Skype on TV Now, Collaboration with Panasonic and LG

27 10 2011

Skype with the collaboration of Panasonic and LG announced their upcoming technology in International Consumer Electronic Show at Las Vegas, 2010. Now Skype will be available on Panasonic and LG TVs for voice and video communication with more comfort.

Skype has been the leader of online communication on internet. It exceeded quality and standards of internet communication with its increasing users. It left the Yahoo behind for the voice and video call standards in a few time. Seeing its popularity on computer and mobiles, Skype embedded this software available at HD TVs connected to internet with a bigger screen.

Skype will come installed on the Panasonic and LG Televisions by default. Now users can enjoy all the Skype’s features on their TV screen with more comfort and fun. Skype offers its users to:

  1. Make voice and video calls to other Skype users.
  2. Receive voice and video calls from other Skype friend’s Skype online numbers.
  3. Make calls on the landline and mobile of the friends with Skype’s low call rates like before.
  4. Send a voice mail to other Skype users.
  5. Enjoy voice conferences with 2 to 24 Skype parties simultaneously.
  6. Capture images from your live video call.

But the Skype on TV is coming with more innovations. It is as easy to use as from your computer but offers more fun. It is expected to come with a TV-ready webcam which is specially designed to work with Skype TV. This webcam holds microphone. Once you sign-in to Skype acount and attach this specially-developed webcam with your Skype TV, you just have a sofa and make/receive calls from your friends sitting at any distance. You don’t need to come close to the microphone or shout loudly like a traditional voice call sources. Voice and image quality is higher than before. This collaboration of Skype with Panasonic and LG is going to provide the users with hands-free and smooth voice and video calls while sitting at their living room.

Skype TV technology is expected to be coming in spring of 2010. I hope it will earn good response and market share, especially with Skype users.

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Nokia Messaging Now Includes Windows Live Messenger

7 10 2011

Nokia breaks pleasing news for the people using Nokia Messaging. Nokia has introduced the world’s most popular instant messaging service in their handsets by default. Yeah…Windows Live Messenger is now available for Nokia Messaging users.

All users who were missing Windows Live Messenger on their handsets now can enjoy all features of it on their Nokia homescreen. It is just like you use it on your desktop.

Through Nokia Messaging Windows Live Messenger, users can access the following features:

  1. Personal messaging
  2. Multiple conversations
  3. Tabbed chat windows
  4. Changing the required status
  5. Invisible/online mode
  6. Add/delete friends directly from buddy list
  7. Block friends
  8. Pop up alert on new message
  9. Multitasking while running messenger
  10. Send icons/smilies
  11. Direct call to friends from homescreen
  12. Grouping contacts and many more.

No installation is required for this software on new Nokia. It is available in Nokia E72 by default which is the first device with Windows Live Messenger.  It’s really an adorable invention for NM users who can use all their favorite features of Live Messenger anytime anywhere.

You can now enjoy chat being invisible from unwanted people for not getting disturbed while chatting with their friends. You can continue working with different tasks while the messenger is running. You will get pop alerts when new message arrives for you.

Nokia has just announced this device and it will be available in market very soon. Price is not defined yet. Before now, Nokia E63, E71 and E75 were supporting Windows Live Messenger for instant messaging but it required downloading of Nokia Messaging.





Eco’s Latest Gadget, Eco Kettle 2

6 10 2011

Eco has introduced their latest Eco Kettle 2 which has more functions for comfort. This smart gadget can serve you saving water, time, energy and cost at a time.

Eco Kettle in internally illuminated and dual-chambered of 2.2KW purely made of stainless steal. It has high quality with ability to control the steam and boil the liquid (water) with protection without wasting it. It has boiling capacity for 200ml up to 1.5l liquid. It does not only boils but also serves to keep the liquid hot for you.

It is very energy efficient and works ensuring the quality. You only need to pour the liquid into kettle, lock the lid and tell it the number of cups you need boiled by pressing a button. It will do the rest for you. It takes 31% less energy as compared to traditional electric kettles. It keeps washable limescale filter and surely cuts the cost of power required for any other kettle. It has 360° base with cord storage. More features of Eco Kettle 2 are 220/240 Volts AC, EN60335 and durability to its users. Eco offers 12 months warranty for their latest Eco kettle 2. It is available in market for £40.





