Monday, December 24, 2012

Top Ten Gadget Gifts this Christmas

This holiday season, the sheer amount of new gadgets on the market is overwhelming. That makes it extra difficult to choose the perfect gift for your gadget-loving loved ones.

So we've provided a handy list of the top 10 gadget gifts this Christmas.

1. Google ASUS Nexus 7

Nexus 7 is Google's first tablet to feature Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean. It combines the best of both Google and ASUS design, with the most advanced software from Google paired with cutting edge ASUS hardware.
Nexus 7 features a vibrant 1280 x 800 high-definition display which delivers crisp and detailed visuals with ultra-wide 178゚ viewing angles.
Powered by Tegra Quad core processor, it is the most suitable tablet for high end gaming.

2. Apple iPad Mini

The iPad mini has a beautiful display, powerful A5 chip, FaceTime HD camera, iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, ultrafast wireless, and over 275,000 apps ready to download from the App Store.
The iPad mini's superior design, unparalleled app selection and extra-long battery life make this tablet a cut above the 7-inch competition.

3. Google LG Nexus 4

Nexus 4 is the latest smartphone by Google featuring Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean. It features a large 4.7" high resolution display (1280 x 768 pixel resolution) with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, front facing 1.3 megapixel camera and an 8 megapixel rear Photo Sphere camera.
With your favorite Google Apps, an amazing Photo Sphere camera, cutting edge hardware, and access to your favorite entertainment on Google Play – Nexus 4 puts the best of Google in the palm of your hand.

4. Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Kindle Fire HD is powered by a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core for fast and fluid performance.
It also features an HD display (1280 x 800), custom Dolby audio, stereo speakers, and dual-antenna, dual-band Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads.

5. Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920 is a high-end smartphone running on Windows Phone 8 OS. Its Nokia's flagship smartphone featuring a 4.5in HD IPS LCD screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8.7MP camera with 1080p video and optical stabilization.
Lumia 920 also has wireless charging built-in, though you'll have to purchase some optional accessories to make full use of it.

6. Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface is a tablet-cum laptop designed by Microsoft. The Surface comes in two versions: one with Windows RT and another with Windows 8 Pro. The Windows RT model uses an ARM CPU, while the Windows 8 Pro model will use an Intel CPU.
It uses Microsoft's ClearType HD display technology and support an ultra-wide viewing angle and auto-adjusting screen intensity.
Microsoft Surface has a innovative design as the keyboard (Touch Cover) can be flipped back or removed easily. The Touch Cover is a polyurethane cover that is held in place magnetically and features an integrated soft-touch keyboard with a trackpad.

7. Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera is the first ever Android-powered Camera.
The Samsung GALAXY Camera gives the magic of professional digital photography with the powerful intelligence of the Android Jelly Bean OS. It’s the smartest camera ever, with stunning photographic output and a range of exceptionally rich professional shooting modes, editing features and various apps.
It has a 16.3 megapixel BSI sensor and 21x optical zoom. It also has optical image stabilisation to keep your images as sharp as possible.
There are a whole host of features which set the camera apart from the competition. Firstly, it runs the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, meaning you can download apps, check your email, browse the web and much more. There are plenty of apps for editing pictures, such as Snapseed, and plenty for sharing as well, such as Facebook.
As Samsung says, its certainly is - "Camera. Reborn."

8. Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo Wii U is a video-game console and a successor to Wii.
The Wii U is the first Nintendo console to support high-definition graphics, capable of producing video output up to 1080p, and has 2 GB of RAM with half dedicated to the console's operating system.
The Wii U's primary controller is the Wii U Game Pad which features an embedded touchscreen. The touchscreen is used to supplement the main game-play shown on the television or, with games supporting Off TV Play, can allow the player to continue playing games by displaying the main game-play even when the television is off.

