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Nokia’s GEM Phone – A Customizable device

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Nokia Gem is a full touch-screen smartphone that changes its appearance every time you use a different function. Nokia is working on its concept phone to turn the device into a morphing touch-screen display by making front, back, and sides of the phone an interactive display. The phone changes its appearance depending on the function you choose, be it a camera, map or any other function. This concept phone can also help advertisers as the back panel could easily be used for advertising while the user is making calls.

It is an ultimate customizable device but whether such a design will be practical to use or not will depend when the phone will mark its presence. Look at the following video to find more about the Nokia Gem.

Microsoft Xbox 360 games for kids and game addicts

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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.

Watch your favorite movies using Netflix

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Netflix is a service provider for on-demand internet streaming media in the United States, Canada and few other countries. So, whenever you want to watch your favorite movie, just logon to Netflix and enjoy the Netflix movie on your favorite screen like laptop or a projector. Netflix was established in 1997 in California and started its subscription-based digital distribution service in 1999, and by 2009, it had a collection of 100,000 titles of DVDs and offers a flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States. NetflixCurrently, Netflix has more than 20 million subscribers and planning to expand its services into the European and Latin America market.

Netflix is the biggest source of North American web traffic which accounts for more than 24 percent of aggregated traffic, as reported by Sandvine. It does not support playback on Linux PCs, but the Linux-based Roku devices and Android operating system which uses the Linux kernel are supported. Netflix offers its Internet video streaming (“Watch Instantly“) of selected titles to computers running Windows or Mac OS X and to compatible devices like Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 console; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices, as well as Apple TV and Google TV.

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Deathly Hallows – The Final edition of Harry Potter novels

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Deathly Hallows, which is the seventh and final edition of the Harry Potter novels, written by the author J. K. Rowling, was released in 2007. All Harry Potter novels are well appreciated but as Deathly Hallows was the last one, it broke almost all records and became the fastest-selling book. The movie based on the book Deathly Hallows was released in two parts, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ in November 2010 and July 2011 respectively.

Though, the Harry Potter movies and books have always been popular and appreciated but now with the Deathly Hallows, the series has come to an end. So, now it will be interesting to see whether the charisma of Harry Potter movies will continue or will everyone forget about it after few years? And which book/novel will be the best seller and will break the records set by Deathly Hallows.

Check out the video of Deathly Hallows movie trailer:

List of all Harry Potter Movies
Below is the list of all Harry Potter movies with the year of release:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: 2001
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: 2002
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: 2004
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: 2005
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: 2007
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: 2009
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1: 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2: 2011

Buy the Deathly Hallows Novel and DVD from Amazon.

India to give tough competition to Apple and tablet PC makers

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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.

Indian Tablet PC

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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Toshiba’s dual-screen mini notebook PC – Libretto W100

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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.

Internet – Dominance and Globalization

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Years ago, no one ever thought of talking to a person staying abroad using video conferencing or live video. Earlier, postal service was used as a communication medium, followed by telephone, which helped to listen the voice of the dear ones. Everyone was almost satisfied with the invention, but with the advancement in technology and emergence of internet, things started changing and a revolution was waiting to happen.

Suddenly, letters were replaced by e-mails and now web address has become the identity of a person. Everything is now easily accessible via internet. In a way, Internet has almost removed the boundaries by making the whole world a local place. In this video, you will find several statistics of how Internet has globalized the way we live, since past to the near future.

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