Friday, August 26, 2011

Lenovo's M71z all-in-one is 20" of touchscreen, $599 and up

Lenovo’s all-in-one M71z may be geared for the office, but its impressive specs make it a powerful yet space-efficient computer hub at home too.

Powered by the second-generation Intel Core i-processor, DDR3 RAM, with the option for up to 1 TB hard drive or a 160 GB solid state drive for 15-second bootups, all combined with a 20″ touchscreen monitor, there is a lot to like about the M71z. (Windows 7 [Home Premium and up] and Vista do offer touch controls so you can open and close programs and windows by tapping the monitor.)

The all-in-one also comes equipped with a whopping six USB ports, a DVD burner, chassis intrusion switch to let you know when your computer has been opened, as well as a DisplayPort for plugging in a second monitor so you can catch up on your emails while you watch a movie. You also have the option for a 2-megapixel web cam and digital array microphone that should yield high-quality web chats, perhaps even good enough for a job or television interview. For those living in tight quarters who may not be able to spare a desk for an all-in-one computer, the M71z can be mounted on the wall or on a desk mount using the universal Vesa devices.

At $599, the M71z seems like better bang for your buck when compared to Dell’s all-in-one Inspiron One 2305, which has an older AMD CPU but offers a slightly larger touch display at 23″ for $750. HP’s business-minded Omni Pro 110 starts at $639 but doesn’t include a touchscreen monitor. To be fair, we won’t know until the M71z launches in October the exact components that are included in the base $599 price tag. Lenovo’s all-in-one will be sold on its website and through its business partners.


Apple's OS X Lion now on a USB stick, $69.99

Although downloading a copy of the OS X Lion from the Mac App Store is economical ($29.99) and convenient for those who already have Snow Leopard, it can make things much more difficult for some users who are:

  • Upgrading from Tiger to Lion (but on hardware that meets the OS requirements)
  • Upgrading from Snow Leopard for the first time but have no Internet connection
  • Installing a new hard drive (where previous copy of the OS is on the old hard drive) and have no Internet connection

In these more unusual circumstances, having the OS on a USB drive maybe the only way to get the job done. Starting today, Apple is offering the OS X Lion on a thumb drive for $69.99, available from its online store now and will probably be in retail stores soon.

The most important thing to note about installing Lion via the USB stick is that Lion’s built-in recovery mechanism — to automatically prompt you to re-download a copy from the Mac App Store — will not work. Subsequent installs of Lion must use this same drive:

When you install OS X Lion using the USB thumb drive, you will not be able to reinstall OS X Lion from Lion Recovery. You will need to use the USB thumb drive to reinstall OS X Lion.

This $70 8 GB USB drive buys some peace of mind that you can still get your Mac(s) up and running even under the least ideal conditions, as long as you don’t misplace it. Alternatively, if you’re feeling frugal and have some time to spare, you can create your own DVD boot image of the Lion installer following these instructions from CNET that will let you troubleshoot your computer even when there is no ‘net.


SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip is a budget iPod shuffle, but better

SanDisk’s newest Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player may look like an elongated iPod shuffle with a color display on top and a clip on the back, but is actually packed with so many features that it makes you wonder why anyone would hand $50 over to Apple for a shuffle.

For the same price as the 2 GB shuffle, you could get a 4 GB Sansa Clip Zip that comes with a micro SDHC card slot expandable to 32 GB, a 1.1-inch color display for cover art and a graphical interface, and a music player that triples as a stopwatch, FM radio and voice recorder. The SanDisk player is also available with 8 GB of internal storage for $70.

Audiophiles would be pleased to know the Sansa Clip Zip supports FLAC rather than Apple’s proprietary Lossless file format. Other music and audiobook file formats that it supports include: MP3, WMA, secure WMA, Ogg Vorbis and AAC compatible (DRM-free iTunes). So rather than spend time googling for tips and converters to get your non-M4a files to play on an i-device, this MP3 player simplifies the process of getting the files you want to your device.

While the Sansa Clip Zip is thicker than the shuffle at 0.58-inch and measuring almost twice as tall at 2.25-inch, it is still relatively light and portable for strapping onto belt hoops. Its internal rechargeable battery is good for 15 hours of use, according to press materials. Even though a dedicated MP3 player seems out of place when most phones already double as music players, it still has its uses. For students facing a long commute who do not want to drain their phone’s battery just by listening to music, or athletic types who need their own personal soundtrack while hiking but don’t want to risk dropping their phone on the trail, the Sansa Clip Zip is an affordable player to use, worry-free.

Taking a page from the shuffle, the 4 GB Sansa Clip Zip comes in seven different colors, while the 8 GB model is only available in Black or Grey. Both the 4 and 8 GB SanDisk players are available in the U.S. and Canada now for $50 and $70 respectively, with a rollout to Europe planned for September.

[Source: SanDisk press release]


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sony confirms plans to make all PlayStation Vita games downloadable

Is digital distribution the future of gaming? Sony seems to think so. The company has announced that games for its upcoming PlayStation Vita will be sold on the PlayStation Store alongside their physical counterparts.

The news, however, is more of a confirmation. Sony had been saying as early as March that it planned to offer digital versions of the Vita’s titles. Still, its nice to know that the company is actually committing itself to the move.

Sony has been pretty busy with with announcements over the past few days. Yesterday, the company revealed the bizarre Wi-Fi-less PSP E-

1000 as well as a $50 price-drop for the PlayStation 3 to $250.


BlackBerry phones could get Android app compatibility in 2012

Could the Blackberry soon follow the PlayBook’s lead and gain the ability to run Android apps?

That’s the story according to Bloomberg, which says that RIM’s QNX phones could be seeing the functionality as soon as early 2012. The report says that the move is a result of RIM’s desire to boost the sagging sales of its phones. With the the Android Market currently boasting over 250,000 apps, the move would be a smart one if RIM is serious about increasing the appeal of its phones.

Of course, the move is also an admittance on RIM’s part that the PlayBook’s ecosystem doesn’t exactly fill the current demand for extensive app offerings. So let’s hope RIM fills out its own app selection as well.



Dell Launches New Generation of Dell EqualLogic Storage Solutions

Dell today announced new Dell EqualLogic storage solutions and supporting software to help customers address the data management requirements of increasingly dynamic, virtualized data centers. The company also released details of new integration across its storage portfolio with the forthcoming VMware vSphere® 5 virtualization and cloud infrastructure platform.

Today’s announcements represent another milestone in the continued evolution of Dell Fluid Data solutions, designed to help customers more effectively manage valuable business information in virtualized data centers.

"Organizations of all sizes continue to place a priority on boosting IT asset efficiency while improving IT responsiveness to business pressures. Ever greater exploitation of virtualization is a key element in these efforts, and the deployment of flexible and intelligent storage systems is frequently the key to successful efforts," said Richard Villars, vice president of storage and IT Strategies at IDC. "Dell's continued investment in advanced yet cost effective storage solutions along with a continued expansion of its enterprise service and solutions organization, puts the company in a strong position to help IT organizations get the most from their data centers, today, and in the future."

New Dell EqualLogic Storage Platform Extends Fluid Data Architecture

In support of customers’ growing storage demands, Dell introduced the EqualLogic PS6100 and PS4100 family of virtualized, IP-based storage offerings. Together with new Dell EqualLogic firmware version 5.1, Dell offers customers its next generation of EqualLogic storage solutions that seamlessly integrate into existing environments without downtime or a major overhaul. This helps customers to focus on managing their storage and not the manual process of upgrading infrastructure.

This launch marks the introduction of 2.5-inch drive support for the EqualLogic product line, providing greater density that enables users to store more in less space. Additionally, customers can gain up to 60 percent performance improvement on typical workloads with the EqualLogic PS Series compared to the previous generation EqualLogic arrays.

“The new EqualLogic capabilities mark a significant next step in the evolution of the Dell Fluid Data architecture and extend Dell’s leadership in virtualized IP-based storage solutions that are easy to manage,” said Darren Thomas, vice president and general manager, Dell Enterprise Storage. “The new storage arrays and virtualization tools can help our customers run highly optimized and efficient data centers by automating configuration and improving performance without forcing forklift upgrades.”

“VMware and Dell have proven time and time again that the integration of storage infrastructures and virtual environments can have a dramatic impact on a customer’s ability to increase flexibility while streamlining IT management,” said Narayan Venkat, vice president, product management, storage, VMware. “Our joint engineering efforts to integrate Dell storage solutions with the VMware platform continue to help customers grow their environments, meet business needs, and more efficiently manage business requirements without adding complexity or cost.”

EqualLogic PS Series arrays, regardless of generation, work together to automatically manage data, load balance across all resources, and expand to meet growing storage needs. Dell provides these capabilities without requiring customers to “rip and replace” their storage environment during each upgrade cycle as they would with other vendors. Readmore...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ThinkPad Tablet on sale, shipping in days

One of the most interesting tablets in the Android world is the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet that is aimed at the enterprise worker. The ThinkPad slate has software optimized for workers and optional pen support for taking handwritten notes. There are three models of the ThinkPad Tablet now available on the Lenovo site, with shipping of August 29 indicated.

