Dec 30, 2009

Happy New Year 2010

PQI Cool Drive U366 - USB 3.0 Flash Drive


PQI has introduced USB 3.0 flash drive, called PQI Cool Drive U366. It is uses USB 3.0 standard, which is supports 5Gbps maximum bandwidth at speeds. It also supports a read speed of 97MB/s, which is closer performance of desktop hard drive. New PQI Cool Drive U366 USB 3.0 Flash Drive has dimensions of 87×22x12 mm. It comes with capacities of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB.

Dec 15, 2009

Photoshop Tricks and Tips

Change hair color

Design a Clean Portfolio Website Layout

Unusual Card

Dec 8, 2009

Haier Theatre PMP - first media player with touchscreen


Haier, the Chinese company, has announced its first handheld media player which is equipped with a touchscreen in the U.S. market, called Haier Theatre.

The Haier Theatre PMP is equipped with 3-inch screen, performed on a capacitive technology that should be more sensitive to finger input. The Haier Theatre player is offers versions with 4GB and 8GB of internal memory and it is equipped with FM tuner, an accelerometer, a microphone and voice recorder function.

Haier Theatre can play music in file formats like MP3, WMA, AAC and OGG, watch videos in MPEG 4 (AVI), as well as images in JPEG and TXT. Haier Theatre portable media player is provides up to 12 hours of playback music.

Cost: 4GB version costs $90, and 8GB costs $100.

Pandigital - World’s first portable printer with Zero Ink technology


Pandigital and ZINK Imaging have announced their Portable Photo Printer, which does not require ink cartridges or tape cartridge. New Pandigital Portable Photo Printer is performed with the use of ZINK Zero Ink Printing technology. It is able to print photos of 10×15 cm and capable of uploading images from USB drive or memory cards.

Pandigital Portable Photo Printer will be available at an estimated price of $149.99

Oct 28, 2009

New and changed features in Windows 7

Windows 7 includes a number of new features, such as advances in touch and handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks, improved performance on multi-core processors, improved boot performance, DirectAccess, and kernel improvements. Windows 7 adds support for systems using multiple heterogeneous graphics cards from different vendors (Heterogeneous Multi-adapter), a new version of Windows Media Center, a Gadget for Windows Media Center, improved media features, the XPS Essentials Pack and Windows PowerShell being included, and a redesigned Calculator with multiline capabilities including Programmer and Statistics modes along with unit conversion. Many new items have been added to the Control Panel, including ClearType Text Tuner, Display Color Calibration Wizard, Gadgets, Recovery, Troubleshooting, Workspaces Center, Location and Other Sensors, Credential Manager, Biometric Devices, System Icons, and Display. Windows Security Center has been renamed to Windows Action Center (Windows Health Center and Windows Solution Center in earlier builds) which encompasses both security and maintenance of the computer. The default setting for User Account Control in Windows 7 has been criticized for allowing untrusted software to be launched with elevated privileges by exploiting a trusted application. Microsoft's Windows kernel engineer Mark Russinovich acknowledged the problem, but noted that there are other vulnerabilities that do not rely on the new setting.

Internet Spades, Internet Backgammon and Internet Checkers, which were removed from Windows Vista, were restored in Windows 7. Windows 7 will include Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Media Player 12. Users will also be able to disable many more Windows components than was possible in Windows Vista. New additions to this list of components include Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, Windows Search, and the Windows Gadget Platform. Windows 7 includes 13 additional sound schemes, titled Afternoon, Calligraphy, Characters, Cityscape, Delta, Festival, Garden, Heritage, Landscape, Quirky, Raga, Savanna, and Sonata. A new version of Virtual PC, Windows Virtual PC Beta is available for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions. It allows multiple Windows environments, including Windows XP Mode, to run on the same machine, requiring the use of Intel VT-x or AMD-V. Windows XP Mode runs Windows XP in a virtual machine and redirects displayed applications running in Windows XP to the Windows 7 desktop. Furthermore Windows 7 supports the mounting of a virtual hard disk (VHD) as a normal data storage, and the bootloader delivered with Windows 7 can boot the Windows system from a VHD. The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) of Windows 7 is also enhanced to support real-time multimedia application including video playback and 3D games. That means that Direct X 10 can be used in a remote desktop environment. The three application limit will be removed from Windows 7 Starter