9. Beats by Dre Executive

Beats by Dre Executive headphone is a must for a music enthusiast who likes to listen each and every beat clear and precise.
The headphones are made up of aluminium and stainless steel and its designed for travel, whether you’re cruising at 30,000 feet or just flying across town in a cab. They’re lightweight, comfortable to wear, and fold flat for easy packing.
The signature Beats by Dr. Dre sound profile delivers pure audio integrity for crystal clear highs, signature bass and sonically true mids. It also provides 'Active Noise Cancellation' which is a battery-powered noise cancellation to deliver your music without outside interruption.

10. Playstation Vita

PlayStation Vita is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the successor to the PlayStation Portable as part of the PlayStation brand of gaming devices.
It's the most powerful dedicated gaming console on the market capable of delivering a console-like experience on-the-go.
It has two quad core processors, a 5-inch OLED touchscreen display, dual analogue sticks, and for the first time on any console, a rear touchpad inventing new ways to play.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Amazon Tablet Could Rival iPads Market Space! Is Apple Ready?

Once upon a time, there were happy Apple fans who would rejoice every second as the company’s share touched new heights. And then there were those who were sufficed at the mere though that Mac would make it through the market at least one more day. Even if the Mac sales rose from 3.5 to 3.7 % it was considered to be a great deal. Today, Apple reins the market, out selling its competitors by a minimum 2:1 and a potential 20:1 ratio. With such shouting figures, it wouldn't be wrong to say that no tablet market exists as such, what exists is an iPad market. No other company, whether it’s HTC, Sony, HP or Samsung, has been able to make a lasting impression on the users.

Things have taken a slight turn, it seems. Now, a company has surfaced that is posing threat to the monopoly of Apple in the tablet market. It is none other than Amazon, whose tablet Kindle is creating a rage amongst the users already. Amazon enjoys a great reputation amongst the users for creating devices that are user-oriented and easy to fall in love with it. Moreover, it owns one of the most successfully running online e-commerce stores. Still, the company will have to work rigorously in order to outdo Apple’s brand identity and massive development support. There are, however, three things that can take Amazon past all major huddles:
  1. Stay focused on Media and Reading. Amazon operates the leading e-book store and is successfully paving its way through the music, films and TV arena. If they support their tablet with a powerful battery, it will surely have an unbeatable advantage over Apple’s iPad. There isn't any point of beating Apple at its own game.
  2. Cut Down on Costing. $399 still seems to be a big amount and iPad, a distant achievement. A cheaper- may be slower and bulkier- device priced at a mere $250 will definitely find a lot of takers in the market.
  3. Throw Yourself Around. The sheer size of Amazon is enough to influence developers, authors, and production companies with alluring offers- including discounting requirements and distribution deals that they won’t be able to deny.

As and when the new Amazon tablet is announced, possibilities are high that tech pundits will jump on to conclusions, trying to prove that Apple might not be able to face such competition without the leadership of Steve Jobs. This, however, will be proved only once the tablet is released in the market and establishes itself amongst the technological users. Till then, Apple is the unrivaled ruler of the tablet market.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

R4 3DS UK with the Nintendo DS for max fun

R4 cards are emulator devices that can be used to play games, listening to songs, watch movies on the Nintendo DS and all its subsequently released models. It comes in the size of an original DS game cartridge and is inserted into the DS gaming console via a slot.

The R4i is being considered the best R4 3DS UK card available on the market right now. It has great performance reliability and backward compatibility, as it works with all models of the DS consoles. The R4i card was originally designed for the R4 DSi and is compatible with all its previous models. The manufacturers have reputation in their field for being trustworthy and efficient. The newest addition to the Nintendo DS gaming consoles family is the 3DS.

This model is outstanding as it lets you play 3D games without glasses. If you happen to possess this great console, there is only one type of R4 card available that is ideal to use with this console. You will also need a good memory card along with it for the R4 3DS to function and the memory card will also have the necessary software preloaded.

With so many variations of the R4 card available, you need to make the thoughtful decision about which one to buy. All cards look almost the same but their working ability varies. The most important thing to remember while buying a R4 card is that it needs a suitable micro SD memory card with it to work smoothly and technically. In the memory card, the operational files are stored and from there they function. No version of the R4 card will work without a memory card. If the storage capacity is high, you can store any contents at any point of time without deleting previously stored data.