The configurations available for order break down as follows:

Wi-Fi only, 16GB - $499

3G/Wi-Fi, 32GB - $569

3G/Wi-Fi, 64GB - $669

Pen - $30

Keyboard folio - $100

These are not cheap but according to Lenovo are loaded with special features to increase productivity for professionals. These include the optional pen that rests in a convenient silo in the tablet frame, and software aimed at converting handwritten notes to digital text.


Cheaper 8 GB iPhone 4 to join iPhone 5's late September release?

While most iPhone rumors in recent months have focused on the iPhone 5, a few of them have aimed not at the next generation of the phone, but the current one.

The latest rumor comes via Reuters, which reports that Apple is working on a cheaper 8GB iPhone 4 to be released alongside the upcoming iPhone 5. The device’s memory would be a significant step down from the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 4 models sold currently. Decreased memory was the only change mentioned in the Reuters story.

Reuters’ report echos previous rumors concerning a cheaper iPhone, which sources said would work alongside Apple’s iCloud service.

How significant this new iPhone 4’s price cut will be is still unknown, but if the iPhone 3GS sales are any indication, the move is sure to be a smart one.


Acer adds 7" Iconia Tab A100 to tablet lineup, $330

In the same week that we find out HP’s 7-inch tablet TouchPad Go is almost launch-ready, Acer announces its own 7-inch Iconia Tab A100, which is available exclusively from Walmart starting today.

Besides sharing the same display size as the likes of RIM PlayBook and HTC Flyer, the A100 is subtly different from its competitors. For one thing, it’s the first North American slate to run Android Honeycomb 3.2, which is geared for 7-inch screens, so it should provide a better user experience than the smartphone OS (Android 2.4 Gingerbread ) that shipped with the HTC Flyer.

Touted as a mobile entertainment device, the mini Iconia Tab comes pre-loaded with Adobe Flash 10.3, Acer LumiRead, Google Books eReading apps, as well as Acer’s media sharing platform that links up all DLNA-compliant devices so users can access their files wirelessly.

Other technical specs of the A100 include:

  • Display: 7-inch TFT WSVGA, 1024×600 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio with 75-degree wide viewing angle
  • CPU: NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core
  • GPU: Ultra Low Power GeForce
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Cameras: 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash and can record HD 720p videos in camcorder mode; 2-megapixel front camera
  • Ports/Connectors: 1 HDMI port, 1 microUSB port, and a Micro-SD card reader
  • Connectivity: Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, Bluetooth
  • Battery: 1530 mAh Li-polymer battery for up to five hours
  • Dimensions: 0.5-inch thick
  • Weight: 0.92 pounds

The A100 is priced very competitively, starting at just $330 for the 8 GB, Wi-Fi only model. Because the slate has a built-in a Micro-SD card slot, it can get away with providing less internal storage space to keep its price tag relatively low. (The 16 GB, Wi-Fi-only PlayBook, by contrast, is retailing for $499 at Best Buy — I’m pretty sure an 8 GB Micro-SD card does not cost $170.) For those looking for more on-board storage capacity, the 16 GB A100 will set you back $350.

While I can understand the appeal of the 7-inch form factor from tech companies’ point of view: many already have a 10-inch tablet in their lineup, so shrinking the design by a couple of inches allows them to offer a similar product at a more budget-friendly price point. But are consumers interested in tablets at this size? Wouldn’t 7-inch slates be competing with e-readers like the Nook Color?

What do you think? Is a 7-inch tablet with a lower price tag like the A100 more enticing than a larger 10-inch slate that costs a bit more money?


First Look: ASUS' 13in UX31 Ultrabook

Until a few months ago the term ‘Ultrabook’ didn’t exist. Referring to a new category of Wintel powered ultrathin products designed to take Apple’s Macbook Air head on, the first mentions of the name came at Computex, a few days after ASUS unveiled its UX21 laptop.

At the ASUS launch in Taiwan we had a chance to get some glimpses of the UX21 through the pack of camera wielding journalists that descended upon it every time it was being displayed. On the hype scale it came second to the Padfone tablet/smartphone hybrid, but it still impressed us a lot (once we released it was running a Core i7 rather than an Atom processor).

Also read: Enter the Ultrabook: making the Windows laptop v MacBook decision

It was the UX concept that sparked the Ultrabook idea by Intel, which is making special variants of its Sandy Bridge processors for the laptops. Since then there have been rumours coming out of Taiwan that there is some serious back and forth going on between Intel and laptop manufacturers, largely over the cost of the components and the subsequent ability to be price-competitive with the MacBook Air. The latest reports from Digitimes are that tier one manufacturers are getting a 20% discount on processors and that’s it.

12 and 13in versions

To date most of the Ultrabook focus has been on the 12in UX21, but ASUS has a second model with a 13in screen that will soon be in production. Called the UX31, there are a handful of samples floating around the globe, and we made a visit to ASUS’ Sydney offices to take a look at this thin and light beauty before it finished its brief visit to Australia.

After spending a few hours with this beauty our excitement levels are high. While there are certainly compromises made to get high end hardware into a small form factor, the end result is a razor thin laptop with power that belies its size. Inside the 3mm-17mm wedge of unibody aluminium sits a Core i7-2637M clocked at 1.7GHz (which is half the speed of a desktop Core i7-2600). This is paired with 4GB of DDR3 and a 128GB Sandisk SSD. Shipping models will come with either Core i5 or Core i7 CPUs, and SSD capacity will include 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB options. The 1600 x 900 13in LED backlit screen is driven by the processor graphics built into the CPUs, which has been key to getting everything into the tiny chassis.

Also in this wedge sits a Lithium polymer battery, which we didn’t get a chance to test. ASUS is claiming this will deliver 7 hours of battery life. One other factor that helps eke the most out of this battery is a 2 second resume from sleep when the lid is opened. This enables a usage model where the UX31 can be removed from a bag and re

The chassis itself is a unibody aluminium design, with a somewhat striking circular polish pattern around the ASUS logo on the lid. Open it up and there is a large scrabble-tile keyboard, suitable for even the comically massive hands of this writer. The touchpad seemed quite responsive and the aluminium surrounding it all was refreshingly resilient to fingerprint smudges. Audio quality wasn’t up to the level of some of the better engineered laptops out there, but it was surprisingly good for something in such a sleek form factor.

We also nerded out a bit over the way ASUS has integrated the ventilation slots into the screen hinge, making them relatively unobtrusive. We did a bit of a manual check of the base for hot spots and couldn’t find any telltale signs of where the CPU was – but we had only been running light workloads and will revisit it with some more CPU intensive benchmarks once review hardware becomes available.


omparisons to the Macbook Air are inevitable, and despite our initial worries that one could do little to differentiate a tiny wedge of aluminium, ASUS is playing to the strengths of the Windows platform with the UX31. On the left hand side (near the back, which is the only part thick enough to house ports)

sits a USB 2 port, headphone jack and SD card reader. On the right side sit the hole for the charger, a USB 3 port, Micro HDMI and Mini-Displayport slots. This is a perfect feature set for such an on-the go product.

We should know soon exactly what the plans are for an Australian launch of the UX31. It is definitely coming, but ASUS is ironing out specs, prices and timing. Odds are that Acer will beat them to the punch, with a local Ultrabook launch scheduled for early September, but given everything we have seen to date of the UX31 and UX21, ASUS is setting a very high bar for the competition.

ady to go near instantly, which all plays into the convenience that Ultrabooks are supposed to deliver.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

XFX AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB Video Card Unboxing & First Look

AMD Radeon 6990 is the beast VGA card . he most powerful graphics card in the world. Readmore...

Call of Duty: Black Ops 7680x1600 GTX580 Tri SLI

COD Black Ops GTX580 7680x1600 Tri SLI running on 3 x 30inch LCD samsung Readmore...

ASUS Mars II dual GTX 580 running Crysis II at 3240 x 1920 - you want!

ASUS had a very wicked setup at their Computex booth displaying the power of its amazing Mars II video card which runs two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 chips on one card.

Anyone for Crysis II at 3240 x 1920? Wow!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Review Acer Aspire TimelineX 4830T (AS4830T-6642) Specs

Acer Aspire TimelineX 4830T (AS4830T-6642) comes with 14-inch CineCrystal display with WXGA resolution. AS4830T-6642 boasts Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor (2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz, 3 MB L3) and Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset. This Acer laptop is equipped with 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 640 GB Serial ATA 5400 rpm HDD, optical drive, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-fi, Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI, two USB 2.0 ports, VGA, Network (RJ-45), microphone, card reader which supports xD/SD/MMC/MS Pro/MS, six-cell Lithium-Ion 6000 mAh battery, and webcam.

Acer Aspire TimelineX 4830T (AS4830T-6642) Specs

Diagonal Size : 14.0”
Resolution : WXGA, 16:9
Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
CineCrystal display

Graphics Card
Intel® HD Graphics 3000

Type : Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor
Speed : 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz
Cache : 3 MB L3

Mobile Intel® HM65 Express Chipset

Slots : 2
Max : 8 GB

640 GB Serial ATA 5400 rpm HDD

Optical Drive
DVD-Writer, DVD-RAM/±R/±RW

LAN : Gigabit Ethernet
WLAN : 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth : Bluetooth 3.0

Inputs and Controls

High-definition audio support

1 x HDMI
2 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
1 x Network (RJ-45)
1 x microphone

