Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Very good news, mangaka Rumiko Takahashi is finally starting on her next manga now that the epic Inuyasha is over with. And the best part is that her next series will be simultaneously published online in English for North American audiences.

Takahashi’s new series will be called RIN-NE, and will be about ghosts and hauntings…

The manga is set to be published weekly in Shonen Sunday magazine in Japan with simultaneous weekly chapters for North America being posted at meaning no lag time for American maga fans. Nice!!

check out the full article at Comic Press.

Sweet, this is great news!

yet another notebook that makes the “it runs for nine hours!!” claim. Syeah right, I will believe it when I see it… at least I give it a chance if it really does have a 9 cell battery …

via Gizmodo:

While most netbooks are settling for 3 and 6-cell batteries, the Toshiba Mini NB200 will be bundled with a 9-cell battery for a promised 9 hours of run time.

Just announced for the UK, the Mini NB200 is completely typical aside from its battery, with an Atom N270 or N280 processor, 160GB hard drive and unspecified (but probably 1GB) of RAM.

Yet in spite of its fatty power source, the NB200 still weighs under 2.5lbs—which is either an extreme feat of engineering or the result of an overzealous press release. We’ll hope for the former.

via Engadget:

Finally, the the G1 from TMobile is becoming the G2 but no one else has yet jumped into the Android phone waters ….

We’ve already heard plenty of talk that Acer would be rolling out one or more Android phones this year, but it looks like the company’s head of mobile phone products, Aymar de Lencquesaing, has now come out and made the clearest statement yet on the matter, saying that while Acer has “not made any formal announcement of an Android-based device,” it is “likely that we’ll have one in 2009.” No more details beyond that, unfortunately, but there has been some speculation that Acer’s first Android phone would be known as the A1, which may or may not be similar to the mysterious C1 touchscreen phone pictured above, and could land as soon as September. In related news, Acer has also reaffirmed its commitment to become one of the top five handset makers by 2012, adding that it would need to sell 20 to 25 million devices a year to meet that goal.