May 31, 2008

iRiver Spinn

iriver’s Spinn is a very nice looking portable multimedia player (PMP). The fact that it has analog controls is, for some reason, very tempting. The digital portion is brought to you by Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) display technology. The 3.2″ AMOLED screen and OLED screens look beautiful. The model will still be coming in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities and with DAB radio in the UK, as well as Bluetooth. It'll also support Adobe Flash video and comes with a 3D acceleration chip.

The MP3, OGG, WMA, MPEG-4 simple profile and WMV media formats are confirmed as being supported, but we can now tell you battery life is rated at a fairly average 25 hours for audio, five hours for video and four hours of digital radio listening.

Mini LED Projector : MP100 and MP101 from Honlai Technology

Honlai Technology’s QingBar MP100 is a very small front projector that sports some very high-end technologies. It uses a LCoS technology which provides very good pictures and is often rated as better than DLP for reproducing more lifelike (smoother) images. A LED light source is used for the MP100 and that should make it pretty durable and allow the unit to sip power instead of gulping it. The LED lifetime is rated at 20,000 hours, a huge improvement over regular bulbs.

Honlai also has the QingBar MP101 that has connectors for Apple’s iPod and iPhone allowing you to carry all your video files and then have the ability to project them. Just clip your iPod or iPhone on top of the MP101 and you’re ready to go.

Source: Honlai via DigiTimes

May 27, 2008

Fix the damages in your pictures without any cost

FixUpMyPic is a web 2.0 tool that allows users to upload ordinary pics and have them “fixed”. These pics are then sent back to the user, where they can be shared on any popular social network, personal blog or web site. This whole process is 100% free, and no registration is required. Since this is in beta stage, so there may be some quirks.

The FixUpMyPic process is very simple. Guests navigate to the upload page, they enter an email address and how they want their pic fixed, and after they upload, a FixUpMyPic professional artist will obey the user’s customization order and then email the photo back to them.

Why don't you give your picture a try? FixUpMyPic

Store your personal possessions locked

You might have to send some confidential information through online, also you would think of saving your bank codes and other secret account details in web so that it can be accessed anywhere. Here comes the question "Do you think web is a place where you can store the secret details?". I would say yes, unless until they are encrypted. How would you encrypt the details? Here is the place where the details that you store gets encrypted automatically.

iLocker is a compartment for storing personal possessions; usually secure or locked. iLocker allows you to create a locker containing whatever text you want.

The text you enter is encrypted using your password and a highly secure encryption method. Your password isn't stored either, so even we can't read your locker.

Instantly Start a Video Chat With 2 of Your Friends is a place where you can have a video chat with 2 persons simultaneously. Just create your name inside this site and send that link to your friends to get them connected. Once they enter the site using the link that you have sent, you can start chatting with video and audio. To use these you must have your webcam and headphones activated. This is the best place to have chat with your friends.

May 24, 2008

SanDisk Mobile Ultra

SanDisk recently announced the availability of SanDisk Mobile Ultra, microSD, microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) flash mobile memory cards, which are available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities.

The SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSD 2GB has a MSRP of US$34.99. The 4GB and 8GB versions are US$59.99 and US$119.99, respectively. The SanDisk Mobile Ultra Memory Stick Micro M2 2GB has a suggested MSRP of US$39.99, and the 4GB and 8GB versions are priced at US$69.99 and US$129.99, respectively.

May 21, 2008

Non-rectangular LCD

NEC LCD Technologies has announced a manufacturing technology that enables more flexible design of TFT LCD panels.

The prototype design, a 'heart-shaped,' LTPS color TFT LCD module formed using two half-circular arcs and two straight lines, has a display width of 4cm, height of 3.6cm and pixel pitch of 174 micrometers (146 pixels per inch). It is being displayed at SID 2008.

Buffalo MiniStation

Buffalo, a Japan-based vendor of computer peripherals and broadband equipment, recently announced the launch of its MiniStation HD-PFU2 2.5-inch external hard disk drive (HDD), in Taiwan.

The HD-PFU2 is available in capacities of 160GB, 250GB, 320GB and 500GB, with respective recommended retail prices of NT$2,980 (US$97), NT$3,880, NT$4,980 and NT$9,490, Buffalo Technology indicated.

May 16, 2008

Surface Mount GPS Receiver from Trimble Navigation

Trimble has announced a very small surface mount GPS receiver. The Copernicus II GPs receiver is a thumb nail size surface mount module with high sensitivity.

Trimble says it has significant feature enhancements form its predecessor including improved signal tracking for poor signal environments and a high-sensitivity stationary timing mode. The GPS module is complete and can provide position, velocity and time data.

The Copernicus II is a 12-channel GPS receiver and measures 19mm x 19mm x 2,5mm in size. Trimble says that the GPS receiver is designed to be easily integrated into products. The receiver is expected to be available in Q3 2008.

Trimble Data Recorder 5700 GPS Transmitter costs $54.95.

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May 13, 2008

TravelSound Speakers for Creative MP3 Players

Boost your music with the TravelSound ZEN Stone portable speaker. This palm-sized one-piece high performance speaker lets you share music stored in your ZEN Stone or ZEN Stone Plus MP3 players instantly. Hear your music in greater clarity with the high-quality microdrivers ingeniously built into its aesthetic design. For mobile party goers, the TravelSound ZEN Stone boasts amazing playback stamina of up to 21 hrs on 2 AAA batteries! With the retractable stand, just prop it up on any flat surface and tune into beautiful music anytime, anywhere.