The taskbar has seen the biggest visual changes, where the Quick Launch toolbar has been replaced with pinning applications to the taskbar. Buttons for pinned applications are integrated with the task buttons. These buttons also enable the Jump Lists feature to allow easy access to common tasks. The revamped taskbar also allows the reordering of taskbar buttons. To the far right of the system clock is a small rectangular button that serves as the Show desktop icon. This button is part of the new feature in Windows 7 called Aero Peek. Hovering over this button makes all visible windows transparent for a quick look at the desktop. In touch-enabled displays such as touch screens, tablet PCs, etc., this button is slightly wider to accommodate being pressed with a finger. Clicking this button minimizes all windows, and clicking it a second time restores them. Additionally, there is a feature named Aero Snap, that automatically maximizes a window when it is dragged to either the top or left/right edges of the screen. This also allows users to snap documents or files on either side of the screen to compare them. When a user moves windows that are maximized, the system restores their previous state automatically. This functionality is also accomplished with keyboard shortcuts. Unlike in Windows Vista, window borders and the taskbar do not turn opaque when a window is maximized with Windows Aero applied. Instead, they remain transparent.

Oct 19, 2009

Raga, Spark and Luxe new mp3 players from Philips


Philips is not a common name when it comes to mp3 players. It is still trying to get a good grip in the market which is dominated mostly by iPod, Zune etc. Philips are rolling out three new mp3 players in there GoGear series which are Raga, Spark and Luxe. The new music players look promising and are available at a decent price.

Simplest of them is the ‘Raga’ which has a tiny multi line display. It has decent battery life which can last for hours and is available at 2GB and 4 GB capacity. On the other hand, Spark has got a small 1.5 inch OLED screen which can display Album arts and photos. It has got a cool navigation style and comes with Philips Full EQ technology. It has even got a stylish look. Luxe is the stylish of them all and is also feature rich. Along with Full EQ technology, it also has Bluetooth support. Users can easily clip it into there clothes and it can also be synced with mobile phones.

Raga is priced at $35 - $45. Spark will cost around $50 - $60 while Luxe will cost $90 - $100.

Sep 30, 2009

Dell Latitude Z starts at $1,999


Dell started to sell the new ultra-thin and sexy Dell Latitude Z notebook and offers already discounts. The Dell Latitude Z is the world's first ultra-thin 16-inch laptop that is less than an inch thin and starting at 4.5 pounds with a four-cell battery, which comes standard.

The Dell Latitude Z starts at $1,999, but you get right now $200 off in the Dell Store bringing the start price of the Dell Latitude Z down to $1,799.

For the $1,799 you get a Latitude Z with a 64GB SSD, Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 CPU and 2GB RAM.

The cool wireless charging stand is included in the Latitude Z Business Package which starts at $2,397.

Sep 22, 2009

Tech Tip : USB Drive not working?

When i have mounted some unix box's in my win xp machine using Magic disk it has created various drives according to my request. But when i insert my pen drive (JetFlash TS4GJFV30 USB Device) it shows in the system tray but when i open My computer i am not able to find the device.

I have done the following to get it back, (choose any one)
1. Search for JetFlash TS4GJFV30 USB Device in drivers.com and download the search result, install it then re-start.

2. Uninstall the Generic Volume from Device Manager (My computer->properties->Hardware->Device Manager)

Both worked for me :)

Sep 14, 2009

NY Times Website had a Malware


If you are a regular web reader of the New York Times, you need to exercise a bit of extra caution for the time being. The paper just issued a warning to readers that some malicious ads have found their way onto the esteemed paper's web presence. The attacks are likely the result of a malware scammer who is trying to spread his diseased software across the Internet.

The bad ads take the form of pop-ups that automatically re-direct your computer to various websites. You don't even have to click a thing. Thankfully, the Times believes that they have managed to kill the ads, but you should still exercise caution. If you visited today, run an anti-virus check on your computer.

Pop-up malware like this is usually relegated to the dark corners of the Internet. Warez sites and porn rings are often littered with programs like this, lying in wait for un-savvy users browsing without security. If you want to be protected, install a good pop-up blocker and make sure your anti-virus software is always up-to-date. And remember; nine times out of ten, a little vigilance is all you need.

Click here to see the warning message from NYTimes

Zune HD is the Future


Zune is going to be discontinued. If you want to pick one up while you still have the option, do so now. By the time the Zune HD goes on sale on September 15th most of the older models will be out of stock, and unavailable forever more. I think resting everything on the Zune HD's success or failure is actually a pretty clever move by Microsoft. If this device succeeds, the Zune has a future. If it doesn't, at least Microsoft can cut their losses without dumping more devices.

