Friday, December 31, 2010

5 Most Awaited Smartphones of 2011

2010 will be remembered as the year when Android got serious and when smartphones got off their pedestal and became more approachable to the regular consumer. Here we list the five smartphones that look like they might define and shape the market in 2011.

LG Star

It looks like 2011 will be the year when smartphone specs will break many barriers. The rumored LG Star (aka Optimus 2X) is one such smartphone with a rumored 1GHz dual core processor (either Nvidia’s Tegra 2 or the ARM Cortex A9) and a 4-inch capacitive display with a resolution of 480x800 and color output of 16M colors. While leaked info claims that the Optimus 2X will be launching with Android 2.2 (Froyo), we won’t be surprised if it actually shows up with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Another thing that excites us about the 2X is its 8MP autofocus camera. Since LG phones have always impressed with their multimedia capabilities, it’s not hard to predict that the Optimus 2X’s camera will be very good. The LG is also supposed to have an HDMI port to output 720p videos and will most certainly support playback of XviD/DivX videos.

When it’s expected: While most sources say that it should be revealed by LG in January, a safer bet would be the first quarter of 2011.

Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone

This could just be the biggest game-changer of them all. While the iPhone has certainly given a huge impetus to quality mobile gaming, the rumored PlayStation phone from Sony Ericsson could be the device that completely erases the line between phones and handheld gaming devices. While rumors started coming out in August about the PlayStation phone, further information has trickled through gradually. However, whatever we have learnt so far is quite enough to make us seriously excited about this phone. Things like actual dedicated hardware gaming controls and 3.7-inch display to watch the action on sound great on paper. Add to that a 1GHz processor, Android 2.3 OS and a 5MP camera make the PlayStation phone look like a one stop device for all your mobile entertainment needs.

When it’s expected: Since the phone already seemed to be a tangible one back in August, we expect it to be revealed in the first quarter and most probably at February’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Nokia E7

The Nokia E7 was announced back in September and for once we have plenty of information on it. If you are Symbian fan and want an alternative to the Nokia N8 with a focus on productivity over multimedia, then you should look forward to the E7. That doesn’t mean that the E7 skimps on multimedia features, in fact its specs sheet would put plenty of smartphones to shame. Specs such as a 4-inch AMOLED display, an 8MP camera (which is unfortunately fixed-focus like the C7) and HDMI out look really good. Add to that a huge four-row slide-out keyboard and Nokia’s traditionally excellent design and build quality and you have a contender in the E7 for one of the better smartphones to come out in 2011.

When it’s expected: Taking into consideration the time Nokia usually takes to launch a product after announcing it; the E7 should make its way into stores in January.

Apple iPhone 5

Apple has said absolutely nothing about the iPhone 5 but it’s virtually assured that there will be a new iPhone in 2011. Of course, that hasn’t stopped rumors and leaks from surfacing and it looks like Apple will be making certain changes to the iPhone 4 but nothing drastically game changing. Leaked images of what is purported to be the iPhone 5 show a curved back like on the iPhones before the iPhone 4, with a metal bezel extending to the front. Also, the menu button will now be a touch sensitive one rather than the round physical button the iPhone sports now. Other improvements that the iPhone 5 is supposed to have include- a faster 1.2 GHz processor, more memory and a larger 3.7-inch display. Why are we excited? It’s a goddamned new iPhone; I think it’s pretty much mandatory for tech journalists to get excited.

When it’s expected: Rumors put the launch date anywhere from January to December. We are more inclined to believe that the Apple iPhone 5 will show up in the second quarter during the summer months.

Samsung Galaxy S 2

The best Android smartphone in the market today will get a successor in 2011, if rumors are to be believed. The Samsung Galaxy S 2 is supposed to have a 2GHz dual-core processor and a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip that will make it possible to use your phone as a credit card. The Galaxy S 2 will probably run on Android 2.3 and will have a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED 2 display, 1GB of RAM, 4GB ROM, 32GB of internal support along with support for microSD cards up to 32GB, an 8MP camera that can record 720p videos and Bluetooth 3.0 support. By all accounts, the Galaxy S 2 looks like it will give netbooks a run for their money and we like that.

When it’s expected: Samsung is expected to reveal the Galaxy S 2 at the Mobile World Congress in February.

iPad 2 to have new speakers and a flat back

iPad 2 to have new speakers and a flat back
More rumors about the second generation of iPad flood the internet again. Earlier this month, there were rumors about iPad 2 having two cameras. Now, we have a few new rumors, coming straight from Japan, from the blog MacOtakara. The blog says that the rumors may not be true, but they surely are interesting.

The blog says that the frame or the case of the iPad will shave off 3mm to make it smaller. But the display will be of the same size. The overall dimension of the iPad will be reduced from 242.8mm to 239mm (height) and 189.7mm to 186mm (width). This will surely make a change, will feel kind of small. And another big thing is the rear part of the tablet. We have a bulge at the rear now. The new model is rumored to be flat at the rear. This will be really good.

Now, if the tablet is placed on a table and you try to use it, it wobbles each time you tab on the display. This is completely irritating. Probably, if this particular rumor is true, it will be very good if you are at your study/work table and work on the tablet with one hand and drink coffee with the other. No more wobbling.

The next, and which also would be a very welcome change is of new speakers on the iPad. There is an image showing this off, which is a rendering by Taiyo Fujii for MacOtakara. I’ve added the picture below. This looks good now as the casing is also changed. Also, the speakers are said to me more loud and bigger than the previous model’s. We have to see the performance now.

We also saw in the previous rumor that the next version of the iPad will also have two cameras, one at the back and one at the front. The back camera may be the same camera which is on iPhone 4. The front facing camera, which can be used for video calling and taking self portraits, would probably with a VGA or a 1.3MP camera.

As these still remain rumors, there is another rumor that the second generation iPad is already in the production line and the shipping will start from next month. So Apple can surprise us in any way. Lets hope if not all, most of the rumors get true.

Dell Inspiron iM501R Laptop Review

Dell Inspiron iM501R Laptop
The Dell Inspiron iM501R laptop is one of the coolest laptops of the month. The configuration is good, and gives good performance as well. The price is proper, something like value for money. The configuration of the laptop is as follows.

Processor : AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile processor
Memory : 4GB3 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Chipset : AMD M880G Chipset
Graphics Standard : ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
Operating System : Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Display : 15.6" Widescreen HD glossy WLED display with TrueLife Panel (1,366x768)
Hard Disk : 500GB3, 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Speakers : SRS Premium Sound - 2 speakers @ 2W
Optical Drives : Internal 12.7" Tray-Load DVD+/-RW
Power : 2.2AHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Battery
Price at the time of review : $819.99

The laptop runs on an AMD processor. I’ve been using an AMD laptop for like two years now, and an Intel desktop PC for almost the same time. Both are comparable when it comes to the processors they have, but I get a lot better performance from the laptop, which runs on an AMD chip. No offense Intel, but I’ve lot interest in you. The PC tends to become sluggish after a time.

But there are drawbacks with AMD as well, first is the well known heating issue. The laptop gets heated up in no time, its true. I use a cooling pad under my laptop for the reason. But the performance you get is of no match. Anyway, the processor in this case is a Phenom II quad-core processor, which is a lot similar to Intel’s i5. Not at all a bad choice.

