Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Xbox 360 Overtake Wii Position

In the event E3 video game expo held last month in the Los Angeles Convention Center, USA, exhibited a number of impressive new products. Among Kinect for Xbox 360 accessories that change the way play into the form of motion control, and a number of recent video games that are ready released.
One of the many hardware devices that stole the attention at the E3 event Xbox 360 is the latest design. Then a lot of people call it the Xbox 360 Slim, who attended more refreshed with a thinner profile, HDD storage capacity of 250GB, a five fruit USB port and built-in 802.11n WiFi. Console machine is offered at a price equal to the old console machine is more fattening, with bandrol approximately U.S. $ 299.
Redesign and new features being trigger for high sales of new Xbox 360. In fact, according to NPD Group's latest calculations, sales of Game in June 2010 which had dominated the Xbox 360 sales past Wii, so the first rank in addition to a portable console sales.
NPD found that console sales to grow about 35% compared to June 2009. But the overall gaming market is decreasing because of reduced sales of game software as compared to June 2009.
NPD also predicted interest in the PlayStation and accessories Microsoft Kinect Move would boost console sales. During the month of June the new Xbox 360 sold 451 700 units, the Wii and PS3 units sold 422 000 Move 308 800 units. Meanwhile, the Nintendo DS portable console sold 510 700 units and the PSP as much as 121 000 units during the month of June.

Thermaltake Element V NVidia Edition

Gamers and enthusiast PC users typically want a PC look more fashionable, for that they did not hesitate to seek additional accessories or even replace existing accessories with a more attractive appearance. Accessories generally the most attention is the chassis model.
For this reason many manufacturers are competing to create the casing with various features and models. One of Thermaltake, which has a portfolio as one of the best chassis manufacturer, today released the latest edition of the Elements series with the Nvidia Edition frill. Obviously this is a big fan of good news for Nvidia.
Actually, NVidia Edition V Element casing has been completed in production since six months ago, but they are waiting for the right time to launch it to the market. When this is the moment seems right. They sell this casing with a price range of $ 219.
This chassis specifically designed for fans of Nvidia graphics card. Thermaltake ensures that the casing with a full size tower with dimensions 532 (H) x 220 (W) x 537 (D) mm NVidia graphics card is able to accommodate the longest though.
To accommodate the needs of optical drives, this chassis provides drive bays 5.25 "as many as five slots. Do not forget slot 3.5 "to your hard disk, and additional slots 2.5" for other needs. At the top of the casing is available four USB ports and an eSATA connector.
Element V Nvidia has a cooling fan as much as four pieces. There is a section of casing with a size of 230mm sides, rear and front fan with a size of 120mm, while the uppers are sized 200mm fan.
In addition to the cooling fan, Thermaltake provides air ducts for graphics cards that are made through cooperation with the NVidia. Air duct serves to enhance the cooling process when the NVidia graphics card uses 3-Way SLI configurations. Another addition is a fan speed controller and a hole for the hose needs watercooler.
With an attractive model and the Nvidia logo and features pretty much expected, Element V Thermaltake Nvidia Edition can answer all the needs of gamers and PC enthusiasts. Bandrol price of $ 219 was reasonable considering the model and the quality offered.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

HP Smartphone Will not Use Windows Phone 7

Cooperation between Hewlett Packard (HP) and Microsoft on smartphone’s software development already end. After acquiring Palm, HP will ensure that only use a WebOS platform for smartphone devices and will not use the Windows Phone 7.

"Our goal is to focus resources and efforts to make WebOS as the best operating system," said Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP, as reported by PC Magazine, Sunday (07/25/2010). WebOS is the latest Palm’s smartphone platforms currently used in touch screen smartphone, Palm Pre and Palm Pixi.

The statement is perhaps not too surprising because HP was invest 1.2 billion dollars to acquire Palm. Previously, HP stated that the artificial Palm WebOS platform may be used in the product range of smartphones, tablets, and netbook.

This also shows the strategy of HP in the smartphone market with a single platform. For the tablet PC market, HP will continue to work closely with Microsoft and using Windows 7 for Slate tablets or enterprise class. For consumer grade tablet, HP uses WebOS. HP is also known to have been registered trademark PalmPad. There is no certainty whether the brand will be used for tablets or smartphone device.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Aluratek Libre : New & Futuristic E-book Reader

As I see it, there are three major players in the eBook reader biz: Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Borders. What do they have in common? They are all booksellers, and eBooks, not eReaders, are the big money-makers. That is why you see Amazon and Barnes & Noble scrambling to get their reader applications on devices like the iPad, which Apple positions as a Kindle and Nook competitor.

Amazon and B&N just want to sell eBooks, and judging from conversations I've had around the TechnologyGuide office, many on the TG staff wouldn't be surprised to see Amazon give away or heavily subsidize the Kindle just to get it in the hands of potential eBook consumers.

Because of this, Borders is in an interesting market position. They don't have their own branded device. Instead, the recently opened Borders eBook store works on a host of devices, including the popular Kobo eReader, Sony Touch, Sony Pocket and Aluratek Libre.

Of all the major eReaders on the market today, the Aluratek Libre is the least expensive, running only $120 through the online Borders Bookstore. Curiously, it's also available on Aluratek's site for $170.

Does "least expensive" also mean least capable? The Libre does not support WiFi and lacks any connectivity outside of a USB cable. Also, instead of the preferred eInk screen, it sports a five-inch monochrome LCD display.

Still, the Libre is presumably a Borders-approved eReader, and that puts it in direct competition with the Kindle and Nook. How does it compare? Read the Aluratek Libre eBook reader review to find out.

First, the Libre specs:

    * eBooks: PDF (Adobe Digital Edition DRM/non-DRM), TXT, FB2, EPUB (Adobe Digital Edition DRM/non-DRM), MOBI (non-DRM only), PRC (non-DRM only) and RTF
    * Images: BMP, JPG, GIF
    * Music: MP3
    * 256MB internal memory
    * 6 x 4 x 0.35 Inches
    * 7.6 Ounces
    * SD compatible to 32GB
    * Internal lithium-ion polymer battery

Ships with:

    * USB Cable
    * Power Charger
    * Hand Strap
    * Earphones
    * Carrying Pouch
    * 2GB SD Card
    * 100 public domain TXT eBooks, including Romeo and Juliet, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Pride and Prejudice

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Samsung Galaxy S i9000 : Powerfull Android Phone

Galaxy S Samsung i9000 is the latest Samsung mobile phone output with a very clear screen quality by applying the technology of OLED (organic light emitting diode). One could even say super crystal-clear because it uses AMOLED (Active Matrix OLED). Samsung i9000 S Galaxy is the Android platform-based phone made by Google. No half-hearted that used the Android 2.1, the latest version used by Nexus One artificial Google.
For specifications, Samsung i9000 S Galaxy has a 5 megapixel camera, aGPS, Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi b / g / n and supported processor 1 GHz Qualcomm's Snapdragon is the best processor for smartphones at this time. With a 4-inch wide screen, i9000 is the phone made by Samsung with the most wide-screen today. Equipped mDNIe technology (imagine the nature of digital mobile engines) that displays the photo naturally as possible. The technology is already used in LCD or LED screen made by Samsung.

Full Specification: