Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
S-Vision is a concept phone, specially designed by concentrating on business peoples, allowing to be carried out their presentations directly on its surface through projection. The extraordinary shape of this design phone holds sheer elegance and an exceptional format. S-Vision features an integrated LED Micro-beamer that helps projecting the presentations. This technology has already been introduced with some products available around but this phone is stimulating its functionality to the max. The projector activates by folding the side out of the mobile, therefore, the surface starts to adapt itself. The user can navigate easily through the screen by using the backward and forward keys.
Sony has announced the upcoming release of the VAIO NW series PC notebooks. The new VAIO NW series is only 1.2-inch thick, making it a direct competitor against thin laptops such as the Macbook Air.
The new VAIO NW series notebook computer features a quick web access button so you can get online without fully loading up your PC. It is also designed with unique tactile features such as a subtle textured surface applied across the cover and inside, and has an HDMI output for easy HD entertainment. Its environmental credentials are hard to miss with a one-touch “DISPLAY OFF” button and compliancy to the stringent ENERGY STAR 5.0 standard.
Gallery and more details after the break.
The basic Sony VAIO NW Series model will be powered by 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB DDR2 RAM, 400GB hard drive and ATI Radeon HD 4580 graphic card. It has a 15-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768, and a Blu-Ray drive and built-in WiFi. It is pretty good!
- Apple unveils latest updated iMacs, slightly cheaper prices too…
- Roundup of hottest gadgets from CES 2009 this week
- Review: Sony X Series Walkman NWZ-X1050
- Dell Adamo released, available for order worldwide
- Sony launches new BRAVIA Z5500 with eco-aware features
Sony VAIO NW series laptops will start at $800 for the above spec model. The upgraded model with a Blu-ray Disc drive costs just $80 more.
LG Chocolate was the best selling LG handset ever, selling over 21 million units worldwide. Now LG has plans to release the second generation LG Chocolate, which will be fully unveiled in August.Though the full spec isn’t available yet, there are a few details on the internet that gives us an idea about the features of this next very prestigous phone. The second generation LG chocolate will become the first of its kind with a 21:9 aspect ratio display. The model number will be BL-40, which features a 800 x 345 screen resolution, a 3-inches display, a 5-megapixel camera and HSDPA will be included, it looks likely to run LG’s S-Class UI.
Google has announced Chrome OS, an operating system that will give netbooks and full-size desktops alike with its well-known speediness. The OS will be compatible with x86, meaning Intel Atom and ARM Chips will be compatible.
With its main intention for use on netbooks and low cost portable PCs. The move is likely to sharpen the already intense competition between Google and Microsoft, whose Windows operating system controls the basic functions of the vast majority of personal computers.
While Google Chrome OS is aimed initially at netbooks, Google said it believed the software would be able to power full-fledged PCs. This adds a slight confusion to us as Google has already developed the Android open-source operating system that is used in some mobile phones and also netbooks by several manufacturers.
Multiple OEM manufacturers have already jumped onboard it seems, and are prepping a netbook Chrome OS marriage sometime in the second half of 2010. As our friends at ElectricPig have mentioned, Google has had enough of browser wars, they’re now attacking from the core - Windows OS is Microsoft’s home turf.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Measuring at 3.4″ x 2.1″ x 0.11″ this super slim data usb card with 4GB memory capacity is certainly the sort of gadget you would want if you don’t prefer to have a normal sized USB fingerdrive. Its credit card like thiness would allow you to pocket it into any slot in your wallet with ease. When you need to use it, simply flip it open and plug straight in.
The credit card size wallet USB drive is available in orange, red, blue, clear, and gray for $24.99 each.
Here are the full features…
- 4GB USB Flash Drive - durable, plastic, transparent blue card.
- Ultra-thin credit card size and thickness - Fits conveniently in your wallet.
- USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible
- Supports Windows, Mac, Linux
- Manufacturer Limited Lifetime Warranty
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Straight after the Easter long weekend, Nikon has now announced the recently much rumored D5000. With a 2.7-inch articulating display, the D5000 is equipped with a 12.3 megapixel DX-format sensor that maxes out at ISO 3200 with a 4fps burst rate, sports one-button Live View, and 720/24p movie mode. Other features include an 11-point AF system with 3D focus tracking and 19 scene modes. With a number of high end features, the price tag is pretty heavy as well, the D5000 will cost $849 with a 18-55 VR kit lens, or $729 for just the body - not surprisingly, this price tag is just under that of the Canon T1i.
Check out the full press release below…
NIKON’S D5000 DIGITAL SLR CAMERA EXPANDS POSSIBILITIES FOR PHOTO AND HD VIDEO CREATIVITY WITH D-MOVIE MODE, VARI-ANGLE LCD MONITOR AND 19 AUTOMATIC SCENE MODES
MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 14, 2009) – Nikon Inc. today introduced the new D5000, a digital SLR camera with a host of features and capabilities that deliver superior performance and image quality along with amazing versatility for photo enthusiasts and those new to digital SLR photography. Leveraging Nikon’s expertise and innovative technologies found in its pro-level D-SLRs, the 12.3-megapixel D5000 enables users to capture exceptionally stunning images and High Definition video with remarkable ease.
Whether consumers are progressing from a point-and-shoot digital camera or looking to upgrade their current digital SLR and elevate their photographic expression, the D5000 serves as an ideal solution. First time D-SLR photographers will appreciate logical and easy-to-use controls, while creative enthusiasts will appreciate the D5000’s robust combination of features, technologies and performance. The D5000 boasts a versatile 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor that encourages shooting with a fresh perspective, Nikon’s revolutionary D-Movie Mode and expanded automatic Scene Modes, delivering superior Nikon innovation in a compact, user-friendly design.
“The Nikon D5000 represents a cornerstone in Nikon’s D-SLR line, marrying simplicity and instructive features with superior technology and HD video, allowing the user’s ability and creativity to grow-with the camera,” said Edward Fasano, General Manager for marketing, SLR System Products at Nikon Inc. “While its easy-to-use design will attract first-time D-SLR photographers, the D5000’s rich feature set and high performance will also appeal immediately to more experienced enthusiasts. The D5000 is sure to inspire creativity and originality.”
Broadened Creativity and Adaptability
Photographers can easily compose stunning images on the Vari-angle LCD monitor that they can view in a normal position fitting securely within the camera back, or swung out to be rotated or tilted. The monitor can also be stowed with the LCD panel tucked against the camera back to protect the screen when not in use. This tremendous freedom of movement, along with four Live View autofocus shooting modes, affords users the opportunity to shoot from a multitude of imaginative angles. Easy one-button Live View activation now features Subject Tracking autofocus (AF), which automatically locks onto a moving subject. Even if the subject leaves the frame and returns, Subject Tracking AF maintains focus, making the D5000 ideal for capturing fast moving children and pets. In addition to Subject Tracking AF in Live View, the D5000 features Face Priority AF, which automatically detects up to five faces in a scene and focuses on the closest subject; Wide Area AF, which offers a large AF area for optimal hand-held shooting; and Normal Area AF, which provides pinpoint accuracy when shooting with a tripod.
The D5000’s D-Movie Mode allows users the exciting ability to record HD movie clips (1280 x 720) at a cinematic 24 frames per second with sound. Photographers will appreciate the quality produced whether creating vacation clips or intertwining still photographs and movies in a post-production creative montage. Additionally, the D5000 is compatible with a comprehensive assortment of AF-S NIKKOR interchangeable lenses to provide users with the ability to capture perspectives not possible with typical consumer video recording devices. When using any NIKKOR VR lens, D-Movie clips benefit from Nikon VR image stabilization, which automatically activates during recording to deliver added sharpness and image stability. VR image stabilization also extends the D5000’s performance in low-light situations. D-Movie clips are recorded onto an inserted SD or SDHC memory card and saved as Motion JPEG AVI files for easy editing with widely available video editing software.
Further bridging the gap between point-and-shoot cameras and more advanced D-SLRs are the D5000’s 19 automatic Scene Modes, which free users to capture beautiful images without having to manually adjust camera settings. With the broad range of automatic Scene Modes, including Sports, Portrait, Candlelight, Silhouette, Autumn Colors and more, D5000 is the perfect camera for anyone looking to make inspiring images in challenging photographic conditions.
