Apple iPad, A Step Forward to Innovate Computing

6 10 2012

Apple presents another magical and revolutionary technology gadget, the iPad. It is another step toward the innovation and reliability in fast computing. It looks like an e-reader, but it holds much more than that. It is everything that you can expect in your desktop.

Apple iPad is 9.56 x 7.47 x 0.5 inches in size with weight of 0.73 Kg which holds Wi-Fi connectivity and 3G network support. Multi-touch technology screen covers the 9.7 inches of display area with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution. It recognizes English (US & UK), French (Canadian, Swiss), German, Japanese, Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin) and Russian.  It is capable to display several languages on screen simultaneously. iPad comes with three different memory storage capacities i.e. 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Accelerometer and ambient light sensor add the sensor technology of iPad.

It has built-in speakers and microphone, stereo headphone jack and SIM card tray for input/output. Here the SIM card tray comes only with Wi-Fi + 3G model. It battery is strong which is capable to be surfed up to 10 hours on the web. It is easy to charge either with USB or power adapter.

Apple iPade is a revolutionary featured gadget which comes with the following highlights of functionality:

  1. It helps you to store images in crisp view. It provides extra-ordinary quality features for the photo. You can view you images either in an album format or slides.
  2. You can upload images on you iPod directly from camera. It makes it easy to share pictures with friends.
  3. You can hold high quality videos on you iPod with high resolution. You can enjoy videos in big screen mode.
  4. You can easily navigate from one option to another and scroll the pages using the multi-touch and swap technology of Apple iPad. It makes you experience the fast computing.
  5. You can surf internet or any web application. It lets you see single web page at a time but holds the great quality sharp images. You really enjoy working with it. iPad really made the web surfing easier and intuitive.
  6. Apple iPad enables you to send email with attachments. You can split screen in two parts to see the email message and inbox at a time. It makes you enjoy typing emails like never before.
  7. You can enjoy and download videos from YouTube. You just need to tap the video you want to see and it will open for you in full screen mode.
  8. You can store iTunes, music, TV shows, movies and many more using the iPad store. It is more than fun with iPad.
  9. You can store or download any application of your need from the application store of iPad. It is easy with iPad that is already running almost 140,000 applications.
  10. You can customize your home-screen with any setting you want it to be.
  11. You can search anything using the Spotlight Search option across your iPad.
  12. Moreover it supports the features of notes, contact book, maps, calendar, reading online books and many more you want to have in your computer.

iPad is thin and light weighted to carry. It’s really amazing to have so many things in a small handheld gadget. It can perform far better than any tablet computer. Apple has announced this awesome looking smart gadget in $499 which is really compatible with its high featured technology.

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Yahoo! Slipping Its Market Vs Google

13 08 2012

According to the market survey report made by Experian Hitwise, (an online market tracker), the month of October and November has not been so good for Yahoo Inc. and its partner. Hitwise reported that Yahoo! has decreased in its market share from 16.14% to 15.39% in November, while Google is still capturing the share of 71.57% of online market. This report represents that from the total searches made worldwide, Google is capturing more than 71% and Yahoo! capturing more than 15% only. It is an exciting news for Google but an alarming sign for Yahoo!. If Yahoo! does not maintain good market share, its deal with Microsoft will be adding no profits.

There may be a lot of reasons for the slipping share of online market for Yahoo!. From the time Yahoo! started partnership with Microsoft Corp., Yahoo is continuously going towards loss of market share, while the partnership of Google and Bing proved very beneficial for Google. Google really started giving more real time search results to the users. Also Google is continues to pour its efforts and investments to innovate its search features and results. Bing’s market hare also slipped from 9.57% to 9.34% in November. All anticipated benefits of Yahoo! are going to be blunt in their partnership.

Let’s see what the new year brings for Yahoo! online market share. Yahoo! needs to work harder to hit the huge difference of market share form Google and rise up from the continuous market share slipping.





MSI Dual-Screen eReader

29 07 2012

MSI presented the first dual-screen e-reader at CES 2010. It is everything that you can dream of. It looks like a booklet with two screen displays of equal size. Though its name is e-reader but it is much more than a notebook. MSI eReader with 10 inches of size comes with Atom Z series processor and is capable of Windows 7 Home Premium. You must be wondering how the two screens of this gadget work.

It is made of metal material in a notebook size but it is heavy to hold in hand. It is touch functional dual-screen gadget and you are able to drag one window from a screen to the other screen. Yeah..its amazing!

It carries a digital keyboard on the bottom screen with haptic-like technology that is quick responsive. It is because it is running with beta software. It is pretty unbelievable to have such e-reader which works dam awesome. MIS is first one to bring this dual-screen touch technology into existence. The release date of MSI Dual-Screen eReader is not yet known.





Skiff Reader, The Thinnest eReader with Bigger Screen

21 07 2012

Skiff Reader was elaborated at CES with pageant and gained a lot of appreciation. People like this e-reader for its innovative features and smart look. It is good to feel it in hands as it is light weighted, solid but flexible. Users will find it useful for reading newspaper and magazines for its bigger size display area. It holds sharp and crisp resolution. Let’s have a look on its technical specifications.

