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.

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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