The D5000 also incorporates a comprehensive set of in-camera editing features to make the most of captured images without the need of a computer. The D5000 also introduces several new Retouch features, including a Soft Filter effect, which applies a smooth appearance to faces or the entire image; Perspective Control, which helps correct distortions in perspective often encountered in photographs of architecture; and Color Outline, which creates monochrome outlines of objects in images by eliminating color and tonal gradations. The D5000 saves each of these edited images as a separate JPEG file, ensuring the original image is left unmodified. With Nikon’s exclusive Picture Control Settings, photographers can quickly select various image appearance profiles that include Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape settings. In addition, Picture Control provides the ability to create and store up to nine user-defined custom profiles to reflect each user’s personal preferences for hue, color saturation and image sharpening.
Extensive playback options allow users to review their photos in groups of four, nine, or 72 thumbnail images. Alternatively, users can select the Calendar View to easily group and select images by date. These playback features can be viewed either on the Vari-angle LCD or an HDTV with HDMI connectivity available via a dedicated HDMI port on the camera.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Check out some quick hands on photos of the new Sony Ericsson W995 or W995a which has recently launched worldwide as well as the UK.If you’ve been looking for an all round multimedia, music orientated phone equipped with WiFi, bluetooth and a good high resolution camera, the W995 does have a nice 8.1 megapixel camera with flash making it a strong alternative for anyone who doesn’t fancy being stuck with contracts like those of iPhones’.
Currently in the UK, you would be able to take out the Sony Ericsson W995 for free for around £35 a month on a contract length of 18 months with various providers such as O2, T-Mobile and Orange. More info here…
If you’re a serious gamer, you’ve probably been feeling slightly left out all these years without a phone that properly “clicked” with what you love the most. Now all that is about to change. The latest Sony Ericsson Aino has got everything you’ve been missing in a phone.
The Aino is a slider phone with a large three inch touch enabled display screen with 16 million colours. Running a modified version of Sony Ericsson’s phone OS, do not dare to mistaken the Aino with the likes of business orientated smartphones as it is exactly the opposite.
Running a feature familiar to PSP owners known as Remote play. The Aino has been equipped with the privelge to allow its user to connect to his / her PS3 from anywhere around the globe. With the Aino, all the content on your PS3 is at your fingertips.
Just came across a site and thought it was quite deserving of a quick mention. iPhone Theme maker, helps you create a custom theme for your iPhone in three simple steps, its free and pretty fun too. With a live preview on the left, you can see what the theme you’ve created will look like when applied before actually downloading it. Within the theme maker, you can change what you want to be displayed in three main areas, the wallpaper, dock and of course the status bar.Here’s a screenshot of what I’ve just created in under a minute’s time…
Samsung has officially launched the latest Omnia series lineup consisting of three new phones - Omnia II (Omnia 2), Omnia Pro and Omnia Lite.
Omnia II (I800) features a 3.7-WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with CMOS sensor and the TouchWiz 2.0, in addition to Windows Mobile 6.1. It has the same good audio and video codec support as on the Jet, A2DP Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and HSDPA. It size is measured in at approximately 118 x 60 x 11.9mm. The Omnia II is available with 2GB, 8GB or 16GB internal memory, all expandable with microSD card.
Next up is the Omnia Pro B7610 ( previously know as the Louvre), which is designed to be a work and play combo machine. It features a 5-megapixel CMOS camera, 3.5-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, an impressive 800 x 480 resolution while running on Windows Mobile 6.1. What makes it different from the other two new Omnia series phones is the slide-out QWERTY which I must say makes it my favourite as well. However, it only has 1GB of expandable storage.
This is a USB 4-port hub integrated with a solar charger, which will let you charge usb enabled devices. In addition to being a solar charger device, this 4-port USB hub also works via AC power.The USB solar charging hub comes with six mobile phone connector adapters allowing you to make the most of the natural energy source that you’ve got this summer!
