Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Photos: Roll up this laptop

Photos: Roll up this laptop: "Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a laptop that can be rolled up as easily as a paper, A team of engineers at the U.K.'s University of Cambridge has developed "morphing materials" that make it possible to roll up a laptop screen as easily as a newspaper.

This prototype, created by Keith Seffen, a lecturer in structural engineering at the University of Cambridge, holds the main electronic components by wooden strips on the vertical sides of the screen.."

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Flaming LAX laptop was a ThinkPad

Flaming LAX laptop was a ThinkPad: "Lenovo confirms that one of its laptops caught fire, but it doesn't yet know if Sony batteries were inside. A burning laptop that frightened passengers at Los Angeles International Airport over the weekend was a ThinkPad, Lenovo confirmed Wednesday, and that notebook ships with Sony's battery technology.

The incident, described by a poster at the Web site Something Awful, involved a passenger running back up the jetway as a plane was boarding with a smoking laptop that eventually caught fire. Lenovo dispatched a team of investigators to Los Angeles within 12 hours of the incident, and confirmed that the laptop was a ThinkPad T43, said Ray Gorman, a company spokesman.