Tuesday, 27 November 2012

iSport headphones
These iSport headphones are specifically designed for athletes and they are waterproof .don’t bother if you sweat or take them into shower after your workout. its equipped with In-ear clips to ensure they stay tight in your ear while you move around.
Extraordinary sound delivers audio adrenaline and its high tech design offers ultimate comfort.

Sandisk cruzer flash drive 

SanDisk Cruzer FitThe Sandisk Cruzer Fit flash drive is just the size of a penny, thereby making it one of the world’s smallest flash drives. not withstanding its tiny design, the most spacious Cruzer flash drive can store up to 32GB of data.

This Flash Drive gives you a secure, easy way to transfer your personal files and is also suitable for TV or car audio devices.
it comes in 4GB,8GB,16GB and 32GB.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Upcoming ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch spotted on Lenovo’s website
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, an ultrabook with a touchscreen display optimized for Windows 8, was spotted on Lenovo’s website ahead of official launch. The page since then has been pulled but not before a few details about the machine were obtained.

The X1 Carbon Touch will have a 14-inch HD+ multi-touch display that can support up to 10 fingers. The display is said to be 1600 x 900 in resolution as that is often what fits Lenovo’s definition of ‘HD+’.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is said to go on sale in December.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Technology allows charging a phone's battery by shaking it
 Technology allows charging a phone's battery by shaking it
Wouldn't it be cool if one could recharge their phone's battery by shaking it for a few minutes? Yeah, that may sound a lot like an idea taken out of a sci-fi movie, but scientists are already developing the technology needed to make that possible. And no, it does not involve any use of black magic. Instead, the energy of vibrations and movement is being converted into voltage with the use of piezoelectric materials.
Scientists at Virginia Tech in Blacksbur lead by Shashank Priya are experimenting with zinc oxide, which is known for its piezoelectric properties. It can convert physical pressure and vibration into energy, which could potentially recharge batteries. Experiments have shown that the method can deliver about 50 millivolts under favorable conditions.
Unfortunately, that is far from enough to power a handset continuously. However, in an emergency situation, a few minutes of shaking a phone might be sufficient to provide the energy needed to make an important phone call, according to the scientists.

via : Gizmodo

Sunday, 4 November 2012

10 bad cell phone habits that we are all often guilty of doing

 1. Leaving your phone to charge overnight

Call it convenience or laziness, people have this bad habit of plugging up their device each and every night before bed. It’s arguable as to how this will negatively affect the handset in the long run, but heck, it’s sucking up precious electricity. Of course, we’re seeing more energy efficient chargers that automatically shut off once a handset is fully charged.

2. Not placing it on silent for specific occasions
You know you’re going to the movies. Heck, they even play a quick video before a flick is about to play stressing the need to turn off your phone or place it on silent. However, there are still people who forget to do such things, so when your catchy Britney Spears ringtone starts playing, you might actually allow it to play to its entirety in order to prevent people from figuring out where it’s coming from in a crowded room.

3. Talking obnoxiously loud while on a conversation
Can you hear me now? That’s probably what comes to mind for those people who have to deal with obnoxiously loud individuals chattering away on their phones. No, we don’t need to really know what you’re having for dinner tonight, so why don’t you just tone down the volume just a little bit.

4. Sharing conversations over speakerphone
Sheesh, you’re already super loud with your tone of voice with phone calls, but why do you have the urge to put your entire conversation on speakerphone? In addition to dealing with your yappy voice, the people around you will now suffer more having to hear the muffled voice of the person on the other end of the line.

5. One-worded responses to text messages
OMG! Okay! Well…..we know what you’re thinking. Text messages shouldn’t be long conversations, but on the other end of the spectrum, one-worded responses can be interpreted in many ways. Some people might think that you don’t care or not interested, but even worse, it’s a real drag for those who don’t have an unlimited messaging plan attached to their line. Therefore, every single message received or sent is vital, so you’d better expand just a bit to make the most out of it.

6. Talking or chatting on the phone at inappropriate times
It’s a Friday night, and you’re out on a hot date ready to order something, but you realize that the other person across the table is chit-chatting away – all the while, the waiter is patiently waiting to take down your order. Not only are they going to peeve that waiter, but their actions speak louder than their conversation on the phone. Sure, you might press on trying to get them off the phone, but the damage is done already.

7. Texting while in the middle of conversations
You’re in a hotly debated conversation with friends or peers, but then all of a sudden, someone from the bunch decides to whip out their phone and text away. You’re trying to get a point across with everyone, but this one standout person is oblivious to what you’re saying, which means you’ll be repeating things later on. Needless to say, it’s annoying that people aren’t listening as they’re doing their own thing.

8. Being totally engrossed by your phone
Getting a brand spanking new device makes some people want to know every single detail about it, but as time goes on, the interest should hopefully fade. Well, there are just some individuals that are constantly engrossed by their device. Your significant other might be trying to do something a bit different, but there you are, on your phone watching a YouTube video of funny injury outtakes on bed. Buzz kill, right?

9. Bringing the phone to the dinner table
After a long day at work, you’re headed home to have a nice meal with the family – where it’s considered to be the perfect bonding time. However, there’s a single rebel at the table who decided to bring their phone. Looking around, you can instantly spot who it is, as they’re staring down at the floor, with both hands under the table. Kids and teenagers might be guilty of this, but adults can be at fault too, as they sometimes bring work home.

 10. Distracted driving

Without question, at one point or another, we were all guilty of doing this one while driving. Certainly, some people have changed their ways and vowed to never use their handset while driving after fully comprehending the disastrous results that can occur, but still, it happens all the time with other drivers on the road. Try as hard as they can, but there’s this invisible grip that devices have on some people. Resisting is such a hard thing to do at times, especially when you know it’s for something important – like a job calling you back to offer you a position. To tell you the truth, it requires a strong will to resist those urges.

source : phone blog

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Microsoft said to be testing its own smartphone

Ever since Microsoft announced the Surface tablet earlier this year, there have been rumors and speculations regarding Microsoft entering the smartphone hardware market as well.

Well, it seems they might. According to the sources at The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is working with Asian component suppliers to test their own smartphone design. Having said that, the company is not sure if the device will go in mass production.

It is said that the device Microsoft is currently testing has a display between four and five inches. Also, according to The Verge, this device won't be making an official appearance any time before the next year and is supposedly Microsoft's 'Plan B' in case the existing Windows Phone 8 devices fail to make an impression upon the users.

This is certainly interesting news for Windows Phone fans, although we are not sure if the other hardware manufacturers feel the same way.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Meet the Cordless glove mouse (bellco 3D Ion)

This Unusual gadget has been created by Bellco specialists. Shown in the illustrations 3D Ion device connects to a PC wirelessly and replaces your ordinary mouse. It is worn on the hand like a glove and allows you to control the mouse pointer up to 10 m from the computer.

The main advantage of 3D Ion over the traditional mouse is no need for a table or other work surface: you can move your hand in the air. Controls corresponding to the mouse buttons are located on a surface that covers index finger. There is also a button "pause", temporarily breaking the manipulator.

The set includes a mini-receiver that plugs into a USB port. According to the manufacturer "glove-mouse" 3D Ion is compatible not only with Windows but also Mac OS, Linux and Android.

This device has been out for a while but only a few know about it.  seems like a cool gadget anyway.
what do you think?

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Acer announces the Aspire 5600U and 7600U all-in-one PCs
Acer has unveiled its latest all-in-one solutions running Windows 8, the 23-inch Aspire 5600U and the 27-inch 7600U.

Both models have adjustable stands allowing them to be tilted at different angles for more natural touch inputs. Acer has incorporated clever stands on both AIOs allowing user to tilt them up to 90 degrees or even lay them flat on a table. 
Moving onto specs, both AIOs can be spec’d with 1TB hard drives and 8GB of RAM. The 27-inch Aspire 7600U supports up to an Intel Core i5 3210M CPU and Nvidia GT640M GPU with 2GB of onboard memory. 
The price tag it’s carrying is $1900 and will start shipping in late November.

Unlike it’s bigger brother, the 23-inch 5600U will be available from October 26th with prices starting from $999,99. For the money you’ll be getting an entry-level Intel CPU, so the high-spec Intel Core i5 3110M with Intel HD graphics is recommended.
Personally, I think the monitors are a thing of beauty, so in case you don’t want Acer’s predefined configurations inside them, you can order the displays separately. The 23-inch and 27-inch monitors will be available as the T232HL and T272HL for $500 and $700 respectively.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

How our behaviours & abilities change due to excessive web surfing & using smartphones

During the last decade,neuroscientists have been researching on how cyberspace activities are rewiring our brains.Most of these studies say prolonged web surfing make people incapable of deep engagement.

Now this argument has been extended to gadget addiction and how gadgets changed our brains & behaviours.

it shows how our behaviours & abilities change when surfing web, checking emails frequently or thumbing on smartphones.