O!Play Mini Media Player

27 12 2010

ASUS has recently introduced the latest version of O!Play that is named O!Play Mini. It is lighter in weight than its previous model. It possesses some outstanding features which are explained as follows:

Features

  • It has compact size which can be easily fixed in briefcase.
  • It is a light device weighing only 175 grams.
  • Although it is lighter and smaller than its old version but it has media playback capability of 1080p.
  • To read media files, it has SD/MMC/MS/XD card readers.
  • It includes a single USB 2.0 connector.
  • This device is capable of supporting every playback format such as MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLAC etc.
  • It also has HDMI 1.3 port having 7.1 Audio with Dolby Digital AC3, DTS 2.0+, and DTS-HD.
  • It is provided with RCA that is Radio Corporation of America that carries audio and video signals.
  • It also supports subtitles using ASUS Right TxT.

Price and Availability

It would be available at $90 and it is hoped that it will be released early next year in US.

 





3M MP160 Pico Projector

23 12 2010

3M has just introduced a stand-alone pico-projector, named MP160. It is somewhat a chubby projector as compared to other pico-projectors and hence weighs much than other products. It is a super-splendid as well as a well-built projector. It may be proved to be a good projector if you are not disturbed by its circumference. It is a good option to buy this projector but it is pretty expensive.

Features

This projector possesses some exciting features including:

  1. SVGA 800 x 600 resolutions
  2. Max image: 80”
  3. Touch Display
  4. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  5. Built-in Web Browser
  6. 30 lumens brightness and AV
  7. Composite and VGA connectors
  8. 0.75W speakers
  9. Battery Life: 2 hours

10.  3.5mm audio connectivity

11.  RCA wire

Advantages

  • It produces bright and short-throw image.
  • Battery life is incredible.
  • Its construction is robust and strong.

Disadvantages

Every product carries some disadvantages also, so is the case with MP160 projectors. Some of its negative aspects are as follows:

  • It is heavier than other pico-projectors.
  • There is no aspect ratio adjustment.
  • HDMI or mini-HDMI could have been better.

Price

Its price is $350.

MP160 has proved itself much better than previous projectors due to its battery life and brighter images. It is the best choice for those people who want to throw shows and games on a bedroom wall.

 





Belkin Conserve Monitors Appliance Energy Usage

17 06 2010

We always go with the slogan save energy, but if we know the proper knowledge about the energy that is taken by each appliance then we may take care to save energy at home more consciously. In our daily routine, we make certain guess about the energy uses by the home appliances but if we know the exact watts then we might be unplugging the different home electric appliances.

Belkin conserve monitor appliance energy is a wonderful invention of the modern era. This is a small gadget that tells us how much unit of electricity is being consumed and how much watts an electronic is using. You are well aware of where your major energy-sucking appliances are placed.

If you want to know about energy consumed by any of your appliance what you have to do is just plug it into the Belkin monitor and it will tell you how much energy is consumed by this single appliance. This will create a sense of saving energy in such a way that bulb is more expensive rather than an energy saver. It will tell you the cost of electricity for which you are paying. You cannot get it from the market because it is not out for sale yet but you can get it from Amazon by paying $29.99.





Toshiba UX600 LED TV with Built-in Wi-Fi

27 03 2010

Toshiba’s latest electronic innovation, UX600 LED TV has just announced a few days back. New Toshiba UX600 TV is coming in three different sizes of 40, 46 and 55 inches. It comes with interactive features and outstanding picture quality and unlimited entertainment. It does not support to connect with internet but also holds built-in Wi-Fi that makes it prominent among other LED TVs. The UX series includes 40UX600, 46UX600 and 55UX600.

UX600 LED TV screen has 1080p of resolution. It enables you to experience great features and standards of new application and all demanded entertainment. It can save downloaded movies in Movie Library that keeps capacity to save over 3,000 HD movies and watch them anytime. You can create personalized channels for the data of your interest such as music and it is possible with audio applications including Pandora.

It is a Net TV, so you can access your social network contacts (including Facebook and Twitter) and some video and image services (like YouTube, Flicker and Picasa). These features make Toshiba UX600 TV more prominent from other LED TVs and increase the chance to get good market share.

Toshiba UX600 series LED TV will be available to the customers from next month. Prices are $1,399.99 for 40UX600, $1,699.99 for 46UX600 and $2,499.99 for 55UX600.