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iPhone and iPad lovers have one more reason to cheer. Now, you can use your iPhone, iPad or iPod as a projector to view movies on a big screen for home theater experience. Already, there are so many amazing applications to make ‘iPhone’ and ‘iPod Touch’ more useful and now even products are coming to make the user experience even better and make these products so useful. Play any movie or video on your phone and project it up to 70 inches wide. What’s more, plug in any other AV source or VGA input from your laptop and display that as well. The built-in battery even powers and recharges your iPhone while docked in the projector. All you need is to get a compact iPhone projector.
With built-in stereo speakers and rechargeable battery, your Projector will be the life of the party. This projector will feature a 640×480 resolution, and will throw a much larger image in any decent area, leaving not only you but others around to see the latest episode of your favorite drama series. It is like having a ‘cinema in your pocket’, but without the sticky floors and the lack of leg-room, with a maximum projection of 70 inches you feel like you have fallen into a very comfortable multiplex.
What are Netbooks
Netbooks are the mini version of laptops. These are inexpensive, small and light-weight, thus easy to handle. The initial use of netbooks began in the late 2007 when Asus introduced the Asus Eee PC. However, by late 2008; netbooks became quite popular and now shares an equal market space with laptops. In the short period since their appearance, netbooks have grown in size and features, now converging with new smaller, lighter notebooks.
Basic Specifications of Netbooks
Netbooks are best suited for general computing and net surfing, basically meant to be connected with friends and loved-ones. You can also listen to songs, play videos and share your photos online. Most netbooks in the market today support Wi-Fi and can also be used on mobile telephone networks. Some also include Ethernet and/or modem ports, for broadband or dial-up Internet access respectively.
Netbooks are now available with good enough storage capacity of 160GB with up to 12” display size. Battery life of netbook is considered to be better than traditional laptops. Most netbooks also come up with a camera. Netbooks are now available with good enough storage capacity of 160GB with up to 12” display size. Battery life of netbook is considered to be better than traditional laptops.
Netbooks are also available in many colorful designs to attract the user, but netbooks are basically meant for general or basic computing only. If you want to run heavy applications, then netbook is not a suitable choice for you. Though, netbooks are still in the phase of development, more and more improvements can be expected in the years to come to make this gadget more robust in terms of speed and security.
India is all set to manufacture Tablet PC, which will be a low cost computing-cum-access device. The expected price of the model is going to be around $35. The union minister for Human Resource Development, Mr. Kapil Sibal told that price may further get reduced to $20 and eventually to around $10.
He also states the primary aim is to provide these low cost devices to students and teachers of all colleges and universities, which will enable them to gain access to high-quality digital content. This concept is a combined effort of group of professors/experts at IISc, Bangalore, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay.
The development efforts are still on, and various refinements and enhancements are being tested to reduce the cost without affecting the quality of the device. The device is expected to be made available to students in 2011. It is a single unit system with a touch screen and a built in keyboard along with 2GB RAM, Wi-Fi connectivity, USB port and powered by a 2-watt system to suit poor power supply areas.
The minimum functionalities expected are:
• Internet browsing
• Wireless communication
• Multimedia content viewer
• Unzip tool for unzipping zip files
If India will successfully ship this computing device at the price mentioned, it will be really tough for Apple and other tablet PC makers to compete in India, which could be world’s cheapest laptop.
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Recently, search-engine giant, Google shows off the prototype of its first notebook based on Chrome Operating System. Google Chrome OSChrome OS is based on the open-source Chromium OS. Chrome laptops are designed to promote web-centric computing, where users will use online applications instead of downloading software on to their computers. Google will ensure users to get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers. It stores all data in the cloud, so even if you lost your notebook, you will never lose your data. Simply use another chrome OS powered laptop and access your data as before.
To provide various online apps, Google already opened a web store which sells more than 500 games, news and other software applications to simplify the consumer’s life. Google claims to have more than 120 million users who are already using its Chrome Internet browser. Google is planning to sell this awesome Chrome OS powered computers in large numbers to give a tough competition. Find below the main features of Chrome notebooks:
• Boots-up in about 10 seconds
• Instantly resumes from sleep mode
• Supports Adobe Flash
• Documents are stored safely in the cloud
• Integrated Wi-Fi and 3G network for easy web access
• Uses advanced technology to help prevent malware and viruses from accessing your data
• Upgrades itself automatically with the latest features and fixes
• Amazing apps for almost everything
This amazing Google notebook surely will give a tough competition to Microsoft and Apple. Google has already launched Chromebook and tied up with several hardware manufacturers like Samsung and Acer among others.
