on Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Samsung has taken the wraps off a new addition to their camera range in the form of the Samsung WB100 which is equipped with a massive 26x optical high zoom lens.
Other features of the new Samsung WB100 include a 16-megapixel sensor with Dual Image Stabilisation (OIS + DIS), 3D photo capture, and Live Panorama Mode to name just a few.

The Samsung WB100 is also equipped with ISO 80 to 1,600 sensitivity or up to 3,200 for 3-megapixel photos and is capable of recording 720p video. Samsung explains:
“Not only does the WB100 deliver superior quality images but it is also easy to use. Its easily-navigated menu screen makes it a versatile camera, designed to capture clear and beautiful photos with ease,”-”Available in Black or Red, it is a stylish camera with a range of creative features including Smart Filter and Magic Frame, designed to enhance image quality along with the shooting experience. The soft hand grip combined with the metallic design gives it a sleek and seamless look.”

 The Samsung WB100 also runs on AA batteries rather than a lithium battery pack. Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.

Source: Digital Spy
on Tuesday, July 3, 2012

 RCA Smart Mobile TV

At the CEA Line Show in New York City, RCA showed off the next generation portable TV set to debut this fall.

The 7-inch foldable LCD TV is unique because it contains dual-tuners to bring in both standard ATSC digital and mobile digital TV broadcasts. That means that family members can watch live, over-the-air free TV from the backseat.

The Smart Mobile TV is also Android-based and can offer access to other Internet functions and apps. The suggested retail price is $249.

Google is finally extending its Nexus brand to tablets, starting with the Nexus 7.
Nexus 7
The 7-inch Android slate was built by Asus and runs the latest and greatest version of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean. Not only is the device svelte -- it's speedy, with a rocking Tegra 3 processor and a high-powered GPU.
Perhaps the most astonishing part of the Nexus 7 is the price. The 8GB variant is just $199 and the 16GB version is just $249.
The price, power and latest-generation software makes the Nexus 7 one of the best Android tablets on the market.
on Monday, July 2, 2012

Finally, after the launch of Google Nexus 7, we would be using Google Glasses soon. Google Glasses would be an Internet based glasses, which will be helpful for daily life tasks like taking navigating routes for one place to other. It is now estimated that the Glasses will strike the market in about two years.
None other than Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin has disclosed the new estimated release date. They introduced the newer version of the Glass with the involvement of Skydivers with those new Glasses.
Here is what Sergey Brin had to say about, “I’m so glad that worked,” Sky divers were streamed live for wearing the Google Glasses and they had jump from an airplane. They landed on a roof of San Francisco convention center. Sergey Brin also admitted that he really was not expecting it on that level.
Sky divers after landing on roof gave some package to the cyclists. The cyclists had a ride on the Moscone Center. There, Outside the third floor of the building was a man standing the package was handed to the man by the cyclists who were performing stunts while handing the package.
A cyclist broomed the cargo to end the trip to inaugurate stage of Google’s annual developers conference. Sergey Brin kicked this off with the support of various Google executives.
The package that was roaming on the trip was finally been delivered to Sergey Brin. The package was opened than to introduce an “Explorer” version of the glasses. The news is that the developers outside the firm are now allowed to buy this version by spending $1,500. This is a developer version, which in out sight requires different brains.
The consumer can buy this product within two years.
Brin asked for the support of developers by stating “This is really new technology and we really want all of you to help shape it.”

What this Google Glass would have?

  1. Google Glasses is made to feature a built-in camera, speaker, wireless connectivity to Internet and a microphone.
  2. The glasses will have a mini screen, which is helpful to refer to the text messages and e-mails. It can also show the other reading formats from Internet.
  3. Google glasses will be alot useful for snapping a quick picture, so that we do not miss a second of the great subject.
Brin Also ssaid that the working phase that has now almost become real was just a nutty idea.
I as an author feel, this is just as same as the story behind Google Earth. At that time, Google Earth was also one of its kind and same we can say about Google Glasses. Google Glasses will make the life more easier and handsfree. Brin also said that he wears the prototype pair almost everyday for long periods. He also said, to make the glasses more consumer oriented they would need to frame it more consumer friendly. For this, they have been talking to various eyewear designers for various ideas about the product.
According to Brin, the Glass team has worked priorly more by focussing on various internet tasks. But once it is out at the market, later we can see other add ons like Face recognition etc. The Glass team also made the point that the glasses would be more over friendly for text messages and emails only. Reading long e books may not be much of the easier option.
Babak Parviz, Google Glass Team Head, said that the glass is made to communicate and gain quick information over the Internet.
Parviz also added, “It allows you to walk downtown Paris and have other people experience this with you live,” Parviz said. But even though we have this social camera showing the world through your eyes, the quick access to information is also a critical thing.”

Today Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that they will be purchasing Gaikai, the cloud gaming service for $380. Gaikai was first established back in 2008 and has created a worldwide cloud-streaming service that provides a variety of games to a range of devices via the internet. 

Once the purchase has gone through Sony will be looking to create its own cloud game service. Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. explains:
“By combining Gaikai’s resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with SCE’s extensive game platform knowledge and experience, SCE will provide users with unparalleled cloud entertainment experiences,”- “SCE will deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service that allows users to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices.”
As always the acquisition is subject to certain regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

More ‘grey hairs' are needed for London’s Tech City to succeed in the long run, according to the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA).

