Friday, December 31, 2010
It’s 11mm thick and it has to be attached with a strap if you want to put it on your wrist. At the bottom of the device there is a microUSB port for charging.
The basic out of the box functions of this device are: incoming call notification, SMS, Twitter and Facebook updates, displaying date and time, RSS feeds and the android stock media player control. The best function of LiveView is pretty simple, notifying incoming calls though you cannot actually answer your incoming calls, but you can set it to mute the ringer in your busy moments. You can also control the stock Android media player from this device, but your controlling ability will be limited to play, pause, skip and changing the volume. For third party apps the performance of this device is not up to the mark till now. But we can hope it will improve with firmware upgrades in the near future.
This time they have broken free from the drawbacks and stepped into the flow to the future with the 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and the Android 2.2 Froyo loaded in it. Unlike last time when Archos tablets featured resistive touchscreen, this time they are using capacitive multitouch screen.
The form factor of this gadget is very attractive and we might say that in this case it beats both iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab because it’s slimmer. It’s also lighter than those who are the market leaders of the tablet market, so this time you can also call them just alternative rather than calling ‘cheap’ alternative.
You can play multiple formats of videos in HD format, game better with the 3D graphics accelerator and play almost any kind of audio format till now. There is a separate app store for this device named AppsLib store which contains about 10.000 apps till now and getting bigger gradually. The limitation to connect to the Android Marketplace is a major setback as you will not get many of your favorite Android Apps which have made Android so popular even though very recently, a hack has been out enabling you to install the marketplace in your Archos device.
Have a special New Years Eve party and may the new year bring health, joy and wealth in your life.
Happy New Year 2011!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Today's announcement, accompanied by an app version bump to 3.0, was widely expected to be made next week at CES, but it appears the Luxembourg-based company simply couldn't wait that long, or was perhaps keen for some good PR following last week's global outage. While mobile video calling seemed a natural progression for Skype's iOS client following the release of the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch, the first sign that such functionality was on the way appeared last week in a support document on the company's website, followed by a series of teaser videos and tweets.
In terms of features, the updated iOS client packs no surprises, allowing iPhone 3GS and 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch users to make and recieve video calls among each other and with Skype users on PC, Mac and Linux. iPhone 3GS owners are able to use the phone's rear camera for video calling, while iPad and third-generation iPod touch users can receive video only.
Video calling is, as with the desktop service, free and works over 3G and WiFi, though early testing by Engadget suggests the 3G video calling experience is far from ideal. The site also noted that video calling will take a heavy toll on an iOS device's battery, with levels dropping around five per cent after just 10 minutes of use. Video quality over WiFi appears on par with that provided by Apple's built-in FaceTime functionality, though the ability to video call over 3G will obviously give the Skype app at least a slight edge.
The Skype 3.0 app is now live on the App Store and the company has released a promo video to show off its video calling functionality. A quick word of warning - don't hit play if you're offended by bad dancing
- PC Magazine Online's Editor's Choice
- Secures against internal and external attacks
- Blocks internet access to malicious Trojan programs
- Safeguards your Personal data against theft
- Delivers total end-point security for Personal Computers and Networks
- NEW! Full IPv6 Support in firewall
- NEW! Rootkit Scanner - Hidden registry keys, files and folders are detected
- NEW! 5 skins from COMODO, including a native windows skin
- IMPROVED! AV database updating - Virus DB size reduced significantly
- IMPROVED! AV engine - fixed some bugs and added new detection mechanisms
- IMPROVED! Cloud scanning is enabled by default in manual scanner now
- IMPROVED! Installer - It now enables/disables windows firewall/defender during the installation/uninstallation
- FIXED! CIS causes massive amount of entries in windows security audit logs
- FIXED! AV does not validate the revocation status of the certificates in signed binaries
- FIXED! BSOD in cmderd.sys
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Yes! It does look like a dream comes true for those who had been waiting for ages. Google Places, renamed from Local Business Centre this April, is a free of charge web based service by Google where business owners can claim their businesses alongside publishing all important and useful information for their customers and have it all layered out at top of world widely famous Google maps.
How it works:
Google Places provides a comprehensive but most convenient dashboard to handle the business ownerships.
Business owner can provide all important and useful information ranging from company name to contact numbers to their physical location on map. Not only this, you can add business timings, photos, videos and much more.