Now, it is easy for the Apple fans to charge their favorite iPod, iPhone or iPad while on the go or at home.
Charge your iPod and iPhone using sleek and stylish stand. This docking station is an elegant home base stand to easily sync and charge both of the gadgets. It works with iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPhone 4, Touch models, iPod Classic, Nano 3G, 4G, and 5G.
If you are looking for a travel charger, you have a great option to power your iPhone and iPad simultaneously with a portable USB wall charger adapter. It can be used with virtually every power outlet. Dual USB Ports of the adapter allows charging for any two Apple’s device at the same time and its intelligent IC chip prevents overcharging your device.
To charge and sync your iPad, you have iPad Dock for a desk or counter-top. This light and small dock is easy to carry and use. It comes with a convenient audio line out port that can be connected to speakers. It can also be used as a picture frame while your iPad is charging. You can also connect this dock to an electrical outlet using the iPad 10W USB power adapter to charge the iPad battery.
So, get these important dock stands to easily charge your iPhone and iPad.
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LG has unveiled their latest and world’s first dual core smartphone, ‘LG Optimus 2X’ or ‘LG P990′. Until now, multi-processors were only common with desktop computers, but now with the advancement in smartphone technology, mobiles also possess dual-core processors to run applications at maximum velocity. The all new LG Optimus 2X 3G smartphone comes with nVidia Tegra 2 chipset to offer users an unprecedented speedy performance, especially while web browsing, multitasking and downloading applications.
This mobile also supports HDMI interface to share photos or play back video easily. Now, it will be easier to connect your smartphone to your compatible TV to view content in full HD. You can even play games for the ultimate gaming experience on the wide 4.0” IPS Touch Screen.
- NVIDIA dual-core 1GHZ processor
- Android Froyo 2.2 (Upgradable to Gingerbread 2.3)
- 4.0” IPS Screen
- Full HD recording (1920×1080)
- HDMI support
- 8 MP camera with 8x Digital Zoom and LED Flash
- 1.3 MP Front camera for video calling
- 6.4 GB Internal Memory and expandable up to 32GB
Toshiba, the world’s fourth biggest notebook PC vendor, unveiled the Libretto W100, a dual-screened 7 inch mini notebook PC that can also be used as an e-book reader. This new gadget will add to competition for the likes of Apple Corp’s iPad and Amazon.com’s Kindle, which can be used like a conventional clam-style notebook PC with a software keyboard. The two multi-touch screens can work separately to surf the web on one and compose a mail on the other or together to act like a book or newspaper.
The Libretto runs Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium with 1.2GHz Intel Pentium U5400 processor, 2GB of DDR3 (double-data rate) memory and a 62GB solid-state drive. It also incorporates 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1MP camera with face recognition and 1 USB port. This new touch-screen gadget is expected to go on sale in Japan in late August and later in Europe, the United States and other markets. Toshiba targeted global PC shipments of 25 million units in the year by March 2011. Watch out the below video to know more about Libretto W100.
Good news for smart phone lovers!!! If you always wanted to buy a sleek smartphone, now it is time for you to get the latest and world’s lightest smartphone. An Israel based company, ‘Modu’, has recently launched tiny smartphone ‘Modu T‘, weighing just 60 grams and measuring only 7.5 cms. Modu T is already listed in the ‘Guinness Book of World Record’ as the lightest touch mobile phone in the world.
Modu T is a 3.5 generation smartphone with a 2.2 inch touch screen and 2GB of memory, which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card. It will have a simple user interface, with preloaded content and applications. It is based on Qualcomm’s Brew operating system and equipped with an array of Java-based applications, including Facebook, Flickr Snaptu, media player TuneWiki, and Google search widget.
Modu comes with various “jackets” to enhance the handset’s capabilities. The “camerafy” jacket makes this phone equipped with a 5-megapixel camera, while the “textify” jacket gives it a full QWERTY keyboard feature. The price of this handset is expected to be in range of $250 US – $350 US.