  • Once you buy a Nintendo DS console, it will be easy for you to download many games at any point of time.
  • The DS has games that are impossible to find anywhere so children really find the games interesting to play.
  • In a DS console, you can play games both locally and online.
  • Ds console comes within built animation, photos, graphics.
  • The unique feature of the DS is that there are two screens and also intuitive touch game controls.

Its installation process is very easy and there are countless games in it which has made it more eye catchy. It is portable and you can carry it anywhere you go without any difficulty. There are number of graphics available on PSP and so shopping for the R4 revolution has become much advanced and modern. While choosing the card, you have to be very careful and you must buy from a known shop where they are providing the card where the storage capacity is large. You must also clarify about the price from some more shops so that you will have a basic idea about the price of the card.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Coolest New Features of Windows Phone 8

With the release of the Windows Phone 8, we did some digging to see what, if anything, Microsoft had done to improve their newest mobile device. And it looks they've done their research - the phone has several new features which definitely improve the device. We went through to find what looked the biggest improvements, and found some pretty cool features we thought deserved the spotlight. 


Finally, Windows has caught up with the iPhone's ability to take screenshots on the phone. By holding down the Home and Lock buttons at the same time, you'll now be able to capture whatever hilarious text you've got coming in or that brand new layout you've arranged on your home page. With the capability for screenshots, keeping track of information or important events just became that much easier. The screenshots are stored in the phone and are easily able to be uploaded to the internet or sent to someone via email or messaging, similar to any photos you would take with the phone itself. 

Music Recognition

The new phone now has the capability to recognize any song you are listening to and tell you exactly what it is you are hearing, and who it by. In early stage testing, the Music Recognition search seems to be extremely accurate. The feature is built into the phone, which means no more downloading apps to try to figure out what catchy tune you are hearing. Similar to Shazam, it analyzes whatever it is hearing and immediately goes out to the internet to discover whatever it is hearing. To activate the music recognition search, go to the hardware search function on the phone. In the lower toolbar, there is a music icon; select that and allow your phone to listen to whatever is playing. Results come back in under 15 seconds and allow an option for buying the song right away. This feature is great for just about anywhere from car to mall to house.

Phone Number Blocking
Remember back in the day when you could dial *69 and block your number? It allowed for many hilarious prank calls to good friends and neighbors we disliked. With the Windows Phone 8, you have the option to block your phone number once again when making outbound calls. The new number blocking system allows you to select who you want to show your caller ID information to - everyone, no one, or just those people in your contacts list. This allows for the useful ability to hide when needing to call someone to cancel that appointment or try to talk to your crush. The setting can be changed at any time to adjust back to any of the three settings.

The above article was provided by Pack Net, a UK-based business telephone systems provider, specialising in VoIP.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Getting an Online Store Right

With the onslaught of the internet’s success and the number of people that have begun using it, everyone’s trying to think of a way to promote their business online and for them to try and find a chunk of the internet pie. What should you do? How can you go about finding just what’s right for you and doing the right thing for you to be able to get some profit from the internet? There is no clear answer, however tons of people are of the opinion that an online store is a quick an easy way for you to get some money rolling in. Of course, you can’t expect to run something like Lazada by yourself, but you can surely set something up that’s a little smaller and is for a finer tuned audience.

Here’s the magic. Online shopping has been evolving for the last couple of years and apart from buying from authorized websites that are world know and have been passed off as being safe by everyone, people are now also dabbling into smaller websites that are offering some customized products. A friend of mine approached me recently and mentioned that she was interested in making profit for her custom diary covers and designs. She makes exquisite covers for diaries and notebooks and wanted to know of a quick and easy way to monetize this.

The answer is simple and it’s straightforward. While you can take your products online with ease, you need a proper platform to do so. Throwing together a cheap HTML skin with the products and their prices listed out is one thing, convincing people to buy it is another. What do you do? Do you need to hire a web designer or a developer? Not quite. All you need these days is a proper Content Management System, and there’s none better than WordPress out there in the market today.