Part of useful service is to create customized vouchers/coupons for those who reach you through Google Places, which can attract more and more customers to your business.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Record and Play Back
The Pulse smartpen records everything you hear and write. Replay the recorded audio by tapping directly on your notes.
Save and Search
Using Livescribe Desktop, you can save notes to your computer and even search for words within your notes.
Send and Share
Share your notes and recordings online publically or privately through the Livescribe Community or Facebook. You can also export your notes and audio locally as PDF or audio files.
For this gadget to become live, you will need two things to begin the full functionality of the device: you need to download an app and a small hardware to allow signal transduction to any other responding electronic device. The functionality of this device will be known better on release at CES 2011, or when you decide to buy one, if you are located in one of the European Union countries.
Instead decorating your living room with the number of remotes for each of the gadget, you could rather switch to Unity Remote, by placing this small piece of hardware at a convenient location to find that you will be controlling nearly five electronic devices at one go or as chosen. The hardware for signal transduction does the job of sending and receiving signals from 360° and operates using 3 AA batteries. The device is also light in weight for abroad shipments and travel. You are also turning into eco-friendly by reducing the number of batteries that is being used for remote controls.
Talking of the app is free to download for any version of the iOS interface and Bluetooth technology. The device works on an open source that you will able to add your device model if not found in the list, following a simple step-by-step instruction.
Costing around 100 British pounds or 100 USD, this device is worth the money spent, if you have the compatible iOS device like iPhone 4, iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G and iPodtouch (4th, 3rd and 2nd gen).
You're Ready to PlayEasy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off the couch and moving, laughing and cheering. See a ball? Kick it. Want to join a friend in the fun? Simply jump in
Kinect for Xbox 360 brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways with no controller required. Simply step in front of the sensor and Kinect recognizes you and responds to your gestures.
Kinect removes the last barrier between you and the experiences you love. Best of all, when Kinect arrives this November, it will work with every Xbox 360 console.*
- Easily hook up with friends with Video Kinect, no headset required**
- Sign into your profile by just stepping in front of the sensor
- Kinect games give you the freedom to jump, duck, and spin your way through a unique adventure.
- Kinect uses cutting-edge technology to provide a whole new way to play
- Kinect Adventures included.
TheStreet laid it on the line and called out Microsoft as its #1 technology innovator for 2010. Forget about the iPhone 4, the iPad and the iPod touch, Microsoft and its Xbox 360 is the game changer of the year. TheStreet points out that the Xbox 360, Xbox Live subscription service and now the Kinect have exploded onto the scene in 2010. Long the ridiculed console with its nagging red ring of death, the latest generation of the hardware, the Xbox 360 Slim, has all but eliminated this troublesome problem. With reliability issues out of the way, Xbox 360 console sales have skyrocketed. Since the launch of the 360 slim, Microsoft's Xbox console has outsold the Nintendo Wii. An amazing feat when you consider that the Wii held the #1 position for several years straight.
Microsoft's position as the top innovator was bolstered by the release of the Kinect. This controller-free motion adapter for the Xbox 360 trounced the PlayStation Move in early sales. In its first week and a half of sales, Microsoft sold a staggering 1.5 million Kinect devices and is on target to sell five to six million by the end of the year. While its installed user base may slightly trail that of the PlayStation Move, the Kinect's rate of adoption is significantly faster. The Move currently boasts of 4.1 M users and, similar to the Kinect, is expected to reach five million by the end of the year. While The PlayStation Move, which launched in mid-September, and the Kinect, which launched in early November, will reach the same millstone at the same time, the Kinect was able to achieve this goal within eight weeks. The Move took a whole 3.5 months.
The third ace in the hole for Microsoft is its Xbox Live subscription. The yearly subscription service is the gateway to Xbox 360 online gaming and is necessary for Netflix customers that want to stream media to their TV via the Xbox. The Xbox Live service is also tightly integrated into Windows Phone 7. On this mobile platform, you can play games and share both achievements and points with your gamer profile on your Xbox console. In the future, the Windows Phone platform may become a mobile extension of a game, allowing you to control troops or deploy weapons while you are out and about. Both now and in the future, an Xbox Live subscription is a must have for serious and casual gamers alike.
So what do you think, do these three factors combined earn Microsoft accolades as the top technology innovator in 2010? or is Apple and its magical iPad getting the short end of the stick?