Coming to the memory, it has 4GB DDR3 installed, no issues here as well. Its a lot for anything you can possibly do. Also, the frequency of the memory is 1,333 MHz. With this comes the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 dedicated graphics card of up to 1GB. Seriously, if you are not a hard core gamer, this is some serious configuration for the price you are going to pay.

Its got a 500GB hard disk in it, so you can get all the stuff you need inside your laptop. If you are a movies or music buff, like me, then you can enjoy it with the beautiful 15.6” HD widescreen TrueLife display and the built in stereo speakers which produce 2W each and have premium SRS sound. Sweet, isn’t it?

With this being the main area of interest, you have all the other usual ports and stuffs. You even have a 7-in-1 card reader. But one disappointing this is that the laptop has only one line out jack, that is the head phone jack. Most laptops started shipping with two of these and one mic in ports like years back. I dont know why this has only one line out port.

There are all the kinds of wireless connectivity options that are standard. You can have different color options and a bit change in the config as well, it depends on your needs. If you are satisfied with this, you can buy Dell Inspiron iM501R laptop now for $819.99 from The Tech Check Store. Other options of similar laptops are also given below.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nokia BH-218 Review

Nokia BH-218
Nokia Corporation, is a Finnish based multinational communications corporation. The company is involved in manufacturing the mobile devices and also in converging the internet and the communications industries. It is also the largest manufacturer of the mobile phones in the entire world. The company also manufactures Bluetooth headsets and other accessories. The release of the company’s N8 handset has hid all the other devices that are being let out by Nokia in the market. The BH-218 is one of the latest headsets released by Nokia. It has almost all of the necessary features. It carries the same features as the previous headset from Nokia, the BH-217.


* Dimensions: 54 x 19 x 13.8 mm
* Weight: 13.8 grams
* Connectors: 2 mm charger connector interface
* Operating Range: 10 m (Bluetooth)
* Power supply: 70 mAh rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
* Talk time: 8 hours (Bluetooth)
* Stand by time: 3 months when the earpiece is in the clip; 150 hours when it is not in the clip
* Charging time: 2 hours
* Features: DSP noise reduction, automatic volume adjustment, voice prompts
* Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
* Package contents: BH-218 Bluetooth headset, Nokia charger AC-3, earplugs (S and L), user guide
* Price: $50


The BH-218 headset has an unconventional design with a separate clip in order to make it have a clip on type of design. The headset possesses a single ear bud that is attached with a cable. Though the design is unusual, it is highly convenient and comfortable to use in most of the cases. The headset turns on and off automatically whenever the ear piece is taken away from the clip. This will definitely boost the battery life to a large extent. The design of the BH-218 is alone different from that of the BH-217. All the other features are the same. The clip of the headset is slim and minimalistic with an answer or end key alone. The company logo is also found on the clip. The cable that connects the ear bud is a controversial design element of the headset as it is found to dangle from the clip and it has to be hid to obtain a better fit after a call is over. There is a tiny plastic part with the mute switch and the microphone on the cable. The volume rocker would be a terrible lack in the beginning but it goes off after getting aware about the automatic volume adjustment. The ear bud offers a nice and comfortable fit just as the regular ear buds.


The BH-218 headset is a always ready for use. It can be quickly turned on by picking up the ear piece. It automatically gets connects as soon as the ear piece is taken out of the clip. It has a stand by time of up to 3 months, provided the ear piece is stored on the clip itself. The users can benefit more from the headset as it produces excellent call quality with the built in DSP noise reduction feature. The microphone is also in built in the cable for the high voice quality. The headset has the Advanced Multipoint feature which allows the users to connect it to a maximum of two devices simultaneously. It is also equipped with the Adaptive volume adjustment which compensates for the lack of the volume rocker. The voice prompts are also present in the headset to provide guidance during the Bluetooth pairing process and in the indication of the battery and connection status.


The headset can be simply powered on by taking the ear bud off the clip. The headset flashes blue when it is ready for the pairing process. There are absolutely no issues in connecting the headset with an iPhone or with a Nokia handset. The multipoint feature is surely a benefit for the users who tend to use different handsets. The headset detects the handset that receives a call at first. The voice prompts that indicates the status of the battery and the connection is also quite useful. The headset supports the headset profile and the hands-free profile. The volume adjustment takes place quickly as well as accurately. The headset is highly good in performance when used in noisy environments. The call quality is clear and the callers can hear us clearly despite of the noise. The callers sound natural and cleat and they can hear us loud enough. The headset has a talk time of 8 hours and a charging time of 2 hours. The headset has a battery life that is quite on par with that claimed by the company.


The BH-218 is an inexpensive headset costing nearly around $50 when compared with the headset series of Nokia. It has some unconventional design aspects and it is quite easy to handle once the user is capable of managing the dangling cable. The headset offers excellent call quality and a comfortable fit. These two aspects are the main features that are expected out of a Bluetooth headset. Pros – excellent call quality and unconventional design. Cons – dangling cable and quiet sound output.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

{image from Mrs. Lilien}

Merry Christmas to all of my fabulous friends and family! I am a lucky girl today to have Beau and my whole family visiting us at our new house in Florida. We will be dipping our feet in the pool, drinking margaritas and eating tacos to celebrate the day! Have a wonderful day.

Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 24, 2010

AVerLife ExtremeVision review

AVerLife ExtremeVision review
Review :

AVerLife ExtremeVision

1080P Premium Network Media Player with Wi-Fi Internet Function
AVerLife ExtremeVision media player is the new multi-functional, top-of-the-range media box. It comes with full HD media play capability, the Internet function and 2 USB ports & 1 e-SATA port. You can access online content easily with no need to transfer from the original format - just set up and play on your TV screen. The AVerLife ExtremeVision media player offers you an upgraded level of entertainment in your living room you’ve never seen before.

Supported Playback File Formats Video:

Video : MPEG 1/2/4, H.264, VC1, Xvid, WMV
Audio : WMA, WMA-Pro, MP1, MP2, MP3, AAC, OGG, WAV, PCM/LPCM, Vorbis, FLAC, MPA, M4A, MKA, DTS, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD ( Pass Through ), Dolby True-HD ( Pass Through )

Image : JPEG, BMP, F, GIF

Content Formats : AVI, AVC (HD), WMV, Xvid, ASF, DAT, FLV(H.264), IFO, ISO, M1V,M2T, M2P, M2TS, M2V, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP1 (VCD), MP2 (DVD), MP4, MPEG, MPG, MTS, PS, TRP, TS/TP, VOB, WMV-HD

Internet : Web TV/Radio, iMedia ( Live 365/SHOUT cast/Flickr/Customize ), RSS Feed (RSS News/Yahoo ), BitTorrent downloading P2P, Web Browser ( e.g. Google/YouTube/Facebook/Yahoo/Wikipedia/CNN/BBC/Gmailand more)(Wi-Fi Network Enabled )

Note : BitTorrent downloading function is the optional function depending upon the purchase of the country. Wireless keyboard and mouse support may not be well functioned depending upon their models. Java and Flash are not supported in the Web Browser. Online shopping, online banking or financial transaction are not recommended.