You can only get the black body if you order a Zune HD 16 GB version. The 32 GB version only comes in platinum. If you want different color options for either, you'll have to wait until September 15th. If you place your order on Zune Originals, you'll even be able to customize your device with additional color options or etchings.

Turn Your Bike Into A Generator : BioLogic FreeCharge


If any bike-riding hippies are reading this right now, I've got the perfect product for you. The BioLogic FreeCharge allows you to use your bicycle to keep your iPod, smartphone, GPS device, or what have you, charged up at all times. The picture shows an iPod being used, but anything you can power off of a USB hub will work.

The FreeCharge puts a dyno on your wheels that converts the energy of their movement into electricity. Your biking charges the battery within the FreeCharge, and that battery charges your device. When this thing hits in March, it'll cost $100, and BioLogic brags that it can recharge an iPhone up to full in roughly three hours.

New iPod Touch Has No Camera


The biggest disappointed (possibly the only one) from yesterday's Apple Event was the lack of video cameras in the new iPod touch. Apple only lowered the pricing and introduced a 64GB iPod touch. The new iPod nano got a video camera that can only record video and not take photos.

Apple is marketing the iPod touch as a gaming console and it was important to keep the price as low as possible. That is why there is no camera in the iPod touch. Apple just takes it's time to integrate a camera into the iPod touch, because it can. Apple almost matched the pricing for the Microsoft Zune HD and there is no other competition at least in the music player market.

For gaming Apple needs to compare itself to the Nintendo DSi (which sells for $169) and the Sony PSP. The small form factor of the touch is a win there. It is definitely a good direction for Apple to market the iPod touch as a game console

Sep 10, 2009

Find your Mobile phone’s serial number


To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following digits on your phone:[* # 0 6 #]without spaces it will show a 15 digit code on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it safe.

Should your phone get stolen?

You can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.

You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either.

Powerful tips to use Google search more effectively

Google search is the most popular search tool and the followings tips would help in search web pages using Google more efficiently,

1. Specify the search strings in double quotes. for example "Where is Jackson?"

2. Use google search as a Calculator. for example to know what is the result of 123*123 just type this in the google search you will get the answer as
123 * 123 = 15129

3. If you want to use Google search for searching RapidShare site for eBooks, Movies etc then you can specify the following search terms in search text box as,

PDF – site:rapidshare.com inurl:pdf
MP3 – site:rapidshare.com inurl:mp3
AVI – site:rapidshare.com inurl:avi
RAR – site:rapidshare.com inurl:rar

4. Google search can be used to find stock information of a stock symbol entered in the search text box. for example just type Microsoft in the search box to get the result of the stock details of Microsot.

5. OR operator can be used for searching "this or that" search. For example if you want to see web pages containing words cars or bikes then the search term has to be cars or bikes.

Change colour theme in Microsoft Word 2007

Microsoft Word 2007 can be configured with different colour themes. The default colour theme is blue.

1. Click the Word Options which can be seen from the below image,



2. This will take you to another screen. From there click Popular and Color Scheme. You can change colors to Black and Silver.



3. I have here changed the color to Black, which will look like this,

How to link a YouTube video in blogger

If you want to link a YouTube video in your blogger then logon to blogger admin section and
1. Click new post
2. In the body section just paste the youtube video link. something like this,



Here is a youtube video that i have used in my blog.

Sony Bravia

Sep 6, 2009

Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player from SanDisk


SanDisk has unveiled its latest MP3 player called the Sansa Clip+. The player is the follow up to the Sansa Clip and adds some welcome new features. The Clip+ adds a microSD card slot that allows users to enjoy the new slotMusic or slotRadio microSD cards.

The player is available with 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB of storage for $39.99, $49.99, and $69.99 respectively. SanDisk claims that the player is one of the best sounding MP3 players on the market and it includes a wearable clip.

The device has a 1-inch OLED screen and can sort music by title, artist, album, and genre. An integrated FM tuner is featured with 40 presets and a mic is built in for voice recording. The battery is rechargeable with up to 15 hours of battery life.

Sony Bravia (bouncy balls)

Sep 1, 2009

Repairing Windows XP in Eight Commands

1. Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD and assure that your CD-ROM drive is capable of booting the CD. Configuring your computer to boot from CD is outside of the scope of this document, but if you are having trouble, consult Google for assistance.