If you’re looking for a custom layout however, you’ll have to generate some know-how of HTML and CSS and apply it to get something looking like a proper page, like this one. Something you have to be very careful about whenever you’re putting your products up for sale like that is to give the entire information possible. Your products must contain as much information about them as possible. It’s the way that people feel comfortable buying your product from the website. If you don’t give them enough information to go by, if you don’t give them all the details that they’re looking for they won’t feel comfortable with the website.

Consider this, take a look at the Apple iPad Mini page on their website, you’ll see that in addition to having all the technical details of the product clearly listed out, there are product photographs followed by an entire feature listing with proper explanations of the product features. To top it all off, you can also see a section for product reviews where members drop off comments and reviews of the product for you to take a look at and perhaps influence your opinion. Keep in mind however, that since Lazada is a huge website with tons of customers, they need to do these things.

However, since you’re going to be starting a much smaller business on a smaller scale, you don’t need to bother with the explanation of all the features, a simple bullet point list with all the features and good high resolution photographs will do the trick for you. This should help you get the entire layout figured out and perhaps give you a good idea of what you can get started off on.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Apple launches iTunes in India

Apple has launched the iTunes store in India. This will allow Indian users to purchase their favourite Bollywood and regional music, and movies from iTunes store in indian currency (INR).

Music fans can purchase single songs or full albums. Single songs are priced at Rs.12 and full albums are priced depending upon number of songs in it.

Movie fans can choose from a wide selection of movies available both for rent and for purchase, with many available in HD (High Definition). HD movies can be rented for a one time watch for Rs.120 whereas SD (Standard Definition) movies are available for as low as Rs.190 for purchase and Rs.80 to rent.

Apple also introduced a great service called iTunes Match, which is being offered to Indian users for an annual subscription of Rs.1200. This service lets you back up your entire music library (including songs you don’t buy from iTunes) to the i-Cloud if the songs are available on iTunes. You can then download the songs as often as you want at no extra charge.

To download the latest version of iTunes, click here

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Windows 8 ... A beautiful start

After much anticipation and excitement, Windows 8 is finally here. With its clean looks and metro styling, it is certainly here to stay for a long time.

Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating system's platform, primarily focused towards improving its experience on mobile devices such as tablets to rival other mobile operating systems (such as Android and iOS), taking advantage of new and emerging technologies (such as USB 3.0, UEFI firmware, near field communications, cloud computing, and the low-power ARM architecture), new security features (such as malware filtering, built-in antivirus software, and support for secure boot, a controversial UEFI feature which requires operating systems to be digitally signed to prevent malware from infecting the boot process), along with other changes and performance improvements.

Windows 8 also introduces a new shell and user interface based off Microsoft's "Metro" design language, featuring a new Start screen with a grid of dynamically updating tiles to represent applications, a new app platform with an emphasis on touchscreen input, the new Windows Store to obtain and purchase applications for the system, and the ability to synchronize programs and settings between multiple devices.

The all new Start-Screen

One of the great features of Windows 8 is the Start screen. The Start screen is designed for touch interaction and uses dynamic tiles instead of static computer icons to represent applications. Such tiles may update the user of the status of software. For example, the tile for the Messages app can show recent messages the user has received. The Start screen is accessed by either clicking the lower left corner of the screen (where the start button would have been by default in earlier versions of Windows), or by pressing the Start button on the Charm bar. In addition, the Windows key on the keyboard or on the mobile devices also invokes the Start screen.

Internet Explorer

Windows 8 ships with Internet Explorer 10, which can run as either a desktop program (where it operates similarly to Internet Explorer 9), or as an app with a new full-screen interface optimized for use on touchscreens. Internet Explorer 10 also contains an integrated version of Flash Player, which will be available in full on the desktop, and in a limited form within the "Metro" app.

To know more about Windows 8, click here

Watch the video below to take a sneek peek of Windows 8 :)

For a limited time, you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99
Standalone version of Windows 8 Pro costs $69.99. You can buy from newly opened Microsoft Store.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Unleashed

Apple released the highly-anticipated next-generation smartphone which was unveiled at the iPhone event. The device is called iPhone 5.