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Over the past couple of days, Neowin got a chance to look at the Microsoft Arc Touch mouse. The small, portable, sleek looking design really gets your attention. The bendable mouse is curved for comfort and lies flat when off for easy storage.
Look and Feel
The overall look of the Arc Touch mouse is very appealing to the eye. This mouse caught my attention, making me want to test this device out. The mouse has a shiny black finish, with a unique small grey stripe for the touch scroll wheel. As stated previously, when in use the mouse is used in its familar curved posistion. When the device is turned off, it lays flat allowing for easy storage.
Parts of the Arc Touch, like the body, feel really smooth and built with quality, while the front of the mouse has that cheap plastic feel to it. However, there aren't many mice out there that do feel as durable and strong. Compared to other portable mice, this actually feels fairly nice in your hand.
Functionality and Performance
After using the mouse for a couple of days, I started to get the feel for the device. The tracking on my wood desk was slightly off, when compared to my Microsoft wireless laser mouse 7000. There was some steady issues while using programs like Photoshop, and if you have ever used Photoshop, you know exactly how important accuracy and smooth fluid movements are.
The performance of the Arc Touch really depends on how much interference is between the mouse and nano snap-in transceiver. The mouse features a 2.4Ghz 30-foot wireless range, more than an ample range for you to work with on your laptop or even desktop computer.
The mouse doesn't stack up when compared to the Microsoft wireless mouse 7000, but it is on the same level of performance, if not more, than the Microsoft wireless BlackTrack laptop mouse (3500).
The under belly of the mouse has a simple, yet very effective feature, a magnet. The magnet allows you to stick your nano transceiver to its belly, giving you more portability without the thought of losing it.
Cost and Conclusion
After a quick search on BestBuy.com, the pre-order price for the Microsoft Arc Touch mouse was listed at $69.99 USD, a fair price for the mouse.
My overall thought of the mouse is a fairly positive one. It does take some getting used to, but so do all other mice. This isn't a gaming mouse, if that's what you're in the market for, but it is a fantastic portable laptop mouse. The only real downside to the mouse is the feel.
Pros and Cons
* Lightweight, making it easier to carry around as a portable mouse.
* Sleek design.
* Better accuracy than most wireless mice.
* Left and right click buttons feel cheap.
* Not really suitable as a desktop, gaming mouse.
* No back and forward buttons
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said: "Only Call of Duty and Avatar have ever achieved the billion dollar revenue milestone this quickly".
Fans of 2010's biggest video game have reported connectivity problems in recent weeks though.Players of the PS3 and PC versions complained about being booted from games, freezing and connection error messages.Developer Treyarch released two patches to fix the problem.
Activision's Eric Hirshberg said: "Even more remarkable than the number of units sold is the number of hours people are playing the game together online."
Screenshot from Call of Duty Call of Duty: Black Ops was released in the UK on 9 November
According to Activision, more than 600 million hours have been logged playing the game since its worldwide launch. Microsoft says the average fan using it on Xbox Live logs on more than once every day and plays it for one hour at a time.
Black Ops is the 7th in the hugely popular Call of Duty series, the third developed by Treyarch, and takes gamers on a series of Cold War adventures. There are high expectations within the video games industry that it will surpass the success of its 2009 predecessor.
COD: Modern Warfare 2 sold more than 20 million units around the world meaning it too joined the exclusive one billion dollar club.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
•An Intel Atom 1.1 or a 1.6 GHz processor
•1 GB of RAM
•16 GB SSD
•2 USB ports, and SD card slot
This E-Note will have a resistive 10.1 inches touchscreen with an native resolution of 1366 x 768 with a stylus. The E-Note will ship with Windows 7 Home Starter OS, however you’ll have the option to upgrade.
If this information is correct the new update will come up with improved multitasking support, with in-app downloads and broader customization options for end users. However the second larger update according to developers will bring with it some great new features, improving the windows phone 7 OS in 2011 considerably
Neowin reader Caleo posted his findings on the forums, showing the new Google user interface in action. However, their access was limited to using it when Incognito. This update has seem to hit others as well, and all the same disappeared too. The interface was recently shown off by accident, but is minus the rumored social features (called "loop") and sharing abilities. This may mean we might see the services added early next year.
Google's new user interface takes on a new look now shifting the logo to the left. The top portion seems to follow the theme that Chrome has shown adding a bit of a gradient to the previously flat interface. The addition of the thin colored lines above the selected text or options helps bring your attention to either what is selected or important links the average user needs.