Card Reader : xD, SD, MMC, MS Pro, MS


Battery : 6-cell Lithium-Ion 6000 mAh
Battery Life : up to 8 hours

Kensington Lock Slot
BIOS passwords :
- User
- Supervisor
- Hard Drive

Dimensions and Weight
Width : 13.33”
Depth : 9.41”
Height : 1.18”
Weight : 4.78 lbs

Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Bing™ Bar
Windows Live™ Essentials

Acer Aspire TimelineX 4830T (AS4830T-6642)
Acer Aspire TimelineX 4830T


Acer Aspire 5736Z Specifications

Diagonal Size : 15.6"
Max Resolution : 1366 x 768 (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio
Technology : Acer CineCrystal™ LED-backlit TFT LCD, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing
Brightness : 220 nit

Graphics Card
Integrated 3D graphics
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M with up to 1759 MB of Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (64 MB of dedicated system memory, up to 1695 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10

Type : Intel® Pentium® processor T4500
Speed : 2.30 GHz
FSB : 800 MHz
Cache : 1 MB L2

Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset

Dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM support
Up to 2GB DDR3 system memory
Max : 4GB using two soDIMM modules

Acer Aspire 5736Z

Acer Aspire 5736Z

640GB or larger

Optical Drive
8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive

LAN : 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet

Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology

Bluetooth :
Bluetooth® 3.0 + HS
Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR

Inputs and Controls
103/104/107 keys Acer FineTip keyboard with independent standard numeric keypad, international language support

Multi-gesture touchpad, supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate, flip

Media keys
Media control keys (printed on keyboard): play/pause, stop, previous, next, volume up, volume down

Built-in mono speaker
Built-in microphone
MS-Sound compatible

3 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x HDMI™ port with HDCP support
1 x External display (VGA) port
1 x Headphone/speaker/line-out jack
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Ethernet (RJ-45) port
1 x DC-in jack for AC adapter

Card Reader : 2-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC)

Acer Crystal Eye webcam with 1280 x 1024 resolution

Battery :
6-cell Li-ion 48.8 Wh 4400 mAh
4-cell Li-ion 41.4 Wh 2800 mAh

Adapter : 3-pin 65W AC Adapter

Battery Life :
6-cell : 3.5 hours
4-cell : 3 hours

Kensington lock slot
BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords

Dimensions and Weight
Width : 381 (14.99")
Depth : 253 (9.96")
Height : 25 - 34 mm (0.98 - 1.33")
Weight : 2.6 kg (5.74 lbs) (with 6-cell battery)

Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic

Productivity Software :
• Acer Backup Manager
• Acer ePower Management
• Acer eRecovery Management
• Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1
• Adobe® Reader® 9.1
• eSobi™
• Google Toolbar™
• Norton™ Online Backup
• Microsoft® Office 2010 preloaded
• Microsoft® Office Starter 2010

Security Software :
• McAfee® Internet Security Suite Trial
• MyWinLocker® (except China, Hong Kong)

Multimedia Software :
• Cyberlink® PowerDVD™
• NTI Media Maker™

Gaming Software :
• Oberon GameZone (except US, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea)
• WildTangent® (US, Canada only)

Communication and ISP Software :
• Acer Crystal Eye
• Microsoft® Silverlight™
• Windows Live™ Essentials — Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live™ Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer)
• Skype™

Web links and utilities Software :
• Acer Accessory Store (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK only)
• Acer Identity Card
• Acer Registration
• Acer Updater
• eBay® shortcut 2009 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, UK, US only)
• Netflix shortcut (US only)


Toshiba F750 3D Laptop Specifications and Price

Toshiba recently unveiled its new F750 3D laptop that is equipped with all the latest features and support. This 3D enabled device has a resolution of 1920X1080 pixels. The 3D viewing glasses are provided by the company itself.

Here are some of the Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D specifications of the laptop:

Display: 15.6 inch Full HD screen that is capable of displaying 3D without any glasses.
Processor: Intel Core i7 (2.0 Ghz to 2.9 Ghz) processor
Graphics: NVidia GeForce GT 540M Graphics Card with a capacity of 2GB.
Hard disk: 640 GB SATA HDD (5400rpm)
RAM: 6 GB DDR3 RAM (1333MHz)
Drive: Blu-Ray RW drive
Webcam: HD web cam with eye tracking technology
Audio: Kardon Stereo Speakers with Dolby Surround
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11(b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0, 1x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0 ports, Sleep and Charge. Multi Card reader.


The Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D laptop doesn’t look much different from the earlier devices introduced by the Japanese giant in the past. But it does feel good to enjoy a 3D movie without any hassles of using glasses. For the people wearing glasses it doesn’t looks nice when they have to wear both of the pairs at once. The quality of images and 3D motion display and playback was quite impressive.

Another impressive feature that we found with this device is that the HD webcam tracks your head and more importantly your eyes so that it can adjust the images accordingly. This feature works great if there is a single user in front of the laptop but there are certain problems that have been detected when there are plenty other people around. On the whole we will rate this feature as average and Toshiba needs to work a lot on it to make it a success in the coming models.

There some problems of crosstalk that we detected when we were seeing the two images at once. Another issue that came up with the 3D display is the minimum viewing distance is set to 60 cm. for viewing 3D efficiently. This can be quite awkward and inconvenient if you want to watch the movie on a nice lounge or somewhere you feel more comfortable. Only a single user can experience the 3D without glasses but if you want to watch movie with your friends than you must arrange for the glasses.

Toshiba has given an HDMI output slot and a Blu-Ray drive so that you can transfer your 3D footage's and content from your laptop to the other places.

The company has also added some more 3D tweaks so that you can work with the 2D documents while watching the 3D videos.

Overall we liked the Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D laptop and it will available on August 2011 in US, Uk and India. This product is appealing for those who want to have 3D experience without any hassles of glasses. Price at £1300 is a decent amount when compared with the features and specifications offered by Toshiba.

Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D Laptop First Look Video


Free Android Games : Angry Birds

More than thousands of free android game applications offered by Google. Now you can enjoy directly install and played directly through your android. I tell you the best 10 Free android games:

  1. Angry Birds. Use the unique powers of the Angry Birds to destroy the greedy pigs' fortresses!The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the unique powers of each bird to destroy the pigs' fortresses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each of the 240 levels requires logic, skill, and force to solve.
  2. Bubble Blast 2. You can start but You never be able to stop. Bubble Blast 2 is a puzzle game in which you burst bubbles to trigger a chain reaction in order to eliminate them.
  3. Drag Racing. Addictive drag racing with realistic car physics!Addictive drag racing with realistic car physics, updated regularly!Drive 30+ different cars from Supra to Evo to Veyron Super Sport. Install performance upgrades and challenge other racers online!
  4. Mouse Trap. Help the mouse escape the laboratory.Mouse Trap is a simple but very addictive puzzle game. The goal is to help a trapped mouse find the exit of a given maze.This can be achieved by sliding blocks out of the mouse's way. As you unblock each part of the maze, you will be given a chance to unlock bonuses and gain coins.As you accumulate coins, you will be able to unlock level packs and various hidden features in the game bonus store.
  5. Paradise Island. Paradise Island is lovely simulation game. Build your own empire!"Paradise Island" is the game for all sun and sea lovers! Tear yourself away from work and build your own sunny island! Is it time to make your own business? Just have some practice! Reach tourists are just about getting to your warm beaches! Entertain them in casinos and entertainment centers, build hotels, restaurants and discos! Build your own empire of entertainment! Turn your island into best resort empire and learn to manage your own business.
  6. NinJump. In this fast paced ninja climbing game, your goal is to rise as high as you can while avoiding killer squirrels, angry birds, enemy ninjas, throwing stars and exploding bombs. With a simple tap you can jump from one wall to the other, knocking obstacles from the air as you do. Take down three enemies of the same kind to trigger mega-jump bonuses. Collect shields to plow through your opponents with. Just watch out for ledges and other ninjas because they will knock you off and send you to your doom!
  7. Pool Master Pro. Welcome to the Pool Master Pro game! How about a nice little game of pool? This is the No.1 Pool game in Android market and it's totally FREE.
  8. National Flags Quiz.This is a simple national flags quiz. How many questions can you answer within 60 seconds? There are two mode of 'Name to Flag' and 'Flag to Name'. It records your best score.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Panasonic Doubles Performance, Improves Features and Screen of Toughbook CF-19

Panasonic today announced the Toughbook CF-19mk5 with more than double the system performance, improved usability and unique new screen visibility technology. In field utilities, emergency services, defence, transport maintenance and a huge range of field services, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 is transforming the way professionals work by providing access to data and applications, wherever and whenever those professionals need it. As the market-leading outdoor convertible notebook PC, the CF-19 is the benchmark fully rugged notebook, built on 15 years of Panasonic Toughbook experience.
System Performance Doubles
System performance in the latest CF-19mk5 device has been doubled with the inclusion of second generation high performance Intel Core i5-2520M (2.5GHz) standard voltage processor with Intel HD 3000 graphics, ensuring the device is capable of handling the most intensive applications. This is the first time a standard voltage CPU and Intel HD 3000 graphics have been included in the CF-19 and still without the need for a fan, ensuring reliability in a challenging environment remains a priority.