Main Features:
-Full HD 1080P
-HDMI, eSATA & USB Suppoort
-Web Surfing with Wireless Support
-Dual Core CPU – For the HD Images
-BT Download Enabled
-Full Advanced Video/Audio/Image Support
-Full Internet and Web Function
-USB keyboard & mouse Support
-Web surging Function
-Simultaneously Playback of Pictures & Music
-Wirelessly Streaming of Digital Media
-GoTo Function Support – Start Watching at
Any Point of the Video
-Eco-Designed Product – Power Saving
-Dolby & DTS Support
-Free HDMI Cable


-USB 2.0 x 2 (Keyboard & Mouse Support)

-Composite Video
-Component Video
-Audio R/L
-S/PDIF (Optical Digital Audio)

Network Streaming:
-UPnP Server
-Samba Server

Storage File Systems:

High Gain USB Wireless Adapter:
-Compatible with Wireless 802.11n Devices with Data Rate up to 150Mbps
-Increases Wireless Coverage 3 Times Further
-Rotatable Antenna: 90 Degree of Vertical Angle and 180 degree of Horizontal Angle

-IC: SMP 8655
-DRM: 500/333

Package included:
-AVerLife ExtremeVision Media Player (Weight: 1 KG)
-User Manual
-Remote Control (Batteries Included)
-Power Adapter
-Composite Cable
-Component Cable
-High Gain USB Wireless Adapter (802.11 b/g/n)
-HDMI Cable

2010 by AVERMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, Inc. All right reserved. AVerMedia is registered trademarks of AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Kno 14 inch tablet review, specification and price

Kno 14 inch tablet review, specification and price
Kno company just announced a Kno 14 inch single screen tablet and Kno 14 inch dual screen tablet in US market and will ship on Tuesday. Both of Kno tablet designed for education market and teachers and will targeting the digital textbook market. Kno 14 inch tablet is Similar to Amazon’s Kindle and will have an eBook reader that will allow students to read downloaded textbooks, as well as a stylus for taking notes.

Both of Kno tablet based on 1.0 GHz Nvidia Tegra T200 CPU, runs on Linux-based Operating System and comes with two version dipending on storage, the Kno 14 inch dual screen 16GB tablet will cost $899, while the 32GB Kno tablet will cost $999. The Kno 14 inch single screen 16 GB tablet has price tag at $599 and Kno 14 inch single screen 32 GB internal storage has price at $699.

Kno 14 inch tablet is boasts 14.1-inch (diagonal) color LCD-backlight glossy widescreen multi-touch displays support Full color spectrum up to 262,144 colors and Anti-glare film screen with hard coat surface, Dual-core ARM Cortex -A9, 512 MB on-board memory, 16GB/32GB internal memory, lithium-polymer battery that is expected to last for up to 6 hours of “normal campus” use and support AAC-LC, ACC, MP3, WMA 10, PCM/WAV Audio formats, MPEG-4, JPEG file.

Other specifications includes Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, WiFi 802.11 b/g, Micro USB port, 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack, Microphone with active noise cancellation 4, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, and measures 1.14 inches (29 mm) depth, 18.3 inches (465 mm) width, 13.8 inches (350 mm) height with weight 2.5 kg for Kno dual screen tablet and 13.8 inches (350 mm), 9.1 inches (231 mm) width, height, 0.55 inches (13.8 mm) depth with weight 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg) for Kno single screen tablet.

I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

Pink. Pink trees, pink flamingos, pink sweets, pink pink pink. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

AverLife Cinema

AverLife Cinema

AVerLife Cinema

Enjoy Movie, Photo & Music Files on Your TV

AVerLife Cinema - the solution for viewing your media files (Video, audio or images) on your TV from a High Definition Media Player. The AVerLife Cinema has a USB 2.0 interface, HDMI, Component and Composite RCA connectors and supports a wide variety of the most popular file formats. Just plug in a USB 2.0 hard drive where all your media content is stored, turn on your TV and play.

AVerLife Cinema lets you enjoy audio, video and images with high quality and high speed through your TV screen. It enables you to watch your movie files and photos of your precious memories in high definition, something to enjoy with your family and friends in your living room. No longer do you need a stereo or CD player to enjoy your music while you cook, chat or party. AVerLife Cinema is the new generation of entertainment center bridging you and your library of multimedia entertainment.

Supported Playback File Formats - POPULAR FORMATS

Audio : WMA, MP3, AAC, OGG, WAV, PCM,Real Audio, Dolby Digital (AC3)
Image: JPG, BMP, PNG, TIF/TIFF, GIF Content
Content Formats: AVI, MPG, MPE/MPEG, VOB, DAT, RM, RMVB, MP4, MOV

-Enjoy videos in various formats.
-Listen to your favorite songs by streaming audio files in different formats.
-Show pictures of your family or latest holiday trip by creating a slideshow with photos on your TV.
-Video Maximum Resolution:RM / RMVB 1024x576, Others 720x576

AVerLife Cinema makes it easy to enjoy your music, photos and movies on your big TV screen.


Input Signal:
-USB 2.0
-MS/SD/SDHC/MMC Card Reader

Output Signal:
-Composite Video
-Audio L/R

Support File System:

Package included:
-AVerLife Cinema (Weight: 140g)
-User Manual
-Remote Control (Batteries Included)
-Power Adapter
-Composite Cable
-Component Cable

AverMedia's Quality Insistence

AverMedia's product are not only commit to RoHS/WEEE Directive, but conduct EMI and safety countermeasure to ensure consumer's health and environment protection. All products are available with lead-free finishes and flame retardant

Samsung Wave Bayern Munchen Limited Edition Price, Specifications and Reviews

Samsung Wave Bayern Munchen Limited Edition Price, Specifications and Reviews
Korean manufacturer Samsung and German football team Bayern Munchen FC have just declared the launching of the Samsung Wave Bayern Munchen Limited Edition smartphone. The special handset will be available across Germany, by the end of December for EUR 429.


* powered by an ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor
* runs on Samsung’s bada mobile platform
* 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stablilization, touch focus
* video recording capabilities (720p@30fps).
* TouchWiz UI 3.0
* HSDPA 3.6 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps
* Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity
* Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP support
* GPS with A-GPS support (Samsung Mobile Navigator)
* 2 GB internal memory
* microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB)

Price in Rupees : Rs.36636 – (Rs.38101 with VAT)
Price in Dollar : $582 – $638
Price in Euro : 429 – 472 (Euro)
Price in Pound : 363 – 400 (Pound)
Price in Rubble : 17446 – 18692 (Rubble)
Price in Yen : 48460 – 52337 (Yen)

A Happy New Year in Holland

Beau and I are in Holland visiting his family for the week. The picture below is of the beachhouse where beau's parents are and we are staying right next door. How cute is it, right?

Today we are off to Amsterdam to visit his friends from college and do a little exploring. I must arrive home with some little Dutch clogs for our backyard to plant flowers in.

Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar {happy new year in Dutch}! See you in 2011!

