DATE : 31 MARCH 2011

Intex V.Show Mini Theatre IN 8809 Launched

 Intex has just launched its second projector phone in India - the V3Show Mini Theatre IN 8809. This is the economical successor to its first 3.2-inch touchscreen projector phone - V.Show 8810 a new type of mobile phone at an affordable price - it can project images on the screen. Spice had recently launched the Popkorn Projector M9000 mobile phone with an inbuilt projector, and it seems that there may be more projector phones coming our way.


Basic phone features include a 2.4 inch 262K color QVGA screen, dual GSM SIM capability, quad band capability, WAP, GPRS, JAVA, 2 MP camera, support to play various video formats including 3GP and AVI, MP3 player with FM radio with scheduled recording and stereo Bluetooth, 87 MB internal memory and support for up to 16 GB T-flash memory card. With support for social networking, and including a motion sensor and mobile tracker, the phone supports Hindi language too, in addition to English. It comes loaded with social networking apps such as Facebook, and mobile web browsers Opera Mini and Bolt. With dimensions of 118 mm x 51 mm x 17.5 mm, this candy bar phone weighs just 142 g. The 1000 mAh battery supports talk time up to 3.5 hours and standby time up to 168 hours.

The Intex V.Show Mini Theatre IN 8809 is priced aggressively at Rs.6,300, which is around 700 rupees less than the recently launched Spice Popkorn M9000, albeit with less features.


DATE : 26 MARCH 2011

Now, a camera to make you look pretty

LONDON: Every girl wishes she could dab on some makeup to improve her looks before getting her picture clicked. Now, Panasonic's Lumin DMC-FX77 includes a built-in 'Beauty Retouch' mode which aims to whiten teeth, put colour on your cheeks and reduce wrinkles.

The airbrushing software on the camera, which includes a16 megapixel sensor and 3.5in TFT Touch Screen LCD display will even add makeup and smooth skin, the makers say. 

Several grades of 'face fixing' can be applied to pictures, the more intense levels can lead to the subject of the photo being more terrifying than attractive. Make-up mode is perhaps the most interesting.

Here, you are presented with a choice of colours and tones to apply foundation, blush and even lipstick.

The selection of colours range from subtle light brown eye shadow to a more shocking pink.


Best results are, apparently, achieved using Esthetic mode, which at between 60 or 80 per cent with 'head to shine removal' applied is said to gently glam up one's face.

DATE : 25 MARCH  2011

Spice Popkorn Projector M9000 Unveiled

Spice has just launched a new type of mobile phone at an affordable price it can project images on the screen. The Spice Popkorn Projector M9000 mobile comes with an inbuilt projector, allowing you to project the phone s contents on a large screen. You can therefore project presentations, movies, pictures or even live TV, thanks to the analog TV chip inside the phone, which can receive free terrestrially broadcast TV channels.

The M9000 has a Document Viewer, which lets you view various office document formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and even PDF on the handset. The mobile also sports a laser pointer, which is very useful while making presentations, though we think that the projector and laser pointer cannot be used at the same time.

Basic phone features include a 6 cm (2.36 inch) 262K color QVGA screen, 
dual GSM SIM, 
quad band capability, WAP, GPRS, EDGE, JAVA, 3.2 MP camera, 
support to play various video formats including 3GP, mp4, AVI, FLv, RM and RMVB, MP3 player with FM radio and stereo Bluetooth and support for up to 16 GB T-flash memory card. With dimensions of 119.2 mm x 50.3 mm x 17.35 mm, this candy bar phone weighs just 123 g.

The Spice Popkorn M9000 is priced aggressively at just Rs.6,999.

DATE : 11 MARCH 2011

AMD Radeon 6990 Dual-GPU Graphics Card Is World's Fastest

AMD this week announced the launch of the AMD Radeon HD 6990, a dual-GPU graphics card that is currently the fastest consumer graphics card in existence. In India the Radeon 6990 (codenamed Antilles) is available across outlets of Aditya Infotech (Sapphire) and Rashi Peripherals (XFX). It is priced for high-end PC gamers, with models starting at Rs. 44,990 (excluding taxes).

Some of its features touted by AMD are as follows. A dual-BIOS toggle switch allows gamers to unlock the card and rev up the clocks/voltages for more performance. Natively supports up to five displays using AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, with six display support possible via HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2 components available for purchase later this year.
Microsoft DirectX 11 is supported of course, as is Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD3), a dedicated video playback accelerator, and AMD HD3D technology for stereoscopic 3D gaming and movie experience. AMD PowerTune intelligent technology is said to enable higher clock speeds and faster gaming. AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration is said to offer clearer and more vibrant videos. The AMD Radeon HD 6990 claims to dominate computationally intense workloads with support for IEEE 754 double precision floating point ops (equips it for research and workstation-like purposes).

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Motorola Atrix vs Samsung Galaxy S2 vs LG Optimus 3D

Early View: What's the best dual-core handset?

All three handsets incorporate the latest in dual-core mobile processing - all based on the ARM Cortex-A9 design. Inside the S2, you'll find an Exynos processor (formerly 'Orion'), rated at 1GHz.
This is the dual-core follow-up to the successful single-core Hummingbird chip that appeared in the original Galaxy.

The Motorola Atrix has a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, offering the ability to drive larger HD panels from the handset.

The Optimus 3D, meanwhile, boasts a 1GHz dual-Core, dual-channel OMAP4 processor supplied by Texas Instruments. LG claims that it offers "significant performance benefits as a result of the faster transfer of data between the dual-core and dual-memory".

Storage and memory
The Galaxy S2 wins the internal storage battle as it comes in either 16GB or 32GB models. The Moto Atrix only has a 16GB capacity. In comparison, the Optimus 3D only has 8GB-worth of storage.
All three feature microSD slots, however, enabling you to boost the internal storage by up to 32GB. This means that the 32GB Galaxy S2 can top out with 64GB of memory, the 16GB model 48GB and the Optimus 3D 40GB. The Atrix also has the potential to be a 48GB unit (16+32GB)

Headlining the Samsung Galaxy S2 is an 8.0 Megapixel camera (3264 x 2448 pixels) with extras that include: autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus functionality, face/smile detection, image stabilisation and 1080p video capture. On the front face, you'll also find a 2MP camera for video calls. Or self-portraits.

The Motorola Atrix has a 5 Megapixel snapper on the back with dual LED flash. It's 720p capable. The camera on the front is a 0.3 Megapixel unit. Again there's autofocus, geotagging, white balance and other effects.
It's hard to compare both of these setups against the LG Optimus 3D, which features dual 5MP cameras with an LED flash between them. It might boast fewer options (autofocus and geo-tagging), but the twin lenses are capable of taking stereoscopic photos and videos (720p only) or capturing 1080p video in 2D.
LG has also added a front-facing camera, probably a 1.3MP or 2MP model (unconfirmed).


In terms of connectivity, all three phones are well-specced. The Samsung Galaxy S2 and Motorola Atrix 2 incorporate 3G/HSDPA and HSPA+ at speeds up to 21Mbps where supported. Both have got every band of Wi-Fi covered too and can handle 802.11a/b/g/n.
Both handsets also have Bluetooth 3.0+HS. Based on 802.11 protocols, it's capable of enhanced data speeds up to 24Mbps.
The wireless options on LG's Optimus 3D are fairly similar. They include a tasty mix of 3G/HSDPA and HSPA+, a triple play of 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. Not quite as good as the Galaxy S2, but still far from shabby.
All three phones also feature microUSB jacks and HDMI ports for outputting whatever is on the mobile display to an HD telly. The Samsung and LG handsets also include stereo FM radios (with RDS), although it doesn't seem to be enabled on the Motorola Atrix.


Location and sensors
At this level, you'd expect most smartphones to feature GPS/A-GPS, a built-in gyroscope, digital compass, plus screen-flipping accelerometer, proximity and light sensors. And all three hit the spot here.

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DATE : 10 MARCH 2011

Nokia E7 starts pre-orders at Rs. 35,000

Nokia is all set to launch the E7 in India and has already begun taking preorders for the device. The E7 is expected to be available for Rs. 35,000. Consumers who wish to experience the device will be able to do so at Nokia priority stores across the country starting on March 8. Consumers can also preorder the latest Symbian smartphone from Nokia website by filling a simple form.


The E7 boasts of some impressive specs including a 4-inch AMOLED screen, a slide out QWERTY keypad, an 8MP camera with dual LED flash, 720p recording and 16GB of internal storage.

Nokia has also recently announced an agreement with Microsoft to launch Windows phone 7 based smartphones.

DATE : 5 MARCH 2011

NetGear PTV2000 Push2TV HD

Netgear's new Push2TV HD WiDi-based wireless display device.
(Credit: Netgear)
LAS VEGAS--Exactly a year ago, Netgear debuted its first Intel Wireless Display-based display device, the Push2TV, which enables consumers to stream whatever is being viewed on a laptop to the TV without the need for cables or wires, via a click of a mouse. 
Today the company announced the second generation of the product, the Push2TV HD TV adapter (model PTV2000), which now offers full-HD 1080p video resolution and other improvements, including: 


·         30fps video: Image quality is now improved with full motion video.
·         Dual-band wireless connectivity: Supports multiple wireless bands to minimize wireless interference.
·         Extend mode: Users now can browse the Internet on the laptop while wirelessly streaming a movie to the TV at the same time.
·         Improved latency: Lag time between the laptop display and the TV is reduced compared with the previous version.
Expanded graphics card support: Laptops with both Intel integrated and discrete graphics processors are now supported

The improved latency seems to be the key upgrade, as, depending on how improved it is, it might allow users to play 3D games. The previous version of the device, and of the WiDi technology, has about half a second of lag, making it impossible to manage real-time interaction. This also means WiDi might now finally catch up with WHDI, another prominent wireless display option, in terms of performance.
Netgear says that the new Push2TV HD is compatible with laptops featuring both current-generation and next-generation Intel WiDi technology. The device has a similar design to the previous version and can be used with any TV that has an HDMI port or component ports that don't already have built-in support for WiDi. Laptops supporting core i3,core i5,core i7 processors and with intel Graphics Card

The Push2TV HD is slated to be available during the first quarter of the year and will cost around $120.


Model Highlights: 3D in Double Full HD, 3D viewing directly on 3.5" LCD—no need for 3D glasses,
                             Full HD 2D playback from 3D recordings, 
                             1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p recording, 
                             10x optical zoom in 3D




DATE : 27 FEB 2011



DATE : 24 FEB 2011

Full Page Portable Scanner

Full Page Portable Scanner accepts full-page documents and photographs and provides a preview of images on a built-in 2.4″ color LCD before saving them to digital format. Exclusive to Hammacher Schlemmer, it is sized for optimal portability, taking up a foot of space wherever it is used, unlike flatbed scanners that require dedicated counterspace. The device accepts face-down up to full 8 1/2″ x 11″ documents and photographs (and as small as 3″ x 5″), scanning them at up to 300 dpi resolution; the LCD provides 480 x 234 pixel resolution.


 A document or photograph is quickly converted into an individual, high-quality JPEG digital picture file which is saved onto a preferred memory card. The converter accepts SD and MMC memory card formats (up to 32 GB )–a 4 GB SD card (sold below) stores up to 875 images. Once stored onto a memory card, digital images can be transferred using the included mini-USB cable to a PC running Windows 7, Vista, or XP, or to a Mac for additional editing as desired; includes software to convert scans into Excel, Word, or PDF documents.

LifeSpan MyBeat Heart Rate Ring

We’ve seen heart rate devices that you wear on your wrist, but how about one that you wear on your finger? LifeSpan’s MyBeat Heart Rate Ring claims to be convenient and automatic, providing a continuous reading of your heart rate. No chest straps are used, just put it on your finger and press start. I’d love to try one of these to see how accurate it is.


DATE : 23 FEB 2011



New Sony Vaio VPCF21Z1E/BI F Series 3D Laptop

Sony seriously digs the 3D world. There are much 3D things which was unveiled by Sony in recent time. We already discussed about 3D Bloggie camera, and Bravia KDL-HX820 3D TV. Now we will talk about a new 3D laptop, Sony VPCF21Z1E/BI laptop.
With a 16.0” (40.6cm) Full HD VAIO display premium, an Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost, up to 8GB DDR3 memory and cutting edge 1GB NVIDIA graphics, SonyVPCF21Z1E/BI laptop will deliver a true amazing 3D experiences of movies on Blu-ray Disc, games and videos in Full HD (1920 x 1080) quality. Simply by just press the 3D button. You can also convert the 2D movies on Blu-ray Disc or DVD to simulated 3D video instantly at the touch of a button.


In addition, the gadget is powered by Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit) OS and featuring a 640GB HDD, Blu-ray Disc drive with DVD Supermulti, 2x SuperSpeed USB 3.0, a USB 2.0 port, Wi-Fi, SD Card, a microphone jack, headphone jack, and HDMI port. And thank to a 1.31MP image sensor built-in camera, so you can do video chit-chat with your friends.
Sony VPCF21Z1E/BI laptop is expected to face the market in the end of February 2011 in premium black color. The price tag is still unclear. Judging from the specs, the gadget will be a little expensive




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