As well as the new CPU, the CF-19mk5 also comes with 4GB RAM as standard with a 32bit or 64bit Windows 7 professional operating system bundle. Different Hard Disk Drives are also available with 320GB (5.400rpm) in the Standard model or with optional 128GB SSD or 256GB SSD and 500GB (7200rpm) available on a request basis.

The best screen visibility on the market
The CF-19 always ensures the screen delivers just the right level of brightness for easy vision whatever the conditions. To deliver the best 10,1” screen visibility on the market, the mk5 generation of the CF-19 uses Panasonic Transflective Plus technology. This incorporates circular polarizer to reduce reflection. This operating mode helps to reduce power consumption and enhance battery life as no backlight is required in bright environments. This results in a massive enhancement of up to 6,500nit of transflective brightness under an equivalent 200K lx environment. Readmore...

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Strong Your Android Phone with Free Android Apps

Want to turn your Android phone into a stronger and more helpful device? Free Android Apps can help you. I will offer you a list of the most popular free android apps run the whole gamut, showing the range and the power of free Android apps in general. Surely, you wouldn’t want to miss that opportunity? The following are the most popular Android Apps available for free.

Google Sky Map

Probably not the most useful on this list, but it’s definitely one of the most interesting. The Google Sky Map is exactly that: a planetarium right inside your Android phone. What’s more? No need to say more than it’s a Google program!


Do you want to keep your phone looking new and fresh every so often? Get Backgrounds, one of the most popular free Android apps that has more than 10,000 wallpapers for free. With this app, your phone will never look drab again.


I really shouldn’t have to say a single word about this app. I do feel it’s necessary to say that it’s the *Official Facebook App for Android*. Enough said!


In a way, it would be very surprising if a run-of-the-mill compass app was on this list. Well, it’s not and this Android app is far more than a mere tool to tell you which way is north. To name a few of the features this app brings to the table will be enough to sell most on the idea that it’s a practical, handy app to have on their Android phone. Essentially this is a half compass, half GPS Android app. It tells you the direction, but it also tells you the speed at which you’re traveling, the exact coordinates of your location and more things that can be used for fun or to potential save your life if you’re trapped somewhere.

Barcode Scanner

Perhaps one of the most ingenious free Android apps on this list, this barcode scanner app lets you access prices, reviews, and other related files by scanning the barcodes on various items in stores and elsewhere. Most importantly for Android phone users, it will easily decode the QR Codes attached to Android apps that you find all over many of the Android websites online. Just download this free app, click the icon and take a quick snapshot of an app’s QR Code. Next thing you know, you’ll be at the Android Market again, but this time at that app’s info and download page!

Handcent SMS

Do you want to send SMS and MMS messages through your Android phone? Don’t get what I’m asking? More simply: do you next? If you do, you need to get Handcent SMS for Android. Basically, it takes your phone to entirely new level and texting dimension. Trust me, when you’ve used this app for a while, you’ll wonder how you lived without it for so long!


Perhaps one of the most hands-on free Android apps, Ringdroid allows you to edit various audio files so you can create your own ringtones and alarms. Tired of editing songs to create your own ringtone? Well, they’ve thought of that too! You can create ringtones for your Android phone from scratch as well (using the Ringdroid app on your phone).

Places Directory

This Android app does exactly what it sounds like. It allows you to find the nearest gas station, shopping mall, shoe store, movie theater, or even a great place for a burger. It is simple to use yet very efficient and effective: a must-have Android application!

Astro File Manger

You wouldn’t know it from this app’s name, but Astro File Manager is among the top most popular free Android apps. It is a task manager and among Android’s best one at that. You will be able to manage files, read and open .zip files. send files, backup applications and much more with this amazing app.


Everyone loves music, well most of us love it. I’m guessing if you haven’t heard of Shazam and what it does by now, you’re probably part of the minority. If that’s the case, this app will nearly instantly identify songs playing, even in noisy environments. That’s the core of Shazam, but luckily for all of us, it’s spawned into much more than that! You’ll just have to download it (for free) to see all of the possibilities!

These apps are awesome, don’t you think so? Using these apps on your Android phone at once, enjoy the fun they bring to you Readmore...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Capped Mortgage Rates ? Self-certification Mortgage

Sometimes, in fact every time you need to spend some time on finding the best mortgage rates. When you start your search for a new home, but the best thing you can do is to find the best loans on the market that gives you the best rates.

Capped Mortgage Self-Certification

The self-certification loans "peace capital" cycles. The lender (s) usually calculate the premiums or unstable balance outstanding on the mortgage. Whether and when the borrower is behind on mortgage payments, the lender to adjust payments according to the strength of the borrower to Chargeback.

Cape Town loans available capital that fits daily, monthly or annually, established in the agreement. Those who opt for self-certification mortgage should understand how lenders to estimate the capital and mortgage.