How funny, I did spellcheck on this post and everything came up highlighted, even the spellcheck in Dutch!

xoxo~ Becca

Monday, December 20, 2010

LG Apex review

LG Apex review
LG Apex is a new phone from LG which runs on Android 2.1, surprisingly. Anyway, the specs of the phone are as listed below. We will talk about the phone after you are clear with the specs.

Dimension: 56.4 x 116 x 16 millimetresLG Apex

Weight: 153 grams (battery included)

System: Google Android 2.1, 600 MHz, Qualcomm MSM7627

Memory: 512 MiB (accessible: 102 MiB)

Display: Touch screen, Color transflective TFT , 262144 scales, 3.2 inch, 240×400 pixels resolution

Network: CDMA800, CDMA1900, CDMAOne, CDMA2000 1xRTT, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A

Hardware: Slide-out QWERTY-type keyboard, microSD, microSDHC, TransFlash

Connectivity: USB 2.0 client, 480Mbit/s, micro-USB, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b, 802.11g

GPS: Built in GPS, Assisted GPS, QuickGPS, Geotagging

Camera: 3.1 MP

Well, what do you think? An Android 2.1 phone when there is Android 2.3 in the market? Well, even I thought the same. But we cant help it, the phone is made that way, maybe there will be an option to upgrade your OS. Its got a 600MHz Qualcomm processor, which is enough for a normal user. And this is a mid-range phone, there is not much high-end activity you can do.

The on-board storage available to the user is a little over 100 MB, which doesn’t really matter because will obviously be getting a microSD card and storing all your data on it. The screen is 3.2” big, perfect size, and since there is a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, messaging is a brief on this phone.

But the one this I dont like is this is not a GSM phone, its a CDMA. So CDMA lovers have a pretty good here. The phone supports EV-DO, which is something like the 3G in GSM. So you will be able to use high speed internet on the device. There are other standard connectivity options like a microUSB port, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi and others.

The GPS will help you find any location you want on a map. And you can get directions easily. There is a 3.1MP camera, along with it comes the GeoTagging feature. So you dont have to manually specify where you took the pic.

Now, the pros are that it has a mid-range price tag, a good keyboard, great connectivity options and its Android. The cons are that the phone is really sluggish!! But the battery drains quickly.


Ciara VIBE ExoPC 11.6″ Win 7 Tablet Available for Pre-Order

Ciara VIBE ExoPC 11.6″ Win 7 Tablet Available for Pre-Order
The Ciara VIBE ExoPC 11.6-inch Windows tablet is now availabe for pre-order in the U.S.

Microsoft Store offers the Vibe ExoPC which includes the Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor, 2GB RAM, a 64GB solid state drive, a claimed battery life of four hours, and Windows 7 Home Premium with a custom ExoPC user interface.

The 11.6″ display is multitouch-capable and has a resoluton of 1366 x 768 pixels.

Ciara’s VIBE ExoPC sports a 1.3MP web camera, stereo speakers, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, an SDHC memory card reader, two USB ports, and a mini HDMI output.

The tablet weighs 2.09 pounds and is priced at $699.00 (Microsoft Store).

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LG P500 Optimus Full Review 2010

LG P500 Optimus Full Review 2010
Phone p500 optimus chic – an android phone, is altogether is one of the best choices for its users – pertinent to its specifications and functions. Its release is being expected to be in the market at the end of this year; according to the announcement by LG electronics. Just like other various LG phones, the LG p500 is also equipped with the usual TFT touch screen having a screen resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. Its operating system is android version 2.2 Froyo.


General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Display Type TFT touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 320 x 480 pixels
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
- 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB

Camera Primary 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
Video Yes
Secondary No
Features OS Android OS, v2.2 Froyo
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Black
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
- Social networking integration
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
- Organizer
- Voice memo
- T9
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion

The LG p500 comprises of both – the 2G and the 3G network capabilities respectively. And this surely means an outstanding feature for full time entertainment seekers. The phone comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, Wi Fi, accelerometer sensor and as well as Bluetooth. One of the best things about the LG p500 is that it has unlimited call history memory. The gadget comes with a 3.15 mp camera which has got image capturing and video recording capabilities. As per communicational services, it has got SMS, MMS, Email, Voice Mail, Push mail and as well as IM. Abreast, the device has got FM radio, Gmail, Gtalk, You tube, Maps, T9, Organizer, and all together the features deduce a complete LG handset.


Samsung ES75 Digital Camera

Samsung ES75 Digital Camera
Intro, Specs And Features

The new Samsung ES75 is an entry level compact digital camera that falls in the sub-Rs.10k camera category. It offers a wide angle lens and an “intelligent LCD” (as Samsung calls it), in a compact body.

Features and Specs
The Samsung ES75 is a standard compact camera that has 14.2 mega pixels packed on a standard ½.33-inch sensor and it has 5x optical zoom lens that has a focal length of f4.9 to 24.5mm (27mm to 135mm equivalent). The lens uses an aperture F3.5 at the wide end and F5.9 for the tele end. The camera offers digital image stabilization rather than the more effective optical IS. There is a 2.7-inch TFT LCD screen with 230k color support for composing, reviewing and navigating the menu but no optical or electronic viewfinder. The LCD also adjusts the screen brightness based on ambient light levels. The camera records VGA (640 x 480 pixels) video at 30fps with mono audio. The camera has a built-in mono speaker as well.
Samsung ES75 Digital Camera
The camera comes with various shooting and scene modes. It offers Smart Auto, Program, dual IS, Video and scene modes – a total of 13 scene modes. The Smart Auto works by recognizing the scenes and changes the camera settings from 16 different scenes accordingly. Face, blink and smile detection is present and there is also Samsung’s own Beauty Shot scene mode as well. ISO speed ranges from 80 to 1600 and the metering modes include multi, spot, center-weighted and face detection AE. The camera also offers a smart album feature which enables searching or browsing the captured photos by date, color tone, file type etc.


Lenovo IdeaCentre B300 and B305 - monoblocks for games and entertainment

Full Review

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B300 is a 20-inch all-in-one desktop PC targeted at a budget-conscious customer looking to replace their old, aging desktop PC. Equipped with a 3.03-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics, the IdeaCentre B300 makes a strong case for a basic home desktop.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B300 is part of Lenovo’s B series of home all-in-one desktops, and it bears a strong resemblance to its older 23-inch cousin, the Lenovo IdeaCentre B500. The Lenovo IdeaCentre B300 has a large photo-frame design that’s slim and its encased in solid, glossy black plastic all around. Unlike the ThinkCentre A70z’s steel stand, the IdeaCentre B300 has a tough plastic stand which allows the B300 desktop PC to tilt backwards.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B300 all-in-one desktop PC has a pronounced screen bezel all around. Below the screen are placed the desktop’s twin onboard speakers and a row of buttons to adjust the IdeaCentre B300 screen’s brightness or to switch it off. Optical drive is situated on the desktop’s right edge and some connectivity ports are placed on the B300’s left edge. Heat vents are situated near the top of the screen’s back panel. A very well designed all-in-one desktop PC, the Lenovo IdeaCentre B300, and well built as well.