2. Once you have booted from CD, do not select the option that states: “Press F2 to initiate the Automated System Recovery (ASR) tool.” You’re going to proceed until you see the following screen, at which point you will press the “R” key to enter the recovery console: more

From Microsoft



Aug 24, 2009

DriverGuide - massive database of drivers, firmware

what DriverGuide will do for you:

* Provides an easy step-by-step process for finding and installing drivers.
* Offers a huge searchable archive of hundreds of thousands of driver/firmware files, manufacturer information, and links.
* Includes discussion boards that give members the opportunity to interact with others with their hardware type, and learn from their experiences (very useful!).
* Offers a drivers found area where members can upload new and hard to find drivers for others to download.
* Provides a driver request board where members can make requests for specific drivers.
* Includes resources for Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux, and other platforms.
* Provides links to helpful tutorials, valuable utilities, and other resources.
* Offers a great collection of old, out of date, and hard to find drivers.
* Membership is absolutely FREE! Members are given lifetime access to this site.
* Since opening in 1997, millions of people have joined DriverGuide!
JOIN NOW!


Transcend - Rugged Pen Drive


Transcend has recently released a brand new Anti-Shock USB Flash Drive - JetFlash V70. The drive is made out of a durable eco-friendly silicone rubber that makes it highly resistant to survive shock, splashes and dust. Created with sporty outdoor adventurers in mind, the JetFlash V70 allows users to express their individuality and unique personal style with attractive bright color schemes.

The JetFlash V70 fully meets rigorous U.S. military drop-test standards (MIL-STD-810F 516.5—Transit Drop) making it one of the most robust USB Flash Drives available. Additionally, the JetFlash V70 is equipped with a unique tethered cap holder that prevents it from getting lost when removed from the drive during file transfer.

Currently available in 16GB (Red), 8GB (Orange) and 4GB (Purple) capacities the drives carry Transcend’s renowned lifetime warranty. Prices haven't been announced yet.

Aug 19, 2009

Aug 7, 2009

Precautions to avoid swine flu



The deadly Swine Flu has reached the Indian shores following the global outbreak and now, claimed one life. However, Swine Flu is certainly one of those diseased where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here are ten tips for you to keep away from the pandemic.

1. Wash your hands frequently
Use the antibacterial soaps to cleanse your hands. Wash them often, at least 15 seconds and rinse with running water.

2. Get enough sleep
Try to get 8 hours of good sleep every night to keep your immune system in top flu-fighting shape.

3. Drink sufficient water
Drink 8 to10 glasses of water each day to flush toxins from your system and maintain good moisture and mucous production in your sinuses.

4. Boost your immune system
Keeping your body strong, nourished, and ready to fight infection is important in flu prevention. So stick with whole grains, colorful vegetables, and vitamin-rich fruits.

5. Keep informed
The government is taking necessary steps to prevent the pandemic and periodically release guidelines to keep the pandemic away. Please make sure to keep up to date on the information and act in a calm manner.

6. Avoid alcohol
Apart from being a mood depressant, alcohol is an immune suppressant that can actually decrease your resistance to viral infections like swine flu. So stay away from alcoholic drinks so that your immune system may be strong.

7. Be physically active
Moderate exercise can support the immune system by increasing circulation and oxygenating the body. For example brisk walking for 30-40 minutes 3-4 times a week will significantly perk up your immunity.


8. Keep away from sick people

Flu virus spreads when particles dispersed into the air through a cough or sneeze reach someone elseĆ¢€™s nose. So if you have to be around someone who is sick, try to stay a few feet away from them and especially, avoid physical contact.

9. Know when to get help
Consult your doctor if you have a cough and fever and follow their instructions, including taking medicine as prescribed.

10. Avoid crowded areas
Try to avoid unnecessary trips outside.

Jul 30, 2009

Register @ Konica and get 25 prints free




Konica has come up with a busines promotion by inviting people online to register and upload their photos and printing them free of cost.

Not before any of the photo labs has done this. Lot of people login to this website and register themself, upload photos and get them printed free of cost. Iam one among them.

You can upload max of 25 photos and get them at your door step or any of the mentioned konica showrooms. This is now available only chennai not sure about other cities. Check with the konica showroom's in your city for this offer.

Goahead upload your photos and get them printed with no cost.

Logon to : http://www.konicacolorlab.com/upManager.php?menu=print

Jul 3, 2009

Spy on your Plants


Have you ever wondered how in the hell this flower in your garden suddenly was blooming in the morning and it was not even visible the day before? Now Think Geek offers the Gardenwatch Cam that makes it easy to spy on your plants in the garden.

