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Rabu, 08 Juni 2011

Zotac Zbox Mini PC Feature

Zotac Zbox Mini PC Feature The Computex 2011 held in Taiwan showcased a lot of new and interesting devices that may be coming into the market sometime this year or the next. As manufacturers aim to capture public interest, they are providing some unique and interesting products that might just make it big by becoming small. You might get the idea if you get to see this new Zotac Zbox Mini PC.

However, I also have a deep appreciation for the Mac mini. There's a simple beauty in the mini's styling and an elegance to its minimalist approach to, well, everything. Apple's bite-sized Mac isn't a lot of computer, but it's enough for what most average users actually do with their systems on a day-to-day basis. The mini's modest components draw little power and get by with quiet cooling, and the whole thing can be squeezed into a svelte enclosure with a tiny footprint.

The fact is that most people only need a little bit of PC. Even in my own home, there are certain rooms in which I want an unobtrusive PC but don't require anything special. Filling those needs with a Mac mini is an expensive proposition when the base model starts at $700, though.

The dual-core CPU inside the new Mini-PC will be offered in two versions with one running at 1.2GHz and another that runs at a faster 1.6GHz speed. Both of the processors offer native 64-bit support and are pin-to-pin compatible with VIA Nano, C7, C7-M, and Eden processors for future upgrades. The little machine is very compact measuring in at 12 x 12 x 4cm. That compact size will make the machine very easy to fit into a cramped entertainment center.

Zotac Zbox Mini-PC Specifications
• Intel Atom D525 (dual-core) (1.8 GHz)
• Next-Generation Nvidia Ion with 512MB dedicated DDR3 graphics memory
• 2 x 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM slots (ID34 comes fitted with 1x2GB DDR2-800 DIMM)
• One Gigabit Ethernet socket
• 802.11n Wi-Fi
• Digital optical sound output and 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks
• Two USB 3 ports
• One powered eSATA port (doubles as one USB 2 port)
• Two USB 2 ports
• 6-in-1 card reader (MMC/SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/xD)
• One dual-link DVI port and one HDMI port with HDCP and 8-channel digital
• One 2.5" hard drive slot (ID34 comes with a 250GB pre-fitted)
• Blu-ray drive with 4x read, 8x DVD read and 24x CD read/write.
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Kamis, 05 Mei 2011

Samsung SENS-240 Navigation Tablet Feature

Samsung SENS-240 Navigation Tablet Feature Samsung has a large line of Android smartphones and tablets that have turned out to be quite popular with Android users. The company has unveiled a new product today called the Hybrid Tablet with the SENS-240. The devices are made to work in coordination with one of the Samsung Android smartphones or tablets. The SENS-240 is a car navigation system that can connect to a normal phone using Bluetooth.

Everybody knows the drill if you want the convenience of being able to perform general purpose computing tasks while on the move, you go for a device such as a smartphone or a tablet. On the other hand, if you only want a device to perform a very specific task, you get a specialized gadget that does its designated task properly. However, leave it to Samsung to do what no other OEM has done: to release a tablet device that, instead of being the general purpose device it is intended to be, is designed to serve only one purpose: navigation. Such is the nature of Samsung's new SENS-240 navigational tablet, which was reportedly launched in Korea today.

The SENS-240 runs on a 1.43GHz processor, with a 7″ display (800 x 480), 256MB of RAM, it has a USB 2.0 port and an SD Card slot. It is capable of displaying 3D maps to help you get where you want to go, and when you don’t need GPS help or your backseat passengers want some entertainment, you can put some videos or music on to keep them happy.

Finally Samsung also allow your Smartphone or Tablet to be used as an “advance” remote control with a dedicated UI to control your SENS-240 video, audio and other features including SNS ones when you are not driving and what to relax while stuck in a traffic jam for example.
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Selasa, 03 Mei 2011

Logitech's 720p TV Cam review

Logitech's 720p TV Cam review |Logitech has outed its latest webcam, the Logitech TV Cam for Skype, a $149.99 peripheral that turns your Skype-supporting HDTV into a video conferencing system. Initially only supporting certain Panasonic 2011 sets, Logitech says it is working with other TV manufacturers to broaden support for the 720p HD video camera.

Forget chatting over the PC; that's totally 2010. With this, you'll be able to have the whole family gather 'round in order to speak to whoever is on the other end. You'll find Carl Zeiss optics, Logitech's Fluid Crystal technology, a 78-degree wide-angle lens and a pair of directional microphones. Once the Logitech TV Cam for Skype is plugged in, you can make TV-to-TV Skype calls, as well as TV-to-PC or Mac calls and vice versa. You can also make video calls from the Logitech TV Cam for Skype to select iPhone and smartphones with Skype mobile, but you'll need a broadband connection in your home to really take advantage.The accessory should ship this month for $149.99; definitely not cheap, but at least it's 720p.

“You shouldn’t have to wait for the holidays, a special occasion or summer vacation to see distant friends and family,” said Joerg Tewes, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s consumer video division. “We believe making a video call to loved ones should be easy and natural. We welcomed the opportunity to work closely with respected brands such as Panasonic and Skype to make it possible for more people in more households to connect with one another from the comfort of their living room.”

Logitech Vid HD takes on Skype The camera will work with a new calling client called Logitech Vid HD which will be featured as a channel on the new Revue set-top box, but will work with any Mac and PC running the program.
The camera, judging from pictures shot at the event, appears to be much larger than your average webcam and also has a neat little LED light which will inform users when they have missed a call.
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Senin, 02 Mei 2011

RIM BlackBerry OS 7 Launching

RIM BlackBerry OS 7 Launching | The BB OS 6.1 update that grew too big for its name has just been made official by RIM as BlackBerry OS 7. Its ambassador into the wide world of smartphones will be the newly minted BlackBerry Bold Touch, which is expected to arrive “this summer.

BlackBerry 7 will first debut in two new smartphone models from the BlackBerry Bold line: the Bold 9900 and 9930, which were both announced today in conjunction with the announcement of the new OS.

The Bold Touch known officially as the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 (the world phone variant) sports the same basic design as past entries in the Bold series, except this time around its 2.8-inch screen is ready and waiting for the touch of your fingers. It’s also the fastest BlackBerry yet with its 1.2 gigahertz Snapdragon processor with a “high performance” graphics processor, and it also features HSPA+ support for AT&T and T-Mobile’s 4G networks.

BlackBerry OS 7 also includes the new BlackBerry Balance software, which is meant to help separate work from personal usage. The OS also receives a significant upgrade to universal search with better voice support. RIM didn't say if older devices will have access to BlackBerry OS 7.

• Thinnest BlackBerry yet at 10.5mm
• “Instant UI action/response”
• Eye popping 287dpi screen
• They now support HTML5 Video in the browser and a new Just In Time JavaScript compiler
• Adds Voice Activated search to the universal search added in BlackBerry 6
• Support up to 720p HD video recording
• NFC and augmented reality
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Minggu, 01 Mei 2011

Fastec TS3Cine Feature

Fastec TS3Cine Feature| Digital cameras have become quite advanced and the developments for better features come at a very fast pace. Even hi-speed digital cameras nowadays have become quite compact and portable, making them more convenient for professional photographers to use. But none may probably be even with Fastec’s TS3Cine Compact Hi-Speed Camera.

Fastec offers a high speed video camera called the TS3Cine Compact Hi-Speed Camera. It has a 7-inch display LCD screen, the capabilities of recording at 500fps at it’s maximum resolution of 1280×1024 and if you have the need to take it down to 720p you can get up to 720fps, there is also a turbo mode which offers more frames per second. The rechargeable battery pack will last about 3 hours which isn’t bad considering how powerful of a camera this is. The storage options are an SD Card slot and a built-in solid state hard drive which comes in 128 or 256GB capacities. Your media can be stored as BMP, TIFF, DNG or JPG files, as well as AVIs, and the TS3Cine includes USB 2.0 and gigabit ethernet connection for even faster transfer of your files to a computer/laptop.