The centrepiece of the Lenovo IdeaCentre B300 is its 20-inch widescreen display. It supports a resolution of 1600x900 pixels and is matte in nature. The screen is very well lit, nice and bright, and has good viewing angles. Watching movies isn’t as great compared to the glossy displays of the Dell Studio One 19 and MSI Wind Top AE2220 desktops, but still pretty good. However, the Lenovo IdeaCentre B300’s screen doesn’t support touch input.

The IdeaCentre B300’s accompanying keyboard and mouse are one of the best we’ve come across in all our time spent reviewing all-in-one desktop PCs. The keyboard, especially, has raised, closely packed keys that are effortless to type on -- it’s by far the best typing experience on a keyboard we’ve come across. The keyboard has a dedicated button (top right) to launch LVT or Lenovo Vantage Technologies. The included USB-connected mouse fits the palm nicely and nice to use.

Hardware Specs and Features
The Lenovo IdeaCentre B300 all-in-one desktop PC has very good hardware building blocks for a basic home desktop PC. It has an Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.03-GHz processor, 4GB RAM, 640GB hard drive, and discrete ATI Radeon HD 5450 gaphics. The graphics card isn’t really for gaming, but every other day-to-day home application will be handled well by the IdeaCentre B300’s hardware. However, upgrading the desktop’s hard drive or RAM isn’t an option at all -- the casing can’t be opened.

For connectivity options, the Lenovo IdeaCentre B300 has six USB ports, FireWire, Gigabit Ethernet, multicard reader, headphone and microphone jacks. It has a tray-loading DVD writer on its right edge and PS/2 keyboard port at the back. But the desktop doesn’t come with a serial connector or HDMI or eSATA ports. Wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support.

Much like the IdeaCentre B500, Lenovo also bundles in its proprietay Lenovo Vantage Technologies suite for system maintenance, update, and rescue and recovery tools (OneKey recovery) on the IdeaCentre B300 desktop. This not only helps keep your IdeaCentre B300 updated with the latest hardware and software drivers but also makes managing it a lot easier.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B300 performs well for a basic home all-in-one desktop PC. Its WorldBench score of 100 is very good -- working with day-to-day programs and apps for a home environment won’t be a problem at all. Even watching both 720p and 1080p HD videos on the desktop’s matte screen was a good experience -- not the best but pretty good. The IdeaCentre B300’s accompanying onboard audio was one of the better ones we heard -- not as loud as the onboard speakers on the IdeaCentre B500 but nice and clear.

Gaming at the desktop’s native screen resolution (1600x900) on the ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card isn’t a great experience. Basically, if you expect to game on the IdeaCentre B300 desktop PC, you’re looking at the wrong option. This is a very good home entertainment and multimedia all-in-one desktop PC, not a gaming rig.
Bottom Line

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B300 all-in-one desktop PC sells for a price of Rs. 38,200. For that price, you get a very good basic all-in-one home desktop with slim design and decent value for money. It doesn't have every connectivity option under the sun, but has a nice matte screen, offers very good performance, and performs well as a multimedia home entertainment PC.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 is obviously better than the IdeaCentre B300, and you should consider it if you’re willing to stretch your budget. If you desire a touchscreen-enabled all-in-one desktop PC for your home, check out the MSI Wind Top AE2220. But for 38,000, you won’t go wrong with the Lenovo IdeaCentre B300.

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Epson ups the ante with PowerLite Pro G-series installation projectors

Epson ups the ante with PowerLite Pro G-series installation projectors
Epson is a name that is well know when it comes to projectors (apart from printers, of course), and this time around we have a couple more high-definition models that will be introduced to the masses – the PowerLite Pro G-series installation projector line which sees the PowerLite Pro G5450WUNL and G5750WUNL arriving on stage. Targeting medium to large custom installations in corporations, higher-education, and houses of worship, these will be no less than full-featured, professional projectors that comprise of a wide range of cutting edge technologies and collaboration features. In case you’re involved in any of the places mentioned and are looking for a new projector, why not read on in the extended post to see whether the features suit your venue or not?

The PowerLite Pro G5450WUNL and G5750WUNL are both WUXGA projectors, where they will deliver 1920 x 1200 native resolution and high-quality widescreen images. First of all, the PowerLite Pro G5450WUNL can deliver 4,000 lumens of color and white light output, while the PowerLite Pro G5750WUNL is slightly higher end when it comes to brightness levels, offering 4,500 lumens of color and white light output. Among the features that both projectors share include :-

* C2Fine Technology: Along with advanced vertical alignment technology, provides high contrast for deeper blacks and vivid images
* DICOM Simulation Mode: Specialized imaging uses standardized grayscale to reproduce medical images, such as x-rays, for medical training and education
* Six-Axis Color Adjustment: Allows users to customize colors by adjusting the hue, saturation, and brightness of RGBCMY (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow) for special projection materials such as high-quality photographs or artwork
* Advanced Sharpness: Allows users to adjust sharpness more precisely for thin, thick, vertical, and horizontal line enhancements
* Test Patterns: Four new test patterns are included for different applications to make setup and image customization easy

Of course, what’s a high end projector when it isn’t capable of giving you split screen capability? This will certainly come in handy when it comes to presentation flexibility, boasting two side-by-side windows and three layout options – perfect when you want video and presentation materials to run simultaneously for added convenience. Not only that, up to a quartet of computers can simultaneously project via the network with a four-way split-screen for added effect. The PowerLite Pro G5450WUNL isn’t cheap at $3,999, while the Pro G5750WUNL will see you adding another grand to the price tag as they both become available next January onwards.

Coloud Colors headphones are ready to rock

Most of us would be happy with a standard pair of headphones, but then again an out-of-the-box standard issue pair might not be up to par with what discerning ears are willing to settle for. Nice to know that there are after market headphones out there which are capable of filling in the gap, and the Coloud Colors headphones are more than willing to step in and do the job. Of course, this has nothing to do with Care Bears (anyone remembers that cute little cartoon with plenty of love going around?) despite boasting series of 7 uniformly colored headphones, but rather, it is a tribute to the rainbow of sorts, but you shouldn’t expect traditional rainbow colors as it comes in red, white, black, green, blue, purple and pink.

All Coloud Colors headphones will also ship with a microphone cum remote that will play nice with a range of smartphones including the almighty iPhone, HTC devices as well as BlackBerrys among other handsets that rely on a 3.5mm standard plug. Of course, while this is nothing near Harman Kardon levels of audio quality nor will it bring your listening experience to a totally elevated level, at least it should sound better than what you get with your handset purchase, which probably costs a couple of bucks to manufacture anyways. The Coloud Colors headphones won’t put a dent in your pocket either with a suggested retail price of $35.

Also known as the C22M model, it allows you answer incoming calls thanks to the aforementioned microphone/remote function, pausing whatever music that is being played at that moment. Just like Apple’s iPhone which was designed in California but manufactured in China, so the Coloud headphones are developed in Sweden and produced in China. Hopefully there won’t be any sort of performance related issues due to the country of manufacturing, and we hope that stringent quality controls are in place to boot.


Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid R2-D2 review, spec, price

Verizon Wireless has just announced will be reduced the price of the Motorola DROID 2 Star Wars special edition, Motorola Droid R2-D2 Android smartphone. Now, nearly 3 months after the initial release of the Motorola Droid R2-D2 Star Wars edition smartphone, you can now pick up the Verizon Motorola Droid 2 R2-D2 for $200 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a signed 2 year contract.

