Buy ASIC Bitcoin Miner
Gadgets For Geeks
Add This Feed
Subscribe in Bloglines

Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to My AOL
Add to netvibes
Add to The Free Dictionary

Add to Excite MIX
Add to netomat Hub
Add to fwicki
Add to Webwag
Add to Plusmo
Add to Google Reader or Homepage
Categories

Archive for the ‘mini’ Category

postheadericon Intel’s 1.66GHz Atom N570 slips into refreshed HP Mini 110 and 210

Remember that elusive Atom N570 that popped up here and there in machines debuting last month? At long last, the spec wizards over at Intel’s headquarters have seen fit to divulge a few more details surrounding the new silicon, and it goes a little like this: the chip runs at 1.66GHz, supports four threads and touts 1MB of L2 cache, an 8.5W TDP and DDR3-667. It’ll also start shipping this month, and should emerge soon on low-power machines from ASUS, Lenovo and Samsung. Meanwhile, HP has apparently seen fit to jump the gun a bit by refreshing its Mini 110 and 210 (shown above) netbooks, both of which are making their debut with the new processor over in Japan. It’ll be interesting to see how much traction such a chip gets now that AMD’s Zacate E-350 is out and about, but as mama always said, competition makes everything just a wee bit better.

Intel’s 1.66GHz Atom N570 slips into refreshed HP Mini 110 and 210 originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 07 Mar 2011 11:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink Netbooks Review  |  sourceIntel  | Email this | Comments

postheadericon NJ EV owner with 50,000 miles logged dispels myth of cold weather battery woes

NJ Mini E owner with 50,000 miles logged dispels myth of cold weather battery woes

We see you in comments, chiming in on every EV post about how worthless they are in the cold. Charles Lane from The Washington Post recently did the same, saying things like “A change of ten degrees can sap 50% of a battery’s output” and speculating that the EV industry is “just one well-publicized malfunction away from disaster.” Not so, says Tom Moloughney, and he should know. He’s spent the last 49,500 miles of his commuting life in an all-electric Mini E, an average of 2,500 miles per month. Now, this car is a prototype and a fairly early example of the modern electric vehicle, meaning it has no preconditioning tech to let you warm up the battery packs before you go. Despite that, Tom has logged every trip he’s made in the car and indicates he rarely sees more than a loss of about five percent from the vehicle’s usual range. More importantly, he’s made his way through many a cold commute without getting stranded — or freezing to death.

NJ EV owner with 50,000 miles logged dispels myth of cold weather battery woes originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 02 Feb 2011 09:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourcePluginCars.com  | Email this | Comments

postheadericon Pandora for Mini Connected and SYNC AppLink now available for iPhone

Pandora for Mini Connected now available for streaming to your ride

The Mini Connected app finally hit the App Store back in December, enabling those with suitably equipped little German/British autos to connect their iPhones and iPods and do what nature intended. Well, everything nature intended except for streaming Pandora. Now that solemn right is a possibility too, with the latest version of Pandora available in iTunes. Update that, plug your iPhone into your Mini, and you can get your stream on, just like we did at CES. However, if you’re more of a domestics guy or gal you don’t have to feel left out, because this new version supports Ford’s SYNC AppLink as well. And, yes, we had some quality hands-on time with that, too.

Pandora for Mini Connected and SYNC AppLink now available for iPhone originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink Telematics News  |  sourceiTunes  | Email this | Comments

postheadericon Pandora for Mini Connected and SYNC AppLink now available for iPhone

Pandora for Mini Connected now available for streaming to your ride

The Mini Connected app finally hit the App Store back in December, enabling those with suitably equipped little German/British autos to connect their iPhones and iPods and do what nature intended. Well, everything nature intended except for streaming Pandora. Now that solemn right is a possibility too, with the latest version of Pandora available in iTunes. Update that, plug your iPhone into your Mini, and you can get your stream on, just like we did at CES. However, if you’re more of a domestics guy or gal you don’t have to feel left out, because this new version supports Ford’s SYNC AppLink as well. And, yes, we had some quality hands-on time with that, too.

Pandora for Mini Connected and SYNC AppLink now available for iPhone originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink Telematics News  |  sourceiTunes  | Email this | Comments

postheadericon Mini Cooper Connected with Pandora drive-on

Pandora founder and chief strategy officer Tim Westergren just rolled up to our CES trailer in the new Mini Cooper Countryman with Mini Connected, which features integration with Pandora’s iOS app when an IPhone is plugged in. Once you plug the phone in and switch to the app, Connected takes over and you navigate and control Pandora using the Mini’s rotary jog dial — BMW doesn’t want you to mess with the phone while driving, so the iPhone essentially serves as a 3G modem. The Connected interface is quite clean — it’s definitely more user-friendly than the BMW iDrive system from whence it sprang — and we were jamming along to 32Kbps Pandora streams in no time. Phone calls are handled by the Mini’s Bluetooth system, so Pandora fades out when a call comes in, and fades back in when you hang up. It’s definitely slick — and Pandora is actually just the first Connected app to launch, with more iOS apps from Mini’s partners due to come in the future. Video and PR after the break.

Continue reading Mini Cooper Connected with Pandora drive-on

Mini Cooper Connected with Pandora drive-on originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 07 Jan 2011 15:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments