Category Archives: News

Apple Ipad Transparent Concept

Check out this new concept and 3D model by Ricardo Afonso for a transparent iPad.

Sometimes imagine how the design of some electronic devices will be in the future. In the specific case of tablets and smartphones, they will be a rectangular piece of glass that blends perfectly with the surrounding environment, without any elements of the hardware that could visually disconnect the user from the content during the interaction, improving the level of immersion and the user experience.

However, because we are still far from having such a device, the appearance of the tablets will evolve in a more near future, with some elements from todays design mixed with a design that those fully transparent tablets possibly will have in a more distant future.

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1TB Photo Sharing Storage Free: Yahoo Flickr

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              Yahoo has redesigned its Flickr photo-sharing service, offering users up to 1TB of storage without a fee.

The revamp also allows users to host longer video clips and higher-resolution photos, and a new app has been launched for Android devices.

“Marissa Mayer is trying to realign the business to focus on a core set of high-traffic properties,” said Chris Green, principal technology analyst at consultants Davies Murphy Group Europe. Continue reading

India’s First Navigation Satellite System

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          The Indian Government is looking to it that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is develops the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System or the IRNSS to provide two important services. One is the Standard Positioning Service on land, air and water open for civilian use and the Restricted Service, encrypted one, for authorised users. News has it that this Navigation Satellite System-1A, which is India’s first, will be launched from the home-grown rocket, PSLV-C22 XL at 1.01 am from Sriharikota Space Port on June 12. Sriharikota is located off the Bay of Bengal on Andhra Pradesh coast, about 90km north-east of Chennai. So, this navigation system, which also helps in disaster and fleet management as well as tracking of vehicles, is a 1425 kg IRNSS-1, with a life span of about ten years.

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Adobe Creative Suite transforms to Creative Cloud

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                    Adobe announced this month that it will no longer release retail packaged versions of its software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and the Creative Suites. Creative Suite 6 will be the last version available to purchase as a hard copy. Instead, they have decided their Creative Cloud service will be the only way to use their programs for future updates.

Bill Gates is the richest man in the world again

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Bill Gates is once again the world’s richest man, according to Bloomberg News.It says Gates has taken the lead from Mexican magnate Carlos Slim thanks to Microsoft‘s rising stock price. It’s at a 5-year high trading at ~$34 a share.Bloomberg‘s Billionaire Index hasn’t yet updated to reflect Gates’ new net worth. It still shows Slim as number one with a $73.2 billion net worth. Gates is listed at $72.9 billion. Continue reading

Google welcomes us to a world through Glass

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                    Google Glass (styled as “Google GLΛSS”) is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD) that is being developed by Google in theProject Glass research and development project, with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnering with sunglass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device. The Explorer Edition cannot be used by people who wear prescription glasses, but Google has confirmed that Glass will eventually work with frames and lenses that match the wearer’s prescription; the glasses will be modular and therefore possibly attachable to normal prescription glasses.

News: 502 error continues to plague Gmail users

For at least the third time in 11 days, Google’s Gmail users have encountered 502 errors while trying to access their emails. The first reported Gmail downtime this month was on May 2, followed by another on May 8.

Hardware: Panasonic TC-P55VT50

Now experience the new 3D technology in Home. Panasonic released a new TV with 3D Technology and lot more surprise bundle.

Here is the specifications:

DISPLAY
Screen Size Diagonal (inches): 55.1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Number of Pixels: 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
Panel: G15 Progressive Full-HD NeoPlasma
HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p): Yes
Aspect Control: 4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-fill for TV/AV modes / 4:3, Full for PC mode

PICTURE
Shades of Gradation: 24,576 equivalent
Fast Swichig Phosphor: Yes
Filter: Infinite Black Ultra
Panel Drive: 2,500 Focused Field Drive
24p Playback (3:2)/24p Smooth Film: Yes/Yes
24p Cinematic Playback: 96 Hz/48 Hz
THX Mode: Yes (3D/2D)
ISFccc: Yes(Advanced Calibration)
Pro Setting: Yes
Smart VIERA Engine Pro
Smart VIERA Engine Pro (Dual core processor): Yes
Pure Image Creation: Yes
Vivid Color Creation: Yes
Facial Retouch: Yes
Web Smoother: Yes
1080p Pure Direct: Yes

Full HD 3D

3D Panel: Yes (Active)
3D 24p Cinema Smoother: Yes
2D-3D Conversion: Yes (with Face Detection)

