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.





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.





Snackbot, A Robot to Serve Snacks

22 04 2012

Paul Rybski from Carnegie Mellon University, with the team of his students has succeeded to design a robot with laser navigation system, sonar sensor and stereo camera eyes named Snackbot. This awesome and marvelous machine is a robot that serves snacks.

CMU team has specially designed this robot for their university where it is working. Students don’t have to go away to get a snack. It is like a vending machine that works on wheels but actually more than that. The main purpose of this robot is to serve the research platform that is formatted to study the long-term interaction of human and robots. It also serves to be more helpful to the human. CMU team completed this project in two years of working and research with cost of $20,000.

Initially Snackbot accepts orders form a website or IM service which is programmed in it. Snackbot was seen by New York Times delivering snack, they reported the robot saying “Hello, I am the Snackbot, I have come to deliver snacks to Ian. Is Ian here?”

Snackbot is designed to work in institutes, offices and same kind of areas to function. It will assist for research of robust autonomous operations. The highlights of this research include to analyzing if the robot navigates through the congested areas, recognize and detect people and learn to recognize the objects autonomously. It’s an amazing and marvelous invention that can be used in several different purposes. I hope CMU team will soon define those purpose for their Snackbot.





Samsung Reveals Incredible Lens Camera, NX10

8 04 2012

The International Consumer Electronic show 2010 will be remembered for lots of things. It brought a lot of revolutionary electronics, devices and gadgets for the technology lovers. Samsung NX10 is one of those innovative developments that were displayed on CES 2010.

Samsung unveiled their excellent digital camera, the NX10, for the user’s convenience specially the photographers. NX10 promises to bring great revolution in the field of photography.

Samsung NX10 comes with the following technical specifications:

  1. This is CMOS type of camera of 3.0 inches display screen to show you preview, 4.23 x 3.43 x 1.57 inches in dimensions and weight only 0.77 lbs.
  2. Image sensor is approximately 15.1 megapixel out of which 14.6 is effective.
  3. Speed is 1/4,000sec to 30sec manual.
  4. It is capable to work in different modes including Single, Continuous, Burst, Self-Timer, Bracket etc.
  5. Available flash modes are Smart Flash, Auto, Auto + Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in + Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain and Off TTL Auto Pop-up Flash.
  6. External flash is also available, like SEF-42A and SEF-20A that can be optionally used with NX10.
  7. Synchronization speed is less than 1/80sec.
  8. NX10 is capable to cover the images from 28mm wide angle.
  9. It supports the SD and SDHC media.
  10. It can hold and recognize data in RAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0 file formats.
  11. It has editing option for images when it stores image data on it. Available editing style are Red-eye fix, Back light comp., Photo style selector, Resize, Rotate, Face re-touching.
  12. You can view your stored images in different styles like single image, thumbnail, slide show or movie.
  13. NX10 supports hi-speed 2.0 USB for digital input/output.
  14. You can download/output movies clips captured by NX10 using DC 9.0V power connector.
  15. Battery-life is approximately 3 hours 30 min to capture 400 shots.

NX10 comes with a lot of innovative and attractive features that you will reveal when you hold it in your hand to capture images and video. Some of its features are described here.

CMOS sensor makes it a rich photographic tool to capture natural and high-quality colors for still pictures and movies. It is capable to automatically minimize the noise and increase the quality remarkable without degrading it. It has 3 inches AMOLED display screen contrary to older digital cameras which gives you response 3,000 times faster than any LCD display with sharp and crisp preview results and outstanding colors. You can use it with little expertise and it is easy to handle. You can easily and faster navigate through its menus and setting.

A very prominent feature of NX10 is that its sensor is always protected from dust particles. Its sensor vibrates 60,000 times per second that prevents the dust particles to stay on its sensor. You can manage your picture and video folders in smart albums that are made to store your digital data. You can set any mode while capturing images and video, for instance beauty shot. NX10 offers to change the modes at the time of capturing. For instance, using Beauty Shot mode, you can get beautiful portrait shots with every images you take. Using its Smart rang feature, NX10 makes the extreme spots balanced. For instance, if some spots in mages or video are too bright, it prevents the image to be seen saturated and if some spots are too dark, it prevents to show them too dark.

NX10 was displayed in January at CES and soon it will be available to users with its smart fantastic look. Displayed NX10 was in black color. This incredible lens camera is expected to get the price approximately $449.0, but it is not yet confirmed from Samsung.





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.





LBO Light Touch Projector

26 12 2011

LBO introduced a new kind of keyboard on this CES for the technology fans to experience innovative technology features with a versatile device. Their new technology is called Light Blue Optics, Light Touch Projector.

This is an amazing and unbelievable projector that converts a flat surface into a 10 inches touch screen.  This small projector device reflects the multimedia contents in a small screen view where users can input commands like they do in their handheld device. Its Holographic Laser Projection technology creates rich quality bright video images in WVGA resolution and the integrated infrared sensor detects that motion to turn the projected image into virtual touch screen.

LBO Light Touch Projector is 98 x 35 x 165 mm in size with size of 400g that is a full color holographic laser projection. Its light does not harm your eyes at any condition. Adobe Flash Lite 3.1 software application is used with 2GB flash memory in it. It is workable under 5 to 35oC.

It runs Windows CE operating system and is capable of Wi-Fi connectivity. Built-in Wi-Fi helps to connect with internet immediately and you can have a rich performance and excellent functionality experience with LBO Light Touch for social networking, multimedia and many more.

This advanced technology is hopefully going to be used in several multiple purposes in future. It is a reference product which will be made available to other manufacturers. Price is not yet defined.