The iPhone 5 is made entirely of glass and aluminum and is the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet - it's 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S. Apple says its "The world's thinnest smartphone."


Dimensions : 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight : 112g

A crystalline diamond is used to cut the chamfers of iPhone 5. This process gives the beveled edge its beautiful sheen.

The back of iPhone 5 is made of anodized 6000 series aluminum — the same material used in Apple notebooks — with inlays along the top and bottom made of ceramic glass or pigmented glass.


Display : 4 inch Retina Display (1136 x 640) ~326 ppi pixel density.

CPU : Apple A6 chip processor (Apple designed ARMv7 Dual-core, 1.2 GHz)

OS: iOS 6

Wireless : 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

BluetoothBluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

LocationAssisted GPS and GLONASS with Digital compass

Camera8-megapixel iSight camera
  • Panorama
  • Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • Face detection in video or still images
  • LED flash
  • Improved video stabilization
  • Photo and video geotagging
Memory : 16/32/64 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM

Battery : Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 225 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Google Search App for Android 4.1

Google recently launched Google Search app for Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The fastest, easiest way to find what you need on the web and on your device.

With this app, you can:
  • Quickly search the web and your phone or tablet
  • Use your voice to search
  • Personalize your results based on your location

Google Search app for Android uses a new form of search - Google Now that ties your browsing and navigation histories together to anticipate your needs.

Google Now gets you just the right information at just the right time.

It tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, when the next train will arrive as you’re standing on the platform, or your favorite team's score while they’re playing. And the best part? All of this happens automatically. Cards appear throughout the day at the moment you need them.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Chromebox ... Desktop computer with Chrome OS

What is Chromebox?
The Chromebox is a fast, compact home or office computer powered by Intel Core processor. It is a desktop-variant of Chromebook. It was introduced in Google I/O 2012 Day 2 Keynote.

- Intel Celeron B840 Sandybridge processor.
- 4GB RAM (2 x 2 DDR3 1066 Mhz)
- Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n

- Gigabit ethernet
- 6 USB 2.0 ports
- 2x DisplayPort++ Output (compatible with HDMI, DVI, VGA)
- DVI-I single link output (compatible with VGA)
- Bluetooth 3.0™ compatible
- Kensington™ key lock compatible

Operating System
Google Chrome OS

$329 (Unites States)
£279 (United Kingdom)

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Chrome to Mobile Extension

If you’re signed into Chrome, you know that you can access all of your open tabs across other devices where you’re signed into Chrome. To access your synced tabs from a mobile device, just hit Other Devices from Menu or the New Tab Page - but what if you’re offline?

With the Chrome to Mobile extension you can also send an offline version of a particular web page to Chrome on your phone or tablet, so that you can pick up right where you left off, even if you aren’t connected to the internet.

You can find the Chrome to Mobile extension here:
Chrome to Mobile »
Send web pages from Chrome on your computer to Chrome on your phone or tablet.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Google URL Shortener

Google has a great url shortening service -
Try it out -

Just type any url to and click "shorten url"... voila ... copy the shorten url and use it as you want.

Apart from, there are also some other url shorteners out there. Most notably: bitly and tiny url

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Nexus 7 ... The playground is open

The Nexus 7 is an Android tablet computer co-developed by Google and Asus, the first tablet entry in the Nexus series.

The Nexus 7 was unveiled at Google I/O on June 27, 2012 for release by mid-July, and became immediately available for pre-order through Google Play the same day.


  • 7" 1280x800 HD display (216ppi)
  • Back-lit IPS display
  • 1.2MP front facing camera
  • 8/16 GB internal
  • 1 GB RAM
Quad-core Tegra 3 processor

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean revealed at Google I/O 2012

Google I/O kicked off with a huge announcement - Google's new mobile operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, is the fastest and smoothest version of Android yet. Jelly Bean improves on the simplicity and beauty of Android 4.0(ICS), and introduces a new Google search experience on Android.