The new Skiff Reader carries the size of 9 x 11 x 0.268 inches with weight of 498 grams. Touch sensitive screen is 11.5 inches wide which can show up to 1200 x 1600 pixels (174 pixels per inch) of resolution. It is made of rugged metal-foil e-paper and silicon TFT with a flexible stainless steel material. So it is crack-proof and can not be shattered if you turn it. It is using Marvell CPU with 4GB internal memory and external memory supports SDHC 2.0 standard compliant SD card slot. Built-in speakers let you hear sound for which it holds 3.5 mm standard audio jack. It works under 3G network and supports the wireless connectivity of USB 2.0 via standard USB port and Wi-Fi. Battery holds the charging life of one week which enables you to turn thousands of pages to turn. It takes 2-3 hours to recharge.

Skiff Reader is the first thinnest e-reader with bigger screen which is easy-to-use. Some innovative features include the following:

  1. Skiff Reader offers highest resolution of display screen that make the images view and text reading easier and immersive.
  2. It holds extra battery recharge life of one week. You can enjoy reading books and pages with extra ordinary battery time.
  3. Skiff Reader comes with largest display which allows you view the big reading area.
  4. This is big in size but remarkably thin, light weight and portable. You can hold it easily and carry it with you anywhere you want.
  5. You can also turn it as it is flexible. It will not be broken, cracked or shattered if you put pressure on it. Its material holds stainless steel which makes it durable.
  6. Skiff Reader supports fully touch responsive technology. You can quickly select the contents, zoom in, navigate or turn the pages on a single swipe of finger.

Skiff Company has not yet defined the releasing date or price of this smart e-reader. But it earned good hold and response before the launching. The technology fans will surely make it favorite for e-reading.





Skinput Transforms Your Body into Touch Device

26 02 2012

Coordination of Carnegie Mellon and Microsoft represented an amazing technology in form of their concept product, the Skinput. Skinput is designed to target a touch responsive input interface on your own body. It seems like we see in movie or read in detective stories but it is going to be a truth now.

Skinput is a device that turns your body part (hands and arms) in a touch interface for a gadget like mobile. It uses a band with pico-projector around your arm to create a sophisticated sensor on your arm. Pico-projector technology is used to build mobile phone project buttons on your skin. Projector with array of sensors collect signals to detect which area of skin is tapped and which part of touch-display to activate accordingly. Once your arm-band has worked, you can operate your mobile direct from your body. All signals are sent through Bluetooth for the mobile. It generates sounds when you tap on your touch-display skin just like it makes in your mobile.

It looks like a tattoo art on your body but works much more different way. You can play songs, operate menu or any application of your mobile or even dial a number right from touching your skin. But Skinput is made to work only on hands and rams, and no where else on body. It is really an unusual form of technology to navigate menus on your mobile device. It is a conceptual product yet. I can’t help to explain more unless you see the video to see the technology in action.





HP Window 7 Slate

15 01 2012

HP introduced a multi-purpose handheld gadget that is not only an ebook reader, but also a movie player and a fantastic mini computing system. It is called HP Slate. HP called it “the future of media consumption” at CES 2010 event.

HP Slate does not only hold multi-touch technology but also the swap technology that makes it favorite to users. You can either touch or swap the screen to switch quickly between menus. Moreover it has buttons on its sides and audio jack. It is running the Windows 7 and NYT applications. It can play music and videos with great quality and also entertains you with different game applications when you don’t want to do anything else.

Complete specification detail is not yet explained to know this gadget completely. It is expected to be launched till the end of 2010. An estimated price is around $1,500 but HP has not confirmed it. I hope HP Slate is not a rumor gadget just to quench the thirst of users with enthusiasm for latest technology news.





Parrot AR Drone iPhone Controlled Helicopter

10 01 2012

Still iPhone is top discussed gadget and included more technologies with it. When you are not controlling your TV, car or stereo with your iPhone, you can use it as a game controller. The company Parrot hit with the idea to design a toy helicopter controlled by iPhone, the Parrot AR Drone iPhone Controlled Helicopter.

AR Drone really dragged the dream games to a reality. This great device has been the prior attention of the visitors at CES 2010. This quadricopter is a toy for big boys and is unique in itself. It carries a lot of technologies in it which can be revealed from the video below. This flying vehicle is controlled over Wi-Fi connectivity via iPhone where iPhone keeps an application specially loaded for AR Drone Helicopter. This application allows the users to control the aircraft simply by giving directions from iPhone gadget. Player can either rotate or slant the helicopter and move it to fly wherever they want.

The AR Drone helicopter comes with two mounted cameras. One is on the front and the other is underneath the helicopter. These cameras beam images back to the iPhone which helps the player to see where the helicopter is flying. Player can see their helicopter flying even if it is behind the wall or on the other place away from their site.

Parrot AR Drone is really an argumented reality game for big boys. It includes a couple of AR games together. Parrot has not yet announced the launching date and final price for AR Drone Helicopter. It can be announced anytime mid or later in 2010. I am also anxious to know when AR Drone gets ready to be available. It’s really a fun along with the latest technology.