Wednesday, March 23, 2011
It’s not the first USB-powered, portable external display designed to complement a laptop, but Toshiba’s new Mobile Monitor is now officially the one to beat, at least when it comes to size and price.
At 14-inches with a widescreen resolution of 1366×768 it’s actually useful for more than just monitoring a Twitter feed or docking a couple of Photoshop palettes. Of course in terms of color fidelity and contrast you’re probably not going to want to rely on it for color critical work if you are using it for Photoshop, but for a bit of extra screen real estate while stuck on a laptop for on-set work like a photoshoot, it looks pretty slick.
In terms of brightness the Mobile Monitor maxes out at 220 nits, but that requires the use of an optional AC adapter. So if you just stick with a single USB cable for power and connectivity for convenience’ sake, you’ll have to settle for a slightly dimmer display, but I’m sure it won’t be an issue for most users. All in all it weighs in at just under 3lbs, includes a handy carrying case that turns into a stand, and is available now for just $199.99.
Red Hat has announced the availability of the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1: "Red Hat is pleased to announce the availability of the beta of the first update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. This beta is an update to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 platform that was made available to customers beginning in November 2010." Updates in this release include a new optional convention for naming network interfaces, full support for hot-adding of CPUs and memory, kernel scheduler updates and performance improvements, a new driver for Intel Generation 6 Graphics integrated into the Sandy Bridge processor, improved support for the configuration of WiFi Protected Access (WPA) Enterprise and IPv6 in NetworkManager, and many other updates. Read the brief release announcement and the detailed release notes for more information. Red Hat Network subscribers can obtain the product from the usual place: "The software and installable images are available for download via the beta channels in Red Hat Network (RHN)."
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The third release candidate of Slackware Linux 13.37 is ready for testing: "We'll call this Slackware 13.37 release candidate 3. It seems like most of the important pieces are in place now." The above message comes from the Current ChangeLog which was updated earlier today. Other interesting items found in the log include upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 4.0 ("Thanks to the Mozilla Foundation for all the hard work on Firefox 4.0!"), rebuild of sysvinit-scripts ("In rc.6 use -f when unmounting remote file systems to avoid getting stuck in the case of a dead server."), and addition of Google Chrome to the "extra" repository ("Added a Google Chrome SlackBuild to convert the Google Chrome DEB packages for Slackware. Also added GConf and ORBit2 packages for Google Chrome in this directory."). Quick links to the recent unofficial installation DVD images (built 22 March): slackware-current-22_Mar_2011-DVD.iso (1,972MB, MD5), slackware64-current-22_Mar_2011-DVD.iso (1,929MB, MD5).
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Sector 70 is a noir-ish dystopian future where prosperity belongs to the few - and those determined to take it. Jarron Brenner did well by the system until his body was invaded by the technology he helped to sell. After a series of traumatic events, a mysterious agent Miranda May takes it upon herself to help save Jarron's life. Soon, however, they find themselves hunted by the shadowy forces of an alien conspiracy.