Google also introduced Project Butter - a major effort to make the Jelly Bean experience "buttery smooth".

Expandable actionable Notificationsusers can now return phone calls from within the notifications bar, as well as view multiple emails without having to jump into a separate app.

Intelligent widgetsWith Jelly Bean it’s now even easier to personalize your home screen. As you place widgets on the screen, everything else automatically moves to make room.

Google Now - A new form of search that ties your browsing and navigation histories together to anticipate your needs. In the demo,  Google’s Hugo Barra showcased how the new system could help to calculate a user's commute, replete with alternate route suggestions and even scheduling info, recommend nearby restaurants as they're passed and keep users abreast of impending appointments with departure time recommendations.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Xolo ... First Intel Smartphone

Lava XOLO X900 is the first smartphone powered by an Intel processor. It is Lava's flagship product featuring Intel Atom Processor running Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich).

Intel’s cutting-edge technology and XOLO’s design innovation have come together to make the new XOLO X900 a compulsive choice. Whether it is speed of browsing and processing in a multi-tasking environment, or it is speed of the graphics clock to provide responsive and immersive video and gaming experience, XOLO X900 sets the “gold standard” in the fast-paced premium smartphone space. Everything you have always wanted, and more, now comes to you, in the blink-of-an-eye.

Processor:  Intel Atom Processor Z2460 (1.6Ghz with Hyper-Threading)
Grphics Core:  400Mhz
Display:  4.03" LCD capacitive touch (Corning Gorilla Glass)
Operating System:  Android 2.3 (upgradable to Android 4.0)
Camera:  8MP Rear Camera (1080p video recording), 1.3MP Front Camera (480p video chat)
Memory:  16GB Internal memory, 1GB RAM
Connectivity:  USB 2.0, Bluetooth v2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

For more detailed specifications, click here

It is currently launched only in India and is available through Tata Croma retail stores and Nimbuzz online stores. It is priced at INR 22,000.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Reveal Trailer

Call of Duty is one of the most successful action game series. And with the upcoming game in the series - "Call of Duty Black Ops II", it is going one step forward.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is due for worldwide release on November 13, 2012 and Activision has released very first trailer (Reveal Trailer) of the game. 

Watch the trailer below and express your views on the upcoming installment.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


GTC is a GPU Technology Conference to be held on May 14-17 2012 at San Jose, California.

GTC advances global awareness of GPU computing and visualization and their importance to the future of science and innovation. Through world-class education, including hundreds of hours of technical sessions, tutorials, panel discussions, and moderated roundtables, GTC brings together thought leaders from a wide range of fields.

GTC 2012 offers over 275 technical and practical sessions taught by some of the foremost experts in parallel computing. Sessions are organized across the topic areas listed below. To see the list of topics, click here.

You can watch the GTC keynote livestream here.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 ... GEAR UP ... GAME ON

The Geforce GTX 680 is the fastest and most power efficient GPU ever built by Nvidia. Powered by the Kepler architecture, it features GPU boost, Adaptive V-Sync and Nvidia Surround.

GPU boost dynamically boosts clock speed for extra performance. New FXAA and TXAA modes eliminates jaggies and Nvidia Surround lets you game on three monitors from a single GPU.

Features :

  • Kepler Architecture
NVIDIA's Kepler GPU architecture has been designed from the ground up not just for maximum performance in the latest DirectX 11 games, but optimal performance per watt. The new SMX streaming multiprocessor is twice as efficient as the prior generation and the new geometry engine draws triangles twice as fast. The result is world class performance and the highest image quality in an elegant and power efficient graphics card.

  • GPU Boost
Nvidia GPU Boost is a technique which dynamically boosts clock speeds based on the workload of the game and the headroom available. It not only changes the clock frequency but also the GPU voltage. In principle it looks somewhat similar to Intel's Turbo Boost technology. 

