Saturday, July 31, 2010
For those of you out there who want to make full use of their unlimted 3G account, you might want to check out tethering the Samsung Vibrant to your computer without the need to root the phone. This method utilizes a USB cable which will offer Internet access to Windows XP and Windows 7-powered computers. Using Samsung’s own Kies software, it will perform all the tethering needs, as long as use the magic number to connect on T-Mobile USA networks - ‘epc.tmobile.com’ for the APN name and ‘*99#’ as the phone number. Check out the video in the extended post to go through the tethering ritual.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Remember the "car" that was found in Flintstones cartoons? Well, it has gotten a 21st century update in the form of the NoVelo, thanks to the efforts of Tim Turrini-Rochford, a student from the University of South Australia. This hybrid vehicle will be powered by human movement and electric power, where it is based on the body of a velomobile albeit featuring extra electric motors for high speed commutes. Relying on a parallelogram linkage which allows it to tilt through corners, the merging of a horizontal and vertical airfoil deliver better aerodynamics and enables the NoVelo to hit a top speed of 50kph thanks to its built-in 300W hub motor. Not exactly the set of wheels you will use to pick up ladies at a club (since it seats only one), but it could be a decent green alternative in overcrowded cities.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The Chevy Volt electric car was a concept as early as three years plus ago, but today, General Motors has turned that into a dream by rolling out this $33,500 green vehicle. How did we arrive at that figure? Well, it was slapped with a $41,000 price point, but that was before a federal tax credit. Each purchase will come with an 8-year and 100,000-mile warranty, making it qualify for a $7,500 federal tax credit. The Chevy Volt is expected to be delivered to your doorstep later this year if you are one of the 10,000 people who placed an order for it already.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Monday, July 26, 2010
One of the coolest things of the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight, was the Batpod, Batman's super cool bike. After the movie, we've seen many folks try and replicate such a design on their bikes, and now Pankaj Shah, a confessed Batman fan, has come up with his own Batpod replica, dubbed the PS-Pod. It looks slightly different from what we see at the movies, and obviously it doesn't sport any weapons, but it still looks incredibly cool, and we wouldn't mind riding to work on that.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
"We are approaching the end of this painful product transition at the high end of our product portfolio", says Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo. He continues with a prediction "delivering the N8, with a high-quality user experience, will mark the beginning of our renewal. We will achieve our potential and regain high-end leadership in our industry."
We absolutely want to give Nokia the benefit of the doubt, but at the moment, this seems like a very optimistic prediction from Nokia's CEO. Although the N8 looks very interesting, it has not generated "envy" and "desire" as other recent handsets did – although there are N8 clones already. More importantly, it is powered by Symbian 3, which we consider to be out of the smartphone operating system race at this point (the N8 is the last N-Series Symbian phone). The early N8 previews were not positive.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Remember the Nokia Kinetic handset that was covered a few days ago, where it will actually stand up from a lying position whenever there is an incoming call or text message? Well, it already comes with a prototype which cannot be turned on unfortunately. Just in case you were wondering how was it ever going to stand up without the help of pixie dust, it will rely on an electromagnet located in the phone's base. We can only keep our fingers crossed that this will be a prototype that will eventually be realized in solid, working hardware.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
While most folks have their attention focused on the iPhone 4's Death Grip issue, it seems that the freshly-launched Motorola Droid X is not without its own set of problems. Aside from the recent display issues, users are also reporting that the phone has difficulty connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots, and also encounters poor network performance once a connection has been established. According to affected users, changing the encryption from AES to TKIP seems to help, while other folks have also noticed that using 802.11g instead of 802.11n helps to reduce the occurrence of the issue too. Hopefully Verizon and Motorola will get to the bottom of this issue soon.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Apple has done it again, sending their stockholders into new euphoric highs with news of hitting a record $15.7 billion quarterly profit for its fiscal 2010 third quarter ended May 27, 2010. This is a result of selling 8.4 million iPhones in the quarter, an increase of up to 61% compared to over the year-ago quarter. Not only that, Apple managed to shift 3.27 million iPads within the quarter, which is no mean feat no matter how you look at it. On its way to break that record figure, Apple also sold 3.47 million Macs and 9.41 million iPods during the quarter. Well, kudos to those who have stuck with the company's stock long enough to reap a handsome profit at the moment. As for those who are thinking about jumping aboard the bandwagon, you might want to do your research thoroughly first.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
AMOLED displays are already pretty popular, so much so that it's a well known fact that Samsung has trouble keeping up with production of AMOLED displays. Despite that, the Korean manufacturing giant has its mind on creating an unbreakable AMOLED display. This is achieved by using a plastic AMOLED panel that is covered with a thin film transistor, and replacing the vinyl protection sheet with a polyimide film. If you're wondering what the result is, check out the video demonstration after the jump. Suffice to say, a hammer doesn't seem to be able to break this fancy AMOLED display. Samsung is planning to get this AMOLED display out within two years, and hopefully the company won't have any trouble maintaining its production capacity then.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
What do you do with your digital photo frame if you can't decide what picture to put on it? Well, if you had the WIN ACCORD DF10411-13 10.4-inch digital photo frame , you could always just have it double up as a USB monitor for a notebook, thanks to the bundled EzDisplay software. Aside from that, the device sports SD cards, MMC, Memory Stick readers and also USB flash drives. Pricing and release dates of this item hasn't been confirmed yet, but considering that the device got the seal of approval from the FCC, so hopefully it won't be too long to be able to be available stateside.