AUDIO 
Number of Speakers: Front speaker (8 train speakers) x 2, Woofer (ø80 mm) x1
Audio Output: 18 W (4 + 4 + 10)
Surround Sound: AV Surround

JACKS
Integrated ATSC Tuner: Yes
HDMI Input: null / 4 (4 side)
Support Feature: Audio Return Channel (Input 2)
SD Card: yes (SDXC)
USB2.0: 3
Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI): Yes
Composite Video Input shared with Component: RCA x 1 (lower) (with Special Adapter cable (dedicated))
Audio Input (for Composite Video): RCA x 1 (lower) (with Special Adapter cable (dedicated))
Bluetooth: Yes (Keyboards/audio devices) (HID (Human Interface Device Profile) compliant keyboards are available. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) compliant audio devices are available.)
PC Input: D-sub 15-pin x 1 (lower) (with Special Adapter cable (dedicated))
Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR) shared with Composite: RCA x 1 (lower) (with Special Adapter cable (dedicated))
Audio Input (for Component Video): RCA x 1 (lower) (with Special Adapter cable (dedicated))
Ethernet: 1 (lower)
Digital Audio Output (Optical): 1 (lower)
FEATURES
VIERA Connect (IPTV): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Skype while watching TV: Yes
Multitasking: Yes
Social Networking TV (Faceboook/Twitter): Yes
VIERA Remote App Support: Yes
VIERA Touch Pad Controller: Yes
Wireless LAN Adaptor: Yes (built-in)
DLNA: Yes
Media Player: null / yes (SD Card/USB) 
Support
Format: AVCHD 3D/Progressive, SD-VIDEO/MotionJPEG (Lumix)/MKV/MP4/MOV/M4v/FLV/3GPP/VRO/VOB/TS/PS, MP3/AAC/FLAC, JPEG/MPO
VIERA Link: Yes
VIERA Tools: Yes
Eco Mode: Yes
Game Mode: Yes
Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention): Yes
Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French): Yes
Built-In Closed Caption Decoder: Yes
Off – Timers: Yes
E-Help: Yes
GENERAL
Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60Hz
On Mode Average Power Consumption: 119 W
Receiving System: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
Dimensions with stand
Height [inches (mm)]: 32.3″ (819 mm)
Width [inches (mm)]: 50.7″ (1,286 mm)
Depth [inches (mm)]: 14.1″ (357 mm)
Dimensions W/O stand
Height [inches (mm)]: 30.4″ (771 mm)
Width [inches (mm)]: 50.7″ (1,286 mm)
Depth [inches (mm)]: Max.: 2.0″ (50 mm); General: 1.8″ (43.5 mm)
Weight with stand [lbs (kg)]: 79.4 lbs. (36.0 kg)
Weight W/O stand [lbs (kg)]: 69.5 lbs. (31.5 kg)
Carton Dimensions
Height [inches (mm)]: 34.7″ (880 mm)
Width [inches (mm)]: 59.7″ (1,516 mm)
Depth [inches (mm)]: 11.2″ (284 mm)
Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]: 94.8 lbs. (43 kg)
Operating Temperature: 32°F – 104°F (0°C – 40°C)
Safety Standard: US: UL60065/FCC Part15, CANADA: CSA C22.2/IC BETS-7
Optional Wall-mounting Bracket Model Numbers: TY-WK5P1RW
Glass & Metal Design: Yes (One Sheet of Glass)

Hardware: Android watch

Now android is in wrist. Have a look at the new arrival in market. Specification is available below.
Read it and know the technology.

Recently, I’m Watch (an Italian company) has created an Android Watch. It is very classy and compact with many specifications.

Here are the specs:

  1. i.MX233 processor (ARM926EJ-S)
  2. 64 MB RAM
  3. 4 GB Flash
  4. 1.54″ 240 by 240 pixel (220 ppi)
  5. Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  6. Standby 48 hours w/o Bluetooth
  7. Standby up to 30 hours w/ Bluetooth
  8. Talk time up to 2 hours
  9. 70 gr weight for Color version

Prize : 249 €

Software Review: Audacity


Want to record some audio you hear on the Internet? Edit a quick sound file? Mix tracks together? Clean out background noise? Open source Audacity does all, and it doesn’t require you to pay. Audacity is surprisingly feature-full for free software.

Audacity 1.2

·         PROS
Can record anything you play.
Unlimited undo.
Click and noise remover. 
Open source.
·         CONS
S    Effect results vary.