Monday, June 4, 2012

Asus Taichi: Laptop/Tablet Hybrid with Dual Screen.

Asus today at Computex 2012 revealed Taichi, a Windows 8 based Laptop with dual screen. Taichi is a device that will bridge the gap between laptops and tablets. With its double sided IPS display, you can use it like a ordinary notebook with the qwerty keypad and track pad and once you close the lid it will transform into a touch enabled tablet. There are two displays place back-to-back, and both can work simultaneously, each providing different content. This means two users can work on different applications at the same time.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Acer launches Windows 8 based Aspire S7 ultrabooks.

Acer has revealed a new range of touch enabled Ultrabook. The Acer Aspire S7 series will come with Windows 8 on it. So you will have to for it for at least October, as that is the time when Microsoft will release the final version of the next gen operating system.

Intel had promised a line-up touch enabled ultra-books this year and this seems to be the first one of them. With ultrabooks Intel will try and fight for the PC market share that has been lost to the likes of iPad and other Android tablets. It will also be a test of the new Windows operating

Friday, June 1, 2012

Sony launches 'made-to-resist' Water resistant phones.

Sony expanded its Xperia range of smartphones with two new additions, Xperia go and Xperia acro S. The unique feature of the phones is that they are water resistant ( watch the video below and comeback.) Not just that, it is also dust proof and something of shock proof. The phone is made to withstand daily life hurdles. The phone is slated to go on sale in the third quarter of 2012. Sony hasn't yet disclosed the price range for the phones.

Xperia go will have a 3.5" Reality display with Sony's Mobile Bravia engine. Xperia go will have a 1GHz dual core processor which will make it fast enough for the android operating system. On the other hand Xperia acro S will have 4.3" Reality Display with the Mobile Bravia engine. Acro S will have a faster 1.5GHz Dual core processor. Both the

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III to be launched in India today.

After a great launch event in London Galaxy S 3 launched in Europe on Tuesday. It will be launched today in India in the expected price range of Rs. 33,000 to Rs. 35,000. Samsung over took Apple as the world leader in smartphone sales in April this year. And Samsung is hoping to take it one step further with S3. Samsung Galaxy S3 already has 9 million pre-orders which makes it the top android phone. It even beat iPhone 4s which only had 4million pre-orders.

Galaxy S3 is packed with features. It features Samsung's quad core processor with 1GB RAM. It has an 8MP rear camera with zero lag shutter speed. The camera has features like face recognition and auto

Milagrow launches TabTop 7.4 Android tablet in India

Yet another android tablet has been launched in India. Milagrow launched India's slimmest tablet PC TabTop 7.4, which is just 6.5 mm thick. The tablet features Android 4 IceCream Sandwich operating system. It is a ready to use tablet with 55 pre-installed apps. TabTop features bi-lingual keyboard so users can type in Hindi as well as English.

TabTop 7.4 pretty much becomes the first tablet to have 4G connectivity (through external modem). It also supports 3G, 2G and WiFi connectivity.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Apple to launch Payment service soon. Apple Payment will also be avialable to third party websites.

The rounds of Apple to launch a payment service are making the rounds of internet for a while. But today I have got proof that it will be launched soon. I received a survey this morning asking my opinion if I were to sign up for Apple Payment if launched.Well I can't tell you the answer to that question, but what is important here is that Apple is doing market research and it is soon going to launch its service.During the service the name mentioned for the service was just Apple Payment. Various questions were asked regarding other payment services, such as Paypal, AlertPay and also about online stores which included Amazon, eBay, xBox Live etc.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The 'new' Bing with Facebook and twitter makes Google look Old.

Microsoft revamps Bing search engine.

Microsoft have done a major update to its search engine Bing. The 'new' Bing will have three columns, a wide left column, a small middle one and a gray column to the right. Now the grey sidebar is the interesting one. If you have been using Google while signed in a Google account you must have noticed Google shows results that your friends have '+1'nd. Now Microsoft have gone a step further and integrated Facebook, twitter and blogs in their search results. They

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Facebook to launch 'App Center'. Says not rival to Google Play or App Store.

Facebook today announced the launch of a centralized app store for its users. According to the blog post Facebook's app center will not be a rival to Google Play or the Apple App Store instead it will be a centralized hub for users to find apps. Facebook will help users find relevant apps according to their 'Facebook behavior'. Once user decides to install a app they will be redirected to Google play or Apple App Store depending on their device. Facebook invited users to submit their apps to the App center.

Every app will have a app detail page which will help user get details of the app. It is necessary to create the app detail page without which the app won't be listed. Facebook invited the developers to create the app detail page adding that priority will be given to pages submitted before May 18th. Facebook will review each page before listing the app.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Samsung unviels Galaxy S III, the iPhone killer?

Samsung today launched its flagship phone the Galaxy S III at an event in London. The first noticeable thing about it was the size of the screen. At 4.8" it is bigger than the iPhone. Galaxy S 3 will run on quad core processor to power the Android OS. The iPhone still runs on a dual core processor. Though all the extra computing power won't go in vain, as Samsung revealed loads of cool feature for the S III.

One of the features that got more attention than the others was S Voice. S voice is Samsung's version of the iPhone Siri. With S voice you can now command your Galaxy with your voice. If your phone is sleep just say "Hi galaxy" to wake it up. It now seems that touch input is a bit old and the future of smartphones and computer input will be your own voice. Now if you want to sleep a bit late than usual

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolian is now available for downloads.

The now long awaited Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has finally arrived and is now available for download. Don't let the term LTS confuse much, it just means Long Term Support. Open source software are released more frequently then commercial ones and because of this if you have an old version of open source software you are less likely to get support for it. Hence Ubuntu releases the LTS versions which help them provide support for the OS for a long term, in this case 5 years. So if you install Ubuntu 12.04 ( which I strongly recommend), then you can get support for any trouble for at least the next five years.