Motorola Droid R2-D2 Android smartphone is powered by TI OMAP 1GHz processor with Dedicated GPU, 3.7 inch Touch Screen with 480×854 pixel wvga display, 5.0 megapixel camera with Auto–focus, Face detection and Panoramic modes, 8GB Internal memory, pre–installed 8GB microSDcard up to 32GB, Physical slide out QWERTY Keyboard, and runs Android 2.2 Froyo OS with Motorola Application Platform.

Verizon Droid R2-D2 Star Wars edition also comes with BLUETOOTH v2.1+ EDR, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, USB 2.0, aGPS capable, Speakerphone, and preloaded with R2-D2 sounds, notifications, clock widget, and video, a set of four live wallpapers, and an “exclusive binoculars app,” which we somehow doubt endows the camera with any sort of optical zoom. The dimensions of the Motorola Droid R2-D2 are 4.58 inch (H) x 2.38 inch (W) x 0.54 inch (D) with weight 5.96 ounces and powered with 1400 mAH Li–Ion provides Usage time up to 575 minutes and 315 hours Standby time.


U.S. Cellular Samsung Galaxy Tab review, specs price

U.S. Cellular Samsung Galaxy Tab review, specs price
US Cellular has announced a recent price cut for Galaxy Tab with the lowest priced Samsung Galaxy Tab in the US market. U.S. Cellular now offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab for different prices depending on which contract plan you purchased. Galaxy Tab is an ultra light weight and smart Android tablet that literally fits in the palm of your hand and offering Entertainment on the go.

US Cellular Galaxy Tab is comes with 7.0 inch TFT LCD 1024 x 600 WSVGA touchscreen display, Rear-facing 3.0 Megapixel Camera with 3x Digital Zoom, 1.3 Megapixel Front-facing Camera, Internal Memory 2GB, External memory Up to 32GB, SwypeTM Technology, Google Mobile Services and acces to Android market, 4000mAh Battery that provides 780 Minutes talk time and 500 Hours standby time. Dimensions of Galaxy Tab are 7.48 inch x 4.74 inch x 0.47 inch with weight 13.58 Ounces.

Now you can purchased US Cellular Samsung Galaxy Tab with the 5GB data plan per month data plan with price $399.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate and two year agreement. Those US Cellular Galaxy Tab data plans include an option for $54.99 or $74.99, both of which include 5GB of data and the higher priced includes unlimited messaging. The $54.99 per month plan bills any messages at $0.25 each. US Cellular also offers 200MB plans are priced at $14.99 and $34.99 per month with the higher of the two having unlimited messaging.


Optoma GT100 Mini Projector

Optoma GT100 Mini Projector
Mini projectors haven’t really caught on ever since they were introduced to the masses some time ago, and we’re guessing that’s because there really isn’t a deep rooted need for one of these puppies. Well, that doesn’t mean manufacturers will stop churning out such devices, otherwise we wouldn’t have the £229.99 Optoma GT100 Mini Projector to play around with. Capable of throwing an image of up to 75-inches in size, the Optoma GT100 will play nice with just about any video game console, set top box, DVD players, notebooks as well as other compatible devices onto any flat surface.

The brightness level needs some looking into though at just 50 lumens, which means your room will need to be pretty dark – otherwise your audience will be treated to washed otu colors. Apart from that, external speakers are a must if you’re watching a movie on this thing since the integrated 1.5w speaker isn’t going to add much ambience to the whole situation. Maxing out at WVGA resolution (854 x 480), you can forget about watching High Definition videos on this thing, although regular DVDs will do just fine. The lamp life of 30,000 hours ought to last you for quite a number of years, as we don’t forsee this being used regularly. Reasonable enough to be placed under the Christmas tree though.


Download Google Maps 5.0 and features

Download Google Maps 5.0 and features
Google has released Google Maps 5.0, an updated version of Google Maps for Android phones. Android 1.6 devices can also get Maps 5.0, but most of the new features requires Android 2.0 version or above. The Google Maps 5.0 Android features a new level of awesome, adding 3D maps, compass mode, Tilt, Rotate, Smooth zooming, Offline rerouting, and Offline reliability.

You can now explore maps in three dimensions, showing you 3D representations of buildings, and also can twist with two fingers to rotate, pinch to zoom, and access a compass mode. With Google Maps 5.0 3D capability, you can see a simulated skyline for more than 100 cities around the world with 3D buildings. You only just enter compass mode by tapping the compass icon in the top right corner and than The 3D map will flip into 3D mode and start rotating to match your perspective, so it always faces the same direction you are.

The Google Maps 5.0 app will also be able to cache large areas on your android phone based that you use most often to let you view maps offline, even you travel into a dead spot, the Google Maps will still dynamically render parts of the map, keeping travelers on the right path without Internet connectivity.


Google Maps 5.o features

* Rotating : Twist with two fingers to rotate the map. After tilting to see 3D buildings, rotate around them to gain a new perspective from any direction.
* Tilting: Drag down with two fingers to tilt the map. Tilt while zoomed in on one of the 100+ cities around the world with 3D buildings to see a skyline spring to life.
* Smooth zooming: Slide two fingers together or apart, and see the map and labels continuously scale to any zoom level, stopping when your fingers stop.
* Offline reliability : Maps of the areas you use the most get preloaded in the background so you can see and interact with the map, even if you lose your connection temporarily.
* Compass mode: Center the map on your location, and then tap the compass button in the top right corner. The map will flip into 3D mode and start rotating to match your perspective, while still keeping all the labels upright and readable.
* Offline rerouting : Google Maps Navigation (Beta) automatically reroutes you, even if you lose your connection after starting a route.

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Pandigital PANPRINT01 Portable Printer with ZINK Technology

Pandigital PANPRINT01 Portable Printer with ZINK Technology
Prints 4" x 6" borderless color images without ink / 5-in-1 memory card reader / No PC required / 1.44" display screen
Seeking a great portable Printer for that on-the-go mobility? The Pandigital Portable Photo Printer with ZINK Zero Ink Technology delivers great printing results of text and photos without the hassle, cost, mess or waste of old fashioned ink cartridges. The Pandigital Portable Photo Printer makes it easy and fun to share your memories with friends and family. Simply print, share and enjoy.

Ultra portable design allows the ZINK Portable Printer to go where you go for printing fun wherever you are. Prints 4" x 6" borderless Color images without ink using ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology from ZINK Imaging, removing the cost, hassle, and waste of replacing ink cartridges. 5-in-1-memory Card Reader allows you to quickly and easily print photos from your digital camera. No PC required.

So how does Pandigital make this great portable printer that doesn't use ink? That's where ZINK or Zero Ink technology comes in. ZINK stands for Zero Ink - an amazing new way to print in full color without the need for ink cartridges or ribbons. The ZINK Technology encompasses both the ZINK Paper and the intelligence embedded in every ZINK-enabled device. The technology enables a new category of color printing devices and paper that work as a system to print in a whole new way.

