We’re a big fan of Suunto’s harder-than-nails sports watches, and the aptly named Core Extreme is no different. Packed within Batman-like armour, the dark delight includes an altimeter, barometer, digital thermometer, whether trend indicator, digital compass and predicted sunrise or sunset times. If that wasn’t enough, it also tells the time, twice (thanks to dual timekeeping abilities). No word on pricing just yet, but with all those features we wouldn’t be surprised if it fell into the Bruce Wayne-consumer bracket.
Just a week after the Sony and Borders became eBook buddies, Barnes and Noble have just jumped aboard the eReader bandwagon. The bookstore confirmed its push into eBooks, announcing a partnership with Plastic Logic to develop an eReader for early 2010. The online bookstore will be 700,000 books strong, and it will even sell eBooks for other mobile devices, including iPhones and BlackBerrys as well as PCs and Macs. But the big question now – which eReader is going to hit the region first? Any guesses?
Hard drive specialists Seagate have bumped the successful FreeAgent Go series up to 640GB. For some, that extra space won’t be needed. But if you make use of Seagate’s Theatre HD, having an extra 140GB of films and music could come in handy.
Can’t wait for fibre-to-the-home to go mainstream? Then get yourself down to Abu Dhabi. Etisalat has started routinely updating its lines with FTTH technology. That means blinding fast optical broadband speeds (up to 100Mbps), perfect for streaming HD content, internet TV and online gaming. Cool beans.
UPDATE: And Ajman, apparently. Apologies to Ahmad who sent us this photo. It was so well written we thought it was from an Etisalat corporate PR man of the same name.
Despite the complexity of Stuff’s Latvian Gambit opening strategy, this game is going to end in failure. Why? Because the opponent is a computer that can calculate every possible move Stuff might make in the future of the game. Stuff’s comparatively modest calculations are no match for the machine. If you really enjoy being beaten, try Thinking Machine 4, a chess sim that shows you its calculations while you play. Be warned, once the ‘wow’ factor wears off the effect of watching yourself being soundly defeated is soul destroying.