While a small number of users have seen this update at some point, others are also reporting only seeing the new alignment of the Google logo itself, going against conventional design ideas and concepts by keeping the rest centered.
The new design for the top bar is a welcome change to many, however the non-centered Google logo may just simply play games with your eyes.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
That link has now been bridged, albeit in a relatively uninteresting manner, by "Game Chest: Logic Games", a US$2.99 app that allows for turn-based chess matches between a PC and a Windows Phone device. After sending an invitation to an opponent via email, the PC user can play via a web interface.
Gaming via Xbox LIVE has long been a cornerstone of Microsoft's mobile strategy and the company has indicated that Windows Phone vs. Xbox 360 gaming is on the cards at some point in the future. As far back as December 2009, Microsoft demonstrated cross-platform games that work across Windows, Windows Phone 7 and the Xbox 360 with the user's gaming session maintained between all three platforms.
Monday, December 20, 2010
If discussing the googles best and worst for 2010. Google have accelerated its androids to keep in pace with iphone and appleThe Nexus One appeared Jan. 5 and Google never looked back. The company launched its Google Buzz social conversation service the following month as an alternative to Facebook, which this year emerged as the search engine's greatest threat. While Buzz hasn't exactly caught on with the majority of Google users, there are plenty of products and tools for the company to hang its hat on and be proud of this year, along with a bomb or two. Here eWEEK outlines Google's best and worst products and features of 2010. We tried to start with what we perceived as the best, then some middle of the pack items, and finally, the bombs. You won’t all agree with us, and you'll no doubt wonder where Caffeine and other improvements are on this list, but we tried to go with what users have told us and Google's own reporting about products as the deciding factors for us. Enjoy, and happy New Year
Saturday, December 18, 2010
now we have to wait n watch the launch of new windows8
Thursday, December 16, 2010
It appears though, that one specific Microsoft employee was not too careful with their LinkedIn profile, and had accidentally leaked some interesting details regarding Windows 8. According to his LinkedIn profile, which seems to have had many of its details removed, Robert Murdon has been working at Microsoft since January 2002. Windows 8 News managed to catch this on the Microsoft employee’s LinkedIn profile before it disappeared:
“Robert Morgan is working to get IA-128 working backwards with full binary compatibility on the existing IA-64 instructions in the hardware simulation to work for Windows 8 and definitely Windows 9.”Murdon seems certain that we will see 128-bit compatibility with Windows 9, while it appears that whether we will see it in Windows 8 or not is still uncertain. Coincidentally, many do believe that Windows 7 will be Microsoft’s last 32-bit OS. So could this mean we will see Windows 8 come in 64-bit and 128-bit flavors? Let us know what you think in the comments.
“Robert Morgan is using Hestia (custom software package) for experimenting with the processor for scientific analysis and 3D graphics. Error: Memory Latency? Always gotta be a challenge barrier, it’s gotta be a bug in Hestia. right?!”
“Robert Morgan is frustrated with process standards and regulations! Delays Delays!”
Google Dec. 6 trotted out its long-awaited and delayed Google eBookstore, offering hundreds of thousands of paid titles and more than 2 million free titles, totaling 3 million-plus works. With so many titles at launch, eBooks is certainly an aggressive alternative to Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iPad and Barnes & Noble's Nook electronic reading platforms. What differentiates Google eBooks from those services is that there is no dedicated device for the books to run on. Google encourages users to search and pay for hundreds of thousands of titles from publishers and read them on their desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Book content, which includes more than 2 million free titles scanned into the Google Books platform, is not tethered to specific devices, but procured from the cloud. Google did, however, provide free e-reader applications for the Android and Apple iOS platforms, allowing users to read books from Android handsets and tablets, as well as Apple's iPad and iPhone devices. These applications are available from the Google eBookstore here now. eWEEK offers a brief visual tour of what these apps look like on Android devices, iPads and iPhones.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Holiday season 2010 was supposed to be a shopping boom for smartphones and netbook computers based on Google's Chrome Operating System. The smartphone outlook is bright, as Apple's iPhone 4 is the best of its kind. Meanwhile, Android smartphones took off like a rocket, starting with the Motorola Droid last November and continuing on with the HTC Droid, Incredible HTC Evo 4G, Motorola Droid X and the Samsung Galaxy S devices. The netbook boom didn't happen. While smartphones rocketed, Apple went and upset that scheme in April by launching the iPad, the tablet computer that took the mobile computing world by storm. The machines sold millions of units, forcing Samsung, Archos, ViewSonic and others to crank up their touch-screen building engines. At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco earlier this month, tablets were everywhere. Also slowing the netbook roll is the fact that Chrome OS has been delayed for reasons unknown. So instead of showcasing netbooks this holiday season, eWEEK believes it is prudent to celebrate the devices that have made such an impact on the market. Here, eWEEK highlights the iPad, Galaxy Tab and some other choices to give tablet-curious consumers an idea of what they might get with the different machines.