At the heart of the ZINK Technology is the Patented ZINK Paper, an advanced composite material with cyan, yellow, and magenta dye crystals embedded inside, and a protective polymer overcoat layer outside. The crystals are colorless before printing, so ZINK Paper looks like regular White photo paper. Heat from a ZINK-enabled device activates the crystals, forming all the colors of the rainbow. The printing process is now radically simple. Just add ZINK Paper.

ZINK is a revolutionary approach to full color printing that is mobile, embeddable in any device, simple to use, easy to maintain and has dramatically less waste. ZINK provides the perfect Bridge between your digital content and the real world.


# Super portable printer makes it fun and easy to share photos no matter where you are
# No ink means no cost, no waste, no hassle and no mess
# Prints full color 4"x6" photos in seconds, with no drying time needed
# Screen Size: 1.44"
# Memory Cards (supported): SD/MS/MS-Pro/MMC/XD with Integrated reader
# USB Host
# USB Device: USB 2.0
# In the box:
# Portable Printer & ZINK paper tray
# 5 sheets of ZINK paper
# AC Adapter
# USB Cable
# User Guide

Card Reader Included with Built-in Screen
Maximum Paper Size 4x6
Printer Connection Port USB
Printer Use Photos

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HP’s New Printers Will Print From iOS Even Without AirPrint

HP’s New Printers Will Print From iOS Even Without AirPrint
Starting in November when iOS 4.2 drops, we’ll finally be able to print directly from the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad through AirPrint. At the beginning, AirPrint will mostly only work with printers shared on your network, but eventually, AirPrint-certified printers will appear that can sense nearby iOS devices out-of-the-book.

In the meantime, though, we’re going to have to settle for some printers kludging iOS printing… namely by assigning each printer an e-mail address to which documents can be sent for printing through your iPhone or iPad’s built-in

HP’s just announced three such printers: the HP Envy e-All-In-One, which will cost $249 and do the whole smorgasbord of home printing duties including printing, copying and scanning; the HP OfficeJet Pro 8500A Plus, an all-in-one office inkjet with wireless connectivity; and the HP PhotoSmart eStation, which costs $499 and is capable of printing photos of up to 9600×2400 dpi, and comes with an optional (blargh) Android tablet.

They’re all attractive printers, and they are all technically “AirPrint-compatible” in that when AirPrint rolls down the software update pipeline, they’ll at least be shareable from your Mac. If you want a truly AirPrint compatible printer, though, best wait for a spell longer.

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New Samsung Wireless Printers Coming Next Month

New Samsung Wireless Printers Coming Next Month
Samsung has announced that its two new wireless printers will be coming next month with new polymerized chemical toner technologies. The CLP-325P and CLX-318FW will both support printing up to 17 pages per minute in black and white and 4 pages per minute in color mode. Users can choose either 1K or 1.5K yield toner cartridge, which supports the company's polymerized chemical toner that's said to offer a 35 percent savings in electricity while delivering more durable prints with less image deterioration over time. Easy network support is also a benefit of the models as they can connect to a user's home WiFi network for wireless printing. The CLP325P is a more basic printer, priced at $200, while the CLX-318FW is more of an office all-in-one solution that can copy, scan, and fax with a built-in LCD screen for navigating through the menus and options; the CLX-318FW will be priced at $400.

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Canon's new PIXMA printers feature Full HD Movie Print function

Canon's new PIXMA printers feature Full HD Movie Print function
Canon has recently announced the addition of two new PIXMA multifunction printers, the PIXMA MG8120 and PIXMA MG6120. Both feature intelligent touch technology and a Full HD Movie Print function which allows users to capture individual frames of recorded HD movies taken with compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital cameras.
The Intelligent Touch System

The Canon PIXMA MG8120 and MG6120 Wireless Photo AIO printers include a new intelligent touch system that features back-lit touch sensitive buttons and a light guidance system which only illuminates the buttons you need to use to assist users when navigating through menus. Unlike other products that use pressure on the touch surface, the PIXMA models use touch technology that senses the electricity in the user’s body as they glide their finger across the touch surface, so gloved operation might be a problem.
Full HD Movie Print

If you’ve ever had trouble capturing frames from a movie then you might be interested in the Full HD Movie Print function of these printers. When using HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital cameras, users can also print individual frames of movies – so that special moment that nobody managed to catch on a still camera can still be enjoyed as an individual image. Noise reduction can also be applied to the image to smooth out lines that would otherwise appear jaggy.
Other Features

Both printers will also include the upgraded versions of Auto Photo Fix II – to help correct common photo errors, Easy-PhotoPrint EX – allowing users to search for and use images from Flickr, and Easy-WebPrint EX – featuring a new fit-to-page button for printing text and images from websites. The printers are also 802.11n Wi-Fi certified which should allow for a faster network transfer rate.
PIXMA MG8120 Wireless Photo AIO Printer

This printer has six individual ink tanks, including gray, which allows users to produce high-quality color and black and white images. There is a built-in film adapter unit that can convert older slides and negatives to digital, Auto Duplex copying, printing and a two-way paper feed and the speed of producing a borderless 4”x 6” photo (10 x 15cm) is approximately 20 seconds. The MG8120 has an estimated selling price of US$299.99.
PIXMA MG6120 Wireless Photo AIO Printer

The MG6120 Wireless Photo AIO printer also features a gray ink tank and can produce a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi. Like the 8120, it features a 3-inch LCD screen and is also capable of producing a borderless 4" x 6" photo in approximately 20 seconds. The MG6120 has an estimated selling price of US$199.99.

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Top 10 Windows Mobile Applications

Top 10 Windows Mobile Applications
Windows Mobile Applications are very popular with people who are on the move. They are fast gaining popularity because of the ease and convenience that they can provide Windows mobile users. Surveys have come up with the top 10 Windows Mobile Applications.

1. Facebook

Can you believe that this most popular social networking site online is now available as an application in your mobile phones? From your phone, you can now post updates and connect with your FB friends wherever you are.

2. Skype

This is the most ideal application for chatting services to a phone, a computer or to another Skype user. It is free to use from a Skype to Skype no matter how many hours you spend.

3. YouTube

Most users like to watch videos and similar applications. YouTube is now displayed properly on Windows Mobile Applications, so you can watch the popular videos, viral videos right where you are.

4. Opera mini browser

This browser provides a user friendly interface which you can manipulate easily to bookmark or zoom in and out of the website. You can also surf and search as easily as you can when you are using a computer.

5. Google maps mobile

This is extremely useful for people who want to find places using their mobile applications. You can type the establishment you want to look for and you will be provided those that are nearest your location. The GPS can also help you find correct directions.

6. SRS WOW HD Audio

This provides a free application that you could use in adjusting audios to an effect that you want or prefer. Audios are enhanced and made clearer by this wonderful Windows feature.

7. DivX video player

This makes video playing run smoothly and without snags providing an excellent video watching experience. Unlike videos which stops and then reloads before playing, this video player plays superbly and clearly.

8. Active Sync

If you are often transferring files from a computer to your mobile, Active Sync will do it efficiently for you. You will not have any problem with your long emails and files. Using Active Print Professional, you can print from your files to a Windows compatible printer. This can be done through a wireless or cable connection. This is an important application if you travel a lot and want files downloaded and printed in a jiffy.

