Gadgets

MapmyIndia Road Pilot GPS navigator unveiled in India

Mapmyindia-NavigatorThe travelers in India, who want to explore the country in and out, would be immensely helped by the Mapmyindia's new GPS navigation device, the Road Pilot, as the device will help them to see the country without getting lost.

The device is equipped with rich source of India's best maps, which will help to get a street level turn -by-turn direction, thus making traveling in India more fun.

91,000 iPads ordered in six hours

91,000 iPads ordered in six hoursAccording to analysts, Apple Inc. has tens of thousands of early orders for its iPad device and the U. S. company will likely sell millions of the devices.

Analysts expect first-year sales of the new technological device, which will be available in stores in April, to reach 5 million, the Washington Post said on Saturday.

Within the first six hours of being available, an estimated 91,000 iPads were ordered on Friday.

A poll conducted by Engadget. com indicates not all consumers are looking forward to the release of the device, the Post further said.

Once setting clocks in front, don't forget to check smoke sensors

Smoke-SensorsToday daytime redeeming has become a time to alter the batteries in the smoke sensor along with the hands on the time clock.

As stated by Joe De Francisco the fire coordinator "What's the best way to retrieve than to associate it with daytime redeeming," Joe conveyed it's a good long term memory jogger rather it's not just about altering the batteries.

It was also mentioned by him mostly smoke detectors nearly have an eight to 10-year life span and should be altered after that time period soon after that these sensors or detectors began to loose their sensitivity.

ASUS increases Seashell netbook family; adds Eee PC 1201T

ASUSASUS International, the affordable netbook maker, has recently released its powerful Eee PC 1201T. The netbook boasts of HD playback and ATI Radeon graphics card supported by AMD Athlon Neo processor.

The new gadget is a stylish model, which is packed in a glossy framework with an in-Mold roller technology. It comes with a 12.1 inch 1366x768 pixel resolution supporting LCD display with 16:9 aspect ratio.

Samsung in a bid to launch its e-reader

Samsung It seems to have become a mark of novelty as every tech giant wants to possess an e-reader. The current tech company to follow this trend is the Korean Maker Samsung.

The company has joined hands with Barnes and Nobles to release its 6 inch, 600x800 pixel, 8-gray-scale electronic ink display and magnetic stylus induced e-reader. Priced at $299 it offers the access to a million e-books and e-magazines and grants access to Google Books as well. This e-reader is capable of handling ePub, Adobe PDF, text, BMP, and JPG formats. In addition to 2GB of internal storage memory it comes with microSD window for extra memory storage.

JooJoo Tablet launch to be delayed

Fusion-Garage-JOOJOOThe launch of JooJoo Tablet will be delayed till March 25. Fusion Garage's JooJoo Tablet, which was previously known as Crunchpad, cannot be introduced on time, according to the company officials.

This delay is happening due to some serious manufacturing errors. Hence, those who pre-ordered the JooJoo Tablet will now have to wait to avail the fresh product.

Earlier the CEO of Fusion Garage, Chandra Rathakrishnan had assured that the production was on track and the consumers could obtain the product by the end of February.

Vodafone to offer low cost, high feature phones

vodafoneA new proclamation coming straight from the telecom operator, Vodafone UK, states that it will sell handsets from March 9 for as little as £30 per month. It is going to be a yearly contract.

This offer will cover 600 minutes, unlimited texts and mobile Internet with a usage capacity of 500 Mega Bytes.

These handsets were launched by Vodafone along with its T-Mobile during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, earlier this month.

The 8.1 megapixel camera-enabled phones take photos of high quality and have the ability to capture videos in 720p high definition mode giving a crystal-clarity image, at even 4x digital zoom.

Nikon expands Coolpix S-Series Cams

NikonExpanding its product portfolio, leading camera manufacture- Nikon has introduced new models namely the S3000, the S4000, the S6000 and the S8000 in the market under Coolpix S-Series.

The products are equipped with all modern features supported by cutting edge technology for experiencing high quality photography. The Nikon S8000, having a 14.2 megapixel camera with 10x optical zoom, is available in four colors namely Black, Red, Champagne Silver and Bronze in the market. It would be available in US at $299.95 at all leading digital stores.

Kindle alert-Pi making’s its way

amazonThe answer to the American online Amazon's e-reader Kindle is- Infibeam's Pi. A product developed by Vishal Mehta is an e-reader featuring an E-Ink display. It is powered by an S3C2440 processor and comes with 512MB RAM that can be expanded up to 4GB using Micro SD cards.

It features a progress bar that displays the current position in the book. And supports formats such as pdf, epub, html, txt, mobi, doc, jpg, bmp, png, and MP3 (as users could listen to music while they read e-books of their choice). It can store up to 500 e-books on the device.

Amazon bows down to Macmillan’s request to up prices

AmazonThe balance of power seems to have shifted in the favour of Macmillan as online retailer Amazon. com acceded to the request of the former to sell its books for as much as $14.99, higher than the $9.99 it charges for most best-sellers and new releases.