This flower surveillance camera is housed in a weather resistant plastic and features a 1.3MP CMOS. The easy to use camera lets you choose multiple time settings to take time lapse photos of your garden.

The Gardencam supports 54 degrees of field of view, 20" to infinity Focal Length and a Macro Effect at 20" with background unfocused.

Photos are stored on 8MB internal RAM extendable to 2GB with USB flash and the camera is powered by 4AA batteries (included). The batteries hold 4-6 months depending on your time lapse settings.

Specifications:
1.3MP CMOS
multiple time settings
8MB internal RAM
USB flash
4AA batteries

The cool GardenCam sells for $139.99

Why Cry Baby Analyzer


Although a baby crying is just one of those normal parts of having a baby, sometimes it’d be nice to know why exactly they are crying. Typically it’s pretty easy to figure out, give them a bottle or change their diaper and you’re good. However, sometimes the crying just keeps going, so at those points it would be nice to have a translator. Oddly, Think Geek is there to rescue you with this Why Cry Baby Analyzer.

Just whip this out and it’ll take the gadget about 20 seconds to figure out what’s wrong with your little one. It will then show a face on the screen that you can link up with the five different possible issues. There is stressed, sleepy, annoyed, bored and finally hungry. It’d be nice if it translated things a bit more specifically, but at least it’s something. It also displays the room’s temperature and humidity. To keep it powered, it requires 4 AA batteries. You can purchase it for $99.99.

Source: BBG

Jun 16, 2009

Google Wave



Google Wave is a product that helps users communicate and collaborate on the web. A "wave" is equal parts conversation and document, where users can almost instantly communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. Google Wave is also a platform with a rich set of open APIs that allow developers to embed waves in other web services and to build extensions that work inside waves.

A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.

A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

Jun 15, 2009

Personas - change the look of your Firefox web browser

Are you bored looking at your same old firefox themes and colors? Here is the treat for your eyes. Personas from Mozilla Labs, a open source which can do wonders in your browser.

Personas allow you to “skin” the top and bottom areas of Firefox only (the header and footer of the browser chrome) without any change to the look of the navigation buttons or menus. With Personas, you can easily switch between many different lightweight skins with no further installation required.

Like Personas, a Firefox theme is a type of Firefox add-on that extends the functionality of your browser and allows you to “skin” it in a variety of ways. However, unlike Personas, a theme changes the appearance of navigation buttons, toolbars and menus.

Personas are lightweight “skins” that change the look of your Firefox web browser. You can easily switch between Personas with just a few clicks. There are hundreds of Personas to choose from, with more added every day. You can even create your own and share it with others.

In less than 60 seconds, you can install a Persona and transform the look of your Firefox web browser. Visit GetPersonas.com and click the download button. After installation, you will be asked to restart Firefox.

Some samples of Personas,









Access Multiple Gmail Accounts - IE 8

Internet Explorer 8 lets you to access multiple Gmail accounts. It provide users to access multiple Gmail accounts simultaneously and independently.

This is accomplished via the New Session option, which makes it possible to log onto Web sites that track your identity across different tabs--like Gmail.

Here's how to utilize this IE8 feature:

1. Open Internet Explorer 8 and login to your Gmail account. Make sure the Remember Me option is unchecked when you sign in.

2. Press Alt-F, I, and then hit Enter. This will open a new Internet Explorer session (which for all intents and purposes is the same as a new IE window).

3. Open Gmail and sign in with different account, again making sure to uncheck Remember Me.



Jun 14, 2009

Samsung Instinct s30 only $29.99


The Samsung Instinct s30 is now on sale at Sprint. Sprint unveiled the Instinct s30 on April 1st. The Instinct s30 is no April Fools' joke though. In the following we take a closer look at this affordable touchscreen mobile phone (only $29.99 on LetsTalk with new service plan).

The Samsung Instinct s30 comes with advanced responsive touchscreen, high-Speed Wireless Connectivity, virtual QWERTY Keyboard, Live TV, Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Technology, full HTML Browser, 2.0 MP Camera and Camcorder, GPS Navigation and an array of multimedia functionality.
The Samsung Instinct s30 comes with a virtual QWERTY Keyboard, which can be accessed in landscape or portrait mode and you can easily switch between the two with ease.