Smart Phone Addiction
Many people are known to feel anxious when disconnected from their phone. A global study found 61% of the surveyed kept their phones in the bedroom and they were 60% more likely to wake up and check at night. Many smartphone addicts may show symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder

Facebook and Twitter
Most Facebook and Twitter users are seen to show classic traits of narcissism by repeatedly informing the world about themselves. Psychologists claim that FB & Twitter promote narcissism, but jury is out on this

Email Addiction
Checking email frequently has been linked to procrastination. A study by University of California at Irvine says that being cut off from email reduces stress and increases focus

It is well-known to be a hindrance to learning and can reduce productivity. Switching between tasks also reduces efficiency. Switching between docs reduces understanding

Here are few remedies for Net addiction:
Being offline during times when you would be online.
Having schedules for being offline and online.
Thinking about what you lose for being online too much

These are remedies for obsessions and compulsive behaviour:

Removing distractions from environment.
Taking tech breaks, connecting  more often to nature.
Not using the phone, computer or TV, just before bedtime.
Having family meals without gadgets around you.

source : Economic times

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Meet the Sharp Aquos Quattron 3D TV

Sharp unveiled an 80-inch TV last year and everyone went ‘Wow.’
Now it’s upped its game by announcing an 80-inch 3D model, and, well, we can’t print what everyone said here without a lot of asterisks.
As well as being massive and 3D, the set is web-enabled, with the Sharp SmartCentral app or Wi-Fi letting you get online. And with local dimming LEDs, the picture is always optimised for your surroundings, whether you’re in pitch black or bright sun.

Apparently the 80-inch screen is the equivalent of 266 smart phones. Expect it to be massive when it touches down in April.

source :

Monday, 1 October 2012

Nokia explains how wireless charging works on its new Lumia Windows Phones
The upcoming Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are two of many upcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets, but they are the only ones to come with wireless charging and that makes them really stand out.

As you’ve probably heard, the new Lumias will use inductive wireless charging and now Nokia has taken to its official blog to explain the technology behind it. Basically, what makes it possible are two transmitter coils - one on the charging pad and another one on the back of the device itself.

From there on the transmitter coil on the charger generates a magnetic field used by the device for charging. Nokia is using the Qi (chi) global standard that is good news for compatibility across the globe. Nokia has perfected the charging pad so now around 80% of it is active and you don’t need to worry too much about precisely placing a phone on its place to charge it.

Sadly, it seems that you can charge only one phone on a single wireless charging pad, so if you plan on just throwing your home’s worth of phones on it, you won’t be able to. Check out the pictures below to see how the whole thing will work out. The actual charging pads will be available for purchase separately from the phone.


source : Nokia conversations

Saturday, 29 September 2012

The Apple iPhone 5 review
The iPhone 5. As in five million units sold over the course of a … weekend. Can't say no to that. This is the latest installment in the smartphone series that changed the mobile phone industry and we can understand people couldn't wait. Now, what is it they couldn't wait for?

The Apple iPhone 5 brings the long anticipated larger screen and more capable internals that we already know are ready to trade blows with the most powerful chipsets out there.

There's also the new slender, slimmer body that no photos really do justice to. If all of Apple's claims are true then the iPhone 5 is a real engineering masterpiece - double the performance in a more compact package without sacrificing anything in terms of battery life.

They could've done worse. A lot worse. But this is Apple telling you to prepare to be wowed. So you have every right to play hard-to-please.

