000H. There was apparently no reason given as to why. Apparently it was a piece of cake to get Android to support everything you’d need for functional computing, including … Continue reading

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China’s new aircraft carrier Fujian: Hit or miss 

China’s new aircraft carrier Fujian: Hit or miss 

While the United States was wrapping up its Valiant Shield 2022 exercise on 17 June, China launched its third aircraft carrier with all the fanfare. The launch was postponed twice due to logistical and technical issues. The aircraft carrier has been named Fujian with the hull number 18. It has been under construction at the world’s largest […]

In Beijing’s BRICS summit, Putin is back on the world stage

In Beijing’s BRICS summit, Putin is back on the world stage

When Russian President Vladimir Putin dials into the virtual BRICS summit hosted by Beijing on Thursday, it will be his first time attending a forum with the heads of major economies since launching an invasion of Ukraine earlier this year. For Putin, this could offer a welcome picture: his face beamed onscreen alongside other leaders […]

U.S. not seeking to create “Asian NATO,” defense secretary says

U.S. not seeking to create “Asian NATO,” defense secretary says

The U.S. Defense Secretary emphasized partnership as the main priority for the American security strategy in the Indo-Pacific during a keynote speech on Saturday. However, Lloyd Austin stressed that the U.S. does not seek to create “an Asian NATO.” Austin spoke for half an hour at the First Plenary Session of the Shangri-La Dialogue 2022 […]

Why Chinese warplanes are ‘playing chicken’ with US allies

Why Chinese warplanes are ‘playing chicken’ with US allies

Chinese warplanes are targeting US allies in a high-stakes “game of chicken” over the Asia-Pacific that risks spiraling out of control — raising the risk of an incident that could spark war. That is the view of analysts who warn increasingly aggressive maneuvers by Chinese fighter jets — accused of endangering both Canadian and Australian […]

Has China lost Europe?

Has China lost Europe?

In April and May, as Russia’s war in Ukraine entered its third month, China sent a special envoy to meet with officials in eight central and eastern European countries. The timing was not coincidental: in the two months since Russia had launched its invasion, China’s standing in Europe had sunk to new lows. European governments […]

Xi’s re-election: Opportunity for the world, curse for China

Xi’s re-election: Opportunity for the world, curse for China

China is gearing up for the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party to be held later this year. According to the consensus view, President Xi Jinping’s historic bid for a third term as the party’s General Secretary is assured. The Chinese President and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping, doesn’t have much […]

China: A political view

China: A political view

I read Dr Mohamad Zreik[2] interesting and comprehensive article on the growth of China’s economy. It has come a long way since the days of Mao Tse Tung and the days of his communist experiment, the Long March, when millions died. The years that followed Mao set the path from which the economy took off […]

Math books outrage China with ‘ugly, sexually suggestive, pro-American’ images

Math books outrage China with ‘ugly, sexually suggestive, pro-American’ images

China has ordered a nationwide review of school textbooks after illustrations deemed ugly, sexually suggestive and secretly pro-American caused public uproar. The news has alarmed some experts and parents who fear the campaign is turning into a political witch hunt and represents an unnecessary tightening of the country’s already stringent censorship of cultural publications. The […]

Why Biden didn’t mean what he said about Taiwan

Why Biden didn’t mean what he said about Taiwan

The White House has been left scrambling a little after President Joe Biden suggested on May 23, 2022, that the US would intervene militarily should China attempt an invasion of Taiwan. The comment, which Biden made during a trip to Japan, was taken by some observers as a deviation from the official US line on […]

United States outmanoeuvres Russia once again? 

United States outmanoeuvres Russia once again? 

In a recent briefing, the US Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Avril Haines warned, “I would characterize it as the Russians aren’t winning, and the Ukrainians aren’t winning, and we’re at a bit of a stalemate here.” So, where is the Russia-Ukraine war heading? What is Russian President Putin planning next? Is Europe ready for […]