Samsung Instinct s30 also offers GPS and Live Search capabilities. With the built-in GPS functionality, you can find your way to a specific address or locate the nearest pizza joint. With Live Search, you can look for a specific destination or even search by category.

The 2.0 megapixel camera comes along with the camcorder which has the ability to record for up to 6 minutes. You can take and share pictures and videos any time and view images and videos in thumbnail mode or scroll through larger previews with filmstrip mode.

The device comes with an array of multimedia functionality. You can listen to music while you text, pause your tunes when a call comes through and a host of other user friendly features. The device comes with Sprint Power Vision Services and you can watch live TV on-the-go, easily download music, check email accounts and more. It can store only Polyphonic ringtones and not MP3 ringtones and has the capacity to store up to 72 Polyphonic ringtones. Samsung Instinct s30 lets you take your multimedia experience to a whole new level of excitement.

Preorder - New iPhone 3G S 16GB and 32GB


The new iPhone 3G S is available for pre-order on the Apple Store. So there is no need to camp in front of an AT&T store on June 19th. You just can order it now and wait until Apple ships it to you for free actually.

In a nutshell the new iPhone 3G S is 2x faster, has a 3MP camera, voice control, HSDPA, Digital compass and also comes in a 32GB version. The new iPhone 3G S comes pre-installed with iPhone OS 3.0, which was released two days earlier on June 17th.
The new iPhone 3G S 16GB sells for $199 and the 3GB iPhone 3G S sells for $299.

Jun 12, 2009

Login to Multiple Gmail Accounts on Firefox

Gmail manager is a small Firefox addon which lets you manage your Google mail account and login to multiple gmail address to check mails quite effectively.

As Gmail manager allows multiple email check option,you can also view mail snippets which flashes as a small window showing 30+ odd unread messages without the need of opening Gmail website.You can also switch between your different Gmail accounts with a single click.

The installation of the addon is pretty simple,download Gmail manager and restart the firefox browser.The addon will pop up a window where you can add your Gmail username and passords,alternately you can import/export Gmail login details.A small icon appears in the status bar reflecting number of spam mails and unread messages in your inbox!

Click here download the addon

May 5, 2009

Podio MP3 Player


A new stereo MP3 player has been announced out of Taiwan. The player is called the Podio and it's designed to be small enough to fit in the hand or in the pocket but pack full and natural sound.

The device includes a full range driver and a proprietary MicroAMP. The player is housed in a cylinder shaped metal micro speaker 88mm long. All of the features and functionality of an MP3 player are integrated without the need to wear earphones.

The thing is designed with an eye towards cyclists with a handlebar attachment. Podio can play music for a full 20 hours per charge. Weight for the player is 139 grams and it has 2GB of internal storage for music. Power is from an internal lithium ion battery, it supports MP3, and WMA formats.

New Kindle 3


This Wednesday, at Pace University, Amazon will unveil the next new product in their line-up. This comes as a big surprise, as Amazon just revealed the Kindle 2 to the world back in February, but confirms the rumor we reported earlier today.

We've got no details on the new gizmo as of yet, but considering the fact that Amazon is partnering with the New York Times to make it, means it is most likely a big-screen media reader. Newspaper companies are hemorrhaging money right now, and It could be a way to get consumers to start paying for their newspapers again. Customers would just have to subscribe to the paper, and it would be 'delivered' to their reader every morning.

New netbooks from Samsung


Samsung Electronics America has announced the N110 and N120, new additions to the company's notebook lineup.

The N110 and N120 are both currently available with prices of US$469 and US$459, respectively.

The N110 netbook weighs 2.78lbs and features a 10-inch LED SuperBright Glossy Backlit Display, along with a 6-cell (5900mAh) lithium battery providing battery life up to nine hours of continuous use, claimed Samsung. The N110 is equipped with a 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard drive, the company noted.

The N120 netbook includes an SRS 2.1 channel system, featuring two 1.5W stereo speakers and a dedicated subwoofer, and integrated 1.3-megapixel camera. With a 6-cell (5200mAh) lithium battery the netbook can run six hours continuously, the company added.