Amazon said it was capitulating because Macmillan has "a monopoly over their own titles." Shares of Amazon. com Inc - largest internet retailer, fell the most in more than six months, sparking concern that it's losing its pricing advantage.

iPad launch directly proportional to Sony PSP sales

iPad launch directly proportional to Sony PSP salesWords of acceptance for taking the challenge head -on with modesty could be learned from John Koller, director of Sony. He encouraged the concept of iPad along with the inbuilt gaming, on the contrary he quoted, that for real gaming pleasure its PSP (Portable Play Station-Sony) people will always turn in for.

Koller also, appraised the concept of iPad which throws light upon digital enhancement. It not only opens the eye of the masses but also serves a cue for the real time gaming experience.

Acer Liquid - get fresh

Acer LiquidThe new luxuriant of Acer - a smart phone with quintessential features such as Qualcomm snapdragon processor, Android 1.6 Operating system ,bold styling ,sharp features etc is the new craving – Liquid. It exemplifies speed with elegance. With ellipse curves, a choice of red, white and black colours, and a slim body shape, Liquid will please the attention seeking users. It displays a smooth finish…the fluidity of its curves gives the Acer Liquid its unique character and unconventional style.

Technology behemoth Apple strikes again – iPad

Apple iPadWith the launch of a new touchpad, a tablet computer with a 9.7inch colour touch screen Apple seems to leave no stone unturned for its rivals. Its speculated that it poses the maximum amount of threat to the e-reader Kindle, a product of Amazon. This goliath works hand in glove with Pearson’s Penguin, News Corp’s HarperCollins, Lagardère’s Hachette Book Group etc.(to name a few) via its iBookstore application. With its 16 gigs memory (the starting range goes up to 64gigs), Wi-Fi and 3G cellular connectivity all-in-one, provides an optimum solution for the gizmo friendly people.

Downloadable Content to be Released for BioShock 2, DICE Explains BFBC2 Servers, Rockstar Continues with "Eye Of Sauron"

Lots of interesting things are going on in the world of gaming, while on one hand plans have been confirmed for BioShock 2 downloadable content, DICE has gone ahead to explain its BFBC2 server policy. Rockstar is not far behind, with the group going ahead with its "Eye of Sauron" theme, without offering any explanations or confirmations.

The BioShock 2 DLC is coming for a shooter sequel for the title, which is currently in works. "Absolutely! We are working on pretty aggressive plans for DLC and that's actually something that is already under-way", said Kent Hudson, Senior Systems Designer for 2K Marin.

4 Electronic Readers Showcased by Samsung at CES

It seems that this year, Samsung is all set to race ahead of its competitors and turn around to definite profit. At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the giant company is showcasing as many as 4 electronic readers, which is 2 more than it had announced at a press conference that was called by the firm earlier.

In addition to the 6 and 10 inch E6 and E101, respectively, electronic readers that were announced on Wednesday, both of which can be effectively used to take notes and draw, in addition to reading, Samsung also took the wraps off its smaller 5 inch and 6 inch models with a full QWERTY thumb-pad for easy typing.

Que Electronic Reader Unveiled by Plastic Logic

On Thursday, Plastic Logic showcased its eagerly awaited Que electronic reader, while also announcing that the device, posed to give a tough competition to Amazon's Kindle DX, will be available for purchase starting mid-April this year.

The Que has been especially designed for business professionals, and boasts a 10.7 inch diagonal display, which is an inch larger than the Kindle DX. The gadget can also display documents on Adobe PDF format, in addition to those in Microsoft Office format. The DX cannot take care of the latter, but then again, Plastic Logic has priced the Que much higher.

Tablets and Tegra 2 Platform Unveiled by Nvidia at CES

While stressing that 2010 will be the "year of the tablet" at its Consumer Electronics Show 2010 press conference, Nvidia progressed to unveil its very latest Tegra 2 platform, which is running on a range of its tablets.

According to the company, it wanted these tablets to possess the performance of a personal computer, but with the energy efficiency of a mobile phone, and this is where the next-generation of Nvidia's Tegra platform comes in. It is equipped with a dual-core Cortex A9 processor, which is one of its 8 independent processors, which are also inclusive of a Geforce GPU.

Prototype of Slate Computer Showcased by Dell at CES

Dell Inc. unveiled a prototype of a small slate computer that the company could be releasing to the market this year, exploring yet another type of a computing gadget which has been designed specifically for users who are constantly on the move.

The "so-called" slate and tablet computers are the hot topic of discussion at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, which is currently in progress in Las Vegas, and most of the anticipation has been about the rumored tablet from Apple Inc. that could be unveiled before January ends.

HCL introduces two new ME series laptops to enhance users’ mobile lifestyle

HCL Tech Intraday Buy CallThe recently-introduced two new HCL laptops for the ME series - the HCL ME 06 and the HCL ME 45 – would reportedly bring a much-desired ‘mobile excitement’ experience, especially for the users on the go!

Both the new ME series laptops are powered by Intel Duo processors; and support the Windows XP Home/ Windows 7 Starter OS. The Rs 19,990-priced ME 06 is a 3G-enabled device, whereas the Rs 39,990-priced ME 45 multi touch is a gesture touchpad-enabled notebook.

India’s first Android tablet PC - ‘Adam’ - to be unveiled at CES next month

Consumer Electric ShowNext month's Consumer Electric Show (CES) in Las Vegas, US, will likely witness the unveiling of India's first Google Android OS-based touchscreen tablet PC, developed by a Hyderabad-based startup - Notion Ink, which was founded in February this year.




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