For example, at times a lender may adjust the annual interest mortgages based on current calculations, the borrower pays the principal and mortgage interest on the mortgage balance. If these calculations are balanced, for example, conflicts of interest is generally paid, then the capital, the lender will be updated. The lender can reduce mortgage payments to the capital at this time.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Motorola Charm Android Phone, Golden Bronze

The Motorola CHARM for T-Mobile is great for on-the-go social networking thanks to the enhanced MOTOBLUR functionality–the only service that continuously syncs and merges all your friends, e-mails, contacts, messages, and Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Skype feeds and happenings.

You’ll enjoy a complete Web experience from the 2.8-inch touch-enabled display, which offers pinch and zoom capabilities .Adobe Flash Lite enables rich media content such as banners and videos. Navigation is enhanced with another Motorola innovation–the BACTRACK rear navigation pad, which simulates a PC experience and makes scrolling and surfing effortless. With the rear BACKTRACK touch pad, you can flick through photos or Web pages for your friends without your fingers obscuring the home screen. Motorola Charm Android Phone

Key Features:
Fast 3G connectivity via T-Mobile’s HSDPA / UMTS network.
Powered by the Android 2.1 operating system, with deep integration of Google services and access to Thousands of apps to customize your phone via the Android Market.
Innovative MOTOBLUR widget-based overlay to Android automatically delivers Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, and corporate and personal e-mail updates to the home screen in easy-to-view streams so there is no need to open and close different mobile applications.
Update Facebook, MySpace and Twitter at once instead of opening individual apps as well as MOTOBLUR with your uploaded photos to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa, and Photobucket.
Customize your home screen with your favorite widgets and short cuts.
The enhanced MOTOBLUR syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos, and much more into easy-to-manage streams
3-megapixel camera / camcorder with up to 8x digital zoom, multi-shot capabilities, multiple shooting modes, and 24 fps video capture rate.
Kodak Perfect Touch technology for better, Brighter Pictures
CrystalTalk PLUS for enhanced audio and call quality with a second microphone for Increased voice quality while filtering out background noise.
Built-in GPS for real-time location on maps, driving directions, and more
Google Maps Navigation (Beta) Provides free, pre-loaded with turn-by-turn voice guidance. Powered by Google and requiring an Internet connection, it enables you to simply say “Navigate to [your destination]” to get on your way. See live traffic, use Street View or satellite imagery to view your route, and get access to the most recent maps and business information from Google Maps without ever needing to update your device.
Provides real HTML Web browsing more pages and better Web content delivered efficiently to your phone.
YouTube app for streaming video over 3G and Wi-Fi connections.
Visual Voicemail allows you to listen to your voice-mail messages in any order, respond in one click and Easily manage your inbox without ever dialing in to the network.

Developed by Motorola, MOTOBLUR is an innovative solution that manages and integrates communications–from work e-mail to social networking activity–on your CHARM. Updates to contacts, posts, messages, photos and more are streamed together and synced from sources including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, and work and personal e-mail. MOTOBLUR automatically delivers these updates to the home screen in easy-to-view streams so there is no need to open and close different mobile applications to keep up with the latest content.

MOTOBLUR filters can be selected from a single social networking account, contacts, group or messaging account so that you can select only the information you want to stream live to the Happenings and Messages widgets. You can move and resize pre-loaded home screen widgets to personalize up to seven home screen panels for an even more custom experience.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rock Legend Chuck Berry Collapses On Stage

Rock Legend Chuck Berry Collapses On Stage

Rock-and-roll legend Chuck Berry felt ill and was checked out by ambulance medics before a show Saturday night, a Chicago fire official said. An audience member at the show, however, said Berry slumped over during the show and was offstage for at least 20 minutes.

Fire Department spokesman Joe Roccasalva said Berry felt better and signed a release after being checked out. Roccasalva said the confusion arose because emergency personnel later responded to a patron at the show who was unwell.

Berry, 84, is known for his classic songs including “Maybelline,” “Johnny B. Goode,” and “Roll Over Beethoven.”

His agent Dick Alen said he had no information on the matter.

Concertgoer Steve Handwerker said Berry was giving an erratic, out-of-tune performance. While sitting at the keyboard, Handwerker said, Berry fell onto it face first and was helped offstage. He said he went outside and saw anambulance at the back of the theater, but ran back inside when he heard the remaining crowd roar.

Berry, still in his performance outfit, was standing unassisted and seemed alert, Handwerker said. He said Berry thanked the crowd, said medics put on a blood pressure cuff, and patted his chest.

Saying he wanted to give fans what they wanted, Berry did a step or two of what he called his “heel scoop” move and was helped offstage. Handwerker said he later saw Berry get into a white limousine and ride away from the theater.