Key features
  • Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • LTE support where carriers support it and CDMA support when sold by CDMA carriers
  • 4" 16M-color LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 1136px resolution
  • Scratch-resistant screen glass, fingerprint-resistant coating
  • 1.2GHz dual-core custom-designed CPU, PowerVR SGX543MP3 GPU, 1GB of RAM, Apple A6 SoC
  • iOS 6 and iCloud integration
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and touch focus
  • 1080p video recording at 30fps
  • 1.2MP secondary front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity; digital compass
  • 16/32/64GB storage options
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor and a three-axis gyro sensor
  • Active noise cancellation with a dedicated secondary microphone
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack, stereo Bluetooth v4.0
  • Excellent audio output quality (though worse than 4S)
  • Apple Maps with free voice-guided navigation in 56 countries
  • Voice recognition, Siri virtual assistant
  • Supports HD Voice (needs carrier support too)
  • FaceTime video calls over Wi-Fi and cellular
  • Impressively slim and light
  • Great battery life
  • Main disadvantages
  • Aluminum body looks cool but is easy to scratch
  • Proprietary connector, incompatible with previous-gen accessories (needs adapter)
  • The new display is not proportionally bigger, but only taller
  • Unadapted apps run letterboxed due to the unusual resolution
  • nano-SIM support only
  • Apple Maps app not up to scratch
  • No USB Mass Storage mode
  • No FM radio
  • No stereo speakers
  • No microSD card slot
  • No NFC connectivity (though that may be nitpicking)
  • Stuck with iTunes for loading content
  • Mono audio recording in videos
Main disadvantages
  • Aluminum body looks cool but is easy to scratch
  • Proprietary connector, incompatible with previous-gen accessories (needs adapter)
  • The new display is not proportionally bigger, but only taller
  • Unadapted apps run letterboxed due to the unusual resolution
  • nano-SIM support only
  • Apple Maps app not up to scratch
  • No USB Mass Storage mode
  • No FM radio
  • No stereo speakers
  • No microSD card slot
  • No NFC connectivity (though that may be nitpicking)
  • Stuck with iTunes for loading content
  • Mono audio recording in videos

Should the iPhone 5 be worried about not doing quite enough in terms of new design and features? That question sounds ridiculous considering the sales numbers. But there's a long-term perspective that goes beyond a record-breaking opening weekend.

People who thought the iPhone 4S was a half-hearted effort, are rightfully expecting the iPhone 5 to be the real upgrade of the brilliant iPhone 4. In the end, though, there's more to a smartphone's real worth than dry specs. Apple has, on multiple occasions, been able to produce devices that are better than the sum of their parts and few will be surprised at the iPhone 5 pulling off a similar trick.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Meet the Sony Xperia Tablet S

Hello dear techies! meet the Sony Xperia Tablet S. It carries over some design elements from its predecessor, like the 9.4″ WXGA screen and fold-over design, but it adds goodies like a quad-core processor (moving from Tegra 2 to 3), thinner aluminum frame and IPX-4 certification (splash proof. yes! splash proof).

The Xperia Tablet S is 8.8mm thick along its back which is similar to the ipad2, with a thicker “fold” on top. This makes the tablet easier to hold in the hand and is used to attach the tablet to various accessories. it runs android 5.0 jelly bean OS.
there is a suede cover, which also serves as a stand (it can hold the tablet tilted at two different angles). It snaps into place and will hold the tablet upside down, but we wouldn’t shake it too hard. When you close it, you can use the elastic band to keep it shut.
The tablet is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, but the 16GB one will probably be the most popular as there is an SD card slot. That’s right, not microSD, but a regular-sized SD card slot, meaning you can expand the storage on the cheap.

The Sony Xperia Tablet S really feels like something intended for home use with the Remote control app. It even comes with a Small app version, so you can always switch the channel.
Speaking of Small apps, they are floating apps that take up only a part of the screen and can be used along side regular apps.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Sony announces new slimmer and lighter PlayStation 3

Sony has announced yet another redesign to their popular PlayStation 3 console. Just like the last one that came out three years ago, this one cuts down on the size and weight by being 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the previous model.

 Internally, the new console seems to be pretty much identical to the old one, with no new announced changes. Only difference is that you now have 250GB and 500GB models, selling for $269.99 and $299.99 respectively. 

Both models come as part of a bundle. The 250GB model comes with ‘UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception: Game of the Year Edition’ and a voucher for more than $30 worth of bonus digital content for ‘DUST 514′ and will be available starting September 25.
The 500GB model, meanwhile, comes with free 30-Day PlayStation Plus voucher and a copy of ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ and will release simultaneously with the game on October 30. The game will feature four exclusive levels available only on the PlayStation 3.


Monday, 24 September 2012

This Windows Phone8 concept smartphone looks super cool, but does a funny thing to the Windows button 

 Design is the one of the areas where we feel WP smartphones do pretty well. The Nokia Lumia 800 and 900 were considered by many (us included) as two of the best-looking handsets the industry has seen and virtually all of the recently announced WP8 handsets look equally as impressive. 

Yet when we saw the latest concept design posted on Yanko Design, we just fell in love with it. Inspired by the Windows Phone UI, the colorful handset is not only a great looker, but also really different from anything we have seen so far. just feed your eyes

 The only potential issue we see here is the relocated Windows button on the right side, which may or may not work in reality. Here’s to hoping that some of the Microsoft partners take an interest in the design and make it a reality, as we’d love to find out.