Other goodies packed on the Fastec TS3Cine are 3,200 ISO monochrome, 1,600 ISO color, two USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet and HDMI output and a battery that lasts for 3 hours of shooting per charge.

With the unique capabilities and features, it’s definitely not a cheap gear, setting you back at $29,000 USD. Two clips are included below showing how high-speed objects can be captured by the use of TS3Cine.
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Rabu, 27 April 2011

China unveils space station this in 2020

China unveils space station this in 2020| China's been making its mark on the world for years, but there's still one massive piece of real estate where the country's citizens haven't hung their ubiquitous red flag: space. The China Manned Space Engineering Office hopes to change that within the next decade, however, unveiling a model of its first space station on Monday.

Officials have asked the public to suggest names and symbols for the unit and for a cargo spacecraft that will serve it.Professor Jiang Guohua, from the China Astronaut Research and Training Centre, said the facility would be designed to last for around a decade and support three astronauts working on microgravity science, space radiation biology and astronomy.

China’s rendezvous and docking (RVD) project is the next goal of China’s manned space program, said Jiang Guohua, a professor and chief engineer at the China Astronaut Research and Training Center in Beijing.

Jiang outlined China’s space station efforts here at the 15th annual International Space University symposium, titled The International Space Station: Maximizing the Return from Extended Operations.

The Tiangong design is designed for short tasks or limited overnight stays in a pressurized shirtsleeve environment, while the heavier Chinese stations planned for several years from now will be for longer term habitation.
In addition to the manned program, the Chinese unmanned program has also reached a major milestone with the Chang'e lunar orbiter.

in 2010-2011, before the rover and sample return missions are flown a Chinese-technology mission may be sent to the Moon to further demonstrate landing technologies. But the Chinese were not clear on whether it would go all the way to the surface.
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Selasa, 26 April 2011

Nexus S 4G Price $200

Nexus S 4G Price $200 | Earlier this year, Samsung and Google launched the first ever phone running Gingerbread, known as Nexus S. You've been able to pre-order the Sprint-ified version of the Nexus S for a good while now, but it's always good to add a concrete date for the end of the anticipation and the beginning of the Android 2.3 fun. That date has now been officially marked as May 8th.

Starting off with the dimensions, the HTC Evo 3D comes in a little larger and weighs more (170g vs 130g) than the Nexus S 4G. This could be due to its larger display and the 3D hardware (has dual-cameras on the rear). Design wise however it has an elegant metal body compared to the more plastic looking Sprint Nexus S 4G.
Moving on to the display, the HTC EVO 3D packs a 4.3-inch 540x960 SLCD versus the Nexus S with a smaller 4-inch 480x800 Super AMOLED.

Both are capacitive but the HTC Evo 3D packs a 3D capable Parallax barrier. Now the Super AMOLED display on the Nexus S 4G is reportedly better when it comes to displaying deeper blacks and is more battery friendly (but the HTC EVO 3D tries to compensate for needing the extra juice by stuffing in a larger battery i.e. 1730mAh vs 1500mAh).

As the name implies, this phone also has Sprint's 4G WiMAX, which should give the phone download speeds of 3-8Mbps in about a third of the United States. The phone also works on Sprint's 3G CDMA network and has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, working as a 3G or 4G mobile hotspot for up to five devices. There's 16GB of memory on board.

Sprint's press release for the Nexus S also heavily promotes Google Voice, Google's system for using one phone number across multiple devices and the Web.

This version of the Nexus S will run on Sprint’s WiMax 4G network, and will cost $200 with a two-year contract and Sprint’s “Everything Data” subscription plan. The phone is currently available for pre-order at Best Buy stores only.
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