Are you the type of computer user who doesn’t really get up to much typing and instead use your computer mainly for entertainment purposes? If that is you, then you might be interested in this new wireless keyboard by Cideko that’s aimed at the so-called media keyboards niche.
While there isn’t yet any official info with regards to specs or pricing, it looks from the pictures a rather small keyboard set. What’s special is that the new Cideko wireless media keyboard also sports a mouse that you can operate in mid air, Cideko are quite good at making odd things happen.
Kvant is a concept motorbike that will enhance the mobility in the snow climate as well as boost the winter sports experience for adventure enthusiasts. This bike is the result of a combination between a motorcycle and a snowmobile that will offer useful help during the snowy weather when people can’t use any other vehicle for transportation purpose. It features mono curving ski to offer supreme curve handling and efficient curve belt drive that provides improved maneuverability. It may seem quite uncomfortable to sit on the bike during the first look but actually a rider will be able to sit on the bike easily on the saddle while grabbing the handles.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
San Francisco designer Yves Béhar of fuseproject has unveiled Mission One, the world’s fastest electric production motorcycle. Designed for Mission Motors, the bike was unveiled at the TED 2009 conference at Long Beach, California, today.The bike has a top speed of 150 MPH and an estimated range of 150 miles.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Say hello to the all new Samsung Armani M7500 Night Effect, at night is where this phone shines and we really do mean shines thanks to the stunning LED lights on the sides. The Samsung Armani M7500 Night Effect phone features HSDPA, and quad-band GSM support, 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, stereo Bluetooth, 2.2-inch OLED display, brushed-metal casing, microSD card slot and FM radio, plus is only 12mm thin.
We present this most bijou beauty to you clad with elegance in 24k Gold.
Exclusive to Continental Mobiles.
Network Tri Band
Dimension 110x49x14.5 mm.
Display QVGA 2.2” 262K Colors
Display size 240x320
External memory Micro SD Card
Battery Type Li-ion 1000 mAh
Talk time up to 3.5 hr.*
Standby time up to 300 hr.*
Year Availability 2008
Camera VGA 300,000 Pixels
FM Radio Yes
Java Application Yes
MP3 Player Yes
Video Records Yes
MP3 Ringtones Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Type Thai Language Yes
Thai Menu Yes
Bluetooth (Voice/Data/A2DP) Yes
Others - TV Tuner
- Dual Loud Speaker
- Motion Sensor
Thursday, May 28, 2009
At first look, the 10.1-megapixel T500 is virtually identical to the T700, but has a lower resolution screen (230k pixels compared to the 700's 921k screen). It can, however, record HD video (1280-by-720 at 30 frames per second) in MPEG4, AVC, and H.264 formats. Not only that, but optical zoom is enabled during recording (a rare feature), and you can even take up to three still shots without interrupting the video capture (also rare).
The T500 has a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 33-165mm lens (35mm equivalent), and, as we're seeing more and more in this category, a 5X optical zoom, up from the 3X zoom usually present in point and shoots. You can view HD slideshows with music on its wide 3.5-inch transflective LCD touch screen. Other features include face detection, optical image stabilization, in-camera editing, and a macro mode.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500 will be available in late September for $399 (list)
Monday, May 25, 2009
Eclipse intuit concept phone is an exploration into the future of mobile phones. Looking at the possibilities of more intuitive interfaces where users and the device are more effectively in-sync with each other. In addition, exploring green alternatives in powering at the phone moving away from conventional battery powered methods.
Intuit features dual interactive interfaces to cater for different applications. The UI adjust itself depending on the usage mode-whether phone, camera or internet mode. The device is also energy efficient charging via solar power, ensuring it will never die out while in use.
The concept car design by Coventry University design student Da Feng is something that is far more than just a fragment of imagination. Made from carbon fiber frame, GYM as this concept car is called as a single seat concept car. This concept car is designed by being inspired by a gym as the car is more like a mini gymnasium. The adjustable seat and pedal are placed in a manner that the usage of the same makes the driver feel as if he is in a gym. So if you missed your morning exercise routine, then do it on the way to your office!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
The new two-seater NASA concept car is surely an eye catcher not just for its unique and innovative design but also in its ability to spin 360 degree at the same spot. This beauty has been designed by Czech designer students Marek Kedzierski and Michal Vlèek and has no doors! The upper portion of the car just lifts up as we have in the cockpit, even the seats are placed in the same manner, and quite innovative must say! The upper portion also closed very slowly over the passengers and exactly fits around the neck and head restraints. So get set take it out for a spin quite literally with Nasa car concept!