  • Adaptive Vertical Sync
Nothing is more distracting than framerate stuttering and screen tearing. The first tends to occur when framerates are low, the second when framerates are high. Adaptive V-Sync is a smarter way to render frames. At high framerates, V-sync is enabled to eliminate tearing, at low frame rates, it's disabled to minimize stuttering. It gets rid of distractions so you can get on with gaming.

  • 3D Vision
Nvidia 3d Vision brings a fully immersive, stereoscopic 3D experience to the PC. A combination of high-tech wireless glasses and advanced software, 3D Vision transforms hundreds of PC games into full stereoscopic 3D. Get up to 2x monitor and keyboard brightness with NVIDIA 3D LightBoost technology4. In addition, you can enjoy 3D movies and 3D digital photographs from in eye popping, crystal-clear quality.

  • Nvidia Surround
Nothing is as breathtaking as playing your favorite games across three monitors. At 5760 x 1080, the expanded field of view fully engages human peripheral vision and provides for the most immersive experience in racing and flight simulators. Add in a fourth display to keep tabs on chat, email or web while you are gaming.

  • Nvidia SLI
SLI lets you link up to three GeForce GTX 680s together for astounding performance.

  • Nvidia PhysX
Full support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.

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Monday, April 09, 2012

QR Code Generator

If you are looking for a QR Code for your website or Android app or even your telephone number, then check this out:

QR codes can be generated for a URL, text, phone number and sms. You can also use the code's permalink or the HTML code to paste the QR code in your blog or website.

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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Ultimate Windows Customizer

Tweak your windows system to your liking with Ultimate Windows Customizer.

Ultimate Windows Customizer allows you to tweak various settings in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, this freeware lets you easily customize and change your Windows 7 look – like changing the Start Button, Logon Screen, Thumbnails, Taskbar, Explorer look, Windows Media Player, etc.

It comes with plenty of functional options, touching on Windows Explorer, context menus for various elements (desktop, files, folders, drives) or the taskbar (opacity, thumbnail size).

It also offers visual tuning options that allow you to change the logon screen and the start orb. You can change the logon background screen as well as the entire start orb, if you have a more appealing set of images. On the same note, the app lets you modify the startup sound in Windows.

Ultimate Windows Customizer Features:
  • Easy uninstallation via the use of Control Panel
  • Allows you to customize almost all facets of Windows including, Start Button, Logon Screen, Windows Explorer, Libraries, Context Menu, Taskbar, Windows Media Player and many more.
  • Very simple and easy to use. No manual interaction required.
  • Well-Versed in terms of compatibility between various customizations.
  • 70+ major features with literally tons of sub-features
  • Creates System Restore Point before any customizations are done.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Top ten best gadgets of 2011

2011 was a great year for tech toys. Here are the top ten gadgets seen in 2011.

1. Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The Galaxy Nexus is a touchscreen slate Android smartphone developed by a partnership between Google and Samsung. The phone and operating system were developed collaboratively by engineers from both companies. It is the third generation successor to Google's previous flagship phones, the Nexus One and Nexus S. It has a curved HD (1280×720 pixels) Super AMOLED display, an improved camera system, and Google's new version of its Android operating system, version 4.0, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich.

2. iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S is the fifth generation of the iPhone, a device that combines a 3.5 inch (89 mm) touchscreen iPod, mobile phone, and internet client. It retains the exterior design of its predecessor, the iPhone 4, but is host to a range of improved hardware specifications and software updates. iPhone 4S has two cores in the A5 chip which delivers up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics. The iPhone 4S camera gives you 8 megapixels — that’s 60 per cent more pixels than the camera on iPhone 4. And they’re engineered with a higher, full-well capacity to collect even more light.

3. Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 800 is a Windows Phone OS powered smartphone, first unveiled by the company's CEO Stephen Elop, on 26 October 2011 at the Nokia World 2011 event. It is Nokia's first mobile phone to run Windows Phone OS as a part of the first wave of Windows Phone devices to be released by the company as it shifts focus from the Symbian and MeeGo platforms for premium priced phones. Nokia Lumia 800 has a curved 3.7" AMOLED ClearBlack glass touchscreen display seamlessly integrated into a smooth one-piece body.