Sony recently rvamped the Sly cooper game This Sly Cooper collection contains all three games in the series, all updated to support high definition graphics, PlayStation Move features, and 3D Stereoscopic support for those of us who have 3D TV. All three games were well received by both the gaming press and gamers in general when they were first released and it will be interesting to see if they have stood the test of time.1)Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
2)Sly 2: Band of ThievesBorn into a family of the world’s greatest thieves, Sly Cooper was given the Thievius Raccoonus, a family heirloom that is passed down from generation to generation containing all of their best-kept secrets. When a gang of ruthless villains steal the Thievius Raccoonus it’s up to Sly and his mischievous friends, Bentley and Murray, to reclaim the heirloom and restore honor to the family name.
3)Sly 3: Honor Among ThievesTaking place two years after Sly Cooper defeated Clockwerk for the Thievius Raccoonus, Sly Cooper and gang embark on a mission to rob the Museum of National History of Clockwerk’s parts. Upon arrival, Sly and friends discover the parts of Clockwerk are missing and embark on a quest to ensure Clockwerk is never reassembled.
The gang returns in the largest caper yet. Sly, Bentley and Murray assemble a crew of near friends and old enemies. Together, they attempt to unlock the one great secret Sly’s father kept from him for years – the Cooper family vault. With the tireless Carmelita Fox on his tail and a jealous and maniacal Dr. M attempting to loot the vault, it’ll take a team of skilled thieves to pull off this world class heist.Features:
Three PlayStation 2 classic hits on one Blu-Ray Disc
- Remastered in high definition for superb visual graphics and crisp picture quality
- PlayStation Move enhanced mini-games
- 3D enhanced for a thrilling gameplay experience
- Trophy support for all three games
Apple is a word that every one would choose when it comes for technology or gadgets.Apple is in the driver's seat when it comes to consumer computing, but it's also a force to be reckoned with for business IT, thanks in large part to its wildly successful combination of iPhone and iPad.If any company is associated with ease of use, it's Apple. There will be a great deal of attention on the company in 2011—between the second-generation iPad, the fifth-generation iPhone and Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion," I already have three major story subjects emerging, and I write this with December yet to start.
Building on Apple's success with the iPhone, the iPad may well single-handedly kill off the netbook computer as a platform, or at least reduce it to niche status. Analysts are falling over each other in their eagerness to guess the number of iPads that Apple will sell in 2011, but here's my answer to that question: Apple will sell as many iPads as its suppliers can build. If it can get 50 million units built, it can sell them.
The next iPhone will draw attention because Apple's handling of the iPhone 4's debut lacked the usual panache that I associate with the company. The mental images aren't terribly positive ones: a police task force seizing a journalist's personal and professional equipment after he returned a prototype device that had come into his possession, Apple CEO Steve Jobs' rebuttal of "You're holding it wrong" when confronted with reports of antenna issues, the manufacturing debacle that has so far stymied production of the white iPhone 4. I have to wonder if the company just had a bad year, or whether something more serious is going on.
I am, however, very bullish on what Lion could do to embrace touch-based interfaces, and in so doing possibly bridging the gap between the classic keyboard-and-mouse paradigm that we've lived with for more than a quarter-century and the touch-based interface that's moving up from the mobile device. I could see Apple selling a great number of MacBooks and MacBook Pros by incorporating a touch-screen keyboard, for example.
There you have it, in a nutshell: three products, from one company, and 12 months of 2011 to see how their stories will unfold.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
strawberies are a friut that almost every next person loves to enjoy it as much as i do technology have changed each n every bit of work load a peron have taken making it easire to easiest nowadays =) Janpan introduced a new robot who picks up strawberries and make it easire to pick and select the most good one in all =)Technology keeps on changing around as as every second passess Japan have introduced new technology for picking strawbeeries again a new invention for our farmers to ease their work