Tech City is located around the Old Street Roundabout in East London

More mentoring and advice is needed from experienced entrepreneurs and investors for the start-ups which now populate large areas of East London, a new report from the Centre for London and BVCA suggests. The new study, A Tale of Tech City, looks at the technology cluster that has sprung up in East London, which has been dubbed 'Silicon Roundabout', and aims to examine the challenges that exist. Its key finding suggests that there is a 'significant demand' from Tech City-based entrepreneurs for mentors and advice to support the growth of their businesses. This advice, the report says, is particularly aimed at the process of seeking institutional investment through seed capital and funding rounds. The report draws comparisons with Silicon Valley, which it says has a superior network of 'seasoned entrepreneurs and angel and venture capital investors’. Under its 'access to finance' section the report finds that there is a lack of understanding of the digital sector by financiers and, on the other side of the fence, a lack of knowledge of how to raise finance. The BVCA and Centre for London also say that the attention from Downing Street towards the promotion of the area, along with the role of the Tech City Investment Organisation, is creating 'wariness about the misaligned incentives' To ratify the situation the study suggests that East London's existing professional networks should develop mentoring activities and meet-ups for younger firms. Furthermore, it proposes that angel and venture capital firms relocate to East London as well as high street banks developing specialist digital economy offerings. Mark Florman, CEO of the BVCA, says, 'There is no longer any dispute that we have the makings of a genuine, world class, technology hub on our doorstep. 'However as the report makes very clear, to help it fulfill its potential, the investment community will need to become more engaged, sharing our knowledge and experience with entrepreneurs before they would normally come onto our radar.'

The bells tolling the death of Adobe Flash got a bit louder this week.
To go along with the arrival of Google’s new Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” update, Adobe has announced that it will not be developing a certified version of Flash for Android 4.1. Worse for Flash fans, Adobe says it will soon be pulling Flash Player from the Google Play Store.
The move shouldn’t be a huge surprise. Adobe already announced last year that it would cease development of its mobile Flash Player. Still, if you were hoping Google might give Flash a bit of a reprieve by including support in the latest version of Android, well, we’ve got bad news for you.
Beginning Aug. 15, Adobe plans to start limiting access to Flash in the Google Play Store to mobile devices that already have Flash installed. In other words, if your Android phone shipped with Flash installed — what Adobe refers to as a “certified version” of mobile Flash — then you can keep getting updates through the Google Play Store. If you’re planning to buy a new phone running Android 4.1, you won’t be installing Flash after the fact.
The reasoning behind the move is that any devices that don’t have Flash Player installed out of the box are, in Adobe’s words, “increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from the Google Play Store.”
There is a way around the new limitations if you’re a developer who needs access to Flash (or, presumably, a user who doesn’t mind hacking your phone): Flash Player for Android will remain available in Adobe’sarchive of released Flash Player versions. Also, little birds flying around Google I/O this week tell us that the Flash plugin actually does seem to work with Android 4.1. If you’d like to try it for yourself, better hurry up and grab it while you can.

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If you’ve been having trouble watching Flash movies in Firefox, you’re not alone.
Last week A
dobe released Flash Player 11.3, with support for secure sandboxing in Firefox. Flash’s near ubiquity makes it a popular target for web-based attacks, but the new sandboxing means that even when such attacks succeed the damage is limited and won’t spill over into the rest of the browser or even the operating system.
Unfortunately for some Firefox fans, the Flash 11.3 update has also caused numerous problems.
Webmonkey has received quite a bit of email from users over the last few days, reporting everything from videos that won’t play to screen freezes and outright browser crashes. Most of the problems seem to affect Windows Vista and Windows 7 users, which suggests the new security sandboxing might be part of the problem.
The problem is widespread enough that Mozilla has addressed it directly, telling users that the company isworking with Adobe to fix it.
In the mean time the only real solution is to downgrade to Flash 11.2. If you happen to have Real Player installed there is a more extensive workaround, but for everyone else Mozilla’s suggestion is to “uninstall Flash 11.3 and downgrade to Flash 11.2.” The Firefox Help Center has instructions for those with Real Player installed as well as those whose only option is to return to the more stable Flash 11.2.
We’ll be sure to let you know when a better solution is available.

on Sunday, July 1, 2012
The first mouse touch panel in the world that combines two types
Wireless supports multi-touch gestures and touch panel portable
"GB - Gigabyte" launched the Taiwan specialized in the manufacture of computers, motherboards, device hybrid combines wireless mouse supports gestures multi-touch panel Touch "Touch Bad" portable, bearing the name "Aivia Xenon", able to work from a distance of up to 10 meters.

According to the company based in the city of "Taipei", this device, which seems at first glance like a like a remote control "Remote Control", it is considered the first "mouse - Panel Touch" in the world, combines the two types or modes different can be switch between them by clicking on the private key that is in one of the aspects of the device.

When you click on the switch "Mode Button" to convert to develop mouse "Mouse-Mode", is used as a "mouse" traditional supportive gestures multi-touch and lights up in blue, and when you activate the status of painting touch "Touchpad-Mode" lights up purple, and works as a function any "Bad Touch" exists within any modern portable notebook PC provider scroll area, but better, because they are portable and move it, as well as how to use the chain.

And is this product that allows the user to personalize the gestures, touch the program, to be able to customize the functions including Itasp with its needs, and thus to optimize the functions of the device, according to the uses of the person, in addition to the company incorporated a program launched by the name "Aivia Painter", in order to allows using the mouse as a radio show is able to work from a distance of 10 meters.

It is also equipped with a private company GB "Gigabyte Free Scrolling" to allow browse files and websites smoothly and easily.

This mouse works with desktop computers and notebooks only mobile operating system "Windows", while there is no copy devices supporting "Mac" of Babylon.

This device also comes equipped with an optical remote sensing device to track movement accurately "1000 DPI" and operate a pair of batteries of the type of "AAA", will be offered at the price of 259 yuan (approximately U.S. $ 40).