With the cell phone companies vying up to attract new customers, on these lines comes what the designer call as the egg phone. The instrument is shaped in elliptical shape and looks more like an egg. It is a touch screen device with all the regular features like MP3 player, camera etc which all have been synonymous with all high end phones these days. A USB port is available for charging or transferring data. It is available in attractive colors and will surely grasp the attention of all the youngsters, well not just youngsters, even elderly people might love this cell phone because of its big numbers, easy for the eyes. Now, one can say that this is one egg that you really can’t eat!
Peter Zsolt Koren does have a target when his concept cell phone will meet reality, and I guess 2014 isn’t too far away to get our hands to hold Koren’s Flash cell phone concept. Touchscreen, sleek and slim design, camera, wireless charging, also completed with interactive projectors. The phone projects interfaces on any surface and can detect finger gestures, you’ll never get bored with Flash cell phone. Did I mention that this phone also won the second place of “Hello Future 2014 mobile phone design competition”?
E-paper makes a flexible display that consumes power only when updated. The design is inspired by a regular tourist map where you get good overview, good level of detail, and quick access combined with the advantages of GPS navigation. Store your images from your digital camera on the internal drive and sync them to the GPS log. Now you can see exactly where your photos were taken. Share this information directly by using WiFi or piggyback your phone with Bluetooth.
The cell phone market over the years has turned out to be a segment with the least shelf life, thereby a constant process for manufacturers to come up with new models. Today cell phone is not just an instrument to make and receive calls but far beyond that. The new walkman phone Premiere 3 by KDDI for Sony Ericsson, slated for spring release is a powerhouse so to say. It features a 3″ VGA screen, auto focus camera, and a memory of 2GB and weighing a meager 113gms, and quite compact in size. The colors are quite vibrant and with video in demand feature and also remote control for walkman, it sure is a model to look out for. There’s no info on pricing yet.
There are two good options for long range wireless antennas with some minor differences between the two. This isn’t a sponsored review, I just like and find these two antennas personally very useful.
* alfa300Alfa AWUS036EH (300mW) about $40 - About the size of a USB memory stick, this little antenna plugs into your USB drive and works with most Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. The Alfa AWUS036EH provides about 300mW of power (about 2.5 times that of most Intel Windows laptops).
o I never travel without my Alfa AWUS036EH. It doesn’t look fancy or expensive and probably won’t draw anyone’s attention.
* Alfa AWUS036 (500mW) about $60 - Aside from the extended range (almost 2 times) over the Alfa AWUS036EH, the Alfa 500mW doesn’t plug right into your USB drive (but an included cable). It’s a big bulkier and might be more interesting for a pickpocket in my opinion.
The Second Solar Spaceship, designed by Different Futures, placed in the German city of Boblingen is the most elaborate children’s toy. The spaceship as the name suggest is the replica of any regular spaceship minus the ability to fly. This three level toy is interactive spaceship also has a 3-D cinema, a laboratory and even an alien breeding ground! The concept has jet engines and the circular docking pods are used for connecting to orbiting stations. This toy is a nice means of educating the kids as to how a real space ship works so that they are more knowledgeable.
BMW Group Designworks USA introduces the PC tower architecture concept by their latest gaming computer. The PC tower concept “Level 10” is a combination of functionalizing and philosophizing beyond the eye-catching factor just like most of the other Designworks project. The design team was inspired for this approach from the computer industry and has made this machine with futuristic game components, virtual townscapes and expressiveness. Each world-class component featured by this design is enclosed with its own shielding case, rendering it as an integral element of the design and guaranteeing transportability and interchangeability. Moreover, the concept contains the best possible cooling mechanism which is also very important for the hardcore gaming machines.