Vado Pocket Video Cam from Creative

Creative has announced a new video camera today Vado Pocket Video Cam. The Vado camera is small at 3.9” H x 2.2” W x 0.6” D and weighs 84g with the battery. The battery is good for 130 minutes of recording and the camera has 2GB of internal storage. At the highest quality the 2GB storage will record 60 minutes of video and at the lower resolution 120 minutes of video can be recorded.

The video resolution is 640 x 480 max and the camera can record in low light with 3.8 lux sensitivity. The camera has a 2-inch LCD screen for watching what you record and features a 2x digital zoom. The recording format is MPEG-4 AVI at 30 fps for full motion video. The price for the Vado in either pink or silver is $99.99.

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May 11, 2008

Send your name to space

Would you like to send your name into space? Submit your name using the form below and it will be stored on a DVD and rocketed into space on board the Kepler spacecraft.

Kepler is NASA's first mission capable of detecting Earth-size and smaller planets in the habitable zone of solar-like stars. The spacecraft is planned to be launched from Kennedy Space Center in February 2009. The spacecraft will be launched into orbit around the Sun, not the Earth, with an orbital period of 372 days. The spacecraft will slowly drift away from the Earth, such that in about 25 years it will be half an Earth orbit away, 300 million kilometers distant from the Earth, passing behind the Sun as viewed from Earth.

When you submit your name, you may also chose to provide a message of 500 words or less of why you think the mission is important. A copy of the DVD with all of the names and messages will be given to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.

Last date to submit your name is November 1, 2008.


Check the problem is with the website or your computer while you browse

Sometimes when you browse pages may not download properly or may hang. You might wonder there is a problem with the website you browse or problem with your computer. To solve this problem here is a place where you can pass the website address and check whether the problem is with your website of your computer. Give the website address here and this site will let you know the result of where the problem is.

Share your screen shots is a community for designers to share screenshots of interesting and beautiful design. It allows you to upload UNLIMITED screenshots to your account.
Upload gif, jpg and png files. Use the website form or the Mac OSX Dashboard Widget. # Tag your screenshots for easy retrieval and viewing and save Favorites to quickly find the best.


May 10, 2008

Windows Vista hits sales

Microsoft is struggling to convince consumers that Vista is strong and is the new wave for operating systems. Many people are clinging to their copies of XP, which is the longest-running and most-installed operating system by far.

The software giant recently released the first Service Pack for Vista, which has given new attention to the OS.

More than 140 million Vista licenses have now been sold, which averages out to around three copies every second since it went on sale last January.

"That's a very rapid sales rate," said Bill Gates in a news conference, reports the Wall Street Journal.

May 8, 2008

Smart Recovery - Tool for data recovery from memory cards

Here is a solution for those who have accidently removed the pictures from the memory card's. With this tool it is possible to recover lost photographs from most digital memory cards.

All you do is download and install the program on the computer. Follow the simple steps and - fingers crossed - the photographs can be recovered.

Smart Recovery supports the following picture formats: .jpg, .tiff, .bmp, .gif, Canon .crw, Fuji .raf, Olympus .orf (E-XX), Olympus .orf (C5050), Kodak .dcr, Minolta .mrw, Nikon .nef (D1H/D1X), Nikon .nef (E5000/E5700), Sigma - Foveon .x3f. Plus Video files in .avi, QuickTime .mov format and audio files in .wav or .dss formats.

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YouTube Videos - Free Download Tools

TechCrunch YouTube Video Download Tool
You just need to enter the YouTube URL of the video and the tool will automatically download the video to your computer. The video is saved as a FLV file or Flash Video file on your computer. You will need a FLV media player to play the videos. A Free FLV player is available at

Another place where you can find a YouTube Video Download Tool is Here too you will need an FLV media player to play back the downloaded YouTube videos.

YouTubeX is another good online tool which lets you save YouTube videos to your computer. Again, you will need a FLV player to play the saved YouTube videos.

May 7, 2008

HTC Touch Diamond

HTC today offically announced its release of HTC Touch Diamond. It is defined by its compact size, Internet and its new 3D touch interface called TouchFLO 3D. TouchFLO 3D provides animated access to people, messaging, email, photos, music, weather and more.Other features include HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA, 2.8-inch VGA touch screen, 3.2MP camera, 4 GB Internal Storage, 256 MB flash, 192 MB RAM, Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.

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Measurements of the Touch Diamond are 102 x 51 x 11.33mm and the weight is 110g. The HTC Touch Diamond will be available to customers across all major European carriers in June.

More info on HTC site

May 5, 2008

Extreme' Storage System from HP

HP has introduced a storage system for Web companies and other organizations that need multipetabytes of data storage.

HP claims the system is relatively affordable at about $2 per gigabyte, while comparable systems from competitors start at about $5 a gigabyte. Nevertheless, the total package isn't cheap. A fully loaded Extreme system that reaches almost a petabyte of storage costs $1.6 million. A baseline system with 246 TB is about $500,000.

HP says the 9100 Extreme is less expensive than other systems because it provides high storage in one appliance, which eliminates the need for expensive Fibre Channel switches, cables and host bus adapters that are needed with distributed systems. "The fact that it's all one appliance, one unit, drives down the cost," Patrick Eitenbichler, director of marketing for HP, said.

Blu-ray on Xbox

Microsoft is moving forward with plans to bring Sony's Blu-ray format to its Xbox 360 console. Microsoft has placed orders for an Xbox 360 console with a built-in Blu-ray Disc drive and is expected to ship them in the third quarter of this year.