The recent Droid X bootloader controversy isn't the kind of situation that you want to be in, but despite that, Motorola seems to be going through a rather happy mood at the moment, especially since the Droid X managed to sell out all over the place. According to a statement released by the company, if the device attempts to boot with unapproved software, it'll go into recovery mode, after which you'll be able to reboot once the software is re-installed. Hopefully this doesn't become too troublesome an issue for the Android hacking community.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Now here's an interesting application if you happen to own a spanking new Samsung Galaxy S - we're talking about the Road SMS which is available exclusively via the Samsung Apps download store on the Galaxy S, which will create an optical illusion of the handset being transparent by overlaying a QWERTY keyboard on top of a live view from the phone’s camera. This basically allows you to text while walking, although your level of attention to what's going on in the background is much less than walking with both eyes peeled on the road totally, but at least it might give you some hope of avoiding an open manhole while texting.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
There are so many novelty USB devices out there in the market, but how often do you see one that's shaped in the form of several dice? It measures in at 61x20x20mm and weighs in at 15 grams. Compatible with PC and Mac, and sporting 4GB of storage space, it's a nice novelty gift to share with your friends or even for your own personal use. It's currently available for $19.00.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Have you ever been in a situation that you needed more plates or cutlery for your party, but were too lazy to walk to the store to purchase it? If we all had this device, dubbed the Joy Concept, we wouldn't have to walk to the store anymore. It's capable of creating a stack of plates or cutlery from almost nothing, using what it calls "Claytronic" technology in order to create what you want. The best part is, when you're done, you can just place the used dishes on the Joy Concept panel, and the plates and cutlery will be turned into particles to be used again later. Sounds pretty cool and very futuristic. Maybe we'll all have one of these in our homes in the future, it would make cleaning up after parties a lot easier in any case.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Do you have the nickname "Butterfingers"? Well, it won't bode too well if you happen to purchase the latest technology always, since dropping your phone for the first time is always a painful experience. The ArkHippo claims to be a case which is different on its own, made of a proprietary material which is somewhat similar to Crocs shoes, where you can drop it without too much worry, although having it fall from too high up might not be recommended unless you love replacing your touchscreen display all too often. More details such as pricing and availability to come soon.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Are you currently looking for a new "toy" now that you're about to enter the fabled middle aged crisis segment in your life? Well, the Fortune Hanebrink all terrain bike might just be the big ticket item you're looking for, where this zero-emission vehicle is powered by a 600W electric brushless motor that is powered by a 10Ah lithium-ion battery pack. A 14-speed gearbox will equip this bike, accompanied by carbon fiber bars and tubeless tires which ought to help you navigate through even the most difficult of terrains. Five lithium ion batteries ensures it won't run out of juice anytime soon, lasting up to half a dozen hours which is good for over 100 miles of riding. Best of all, it takes a mere 3 hours to fully recharge its batteries. The Fortune Hanebrink will set you back by around $5,500, hitting a top speed of 40 mph. Don't run over the kittens now with this!
Friday, July 9, 2010
If you tend to get around town on just two wheels and a whole lot of pedal power, chances are you hang out with a similar group of friends as well who don't mind sweating it out a bit just to do their bit for the environment when traveling. Well, there might be some of you out there who have experienced the pain of losing a bicycle to a thief, and perhaps the Halo bicycle lock concept could prevent such untoward incidents in the future. It comes with an Eye-Fi card that will allow it to send an alert to your smartphone wirelessly the moment your lock is tampered with - of course, this means you must always park within a free Wi-Fi zone for this to happen.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Seems that PSPgo owners who want to enjoy games such as the camera-driven EyePet PSP and Invizimals might be out of luck. Word is out that the console will not support the necessary camera, which was designed for pre-PGPgo models only. The slight bit of good news is that there is actually a converter cable that should do the trick, but it's currently only available in Japan. The camera should be available later this year, when Invizimals is launched in North America later this year.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
HTC Touch HD is multimedia mobile phone come with many outstanding features. The features of HTC Touch HD has amazing features like 5 Mega Pixel Camera, Touch Screen, 3.5G Connectivity, Quick Access of multiple application with one key, fast internet surfing, social networking websites quick access. So let’s talk about the price, features and specifications in details of HTC touch HD Smart Phone.