9. RSS Reader

You can access your favorite blogs and websites through the RSS or Really Simple Syndication feature. This can provide updates of your subscribed sites’ posts and articles. You can also receive the latest news from your online connections.

10. WMwifirouter

This makes all websites instantly accessible in your mobile phone. You can download them simultaneously and take advantage of the fast service delivered by this Windows Mobile Application. You no longer have to wait for several minutes before accessing sites.

These are the top 10 Windows Mobile Applications that you can use conveniently with your phones. Enjoy your phones with these applications.

About the author:

Chandhini owns a number of informative websites on various web solutions, such as podcast software for Windows and vpn software xp. You can literally find a complete guide on the about topics or even write to the author if you are in need of more information.

iPhone 4 – Delay Pointing Towards Cancellation

iPhone 4 – Delay Pointing Towards Cancellation
It’s been months and some of the apple fanboys haven’t bought an iPhone just because they want it in white, but there is no information about the white iPhone 4 yet.

Everyone is now in a dilemma that will it come or will it not? Most of the people have started believing that iPhone 5 will be out before the actual release of an iPhone 4 in white.

So, most of the people now believe that the white iPhone 4 will now be cancelled. There is no official news about white iPhone 4. If you’re waiting for a white iPhone 4, it is worth the wait, just pray that it comes out.

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Samsung PS50C7000 Plasma TV, Experience 3D at home

Samsung PS50C7000 Plasma TV, Experience 3D at home
If you want to see 3D images might you go to a theater, but not now. If you want to enjoy an experience to see the 3D image your home, you just see it in the samsung PS50C7000 Plasma TV. The latest innovation on the Samsung PS50C7000 Plasma HDTV improve the picture quality with a smooth movement, dark colors more intense, bright white, and rich color. By Clear Image reflection on the coating is much reduced image distortion. This new plasma experience also includes an ultra thin design and exclusive designs that match Samsung Touch ™ and beautify any room. Each frame is so smooth with no lag because we are placed in 12 subfields into every frame. That’s 600Hz motion subfield. Contours look more sternly, and walked over sharp text and juddering problems can eventually be eliminated.

Samsung PS50C7000 equipped with Full HD 1080p which has a detailed two-fold detail and twice the resolution of regular HDTV. This is the color that is displayed is breathtaking rich colors and detail are so vivid. And even correcting errors of standard definition content.

Controlling light, energy saving

Samsung HDTVs are equipped with a unique Eco Sensors measure the intensity of light in the room and automatically adjusts the brightness of the image on the screen. In a bright environment, the brightness of the image becomes brighter, and in a dim environment, the brightness is reduced. So, you’re not wasting energy on a bright screen when not needed. Enjoy the best pictures with a TV that is able to adapt to the environment.

If you want to insert a picture or video you need is a USB connection. Just connect and you can instantly play. It even works well for your music collection.

Specification for Samsung PS50C7000 Plasma TV :

Series Series 7
Display Real Black Filter Yes
Clear Image Panel Yes
Video Screen Size 50″ (127cm)
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1080 FHD Motion Yes
600Hz Subfield Motion Yes
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Mega DCR
Cinema Smooth Yes
Picture Engine 3D HyperReal Engine
Wide Color Enhancer Yes
Film Mode Yes
Motion Judder Canceller Yes
Number of colors(expressed) Natural True Color (18 bit)
100Hz Yes
Audio Dolby Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
SRS SRS TheaterSound
dts 2.0 + Digital Out Yes
Sound Output (RMS) 10W x 2
Speaker Type Down Firing
Woofer Yes
Feature Samsung 3D Yes
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) Yes
Auto Channel Search Yes
Auto Power Off Yes
Auto Volume Leveler Yes
BD Wise Yes
Caption (Subtitle) Yes
Clock & On/Off timer Yes
Allshare (Powerd by DLNA) Yes (Wireless)
FM Transmitter No
Game mode Yes
Internet@TV Yes
OSD language Local Languages
Picture-in-Picture Yes (1 Tuner PIP)
Sleep Timer Yes
USB Movie
WiFi Adaptor Support Yes
User Interface Single Emotion
Extended PVR Yes
Still Picture No
Digital Noise Filter Yes
Teletext (TTXT) Yes
Power Saving (Hot key) Yes
Screen Burn Protection Yes
Wireless Remote Control Yes
System DTV Reception (DVB-T/T2/C/S2) DVB-T
DTV Tuner Built-in Yes
MHP/ MHEG (version) No
Input & Output Audio Out L-R (Mini Jack) No
Component In (Y/Pb/Pr) 1
Composite In (AV) 1
Digital Audio Out (Optical) 1
DVI Audio In (Mini Jack) 1 (Common use for PC Audio In)
Ethernet (LAN) 1
Headphone 1
HDMI 4 (v1.4 with 3D, Audio Return Channel)
PC Audio In (Mini Jack) 1
PC In (D-sub) 1
RF In 1
FM Transmitter Out No
CI Slot No
Scart No
Design Slim Type Slim
Front Color Black
Light Effect (Deco) No
Stand Type Square
Swivel (left/right) Yes (20˚/20˚)
Power Eco Mark Planet First
Eco Sensor Yes
Power Supply AC100 – 240V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption (Max.) TBD
Power Consumption (IEC 62087 Edition 2) TBD
Power Consumption (Stand-by) <>

The State Department gets a Stylish Christmas!

I am a huge fan of David Stark. His creative work on events is absolutely amazing! I was quite surprised to see that the State Department dressed up quite stylish for the holidays and hired Mr. Stark, but I was not at all surprised to see how beautiful and chic he made it for Christmas! Enjoy the photos. See the rest at the WashingtonPost.Com.

Can I get the red and white striped carpet at our house? How about the gift box arch! LOVE!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Make the Most of Life Anywhere with Toshiba Folio 100

Make the Most of Life Anywhere with Toshiba Folio 100
With the introduction of FOLIO 100, Toshiba has made its way on the Android tablet market. Bearing an outward resemblance to Apple’s iPad, the most popular tablet device on the market today, the Folio weight 760 grams and its battery lasts seven hours when being used. Aside from the plethora of Android applications installed in FOLIO 100, it also features Opera Mobile Web browser, FBReader e-book reader software, Documents To Go productivity suite, and Fring for Video Chat. Other remarkable features of this tablet are Evernote for taking notes and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for running Flash apps.

The FOLIO 100 is also comfortable to hold and is very easy to use especially for basic tasks. It is equipped with Android 2.2, also known as Froyo. One thing that sets this tablet apart from mobile phones is the home button positioned in the gadget’s upper left screen. This feature provides the user with a full list of applications. You sure will love its 10.1-inch 4-finger multi-touch widescreen display matched with an 8GB solid-state drive and a keyboard. It derives its amazing performance from its NVIDIA TEgra 250 Mobile Processor.

If you want to have seamless experience across entertainment, mobile internet and social networking, the FOLIO 100 will help take the most of your life anywhere! It also has an instant-on 1.3M webcam which lets you share great moments with your loved ones in real time. If you’re interested in the said device, check out the list of Toshiba tablets at Amazon.