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Monday, March 28, 2011

Video: iPad 2 Real Racing HD in proper 1080p

Firemint’s new game Real racing HD for the iPad 2 is one of the first games for the Apple iPad 2 to come in 1080P without having to do any up scaling when plugged into your HD television using HDMI cables.
The iPad 2 goes out at a 1024×768 resolution for the screen, the mirrored video on your HDTV would be the same resolution which means you would have black bars on the left and right side of the screen like a frame.

Real Racing HD can run full screen at 1920×1080 when attached to an external display without the frame around the edges on your TV, Firemint came up with this and gives credit to Apple’s amazing graphics card inside. This game shows how great iOS devices can be for gaming, and worth while to own. Below is an attached video that you can watch to see the game play a bit, in split screen.


LG Thrill 4G – the AT&T branded LG Optimus 3D announced

LG Thrill 4G is basically an AT&T branded LG Optimus 3D. It has a four-inch touch screen display and you can view 3D contents without wearing any 3D glasses. It works just like an Nintendo 3DS.
The LG Thrill 4G is powered by a dual-core 1 GHz processor and runs on Android 2.2 Froyo (it will get gingerbread soon). It boasts dual five megapixel cameras which allows you to view 3D content and record 3D video in 720p. The 3D effect can of course be turned off if you’d prefer staying 2D land.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Samsung laptop boasts a 14-inch see-through LCD display

Samsung has unveiled a new notebook equipped with a transparent display. Yes! A transparent display. You must be wondering, why someone would need it. Well, it lets you see what’s behind the laptop screen, or lets you be aware while your boss is approaching. That’s my interpretation of its needs at least.

This new transparent display notebook from Samsung comes with a 14-inch transparent LCD display, which was shown off at FPD China 2011 this year. This 14 inch display notebook has a resolution of 1680 x 1080 pixels. There is also a white LED unit installed on each of the four corners of the display. The great news is that Samsung’s transparent display technology will be rolled out to other upcoming laptops later this year too.
Do you all think, this will be a hit. Well, not probably, because, it has only one new feature and thats a transparent Display and nothing new spec wise. In this rapidly evolving tech world, Samsung should have come up with a lot more than only this.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Turn your iPad 2 into a fridge magnet

With the launch of the new iPad 2, Apple has also presented a protective cover called Smart Cover which works with the help of a set of magnets that stick onto the new iPad. Besides it’s main function to protect the surface of the new iPad, users have found that it can also be used in other ways. One of them is making your iPad a fridge magnet, though I wouldn’t recommend that you try it with your iPad 2 as you never know what might happen.
From users that have tried it, it looks like the iPad feels secure on the fridge without the risk of falling off. So now with this new technique and the help of the Smart Cover you can cook while watching your favorite cooking show on the internet, or just Facetime with your friends while you’re having a pizza

Friday, March 18, 2011

LG G-Slate given a video preview by LGgirl

TheOfficialLGgirl, the girl who was chosen recently to shoot an advertisement for LG’s upcoming Tablet – G Slate on T Mobile, was given a G Slate for her after the shoot. She has used this cool gadget and now she is out with a video of her experience with the LG Slate along with the gadget in the video.

Nobody knows, if it was a sponsored or paid commercial from LG or her real experience, but she’s done a great job attaining the attentions of many. The video showed off everything that the new Android tablet can do. It included surfing the web, shooting 3D content with its stereoscopic rear cameras (also capable of shooting 1080p if you don’t fancy 3D) etc. The Android 3.0 HoneyComb tab runs on a dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and is capable of showing 3D content (of course 3D glasses needed) and output onto any big screen through its HDMI port.
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Google enables site blocking for its users

Not a while ago, Google released a Chrome extension that allows its users to block certain sites from showing up on their search results. This was a great extension, but now, Google has decided to add a blocking feature without any additional extension needed to all of its users.

This extension works great, but it was limited only to Chrome users, therefore, Google decided to add support for all users using their service, no matter what browser they are using. Now in order to block useless sites from your search results you don’t need Chrome browser or any apps. You just need to find a site that you wish to block in your search results and click the ‘Block all’, and you’ll never see that site in your results again.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – officially announced

Motorola Xoom, to which the majority of professionals reports when it comes to all things Honeycomb related, has now a fierce rival – Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Weighing less than 600g, the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Samsung has a 10.1 inch display, dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and of course, Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS.

Latest ViewSonic ViewPad 10, a dual-booting Windows 7 / Android tablet 1.6

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 is a tablet with two operating systems, Windows 7 and Android 1.6, organised in a dual-boot configuration on an Intel x86 processor platform.
Under its pretty design is hidden an Intel Atom N455 at 1.66GHz, single-core model with HyperThreading Technology, 2GB RAM and a 16GB SSD for hosting the two operating systems.

Fortunately, the limited capacity of internal memory can be extended only with microSD memory card slot, or resorting to external storage devices connected via USB 2.0. On the media side we have a mini-HDMI connector, a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a 1.3 MP webcam for video conferencing applications.

BenQ R100 Android tab

Finally BenQ has launched Android tab – R100 in China. In terms of technical specifications, the BenQ R100 has a 10.1-inch LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and is based on a 833MHz ARM processor.

While it may not be the lightest at 720g, the relatively slim 244 mm x 191 mm x 15 mm BenQ R100 includes an internal storage 8 GB with SD slot that supports cards up to 16GB, mini-USB port and mini-HDMI jack and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connection, Bluetooth respectively.

icrosoft releases Internet Explorer 9

As promised, Microsoft has released the latest version of its popular browser, Internet Explorer 9, so after a long time, the final version of Internet Explorer 9 is finally here.

