The recently released Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is getting a face lift. Depending on your taste, that is. What I'm trying to say is that if you like hot pink, you're in for a treat.
On Thursday, Dell launched new colors and graphics designs for the Mini 9. OK, not just hot pink, but you'll have your choice of cherry red as well. If, however, you'd actually like to leave the house with your computer, Dell is also offering Mini 9s with art by "designer toy" designer Tristan Eaton.
I must say, a couple … Read more
Though Photoshop rules the roost when it comes to image-editing software, not everyone needs many of the more advanced functions Photoshop has to offer. Many casual digital camera users probably don't want to spend the money on higher-end software, either.
That's where Pixelmator comes in. With Pixelmator ($59) you get most of the tools, color-correction features, effects, and layer management options you would find in a program like Photoshop, but without the steep price tag. The recently released version 1.3 adds several more useful features and fixes bugs from previous versions.
Familiar image-editing tools like the selector, … Read more
Facing a flash-based memory market downturn, flash chip makers are getting creative. Recently Super Talent unveiled a fancy thumbdrive with a black leather carrying case and on Wednesday, Transcend announced its new USB drive that's no less eye-catching.
However, you will still have to look very carefully to find it. The new Transcend JetFlash T5 drive is tiny, measuring only 1.2 inches by 0.6 inch by 0.2 inch and weighs merely 0.1 ounce.
Fortunately, it's very colorful, available in bright two-tone fashionable color schemes, including: orange/black (2GB), white/black (4GB), and red/black (… Read more
I remember learning how to type a long time ago with a fake keyboard sketched on a piece of paper. It was fun trying to imagine and remember all the keys' position, though I would never want to have to repeat that exercise. Good news is you don't have to, at least not the imagining part.
The color-blind need not apply, but KeyRight just recently introduced what is arguably the most colorful keyboard in the world. It's a part of the company's Look & Learn typing solution for those who want to quickly and accurately use a … Read more
There are some Web quizzes out there that are fun. Then there's X-Rite's test of how well you can distinguish between subtle differences in hue.
X-Rite, which wants you to buy its technology for precisely calibrating your monitor's colors, published the test, which requires you to put 100 colored chits in the right order. It presents you with a score and a color chart showing where you're unreliable.
I confess I enjoyed taking the test--it was intriguing to pay that much attention to the subtle color perception. For example, the part I found easiest also turned … Read more
I wouldn't recommend putting your thumbdrive in liquid. But how about putting liquid inside your thumbdrive? Now that's cool.
That's exactly what CNK Promotions is offering. The merchandising company sells USB thumbdrives with an acrylic body (PDF) that's hollow and can be filled with the colorful liquid of your choosing. The drives can be made with a customized logo or mascot printed on the case and offer storage space up to 8GB.
Another thing about the liquid-filled thumbdrives is that they can float, which betters the chance of their being found when dropped in water. Whether … Read more