HTC Touch HD Features and Specifications
FM/Music/Audio and Video Player
Screen Resolution: 480 x 800 pixel
Camera: 5 MP with Zoom
Memory: Internal up to 288 MB and extendable by Micro SD
Battery Talk-Time up to 6 h and Standby Time up to 450 h
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
England took a massive step towards qualification for the 2010 World Cup with a sixth win in six games, against lively but limited Kazakhstan. With just Andorra at Wembley before the players hit the holiday beaches – as close to a formality as international football can offer – Fabio Capello's team can look forward to kicking off next season with a maximum 21 points and a passage to South Africa almost assured.
Gareth Barry scored the first goal, but picked up a booking that will keep him out of the next game. Yet, as England added further goals through Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard to set up what could be a record-breaking start by Wednesday night, they will not mind too much about that.
Perhaps there is nothing all that impressive about winning in Almaty – England beat the Kazakhs 5-1 at Wembley and Belarus managed a similar scoreline here – but after a long season and arduous journey, this fixture had all the ingredients for an upset. England were reminded of that with under a minute on the clock when Glen Johnson let Tanat Nusserbayer through on the left and John Terry had to step in to help Robert Green deal with the cross after the goalkeeper failed to collect it cleanly.
On his first international start, Green's confidence was further shredded when Sergey Ostapenko beat him to a free-kick at the far post 16 minutes later, only for the goal to be ruled out and the delirium in the stadium to be brought to a halt by an offside flag.
For all Capello's touchline consternation there was a jolly, end-of-season atmosphere from the start in a picturesque stadium, with the sun setting over the Tyan Shan mountains and ticketless locals making use of a nearby tower block to gain a view.
England eventually settled to play some football, though the first half-hour was frantic and formless enough to bring Capello to his feet on several occasions after he initially expressed displeasure with Johnson. "I was disappointed with the positions of some of our players, but it was hard to get the message across," Capello said when asked to explain why he had spent the first 30 minutes imitating Basil Fawlty on a bad day.
"I told the players beforehand that Kazakhstan would press us like that; we ought to have been expecting it, but when the first goal went in it changed the game." He stopped short of saying it was "bleedin' obvious", but four goals to the good can calm anyone down.
Neither side managed to keep the ball particularly well in the opening minutes and Barry had already been guilty of a couple of stray passes when he was booked in the 15th minute for pulling back Zhambyl Kukeyev. England needed to calm down, and calm the game down, and were grateful for the respite granted by a knee injury to Ostapenko and the striker's subsequent early departure.
When a Rooney shot from distance flew harmlessly over the bar, at least it was a sign England were moving in the right direction. Alexandr Mokin cleared straight to Heskey shortly afterwards and although the striker was not quick enough to return an immediate shot towards an empty net, he was unlucky to see his eventual effort rebound from the foot of a post.
Once England got a grip on what was always a physical contest, they were rewarded. Rooney and Theo Walcott began to get involved in the game – a promising run by Walcott down the right came to an end only when he showed too much of the ball to a defender – and a move instigated by Rooney for Ashley Cole down the left resulted in a corner from which England took the lead. Cole played the corner short and Steven Gerrard lofted a cross to the far post, where Barry made up for his earlier aberrations with a firm downward header.
There were only five minutes to the interval, but once the deadlock had been broken England relaxed and had a second goal by half-time. Not just any goal either, but Heskey's first in competitive England internationals since the 2002 World Cup finals. He will not get many easier chances to boost his England tally. Gerrard tried his luck with a long-range shot and Mokin dropped the ball at Heskey's feet. Even a finisher as notoriously erratic as Heskey was not going to pass up such an opportunity and he can now boast seven goals in 53 England appearances.
The urgency went out of the game in the second half, although interest was provided by Shaun Wright-Phillips replacing Walcott and proceeding to miscontrol virtually everything that came his way. That did not stop Rooney scoring his eighth England goal in his past six games with a spectacular bicycle kick, after his original effort had been beaten out following Johnson's run and cross down the right.
David Beckham came on once the match was definitely won, though there was still time for a Frank Lampard penalty after Heskey had been hacked down by Renat Abdulin.
In fact, there was time for a comedy pitch invader, who snagged himself in Green's net and saved the chasing police the trouble of catching him. That at least brought a late, rousing cheer from the home crowd. If England were not at their most convincing, the Group Six table certainly looks convincing enough. Climb to the top of the mountains here abouts and you can see Xanadu. If England make it seven out of seven on Wednesday, they can stake a similar claim.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
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Friday, July 2, 2010
The FCC recently check out a new Motorola smartphone known as Greco, where it will arrive on the market known as either the Quench XT3 and XT5, but unfortunately it is rather tricky trying to tell the difference between the two. Currently, the Quench is actualy the international version of the CLIQ XT. There is still no confirmation on which carrier Stateside will be offering this new phone, but at least we know it has been approved for WCDMA bands II and V which points toward AT&T. All in all, it would be a midrange handset that should be functional at best, so hopefully an official announcement will be made in due time for curious onlookers.