Apr 15, 2009

TATA NANO



Nano Tech. Specifications
According to Tata Group's Chairman Ratan Tata, the Nano is a 33 PS (33 hp/24 kW) car with a 623 cc rear engine and rear wheel drive, and has a fuel economy of 4.55 L/100 km (21.97 km/L, 51.7 mpg (US), 62 mpg (UK)) under city road conditions, and 3.85 L/100 km on highways (25.97 km/L, 61.1 mpg (US), 73.3 mpg (UK)). It is the first time a two-cylinder non-opposed petrol engine will be used in a car with a single balancer shaft. Tata Motors has reportedly filed multiple patents related to the innovations in the design of Nano, with powertrain design alone having 34 patents. The head of Tata Motors' Engineering Research Centre, Girish Wagh has been credited with being one of the brains behind Nano's design.

According to Tata, the Nano complies with Bharat Stage-III and Euro-IV emission standards.

Tata Nano Performance
* Acceleration: 0-70 km/h (43 mph): 14 seconds
* Maximum speed: 105 km/h (65 mph)
* Fuel economy (combined City + Highway): 20 kilometres per liter (5 L/100 km, 47 US mpg, 56 UK mpg)
Body and dimensions
* Seat Belts: 2
* Trunk capacity: 30 L (1.1 cu ft)

Suspension, tires and brakes
* Front brake: disc
* Rear brake: drum
* Front track: 1,325 mm (52.2 in)
* Rear track: 1,315 mm (51.8 in)
* Ground clearance: 180 mm (7.1 in)
* Front suspension: McPherson strut with lower A arm
* Rear suspension: Independent coil spring
* 12-inch wheels

Tata Nano Interiors
The Nano has 21% more interior space and an 8% smaller exterior, when compared with its closest rival, the Maruti 800. The car will come in different variants, including one standard and two deluxe variants. The deluxe variant will have air conditioning, but no power steering. The car is expected to be produced in the Singur plant in West Bengal which is under construction. The initial production target set by Tata Motors is 250,000 units per year.



Tata Nano Engine
The use of a rear mounted engine to help maximise interior space makes the Nano similar to the original Fiat 500, another technically innovative 'people's car'. A concept vehicle similar in styling to the Nano but with frontwheel drive was proposed by the UK Rover Group in the 1990s to succeed the original Mini but was not put into production . The now-defunct Rover Group later based their City Rover on the Tata Indica while the eventual 'new Mini' was the much larger, technically conservative Mini (BMW).



Book your NANO through ICICI

Apr 14, 2009

Car pooling drive in city


One of the most obvious effects of urbanization is traffic congestion. This is true the world over and particularly severely felt in India. Despite spiraling fuel costs Indians are forced to commute primarily using their four / two-wheelers as a result of inadequate public transport system in the country.

According to a UN study India is most prone to get affected by global warming, the major contributor being carbon monoxide let out by numerous vehicles on road.

The investments and expenses you go in for now may go a long way in securing your future. And so, by optimizing their usage, you are also helping the Government slice its expense bill.

Shareadrive offers a unique proposition to all commuters , by which they could use their vehicles optimally, cut down fuel-costs and reduce their carbon foot prints, and help India Go Green.

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Apr 11, 2009

Dual-output digital synchronous buck controller


Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a new dual-output, multi-phase synchronous buck controller that can support various point-of-load configurations.

The UCD9220 device provides 250 picoseconds of pulse-width-modulation, a 2-MHz switching frequency and high DC conversion ratios, while maintaining stable operation. The new TI controller meets power design requirements in telecommunications, server, data storage and industrial test and measurement applications.

The UCD9220 is available in a QFN-48 package and is priced at US$2.65 in quantities of 1,000. The UCD9220 evaluation module will be available in late second-quarter 2009.

Sony Ericsson Launches the W205 Walkman Phone


Sony Ericsson has announced the launch of the latest Walkman phone from its stables, the low-end W205 slider phone, which is directed at the young, first-time Walkman phone owner.

On the features front, the W205 sports a 1.8-inch 128 x 160 pixel TFT display. The phone is a tad heavy for a low-end handset at 96 grams. The phone boasts of 5MB internal memory with memory card support for up to 2GB with Memory Stick M2 cards. The "international" version of the phone supports GSM/GPRS/900/1800, while the W205a supports GSM/GPRS/850/1900.

On the imaging front, you have a 1.3 megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom, this one will record videos as well. Being a Walkman phone, you can safely expect this to be flush with music oriented features, and the phone doesn't disappoint on this front. Other notable features are FM radio with RDS support, TrackID, and a torch functionality.

Mar 17, 2009

Vodafone to launch Google phone soon


Vodafone will soon launch the HTC Magic, the first mobile phone with Google's Android operating system.