Folks from Microsoft are proud of their latest update to IE, and according to them, Internet Explorer 9 has a lot to offer when it comes to graphics handling, security and privacy features.
For the first time, Internet Explorer is ready to compete with other major browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera. Microsoft is especially proud of tools that keep Internet Explorer 9 users from being tracked as they go through various web pages. With this feature, firms won’t be able to present ads to surfers according to their surfing habits. Besides that, we’ll see improved security and impressive visual effects thanks to its built-in acceleration that utilizes both CPU and GPU.

Friday, March 11, 2011

iPad 2

Engadget has got their hands on the new iPad 2 which was unveiled officially by Apple at a press event today.
iPad 2 now comes with a new design, A5 dual core processor, two cameras: front and back for video calls, gyroscope and a lot more etc.

Nokia X1-00 – a budget phone for music lovers

Nokia X1-00 is a phone with multimedia features designed for the developing markets. Despite a lower trading price of 34 euros, the Nokia X1-00 manages to provide a TFT color screen with 128 x 160 pixel resolution, three dedicated buttons for media player and an oversized external speaker.

For those of us who prefer to listen to music on headphones while traveling, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack and a handsfree set. The features continue with a stereo FM radio, support for Bluetooth connectivity and microSD memory card slot that supports up to 16GB capacity. The Nokia X1-00 measures 112.2 x 47.3 x 16 mm, weighs 91 grams and is available in versions with shades of orange, blue or gray.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

SNAK Keyboard for Facebook Geeks

Facebook has become the largest social network giant of the world. With every passing day, Facebook users are increasing at an exponential rate. With this increasing pace, there needs to be ways that makes access to Facebook easier. Such resources (either softwares, apps or hardware) are always welcomed by the millions of users.

This new keyboard has been made to make life much easier for the average Facebook user. Social Keyboards has just released the Social Network Access Keyboard (SNAK). It is just like a regular USB keyboard, except that it packs an extra 19 hotkeys for you to instantly access all the different features of Facebook. You just need to install a software on your PC that comes with it to make it work with Facebook and there you go, very simple.

Nokia E6-00 leaked – the first unofficial images

The images  and specs of the unannounced Nokia E6-00 have been leaked. It appears to be an updated version of the Nokia E71. The E6-00′s launch at the Mobile World Congress 2011 is set to overshadow a number of other Nokia launches, including the X7-00 and the N9.

From the little information that could be extracted at that moment I could only conclude that we are dealing with an 8 MP camera  with dual LED flash, front-facing videocall camera and runs Symbian^3.
The first unofficial image with Nokia E6-00 are not as we expected the phone to be. Instead of a generously sized touch screen we have a smaller version, which leaves room for a QWERTY-style keyboard found on the E71 and E72 models. It’s hard to say if the resolution is really the VGA previously announced, but the screen size and format does not exclude this possibility.

Motorola Xoom tablet

Motorola Xoom (sim free) is now ready  Moto-fans among us will know that this tablet has been much anticipated, the materials used (aluminum casing) by Motorola give it a brilliant solid touch.

Motorola Xoom has a dual-core processor, the most powerful in this segment, front and rear cameras for video, photos and HD video recording. The tablet is equipped with stereo speakers, a claimed battery with a lifespan of 10 hours and an HDMI port.
For those more into the technical bits, specifications are on top and many users think that Motorola Xoom is the first tablet with Android that can compete with iPad and even iPad 2. It has a 1 Ghz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB RAM, 32GB storage space, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 3G (upgradeable to 4G LTE in the US), Bluetooth, GPS, cameras (2MP in the front and 5 MP rear), accelerometer and light sensor. Motorola Xoom boasts a 10.1-inch screen which displays images at a stunning resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Apple reveals iPad 2

As you know, iPad made a huge success when it was released, and now we’re more than happy to announce that Apple has revealed its successor, the iPad 2, soon to be available later this month worldwide in both black and white.

So what advantages will iPad2 have over its predecessor? First thing that you’ll notice is that the iPad 2 is 33% thinner and 15% lighter than its predecessor. As for performance, iPad 2 will use a dual core Apple A5 processor so it’s two times faster than the older model.\

Facebook gets video chat support thanks to the SocialEyes

If you like chatting on Facebook, you’ll be happy to hear that you’ll be able to video chat on Facebook using SocialEyes.

Thanks to the SocialEyes, Facebook users will get the chance to experience this two-way video service. In addition, SocialEyes will allow multiple chat participants at the same time. As for multivideo chat, it can support up to nine participants. Although video chat is available on all sorts of other websites, it will be much more fun to be about to use it on Facebook

Friday, March 4, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Player 50

What makes the Samsung Galaxy Player 50 especially appealing amongst the mist of a world of portable media players or handheld devices is that its been embroidered with the Samsung Galaxy badge – which many of you will know about due to the success of its distant cousin, the Samsung Galaxy S Android phone. While its second ‘attraction’ will no doubt be the fact that its runs on Android, a relatively cheaper alternative to Apple’s iOS if having apps is what you’re after.

Starting with its looks. The Galaxy Player 50 comes only in white, similar to the iPod Touch, its main hard key is a center key which acts as the ‘Home’ button. There are volume keys and power on/off buttons on either side of the device. All of these including the body of the Galaxy Player 50 itself feel plastic and dare I say cheap. Though its lightweight, its not the sort that feels sturdy and rugged, I would not have the confidence to let this drop onto my office floor and let alone put it through a stress test.
As you can see in the side view, it is not a thin device at all, 11.08 mm to be exact. The good thing about the Galaxy Player 50 is that its an Android device, which means mini-USB port, removable battery, and upgradable external memory in the form of a microSD (up to 32GB).