Archive for the ‘Computers & Electronics’ Category
In the CES 2012, electronics majors Samsung and LG shows off the much awaited OLED TV. These TVs use organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens which can make the screens extremely thin. It is the latest technology in the field of televisions which was in research since many years. The picture quality of OLED TV is simply awesome and can present highly saturated colors and a nearly perfect black.
It will be now interesting to see who will first launch this amazing TV. LG is believed to be launching it near the fourth quarter of this year while Samsung has still not revealed any tentative dates. But, as Samsung is already a global leader in the TV segment, it can be expected that Samsung will once again lead the market by launching it before anyone else. Though, it is also possible that LG might be playing a game by giving a tentative date and may launch it much before that to beat the Samsung’s plan. Well, that we will come to know in the days to come. So, for now let’s wait till the next big announcement comes.
SED – An upcoming Television Technology
2011 was certainly the year of ‘Gadgets’. Almost all electronic giants launched some of their best products and fascinate the world by the innovations. Below are some of the best gadgets that were launched in the year 2011:
- Samsung Galaxy S II – Galaxy S II, the phone which runs on Android 2.3 operating system is a combination of great looks and ultimate performance with 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and dual-core 1.2 GHz processor.
- Apple iPad 2 – Apple launched its second generation iPad – the iPad 2 which is much faster than the previous one and includes front and back cameras.
- Nintendo 3DS – Nintendo launched the first gaming console that can provide the stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses.
- Sony PS Vita – Sony recently launched its latest PlayStation ‘Vita’, which has touch-interface with front and back cameras. It also has two knob-like joysticks and gamers can even connect over cell phone networks and Wi-Fi hotspots.
- Kindle Fire – The Kindle Fire is like an all-purpose computer than an e-reader which is the first full-color, touch-screen Kindle. You can watch movies, play games, surf web-pages and do whatever you like to do apart from reading your favorite books.
Though, all these gadgets were launched in 2011 but they will also remain popular in 2012.
Wireless Keyboard for iPad to easily surf internet
Few months back, there was news in the technology world about the world’s cheapest tablet – ‘Aakash‘, which was made in India. It was supposed to be given to students in India at the subsidized price of Rs. 1200 ($25) though the Aakash tablet will cost the government around Rs 2,200 ($50). Now, this tablet is also available commercially for the common public in just $50. One can buy this ultra low cost tablet online from their website – http://www.aakashtablet.com
- OS: Android 2.2
- 366 Mhz processor
- 7 inch display
- Resistive touch screen
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- 1 USB port
- 3.5mm jack
Now, the company ‘DataWind’ is soon launching the upgraded model of Aakash called the ‘Ubislate 7′ in only $60. It has upgraded processor of 700 Mhz with 3200 mAh battery and Android 2.3. Ubislate 7 will also have support for GPRS to be used as a phone. Definitely, there is no other touch pad tablet or computing device at this price, which certainly makes it attractive for the day-to-day requirements of most users.
If you feel somewhat uncomfortable while surfing internet or while typing a long email on your lovely iPad using its virtual keyboard; do not worry, now you can use wireless keyboard with your iPad to easily type those long emails or surf internet. You may not be willing to carry a laptop just for fast typing, but idea of using iPad also keeps you away from typing long emails.
So, if you are also among those who wants some easy way for typing on Apple’s iPad then you can use iPad case. It contains a Bluetooth keyboard attached with it to let you easily use your iPad and increase your speed and productivity while on the go. The attached keyboard has its own internal battery that can be charged with a USB cable and also possess iPad function buttons on it for much better experience.
Software giant Microsoft has acquired ‘Skype’, an Internet communication company in $8.5 billion and announced the acquisition on October 14, 2011. It has been the largest ever acquisition deal for Microsoft to buy the amazing brand that is used extensively by millions of people around the world to stay connected with family, friends and clients. Skype has more than 600 million people as their registered users. It is expected that Skype CEO ‘Tony Bates’ will head the Skype Division in Microsoft for bringing together the best of Microsoft and of Skype.
In the future, it is expected that Skype will be integrated across different Microsoft products to broaden Skype’s reach and make it as a fundamental way for people to communicate online. So, may be in the next release of Windows Operating System, users will be able to use Skype and communicate using this great VoIP service.
Facebook released the long awaited app for iPad. It also incorporated support for social games on the mobile versions of its online service. Now, you can easily play games, chat and do much more using the facebook app on this amazing mobile device. Users can also play their favorite games in full-screen mode. Facebook, which already surpassed Amazon in earnings, will be able to generate even more revenue with the help of iPad app. Similar to PC experience; users on Facebook app will have the same experience and will receive alerts in their news feed.
As per the official statement, the iPad app will offer enhanced photo-viewing capabilities and messaging capabilities. It is expected that Apple will help Facebook to promote the new application by featuring it prominently in its App Store.
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For game addicts and kids, who always love to stick with their game consoles, this list will be handy to find some of the best games for Xbox 360. Xbox 360 is a video game console produced by Microsoft that competes with Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii. It was unveiled by Microsoft in May 2005 and it still holds its market share very well with over 53 million Xbox 360 consoles sold worldwide.
This seventh generation video game console also allows users to compete online with other users using its integrated Xbox Live service. Xbox 360 comes packed with bunch of features that includes integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, 5 USB 2.0 ports, 250 GB hard drive and a special AUX port. When Xbox was launched, ‘Call of Duty 2‘ was the best selling game, sold over a million copies.
Below are some of the best Xbox 360 games for kids:
• Cars – Racing Game; Single/Multi player game
• Spider Man – Action/Adventure; Single/Multi player game
• Lego Star Wars – Action/Adventure; Single/Multi player game
• Harry Potter Series –Adventure; Single player game
• Open Season – Adventure; Single/Multi player game
• Kung Fu Panda – Action/Adventure; Single/Multiplayer game
• Kinect Sports – Sports; Single/Multiplayer game
• Viva Pinata – Life Simulation; Single player game
Though, the above list of games is prefect for kids but they are not limited to just kids, even adults will also like playing these fun games and ease their stress level.
Timothy D. Cook, famous by the name ‘Tim Cook’, the current CEO of Apple Inc., was born on November 1, 1960 and joined Apple in March 1998. Steve Jobs, the creator and soul of Apple, resigned from the post of CEO on August 24, 2011 and recommended Tim Cook’s name to replace his role. Tim Cook was already serving as a COO (Chief Operating Officer) and was responsible for the company’s worldwide sales and operations. Before joining Apple, Tim was serving as the Vice President with Compaq.
Tim Cook is an industrial engineer who earned his MBA degree from Duke University in 1988. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in ensuring the development and innovation to an increasingly demanding marketplace. Now, Tim Cook is expected to unveil the much awaited iPhone 5 in October this year. Though, the news is still not confirmed and it is expected that there could be other devices (new iPod or iPad 3) as well along with iPhone 5.
So, what do you think – Can Cook successfully replace Jobs? Let us know your opinion.