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Vivitar’s HD Waterproof Video Camera -$60

If you were hoping to bring your cheap disposable camera for the late summer vacation, you may want to reconsider- especially if you wanted to take some videos under water.

But before you get all carried away with the waterproof concept, note that the device wasn’t meant to be submerged in depths greater than ten feet, so don’t get too excited, cowboy.

The gadget is equipped with a 4x Digital Zoom, a vibrant 2.0″ LCD on its back and records in native AVI format.

Sandisk Ultra Solid State Drive (SSD)

To store persistent data in your computers, SanDisk is back by unveiling the new Solid State Drive (SSD). This new SSD (dubbed, Ultra) can increase performance of your system by consuming less power of the computer. It will definitely increase battery life of a laptop as it consumes less power.

Different from ordinary hard Disk Drives (HDD) which consumes high power and are electromagnetic devices, it retains data in nonvolatile memory chips. As it has no moving parts like HDD where Data is stored in Spinning Disks, there is a smaller chance of damaging it.

Dow Chemical Converts Sugar Into Cheap Plastic

For all of those who are concerned with global warming and renewable energy, it looks like we can now make cheap plastic from sugar cane. But at what cost? Well, surprisingly, it wouldn’t cost more than what we currently pay for petrochemical production.

Dow Chemical claims to be working on the world’s largest facility to make polymers from plants. The project will use 240 million liters of ethanol plant and the company will convert that product into hundreds of thousands of metric tons of polyethylene- the most commonly used plastic around the world.

Pantech Releasing Water Proof Smartphone

No one ever thought that a water and dust proof cell phone would be available. And nobody definitely thought about that kind of Smartphone. But Pantech has made it possible.

Pantech is releasing it’s latest smartphone, the Pantech MIRACH IS11PT. This smartphone is controlled by 1GHz second-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 SoC CPU. It runs on the Google Android Gingerbread 2.3 OS. It has a 3.7-inch WVGA screen with a resolution of 480 x 800.

Tata Creates $720 House With 1 Week Build Time

The world’s cheapest car is currently manufactured by the Tata Group, and costs about $2,000. While we were amazed when we heard that a brand new car was $2,000, you’ll be even more surprised when you hear this.

Tata has just created a flatpack wooden house that’s built in one week and costs a total of $720. Think of it as a very large IKEA project. Now, before you call BS on this story, do note that the house is only ‘good’ for 20 years.

Toshiba Introduces New L700 And C600 Laptops

Toshiba has just revamped its Satellite L700 and C600 Series laptops, starting at $380, you’ll certainly be interested in these 15.6″ laptops, powered by AMD.

For the low price, the notebooks start out with an AMD single-core E-240 processor with AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics. To make up for the slow processor, Toshiba is packing 3GB of DDR3 memory clocked in at 1066MHz and 250GB of hard drive space to store your files.

Sony’s New 24″ 3D Display Designed For PS3

Sony has a new PlayStation-branded 3D display that uses stereoscopic technology to display two different full-screen images to produce a 3D experience, using active shutter 3D technology.

Now, before you get all excited about the 3D screen, you have to realize that only PS3 games programmed to make use of the feature will work as 3D, meaning that you won’t get 3D picture on all of your games.

Samsung Announces All-Weather W200 Camcorder

Samsung has introduced a new pocket camcorder that is meant for all weather. While it’s not the most fashionable video camera out there, it’s not meant to be. The W200 is meant for rain or shine, wind and storm. The device can withstand shock, force, water, and dust. 2 meters for shock and 3 meters for water, to be specific. The device is coated with anti-drop material as well for those crazy times when you need footage, fast!