Chi Shing Lo, a student at the UK’s De Montfort University recently won the annual D&AD Student Awards for the new mobile phone handset designed for Orange. This win is his second major competition this year. The D&AD Student Awards of course showcases the best emerging design and advertising talent from colleges and universities around the globe. The handset design includes a simple ‘hole’ which doubles up as a view finder when used as a camera, a charging point which uses inductive charging technology, and also for transferring data. It also has a mirror surrounding which enables the users to take their own picture.
The collapsible bicycle concept designed by Blair Hasty was primarily designed as a vehicle for daily transport usage. Featured in the 2004 International Bicycle Design Competition in Taiwan the concept has the pedals shifted to behind the driver so the overall weight transfers from the lower back to forearms and pelvic bone and the posture while the rider is prostrate while riding the bike. The designer has utilized the space by placing a large bag at the creating a thus creating storage space for the rider. Also to add on it is collapsible and the bag comes handy then. So no need to look for parking space, take it straight to your workstation, plus it is healthier for your body by using bicycle for daily activities.
From the designer :
This project started for me in the broad category of personal transportation. Having seen numerous recreational products win previous design competitions, I resolved to develop a product that would not only be ecologically friendly but also offer health benefits to travelers. After some strong consideration it occurred to me that the large majority of unhealthy, polluters in our society were the millions of people sitting in their cars going to and from work every day. Perhaps many of them would like to commute via man-powered vehicle but simply haven’t found the right solution. I immediately set out to try and found what problems people had with the existing products.
It began by keeping the product parameters in as general a terms as possible so as not to limit myself creatively. I then commenced with the researching of existing bicycle commuters to try and understand what they liked and disliked about it. From there I went on to conduct some local surveying of non-bikers. In doing this I learned of several key problems that could be solved through better design. These concerns included lack of storage capacity, poor positioning, and size and bulk of the conveyance. I feel that after hundreds of hours of thought and months of hard work that my proposed solution resolves these issues
I began my design by solving the problem of user posturing. In traditional bike designs the rider’s feet are underneath them causing their torso to hunch forward in order to reach the handles. This results in unnecessary strain on the lower back, arms, and buttocks, not to mention poor aerodynamics. As illustrated I resolved these issues by moving the position of the pedals behind the rider and moving some of the pressure of their body weight onto the front of the hip bones, using a broad front section of the seat and onto their forearms with supports protruding from the handles. The new riding position helped solve the storage problem by freeing up plenty of useable space beneath the rider. In this newly acquired gap I decided to suspend a large bag for cargo. And as for the storage of the bicycle, after the destination has been reached and the cargo contained within the bag has been removed, it can be expanded and the bike can be folded and placed inside.
Laundry handling is always a tiresome job especially for those who are living in an apartment where making room for dirty laundry is quite hard. The main goal of this project is to offer a structured design of a complete solution that facilitates the user to efficiently handle their laundry. This product has wheels that enable the user to place it anywhere they want and can use it as a sitting place too. There is a bag inside made of bamboo textile with an antibacterial effect and can hold five kilos of dirty laundry. Active carbon of the inner textile prevents probable unwanted odors from spreading out and the ventilation holes let air to flow out and in.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The device has a 3 inch touch screen with what Samsung dubs EmoTure, short for Emotional Gesture. It recognizes tapping, flicking, dragging etc, however what makes it truly unique is its Hepatic Feedback system, which actually makes the device vibrate on each touch, giving another dimension to interaction. It has a sleek brushed aluminum body available in silver or black, with no protrusions on the sides, all interaction are via the touch screen.
The device has volume control and power buttons on the top, along with a mono speaker to listen to music without headphones. The charging cum connectivity port is on the bottom, along with the mic and headphone ports.
It features an improved customizable interface, laid out in pages which you can flip through. You can move icons and widgets on a page by dragging them, and can also move them to a new or different page. Adding and removing widgets is as simple as dragging and dropping them onto a tray on the bottom of the screen!
The media player also supports a wide array of formats, in audio it supports MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, AAC, and FLAC, and in video: WMV, H264, and MPEG. Additionally it also supports flash files, and JPEG, Bitmap, and PNG image files. In fact it can even display and read out text files.