The HTC Magic is 100% touchscreen controlled. HSPA with up to 7.2Mb/s downlink and up to 2Mb/s uplink make the model faster on the Internet for users on the move than some PCs connected to a DSL line, according to Vodafone.

Vodafone will exclusively market the HTC Magic smartphone in Germany as soon as April 2009.

BenQ Joybook S57 notebook


BenQ has announced the release of the new Joybook S57, an HD-ready notebook delivering advanced multimedia content.

The notebook features a 15.6-inch 16:9 LED-backlit screen, Intel Centrino 2 processor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 discrete GPU and optional Blu-ray drive for rich multimedia output.

The Joybook S57 is available in Australia, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Feb 12, 2009

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VLC Portable - Play media files.

Media Player Codec Pack - Play video and audio files in your favorite Media Player using the Media Player Codec Pack.

uTorrent - Download torrent files to your PC.

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition - Protect your computer from viruses and malicious programs.

PhotoScape 3.3 - View, edit, print, or add frames to your photos.

Feb 8, 2009

Three new iPhones for 2009


A Canadian research firm called Canaccord Adams predicts that Apple is launching three new iPhone models in 2009. According to this rumor Apple would release a top of the line 32GB iPhone 3G in multiple colors like the currently availalbe iPod nano.

The iPhone nano is also part of the line-up and a less interesting iPhone 2.5G without GPS for China and India. The iPhone nano would be a third smaller than the current iPhone 3G and still have internet features.

It is pretty safe to expect at least one new iPhone in 2009. The rumor of three new iPhone models sounds unlikely at first, but has its merits and could be possible. Of course Apple denies any kind of iPhone nano plans, but then again, they never do say what is coming.

Jan 31, 2009

Super Bowl Commercials Online

Super Bowl 2009 will be happening on Sunday February 1st. This Super Bowl is a treat for geeks that is why we will cover it even more than in 2008. Despite the recession a 30 second of a Super Bowl Ad cost about $3m and there should be again lots of must see Commercials. There will be for instance the first 3D Super Bowl Ads and lots of Super Bowl Ads featuring new 2009 Sci-fi Movies including the new Star Trek and the next

Sites to watch Super Bowl 2009 Ads Online:
NBC
Hulu
Spike
Superbowl-Ads
Spotbowl
NFL
Fanhouse
MySpace
Youtube

Jan 21, 2009

Sony Ericsson C510 (Cyber-shot)

The Sony Ericsson C510 features the camaera functions of Smile Shutter which can detects a person's smile and takes the photo, Auto-rotation which can alter the landscape and portrait view by rotating the mobile phone, Face Detection which can focus up to three faces at a time, and Photo Fix which can adjust light balance, brightness and contrast simultaneously.

It also includes Snapfish by HP, a pre-installed application that allows users to send print orders from the phone to Snapfish and have quality photo prints delivered to their homes. It is YouTube enabled so that users can upload videos and images straight to the web.

Sony Ericsson C510 - Review

Jan 12, 2009

Samsung touchscreen phone Eternity


Samsung's Enternity has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 3.0 megapixel camera with video capture, Video ShareSM calling, messaging capabilities including mobile email and instant messaging, Bluetooth technology and a microSD memory card slot supporting up to 8GB.

It supports an accelerometer that will automatically detect motion and the orientation of the device allowing for the use of additional feature capability, including autorotation of the display, motion sensing games and photo scrolling by tilting the device.




Review of Samsung touchscreen phone Eternity

Samsung SMX F34 camcorder


Building on the the company's SC-MX20 camcorder, Samsung's SMX F34 offers built-in memory, digital still photo capability, and the 42x Intelli-Zoom which allows users to go beyond the camcorder's 34x optical zoom.

The SMX-F34 includes a memory card slot for SD/SDHC and also offers 16GB of internal flash memory. It also has a 680K pixel CCD sensor delivers a resolution of 720x480

It will be available in four colors, including black, red, silver, and blue, all with silver trim.

Jan 2, 2009

Watermelon USB Flash Drive 8GB


Realistic looking watermelon containing 8GB of USB flash memory. If you want more than to just plug your old fashioned USB stock in, this novelty USB memory stick that is right up your alley. Just remove the tip to reveal the USB connection, and watch people gape at your one of a kind computer accessory. With all of the same functions and memory that you could ever get from your old USB pen drives but with a really geeky gadget factor, this is premium wholesale item your own computer or eBay store shouldn't be without.

# Flash Memory: 8GB
# USB: 2.0

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