4. Samsung Galaxy Tab 750

Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 offers a superlative experience with the thinnest and ligtest large screen tablet available. Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 is powered with 1 Ghz Dual-Core Processor for more efficient multitasking. Its high definition 25.65 cms (10") display delivers excellent screen sharpness. With 1280x800 WXGA display boasting a pixel density of 149PPI you can enjoy better details.

5. Apple iPad 2

The iPad 2 is the second and current generation of the iPad, a tablet computer designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. The iPad 2 has a lithium-ion polymer battery that lasts up to 10 hours, a new dual core Apple A5 processor and VGA front-facing and 720p rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video calling. The iPad 2 uses the iOS 5 software that was released on October 12, 2011 and is supposed to bring over 200 new user features including Notification Center, iMessage, and an updated notifications system, using a new "banner" style instead of the originally used pop-up "alert" style. The iPad 2 comes with Photo Booth, an application in which users can take photos and effects on them. The iPad 2 also adds to capability to support GarageBand, iMovie, and the iWork apps Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. These applications do not come with the iPad but are instead official applications from Apple sold within the App Store.

6. Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note is an Android Smartphone and Tablet PC. It has attracted attention because of its 5.3-inch screen size – between that of conventional smartphones and tablets – and because of its included stylus. It has a dual-core 1.4Ghz processor with a Snapdragon S3 Chipset. It also has a 8-megapixel main camera that can record 1080p video, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. An unusual feature for such a device is a built-in stylus, which Samsung calls the "S Pen".The stylus tucks into the bottom panel of the phone, and can be used in a variety of apps. It can simply replace the use of a finger in situations where precision is needed, but it is also equipped with a "shift" button, which when pressed enables other functions such as grabbing screenshots (which can then be drawn on using the stylus) or starting the S-Note note-taking application, which is a facility for recording sticky-note-type notes which can include drawing/handwriting (using the stylus), text input, and pictures.

7. Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire is a tablet computer version of's Kindle e-book reader. Kindle Fire has a color 7" multi-touch display with IPS technology and runs a forked version of Google's Android operating system along with access to Amazon Appstore. The Fire includes a cloud-accelerated "split browser", Amazon Silk, using Amazon EC2 for off-device cloud computation; including webpage layout and rendering, and Google's SPDY protocol for faster webpage content transmission.. Kindle Fire employs a 1 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core processor.

8. Apple Mac Book Air

The MacBook Air family is a line of ultraportable Macintosh notebook computers created by Apple Inc.. It comes in two screen sizes 11" and 13". Both the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air features the latest generation of Intel processors, the Core i5 and i7. With speeds up to 1.8GHz and faster memory, the new MacBook Air gains up to 2.5x the processing performance over the previous generation. MacBook Air also features the Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor, which includes an on-chip engine for video encoding and decoding. That means you experience video playback and FaceTime calls that are smoother, more responsive, and more true to life.

9. Motorola Xoom

The Motorola Xoom is an Android-based tablet computer by Motorola, introduced at CES 2011 on January 5, 2011. It was the first tablet to be sold with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The Xoom supports up to 720p video playback. It features a 2 MP front-facing camera for video chatting over Wi-Fi or cellular Internet and a rear-facing 5 MP camera that records 720p video. The Xoom has a 1280×800 px widescreen, 10.1-inch display and 3D graphics acceleration, as well as HDMI-out. It features the Gorilla Glass resistant coating.

10. Motorola Atrix 4G

The Motorola Atrix 4G is a high-end Android-based smartphone by Motorola.It is powered by 1 Ghz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor (consisting Cortex A9 CPU + GeForce ULP GPU). Atrix is one of the first devices which integrated the Ubuntu-based 'Webtop' application from Motorola. Atrix launches the Webtop application when it is connnected to the external display through Laptop dock or HD multimedia dock. In Webtop mode, offering a user interface similar to typical desktop Ubuntu, Atrix can run several applications on the external display such as Firefox web browser, SNS clients and the 'mobile view' application enabling total access of Atrix and its screen.

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