Manufactured by the IDLDPL (India Digital Life Style Distributors Pvt. Ltd.) this sleek back colored media player offers support for a wide variety of formats and a large 3inch LCD screen. The package also includes a manual, USB connectivity cables, an installation CD, and headphones, although the device has an inbuilt speaker at the back.
This portable media player although lacking in storage capacity, makes up for in features. With support for MP3, WMA, FLAC, AAC, APE, RM, RMVB, JPEG and BMP etc., and also FM Radio you can be sure that it can play almost any audio format you use. You can also record from the FM Radio, or use the inbuilt mic to record your voice. It also has basic eBook support as it can read text files.
It offers a simple an uncomplicated navigation interface using multifunctional buttons on the device. It also comes with four games included, Battleplane, Snake, Tetris, and Slide. Besides which you also have a calendar and a stopwatch application. The music player application supports equalizer settings, and comes with a set of presets, and the option to create one of your own using a five band graphic equalizer.
The Li-Polymer battery offers a pretty impressive playback time of up to 16 hours for audio content, and up to 6 hours for videos. The storage capacity of 2GB can also be expanded via the included SD card port which supports cards of up to 4GB capacity. The media player uses the USB 2.0 interface, and thus file transfers are quite fast.
Overall this is a good choice for a low investment media player, where storage capacity isn’t as important as wide media support.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Do you know the amount of CO2 that your computer generates during its production? Check out this new and unique “O Project” for sustainable computers, designed by Luis Luna. This project is encouraged by the oxygen and the whole cycle of photosynthesis. It decreases a tiny amount of CO2 generated by your computer and can be used lifelong until they become completely waste. This stylish CPU is designed by keeping mind the Green Life Style by having a decorative piece to remove the plentiful visual noise that usual PC’s create. So, you will surely like to have this Plant based CPU on your computer table to have a fresh look.
“O” is the project inspired by the oxygen and the whole cycle of photosynthesis, trying to contribute and reduce a tiny amount of CO2 that computers generate during their production and life use until they become waste. The main idea of this project is to design a CPU that is more concerned about “green thinking’ and ‘life style’ by having a decorative piece to eliminate the abundant visual noise that regular pc’s create.
It has a biodegradable skin composed of polymers based on cornstarch and bamboo. Its components can be returned to the producer to be re-utilized or recycled if you don’t want it as a flower pot or accessorize in your home.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
—– Update —–It’s here now with the price $800, phew…more expensive than iPhone.
The Nokia 888 design is aimed to show case the activity prone life of youngsters thus it can adjust to the moment and function used. Technology used is that of liquid battery, speech recognition with flexible touch screen and touch sensitive body cover which lets the same understand and accordingly to the environment. It’s easy to carry as it can be bent and rolled and put into the cloth like a clip if not carry it around the wrist or as a usual phone. So this is one instrument that is form fitted for the youngsters.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Due to the fact that there is no atmosphere on the lunar surface, it means that rockets landing and taking off from the lunar surface will blast lunar grit outwards and away from the landing/launch pad. The outpost's crew quarters and laboratories need to be in close proximity to the landing site, which means a solution needs to be found so these are not sandblasted everytime a rocket lands or takes off.
Researchers from Astrobotic Technology Inc and Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have analyzed two possible solutions:
As could be imagined, the first possible solution is to create a hard-surface landing pad which would prevent loose grit from being blasted away from the site.
The second possible scenario would involve building a berm 8.5 feet high within a 160 foot semi-circle. This would require approximately 2.6 million pounds of lunar surface dirt to be moved or excavated. In order to do this, a new, small type of lunar robot weighing 330 pounds (under contract from NASA's Lunar Surface Systems group), may be used to move the dirt to prepare the landing site. It is estimated that two of these robots would be needed to complete the task in less than six months.
To create a hard-surface landing pad, researchers demonstrated how small robots could gather rocks to construct a suitable landing pad. Robotic scouting missions will need to analyze the soil to ascertain if the right size rocks and gravel could be found on the lunar surface to construct the landing pad. Astrobotic's first lunar robot has already reportedly been undergoing field tests for months.